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How is management perceived at Sidley Austin?

31 English reviews out of 31

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August 3, 2022

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)

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.

August 3, 2022

Reviewed by: Executive Legal Secretary in Washington, DC (Current Employee)

May 12, 2021

Pros

All of the managers are super nice, building is so nice and clean, cafe has free meals during covid

Cons

none, i could not think of one

All of the managers are super nice, building is so nice and clean, cafe has free meals during covid

May 12, 2021

Reviewed by: IT Intern in Chicago, IL (Current Intern)

May 11, 2022

Pros

- Free food - Great benefits - 35 hours a week will chunk salary down unless you take on extra tasks to bridge that 5 hour gap which isn't always possible - work from home 4 days a week

Cons

- 35 hours a week can chunk your salary down a lot. - Very empty offices as most people are working from home management is kinda supportive but they tend to give you tasks you aren't trained on quite frequently. Someone who loves inputting data in all day would be great for this postion

Advice to Management

- Keep track of what new hires are trained on so they don't get tasks that they aren't trained on and get overwhelmed. - Increase salaries. Previously I worked for 25hr an hour which isn't bad but when you factor in that it's only 35 hours a week the yearly salary comes out near 45k a year. 45k year for this position is far too little to keep anyone in the position long term. You keep having to bring new people on and temps on to fill the gap. It is expensive to hire and retrain people for this position. Plus they are going to tax your current staff's energy. Bring the position up to 55k a year. If you need to adjust the hours to do that so be it.

management is kinda supportive but they tend to give you tasks you aren't trained on quite frequently.

May 11, 2022

Reviewed by: HRIS Assistant in Chicago, IL (Current Employee)

August 22, 2021

Pros

vacation time is great, cafeteria with lunch room- the food is amazing and at great prices. Lets everyone know when office closes early or when things are going on. Great events and holiday parties. Great health benefits. Beautiful cubicles. Lovely lounges. Great gym. Amazing reputation

Cons

The company communicates well but depending on your supervisor or manager the communication can be very lacking. Company has so many pluses and an amazing reputation, but management needs to do better on when some people in higher positions are not doing what they are supposed to do.

Advice to Management

I left because i felt my direct management didn't communicate well and things that they were doing were know by others and they just allowed it to continue. Law firm is really amazing but one or two bad people in management ruin the great place.

The company communicates well but depending on your supervisor or manager the communication can be very lacking.

August 22, 2021

Reviewed by: Anonymous in Chicago, IL (Anonymous Employee)

December 10, 2020

Pros

Great management team, flexible work options

Cons

Bonuses for staff could be larger

Great management team, flexible work options

December 10, 2020

Reviewed by: Legal Secretary in Palo Alto, CA (Former Employee)

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    Sidley's Chief Information Officer, Vince Marin, has been recognized as "Chicago CIO of the Year" in the Enterprise category at the Chicago CIO Leadership Association's 2018 ORBIE Awards. Vince's peers selected him from more than 110 nominees that included CIOs from leading companies and organizations, including many Sidley clients. Congratulations to Vince and our worldwide IT team on this recognition.