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Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:26 pm

Hey all, my last CB is coming up and I was hoping the vast knowledge of TLS could help me get a job for next summer. Can anyone speak to the culture of the firm (I've heard sweatshop come up a few times), their particularly strong practice areas (if there is anything other than real state), and their reputation in NY?

Thanks!!!

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby ryanmot » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:57 pm

They got Dennis Block from CWT so the NY office has beefed up their M&A cred.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:54 am

Be careful and make sure you inquire about offer rates in the NY office. In their main HQ office in Miami, I heard more than 60% got no-offered this summer.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:Be careful and make sure you inquire about offer rates in the NY office. In their main HQ office in Miami, I heard more than 60% got no-offered this summer.


Where did you hear this? Their nalp form for miami lists that they had a 100 percent offer rate for the class of 2011. They typically only have SA classes of like 5 or so, so it is odd you heard they no offered 3 of the 5.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Be careful and make sure you inquire about offer rates in the NY office. In their main HQ office in Miami, I heard more than 60% got no-offered this summer.


No way that's the case. They're planning on having like eight this year. Why would they take so little to no-offer 2/3 of them? They said they don't want competition among summers, and all that would do is create competition.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:28 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Be careful and make sure you inquire about offer rates in the NY office. In their main HQ office in Miami, I heard more than 60% got no-offered this summer.


No way that's the case. They're planning on having like eight this year. Why would they take so little to no-offer 2/3 of them? They said they don't want competition among summers, and all that would do is create competition.


Directly from recruiting coordinator they no offer 1 last year b/c of personal issues with the candidate. Got an offer for the miami office yesterday.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Be careful and make sure you inquire about offer rates in the NY office. In their main HQ office in Miami, I heard more than 60% got no-offered this summer.


No way that's the case. They're planning on having like eight this year. Why would they take so little to no-offer 2/3 of them? They said they don't want competition among summers, and all that would do is create competition.


Directly from recruiting coordinator they no offer 1 last year b/c of personal issues with the candidate. Got an offer for the miami office yesterday.

When did you have your CB? Stats?

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:05 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Be careful and make sure you inquire about offer rates in the NY office. In their main HQ office in Miami, I heard more than 60% got no-offered this summer.


No way that's the case. They're planning on having like eight this year. Why would they take so little to no-offer 2/3 of them? They said they don't want competition among summers, and all that would do is create competition.


Directly from recruiting coordinator they no offer 1 last year b/c of personal issues with the candidate. Got an offer for the miami office yesterday.

When did you have your CB? Stats?


End of July, T-14 top ~30%.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:16 pm

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End of July, T-14 top ~30%.


That's awesome, congrats!!! Have a CB coming up with them (also Miami). Slightly nervous, but hoping for the best. Do you know how many SAs they're planning on having next summer?

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:17 pm

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End of July, T-14 top ~30%.


That's awesome, congrats!!! Have a CB coming up with them (also Miami). Slightly nervous, but hoping for the best. Do you know how many SAs they're planning on having next summer?


"Between 5 and 8"

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:05 pm

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:08 pm

I had a CB in LA a few weeks ago. They stressed how they were entrepreneurial and how a lot of them lateralled over from other firms because they felt like they were either too small a part of something to really take ownership of it or they weren't hands on enough. I think it's somewhat an-eat-what-you-kill firm but for the right person it could be a great fit. I know after your third year you aren't paid market and instead get a % of what you bill, that could be good or bad.

Whatever you do don't ask about the capital call.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:36 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Be careful and make sure you inquire about offer rates in the NY office. In their main HQ office in Miami, I heard more than 60% got no-offered this summer.


No way that's the case. They're planning on having like eight this year. Why would they take so little to no-offer 2/3 of them? They said they don't want competition among summers, and all that would do is create competition.


Directly from recruiting coordinator they no offer 1 last year b/c of personal issues with the candidate. Got an offer for the miami office yesterday.



+1. I got my offer for a different Florida office today. I hear things like sweatshop, but I think that's true for most first years.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby ryanmot » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:54 pm

GT really prefers laterals so it is an odd culture. I've heard people say there is very little unity and that people are loyal to partners or groups.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby wildhaggis » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a CB in LA a few weeks ago. They stressed how they were entrepreneurial and how a lot of them lateralled over from other firms because they felt like they were either too small a part of something to really take ownership of it or they weren't hands on enough. I think it's somewhat an-eat-what-you-kill firm but for the right person it could be a great fit. I know after your third year you aren't paid market and instead get a % of what you bill, that could be good or bad.

Whatever you do don't ask about the capital call.


Seems odd. Just the LA office?

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:25 pm

Any other thoughts on the NY office?

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:07 pm

Not sure if that compensation arrangement is just LA. They did seem to prefer laterals, which to me doesn't sound ideal, I generally preferred the firms where a large percentage of the people I met started as summers.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:48 pm

ryanmot wrote:GT really prefers laterals so it is an odd culture. I've heard people say there is very little unity and that people are loyal to partners or groups.


I can tell you that at the LA office this is not the case at all.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:42 pm

They have some nice offices in the movie "Casino Jack" with Kevin Spacey

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:53 pm

ryanmot wrote:They got Dennis Block from CWT so the NY office has beefed up their M&A cred.

He is also reported to be one of the least likeable human beings this side of Mussolini and terrible to work for, so take that fwiw.

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Re: Greenberg Traurig CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:35 pm

FWIW, I heard that GT made offers to 100% of the summers in their NY office last year and 100% accepted...




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