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time in bettween CB and offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:20 pm

how long after a CB will a firm offer/reject? Will they reject by phone or snail mail?

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Re: time in bettween CB and offer

Postby Grizz » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:21 pm

Impossible to answer. Every firm does things differently.

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Re: time in bettween CB and offer

Postby AffordablePrep » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:38 pm

my great grandfather went to his grave waiting for his verdict. his last words were "tell me what kirkland decides." he waited 62 years.

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Re: time in bettween CB and offer

Postby Cavalier » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:38 pm

It can be anywhere from the end of the callback (in the case of S&C, most of the time) to several weeks after. Top NY firms generally have a quick turnaround, but things vary drastically outside of those firms. A few don't even make decisions until October. Some firms will tell you when decisions will be made, and others will not. If you aren't told when to expect a decision, you should monitor the OCI threads here (both the main "Callback, Offer & Ding" thread and the thread for your school's OCI, if one exists) to see if anyone else has received an offer or rejection, and also search for any past discussion of the firm for information on previous years.

Rejections are usually by snail mail; rejection emails from callbacks are less common than from screening interviews. I've heard tales of phone rejections but they seem to be extremely rare.

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Re: time in bettween CB and offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:44 pm

Cavalier wrote:It can be anywhere from the end of the callback (in the case of S&C, most of the time) to several weeks after. Top NY firms generally have a quick turnaround, but things vary drastically outside of those firms. A few don't even make decisions until October. Some firms will tell you when decisions will be made, and others will not. If you aren't told when to expect a decision, you should monitor the OCI threads here (both the main "Callback, Offer & Ding" thread and the thread for your school's OCI, if one exists) to see if anyone else has received an offer or rejection, and also search for any past discussion of the firm for information on previous years.

Rejections are usually by snail mail; rejection emails from callbacks are less common than from screening interviews. I've heard tales of phone rejections but they seem to be extremely rare.


Phone rejections are just mean.

How does S&C find the time to get all the evaluations together and discuss the candidate by the end of the callback?

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Re: time in bettween CB and offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:47 pm

does anyone have any idea what possible purpose snail mail rejections could serve? they are slow, inefficient, more costly for the firm, more inconsiderate for the candidate, and more wasteful than emails. are law firms really that moribund & bound by tradition that they can't utilize email because it's too informal? /vent

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Re: time in bettween CB and offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How does S&C find the time to get all the evaluations together and discuss the candidate by the end of the callback?

S&C extends offers to roughly 90% of the people they call back (which is abnormally high compared to other firms), so there isn't much to discuss. I think they make the decision to hire while the candidate is at lunch and then inform him or her afterwards, assuming all the evals are in. Note that they don't always receive all of the evals on time, so when that happens, the offer decision won't be made until a couple days later (so not hearing anything at the end of the interview is not necessarily a rejection).

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Re: time in bettween CB and offer

Postby englawyer » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How does S&C find the time to get all the evaluations together and discuss the candidate by the end of the callback?

S&C extends offers to roughly 90% of the people they call back (which is abnormally high compared to other firms), so there isn't much to discuss. I think they make the decision to hire while the candidate is at lunch and then inform him or her afterwards, assuming all the evals are in. Note that they don't always receive all of the evals on time, so when that happens, the offer decision won't be made until a couple days later (so not hearing anything at the end of the interview is not necessarily a rejection).


statswise, it seems like an S&C offer is yours to lose once you have secured a callback.

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Re: time in bettween CB and offer

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:38 pm

Cahill is also very fast - some people got offers the same day, though I'm sure they can take a few days to make the offer...




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