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thorc954

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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2007, 08:03:11 PM »
How do you make 300K your first year?
That's obscene

It's not obscene given how much we will have to work to make that money.  I plan to work at Wachtell for about 3 years before going inhouse or teaching. 

umm... im sure you thought of this already, but you probably should not be posting online about how you are going to leave them.  Now, I assume that there summer class is mostly people from yale, but you might not want anyone reading this to know that you are leaving...  just saying.

congrats though... you got a good price for your soul.  I am only getting 145K for mine...

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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2007, 11:12:20 PM »
How do you make 300K your first year?
That's obscene

It's not obscene given how much we will have to work to make that money.  I plan to work at Wachtell for about 3 years before going inhouse or teaching. 


Where does the 300K come from though? I am just curious. What is the base salary? 165K? Where does the other 135 come from?

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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2007, 11:17:01 PM »
bonuses are insane there.  I dont know first year, but third year bonuses are between 160-185K or something like that according to Vault. First year bonuses have to be pretty close to that as well.

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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2007, 11:51:22 AM »
Totally not lying, I have heard from multiple sources (partners/associates at my former firm in NYC, across the street from Wachtell) that Wachtell gives 100% bonus. Meaning, your salary. Like again.

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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2007, 04:55:51 PM »
Totally not lying, I have heard from multiple sources (partners/associates at my former firm in NYC, across the street from Wachtell) that Wachtell gives 100% bonus. Meaning, your salary. Like again.

They do pay 100% bonus. 
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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2007, 11:20:22 PM »
what kind of question is this? "gee, is my offer from the firm ranked #1 in the vault 100 prestigious?" read: "let's all talk about how great i am" i mean congrats, but seriously...i'm sure you already know what you have...

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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2007, 12:49:16 PM »
Also received offer today from Simpson Thatcher and Davis Polk.  Which would you pick?
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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2007, 02:29:51 PM »
I would pick you as the #1 tool on this discussion board.

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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2007, 02:35:18 PM »
He's just doing this for attention.  There's a reason his rep. score is a -81.

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Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2007, 07:18:40 PM »
He's just doing this for attention.  There's a reason his rep. score is a -81.

People at Cooley often say: "Yale is just another law school, same as our Thomas Cooley Law School.  In fact, we have better 'social skill' and 'people skill' than those at Yale and we will ultimately be more successful in practice."  Can we say sour grape?

fyi, it is very common for people at Yale to get offer from Wachtell, Cravath, Sullivan, DPW and Simpson.  There is nothing spectacular, unlike at your sorry TTT school, where everyone's busting his ass to get a job at Milbank.   
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