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Updated Sep 27, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good firm, solid international reputation...can be rough hours

    Sep 27, 2021 - Associate 
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    Pros

    Good pay, talented lawyers, collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Some old school partners stuck in their ways, long hours, nights/weekends/vacations interrupted

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    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place to Start As Associate

    Sep 10, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Shearman is an excellent training ground with excellent clients and sophisticated work.

    Cons

    Long hours, work/life balance is skewed, and a bit of a grind.

    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Not the worst place to start out your legal career...

    Jul 13, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Smart people. Hard workers. Teams tend to be like little tight-knit families. Lots of very well-respected subject matter experts in the partnership.

    Cons

    Like with any Big Law firm, long hours are just par for the course. Can also be cut-throat depending on the practice you end up in.

    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Ok

    Mar 28, 2021 - Associate 
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    Pros

    The pay was decent and the work was decent

    Cons

    Incredibly long hours and not the best support

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    big law

    Dec 12, 2020 - Associate in New York, NY
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    Pros

    generally good people if you find a good team

    Cons

    some long hours but fairly typical for big law

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Usual big law experience

    Aug 16, 2020 - Associate 
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    Pros

    Nice people. Good atmosphere. Good firm.

    Cons

    Long hours- no work life balance

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Oct 14, 2008 - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    When you decide to work at a law firm--no matter what position--you are going to work hard/long hours. That being said, Shearman & Sterling really makes the best of it. The work will be interesting and you will get responsibilities right off the bat. I find that the people I have worked have all been great--wonderful to learn from, eager to explain things and always willing to answer questions. What more can you ask for when you are just starting out? Vacation time is also respected. This is something that probably can not be said about most firms. If you book a ticket/have weekend plans to go away, the people you are working for will not have a problem with it (if it is cleared in advance) and you will generally be left alone while on your trip.

    Cons

    The downsides of working at S&S are probably pretty similar to the downsides of working at any law firm. You will have long hours and a lot will be expected of you all of the time. Working hard isn't really a downside I guess, but sometimes it would be nice to work a few less hours in a week.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Better than you'd expect from a corporate law firm

    Mar 18, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Pros

    nice, smart people, very few "yellers", diverse/international population, opportunity to travel and to work on complex matters, language skills are valued

    Cons

    long hours, navigating the egos of the rainmakers can sometimes be tricky, used to be cheap--but that is getting better, outdated offices

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Former Contractor, less than 1 year

    A good place to work where your professional dignity is not diminished

    Jun 13, 2014 - JD Reviewer in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Do your work and no one will stress you

    Cons

    No long hours for temp workers that may want to make money by working long hours

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  10. 5.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    Good place to learn

    Jun 3, 2014 - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Learning: you learn a lot from experts; Training: you develop your overall skills People: valuable network Salary: decent pay

    Cons

    Working hours are long, as you can expect from a job at a law firm but still better than investment banks or consulting firms

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