Is Quinn a Sweatshop?

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Is Quinn a Sweatshop?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:38 am

Quinn has been one of my top choices for a long time. I guess I just buy into their marketing, and I had a great time meeting their people. That said, talking with people at OTHER law firms with whom I'm interviewing, when I bring them up people give me a knowing look and say, "I've heard they're ... very aggressive." "Intense" is also often used.

I was okay with this - I'm both aggresive and intense - until looking at the comments in this ATL post:

http://abovethelaw.com/2010/12/associat ... s#comments

So Quinn gave out these bonuses that included scales for people billing 3000+ hours. People really do that? Are the hours that much higher at Quinn? I like the sound of Quinn, but don't want to work THAT much more than peer firms, especially when I could get paid more at, like, Irell or Boies.

Does this reputation refer to all offices, or just the NY office? I'm interested in the CA offices.

note: I realize there's another thread titled "Quinn Emanuel" on this page, but it's on a completely different topic.

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Re: Is Quinn a Sweatshop?

Postby SleekFire » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:Quinn has been one of my top choices for a long time. I guess I just buy into their marketing, and I had a great time meeting their people. That said, talking with people at OTHER law firms with whom I'm interviewing, when I bring them up people give me a knowing look and say, "I've heard they're ... very aggressive." "Intense" is also often used.

I was okay with this - I'm both aggresive and intense - until looking at the comments in this ATL post:

http://abovethelaw.com/2010/12/associat ... s#comments

So Quinn gave out these bonuses that included scales for people billing 3000+ hours. People really do that? Are the hours that much higher at Quinn? I like the sound of Quinn, but don't want to work THAT much more than peer firms, especially when I could get paid more at, like, Irell or Boies.

Does this reputation refer to all offices, or just the NY office? I'm interested in the CA offices.

note: I realize there's another thread titled "Quinn Emanuel" on this page, but it's on a completely different topic.


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