Kaye Scholer

www.kayescholer.com
Profile Unclaimed

Kaye Scholer Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
23 Reviews
3.3
23 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Kaye Scholer Managing Partner Michael B. Solow
Michael B. Solow
7 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Overall, a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Attorneys are approachable, open to new business development initiatives. A really great group of people in the business development department.....However, there was no head of the department for nearly a year, which made long term planning difficult.

    Cons

    Very antiquated technology (working remotely was nearly impossible). When I left, they had just hired a CIO from Dewey, so that may no longer be a problem.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice people and pleasant work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Kaye Scholer full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall the work is fair and the hours are what you would expect from a large prestigious law firm in New York. I've been given a lot of responsibility right from the start and have been rewarded for it. It's really about what I expected.

    Cons

    If you are not interested in working hard, you aren't going to be happy here but management tries to be fair and this is not a place where people are all work and no play.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I worked in a staff attorney position in the litigation department.

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

    I have been working at Kaye Scholer full-time

    Pros

    Demanding but extremely reasonable bosses. They do not care about you law school credentials. They care about your work product. Fulfilling work. Understandable hours - if it is busy, be there and work hard; if not, take advantage of it.

    Cons

    Not always the most convivial atmosphere, which is understandable. Some people keep their heads down and doors closed. But that is not everyone.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rough place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaye Scholer

    Pros

    Salary is New York market rate.

    Cons

    Hours are grueling and the people are difficult to work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Business Development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kaye Scholer

    Pros

    Nice office, partners, co-workers, time-off

    Cons

    Not really sure; haven't decided

  7.  

    very nice company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Porter
    Former Employee - Porter

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the people are vey nice and there as a team.

    Cons

    to move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I had a Great experience with this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting in New York, NY

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good with this company

    Cons

    Greedy Attorneys ruined it for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay low. Don't rip off the company!

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Associate

    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Kaye Scholer full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very . Interesting work when available.

    Cons

    Not enough work to keep everyone busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on bring in more clients.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So a recruiter called you with a hard sell?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was competitive. That is all.

    Cons

    Very boring work environment, lack of innovation, people are resistant to change in an industry that is rapidly transforming, lack of a clear goals and vision, no communication from upper management throughout the firm to associates and personnel, No one wants to be here, the culture is stale and dull.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is time to innovate. That is all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Legal Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive corporate culture and competitive pay with very generous vacation time.

    Cons

    Long hours and little control over personal life.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Kaye Scholer? Share Your Experiences

Kaye Scholer

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.