Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Reviews

Updated 17 Jan 2021

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81 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)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    Quality of colleagues; a collegiate atmosphere

    Cons

    Corporate, US-driven and 'satellite' office culture

  2. "Good Environment, Poor Training"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance 

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment and the people were nice. The interview was not difficult at the time.

    Cons

    They were fully aware of my experience at entry level and did not provide proper training. Learning from my mistakes was my training. There was a mandatory IT orientation, it was essentially me staring at a screen for 2 hours and someone talking to me, it was every hard to stay awake.


  3. "Soul destroying"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    Perks Good overtime pay Good office facilities Overall good place to learn from the best

    Cons

    Extremely long hours Out of touch management Lack of progression Unfriendly atmosphere

  4. "Associate"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    The salary is good (but that's about the extent of it)

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existant; expectation to give your life to the firm

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  5. "Lawyer review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work, excellent pay, excellent culture.

    Cons

    Long hours and unpredictable working hours.

  6. "Trainee"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, really friendly people

    Cons

    work can be really repetitive sometime

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  7. "Legal assistant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time

    Pros

    - competitive salary and well paid overtime, taxi home if you work late, dinner; - working on precedent setting cases; - opportunity to work with world class attorneys.

    Cons

    - frequent long hours; - badly organized legal assistant management - they are normally not in the office and when they are the managing style is hostile; - your holidays do not get approved until the day before, so it might be difficult to plan.

  8. "Support staff"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

    Pros

    The benefits and salary are good

    Cons

    There is no career progression

  9. "Good"

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

    I have been working at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work at

    Cons

    Little senior support, work distribution random

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  10. "Good Experience"

    5.0
     

    I worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

    Pros

    Great office atmosphere, interesting work

    Cons

    Not sure, long hours I suppose

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