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Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:11 pm

Can anybody provide some info on this firm? They pay market and are known as a "lifestyle" firm..........What I'd like to know about is their personality fit. I've heard people throw around that they look for a very particular type of person to fit in to their culture, but I've never heard somebody say exactly what that is.

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby abc12345675 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:29 pm

I'd be interested in this, as well. Smalllish firm, but do some really cool work in the Hedge Fund community

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:42 pm

anyone?

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby LawIdiot86 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:49 pm

I had a callback with them. They have a low average hiring GPA, but interview a lot of people. I seem to remember hearing that they did something like 50-70 callbacks for a class of 9-11. They are IM focused and seemed to be looking for something specific, but I couldn't figure out what. Every associate had a wildly different background and personality. An interest or background in finance and business would probably be a good place to start.

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:27 pm

Anyone receive an offer from S&K yet?

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:33 pm

I have 2 friends with S&K callbacks (from a T14) who couldn't be more different from one another personality wise

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:45 pm

I went in recently and just did not get a good feel. Everyone was really nice, but it felt sleepy to me.

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I went in recently and just did not get a good feel. Everyone was really nice, but it felt sleepy to me.


What do you mean by sleepy? Also, can you describe your cb (questions asked, apparent expectations of candidate, etc.?)

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:48 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I went in recently and just did not get a good feel. Everyone was really nice, but it felt sleepy to me.


What do you mean by sleepy? Also, can you describe your cb (questions asked, apparent expectations of candidate, etc.?)


I don't know if it's the time of year, but the office seemed dead. Not to say I'm expecting Carnivale when I walk through the doors of a law firm, but I feel like other firms I've visited did a better job of conveying that "aspirational" quality to the type of work and position. The people seemed really happy and they seem to have good retention, but I just didn't feel like it was the right place for me.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great firm and the people were very nice, it's just I wasn't excited by the work they do or my interviewers.

The call back is typical. They'll ask what interested you in Seward and what you're looking for in a firm and summer program.

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:19 pm

Anyone receive an offer yet? Also, worth it to send thank you's post CB?

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:44 pm

Bump.

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone receive an offer yet? Also, worth it to send thank you's post CB?



late but no to thank yous. also heard they expect it to take 2-3 weeks from interview...

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:16 pm

Has anyone else still not heard back from them post-screener? Obviously I'm not holding my breath but maybe no news equals hope? Any idea of when they finish CBs?

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone else still not heard back from them post-screener? Obviously I'm not holding my breath but maybe no news equals hope? Any idea of when they finish CBs?

I also have not heard from them since my screener.

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:58 pm

Any offers yet?

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:03 pm

I had a callback there a couple summers ago and also felt it was a sleepy place. It's quiet and the partners are generally pretty old. Like others have said, associates were massively different from each other and I didn't get a cohesive feel from the place on the whole.

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:11 pm

Are you the same poster who mentioned the sleepy feel above?

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:48 pm

I have an offer. I really enjoyed the firm. I agree on the sleepiness, but not sure it's such a bad thing. Strongly considering them for both their niche practices and culture

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:49 pm

When was your CB?

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:01 pm

week of the 20th

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:week of the 20th


When did you hear after your CB?

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:week of the 20th


Did you find out about the offer at the end of this week? I had my CB the same week and have yet to hear anything.

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:17 pm

no, about 10 days ago

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:45 pm

mind posting your stats?

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Re: Seward & Kissel

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:46 pm

Anyone know of instances where offers go out ~3 weeks after callback?




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