taking an offer at a firm that did layoffs vs. a SAFE firm

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should a firms layoff track record be determinative?

yes
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69%
no
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31%
 
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taking an offer at a firm that did layoffs vs. a SAFE firm

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:24 pm

Has anyone done this?

I'm looking at one firm that had fairly large layoffs, which because of its location, practice, etc, I'd rather work at.

On the other hand, I have an offer from one of the most conservative and safe firms out there - but its in a worse location, and is generally more boring.

Question: Did anyone have reservations about ITE and the firm's track record that tipped the balance in favor of accepting at a safer/more secure firm that you liked less?

Given the next few years of ITE, is it stupid to take a firm that has fired people over one that did not?

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Re: taking an offer at a firm that did layoffs vs. a SAFE firm

Postby IzziesGal » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:31 pm

Can you tell us the names of the two firms, since you're anonymous? It might help us in evaluating - b/c there will be difference in how the firm handles the layoffs, how it's bounced back, deferral dates, how many 3Ls they hired, and other considerations as well....

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Re: taking an offer at a firm that did layoffs vs. a SAFE firm

Postby lovelaw27 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:38 pm

Nearly every firm had layoffs. It is what it is.

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Re: taking an offer at a firm that did layoffs vs. a SAFE firm

Postby War Cardinal » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:31 pm

Firms that had layoffs may not need to lay more people off since they already cleaned house. Conversely, those that didn't fire very many people might need to do so in the near future.




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