Anonymous User wrote:Lol, I interviewed on Thursday, and got my rejection letter this morning. They must have stuffed that letter the moment I went out the door. I didn't say it on here before just in case, but I didn't like it at all there, and I'm sure it showed (hence the quick rejection). The whole environment seemed way too stuffy for me. I go into interviews always with a relatively informal demeanor, always with a smile, telling jokes, having some fun, etc. And I just don't do well with older dudes who make the whole event seem much more serious than it really is. This is probably the least painful rejection I've gotten so far.
That says something for the folks who have gone a long time without a decision: If they don't want you, they would tell you real fast. If you haven't heard, it means you are still in the running, and not just a walking dead rejection.
To the people who have been asking, you don't have to interview with the hiring partner to get an offer.
If there's one word I've *never* heard used in the same sentence as Cahill, it's stuffy. By that, I don't mean the firm is perfect. However, I know a lot of people who are at NYC firms, and Wilkie and Cahill seem to be some of the most laid back cultures. (Very different cultures, but laid back in their own ways.)
That being said, I don't know how wise it would be to tell jokes to a big time partner at any firm. Depends on your personality/delivery, I guess, but I think it's a pretty risky strategy.