Fresh Prince wrote:Their litigators are borderline incompetent, though.
Why? Has this always been so? I'm leaning lit and my other options are all much lower V# but strong in lit.
Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Not OP but on the brink of accepting S&C offer with good alternatives. Please elaborate in excessive detail if possible.
Just came back from S&C callback (with offer) and everyone was really nice. Partners I met with were really friendly.
What are your "good alternatives" BTW? I have some other V5 offers I'm comparing with S&C. Really like S&C, but Skadden is very similar with perhaps better name recognition in the corporate world.
They roll out the red carpet for interviews and give offers on the spot because that's probably about as long as they can stay friendly if it's as bad as everyone says. Makes me skeptical. My alternatives are all V20 with much higher associate satisfaction rankings. I'd really like someone who's seen their other side to just tell it like it is so I can make an informed decision about being a prestige whore.
Anonymous User wrote:Fresh Prince wrote:y alternatives are all V20 with much higher associate satisfaction rankings
I really wouldn't take those rankings seriously. A V20 in NYC is going to be pretty miserable from the get-go. You should be focusing on choosing a place that will set you up well for where you want to be after your stint at the firm. Some people prefer hands-on experience. Others prefer great formal training. Some people find they work best in environments like S&C, and others enjoy more polite atmospheres. At the end of the day, it comes down to what suits you best and where you think you'll shine so that the right people will notice you at the right time.
So nobody is able to produce any actual dirt on S&C? Anecdotes? Adjectives? Pre-lateral memoirs?
Fresh Prince wrote:I really wouldn't take those rankings seriously. A V20 in NYC is going to be pretty miserable from the get-go.
This is blatantly not true. Many people (friends, not people I randomly met at interviews) are quite happy at their firms. Busy, but happy. Miserable, but happy.
I can assure you that the difference in exit options or caliber of work between a place like DPW and S&C doesn't really exist, and if it does exist, is so minute that it can't justify even a year of being miserable if you would be happier somewhere else.
At the end of the day, it comes down to what suits you best and where you think you'll shine so that the right people will notice you at the right time.
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