Anonymous User wrote:Sorry for the lack of responses, I don't check TLS that often anymore.
RS is a great place to work, and I really did like the culture there. Full-disclosure: I worked in a secondary market; but I got the assumption that all offices are basically the same with culture. In fact, things vary more with practice group than they do with office (like in general, the associates doing litigation, whether Philly, Pgh, NYC) tended to work earlier hours (like 7:30 or 8 to about 6) whereas those in the C&S group tend to work 9 or 9:30 to about 7 or 7:30. There's really no "screamers", some people are more difficult to work for, but I genuinely liked everyone in my group (even those in my group, but not my office).
I'm not 100% sure about whether they used to pay market, but I can guarantee that it is highly unlikely that they will go back to market anytime soon. I wouldn't take the whole switching back to 10wk programs and moving start dates up as a sign of increased salary. I know that they were planning to do both of those as soon as they felt the recovery was actually here to stay. Regarding salary though, as far as I know, it was not part of the plan to increase salary when mgmt felt the improved economy was here to stay.
But really, the reason you're going to RS is because of the culture. Some people don't "get it", but the majority of ppl at RS really like the ppl they work with and how the firm handles its business. Greg Jordan is a greater leader to have at the helm. He's very innovative and has a great business mind. I know after the whole implosion of Dewey he sat down with the partners and discussed the steps they put in place to make sure the same thing wouldn't happen at RS.
Anyway, hth. I'll check in later today/tomorrow.
thanks much. FWIW, apparently they paid market as recently as 2009 (from above the law), but I made my choice to go there next summer not expecting that to change.
feel free to not answer, but might I ask why you left? you are painting a pretty nice picture of RS, so just curious.