I worked at McGuireWoods full-time (More than a year)
Trusting people, hard working smart leadership, and collegiate respect from top to bottom
The departments mostly run like mini-companies, so the fit with your team is really important. My experience was great, but not everyone finds the right team.
Advice to Management
let the departments run their teams
I applied online. I interviewed at McGuireWoods (Chicago, IL) in March 2017.
I applied through the online portal and received a call from HR within a few weeks. I had a phone interview with HR within one week, and a first in-person interview about a week after that. The in-person interview was a one-on-one video interview, and I took a 30-minute writing skills test. I was told at the end of the interview that they would know which candidates are moving forward in about a month. A little over a month later, I followed up with HR asking if there was an updated timeline. A week goes by. I get a response saying that the process is moving slowly, and by the way, how is my job hunting going? I responded. About a month after that, I follow up with HR a second time. This time, my e-mail went ignored. I figured I was no longer being considered, but was frustrated that I wasn't being rejected. Another month goes by, and I get a follow-up from HR and then from the hiring manager asking if I'm still interested. I said yes, but was close to finalizing another offer. So, five months later, I am a finalist and have a video interview with the chief marketing and business development officer, who drips of condescension and wants me to know that everyone is a terrible writer (except for him!). He was unprepared, slightly insulting about the job I had when I interviewed, and expected me to lead the interview. He seemed downright agitated to be interviewing me. I had another offer on the table at this point, and didn't like the CMBDO's attitude -- so instead of asking him questions that would lend to condescending answers, I said I had no further questions and our interview ended after 15 minutes. Needless to say, I did not get an offer, but the vibe of this place was cold, impersonal, and inconsiderate of candidates' time. I would've regretted not moving forward to the final stages, but am glad I took the other offer.