Working at Sidley Austin | Glassdoor

Sidley Austin Overview

Work Here? Start responding to reviews
www.sidley.com
Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
1866
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. With 1,900 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide, the firm has built a reputation for being a powerful legal adviser for global business. Sidley maintains a ... 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

Sidley Austin Reviews

3.6
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Sidley Austin Chair of the Executive Committee Carter Phillips
Carter Phillips
41 Ratings
  • Helpful (2)

    "Review from current associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    Extraordinarily collegial atmosphere; associates have quite a bit of flexibility and control over their schedule and work assignments, in part due to "free market" system of allocating work. If you want to work at a big law firm, this is a great one to choose.

    Cons

    Like any large law firm, very high hours requirements, not sustainable for most people in the long run. No matching 401k. "Unlimited" vacation, but uninterrupted vacation is hardly ever possible.

See All 162 Reviews

Sidley Austin Photos

Sidley Austin photo of: Sidley Austin LLP
See All PhotosSee All

Sidley Austin Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience
72%
18%
9%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
33%
27%
22%
5
5
2
2

Interview Difficulty

3.0
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy
  1. Helpful (1)  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Sidley Austin (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The process with the recruiter and following the instructions with submitting required personal information and taking the Predictive Index (PI) survey was a comfortable experience. Very disappointing experience with the hiring manager. The hiring manager was cold, no smile, was not welcoming, stone face, showed very little emotion, shared no information about the company. Seemed to me to be annoyed. I initialed a follow-up email with the recruiter to inquire about my interview status five business days after the interview only to be informed that they have decided to continue the search.

    Interview Questions

    • Very general questions about my experience   1 Answer
See All 43 Interviews

Sidley Austin Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at Sidley Austin? Share Your Experiences

Sidley Austin
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or