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Hard work, high rewards

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Skadden Arps

Pros

Compensation, dealflow, quality of work and scores of intimidatingly intelligent peers

Cons

Long hours and a culture of staying until the deal was done.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demanding and lack of work life balance, but good compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant

    I have been working at Skadden Arps

    Pros

    - Competetive salary
    - Supportive colleagues
    - Exposure to big law at one of the top corporate law firms in the world
    - Exposure to a variety of businesses

    Cons

    - Menial and tedious work
    - Not sure why you are being asked to do what you are doing
    - Demanding hours - working on weekends is not uncommon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication between management and legal assistants is required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Torture for money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Skadden Arps

    Pros

    resume building, alumni network, base salary

    Cons

    partners are not diverse (race, gender, sexuality). partners unable to change or take constructive criticism; they would rather you leave than them change. mostly good old boys at the top. some partners have refused to train or work with women or junior associates. respectful of some religious holidays and not others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take constructive criticism. create team collaboration instead of hierarchy. train and tame unreasonable clients. handle stress better.

    No opinion of CEO
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