I have been working at Lee Hayes (More than 3 years)
Incredible People and Work Environment
VERY unstructured and the "entrepreneurial spirit" means be prepared to fend for yourself
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lee Hayes (Seattle, WA) in June 2016.
I had three 30 minute 1:1 interviews, lunch, and final interview with two senior employees. In one interview, an attorney while looking over my resume, apparently for the first time, suggested that I go work at UW and my kids can go to college for free (not true). That was my first clue that wasn't a candidate in consideration. The last interview and parting gestures gave me a strong feeling that this was a perfunctory interview. Why was I there? My husband had a firm contact that forwarded my resume to the life science chair. When I didn't receive a request for letters of reference, writing samples, or transcripts. I assumed they preferred a more experienced patent agent. As it turns out, Lee and Hayes hired a had much less experienced person for the position, but 20 years younger and no kids. I would love to hear their fake excuse for hiring the less experienced younger person. This kind of age and mother discrimination is pervasive in our society. I guess they think a 47 year-old mother should just roll and die. Such a shame.
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