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Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:34 pm

Any inside information here? Hours, what bonuses are like (they mention a range from 5k-25k for signing, but is that just one 25k and the rest 5k without anything in between?), offer rates?

Seems to be a dearth of info here.

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:12 pm

Idk if this is the kind of info you're looking for, but FWIW a good friend of mine interviewed with them and seemed to have the impression that they're total d-bags. Might have just been my friend's experience, though. Who knows.

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:32 pm

they did oci at our school dressed in sandals and cargo shorts. they gave off a weird, look at us, "we are such rebels" vibe that was kind of offputting..

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:58 pm

interviewed with them as well. same comments on the dress except one guy was wearing an open shirt with something like a wifebeater on and was super hairy. It was fairly disgusting. Additionally, throughout the interview, neither of the interviewers looked at me. one was on his computer the entire time, while the other was furiously texting away. I guess social skills aren't required for searching the internet to sign up plaintiffs.

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:09 pm

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby NYstate » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:16 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:I had a screener with them that began by them handing me a yo-yo and deck of cards and asking me to perform tricks. They were also dressed very casually and were on their phones/computers the whole time. It was an odd experience. I believe they're also the firm that pranked the summers by hiring an actor to pretend to be an intern a fellow summer hired to do his or her work for some menial hourly wage (there's a story about this somewhere on ATL).


http://abovethelaw.com/2013/08/this-fir ... associate/

I don't know anything about this firm.

OP: what is your situation? You have a callback, offer or just an interest in their practice?

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby blackhawkfan » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:28 pm

legitimately curious if you did a callback what it was like.

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:51 am

Anonymous User wrote:Idk if this is the kind of info you're looking for, but FWIW a good friend of mine interviewed with them and seemed to have the impression that they're total d-bags. Might have just been my friend's experience, though. Who knows.


I didn't get that impression from them. I didn't do a callback with them, but met them at a volleyball game/social gathering they organized. Granted, I'm a young male, but for the most part they seemed like folks I'd like to get a drink with.

Now, the hairy guy--or at least who I think he is--I got a bad vibe from as well. I just shrugged it off and figured he had chip on his shoulder interviewing at our school.

I'm very curious, as well, what one of their callbacks is like.

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:19 am

NYstate wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:I had a screener with them that began by them handing me a yo-yo and deck of cards and asking me to perform tricks. They were also dressed very casually and were on their phones/computers the whole time. It was an odd experience. I believe they're also the firm that pranked the summers by hiring an actor to pretend to be an intern a fellow summer hired to do his or her work for some menial hourly wage (there's a story about this somewhere on ATL).


http://abovethelaw.com/2013/08/this-fir ... associate/

I don't know anything about this firm.

OP: what is your situation? You have a callback, offer or just an interest in their practice?


OP here. Did a callback a few days ago and it went well. Just trying to decide if I would take it over other Chicago Biglaw offers that are available.

To those that asked: callback is essentially like 7 different screeners. Some ask much tougher/personal questions than others.

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby hoos89 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:08 pm

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Randomnumbers » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:36 pm

hoos89 wrote:If you have an offer, I think it would be reasonable to just ask them what their offer rates have been for the last few years.


Spoiler: Not that great.

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:22 pm

Randomnumbers wrote:
hoos89 wrote:If you have an offer, I think it would be reasonable to just ask them what their offer rates have been for the last few years.


Spoiler: Not that great.


I haven't seen the rest of that movie, so just curious where you got that information?

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:19 pm

also curious about their offer rate

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:46 pm

Not that poster, but as far as I know, they took about 7 SAs this past summer - I know they didn't give offers to at least one, but I don't know specifically how many. Also, if you think about the size of the firm - about 30 attorneys - 7 is a huge percentage of that, so it doesn't make sense that they would be able to give offers to all of them

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:05 pm

What is compensation like?

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Re: Edelson Chicago

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is compensation like?


$2,000/wk for SAs

http://about.bloomberglaw.com/practitio ... -they-are/




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