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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Skadden Arps

Pros

Great people, cutting edge work.

Cons

None. Long hours but that's what you sign up for.

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    Support Staff

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Skadden Arps full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    In general, the hours are good for support staff and benefits are comparatively great among law firms.

    Cons

    Tons of politics. Much of the work is not appreciated or even acknowledged. The compensation is ok, but the bonus (if any) is rather low. Depending on the group, management is poor. The culture is mired in politics and the quality of work tends to suffer. If you are not a lawyer or want a career in law, then this place is not really meant for you. Internal conflicts are frequent and favoritism is rampant. If you are on the wrong end of the pole then the environment can be extremely uncomfortable. Also, there is very little mobility. Your best bet for a promotion is to leave the firm and go somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Prestige, Pressure

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Skadden Arps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big brand. Everyone answers your call. Everyone is intelligent and competent from the mailman to top partners.

    Cons

    No life. 24/7 on call. Weekends on call. Emails in the middle of the night. Screaming partners. Intimidating partners. Clients calling all hours of day and night. No work life balance. They basically own you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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