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Davis Polk Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2017
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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Davis Polk (New York, NY) in June 2017.

    Interview

    The process is fairly simple. I talked with paralegal manager for some 'standard' interview questions, and then got assigned with a current working paralegal to talk more about details of their work. People are friendly and highly professional, working environment is good.

    Interview Questions

    • Why law? Why did you choose your major? Why you want to apply for this position? Tell me about your previous experience. etc.   Answer Question

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    Corporate Paralegal Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Davis Polk (New York, NY) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Interview was immediately set up following a brief phone call. Moderate to easy process. When you get to the office three hiring managers will independently interview you. The whole process took approximately 2 hours. I heard back two weeks after the interview.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Corporate Paralegal Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Davis Polk (New York, NY) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Briefly talked to the head director then sat 1-on-1 with the head of each of their 3 "sections" and they explained what they did and what they're looking for. Lastly, I met with a current paralegal to get a better understanding of the position from someone closer to my age.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, why did you choose xyz major...   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (5)  

    Litigation Legal Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Davis Polk (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interviewer played a recording of himself singing during my interview, which was very odd. He also told me that he would let me know within two weeks whether I got the job. I followed up with both him and his assistant several times. Finally, two months later, I was able to catch him on the phone, where he told me that they had already made their decision "awhile ago." I had traveled out of state for this interview, so given the effort and money that I put in, I found his decision not to contact me about my rejection to be incredibly rude and unprofessional. I would not recommend interviewing at this place.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me several questions about my previous work experiences.   Answer Question

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    SEC Compliant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Davis Polk (New York, NY) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The process went very fast. Had a total of 3 interviews, 2 with the director of the department and 1 with HR. Director was really laid back and was scanning to check the type of person I am. Personality questions came about. Skill review. Ask basic questions regarding knowledge on certain form types pertaining to the SEC. Behavioral questions. Ability to work in a team?

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Corporate Legal Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Davis Polk (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process is fairly straight forward. I was contacted to come in to interview on a Thursday and went in on the following Tuesday. You meet with the manager of corporate legal assistants first for about 20 minutes and he gives you the overview of the program and who you are going to meet with. I then met with the counsel lawyer on the team I was interviewing for, an associate, and the partner on the team each for about 25 minutes. I then spent 25-30 minutes with 2 legal assistants on the team. The only weird thing about this process is that no one asks you typical behavioral interview questions, for example about stress management or what your strengths and weaknesses look like, so you really have to use your time wisely to sell yourself.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Corporate Legal Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Davis Polk (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Submitted resume, CL, transcript through university website. Contacted by Legal Assistant Coordinator shortly after.

    Went to office in Manhattan to meet with different division heads and some current legal assistants.

    Invited to come back and interview with attorneys, partners, and more legal assistants of the divisions that had openings.

    Contacted within 2-3 days with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your interest in the law?
      Why Davis Polk?
      Attention to detail?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Litigation Legal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Davis Polk.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening was followed by an on-site interview with the hiring coordinator and several associates and one partner within the practice group. Standard interview questions, very informal, more conversational. Discussed reasons for applying, interest in law school, interest in the city.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    During callbacks you'll meet with 5 people. If anyone of them don't like you, you're out. Most will ask you questions about things on your resume they find interesting. You need to show you enjoy a good intellectual challenge.

    Interview Questions


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Davis Polk (New York, NY) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through a recruiter. I received a call to interview within the week. I met with two managers, and completed a computer test. The interview process lasted 2 weeks. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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