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Updated Aug 3, 2022

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Pros
  • "The people are great and are very helpful to each other.(in 54 reviews)
  • "The benefits are great and the organization is well known in the law industry.(in 46 reviews)
  • "Great culture and sense of collegiality(in 30 reviews)
  • "Great pay and a lot of benefits(in 25 reviews)
  • "Brilliant colleagues with leading practices(in 15 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Best Law Firm I have worked at

    Aug 3, 2022 - Executive Legal Secretary in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Plenty of support in all areas, benefits and flexibility. Congenial work environment that is not stressful.

    Cons

    The multi-levels of secretarial supervisory management that is not necessary and a wasteful use of money. All that the secretarial management team does is hound you to enter your daily work tasks into their tracking system and keep track of leave requests.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing job experience before law school

    Aug 3, 2022 - Project Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people; great benefits; and the opportunity to hear about complex legal issues that give you a leg up in law school

    Cons

    Some tedious/monotonous projects; long hours even for support staff; and no guarantees of coming back as an attorney if interested

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company

    Jul 27, 2022 - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The energy is great, most people are so nice to be around

    Cons

    The people I’m around aren’t nice to be around

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Happy to be here!

    Jul 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay, Good culture & Great leadership

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at the moment.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jul 15, 2022 - Associate 
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    Pros

    Excellent prestige and culture, with respect for family life.

    Cons

    Long hours, like everywhere in big law.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place

    Jul 6, 2022 - Marketing Coordinator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly staff, free food in amazing caf and coffee bar, love the location of the nyc office

    Cons

    Realy hard to move up in the department, and raises are nominal

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good firm

    Jul 5, 2022 - Records Specialist 
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    Pros

    Good firm with great benefits. Handled COVID well through Fall 2021.

    Cons

    They talk a lot about work/life balance but aren’t as successful in maintaining it as they should. Really pushed for return to office in fall 2021 even though there were multiple office infections.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    None

    Jul 16, 2022 - Legal Secretary 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice colleagues, benefits and environment.

    Cons

    No hybrid work option offered.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Terrific place to work.

    Jun 27, 2022 - Knowledge Management Lead 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Sidley is a terrific place to work. The people from top to bottom are smart and dedicated to client service.

    Cons

    We can't wear shorts. LOL. This is a great place to work.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Very pleased

    Jun 27, 2022 - Partner 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very welcoming and collegial group. I'm very impressed with the strength of the firm and its talent.

    Cons

    It's a big place, so some of the bureaucracy moves a bit slowly.

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