Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Reviews

Updated Nov 23, 2021

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4.1
86%
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Executive Partner Eric Friedman (no image)
Eric Friedman
108 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. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Commercial Lawyer

      Dec 16, 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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great work

      Nov 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Skadden gets the highest quality legal work from clients.

      Cons

      Promotion prospects are not transparent.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great work, little respect for personal life

      Nov 23, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Sharp people to work with, great clients, diversity of work

      Cons

      Unpredictable hours, managers don't respect your time or personal life

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Oct 22, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible with part time status

      Cons

      Did want to travel into city after Covid pandemic

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Prof Staff Insight

      Oct 14, 2021 - HRIS Supervisor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compensation is the focal point.

      Cons

      Limitations on Medical Insurance Coverage

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Long Hours, Great People

      Sep 15, 2021 - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      amazing new office, competent attorneys, good resources

      Cons

      long hours, sometimes pay for admin staff not that competitive with others

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Aug 23, 2021 - Marketing in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very smart, values-driven people who are extremely collaborative, friendly and know their stuff. Strong sense of giving (back) to the community.

      Cons

      Flat structure makes it more challenging to advance than other firms.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Associate Review

      Sep 3, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top-notch attorneys and cutting-edge work

      Cons

      Long hours and promotion is difficult

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great firm

      Aug 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people, a number of high profile transactions

      Cons

      Very competitive to get promoted.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good environment

      Aug 11, 2021 - Legal Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are really working as a team; the Partner of Beijing Office is a great man; working conditions are the best

      Cons

      Too much work and stress. People have to stay up late. But that is mostly because of the nature of capital market.

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