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Paul Weiss Rifkind Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Litigation Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two interviews -- one with paralegal manager & other paralegals, one with partner in charge of paralegals. I submitted my resume via their website and heard back within a week or two. I believe the process is different in NYC because they have more paralegals...I'm not sure that you interview with the other paralegals or a partner there, and they do more recruiting in general.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult or unexpected. Standard interview questions with specificities about interest in the law, flexibility, and future plans (they like people who can stay at least two years).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On campus interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Typical big-firm hiring

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Corporate Paralegal Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Paul Weiss Rifkind in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview with HR managers, then meeting with current paralegals

    Interview Questions
    • pretty standard behavioural questions- why this position, time management skills, etc   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I was attracted to another industry.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Desktop Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Paul Weiss Rifkind.

    Interview Details

    Met with HR, Desktop Manager, Desktop Systems team and global head of information systems. Overall excellent interview process.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    starting salary

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Law Clerk Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Paul Weiss Rifkind.

    Interview Details

    Phone call to set-up appointment. Meet with HR rep and Managing Attorney & team. Call with offer negotiation. Pick up offer letter in person.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Conducted over telephone. Not flexible. Decent salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Attorney Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Paul Weiss Rifkind in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    1 interview

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations. lockstep.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Paul Weiss Rifkind in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Well, it all depends on who your interviewers will be. Some are nice and will go easy on you when asking questions. But there are people that are really tough (especially when they are in a bad mood for one reason or another). I get the feeling that some partners and senior associates do not like to interview applicants but they generally have to do it when asked by the firm. Well, I guess in addition to your background and experience, you really do need some luck to get hired by this firm...

    Interview Questions
    • Sometimes you will be asked a political question, and you will have to guess what your interviewers' position is so as not to offend him or her...   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I got some other offers.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Paralegal Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Paul Weiss Rifkind in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I felt very at ease with my two interviewers. They were very friendly and open throughout the interview. They asked standard questions--why I was interested in the job, what kind of leadership experiences I could bring to the position, how my previous work experience related to the skills I would need for the job. The interview went by quite quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • How have you handled working with mundane assignments for class?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Litigation Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Paul Weiss Rifkind in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Open interviewers, long process

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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