Cahill Gordon Reviews

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  1.  

    Top quality law firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cahill Gordon

    Pros

    Competitive pay, top tier attorneys

    Cons

    It is expected that attorneys work very long hours when necessary

  2.  

    Nice people, work is intense and monotonous

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cahill Gordon

    Pros

    Excepting Wachtell, top of the market compensation.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Distribute workload more equitably among junior associates. Be more transparent about firm's direction and decision-making.

  3.  

    CAHILL: WATCH YOUR BACK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tech in New York, NY

    I worked at Cahill Gordon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable, decent benefits, nice office space.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap and value your employees. Good people are hard to find.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the place to work anymore

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cahill Gordon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hard work but paid well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Cahill Gordon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours, expect to spend most nights there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    decent work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cahill Gordon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to show more appreciation towards individuals who have dedicated themselves to firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Cahill Gordon

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cahill Gordon

    Pros

    Good benefits are provided. Decent Hours.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight, Including useless management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard work, but good pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cahill Gordon

    Pros

    Good pay and good perks; friendly partners

    Cons

    Long hours; unpredictable work flow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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