Anonymous User wrote:
For those with offers from Covington, did you receive an offer letter in the mail in addition to a phone call? I got a phone call offer a little more than a week ago, but still haven't received an offer letter in the mail.
I'm another former Covington summer (going back... woo!). Last year, it took a good two weeks or so to get my letter after my phone call. I remember bc I was nervous about letting my other offers go until I had my Covington one in writing.
I agree with what others have said about hours... no face time... work hard and get it done, but no one is making sure you're at your desk to do it. They seem sincere about providing you with the technology you need to fit your work into your life. As the other summer said... some people with kids go home at 5 and then log in later in the evening.
It seems like people really take their vacation time, too. The thing I'm nervous about is that, based on at least one associate I know, it seems like partners will call you on your vacation and expect you to do work in response. I hate the idea of not really being on vacation when you're on vacation. I'm hoping that this is one of the situations where people will do it to you if you let them but will also respect your boundaries if you set up their expectations properly.
The social culture seems good to me... nice, friendly people to work with, but without a lot of pressure to spend your life with them after work. Of course, if what you want is for everyone to go to bars together after work... maybe not so much.
And, yeah, the bonuses aren't supposed to be anything to get your hopes up about.
Overall, I'm really pleased with Covington, though! They have such diverse practice areas that it gives you a lot of opportunity to find something that fits you. Nice people, financial stability (comparatively), good hours (again, comparatively), fantastic entry on your resume.