Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sidley Austin LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Very friendly firm with a professional atmosphere and access to very interesting work."
  • 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

What insiders say about...

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"This is a very friendly office with a good level of social events. Different groups..."

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"Very happy with the basic pay. Trainees don't get bonuses so I am not sure how that..."

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"The firm promotes a lot of recycling."

"We have a diversity committee at work as well as a women's committee. The firm is..."

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

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"There are a large number of pro bono matters that are carried out in the firm."

"Good, interesting work. Intelligent, professional and kind people."

"The majority of the decision-making has to be done in America."

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

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