Sullivan & Cromwell
3.4 of 5 29 reviews
www.sullcrom.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 27, 2014

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64% Approve of the CEO

Sullivan & Cromwell Chairman Joseph C. Shenker

Joseph C. Shenker

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great experiences at Sullivan & Cromwell.

    Document Review Attorney (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe people there are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I have worked there as a paralegal and also continued to work there when I passed the bar and became admitted. I still have good friends that currently work there.

    ConsThere were only a few instances where I would come across a bad apple that would create a toxic atmosphere for those of us that came to work. However, that would be quickly remedied by the leadership there which wanted to a positive atmosphere which would allow people to prosper and enjoy their experience working there.

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

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    It is what it is

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are very smart and hardworking, high profile deals and good perks/job security. No FaceTime req

    ConsCrazy hours, very demanding, no respect for personal time, your clients make more $, don't work as hard and aren't as smart...

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou don't need any advice. It might not be a great place to work, but there will always be lines of people willing to be treated like crap for prestige. Keep screwing us....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging but Rewarding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProfessional development, team work and comaraderie.

    ConsNot enough hours in a day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more help

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat salary, smart colleagues, exciting work

    ConsLong hours, lack of transparency into management

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

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    Challenging firm with very autocratic management style.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocation, location, location sums it up.

    ConsAutocracy and upper management greed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little receptive to a divergence of opinions in management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work as far as big law firms go

    Associate (Current Employee)

    Prosrelaxed atmosphere, great people, somewhat flexible

    Consneurotic, long hours at times, expectation of always being on call

    Advice to Senior Managementstaffing of cases is somewhat random. would be great to have a larger variety and more responsiblity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Cream of the Crop

    Clerk (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsExcellent pay and benefits. There is no more prestigious law firm in the world, and the quality of the staff, both legal and non-legal, is unmatched.

    ConsSince the Firm has such a stellar reputation, the work requirements can be challenging. All employees are expected to sacrifice when it is needed. It is a no nonsense, no excuses kind of place. The pressure is high.

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

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    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat place to get top notch training and work with some very smart and talented people. Salaries are also very good.

    ConsAlthough officially, billable hours are low compared to other large law firms, if you plan on advancing in your career at S&C, ensure that your billable hours are high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluations should be on an on-going basis and not just at the end of a cycle -- this would avoid surprises and allow people to adjust during the year.

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    Good work, really bad work/life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTop clients, high profile matters

    ConsPoor work life balance generally speaking

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    Great firm, but excessive old mind management is a major problem. The firm needs to invest in technology of today.

    Staff Member (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat firm, good pay, excellent benefits.

    ConsThe work can be demanding and time consuming for all employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many Managers consumed with the budget. The firms money needs to be invested in technology. Younger Partners should be involved with reshaping this firm.

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