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Perfect firm, wrong office

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:47 pm

So I mass mailed and have a summer offer from my dream firm in a secondary market. Now I'm realizing I would rather be at HQ (most family/friends are there). What should I do? Office where I have the offer might let me split the summer 2/3 to 1/3, but they don't make those decisions until much later. The earlier I accept this offer, the more likely it is that I can split.

Should I do OCI at my school and use an offer from a different firm in the right market as leverage? Should I contact recruiting at HQ myself, or should I ask the person in my offer office to reach out to them for me (they've already discussed my split)? Should I accept for the secondary and hope my split works out (and hope they also give me an offer at HQ)? Any advice would be appreciated!

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Re: Perfect firm, wrong office

Postby fatduck » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The earlier I accept this offer, the more likely it is that I can split.

what makes you say that? seems like once you accept, you have no leverage.

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Re: Perfect firm, wrong office

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:59 pm

OP. Splitting is done fairly frequently and it's not a big deal, but they don't make those decisions this early. Accepting now will basically put me first on the list if anyone is able to do it, but it's not guaranteed.

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Re: Perfect firm, wrong office

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:16 pm

Pretty sure that splitting isn't a first come first served thing. Most firms require you to get an offer from each office before they allow you to split.

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Re: Perfect firm, wrong office

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Pretty sure that splitting isn't a first come first served thing. Most firms require you to get an offer from each office before they allow you to split.

That may well be true, but from my discussion with them they basically told me what I said above. There was no indication that I needed to interview with HQ for splitting purposes, only that getting to do so is not a guarantee.

As I said, I would rather be at HQ so any thoughts on the original question would be really helpful :)

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Re: Perfect firm, wrong office

Postby IAFG » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:04 pm

Usually satellite offices are less selective. Do you think you're as competitive for the home office?

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Re: Perfect firm, wrong office

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:21 pm

They only do SAs in two offices (offer office and HQ). Honestly couldn't say how competitive I would be, but probably on the lower end as they're known for being pretty selective and I have good grades but not amazing.

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Re: Perfect firm, wrong office

Postby IAFG » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:29 pm

What I am trying to say is, getting an offer at a less selective office doesn't really mean much for your home office chances. In fact, you might jeopardize your full time offer chances if you make is crystal clear to them that you'd rather be in a different city. Secondary markets can be touchy about that. I would DEFINITELY wait until you have another offer in hand before trying to get this firm to give you an offer in the home city or else indicating to them you'd rather be in the home city (like asking to split).

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Re: Perfect firm, wrong office

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:08 pm

Thank you!




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