Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone tell me what the deal is with Weil Gotshal? I got an offer there and liked it when I visited, but I noticed that hardly any Yale students decide to go work there. It's in Vault's Top 10, so I would've thought that it'd be more popular. A search of the summer employment surveys, however, reveals only 3 hits for Weil Gotshal! Does this firm have a really bad reputation for being a hellhole or gunner-y or something? The reviews on ATL's Career Center and on Vault talk pretty glowingly about it...so what am I missing? Is it just that Weil interviews relatively few students? Or maybe that students like me look at the summer evals, notice that no one ever goes there, and then decide to go elsewhere, compounding the effect? Someone help me understand! What's going on here? Thanks!!
The only thing I can say is that I had Weil on my list of firms to apply to and when my well-respected professor/mentor was looking it over she said they should be toward the bottom as far as preferences. I think they're really only great for Tax and that they might have been worse than other V10 firms in how they handled (dealt with) the economic crisis.