Sidley Austin Reviews

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Sidley Austin Chair of the Executive Committee Carter Phillips
Carter Phillips
22 Ratings
  • Friendly Biglaw

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly; there are very few psychopaths. Cutting-edge work at firm with midwestern values. Pays market-rate salaries and has great resources. Very fiscally conservative.

    Cons

    Bonuses are opaque and are generally lower than market rate. General lack of openness in management decisions. Technology is improving but still a step behind.

    Advice to Management

    Better transparency is needed and more focus on relationships between partners and associates. Formal mentorship program needs a drastic overhaul.


Sidley Austin Interviews

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    Legal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sidley Austin.

    Interview

    I went to a college Job Fair and interviewed with the legal manager for approximately 20 minutes. My second Interview was with multiple associates in person at the office.

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Sidley Austin Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality , Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality , Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.sidley.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1866
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. With 1,900 lawyers across 19 offices worldwide, the firm has built a reputation for being a powerful legal adviser for global business. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and ... More

Mission: Provide the highest quality of professional service to our clients; adhere to the highest ethical standards; offer our skills and talents for the betterment of the legal profession and the diverse communities in which we practice; maintain a culture of collegiality in which we help each other to best serve our clients, our profession and our communities; and develop, support and encourage new generations of lawyers to carry on our commitment to excellence, integrity, diversity and collegiality.

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