thesealocust wrote:quakeroats wrote:PKSebben wrote:glitched wrote:How often does one get yelled at in Biglaw? That's one of the images I have about biglaw in my head - that upper level partners are yelling at their juniors, who yell at senior associates, who then yell at jr. associates, who then yell at their interns who then go home and compain to their friends. It's probably a misconception that I got from tv shows like how i met your mother, but is there any truth to it? I haven't really dealt with many bosses that have yelled at me for my mistakes, but instead have had them be incredibly passive-agressive. i don't know which one is worse... but to get on point - is yelling common?
It is not common at my firm but it happens.
What kind of yelling are you talking about? Minor, "come on" comments, full-on apoplectic rage, somewhere in between?
It varies a lot based on firm / practice area, but probably just more specifically personality. I've heard first-hand reports of screaming accompanied with objects being thrown, and I've also heard of places wear screaming is legitimately non-existent.
I think that from what I've experienced and heard from others there are partners that are "yellers" at just about every large law firm. You can't have a large number of partners without one being that type of person. At some firms it's much less common than others. And generally it's not associates yelling at other associates, it's basically partner to associate. I can say that I've been lucky to not have to deal with any of that, but I've definitely heard of other associates getting yelled at (full spit-flying rage)/stuff thrown at them.