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3.9
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91% Approve of CEO

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3.9
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with and unparalleled cases/experiences.(in 51 reviews)
  • "Good benefits(in 33 reviews)
  • "good salary and very prestigious M&A practice(in 19 reviews)
  • "They offer good pay and raises if the work excels.(in 14 reviews)
  • "great support staff(in 13 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours and sometimes weekend work(in 56 reviews)
  • "No work life balance.(in 17 reviews)
  • "I am not averse to long hours for adequate compensation so that is not a problem for me at all.(in 15 reviews)
  • "Incompetent and abusive management have micromanaged the office to death.(in 11 reviews)
  • "Law firm office managers always seem fairly clueless as to how the firm actually makes money and how the work gets done.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Company

    Dec 29, 2022 - Conflicts Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great firm to work for. Flexible Great working environment

    Cons

    No cons to share at this point

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great learning experience

    Feb 1, 2023 - Legal Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time, intelligent attorneys, helpful staff

    Cons

    Elitist mentalities, micromanagement from non-lawyer supervisors

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Base Salary

    Jan 31, 2023 - Legal Practice Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - The firm has good name value

    Cons

    - There is little work-life balance

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great experience so far

    Oct 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I've only recently started a new position with the firm but I'm very impressed so far. My entire career has been in a legal support capacity so, although new, I think I'm able to fairly assess where Skadden falls in the community. The culture is simultaneously very professional and personable. I've worked for other firms where the environment between attorneys and professional staff was very divisive and contemptuous - Skadden is not that. I feel like my role/contributions are valued and respected. The perks are great for all personnel, the compensation is competitive, and colleagues are a delight. It's easy to see why nearly everyone I've met so far has been with the firm for a very long time.

    Cons

    None so far. Work trickles in quickly sometimes (as can be expected) but it's always interesting.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Things are changing

    May 23, 2022 - Executive Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There are wonderful people who work here!

    Cons

    The administration is changing and not for the better, the COVID policies seem incongruent and there are numerous staffing and management issues. Since returning from working remotely during COVID there are very different expectations of the staff: EAs are routinely (daily) asked to leave their desks and be receptionists on the 11th floor; Attorneys are not in the office 3x a week as they've been instructed/asked; administrative positions are filled internally (people are moved into new positions) without the fully transparent and open procedure that used to be conducted; EAs are expected to be in the office 3 days a week, yet several are allowed to work remote fulltime and there's no communication regarding the situations, their duration or expected changes (or not); as EAs retire or leave their attorneys are assigned to those remaining so that EAs support more attorneys every year (10+); and Partner/Attorney bonuses have increased over the past two years and yet the annual staff pay increase and holiday bonus have, across the board, been less than the years before. More changes are coming in July, but we don't yet know what they are and I am doubtful they will be positive, or restore confidence and moral.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Cliques

    Jan 13, 2023 - Legal Proofreader 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits exercise gym jeans days

    Cons

    Micro management unskilled and undereducated not diverse

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Run!

    Dec 2, 2022 - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work as long as they leave you alone.

    Cons

    They don't really know the job and they make you write your own evaluation. They have a lot of favoritism and they don't listen to you unless you are good in with them. That's why today they went from 7 floors to 2 floors. They waste a lot of money on rediculous things and they do lay offs at least once a year around August. You feel like you are always at the edge of your seat. They also don't have any good management practices.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Exactly what you expect

    Nov 19, 2022 - Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You know what you’re getting into. Big firm. Lots of resources. Interesting matters. Good associates.

    Cons

    Lots of work. Burnout culture.

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    n/a

    Dec 16, 2022 - Investments Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working in accounting is very busy and has poor collaboration. Employees are speechless to eliminate a chance been judged or criticized.

    Cons

    It really depends on the department manager how they treat and make positive relationships and a happy team.

    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    AMAZING Place to work!

    Nov 11, 2022 - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing place to work; smartest attorneys ever and great food

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding work load

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    1 person found this review helpful
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 465 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

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

74% of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, work life balance.

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