Cahill Gordon
2.8 of 5 9 reviews
www.cahill.com New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jan 21, 2014

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Jonathan D. (Jon) Thier

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Top quality law firm

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive pay, top tier attorneys

    ConsIt is expected that attorneys work very long hours when necessary

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    Nice people, work is intense and monotonous

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcepting Wachtell, top of the market compensation.

    ConsSink or swim culture dominates. Some partners are terrible managers. Shared offices for junior associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDistribute workload more equitably among junior associates. Be more transparent about firm's direction and decision-making.

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    CAHILL: WATCH YOUR BACK

    Tech (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStable, decent benefits, nice office space.

    ConsNo one cares about the employees, little to no growth for upward mobility, the senior authority only cares for themselves. Overworked, underpaid. Office politics are sticky and people are too nosy. It's like high school.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being cheap and value your employees. Good people are hard to find.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the place to work anymore

    Legal Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe cash bonuses but compared to other companies it's not that much.

    ConsThe attorneys for the most part are jerks. It's rare to have a really nice, down to earth attorney, for the most part they treat the secretaries with little to no respect. Treat the staff poorly. The attorneys are treated on a different level. The salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge hard work that the staff perform. Treat all staff members the same, if you request one to be on time request all. Certain people should not be penalized for arriving on a rare occasion 10 minutes late while others arrive almost an hour late. Also, just because an employee "can handle difficult people/attorneys" don't punish them by making them work for these difficult people while they ate basically being harassed on the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work but paid well

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCahill paid great bonuses, and had competitive benefits. Great tech stipend. Rewards associates for the long hours.

    ConsLong hours, expect to spend most nights there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening to your associates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    decent work environment

    Legal Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood overall benefits package (flex-spending, medical and dental insurance) friendly coworkers, job stability, and vacation time

    Conslack of proper training, seems management doesn't value staff, considerably low salary, small raises, practically zero opportunity for growth

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to show more appreciation towards individuals who have dedicated themselves to firm

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The trickle down from the top basically doesn't exist.

    Associate Attorney (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe prestige of the place is still great if you're in New York and they're working on high level and high profile deals.

    ConsVery little transfer of recognition in other markets and the deals are few and far between. The laissez-faire approach is really code for lack of structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to put more focus on the actual development and support of young attorneys. It's telling that in this crazy economic climate young associates are walking away without a new position lined up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay Away!! There are so many better law firms to choose from.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood benefits are provided. Decent Hours.

    ConsBehind in Technology, Slave labor, Very Disrespectful, Very Cheap.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the dead weight, Including useless management positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work, but good pay.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay and good perks; friendly partners

    ConsLong hours; unpredictable work flow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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