I'm at a big law firm in NYC. I'd love an in house position at a tech company, but I've heard Apple, Google, and Facebook only hire from the West Coast law firms. The only lawyer from my firm at those companies went through a coding bootcamp and is now a Google engineer. Amazon is the exception and seems to hire from a variety of firms. Can anyone confirm this? Is it even worth applying?
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- New / Other kddJ60Dude/dudette: just apply if you think you are a good fit! Don't let hearsay influence like precedent. Go for it! I have been in-house corporate counsel for 20 years and overall it has been a good trip. I have a dear friend in private practice and I don't envy her...
- Facebook / Eng skippyOPI posted this for my brother. I should have said so in the post. I forgot it would have the Facebook badge on it.
- Exponential / Other CiXN27Those companies like to hire local unless you have some very specialized expertise. Its not about West Coast firms--its location. There are plenty of attorneys here so why recruit from out of town?
Amazon is the only major outlier--they hire from outside Seattle because not many locals want to work for that culture.
Also most hire only from the internal recommendations pool. As a new Yorker you're just at a huge disadvantage.
- Google / Design bearbearmoreCan anyone speak to the decrease in pay from firm to tech? And whether it's good to wait until a particular level before changing?