Anonymous User wrote:If you had the following offers, which ones would you drop?
To give you some info, I am interested in trying both lit and transactional work next summer. For lit, I'm most interested in white collar and corporate investigations. For transactional, I'm interested in M&A or possibly tax. I also like international work.
I also don't like being yelled at and prefer not to work at a sweatshop, though I imagine every large NYC firm is somewhat of a sweatshop. But a "nice firm" reputation is probably more in tune w/ my non-aggressive nature. Not really gunning for partnership either, just a place to get good experience and not want to kill myself.
- Sullivan & Cromwell
- Davis Polk
- Cleary Gottlieb
- Paul Weiss
I, for one, can't see how it will possibly matter which of there firms you go to. All of these are huge, and will have both pleasant and unpleasant people. All will work you hard, but you're only going to be there for a few years. All are great resume-builders, and since you have no idea what you want to do it doesn't really matter what each of these firms excels at.
Pick the one three offices you liked the least, and close those offers. Go back and visit the other three, and go to the firm where you like the people you meet the best. That, or flip a coin.