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Sidley Austin Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Nov 11, 2021

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  • "The people are great and are very helpful to each other.(in 50 reviews)
  • "The benefits are great and the organization is well known in the law industry.(in 44 reviews)
  • "Great culture and sense of collegiality(in 26 reviews)
  • "Good Pay (still offers Christmas bonuses and Vacation buy(in 16 reviews)
  • "Good salary then but raises were halted.(in 16 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Opportunity

    Nov 11, 2021 - Project Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, pay and benefits. Opportunities to work on high-quality project.s

    Cons

    Long hours with some expectations of answering emails outside normal work hours.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Office

    Sep 23, 2021 - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Engaging work; high caliber clients; great culture; market salary

    Cons

    Long hours; high billable requirement

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    like an associate

    Sep 6, 2021 - Summer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    long hours should be expected

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Associate

    Aug 16, 2021 - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay for the work you do.

    Cons

    There can be long hours.

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  5. 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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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Review

    Jul 2, 2021 - Project Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good people and nice benefits

    Cons

    long hours and projects can be repetitive

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  7. 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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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Hard for Minority Women

    Jun 6, 2021 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Caliber of clients and colleagues are great. You will generally get good work experience.

    Cons

    Long hours. Management favors non-diverse associates. Abusive culture towards junior associates. Only prioritize billing and do not care about work product. Run.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good law firm to work for

    May 31, 2021 - Legal Counsel in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Intelligent people, collaborative environment, good salary

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful work, tough to maintain work/life balance

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good company to work for

    Apr 23, 2021 - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Elite, professionalism, New York-based salary

    Cons

    Long hours, minimum billable hour requirement

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Sidley's Chief Information Officer, Vince Marin, has been recognized as "Chicago CIO of the Year" in the Enterprise category at the Chicago CIO Leadership Association's 2018 ORBIE Awards. Vince's peers selected him from more than 110 nominees that included CIOs from leading companies and organizations, including many Sidley clients. Congratulations to Vince and our worldwide IT team on this recognition.

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