After offer - learning more about the firm

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After offer - learning more about the firm

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:16 pm

Once you have an offer, what's the best way to go about asking the Qs that you weren't supposed to ask in the CB, e.g. salary/bonus, billable hours, no-offers, and deferrals. Do you call up the people you interviewed with and ask them? The legal recruiter?

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Re: After offer - learning more about the firm

Postby Georgiana » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:29 pm

I actually just spoke with the partner I interviewed with and he asked what I wanted to know. And how he could convince me. I was very honest and said "you're my top choice but I want to do a little more research to make sure I don't find any skeletons. For example about the offer rate for this past summer"

He was super nice and was like well I don't think its public yet but told me their offer numbers anyway.

They want you to pick them now. Ask your questions. If its logistics I wouldn't call a partner I would call recruiting but if its something more substantive abt firm finances etc I would call whoever called to tell you about the offer or someone you interviewed with.

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Re: After offer - learning more about the firm

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Once you have an offer, what's the best way to go about asking the Qs that you weren't supposed to ask in the CB, e.g. salary/bonus, billable hours, no-offers, and deferrals. Do you call up the people you interviewed with and ask them? The legal recruiter?


Perhaps I'm way off but aren't at least billable hours, no-offers, and deferrals things you learn about during the call-back interview? I mean obviously you don't ask straight up, but in a round about way you find out one way or another don't you? i.e. asking about partnership tracks, expectations, firms outlook on the economy, etc...

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Re: After offer - learning more about the firm

Postby TTT-LS » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:11 pm

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