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Sidley Austin Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
With a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international legal landscape, Sidley has built a reputation for being a powerful legal adviser for global businesses. With more than 2,000 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide, Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality ... Read more

Mission: Provide the highest quality of professional service to our clients; adhere to the highest ethical standards; offer our skills and talents for the betterment of the legal profession and the diverse communities in which we practice; maintain a culture of collegiality in which we ... Read more

Company Updates

  • 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.

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Sidley Austin – Why Work With Us?

We are proud to offer lawyers and professional staff myriad opportunities to apply their talents toward important, challenging projects on a global stage. Our culture of collegiality attracts people with diverse skills and backgrounds who are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service. Lawyers and professionals at all levels treat each other with a friendly and genuine respect and value the skills and knowledge that each team member brings to the table.

Our reputation for excellence is built upon a foundation of hiring the best people and providing them with outstanding training. We are dedicated to providing resources and support to enhance the career satisfaction and ongoing development of our lawyers and professional staff.

Sidley Austin Reviews

  • "Great Place To Work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Houston, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time (More than 3 years)


    Very friendly, supportive environment
    Excellent training
    Beautiful and functional work space (standing desks, ergonomic chairs)
    Political discussion is not encouraged (previously, I worked in an environment where the managing partner had to send a firm-wide email to get employees to tone down the political rhetoric, as it was poisonous to the office climate)
    Excellent benefits (exceptional healthcare plan, vacation time, support services, pension)
    Supportive HR
    Appreciative group of coworkers


    Never really "off" from work

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Sidley Austin Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Corporate Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sidley Austin (New York, NY) in January 2017.


    Applied through a head hunter, then brought in to meet paralegal manager. I also met with a partner and associate. All were warm and engaging. Very focused on getting the job done. No nonsense firm with a culture that seems very open to women and minorities. The process took a total of two weeks.

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Sidley Austin Awards & Accolades

  • LearningElite Gold, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, 2018
  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, 2018

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