Skadden Arps Associate Interview Questions

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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Skadden Arps (Chicago, IL).

Interview

20 minute on-campus interview
1/2 day callback in the office, with 4-6 half-hour interviews with mid-level associates to partners, then lunch with junior associates

Interview Questions

  • Softball questions: why law? why here?
    Almost no questions in the format of "tell a time when..."
     
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Negotiation

There is no negotiation.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Skadden Arps (New York, NY) in October 2009.

    Interview

    I had f interviews in one day with partners from different groups. I also had a preliminary conversation with an HR manager

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Skadden Arps (New York, NY) in April 2009.

    Interview

    A successful law firm interview that results in a job has everything to do with your personality and ability to be smart, quick, unfazed, personable, and patient.
    Of course your degree and experience are crucial, but the firm wouldn't have given you a shot at an interview if those didn't match its standards, so this meeting is all about being one step ahead of the game.

    You must be well mannered and well dressed.
    Make your resume stand out from the crowd
    Win them over with your writing samples
    Know -- and promote -- your strengths

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Skadden Arps (Washington, DC) in March 2007.

    Interview

    I was first called by the director of recruiting and was asked for available dates to meet with partners. The day of the interview I was given a list of people that I would meet. I met 5 partners- including 2 of the head of the department. I received an offer towards the middle of my interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Most challenging experience   1 Answer
    • Why you want to work at private practice   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Skadden Arps in June 2008.

    Interview

    OCI followed by a callback in which you meet two associates and 2 partners. they are all fit interviews and resumes generally speak for your qualifications themselves. be prepared with questions and talking points. the people are generally just trying to get a fel for your personaility, and as someone who has now given interviews, the lawyers are generally looking to see if you are the type of person they wouldnt mind spending long hours with, can be social, and can communicate well with clients.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    NO, there is no ability to negotiate. the whole process is very standardized.

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