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Updated Dec 14, 2020

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Executive Partner Eric Friedman (no image)
Eric Friedman
104 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)

  • Cons
  • "There are long hours and billables(in 55 reviews)

  • "Difficult to maintain work-life balance(in 29 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Dec 14, 2020 - Legal Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Countless learning opportunities from great people.

      Cons

      Sometimes long and unpredictable hours.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing Experience

      Nov 3, 2020 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      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

      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Oct 7, 2020 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experience and great people

      Cons

      Fully enjoyed the overall experience

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    4. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Intern

      Jul 9, 2020 - Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people that I worked with!

      Cons

      Fast-paced environment that some may not like

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Couldn't be happier

      Sep 19, 2019 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great mentorship, lots of resources at your fingertips. Work/life balance taken more seriously than one would expect for big law.

      Cons

      Experiences may vary among locations.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Place

      Oct 9, 2019 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, challenging cases, interesting work.

      Cons

      The problems with Skadden are problems of biglaw more generally. Skadden is great.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great experience

      Oct 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with and unparalleled cases/experiences.

      Cons

      Can have unpredictable and strenuous hours.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      It was what you made it...

      Jan 31, 2011 -  in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No job is wonderful. Period. Generally I was a relatively happy employee with the same general qualms that you'd have anywhere. I was promoted multiple times, many with no pay and a poor execution plan. Over the course of a few years, few people really stayed and many left very recently. Overall it was a terrible experience. Learned a lot, met some great people, worked with some amazing people and those who were not so great. It was a decent jump off point and opened other doors professionally.

      Cons

      Management was not great however. Much of the same that you'd find in any larger company. Those who have no skills or desire to lead were often thrust into those situations. They definitely took advantage of those who were striving for promotions and tended to wear thin and out those willing employees. Would be lifers have even turned sour. A sad but true fact. As with all new jobs... Buyer Beware. Do your research and ask the right questions for you!

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Intern

      Jun 29, 2016 - Intern in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people. positive atmosphere, substantive work for interns

      Cons

      Hard to interact with people outside your own group

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Attorney

      Jan 16, 2013 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, cutting edge work.

      Cons

      None. Long hours but that's what you sign up for.

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