Shearman & Sterling
3.4 of 5 31 reviews
www.shearman.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 18, 2014

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80% Approve of the CEO

Shearman & Sterling Managing Partner Robert C. Treuhold

Robert C. Treuhold

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Better than you'd expect from a corporate law firm

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 5 years

Prosnice, smart people, very few "yellers", diverse/international population, opportunity to travel and to work on complex matters, language skills are valued

Conslong hours, navigating the egos of the rainmakers can sometimes be tricky, used to be cheap--but that is getting better, outdated offices

Advice to Senior Managementupdate the offices, focus more on Associate satisfacation instead of having to pay headhunters when we leave

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great place to work, and grow.

Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 3 years

ProsChallenging work, a lot of great experience can be gained by working for Shearman. This is one of the most top tier firms out there, we work on matters that you read about later in the news. Technology is first rate, more advanced than any law firm I've worked for. Remote access is second to none.

ConsLong hours, but overall, typical of a law firm in this class.

Advice to Senior ManagementNever forget how important our administrative staff is, without them, we could never get our job done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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New York, NY

I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunities to technology is not bad. We have access to latest equipment. Fellow non-management staff are a pleasure to work with.

ConsManagers and Director micromanage and only care about their own perception. Opportunities for career growth do not exist. Bonuses are very scarce and raises are small.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your workers to do their job and give them an opportunity to grow. Show them your appreciation by better salaries and not just a pat on the back.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad for a BigLaw firm

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time

ProsNice people and International work.

ConsToo much focus on billable hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to manage people better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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As good as it gets at a big firm

Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood mentors, interesting international work, strong diversity, high-profile deals, people are super friendly, market bonuses, no billable minimum

Conslong hours and unpredictable work schedule

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shearman & Sterling

ProsGreat money, mentally stimulating at times

Conslong hours, some tedious work

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 5 years

Prosinteresting work and great colleagues

Conslong hours and an unpredictable schedule (always on-call)

Advice to Senior Managementshare more info on the business with the associates

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, poor management in technology

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Shearman & Sterling as a contractor

ProsVery friendly environment, many long-time employees, great teamwork within each team.

ConsTechnology departments suffer from the most inept managerial staff. Obscene amounts of overlapping, redundant, and useless roles has made possible many long, drawn-out, and overblown projects, very poor decision making, and negative and conflicting attitudes resulting in teams not willing to work well with each other on critical issues.

Advice to Senior ManagementReevaluate and reduce yourselves before placing blame on others around you and below you for the sake of the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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challenging, but in a good way

Lawyer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 5 years

Prostalented lawyers; interesting deal work

Consno real work/ life balance;

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stable law firm

Administrative Staff (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 3 years

ProsShearman had good working hours for administrative staff, a stable work environment, high level of professionalism and a pension plan, and fair compensation.

ConsSome of the cons of Shearman is working for a firm is a different environment (each partner is considered a boss and an owner), not much room for advancement, merit increases are below average.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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