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Former Employee - Associate  in  London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

Excellent compensation. The best legal minds in the business. Collegial atmosphere - think "corporate family". Access to really interesting and cutting-edge work.

Cons

Prepare to live in the office, and be on call 24/7 if you want to get ahead. Not that friendly to women when it comes to making partner (with the exception of the NY office).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put in place some career mentoring programs for women and minorities in particular.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demanding and lack of work life balance, but good compensation

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    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
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