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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Avoid. That's it; that's the tittle.

    Mar 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The money depending on the role is better than some other places and currently they have free food in the cafeteria. That's it.

    Cons

    Undynamic, rigid, stale, isolating, backwards company. This place is stuck 20yrs in the past and is straight out of the movie Office Space. It's so unbelievably mind numbing. The office politics in laughably pathetic and petty - more than usual. Multiple things I was told in the interview turned out to not be true. Micro managers galore. I honestly don't see how this place is going to survive as anyone who has perspective and seen how modern companies operate are going to head for the door after their first week at Sidley and Austin. I can keep going but you get the point. Even if you're desperate for a job, don't bother here.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Sidley Austin LLP

    Feb 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and diversity

    Cons

    Office politics, office bullies (attorneys and staff)

    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Benefits Deadly politics

    Feb 26, 2018 - Applications Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits even a pension if you can hang on three years. Work with some great people.

    Cons

    Office politics are the murkiest I have ever seen. Inconsistent and outdated procedures.

    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Management needs to improve dramatically

    Jun 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    New coffee machines are ok I suppose.

    Cons

    Currently working here so not a disgruntled employee, the management is horrendous. Job roles are not clear, 100% silos between departments, and the office politics is unbearable. Everyone feels entitled and no one is capable of assuming responsibility. You will get thrown under the bus at the first opportunity. Culture is non existent. There are no team building events, no sense of collegiality, and if you’re not a lawyer, you’re quickly disregarded.

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    14 people found this review helpful
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