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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 4 ratings in 2015)
"Big deals, big dogs."
  • Trainees are given lots of responsibility and are trusted to manage their own workloads
  • Salaries at the firm are very generous throughout the training contract
  • Working in small teams means trainees get to learn directly from senior lawyers
  • There are many opportunities to work on high value deals for impressive clients
  • The hours can unpredictable and sometimes quite demanding
  • Firm-wide social events could be more numerous and more frequent
  • The recruitment process at Skadden is very through and competition for places is fierce
  • Some may feel that there could be more international secondments on offer
7.3 / 10
Formal Training
6.5 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.3 / 10
6.8 / 10
8.8 / 10
8.5 / 10
Pro Bono
8.8 / 10

What insiders say about...

"I would advise candidates to read the Financial Times."

"In my experience I've found that partners are very accessible; the small office size..."

"There are regular lunchtime seminars for training. If you can make the case for attending..."

"Associates and partners are very accessible. Skadden has an 'open-door' policy and..."

"The offices are very spacious and practical. Canary Wharf is also a very practical..."

"I would prefer a better 'work/life balance', but I did come into the job fully aware..."

"I believe that the salary is very competitive with market leaders."

"There is worldwide travel and medical insurance provided that is very comprehens..."

"I had one interview at the end of my vacation scheme which lasted 30 minutes. There..."

"Questions were predominantly CV related and general questions about commercial i..."

"Skadden encourage recycling and have lights on timers to save energy."

"Good mix of people in the office from different backgrounds (both law/non-law st..."

"There is a high level of responsibility, client interaction and quality of work...."

"The firm is very committed to engaging in pro bono projects covering a wide variety..."

"Skadden's high value deals and complex cases are pluses for me."

"The people and the level of responsibility."

"I met Skadden early on in my career. The balance between providing quality legal..."

"Very good retention rates."

"Very friendly and open in London, unlike the harsher reputation in the US."

"A firm that embraces challenging, interesting, and international work with creative..."

"Skadden have the PRIME student initiative, which invites students from less privileged..."

"A lot of responsibility early on but the people involved relieve the tension you..."

"I would like the firm to offer more secondment opportunities."

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