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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:20 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:any clues on the detroit office? Pay, are they taking laterals yet, what their summer class is looking like?

The firm just announced a lateral partner in the M&A group going to Detroit. Don't know about associates but it's worth a call. Also don't know if they will be taking summers yet.

Not on your list but an unsolicited commentary: One of the partners selected to start up the office is one of my absolute favorite people in the firm.


Pretty sure there's not going to be a summer class for a while. That's too much overhead for that small an office.


a few kids at my school, T20, interviewed with them for a summer spot in Detroit. No word if they got it though.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:46 pm

Know people who received summer offers at Detroit office

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Re: Jones Day

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone comment on what the interview process is like at Jones Day's Pittsburgh office?


I answered this question in the Pgh Biglaw thread

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Abbie Doobie » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:48 pm

any updates on the detroit office? will be interesting to see where they set associate salaries. my guess is it will be the same as cleveland/columbus.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:45 pm

Abbie Doobie wrote:any updates on the detroit office? will be interesting to see where they set associate salaries. my guess is it will be the same as cleveland/columbus.


What's that, 140k? I know that's where Foley lands and i'm guessing they'll peg with that, maybe 145 which would be nice. Create some upward pressure especially with Gunderson and Taft entering the fray for the metro area as well.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Abbie Doobie » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:22 pm

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Abbie Doobie wrote:any updates on the detroit office? will be interesting to see where they set associate salaries. my guess is it will be the same as cleveland/columbus.


What's that, 140k? I know that's where Foley lands and i'm guessing they'll peg with that, maybe 145 which would be nice. Create some upward pressure especially with Gunderson and Taft entering the fray for the metro area as well.


i checked nalp right after i posted that and it looks like they are setting the starting salary at $145k (same as cleveland/columbus) which looks to be the highest in the city. it's pretty tempting considering that i'm from mi and wouldn't mind moving back home and i'd probably come out ahead compared to the $160k i'm at in a major city due to substantially lower col. my only concern is that being associate in a tiny office in detroit will probably limit my in-house exit options.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:01 pm

How competitive is it for 1L SA positions coming from a T-14 aiming for the smaller markets (Columbus,Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit)? Is top 5-10% still necessary?

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:42 pm

As a Firm, fit is more important than grades and there is no real cut off. Certainly you must have something impressive on the resume and transcript, but it doesn't mean you need to be at the tip-top of your T-14 class. (Clearly above median should suffice to have a fair shot if you do well in the screener)

We also hire from lots of schools outside the T-14 (as compared to peer firms). The further outside the top schools you get, the more interviewers will expect top academic credentials.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:09 pm

Does JD give out holiday gifts to incoming SAs?

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does JD give out holiday gifts to incoming SAs?


Also interested in this. My guess is no, but I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:46 pm

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Also interested in this. My guess is no, but I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

If we were to tell you, you wouldn't be pleasantly surprised now, would you? :mrgreen:

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does JD give out holiday gifts to incoming SAs?


Also interested in this. My guess is no, but I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

If we were to tell you, you wouldn't be pleasantly surprised now, would you? :mrgreen:


But the answer is still no.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:59 pm

Does anyone know what the schedule has been like for summer associates over the last few years? I'm trying to plan a vacation, and I don't want to pester the firm for dates

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:05 pm

The time at the firm for summer associates is always approximately May 19th-August 1st.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The time at the firm for summer associates is always approximately May 19th-August 1st.


Thanks a bunch for this!!

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:29 pm

Does anyone know the dress code at the Pittsburgh office?

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Re: Jones Day

Postby JohannDeMann » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know the dress code at the Pittsburgh office?


probably wear a suit every fucking day except friday when they let you take the shackles off

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:02 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know the dress code at the Pittsburgh office?


probably wear a suit every fucking day except friday when they let you take the shackles off

Boo fucking hoo. It's just clothes. If they fit right there is no difference between a suit and business casual.

Firmwide, the policy is business formal every day. I know DC and am pretty sure Cleveland stick closely to the policy. I get the impression Pitt does too. Other offices adhere to varying degrees.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:57 pm

When does salary go up? If an associate started October 2015 does salary get reconsidered in July 2016?

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Re: Jones Day

Postby RaceJudicata » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:12 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know the dress code at the Pittsburgh office?


probably wear a suit every fucking day except friday when they let you take the shackles off

Boo fucking hoo. It's just clothes. If they fit right there is no difference between a suit and business casual.

Firmwide, the policy is business formal every day. I know DC and am pretty sure Cleveland stick closely to the policy. I get the impression Pitt does too. Other offices adhere to varying degrees.


Simply not true. For a guy, wearing a tie is never as comfortable as not wearing a tie.

ETA: Suit everyday..that blows

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:When does salary go up? If an associate started October 2015 does salary get reconsidered in July 2016?


Yes, and every July thereafter.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby homestyle28 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:55 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:When does salary go up? If an associate started October 2015 does salary get reconsidered in July 2016?


Yes, and every July thereafter.


I can confirm that this is wrong.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby bill1995 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:33 pm

Hey,
Im trying to pick a law school and hoping to have a shot at summer work or possibly full time employment with Jones Day or someone comparable in Cleveland, wondering if going to a low ranked regional like Cleveland State for free gives me that opportunity if I do well or if I should take on the debt with an Ohio State level school. T14 are not really in the cards, the highest ranked school I've gotten into is Notre Dame. Thanks.

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Re: Jones Day

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:56 pm

bill1995 wrote:Hey,
Im trying to pick a law school and hoping to have a shot at summer work or possibly full time employment with Jones Day or someone comparable in Cleveland, wondering if going to a low ranked regional like Cleveland State for free gives me that opportunity if I do well or if I should take on the debt with an Ohio State level school. T14 are not really in the cards, the highest ranked school I've gotten into is Notre Dame. Thanks.

While we do tend to value school diversity a bit more than peer firms, your odds will improve by going to an Ohio Stare or ND. The firm has deep ties to ND from the Managing Partner on down. The DC hiring partner is a Buckeye.

That said, Cleveland State isn't impossible. Check out www.jonesday.com/_lawyers/Search.aspx and search the schools you are interested in. For Cleveland State, there are 14 associates, but at least one of those went there for undergrad. But still there are generally 1-2 in each year group 2009-2015. All in the Cleveland office.




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