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When a company gives you the salary range for a position you’re interviewing for, do you max out the range?

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Vent post. Miserable at my current job. Great name, but the management is really terrible. Had multiple interviews with Big Name Company B. Working with a private external recruiter. Glowing reviews … more

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Any product counsel for AI-related companies here?

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Any Amazon counsel or other FAANG attorneys willing to share how their comp review has worked? I’m really happy with my offer(lower base, really high signing bonus and decent RSUs) and was told their … more

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Anyone know TC band for L5/associate corporate counsel at Amazon?

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Looking for insight into culture, WLB, advancement opps, etc. at Google. Specifically, looking at their licensing/content licensing and potentially other negotiation-based transactional positions. T… more

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I have a screening call for a job I’d kill for. Is there a way to come off eager and enthusiastic, but not desperate?

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Anyone at Amazon Arlington, VA office or Washington, DC office that can speak to office culture?

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Would you (or have you) take a $50k+ pay cut to go in house? What's the lowest starting salary you'd take in-house for a Legal Counsel position (ie, not GC or Asst GC)? Is $100k too low?

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I started a new job in a new area of law. Other than CLEs and outside counsel I regularly work with providing training, how can I learn this new practice area of law relatively quickly? This is a me d… more

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How do I politely yet firmly tell my deal teams to take me off of the deals I’m currently on? Obviously don’t want to burn bridges but I just gave notice and I’m tired 😩

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I hear the interviews with Google are really tough, and full of brain teasers. Has anyone interviewed for an in house legal role in their legal department. If you interviewed, what was your experience… more

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Last day in my current role. Going to FAANG in a couple weeks, any tips much appreciated!

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I accepted an offer to join a v10 as a 5th year, with the goal of working for a few years then going in house at a potentially higher salary base. I now have an offer to go in house at a company that … more

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Scored a super creative in-house position and today is my LAST DAY in litigation! Weirdly serendipitous how this new role came to be mine. Litigation been a journey - grateful for the experience and e… more

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Finally got an in-house counsel interview! In Biglaw now. Any interviewing tips that differ from law firm interview tips?

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From the hiring folks, any tips on navigating the initial interview (the 30 min or less one) with the company’s recruiter? I’ve sent off apps and the recruiter initial interviews are starting to trick… more

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I’m retiring from litigation today and headed in house at a global company!!!!!!!!!!! Just sharing my JOY!!!!!!!! I know it will still be hard work but if I never have to bill another hour arguing wit… more

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Have an opportunity to go in house at a busy NYC real estate company in senior role. Trying to understand what compensation expectations are. Does this group have any thoughts?

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Is this a lowball offer for an Associate Counsel position at a well-known Phila/Wilmington international media conglomerate? 120k base, 15% bonus, and $20K RSU. (FYI, third-year associate here.) Don’t… more

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Venting: Reviewing MSA templates and markups to my company’s template by non U.S. companies = NIGHTMARE. 😫

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Those in in-house privacy roles—what is your salary and do you have any tips for negotiating salary coming from biglaw?

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Thoughts on Microsoft? Obviously outside the FAANG but seems like a solid company to work for.

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Are there any employment counsel who will be 100% remote forever--e.g. live in LA but company is in the Bay? I'm in Southern California and see lots of Bay postings but I'm skeptical how effec… more

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I’ve been in house with my company for 7 years this May as Corporate Real Estate Counsel. VP legal just gave me my annual review and I got great scores and feedback but a standard 3% raise and no talk… more

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What are the most in-demand areas of legal expertise for in-house positions? (Other than/in addition to privacy). What are the least?

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Anybody has been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement for an in house interview? Pros and cons? Thanks!

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Anyone have regrets taking a pay cut to go in-house? I am a pretty junior attorney (2 years in big law) and have the opportunity to go in house at a large company (Fortune 25). However, pay is on th… more

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I’d appreciate if anyone has any tips for an upcoming in house litigation interview. What are some good questions that are important to ask? For litigators who were at firms, why did you go in-house… more

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If my wife has to relocate to a new state for her job, would my employer let me relocate and WFH? I know some permanently WFH at my company but not sure if that’s widespread. I’m pretty new at my job … more

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Companies/In-house legal groups to avoid?

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I am currently interviewing for an in-house position and part of the process, if I get that far, is that they give you an issue for you to work through and then you present your response to a panel a … more

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Is there any protocol if your client on an active matter (and you feel like you've done good work) posted an open in house position you're qualified for? Interested but I don't want to bur… more

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Does anyone know of a comprehensive list of agreements? I'm going in house soon and would like to be sure I have a nice representative sample of templates. I've hit all of the normal ones that… more

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I have read all of the “don’t do it” and “life is miserable at Amazon” comments. I accepted a job there and am excited about it, especially the team and the Hiring Manager I’ll be reporting to. Anyone… more

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What’s the average time it takes to hear back from company after submitting application ? 4 weeks?

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Has anyone ever had to deal with outside counsel who provide wrong guidance? Ran into an issue where I was just as knowledgeable on a topic. I ended up double checking myself after our call and turns … more

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What’s reasonable to ask for in setting up my home office? I’m starting a new in house role that is permanently fully remote and I really don’t have a good office set up at home. I want to ask the com… more

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What does it mean if the company is “going through internal processes?” I am done with the interviews and I should’ve heard back at least a week ago.

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