Cadwalader Wickersham Interview Questions & Reviews in New York City, NY
Getting an Interview
Legal Secretary Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – 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...
Legal Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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 Question – Why do you want to be an administrative assistant? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not have much say in the negotiation since it is decided between them and my agency.
Paralegal Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – Describe a challenging experience you've had. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary and benefits were non-negotiable.