Cadwalader Wickersham Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2014
Updated Apr 24, 2014
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round on campus, second round in office. Got offer quickly after second round. They seemed to want entrepreneurial types. Stories of aggressively solving problems or taking lead seemed to go very well with them. Very hard-working, no-nonsense atmosphere with mostly nice people. The reputation of "shark-tank" is unwarranted. All big-law is slave labor.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Legal Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cadwalader Wickersham in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I arrived late for my interview...I got tested briefly on a 1980's computer (it was a joke)... it was typing and proofreading

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember but as long as you make a personal connection with the hiring managers and be friendly then you should be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I tried to negotiate myself to 60k but they started me at $55... My previous employer gave me 50k...
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Cadwalader Wickersham in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The firm was very professional in its communications and brought me straight in, no phone interview. The interview was conducted by two people from the HR department, and I was informed that if I proceeded to the second round, the interview would be conducted by attorneys from the group that was hiring. It was a fairly standard personal interview, asked questions about my previous experience, asked me about my strengths and weaknesses. Thought it was very fair.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Legal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 6 months - interviewed at Cadwalader Wickersham in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was recommended by a temp agency and referred by my agent. After working as a temp for 6 months I was asked to become a full time employee of the firm.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not have much say in the negotiation since it is decided between them and my agency.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cadwalader Wickersham in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    For my first interview, I met with the paralegal manager and then with the senior paralegal in charge of the department--both were extremely nice and described a lot about what the position entailed. About a week later I was invited back for a second round interview to meet with attorneys.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary and benefits were non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Came in as a summer associate. Met with several partners throughout the company. Firm had a bad reputation but partners sought to overcome it.

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    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer

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