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DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:22 pm

anyone?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:23 pm

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got mine this morning--thrilled. interviewed last week (after wednesday).

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:47 pm

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got mine this morning--thrilled. interviewed last week (after wednesday).


i interviewed tuesday - i guess that means ding :(

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:04 pm

DPW took a week and change to get back to me. They don't necessarily do it in order, depending on people filling out evaluations etc.

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:17 pm

What sorts of questions were asked? How was the atmosphere? What is their normal offer rate?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What sorts of questions were asked? How was the atmosphere? What is their normal offer rate?


pretty similar to screening round, but conversations are longer which is fine cuz I had a lot of questions I wanted to ask (not generic questions but ones I was actually interested in). people are super super nice, very cordial and respectful. the office is incredible (only Cleary and Sullcrom are on par in my opinion), however it is an evaluation round. Unlike some firms which are just pitching to you during the callback round, DPW actually does try to learn more about you as a person. be prepared to discuss some legal issues if you have them on your resume, they weren't necessarily testing me but they wanted to know I could speak intelligently about them. also, very curious interviewers; they weren't just going through the motions, they actually wanted to know what I did and why.

offer rate at my school at the callback stage is ~25%

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:24 pm

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got mine this morning--thrilled. interviewed last week (after wednesday).


Stats?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:46 pm

My stats are way below what you would expect a normal DPW callback to come from. Top 1/4 from MVP. Are my odds lower for an offer than others? Does getting a callback mean that you have met the minimum and they would definitely hire you?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My stats are way below what you would expect a normal DPW callback to come from. Top 1/4 from MVP. Are my odds lower for an offer than others? Does getting a callback mean that you have met the minimum and they would definitely hire you?


Top 1/4 from MVP is not "way below" what you would expect a normal DPW callback to come from. Not even close. The firm routinely hires people that they want from top of the class down to only a little better than median from the schools the recruit heavily from (basically all of the T14).

It's impossible to say what your odds are now, but you're certainly in the running.

Everyone needs to relax on timing. DPW is slow and deliberate and people are very busy in August. You can't infer anything from silence on their part.

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:09 pm

Do they really give offers on a Saturday? seems strange, I don't think the recruiting people work on saturdays, and I doubt all 15 of the partners on the hiring committee met today. can anyone else confirm an offer?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My stats are way below what you would expect a normal DPW callback to come from. Top 1/4 from MVP. Are my odds lower for an offer than others? Does getting a callback mean that you have met the minimum and they would definitely hire you?


A reasonable %-age of DPW people are in that bucket. I got an offer with top 20% at T7-14. I think once you're past their grade hurdle (which isnt as high as you would think) it's all about personality.

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:My stats are way below what you would expect a normal DPW callback to come from. Top 1/4 from MVP. Are my odds lower for an offer than others? Does getting a callback mean that you have met the minimum and they would definitely hire you?


A reasonable %-age of DPW people are in that bucket. I got an offer with top 20% at T7-14. I think once you're past their grade hurdle (which isnt as high as you would think) it's all about personality.


when did you get your offer / interview?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:58 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:My stats are way below what you would expect a normal DPW callback to come from. Top 1/4 from MVP. Are my odds lower for an offer than others? Does getting a callback mean that you have met the minimum and they would definitely hire you?


A reasonable %-age of DPW people are in that bucket. I got an offer with top 20% at T7-14. I think once you're past their grade hurdle (which isnt as high as you would think) it's all about personality.


when did you get your offer / interview?


Callback after 2 days, offer after one week.

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:27 pm

Congrats

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:03 pm

anyone else receive an offer?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:06 am

bump

anyone who interviewed last week hear anything this week?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:57 pm

Got an offer this afternoon by phone message!

CB was on Monday of this week.

The partner invited me to join for the summer, and wished me well in weathering out the storm here in NYC this weekend.

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer this afternoon by phone message!

CB was on Monday of this week.

The partner invited me to join for the summer, and wished me well in weathering out the storm here in NYC this weekend.


Anyone here choosing between DPW and other V5 firms?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer this afternoon by phone message!

CB was on Monday of this week.

The partner invited me to join for the summer, and wished me well in weathering out the storm here in NYC this weekend.



what office?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:57 pm

Has anyone that interviewed this past wednesday (aug 24) heard anything yet?

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone that interviewed this past wednesday (aug 24) heard anything yet?


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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:34 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone that interviewed this past wednesday (aug 24) heard anything yet?


bump


Nope nothing yet

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:18 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone that interviewed this past wednesday (aug 24) heard anything yet?


bump


Nope nothing yet


i have heard of someone that received an offer call last friday night. however, most of the people i know that interviewed last wed and thur (including myself) have yet to hear.

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer this afternoon by phone message!

CB was on Monday of this week.

The partner invited me to join for the summer, and wished me well in weathering out the storm here in NYC this weekend.


Anyone here choosing between DPW and other V5 firms?


My choice spread is a fairly wide one:

V13, V89, and DPW. I will decline offers just as soon as I am holding an offer letter in my hand.

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Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer this afternoon by phone message!

CB was on Monday of this week.

The partner invited me to join for the summer, and wished me well in weathering out the storm here in NYC this weekend.



what office?


NYC

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Re: DPW offers

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Got an offer this afternoon by phone message!

CB was on Monday of this week.

The partner invited me to join for the summer, and wished me well in weathering out the storm here in NYC this weekend.


Stats?




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