Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

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Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:21 am

Recent CB at a V60 (satellite office, northwest market), at the end of the day I was told enthusiastically by hiring partner I would be receiving an offer. Its been a week and a half, so I'm starting to wonder how long the process usually takes. It's my one and only offer :roll: so no worries about other deadlines. Would appreciate any insight! Thank you

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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:34 am

Guessing seattle KL Gates or Perkins. I'm jealous of you; wanted nothing more than either of those in my home market. Dinged by both. Can you tell me your stats? tier school / rank?

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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

Postby PB&J.D. » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:02 am

The PNW is a very slow moving market. You'll see that if you check out the "Let's Talk Seattle" thread discussions from previous years. I'd expect to hear back in the next two weeks; they didn't forget about you.

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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

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Anonymous User wrote:Guessing seattle KL Gates or Perkins. I'm jealous of you; wanted nothing more than either of those in my home market. Dinged by both. Can you tell me your stats? tier school / rank?


I'm still completely shocked that this is even happening, spent a year mass mailing/applying and didn't get a single interview ANYWHERE. Keep working at it and it can happen down the road.

Went to a T30 in the Northeast, graduated top third, (shitty) secondary journal and trial ad, lots of work experience during school. Do NOT have strong ties to the region, but I spent 14 months after law school with a federal agency (because I couldn't get a job in private practice) and I'm 99% sure that experience is what got me the offer because the firm is expecting a lot of work in that area.

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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:31 am

PB&J.D. wrote:The PNW is a very slow moving market. You'll see that if you check out the "Let's Talk Seattle" thread discussions from previous years. I'd expect to hear back in the next two weeks; they didn't forget about you.


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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

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PB&J.D. wrote:The PNW is a very slow moving market. You'll see that if you check out the "Let's Talk Seattle" thread discussions from previous years. I'd expect to hear back in the next two weeks; they didn't forget about you.


I have a similar situation, except its been 3 weeks and I'm in Texas. Any thoughts?

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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:04 pm

OP, if it's Perkins, they will get back to you when they are good and ready. The firm is great; their recruiting department is absolutely terrible. By far the worst experience I had. Expect them to expect you to ask other offers for extensions, to ignore your emails or calls, and to beat around the bush about a number of logistics. To be fair, you should have had that experience when trying to schedule your callback, too.

To be clear: great firm; really nice people; bad systems.

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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

Postby PB&J.D. » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:57 pm

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PB&J.D. wrote:The PNW is a very slow moving market. You'll see that if you check out the "Let's Talk Seattle" thread discussions from previous years. I'd expect to hear back in the next two weeks; they didn't forget about you.


I have a similar situation, except its been 3 weeks and I'm in Texas. Any thoughts?

Sorry--I don't know anything about the TX market. 3 weeks is a long time (especially if this is a 2L/OCI-track interview), but keep sending applications if you haven't secured something else.

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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:42 am

hmm im in the same boat. Everyone was jolly at the end of my cb day and said they'd start working on my offer. Biglaw in Atlanta. Its been 2 weeks. How long do these things usually take? are they doing background checks? none of my references have told me they were called

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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:02 pm

interviewed with a v100 in virginia market and have same situation, its been 10 days, is it ok to reach out to them and ask for a timeline?

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Re: Told at end of CB I would receive an offer, its been a while, how long does the process usually take?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:56 pm

Out of curiosity, anyone know what the longest someone's had to wait to hear back from PC? from interview to CB email and from CB to offer/ding?

Anonymous User wrote:OP, if it's Perkins, they will get back to you when they are good and ready. The firm is great; their recruiting department is absolutely terrible. By far the worst experience I had. Expect them to expect you to ask other offers for extensions, to ignore your emails or calls, and to beat around the bush about a number of logistics. To be fair, you should have had that experience when trying to schedule your callback, too.

To be clear: great firm; really nice people; bad systems.



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