What questions should I ask at my "second look" with a firm?

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What questions should I ask at my "second look" with a firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:03 pm

Have an offer where they invited me back in for a "second look".

My initial thoughts are to ask associates about: hours, how they are treated by partners, how long people tend to stay at the firm, social environment, making partner, exit options, getting assigned in dept. requested, stability of the firm, how much responsibility they get, day in the life etc.

Are these appropriate questions?

Also, I am scared to ask partners about any of that (I'm not even sure if I should ask associates)...what do I ask them?

Thanks!

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Re: What questions should I ask at my "second look" with a firm?

Postby PinkCow » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:12 pm

Well...I asked basically all of those questions at least once at my initial callbacks without very negative results. You should be fine when it's in your hands.

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Re: What questions should I ask at my "second look" with a firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:23 pm

Bump. Anyone care to share their experience with second-look interviews once you have received an offer? I'm going to a couple in NYC this coming week and a bit unsure of how pointed / candid to be in my questions. Are all of OP's questions fair game? I also wonder about the possibility to relocate to another office down the line e.g. if personal circumstances change, but don't want to burn bridges before I get a full-time offer after the summer.

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Re: What questions should I ask at my "second look" with a firm?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:35 am

Ask things you want to know

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Re: What questions should I ask at my "second look" with a firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:25 pm

I was doing the same. i have a few firms I'm trying to feel out if they are right for me. Going to spend some time thinking about it this week, will post what I come up with.

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Re: What questions should I ask at my "second look" with a firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:41 pm

Also having a hard time trying to figure out whether certain questions are more appropriate for juniors vs. partners. Some of OPs questions seem like they'd be better answered by a partner.

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Re: What questions should I ask at my "second look" with a firm?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:49 am

Related question: Is there an appropriate way for me to ask for a second-look (out of town candidate)?




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