I have been working at Davis Polk full-time (More than 3 years)
-Outstanding, talented colleagues with good hearts
-Significant responsibility and client contact early in career
-Any cons are systemic to Big Law (hours, unpredictability, etc.)
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Davis Polk.
Partners focused on grades, subject matter expertise and interest, work ethic, commitment to law. The firm prefers someone who will not leave in 1-3 years. Associate interviews are more about culture - they want someone who is nice.