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Updated Jul 23, 2021

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4.1
83%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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Michael Schmidtberger
105 Ratings
Pros
  • "Sidley offers great benefits and a positive work environment(in 20 reviews)

  • "Very diverse law firm and are committed to inclusion(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No control over the matters you handle; long hours; Less on-the-ground experience(in 34 reviews)

  • "Even if stressful situations arise as they often do in a law firm environment(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work at.

      Cons

      No cons for working at Sidley.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good culture for Big Law

      Jun 24, 2021 - Marketing Coordinator in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive team, good work-life balance, and strong benefits. Most lawyers and staff are very kind and respectful. Some turnover expected, but many staff have a long history with the company.

      Cons

      Like many large companies, it can feel like there is separation between local offices and upper management at times. Occasionally have to deal with big personalities or last minute "emergencies" that may disrupt other work.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Firm

      Jul 8, 2021 - Corporate Paralegal 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, manageable workload, great mentoring, ability to expand knowledge base

      Cons

      Compensation adjustments depend largely on hitting billable hour numbers

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place To Work

      Jun 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Intelligent people, contributions are acknowledged, interesting work, great atmosphere, exceptional benefits

      Cons

      Work long hours, always connected

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Associate review

      Jun 29, 2021 - Associate in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart and nice group of people

      Cons

      Unpredictable hours and hierarchical for matters

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jun 25, 2021 - Information Governance Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Treats employees very well Strong culture

      Cons

      Can be a bit conservative on technology

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jul 8, 2021 - Records Assistant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      In general a great place to work with great people

      Cons

      None for me in my department

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great firm for marketing

      Jun 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They empower their employees to succeed.

      Cons

      Segregation of lawyers to professional staff.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Culture

      Jun 2, 2021 - Project Assistant in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supporting and appreciate attorneys and staff. Long hours but good people. Management is a bit detached from the group but attorneys are wonderful.

      Cons

      Long hours at times, although compensated

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good firm

      Jun 6, 2021 - Senior Counsel in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good values, smart people, humane

      Cons

      None that are worth noting.

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