Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

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How fucked am I?

Fucked
15
26%
Might still get an offer
42
74%
 
Total votes: 57

OhScalia
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Re: Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

Postby OhScalia » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:39 pm

We never get an update. Did you get an offer?

09042014
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Re: Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:06 pm

I don't want to out him, but no.

WalnutSurprise
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Re: Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

Postby WalnutSurprise » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:27 pm

Well, shit. I guess I should stop paying attention to those "just don't get sloppy drunk and hit on the partner's wife and you'll get an offer" threads.

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ExBiglawAssociate
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Re: Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:08 pm

WalnutSurprise wrote:Well, shit. I guess I should stop paying attention to those "just don't get sloppy drunk and hit on the partner's wife and you'll get an offer" threads.


Surprise, surprise: law firms don't want to hire people who do shitty work.

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Re: Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

Postby NYSprague » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:21 pm

Biglaw_Associate_V20 wrote:
WalnutSurprise wrote:Well, shit. I guess I should stop paying attention to those "just don't get sloppy drunk and hit on the partner's wife and you'll get an offer" threads.


Surprise, surprise: law firms don't want to hire people who do shitty work.


Or maybe the firm had financial pressures and needed to make cuts.

Or a combination of finances and a scathing review from a senior associate about something that was simple to find?

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Re: Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:36 pm

I am not the original poster of this thread but I had a scathing review from a rainmaking partner on a project last summer. All my other reviews were great except for this one that pretty much said "I would not support making an offer."

I went out of my way to thank the partner for the feedback, get another project from her, and kick that project's ass. Ended up with an offer.

Moral is, do not let one review scare you. Of course you do not prefer a negative review, but let your reaction speak more about you.

redsox550
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Re: Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

Postby redsox550 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:22 pm

How do y'all know if you got a bad report? I fear that one of the associates I worked for wasnt happy with my work.

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brotherdarkness
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Re: Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

Postby brotherdarkness » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:31 pm

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redsox550
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Re: Bad feedback from senior associate - no offer?

Postby redsox550 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:03 am

brotherdarkness wrote:
redsox550 wrote:How do y'all know if you got a bad report? I fear that one of the associates I worked for wasnt happy with my work.


Does you firm not have formal reviews midway through?


yes, i guess i wait until then




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