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Sidley Austin Reviews

Updated February 19, 2018
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Sidley Austin Chair of the Executive Committee Carter Phillips
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49 Ratings

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Pros
  • good work life balance but depends (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits for employees ok (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Long Hours / No Work/Life Balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Like any large law firm, very high hours requirements, not sustainable for most people in the long run (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Associate (Palo Alto)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, small team, close-knit community, excellent growth opportunities, interesting deals, good client exposure and mentoring. I highly recommend it.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any! This office is growing rapidly. I really do not have anything else to add. I just hope that they will keep up the good work.


  2. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    Great company with amazing benefits

    Cons

    Inability to work from home.

  3. "goods"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits for employees ok

    Cons

    Not really any thing to say

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  4. "Sidley Dallas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    New York market level compensation for associates

    Cons

    Long hours, night and weekend hours, sometimes under appreciated by partners


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    Salary , benefits, opportunity to make a departmet cohesive.

    Cons

    Its hard to be effective witb mo management support.


  6. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work -- atmosphere is amazing!

    Cons

    Traffic around building is hard


  7. "Global IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    Developing IT infrastructure to cloud environment

    Cons

    Deploying IT infrastructure to cloud

    Advice to Management

    IT environment needs more $$ allocated

  8. "eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    the money is pretty good

    Cons

    the work and creativity is bleh


  9. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sidley Austin full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly, helpful staff, good social events

    Cons

    Hard to get on cases of interest or find challenging work. Would like more women partners who can be mentors.


  10. "Practice Group Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Group Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Practice Group Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working independently
    Friendly environment
    Collaborating with Services

    Cons

    Salary could be a much higher

    Advice to Management

    None.


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