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Found 421 of over 458 reviews
3.9
71% Recommend to a Friend
91% Approve of CEO

Found 416 of over 458 reviews

3.9
71%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Executive Partner Eric Friedman (no image)
Eric Friedman
126 Ratings
Pros
  • "great learning experience(in 13 reviews)

  • "Events are often open to support staff so it was interesting to get a legal perspective on current events(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Big law sweatshop, no work life balance(in 30 reviews)

  • "long hours, sometimes pay for admin staff not that competitive with others(in 68 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Commercial Lawyer

      16 Dec 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employment benefits; attractive compensation

      Cons

      Family-Work balance; lack of career advancement after a while

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Exactly what you expect

      19 Nov 2022 - Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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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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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      AMAZING Place to work!

      11 Nov 2022 - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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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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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good benefits, tough hours

      25 Nov 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Salary, excellent network, and prestigious

      Cons

      Tough to get ahead and easy to burn out

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Accounting in White Plains

      16 Nov 2022 - Accounts Payable Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Discrimination

      10 Nov 2022 - Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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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.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great experience so far

      14 Oct 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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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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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Skadden LA -- My Best Legal Experience Thus Far

      11 Oct 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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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Culture and People

      3 Oct 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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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

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

      Great people to work with.

      Cons

      They moved to Palo alto

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