Something somewhat bothered me about the Quinn Emanuel interview, and I want to air it.
My interviewers didn't wear business attire and behaved very casually during the interview. I realize that they are suit-optional in the office, so they did this as a marketting or branding gimmick to show off their business casual culture. I think it's fine to be business casual at the office.
Still, my concern is that the rest of us were at a formal interviewing event, wearing our conservative business attire, and it made the meeting more awkward. I also think it was somewhat disrespectful. We're in there nervous, trying our best to impress, being professional, and our future is on the line.
And despite this the two interviewers are sitting back in casual clothes with a chewing gum attitude like they just came back from the mall. Would they ever meet a client dressed like that? I realize it's a buyer's market when it comes to recruiting, but there's a double-standard going on there.
Sorry for the rant. I realize it's a great firm, especially for aspriring litigators. I was just put off by this.