Anonymous User wrote:BruceWayne wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Disagree entirely ^
Once you get a cb, you've cleared the grade barrier. It's then a matter of fit.
No. This is just TLS mantra. At some firms that may be the case but at many others it's not; especially in secondary markets. I've had partners tell me that it's often used to at the end of the summer to make cuts where everyone is fine but they simply are not going to give out 100 percent offers. In other words, not only does it matter after the callback, it can even matter AFTER you're finished with your actual summer position.
Sorry, but this just isn't true. Know first-hand that ATL's top three or four firms largely disregard grades after callbacks. In fact, interviewers don't even know grades for the most part. It's purely a question of whether the candidate will fit in with the office personality and whether associates want to work with the candidate.
To put it bluntly, BruceWayne, every single one of your posts serves only to scare people into thinking they will strike out in Atlanta. Things are picking up, though. The top firms are still competitive, don't get me wrong. But to say that people (with strong ties - i.e., grew up ITP) from T14 schools, even those below median, around the country can't return to ATL is naive.
lol'd at bold.
All you OTPers - especially you, Cobb - better invent a good story for why you want to work in Atlanta and whether you'll be able to meet the billables reqs if you're wasting 2+ hours a day in traffic on 75/85!
Couldn't resist. Back to regularly scheduled bickering, guys.