Kaye Scholer Reviews

Updated 18 Aug 2020

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3.1
43%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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Kaye Scholer Managing Partner Michael B. Solow
Michael B. Solow
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "The space for the New York office is beautiful(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with; work-life balance(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "When I left, they had just hired a CIO from Dewey, so that may no longer be a problem(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant/Paralegal 

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and good people

    Cons

    relatively long periods of inactivity

  2. "Legal Secretary"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Management, Attorneys, Co-workers - a cast of the best! You couldn't ask for a better working environment.

    Cons

    None that comes to mind

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  3. "Great experience, irresponsible leadership"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time

    Pros

    I was involved in finance and got wonderful experience and exposure to the financial workings within the law industry. I also had a very good CFO for the last two years there.

    Cons

    The highest up individuals kept a blind eye to what was inevitable for personal gain, they also hired an inept COO that did not assist in sound financial responsibility and managed down awfully.

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  4. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, but not market leading

    Cons

    Poor management and no transparency

  5. "Good experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time

    Pros

    Good people and valuable experience

    Cons

    Superiors not very inclusive or communicative

  6. "feedback"

    3.0
     

    I have been working at Kaye Scholer

    Pros

    KS had a good vibe and firm culture

    Cons

    Paralegal department needs better managers

  7. "Kaye Scholer as I remember it"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time

    Pros

    The space for the New York office is beautiful.

    Cons

    The culture needs work. There were not a lot of social events for attorneys and staff together. Attorneys have wine Fridays in the beautiful NY cafe. The staff is not allowed to participate. Many attorneys kept their doors closed which is not very inviting.

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  8. "Attorney"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great client base and opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and not inclusive if you are not working directly with a deal team.

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  9. "KS review"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time

    Pros

    great food and awesome people!

    Cons

    boss was a micromanager- needed to chill.

  10. "Great Law Firm"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Kaye Scholer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collegiate environment, bright attorneys, and interesting cases

    Cons

    Firm appears to be having financial problems given the merger with Arnold & Porter

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