Skadden People are Talking: Click each Support Staff professional to see what they are talking about!
Director of Client Administration
"I started my professional career as a legal assistant at Skadden and subsequently moved to the Client Accounting department within the firm. I quickly learned that Skadden provides its staff with the opportunity and guidance to mature and grow both on a professional and personal level. By being able to choose from a variety of career paths offered at Skadden, I was able to find the position that suited both my abilities and my personal goals. At every turn and at every level, I found help and encouragement to expand my horizons professionally and to accept greater responsibilities."
Director of Human Resources
"Skadden's population is an eclectic mix of fantastic people. One thing I believe is true about the firm is that great efforts are made to cultivate, recognize and reward hard work and dedication. It's that supportive environment that's allowed me to move forward."
Assistant Director of Technology Support
"I've been with the firm for over 30 years. What makes Skadden a great place to work? The team effort. The ability to 'get the job done.' The way we treat people. Every year I look forward to the Employee Recognition reception to see the number of people who've been here 10 years. You've got to be doing something right for people to stay here so long. It's awesome!"
Director of Benefits
"I grew up at Skadden! I came to the firm with three years experience and am proud of who I am and what I've accomplished. There are many opportunities available here, such as the internal seminars offered to provide education to our employees. In order to make the department function you need to have teamwork. If I need help, I know my department is there for me"
Library Technical Services Manager
"Working in the Skadden library is exciting and challenging. Our librarians employ the latest technology to ensure that attorneys have ready access to the most comprehensive online and print resources when advocating for the firm's clients. As a member of the Skadden library team, I have the privilege of being part of a firm that encourages participation in continuing library education programs. This supports us in our efforts to maintain the standard of excellence our attorneys have come to expect."
Property and Facility Management Manager
"I've had a great opportunity to learn and grow with the firm. I started working here 16 years ago, when we had only three floors of office space; now we have over a million square feet. Being able to work well with all levels of employees has contributed greatly to my success here at Skadden. Satisfying their needs is both challenging and invigorating."
"I've been with the firm for over a decade. We work together as a team and I like the employee interaction. I feel great about that - happy, excited, with a great sense of accomplishment. I'm honored to work for such a great firm and look forward to coming to work every day. Skadden is a great place to learn and grow - there are a lot of opportunities here!"
Sr. Manager Planning and Controls
"One thing that impressed me when I joined Skadden was the level of professionalism of its employees, both in the Finance Department and firm-wide. People are knowledgeable and have diverse backgrounds. It doesn't matter whether you are an attorney, legal assistant or support staff employee - everyone here has respect for one another. The camaraderie among the staff members makes it a pleasure to come to work."
Global Attorney Development Training Manager
"I started my career as an Assistant Supervisor in Accounts Payable. During my time in Accounting, I was very involved with the department's software training. I enjoyed training and applied for the position of Attorney Development Coordinator. This gave me the chance to continue my career at the firm in a new and exciting direction, and I am currently the Attorney Development Training Manager. Skadden is a firm that allows its employees room to grow and offers many career opportunities."
Reprographics Production Specialist
"The people and environment at Skadden are very professional - it's great to work for such a prestigious and well-known firm. My department has been very flexible, which has allowed me to return to school and obtain my Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering. My advice to new employees: Pursue your goals and never give up!"
Business Systems and Information Project Manager
"My department is fantastic! We have great working relationships, and rely on one another to get the job done. The best way to work is as a team...you're only as good as your people. The best thing about working at Skadden is that my position allows me to work with everyone in the firm, including Partners, Associates and Support Staff. My advice to new employees: Take pride and ownership in the work that you produce, and always give 100."