Davis Polk Interview Questions & Reviews in New York City, NY
Getting an Interview
Sumer Legal Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Davis Polk.
Interview Details – I sent in my resume and cover letter to HR and was contacted to set up an in-person interview. I went in and met with two HR managers, lasting a total of 30 minutes. I then met with another HR woman for about 15 minutes. Standard interview questions.
Interview Question – Pretty standard. Why Davis Polk? Why the law? What are your long-term goals? Answer Question
Summer Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Davis Polk in January 2010.
Interview Details – First there is an on-campus interview. If you get a call-back you spend half a day at the firm interviewing one on one with four or five lawyers. In about a week you hear back whether you got an offer.
Interview Question – What would you do differently if you could, in your past? Answer Question
Litigation Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Davis Polk in March 2010.
Interview Details – After contacting the hiring managers, I met with them for a couple of different groups within DPW. After that, I was called back a week or so later and spoke to 3-5 different associates for 3 different groups. Everyone was very pleasant and asked good questions. I really did love the people and the place.
- What are your strengths? Answer Question
- Why are you interested in (litigation/environmental/FIG/credit/etc) Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Another company offered me more