Cravath Swaine Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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3.8
63%
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86%
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Cravath Swaine Presiding Partner Evan R. Chesler
Evan R. Chesler
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, most people are friendly and are dedicated(in 8 reviews)

  • "The essence of a worthy law firm inclined(in 5 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Nice Firm - Great Perks"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cravath Swaine part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Very professional legal team and collegial support teams. Management shows appreciation to staff on a regular basis throughout the year.

    Cons

    There are no negative opinions about the London firm.

  2. "BigLaw"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work on matters that you'll see on the news.

    Cons

    BigLaw hours but overtime makes up for (some of) it.


  3. "Solid"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Corporate Paralegal in New York, NY

    I worked at Cravath Swaine full-time

    Pros

    Prestigious clients, reasonable hours, and excellent reputation in the legal industry.

    Cons

    Can be hit with heavy workload on occasion.

  4. "Overworked But Worthwhile"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Paralegal in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The prestige, benefits, and resources.

    Cons

    Insane hours and no work-life balance, not particularly well paid for amount of life consumed.

  5. "Lagging behind its public persona"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Prestige, good brand name. Good at selling themselves.

    Cons

    The leadership is fragmented and the partners themselves throw each other under the bus in political fights. The political division at the leadership creates an unstable work environment for everyone top down. The same kind of behavior can be seen in associates too. The firm itself tolerates a lot of unethical behavior that gets swept under the rug. This kind of toxicity is difficult to sustain, and yet constitutional.

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  6. "It was fine"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked my money and benefit

    Cons

    I didn’t like My work environment

  7. "Questionable Work Culture"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Cravath Swaine full-time

    Pros

    High-profile cases, solid job security, excellent talent

    Cons

    Long hours, partner-centric, not very compelling subject matter

  8. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Classy, Generous, Evolved and Compassionate

    Cons

    Honestly, none. It's the best workplace I've ever experienced

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  9. "Exactly what you’d expect"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cravath Swaine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unparalleled level of responsibility and exposure to complex matters early on in your career

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance. Health insurance is extremely expensive (more than $600/month for a single person).

  10. "Headline"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Paralegal in New York, NY

    I worked at Cravath Swaine full-time

    Pros

    Nice and friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Stressful with high demands on the job

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