Shearman & Sterling Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2020

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3.2
48%
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Shearman & Sterling Global Managing Partner David Beveridge
David Beveridge
35 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Fun and fast-paced"

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

    I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I work with a lean but highly collaborative, intelligent, hard-working and friendly team. The lawyers are very responsive, respectful and reasonable. The admin staff is friendly and helpful. This is the right place for a motivated individual. The firm is growing rapidly.

    Cons

    Technology is lagging, but efforts are being made to improve this.

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  2. "great place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Attornye 

    I worked at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very smart colleagues; interesting work

    Cons

    I have no issues with the firm.

  3. "Unstable management"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Elite law firm with smart people

    Cons

    Management, office environment, transparency, and benefits

  4. "Good salary, inflexible culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers who have become friends

    Cons

    Typical law firm environment, hierarchical

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  5. "Great Work, Poor Facilities, Little Room for Advancement at Senior Levels"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counsel in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Top notch work, top banking clients.

    Cons

    Poor facilities and little to no room for advancement at the senior levels.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Administration"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Shearman & Sterling full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Very stuffy standoffish culture and environment.

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  7. "Good firm, but biglaw has its (known) drawbacks"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart colleagues and interesting work. Great pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, often thankless. Stressful.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice co-workers, hardworking teams"

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

    I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, very diverse, a lot of attention paid to mental health

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of transparency, technology is lagging

  9. "Drama"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced and a lot of room to learn.

    Cons

    Partners are disrespectful and rude. No empathy. Hours are long and grueling.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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

    I have been working at Shearman & Sterling full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bonus, decent raises, friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Bad management. Most of management does not support the staff. Bullying. Some management has no business being in their position.

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