Katten offers/callbacks?

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:16 pm

My interview with Katten LA was easily the most unusual of any of my 20 interviews. Right off the bat, one of the interviewers, who looked very stressed, told me that associates are extremely stressed and work very long hours. She proceeded by saying how terrible the conditions were for a minute or two. All the while, the other interviewer starred at the one going on a tirade in horror. I didn't get a callback, but I don't think I would have been interested in one after that experience.

Is Katten known to be a sweatshop, or did I witness a mental breakdown?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My interview with Katten LA was easily the most unusual of any of my 20 interviews. Right off the bat, one of the interviewers, who looked very stressed, told me that associates are extremely stressed and work very long hours. She proceeded by saying how terrible the conditions were for a minute or two. All the while, the other interviewer starred at the one going on a tirade in horror. I didn't get a callback, but I don't think I would have been interested in one after that experience.

Is Katten known to be a sweatshop, or did I witness a mental breakdown?


Sounds like possibly both.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:43 pm

When are all y'all's callbacks? Mines not for a several weeks :(

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:When are all y'all's callbacks? Mines not for a several weeks :(

Anyone know if historically they roll their offers or wait until all/ most are done to give any (ny)?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:When are all y'all's callbacks? Mines not for a several weeks :(

Anyone know if historically they roll their offers or wait until all/ most are done to give any (ny)?

They roll. :(

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:When are all y'all's callbacks? Mines not for a several weeks :(

Anyone know if historically they roll their offers or wait until all/ most are done to give any (ny)?

They roll. :(

Why the sad face ?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:When are all y'all's callbacks? Mines not for a several weeks :(

Anyone know if historically they roll their offers or wait until all/ most are done to give any (ny)?

They roll. :(

Why the sad face ?

They did call backs at CLS and NYU before ours. Fewer places left, for us.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:37 pm

How late is too late for them?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How late is too late for them?

This implies that they've started giving offers. Is that confirmed yet ? At least for NY?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How late is too late for them?

This implies that they've started giving offers. Is that confirmed yet ? At least for NY?


I know someone who got dinged after CB.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How late is too late for them?

This implies that they've started giving offers. Is that confirmed yet ? At least for NY?


I know someone who got dinged after CB.


any idea how long after the CB and/or method of ding?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How late is too late for them?

This implies that they've started giving offers. Is that confirmed yet ? At least for NY?


I know someone who got dinged after CB.


any idea how long after the CB and/or method of ding?


I think a week or so, not sure of method, but prob. snail mail/email.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:CB in Los Angeles 10 days ago --> radio silence since.

Same anon. Still heard nothing.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:46 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How late is too late for them?

This implies that they've started giving offers. Is that confirmed yet ? At least for NY?

I know of at least one offer; not Fordham

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How late is too late for them?

This implies that they've started giving offers. Is that confirmed yet ? At least for NY?

I know of at least one offer; not Fordham


same question as above - do you know how long between cb--> offer? also, do you get offers based on when you interviewed or what school? like do they wait until everyone from your schools does their cb?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:33 pm

Anyone have info re the Chicago office? Did a CB with them last week, anxiously waiting for a response.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:26 pm

bump- any news lately?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:04 pm

Did Chicago over a week ago, haven't heard anything yet.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did Chicago over a week ago, haven't heard anything yet.


same silence here in NY ... anyone see a thread from last year or have any idea about how long they usually take?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Did Chicago over a week ago, haven't heard anything yet.


same silence here in NY ... anyone see a thread from last year or have any idea about how long they usually take?

When was your cb?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Did Chicago over a week ago, haven't heard anything yet.


same silence here in NY ... anyone see a thread from last year or have any idea about how long they usually take?

When was your cb?


end of last week have u heard?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Did Chicago over a week ago, haven't heard anything yet.


Same.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:35 am

I have a callback with Katten, but it's not until the last full week of September. One of my buddies has one the next week.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:38 am

hmm i would imagine they cant wait until everyone has done their CB to give offers though. people who did all of their CBs the last week of august/early september are going to have problems with offers expiring before hearing back from Katten

Anonymous User
Posts: 273050
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Katten offers/callbacks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My interview with Katten LA was easily the most unusual of any of my 20 interviews. Right off the bat, one of the interviewers, who looked very stressed, told me that associates are extremely stressed and work very long hours. She proceeded by saying how terrible the conditions were for a minute or two. All the while, the other interviewer starred at the one going on a tirade in horror. I didn't get a callback, but I don't think I would have been interested in one after that experience.

Is Katten known to be a sweatshop, or did I witness a mental breakdown?


Sounds like possibly both.


I have a friend who summered at Katten (Chicago) and I asked her about the firm when I got a screener there. She basically said that the summer program was extremely intense and difficult while other peer firms had much more rounded and fun summers. It was a weird response because it was literally the first thing she said about it and wasn't really a direct answer to my question. Almost like she was warning me about something. Anyway I didn't get a CB so whatevs but my sound byte paired with the one above seems interesting.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.