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Found 494 of over 548 reviews
4.2
83% Recommend to a Friend
93% Approve of CEO

Found 490 of over 548 reviews

4.2
83%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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Pros
  • "The people are great and are very helpful to each other.(in 56 reviews)
  • "The benefits are great and the organization is well known in the law industry.(in 49 reviews)
  • "Great culture and sense of collegiality(in 30 reviews)
  • "Great pay and a lot of benefits(in 21 reviews)
  • "Caliber of clients and colleagues are great.(in 19 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Review

    Dec 1, 2022 - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great firm to work at

    Cons

    Wish there were more Advancement opportunities

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Former

    Oct 25, 2022 - Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place, nice people good

    Cons

    Not best environment overall stress

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great people; super disorganized

    Oct 21, 2022 - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The vast majority of people are super nice, really care about each other, and are genuinely interested in doing a good job and improving the overall work environment.

    Cons

    The staff side of the house is VERY disorganized. Some departments have strong leaders who have a clear strategy in mind and a plan in place to achieve long term goals. Others… not so much.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Minimum stress so as perspectives

    Oct 17, 2022 - QA Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    laidback staff, flexible environment, generous PTO.

    Cons

    lack of own products and technologies. Very limited growth in tech roles.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work, tough lifestyle

    Sep 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Sophisticated clients Partners go to bat for you

    Cons

    Long, arduous hours Little social life

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Company

    Sep 13, 2022 - Human Resources Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely friendly, considerate workplace. Tons of benefits and great locations.

    Cons

    Hard to secure positions and not perfect atmosphere and teambuilding

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Finance/Accounting

    Oct 13, 2022 - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    avg pay and good benefits

    Cons

    pretty boring and lots of dram in management

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good job, probably not career

    Sep 17, 2022 - IT Service Desk Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, pay and benefits are mostly competitive, staff is professional and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Definitely feels like more of a call center than proper IT support most of the time. The Service Desk is very highly utilized for things that aren't typically considered IT in typical ITIL environments which makes it high volume and high stress especially during outages or major deployments. Advancement is more political than merit or seniority based, typical promotion opportunities are 3rd shift.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Aug 31, 2022 - Sidley Austin in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Solid benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing specific to Sidley that wouldn't be encountered at other large law firms

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  11. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Overall great

    Aug 27, 2022 - Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and promotional track.

    Cons

    Not applicable as far as I know.

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Sidley Austin has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 548 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at Sidley Austin to a friend and 85% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Sidley Austin employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Sidley Austin. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

83% of Sidley Austin employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sidley Austin 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Sidley Austin to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, management.

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