Get the inside buzz from graduates at Sidley Austin LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 9 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, approachable yet with a professional atmosphere."
Pros: 
  • 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.
Cons: 
  • 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.
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Formal Training
7.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.0 / 10
 
Hours
7.0 / 10
 
Salary
9.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.8 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.2 / 10
 
 

What insiders say about...

"My advice is to be enthusiastic; be able to talk about what you have put down on..."

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

"Training sessions are arranged for the trainees at fairly regular intervals on a..."

"Training on-the-job happens daily. I have received lots of on-going feedback and..."

"The firm operates a fairly relaxed dress code unless you are attending a client meeting...."

"In my first seat my hours were long and unpredictable, I stopped making plans during..."

"The firm competes with most US firms at trainee level. The NQ rate is mid-Atlantic,..."

"Perks include taxis home, a good pension scheme and free dinners for anyone working..."

"The assessment process consists of an online application form, which is followed..."

"A mix of CV questions and more difficult commercial questions. I was asked about..."

"The firm promotes a lot of recycling."

"We have a diversity committee and a women's committee which meet to discuss potential..."

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

"Client interaction varies: I had quite a lot in my first seat but less in my present..."

"I have just volunteered for a programme with LawWorks that will help people challenge..."

"The firm has a relaxed, professional culture."

"Due to the international nature of the hours can be unpredictable - you do not know..."

"Sidley had a small intake and therefore offers a high level of responsibility. Also..."

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

"We are the fastest at the Tour de Law challenge!"

"Reputation for excellence."

"The firm helps with mentoring projects in schools located in less privileged areas,..."

"Challenging and stressful but enjoyable work."

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

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