Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sidley Austin LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Established office of a US firm in London."
  • The firm has a genuine 'open-door' policy and colleagues at all levels are approachable.
  • Global client-base provides trainees with the opportunity to work on a wide variety of interesting transactions.
  • Having a diverse workforce and being environmentally responsible are real priorities for the firm.
  • The international nature of the firm's work means that hours can be long and unpredictable.
  • Trainees are not eligible for a bonus.
  • Work comes in peaks and troughs meaning there may be some fairly quiet periods.
8.4 / 10
Formal Training
7.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
7.0 / 10
9.4 / 10
6.8 / 10
Pro Bono
6.2 / 10

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"It doesn't appear to be easy to make partner at Sidley."

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"Charitable companies."

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"Generally speaking they are very good. As we are quite a small London office, sometimes..."

"The Obamas met at the Chicago headquarters!"

"Impressive client roster and very friendly."

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"Depending on the department, the stress levels can be quite high at times."

"I would like to have a mentor associate in the firm."

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