I worked at Hughes Hubbard (More than 3 years)
It was a great opportunity to understand the structure and inner-workings of a law firm.
There wasn't too to complain about.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hughes Hubbard (New York, NY).
Interview was arranged through a staffing agency and process took around 2-3 weeks. Candidates are required to complete a background check as part of the interviewing process. There is a second phase to the interviews where candidates meet the rest of the department. Candidates are warned to come more than half an hour in advance because of the lengthy application. I came in earlier to complete the close to 40 page application, but it still wasn't enough time before the client came by to ask me to move to another room for the interview. The employer seemed cordial at first, but that evaporated quickly into a rather uncomfortable and intense line of questioning, where they consistently reiterated over and over that the role is not creative because this is a corporate environment. There were some rather rude and presumptuous questions asked about why I was interested in the role, including why I wasn't working at an agency instead. I left without having a good sense of what they were looking for and was contacted by my recruiter around 2 weeks later saying that they didn't deem me "suitable" for the role. There was no exam given to test my skills, nor did we have a standard portfolio review (Where candidates show and talk about their work with a client) so make of that what you will.
- "Why aren't you working at an agency? Do they not want to hire you or something?" Answer Question
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Hughes Hubbard & Reed isn't afraid to break new ground -- in 1999 it became the first major New York law firm to name a woman, Candace Beinecke, as its chair. The firm's main practice areas are corporate law and litigation, including insurance and product liability. With lawyers working in more than 30 practice areas, the firm has served clients such as Goldman Sachs, Hasbro, and the Boy Scouts of America (in a fight to overturn a court ruling that prohibits excluding gays from membership). Hughes Hubbard has offices in Jersey City, New Jersey; Los Angeles ...