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Interviews at Winston & Strawn

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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Winston & Strawn (Charlotte, NC) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Got opportunity to interview through a recruiter. It was a pretty laid back interview with 7 people. Only one of the attorneys was annoying with obvious questions that was self explanatory from my résumé. I got really good vibes from the atmosphere of the firm and the Office Adminstrator was great.

    Interview Questions

    • They didn't really ask me questions, it was more conversation base.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    They really stressed overtime and although I don't mind working it - I felt like they didn't offer me much flexibility.


  2. Helpful (4)  

    Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Winston & Strawn.

    Interview

    An overdue review, but this place has an archaic interview process. It took everything I had to not walk out when I saw their employment application that referenced shorthand and dictation. Then there is a typing test that you MUST score high before you get through to test for more "current" computer applications. The typing test had a format to read from that was in a large type set as if it was reading it off a large floppy disk from the early 80's. The other tests were simple that you would expect in today's "modern" environment. I lost total interest in the Company after this initial interview interview.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Accounts Payable Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Winston & Strawn (Chicago, IL) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Asked basic questions. Made sure you had some knowledge of field.

    Interview Questions


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    Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Winston & Strawn (Chicago, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I meet with HR, then with the director and then with the manager. HR was just normal questions. When meeting with the Director, she kept writing things down, and seem very distracted and disinterested in hearing what I was saying or my questions. The manager, he was awesome! We had a great discussion about the position, and he even stated to me, "You did great and interviewed very well". Overall, it was an ok interview. But even after they stated that I would hear something from them, I never did. Even sent follow up emails, and still never heard back.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a situation that you had to deal with an angry customer.   1 Answer

    Winston & Strawn Response

    Mar 2, 2016 – Sr. Recruitment Specialist

    At the conclusion of the interview process for a particular position, it is Winston & Strawn’s standard practice to send a letter via email to all candidates who did not receive an offer of... More


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    Legal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Winston & Strawn (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    The interview process initially went well. I met with a senior personnel in the human resources department. Standard questions, and felt comfortable with the questions. I then met with the manager and another senior for the department I was applying for. Conversation went well and talked about qualifications.

    It all went downhill on the follow up I sent them. The first one I sent shortly after was not answered. The second follow up a week later was not responded to...ever.

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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Winston & Strawn.

    Interview

    Screening Interview on campus: Basic by the book personality questions

    Very nice interviewer, just slightly awkward because she was just reciting questions. Wasn't fun or personable like other interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Greatest thing you have accomplished?   1 Answer

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    Summer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Winston & Strawn (Chicago, IL) in May 2012.

    Interview

    The interviewers were really nice. I got this interview through a referral. I had a private interview with someone from Human resources. Then i had another interview with 3 other managers/directors

    Interview Questions

    • What do you expect to get out of this internship? What value will you bring to the table.   Answer Question
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    Summer Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I interviewed at Winston & Strawn (Chicago, IL) in August 2011.

    Interview

    On campus interview with two attorneys at my law school. I received a call back a couple of days later. I was interviewed by 4 attorneys during the call back, and I had lunch with 2 associates following the interviews. All questions were reasonable and all associates and partners I met with were great.

    Interview Questions

    • What do I like to do in my free time?   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Summer Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Winston & Strawn (Chicago, IL) in September 2014.

    Interview

    20-minute screening interview. Callback interview consists of five-to-six 30-minute interviews. Most of my interviews were conversational, and I made sure to ask as many questions about what it is like to work at the firm. Everyone was pleasant and engaging. I felt like each interviewer showed genuine interest in the process and what I had to say.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked a couple unexpected questions (e.g., what is a current book you're reading, and what do you think about it?) But otherwise, the questions were focused on my past experience and on what interests me (i.e., practice areas).   Answer Question

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    Senior Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Winston & Strawn (Washington, DC) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Interview with HR Specialist and Paralegal Coordinator via video link. Overview of the firm and the improvements made over the last year. In depth review of individual experience based on resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Discussion of Litigation experience based on resume   1 Answer

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