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Great law firm.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Skadden Arps full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Lots of high profile deals. Smart people. Great training. Some people and groups are really nice. Hours are not bad compared to the sweatshop reputation.

Cons

Some people are hard to work with - which you will find in all law firms. The firm is not really a market leader in compensation any more. Coffee could be better at the firm.

Other Employee Reviews for Skadden Arps

  1. Incredibly challenging and rewarding. Work among the best and at cutting edge of legal profession

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, experience, training, quality of work

    Cons

    Hours are long, work-life balance hard to come by (not much different than any other top tier firm)


  2. Helpful (1)

    Bring your blackberry with you when you go to lunch -- or on vacation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Demanding but professional work environment, on the attorney side. Opportunities to work in different practice departments. Opportunity for professional growth if one is willing to step up and accept projects.

    Cons

    HR does not communicate well with support staff, people looking over their shoulders waiting for the axe to fall. Focus is on work, not personal life -- overtime is the norm. Everyone works hard, which is hard on everyone.


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