Shearman & Sterling

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Long hours but nice environment

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

I worked at Shearman & Sterling

Pros

White shoe firm with good reputation
Very nice employees

Cons

Very long hours and sometimes one does not really understand why

No opinion of CEO

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    Fine first job for recent grads, but expect long hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Shearman & Sterling

    Pros

    A decent place for recent grads to start career.
    Firm carries some name recognition.

    Cons

    Management promises the world and expects you to sacrifice all to make it happen.
    Long hours with little regard for your personal life.
    Bonuses are small compared to similar work in other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's sometimes more than one way to accomplish an assignment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a place with particularly nice people or mentoring

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

    I worked at Shearman & Sterling

    Pros

    Top Pay
    Good Quality Work
    Prestige- they think they are more important than they are, but they still get top work
    Smart People

    Cons

    No culture of niceness or mentoring
    Generally fairly cheap compared to other law firms (no real holiday party, crap food at events)
    Huge cutbacks to summer associate program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to actually develop your associates through mentoring and teaching. Associates shouldn't be teaching themselves how to do deals. If you're too busy to work with them, senior associates should be assigned to those deals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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