I have been working at Akin Gump full-time
big salary; opportunities for advancement; ability to work part-time or on a customized schedule; friendly atmosphere; great support staff
huge time commitment; very demanding workload; harsh personalities and male-dominated industry
I applied online. I interviewed at Akin Gump (Washington, DC).
Everyone I encountered throughout the interview process was very nice. First, I had a 10-15 min phone interview with a recruiter, then was invited in for an in-person interview with the current paralegal who I would be replacing, and the paralegal manager. Both were very nice and easy to talk to. Questions were not typical interview questions that you could prepare for. Rather, they would give me a situation and I had to respond with what I would do in that situation.