Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2021

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Executive Partner Eric Friedman (no image)
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81 Ratings
Pros
  • "Collegial environment and kind support staff, very encouraging of pro bono work(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great people that I worked with(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Best law firm"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Corporate Lawyer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Verry nice pay an nice hq

    Cons

    No cons just , and only perfection

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low billable requirement for big law"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    only 1800 billable hours for bonus, and lower thresholds for partial bonuses; unlimited pro bono count towards cap

    Cons

    focus on pro bono is not universal; lack of uniform mentoring/work distribution; lack of women and diversity higher up

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  3. "Decent experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    cool cases, cool people, lots of different departments to work with

    Cons

    hours suck, under paid, management can make your life a living hell

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  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Countless learning opportunities from great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes long and unpredictable hours.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "They’ll phase you out"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Marketing 

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

    Pros

    Big law experience on resume

    Cons

    Little work/life balance, terrible pay for amount of work, no growth opportunities

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "nothing much just checking"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Junior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice ambience and good salary

    Cons

    too much work pressure for married people

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  7. "pretty good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Corporate Lawyer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    pretty good. great 5 stars

    Cons

    nope no cons here mate

  8. "Great Law Firm"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Lawyer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very professional environment with experienced attorneys

    Cons

    Working long hours at night.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High paced work; high profile work; great people; lots of opportunity for career advancement; market pay and bonuses; high profile clients; good diversity

    Cons

    very little diversity at partner level; workplace is a bit antiquated (face time requirements); long hours of course

  10. "Good law firm to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resources and opportunities, great place to learn to practice law.

    Cons

    Partners push you really hard, vacations aren't really respected.

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