Sidley Austin Overview

  • Chicago, IL
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1866
  • Company - Private
  • Legal
  • $1 to $2 billion (USD)


With a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international legal landscape, Sidley has built a reputation for being a powerful legal adviser for global businesses. With more than 2,000 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide, Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality ...
Mission: Provide the highest quality of professional service to our clients; adhere to the highest ethical standards; offer our skills and talents for the betterment of the legal profession and the diverse communities in which we practice; maintain a culture of collegiality in which we ...

Sidley Austin Reviews

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Michael Schmidtberger
Michael Schmidtberger
89 Ratings
6 Jan 2021
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"Excellent law firm"

Current Employee - Lawyer/Solicitor in London, England
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I have been working at Sidley Austin full-time


Highest quality training and development among law firms in the UK and US. Excellent benefit and support for its lawyers. Very exceptional colleagues to learn from.


Long hours and high pressure work.
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Sidley Austin Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Sidley Austin (United States) in Dec 2020


    A recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn, and told me about their urgency to hire for this position. It was clear from talking to her that they do not value the employees at their firm unless they are lawyers. She offered me a pay decrease because the company will look so strong on my resume. The pay is below market expectation, and they expect me to work on site during a pandemic for a job that can easily be completed virtually.

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Company Updates

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Sidley Austin

17 May 2018

Sidley's Chief Information Officer, Vince Marin, has been recognized as 'Chicago CIO of the Year' in the Enterprise category at the Chicago CIO Leadership Association's 2018 ORBIE Awards. Vince's peers selected him from more than 110 nominees that included CIOs from leading companies and organizations, including many Sidley clients. Congratulations to Vince and our worldwide IT team on this recognition.

Sidley Austin Awards & Accolades

  • LearningElite GoldChief Learning Officer Magazine2018
  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ EqualityHuman Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index2018

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What is health insurance like at Sidley Austin?

...Benefits are mediocre, especially the cost of health insurance and lack of 401k matching....

26 August 2019

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