Anonymous User wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Question for Ropes offerees: has there been a lot of outreach from partners or associates? Other firms have been in contact quite a bit, but silence from Ropes. Curious as to other offerees' experiences.
Anonymous User wrote:I'm surprised at how little outreach Ropes has done. Only an email from an associate. However, I think I was a last minute offer. Still, the contrast to other firms is stark.
Second anon, even if you were a last minute offer, I don't think their lack of outreach is reflective of that. I was essentially an auto-offer and the only outreach I got was a congratulatory email from one of my interviewers. It seems like that is pretty consistent across offerees. Congrats to you both on the offers.
1) could be that the ppl you interviewed with are too busy and forgot or didnt care to make the effort
2) morale could be very low at ropes given how they are being raided by K&E everywhere
For what it's worth, I'm a Ropes Boston associate and neither of these are true, at least in my experience. People are busy but certainly willing to take time to talk to offerees if they have questions.
To the anons wondering about outreach, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of your interviewers or recruiting if you have questions. Feel free to schedule a "second look" visit to meet with more attorneys if that would be helpful in your decision (if you're interested in a particular practice area you can meet with attorneys in that group). I think Ropes, especially in Boston, might at times rest on its laurels as a top Boston law firm a bit too much. However, we also aren't the "hard sell" type firm that is going to be borderline harassing law students with consistent calls and emails to accept their offers.
Ropes is a great place to begin your legal career and I have nothing but great things to say about the people I work with here and the type of work/responsibility I've been given.