I have been working at Crowell & Moring full-time
All of the benefits of the AmLaw 100 platform, but all of the collegiality of a boutique. Excellent lawyers all around. Really great mix of work.
Really nothing particular comes to mind. I would say that any "cons" are the normal and expected challenges of working at a large law firm. Nothing out of band.
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Crowell & Moring (Washington, DC).
Had one interview with three attorneys. Very casual and friendly. Not a "gotcha" interview whatsoever. Genuine interest in your experience and whether you and the firm would be a good match.
It was a huge pay raise from my last job and I did not negotiate.