Compare Sidley Austin vs Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom BETA

See how working at Sidley Austin vs. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Sidley Austin vs. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Sidley Austin

Employee Ratings

  • Sidley Austin scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 477 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 410 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Sidley Austin employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Sidley Austin employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
Sidley Austin employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Sidley Austin employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Sidley Austin Ceo Michael Schmidtberger
96%
96%Michael Schmidtberger
Sidley Austin employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Ceo Eric Friedman
91%
91%Eric Friedman
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Sidley Austin employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
91%
Sidley Austin employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
74%

Salaries

Sidley Austin has 163 more total submitted salaries than Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate156 Salaries
$245,549/yr
Associate Attorney131 Salaries
$232,592/yr
Administrative Assistant5 Salaries
$67,293/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate204 Salaries
$249,102/yr
Attorney193 Salaries
$268,805/yr
Executive Assistant9 Salaries
$92,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Sidley" was the most mentioned Pro at Sidley Austin.
  • "Attorneys" was the most mentioned Pro at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom had 18 more reviews than Sidley Austin that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Sidley"(in 34 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 23 reviews)
Pros
"Attorneys"(in 32 reviews)
"Support staff"(in 21 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 50 reviews)
"Law firm"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 68 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 30 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Executive Legal Secretary

I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Plenty of support in all areas, benefits and flexibility. Congenial work environment that is not stressful.

Cons

The multi-levels of secretarial supervisory management that is not necessary and a wasteful use of money. All that the secretarial management team does is hound you to enter your daily work tasks... into their tracking system and keep track of leave requests.

Advice to Management

Cut out the middle secretarial management team as it is a huge waste of money and time. The team generates busy work with no payoff on the upside (i.e., problem solving, hiring and effective... onboarding processes)

Former Employee - Associate

I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time for more than a year

Pros

The other associates and partners were very nice which made the long hours easier.

Cons

Like at any big law firm the hours are very long.

Job Postings

Sidley Austin has 68 more recently posted open jobs than Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
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