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    Paralegal Clerk Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Baker Botts.

    Interview

    On campus interview with hiring manager for the clerks. Within the week received notification that I had been accepted for an onsite interview. The onsite interview consisted of meeting with the hiring manager again and then interviewing separately with 5 paralegals from different departments. Offered position a few weeks later. Worked with one of the paralegals I interviewed with so there was probably matching of personalities going on during the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were especially difficult or unexpected. Asked general questions like interests, why I wanted to work in the legal field, where I saw myself in 5 years, plans for graduate school.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. In the clerk position you could take the offer or leave it.

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    Summer Associate Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    First there was an on-campus interview by two attorneys followed by half-day callback visit to the firm's office. The callback consisted of several interviews interviews lasting between 20 to 30 minutes. The interviews were a mix of associates and partners.

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    HelpDesk - Contract Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Baker Botts (Houston, TX) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Did not get a chance to interview for more than 12 minutes. The Manager interviewing looked at my LinkedIn profile and had her mind made up that I would not be hired, even though I was fully qualified. I am white male, she is a woman of color. Less than a week after the Zimmerman trial. It wasn't hard to figure out.....as she didn't want to hear anything I had to say about my qualifications or interest in the company. You could hear the tone in her voice that she did not want to interview me. She cut it short quickly. I was and still am in shock that this would go on at a Law Firm, but I'm sure upper management has no idea.

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    Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Baker Botts (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Two step, first HR, then meeting with attorneys.

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    Payroll Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Baker Botts (Houston, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Standard interview process. Had to go to their offices at least twice. It is in downton Houston where parking is expensive and on your dime.

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