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Found 420 of over 457 reviews
4.0
75% Recommend to a Friend
91% Approve of CEO

Found 416 of over 457 reviews

4.0
75%
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91%
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with and unparalleled cases/experiences.(in 52 reviews)
  • "They have good benefits and most of the people are friendly.(in 30 reviews)
  • "They offer good pay and raises if the work excels.(in 16 reviews)
  • "The salary is good (but that's about the extent of it)(in 15 reviews)
  • "great support staff(in 13 reviews)
Cons
  • "Long hours and sometimes weekend work(in 54 reviews)
  • "No work life balance.(in 16 reviews)
  • "I am not averse to long hours for adequate compensation so that is not a problem for me at all.(in 14 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 6 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    AMAZING Place to work!

    Nov 11, 2022 - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing place to work; smartest attorneys ever and great food

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding work load

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great experience so far

    Oct 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    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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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Exactly what you expect

    Nov 19, 2022 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots of work. Burnout culture.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good benefits, tough hours

    Nov 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Salary, excellent network, and prestigious

    Cons

    Tough to get ahead and easy to burn out

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Things are changing

    May 23, 2022 - Executive Assistant 
    Recommend
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    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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    5 people found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Accounting in White Plains

    Nov 16, 2022 - Accounts Payable Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Depending on management and individual department culture employees have a chance be balance with work and life.

    Cons

    Toxic environment in Tax, Treasury and Investments Departments.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Skadden LA -- My Best Legal Experience Thus Far

    Oct 11, 2022 - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    My seniors at Skadden LA, including associates and partners, were excellent lawyers and mentors with whom I genuinely enjoyed spending time.

    Cons

    Although everyone was understanding with respect to personal circumstances, the hours could be grueling, which is to be expected.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Discrimination

    Nov 10, 2022 - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Innovative. Willing to hear new ideas.

    Cons

    No black partners, Partners and senior management has looked the other way at racism and will go as far as covering it up, in the Chicago office.

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Culture and People

    Oct 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very inclusive culture and friendly colleague to work with

    Cons

    As a large firm, there is inevitable hierarchy

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  11. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to work

    Sep 20, 2022 - Legal Secretary in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    They moved to Palo alto

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 457 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom to a friend and 78% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

75% 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, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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