Weil Gotshal & Manges Watch

revant
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#21
Report 1 month ago
#21
I have not even gotten the test email
1
reply
coffeeneeded27
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#22
Report 1 month ago
#22
(Original post by petriegypt)
Reading with interest. I don't understand how non law and law first years can apply for the same schemes. How will the lawyers at the firm expect non law people to know as much?
1st year schemes require no legal knowledge, and also non law students apply for vac schemes alongside law students. These schemes are not looking for people with legal knowledge, but rather transferable skills and the right attitude to be a lawyer e.g. research, drafting etc. the exercises you get asked to do for example are commercially focussed case studies, negotiations etc. Sorry if i've just waffled and hope that kind of makes some sense?

PS non-law students can have legal experience- I'm a non law student and spent a year as a legal assistant (along the lines of a paralegal) so like to think I have some legal knowledge
0
reply
flatlined
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#23
Report 1 month ago
#23
Weil is not a good firm, it's one of the worst US firms in London with which to do a TC.

Sweat shop, heavy focus on the worst practice areas. Structured finance, for example - long hours, cookie cutter deals, repetitive, you become super specialised too soon and have no exit options. Fund formations - similar with marginally better exits but basically only to funds. PE is awful - the docs are basically the same as corporate but with some tweaks and deals are much more demanding, and exits are worse than general M&A. Also you don't want to go in-house to a fund - the hours and stress is just as bad, if not worse, than private practice. Its lev fin team is OK-good, but it's super cyclical and the market is dead right now - also exits there are pretty much just banking. FA chance of advisory seats or qualification opportunities in advisory seats, very little chance of a well balanced TC.

Overall, it's definitely a US firm to avoid unless you have no other offers. A lot of the above applies to other US firms, but Weil is particularly sweaty and crap leverage with lots of competitive trainees pushing at each other to get the better seats. There are worse outcomes than lev fin at Weil I suppose (FYI lev fin associates at Kirkland last on average 2 years max), but you're missing out at shots at financial regulatory, data protection, white collar investigations, competition, tech transactional (think Weil has 1 associate doing it), employment (maaaaaaybe you can get a seat there, but FYI only 1 associate or so in the "team") and they're never hiring.
Last edited by flatlined; 1 month ago
0
reply
daysnake
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#24
Report 1 month ago
#24
Did VI - think I messed it up. Anyone had a reply post-interview?
0
reply
petriegypt
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#25
Report 1 month ago
#25
I did the Watson Glaser several days ago and still not heard anything. I assume this means I was unsuccessful?
0
reply
Cowtheduck
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#26
Report 1 month ago
#26
(Original post by flatlined)
Weil is not a good firm, it's one of the worst US firms in London with which to do a TC.

Sweat shop, heavy focus on the worst practice areas. Structured finance, for example - long hours, cookie cutter deals, repetitive, you become super specialised too soon and have no exit options. Fund formations - similar with marginally better exits but basically only to funds. PE is awful - the docs are basically the same as corporate but with some tweaks and deals are much more demanding, and exits are worse than general M&A. Also you don't want to go in-house to a fund - the hours and stress is just as bad, if not worse, than private practice. Its lev fin team is OK-good, but it's super cyclical and the market is dead right now - also exits there are pretty much just banking. FA chance of advisory seats or qualification opportunities in advisory seats, very little chance of a well balanced TC.

Overall, it's definitely a US firm to avoid unless you have no other offers. A lot of the above applies to other US firms, but Weil is particularly sweaty and crap leverage with lots of competitive trainees pushing at each other to get the better seats. There are worse outcomes than lev fin at Weil I suppose (FYI lev fin associates at Kirkland last on average 2 years max), but you're missing out at shots at financial regulatory, data protection, white collar investigations, competition, tech transactional (think Weil has 1 associate doing it), employment (maaaaaaybe you can get a seat there, but FYI only 1 associate or so in the "team") and they're never hiring.
that's interesting mate, and slightly concerning if true... could I ask if you work at Weil?
0
reply
coffeeneeded27
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#27
Report 1 month ago
#27
(Original post by daysnake)
Did VI - think I messed it up. Anyone had a reply post-interview?
Not necessarily! I thought I made a huge mess of mine and got invited to phone interview after they’d reviewed it! Still hope for you!
0
reply
lawboi98
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#28
Report 1 month ago
#28
(Original post by petriegypt)
I did the Watson Glaser several days ago and still not heard anything. I assume this means I was unsuccessful?
I’m in the same boat - not looking great to be honest as I know people who took the test at the same time and received a VI invite the next morning. Then again there are also people who haven’t even received a WG test yet so it seems they have a strange approach nonetheless.
0
reply
Blancosdos
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#29
Report 1 month ago
#29
(Original post by lawboi98)
I’m in the same boat - not looking great to be honest as I know people who took the test at the same time and received a VI invite the next morning. Then again there are also people who haven’t even received a WG test yet so it seems they have a strange approach nonetheless.
I didn't even get a WG invite LOOL.
0
reply
biscuitsnsquash
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#30
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#30
(Original post by Blancosdos)
I didn't even get a WG invite LOOL.
Would you consider yourself a strong applicant otherwise? ee at a top uni, said you were predicted 2:1, AAB min a level etc etc
0
reply
coffeeneeded27
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#31
Report 1 month ago
#31
phone interview tomorrow- apparently it's only meant to be 15 minutes which seems v short but not complaining... currently learning the very very basics of the technical side of Private equity and it is NOT going well- in fact learning is the wrong word :jester:
0
reply
Blancosdos
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#32
Report 1 month ago
#32
(Original post by biscuitsnsquash)
Would you consider yourself a strong applicant otherwise? ee at a top uni, said you were predicted 2:1, AAB min a level etc etc
Defiantly. Meet all of those requirements.

I have got interviews at some other places, so I don't have any reason to worry... Oh well.
0
reply
Blancosdos
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#33
Report 1 month ago
#33
(Original post by eleanor27)
phone interview tomorrow- apparently it's only meant to be 15 minutes which seems v short but not complaining... currently learning the very very basics of the technical side of Private equity and it is NOT going well- in fact learning is the wrong word :jester:
Good luck!
0
reply
biscuitsnsquash
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#34
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#34
(Original post by Blancosdos)
Defiantly. Meet all of those requirements.

I have got interviews at some other places, so I don't have any reason to worry... Oh well.
Good I'm glad you don't have anything to worry about! I'd really hoped I'd get a video interview as I thought my application was quite strong, Cambridge etc. Oh well, just wait and see and apply to more
0
reply
coffeeneeded27
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#35
Report 1 month ago
#35
(Original post by biscuitsnsquash)
Good I'm glad you don't have anything to worry about! I'd really hoped I'd get a video interview as I thought my application was quite strong, Cambridge etc. Oh well, just wait and see and apply to more
(Original post by Blancosdos)
Good luck!
thank you!
Where else has everyone applied to? we had a 1st year scheme chat last year where we all discussed these things (like the vac scheme one) but there doesnt seem to be one this year
(^to clarify im a 2nd year on 4 year course hence why was also applying to 1st year schemes last year)
0
reply
biscuitsnsquash
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#36
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#36
I applied to CC and A&O. Awh lucky you getting to apply to them twice! How about you?
0
reply
coffeeneeded27
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#37
Report 1 month ago
#37
(Original post by biscuitsnsquash)
I applied to CC and A&O. Awh lucky you getting to apply to them twice! How about you?
nah can't apply twice just was eligible for some last year and some this year
applied to and got CC and also Clyde&co this year. Last year I did White & Case and Shearman
Have apps in pending for Weil (no, really?! ;P) simmons, A&O and HSF
1
reply
biscuitsnsquash
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#38
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#38
(Original post by eleanor27)
nah can't apply twice just was eligible for some last year and some this year
applied to and got CC and also Clyde&co this year. Last year I did White & Case and Shearman
Have apps in pending for Weil (no, really?! ;P) simmons, A&O and HSF
Well done about CC! How long do you spend on each of those applications?
0
reply
Blancosdos
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#39
Report 1 month ago
#39
(Original post by eleanor27)
nah can't apply twice just was eligible for some last year and some this year
applied to and got CC and also Clyde&co this year. Last year I did White & Case and Shearman
Have apps in pending for Weil (no, really?! ;P) simmons, A&O and HSF
I'm applying for W&C too... do you have any tips or suggestions(for the 1st year scheme). Good luck with CC Spark too!
0
reply
coffeeneeded27
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#40
Report 1 month ago
#40
(Original post by biscuitsnsquash)
Well done about CC! How long do you spend on each of those applications?
thank you! Ahah a long time best advice I ever recevied was that apps are like an extra uni module and including research, drafting and redrafting i'd go as far as almost 20 hours on some and literally 17 drafts
(Original post by Blancosdos)
I'm applying for W&C too... do you have any tips or suggestions(for the 1st year scheme). Good luck with CC Spark too!
they're non-rolling (or were last year) I applied really close to the deadline when I had just won positions on society execs so I had more to talk about. The written app is the only stage there's no interview or tests so you really have to impress
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Where do you need more help?

Which Uni should I go to? (164)
18.45%
How successful will I become if I take my planned subjects? (90)
10.12%
How happy will I be if I take this career? (148)
16.65%
How do I achieve my dream Uni placement? (129)
14.51%
What should I study to achieve my dream career? (85)
9.56%
How can I be the best version of myself? (273)
30.71%

Watched Threads

View All