Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Employee Reviews

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HRIS Administrator (Temporary) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 5, 2017
Skadden is a great firm! It's definitely a "nose to grindstone" culture, but I was inspired by the high standards expected of me. The people are great as well-no complaints!
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It's not too bad working at skadden
Report Graphic Operator (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 24, 2017
No comment lack of challenges, and advancement opportunity. I'm not really challenged with my job description. I would like to learn more and do more.
Pros
Free lunches only on friday
Cons
Stressful day sometimes
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Amazing experience.
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 2, 2017
Never boring, amazing experience and responsibility. Good balance between billable and pro bono work. You will work hard, but others will always roll up their sleeves beside you, including partners.
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Fun
Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 23, 2017
This was a fun experience. I enjoyed ever bit of the experience. The hours were great, the pay was great, and the people who worked with me were friendly and professional.
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Great place
Legal Assistant/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 18, 2017
Legal Assistant/Administrative Assistant
Created blue backs, brief covers, answering four phone lines, filing, photocopying, legal documents preparations, letters, memo, fax, diaries, proofreading, expense reports, arrange business travel and conference calls.
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Great Place
Senior Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCMarch 20, 2017
It was a long time ago when I last worked here, but from what I remember, it was okay. More on the stressful side, but not bad nonetheless. People were friendly for the most part.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Stressful at times
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Very challenging, professional and educational
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 18, 2017
Very challenging, professional and educational. Offers in-house training. With 22 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits. Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity
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Diversified global law firm
Associate, Litigation (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 5, 2016
Engage in a broad array of legal work, including brief writing, internal investigations, discovery, mediation and arbitration and advise clients on legal strategy.
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decent pay, low experience
Temp Immigration Attorney Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 7, 2015
typical micro managing. At no time was I referred to anything other than a temp. Fair amount of red tape and politics and absolutely no training. friendly coworkers. so-so experience. if you really want this name on your resume, maybe it's worth it but be prepared to live at work.
Pros
friendly colleagues
Cons
micro managing
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Productive and fun learning environment
Telecommunications Manager (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CADecember 2, 2014
This is a fast paced environment. Very high maintenance. Frequent travel within the US and Europe.

Fun place to work with demanding employees. Always learning new technologies.

Good management and a great gym.
Pros
Great Gym
Cons
Little time for breaks
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Small but established firm with older and sophisticated management and staff
Partner/Counsel Administrative Secretary (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 2, 2014
Small but established firm with interesting practice areas, such as customs and international trade law. The work is routine, the management and staff cordial and professional. I left in 1987, but like most law firms I am sure it is still a progressive and stable place to work.
Pros
Work
Cons
Benefits
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Great people to work with.
Senior Legal Secretary (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 22, 2014
Attention to detail is very important in this position. The people are friendly and helpful.
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ok
Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal/Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 7, 2014
Good to great benefits, okay salary and no life style at all - work and more work.
Pros
Money & benefits
Cons
Work environment and life
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Dull
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  360 Hamilton Avenue White Plains, NYDecember 11, 2013
poor managment and not a good fit for me.
Friendly co-workers.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
poor managment
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Good experience
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  White Plains, NYOctober 16, 2013
Busy work typical work everyday. Employees learned to adapted to corporate environment. Management are professional and colleagues are team players. Unfortunately, the treasurer of the tax dept located in White Plains office was a tyrant. Barely any office politics with colleagues.
Pros
Parking for employees in White Plains office
Cons
Treasurer for tax dept is a tyrant
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Skadden Review
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 16, 2013
Challenging and fun place to work.

Brilliant individuals. Always learning.
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Wonderful firm to be part of.
LEGAL SECRETARY (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 25, 2013
Skadden is a great firm to work for, It provides an overall great environment, offers a competitive salary, and very importantly - professional management.
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It used to be a very nice place to work
Management Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 14, 2013
Skadden is fairly large sized organizaton with offices around the world.
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Overall a nice law Firm
Legal Secretary (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 29, 2013
Very pleasant law firm environment. Co-workers are great people to work with along with the attorneys. Management is also receptive to your needs.
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Great Place to Work!
Legal Technology Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 17, 2012
Skadden is a wonderful company to work for.

The company offers so many great things. I've learned so many valuable, and memorable things there.
Pros
transportation allowance, bouses, holiday pay, great people
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