Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Was the associate who told you not to work there, by chance, black? Just wondering if we had the same guy, or if everyone hates their job?
Also, a friend interviewed same day, got a callback 3 days later, I haven't been rejected yet, so maybe they are holding onto my file.
Looks like disdain for cadwalader is ushering us into a post-racial america. We had different associates.
I figured it was the vaguest description I could give without outing the interviewer, as much as he hates his job, I'd hate to get him fired.
From what I've heard, pretty much no biglaw associate enjoys their jobs. This is total conjecture, but I think Cadwalader associates may be more willing to express their feelings honestly because the firm has a more "up front" culture.
Disagree. I've met lots of people during this recruiting cycle, and know many associates IRL, who are happy in BigLaw and genuinely enjoy what they are doing. They might not see themselves doing it forever, and they acknowledge the difficult parts of the lifestyle, but they are learning a lot and building good connections in environments that are fairly collaborative and full of intelligent peers. It's not all doom and gloom. Furthermore, many career paths are equally depressing at an entry-level, particularly the well-compensated ones (see: banking, consulting, medical residency, engineering). The grass is the same color everywhere.