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Bryan Cave Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bryan Cave (Saint Louis, MO) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Original interview was great! No stupid "hypothetical" questions, etc.; to the point, and they didn't spend the entire time discussing their greatness. Second interview was pretty intense and intimidating considering it was myself against 2 partners, 1 associate, 1 of counsel, a paralegal supervisor, and another paralegal. 3 were in-person, 1 video conference, 2 over the phone. Then came the waiting game. It was an unnecessarily long, anxious, longer than a week before I received the offer. In all, the entire process took more than a month, and after receiving all the necessary clearances, sharing in major excitement, making childcare arrangements, buying an entire new wardrobe, celebrating a new career move, they waited until 5:00 pm on a Friday to inform me that they have rescinded my offer (without any explanation). My kids are devastated and confused. I, myself, will go on to do better things, and would rather not work for such an indecisive, inconsiderate firm anyway.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was not a negotiation phase. We went through a recruiter and she had repeatedly confirmed my salary requirements, relaying that should they make an offer they wanted to ensure that I promptly accepted.


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    Litigation Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bryan Cave (Chicago, IL) in January 2017.

    Interview

    It was ridiculous. It was like being vetted for a partner position. Over 10 interviews just for a staff position. Phone interview followed by video conference interview followed by in person with paralegal manager then another one with her then another with some attorneys then with manager again. It was just insane.

    Interview Questions

    • You have to take a written test. That is very insulting.   1 Answer
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bryan Cave (New York, NY).

    Interview

    20 minute screening interview with a woman who had zero interest in being there. Was extremely rude and condescending, which completely turned me off to the firm for a call back interview.

    Interview Questions


  4. Helpful (4)  

    First Year Associate Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer

    Interview

    The interview process is like any other for law students, however, they take you to happy hour afterward, and you, inevitably, let your guard down. The younger associates act like they're your friends, so you feel comfortable enough to ask certain questions or express concerns you might not have expressed with the hiring partner, which then gets you into trouble - for example, you may end up betraying that you don't really want to work at a firm long term, and end up ruining your chances of getting an offer. Don't forget - the happy hour is still part of the interview!

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    Associate Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Bryan Cave.

    Interview

    On-campus recruiting; summer associate


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    Summer Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Bryan Cave (Chicago, IL) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Once I was selected for an interview I met with the director of Administration and the HR manager. The interview was very nice. Both the staff members seemed to love the company and were interested in knowing about my professional life as well as my future interest. I was very pleased that their was no intimidation.


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    Legal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bryan Cave (Charlotte, NC) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I spoke with two partners at once, the office manager, and the firm-wide legal clerk supervisor via tele-conference. The partners asked about previous experiences and what I could bring to the job. The office manager just had a conversation with me, and the legal clerk supervisor asked the most difficult questions in regards to job performance.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle multiple assignments at one time from various partners and associates?   Answer Question
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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bryan Cave (Santa Monica, CA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    On campus interview, followed by in office callback with 4 different associates, and dinner and drinks with two associates after the various callback interviews. Great experience, all positive, good vibes, but no explanation for the lack of an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected. The firm's work is focused on mortgage foreclosures, so you should try to come up with a creative reason for why you would want to do that kind of work.   Answer Question

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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bryan Cave (San Francisco, CA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    good, interviewer was pleasant, knowledgeable and professional. Very kind and enthusiastic about firm. Described benefits thoroughly and job duties well-no surprises. Wanted lots of info re prior experience

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    Associate Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Bryan Cave (Saint Louis, MO) in January 2011.

    Interview

    INterviewed with a dozen lawyers from different practice areas. Everyone was nice. No drones, no jerks. One guy was a little glassy eyed, but in a securities lawyer sort of way. Had a nice lunch with some smart people. All in all, a great interview experience.

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