Sidley Austin Reviews

Updated 13 May 2021

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4.1
78%
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98 Ratings
Pros
  • "Sidley offers great benefits and a positive work environment(in 20 reviews)

  • "Very diverse law firm and are committed to inclusion(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No control over the matters you handle; long hours; Less on-the-ground experience(in 34 reviews)

  • "Even if stressful situations arise as they often do in a law firm environment(in 26 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Firm

      14 Apr 2021 - Trainee Solicitor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work Environment/ perks / people

      Cons

      long hours/ high pressure work

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great firm to work for.

      22 Apr 2021 - Senior Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Clients Remuneration Quality of Work Great office views

      Cons

      Hours Junior support can sometimes be lacking IT offering is not great

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Mixed bag

      12 Mar 2021 - Senior Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stellar pay, talented people, not too sweat shop.

      Cons

      Dinosaurs in charge, tolerates poor behavior.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Student

      19 Mar 2021 - Summer Vacation Scheme in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -It was good and enjoyable scheme

      Cons

      -The hours were a bit long

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent law firm

      6 Jan 2021 - Lawyer/Solicitor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      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.

      Cons

      Long hours and high pressure work.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Similar to most big law firms

      21 Feb 2021 - Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Pretty collegial working environment - Nice office spaces

      Cons

      - Seems very fiscally conservative compared to peer firms

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      16 Feb 2021 - Attorney in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great clients and top pay

      Cons

      Long hours but as expected.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Varied work but long hours

      2 Nov 2020 - Paralegal in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Varied work on international level; compensation.

      Cons

      Long and unpredictable hours. Stressful at times.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Stella law firm

      10 Aug 2020 - Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top of market pay Great work Talented team Global presence

      Cons

      Conservative management style Brand still being built in UK

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Role at Sidley

      19 Jul 2020 - Legal Secretary in City of London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely offices with excellent facilities and a great team of people

      Cons

      No cons at all great firm to work for

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