Nice staff and attorneys. Partners are willing to train you and give advise. Nice work/life balance. Okay benefits. Received pretty okay pay raise. The firm gets a lot of cases and is constantly hiring (which may also be due to the increasing turnover rate).
- Workload isn't always there. Will sometimes need to scavenge for work or can ask a partner and they will help.
- Billing requirement too high (2100 hour big law requirement, although this isn't a big firm). Requirement enforced although work load doesn't easily allow the requirement to be met.
- Pay is not high at all and is disproportionate to billing requirement.
- Some partners allow autonomy while others may micromanage.
- High billing requirement sometimes leads to "hoarding" of work, which means some associates may not be as busy as others and may not get work when asked.
- Chances of making partner are not high. Low partner to associate ratio.
I applied online. I interviewed at Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan, LLP (New York, NY) in June 2014.
I was called in for an interview. Once I got to the interview, it was a long drawn out interview meeting the HR Managers and Attorney I "would" be working for. I was in the office over two hours, which seemed pretty promising. They interviewed me thoroughly and promised they would call me back in a week or so to let me know if I got the job or not. They did say that there were more people to be interviewed, which I understand but a week went by, I followed up with them. They told me they were sorry but would still be interviewing another week or so and they would call me back when the interview process was over. A month went by, I called them back and they said "unfortunately, the position was filled. HOW RUDE AND UNPROFESSIONAL. I spent over $200 between the interview outfit, getting my resume printed on professional paper and transportation, plus lunch for the day. I guess they have nothing better to do than waste people's time and money that they don't have because they are trying to find a job just to be rejected and disrespected by people like HR Managers and Attorneys at Kaufman Borgeest. No worries, at least I am employed by a professional and more reputable firm now.
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