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Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:45 pm

What are the worst firms to work for?

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby ben4847 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:51 pm

law firms. FTW

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:53 pm

Cadwalader is the notorious one, right?

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:58 pm

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

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latham

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:09 pm

All of them.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:10 pm

Quinn. /thread

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:14 pm

why latham?

why quinn?

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:why latham?


Partners have pretty much zero respect for the associates and aren't afraid to fuck over some junior people to make their own paychecks fatter. Maybe some potential doubts about financial stability overall, but really, it's the first thing that make people hate Latham.

why quinn?


The asshole:normal-person ratio is pretty depressing there, and they have a reputation for working their associates to the bone.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:20 pm

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
why quinn?


The asshole:normal-person ratio is pretty depressing there, and they have a reputation for working their associates to the bone.

However:



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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:latham


So while Latham is notorious for long hours, generally Latham is believed to be a very good place to work in terms of culture and collegiality ... I guess you also have to look past the whole getting "Lathamed" part as well ...

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Bronte » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:19 pm

chadwick218 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:latham


So while Latham is notorious for long hours, generally Latham is believed to be a very good place to work in terms of culture and collegiality ... I guess you also have to look past the whole getting "Lathamed" part as well ...


The fact that Latham laid off first years during teh shitshow is a huge black mark on their reputation as it pertains to young recruits. Otherwise, however, they are known for having a great culture as far as that goes for big law firms. I'm close to a number of people who work there, and it's definitely one of the "fun" firms (again, in relative terms).

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:36 pm

I've heard Cahill is full of tools and gunners. Not verified, but FWIW they did indeed hire tools and gunners from my school.

Also an associate from my firm who lateraled from Cahill was not too fond of people at Cahill.
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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:38 pm

You remember that whole Quinn debacle re: the hiking trip? They not only made the fallen SA's pay for the helicopter ride, they also made them pay for the shipping of the packs they left behind, meaning they paid for 2 helicopter rides.

No. Really. ATL missed the best part of the story.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've heard Cahill is full of tools and gunners. Not verified, but FWIW they did indeed hire tools and gunners from my school.

Also an associate from my firm who lateraled from Cahill was not too fond of people at Cahill.


All of the attys I have met from Cahill NY have been extraordinarily nice.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:You remember that whole Quinn debacle re: the hiking trip? They not only made the fallen SA's pay for the helicopter ride, they also made them pay for the shipping of the packs they left behind, meaning they paid for 2 helicopter rides.

No. Really. ATL missed the best part of the story.

I have direct knowledge of what happend on the Quinn hike, and the above is not true.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby mths » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:You remember that whole Quinn debacle re: the hiking trip? They not only made the fallen SA's pay for the helicopter ride, they also made them pay for the shipping of the packs they left behind, meaning they paid for 2 helicopter rides.

No. Really. ATL missed the best part of the story.

Omg

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:41 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:You remember that whole Quinn debacle re: the hiking trip? They not only made the fallen SA's pay for the helicopter ride, they also made them pay for the shipping of the packs they left behind, meaning they paid for 2 helicopter rides.

No. Really. ATL missed the best part of the story.

I have direct knowledge of what happend on the Quinn hike, and the above is not true.


Yeah, this is definitely not true. Really can't understand why Quinn gets such a hard rap on these boards, especially from people who clearly have no idea what they are talking about. As to the commenter above about the asshole:normal ratio, I worked in the NY office and found all of the partners and associates I worked with to be genuinely nice people who thoroughly enjoy their jobs. That said, I can't deny that people work pretty substantial hours and people do look tired a lot.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've heard Cahill is full of tools and gunners. Not verified, but FWIW they did indeed hire tools and gunners from my school.

Also an associate from my firm who lateraled from Cahill was not too fond of people at Cahill.


Did a CB there last year and, while most people were chill, there really were some weirdos.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've heard Cahill is full of tools and gunners. Not verified, but FWIW they did indeed hire tools and gunners from my school.

Also an associate from my firm who lateraled from Cahill was not too fond of people at Cahill.


I can verify that it's a very difficult firm to work at. Free market firms also tend to attract extreme Type A's and if you don't fall into that category it can be not-fun.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby fatduck » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:46 pm

people who work for quinn say everyone is nice and friendly, everyone else says they're raging douches

the common explanation seems to be that everyone is "just hating" and that you have to understand quinn's "unique culture" - but this just makes me think quinners are in denial about being assholes. thoughts?

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby tyler.durden » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:53 pm

Just read everything I could find about Quinn hikes. Don't know about the SAs paying for heli rides but the rest sounds badass. I'd love to work for a firm that encourages associates to be physically fit and mentally tough.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:02 am

I thought Quinn came off as pretty douche-y during OCI. Wouldn't want to work there. The partner was sloppy, fat, and wearing cargo shorts. Definitely not physically fit in the least.

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Re: Worst Firms to Work For?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:I thought Quinn came off as pretty douche-y during OCI. Wouldn't want to work there. The partner was sloppy, fat, and wearing cargo shorts. Definitely not physically fit in the least.


I guess only associates are expected to be fit.
Partners only need to be able to golf.




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