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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:23 am

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Anonymous User wrote:What's the general perception re Skadden boston? I know they only do M&A. If that's what I want to do would it be crazy to go there over big three firms? I've liked the people I've met with a lot.


Just to be clear, Skadden Boston doesn't only do M&A--they have a legit and well regarded litigation group. If you meant that they only do M&A on the corporate side, that's pretty much true. They have very small groups in Investment Management and Executive Compensation/Benefits, but you can't count on those groups to be hiring in any given year.

I have also heard bad things about the work environment.


Skadden Boston will grind your ass out faster than other Boston firms. You'll be working 9AM - midnight (or later) regularly, not 9-6 or 7 with the occasional late night.


Is this from personal experience? True on lit and corp sides?


When I did my screener with Skadden, the partner interviewing me seemed incredibly exhausted. He was totally zoned out. I guess it's not fair to judge a firm based on one person on one day, but it definitely made an impression on me.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:31 pm

if the skadden poster is at BC just go ask a professor.. we have a relatively young prof that worked there as an associate within the past 5 years

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:38 pm

a former legal assistant there told me it was a really bad place to work, but I think that is a general complaint of most staff members at big law firms. I think its a general fact of life that the ratio of pay scale to aggravation determines your perception of how pleasant a job is.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:33 pm

9-6 or 7 ---> Are you sure that is the typical day for a 1-4 yr associate? Have you looked at the billable requirements, its almost impossible to make it work like that.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:05 am

Anyone get offers over the long weekend?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:11 am

Anyone hear back from DC or LA programs?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:14 am

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:38 pm

Any Weil boston offers?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:34 pm

anything today? I was really hoping to hear something today.

Also, is there anyone else who hasn't been dinged from Weil Boston yet from OCI? They either forgot about me or I'm in some sort of back up pile.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:04 pm

Anyone hear from Mintz yet? Someone said that offers would come "on or shortly after 9/1." I'm not sure if they actually started on Sunday/Monday, if today was the first day of offers, or if they haven't started. A thread from a previous year noted that the hiring committee met on Wednesdays, but I'm not sure if that's still the case.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear from Mintz yet? Someone said that offers would come "on or shortly after 9/1." I'm not sure if they actually started on Sunday/Monday, if today was the first day of offers, or if they haven't started. A thread from a previous year noted that the hiring committee met on Wednesdays, but I'm not sure if that's still the case.



I also had a Mintz CB and haven't heard yet.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:23 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone hear from Mintz yet? Someone said that offers would come "on or shortly after 9/1." I'm not sure if they actually started on Sunday/Monday, if today was the first day of offers, or if they haven't started. A thread from a previous year noted that the hiring committee met on Wednesdays, but I'm not sure if that's still the case.



I also had a Mintz CB and haven't heard yet.


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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:anything today? I was really hoping to hear something today.

Also, is there anyone else who hasn't been dinged from Weil Boston yet from OCI? They either forgot about me or I'm in some sort of back up pile.



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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:13 pm

has anyone heard from ropes since the reception last week?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:38 pm

any choate? any other offers?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:04 pm

I was told that Mintz will only have seven summers in the Boston office and two offers will go to law students who previously worked as project analyst at the firm.

Good luck...

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:05 pm

What was the purpose of the Ropes reception?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What was the purpose of the Ropes reception?


it was for bc callback-ees

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I was told that Mintz will only have seven summers in the Boston office and two offers will go to law students who previously worked as project analyst at the firm.

Good luck...


Eek. I knew a small summer class but didn't realize two spots were spoken for already.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:33 am

they told me 8-10 when I interviewed there but maybe your info is more current.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:04 pm

Sullivan & Worcester Ding from CB via email. ouch.

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:50 pm

Sorry to hear about the S&W ding. hopefully you get better news soon!

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:18 pm

GP Ding from screener via email today

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:GP Ding from screener via email today


Which office? Has anyone heard anything from GP NY?

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Re: BC/BU OCI

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:32 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:GP Ding from screener via email today


Which office? Has anyone heard anything from GP NY?


Boston




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