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Initial steep learning curve with limited support

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Shearman & Sterling

Pros

Good pay and nice colleagues.

Cons

Disorganised senior management, lack of support

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Shearman & Sterling

  1.  

    good job

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant

    I have been working at Shearman & Sterling

    Pros

    good people, and good experience. this is a job to get right out of college to prepare for grad school or another career

    Cons

    tough hours, sometimes tough attorneys to work for. Salary is ok for the job. Sometimes you end up dealing with menial tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No real advice. The legal assistant program is run pretty well and I think it sort of runs on its own.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Grueling

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Summer Associate
    Former Employee - Summer Associate

    I worked at Shearman & Sterling

    Pros

    Pay was great. The people there are quite capable. The attorneys really know what they're doing and they sometimes have time to help.

    Cons

    The hours are long. I was looking at 9:30-9 on a consistent basis, and often til 12 or 2. Expect 12 hour days to be a given. Weekends, kiss goodbye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partners want their profit. You're expendable. You'll pick that up immediately. You're made to feel like the only valid feeling is grateful you have a job. This in turn justifies the hours. I'd happily take a hit in pay if it meant less hours.

    Disapproves of CEO
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