I have been working at Reed Smith full-time
There is excellent work life balance in many groups. I seldom hear about 'screamers' and partners seem to genuinely care about associates.
It's still Big Law. The older you are, the less valuable you are without your own book. And few non-service partners are willing to invest in helping associates develop their own book. It's mostly a problem of the system as a whole than an RS problem.
Advice to Management
CareeRS is not working. The partners treat their mentorship responsibilities like a joke. I don't necessarily blame them -- they are busy and it's not a role that is emphasized.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Reed Smith (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2015.
Basic 20 minute phone interview. Then got called back for a 2 on 1 interview with who would be running the internship. Standard interview questions that were not too challenging to think on your feet to answer.
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