Cravath Swaine Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2020

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3.7
69%
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79%
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Cravath Swaine Presiding Partner Evan R. Chesler
Evan R. Chesler
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, most people are friendly and are dedicated(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay, great atmosphere, very hands-on experience(in 5 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Substantive experience early and often"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great substantive experience and client contact early on.

    Cons

    Hours can be very long and unpredictable

  2. "Prestige Prestige Prestige"

    4.0
    Current Employee - First Year Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant partners and coworkers, stable pay, lots of responsibility early on

    Cons

    Huge learning curve, sink or swim mentality

  3. "Good environment"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Paralegal 
    Recommends

    I worked at Cravath Swaine full-time

    Pros

    Overall positive work culture but depends on what practice group you’re in

    Cons

    Although most associates I worked with were awesome and very helpful, inevitably you come across 1 or 2 who are just not nice and like making rumors. But this is at any company

  4. "Chronically understaffed"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cravath Swaine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with some of the best and brightest on complex matters. Constant learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Disconnect between legal support department and attorneys. Severe understaffing and long hours.

  5. "Why I worked for Cravath"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bonuses Benifets ( 4 weeks vacation)

    Cons

    Long work day Lots of stress

  6. "Prestigious And Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, most people are friendly and are dedicated.

    Cons

    Micro managing style and overworked.

  7. "You work hard for your money"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Support staff stay for life at Cravath

    Cons

    You work like a race horse

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Assistant"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Administrative staff is super nice and you can make great friends.

    Cons

    Lawyers are rude and treat the admins like they are slaves

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary! And benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    People are not very nice, heads are pretty much all difficult to work with

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  10. "Great Place to Work but Low Work/Life Balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The firm works efficiently and the employees of the firm are all great people.

    Cons

    Very low work/life balance here

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