Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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70 Ratings
Pros
  • "Collegial environment and kind support staff, very encouraging of pro bono work(in 17 reviews)

  • "They have good benefits and most of the people are friendly(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great coworkers and great benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, sense of camaraderie amongst staff.

    Cons

    Not a ton of room for career growth for non-lawyers, though this is to be expected.

  2. "Great law firm to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    very smart people, lots of interesting deals

    Cons

    hours can be tough but still managable

  3. "Great firm for legal training"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    Collegial environment and kind support staff, very encouraging of pro bono work

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work-life balance

  4. "Legal Secretary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for advancement.

  5. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    great experience really enjoyed my time

    Cons

    no cons at the moment

  6. "Sweaty"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    Pay is market leading and lock step

    Cons

    Sweatshop, filled with arrogant gunners

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tough"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good pay - Good benefits - Good people

    Cons

    - Demanding hours - Stressful - Work not very interesting

  8. "Good culture for big law"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality of work and other lawyers

    Cons

    Technology is out dated and slow and constantly having issues.

  9. "Great place to work - High expectations"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work with the smart people on both the attorney and start side. Well compensated for the position

    Cons

    High pressure - always an expectation to work hard since the attorneys are working hard.

  10. "High Pressure + Valuable Mentorship"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator - Lead 

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    Work is fast-paced, satisfying, and collaborative. Being in a large environment means that there are almost always co-workers available to help. Legal assistants have access to a wide range of attorneys willing to mentor younger staff.

    Cons

    Some teams are very cooperative, others are less so, and a legal assistant's experience often depends on the dynamics/personalities of the team they are assigned to. Legal assistants should be able to self-advocate and push for support from administration/management.

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