Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I've heard similar things about most of the firms discussed on this thread, with the exception of K&E being mentioned before as working associates like crazy. Any one else heard similarly?
I have a family friend at Dechert (NY office) who said that the really crazy work hours seems limited to corporate only in the past year or two because people have been leaving and they haven't started hiring until recently, and the other groups are busy and work hard, but the environment isn't cut throat like other places. Their no-offer and then hiring 3Ls from two years ago is shady, but did full offers this year on the last day so hopefully that trend will stick around.
Very interested in hearing about the environment at Dechert NY. Any idea what his "typical" hours might look like? Any other info is also greatly appreciated!
I'm the poster above. To clarify, my family friend is not in corporate so he doesn't have the "really crazy work hours" that he says his corporate colleagues have. I'm not sure what number of hours he was talking about for corporate, but I know that he himself is in a small group and works, on average, about 9-10 hours daily during the week and a few hours on weekends.