Sidley Austin

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Sweat Shop

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I worked at Sidley Austin

Pros

Pays well and provides excellent benefits.

Cons

No job security and low staff morale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your staff and reward them by supporting them.

Doesn't Recommend
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79 Other Employee Reviews for Sidley Austin (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Lega Secy in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lega Secy in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Sidley Austin

    Pros

    Great rapport with colleagues. Employees work hard and play hard. They try not to let the work tie them down too much. They find a way to cope.

    Cons

    I can't honestly say there was a downside. However it could be dealing with some of the attorneys who can either make your job enjoyable or make it more difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sidley has maintained strong leadership over the years despite mergers and acquisitions. They know how to bounce back from difficult situations.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay and benefits, great firm/reputation, limited professional development and growth

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    Current Employee - Client Billing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Billing Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sidley Austin

    Pros

    Great pay for work being performed
    Great hours (35 hours/week), very little overtime required
    Smart managers and senior management
    Firm has a great reputation

    Cons

    Working as a non-attorney in a law firm greatly limits growth opportunities and skills development
    Limited professional growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was there at the beginning of the recession. Management was great at keeping staff informed through their decision making process. They limited their number of layoffs and were very fair to those they had to let go - 6 months severance pay with full benefits.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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