Any tips for bringing up diversity in the workplace as an associate who is not really in a position of authority? The legal field is obviously not very diverse to begin with and my office in particular is extremely lacking in diversity. I’d like to suggest initiatives to change this, but I’m unsure of the best way to bring it up. No negative comments please. If you don’t think diversity is necessary or important, just keep it to yourself.
Is title really all that important? Senior in audit and I accepted a position who’s official title is associate. The pay is 20% more than what I’m currently making and is more in line with (cont)
Currently working in industry, but I received a McK offer for an associate role with total comp slightly higher than what I would be making next year in industry (~$5-10k higher). The offer is in line with the associate level comp I can find online and I wasn’t able to negotiate for any more. Wondering if it’s worth it to accept from a personal development standpoint? In other words: current McK consultants - if it wasn’t for the money do you enjoy doing what you do/feel like it’s fulfilling? 🙏
Is it mandatory to go the consulting route post MBA? Why not just go straight to industry and plan to get promoted? Instead of planning on 2 yrs as senior associate and 1 yr as manager before exit.
Hiring committees, how can you actually tell who will be a good associate? I’ve been at two biglaw firms now, and in my experience the kids who didn’t go to T14 schools tend to be the better ones. I have a theory it’s because non-T14 juniors feel like they have to prove themselves more and work harder.
Would you leave at the start of your second year as manager at b4/ACN for a generalist associate position at mck?
First year associate in litigation offered an assistant in-house role for the construction division of a real estate development company. Asked to send an offer letter detailing my salary and benefit requirements. Don’t know where to begin. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
What are some ways that you organize your emails so that you are able to quickly reference drafts that have either been sent to the client or op counsel and otherwise to identify important transactional documents (I.e. signature pages, execution versions and executed docs) that have been sent out by the team? I’m a first year and just learning my role on the team, and recently I was the only associate on a deal and reported directly to the partner. (More in comments)
I'm taking the bar for the third time next week. I did really well in law school and was highly valued and treated well as a student law clerk. (Lots of substantive work, job offer, etc) Am I going to face a lot of prejudice in my job search now that I've failed twice? Do I need to volunteer up front that I've failed the bar twice when interviewing for an associate position? Any general advice? (I'm definitely going to pass the bar this time, I've conquered those demons). Thanks.
My salary just got frozen @ 55.5k (SALT Tax, 1 year of experience). Should I start interviewing for other jobs? Worth it to stay 1 more year and “maybe” make senior? (PwC is 3 yrs to senior standard, 2 yr is early) I have a Master’s in Accounting, and have 1 more CPA test then I’ll be done. Not sure if I have a strong enough resume to receive decent exit opportunities as a first year associate. I’m about to have busy season again and work 60,70,80,90 hour weeks at my low salary. Please advise!!
I was planning on trying to start a family this month, but I just landed an associate position at a prestigious firm I’ve wanted for years. I don’t want to postpone having kids - (cont below)
Laid off from AMLaw200 firm due to coronavirus. Had great grades first year of law school. Top of class. Able to secure summer associate position at this firm, led to first year associate position. But I did poorly after the first year of law school and graduated below 3.0 gpa. Do I have a shot at another big law firm? Seems that so many place an emphasis on grades rather than relevant experience. *sigh*
Does anyone have experience transitioning from a government attorney role to an associate role — although having never worked for a firm? If so, what did that process look like for you?
Any tips for a 6 year litigation Associate leaving BigLaw to transition into a new role as Parter at a small boutique litigation firm? Cont’d
Being let go on 8/1 ... can anyone here help with the job hunt? Is your company hiring ? (2nd year Associate Management Consultant)
I got some good news that one of the accounting firms I associate with is starting hiring again for September 2020. If you have 3+ busy seasons with a Big 8 firm and were laid off or looking for work, feel free to message me for more details. I am paid for referrals, but I don't need the money so no hard sells😋 hoping to help our laid off accounting people. Admins feel free to delete it not appropriate.
Feeling confused: I interviewed for a position at a large well-know firm, 6 rounds of interviews (Final with Director), then they called to negotiate salary and said they would like to make me an offer, 2 weeks of silence, now I get an email saying they want me to do an additional interview with an associate consultant at the company.... are they buying time? What’s going on? I’ve already talked to the director
Hello! I will be attending an unranked B-school in London this fall. I chose the school for a handful of reasons (family, time, program, budget) and even before I have determined that I want to become an MBB consultant post MBA. I come from an EM country, 10 years in Financial Services from brand-name global firms. Undergrad - Foreign Service. Realistically, what are my chances of getting into MBB as a consultant? Do I even have a shot at an associate consultant role?
I am a mid level biglaw associate. I am lateraling to another biglaw position in a similar practice group. What are the best practices for communicating your departure to the clients I work cont.
Is there any way to turn down a bad (unbillable role, non expensable, hour long commute) project if you’re a first year associate?
Just got an offer for my first, post-judicial clerkship associate position at mid-size corp transactions group. Nervous - I don't come from a lawyer family. Tips for starting on the right foot?
Q’s for hiring partners and recruiters - you know that most associates quit their managing attorneys and not the firm/case. I’m in that boat. What do I say to a prospective employer about the situation of why I want to jump ship? Very brief background - I’m a senior associate who has been on one complex commercial litigation case for over a year. Over time, the relationships between attorneys on the case have deteriorated to the point that it is affecting my productivity/work. I want out.
I’m a first year associate. I am hopefully getting sworn in within 2 weeks. Is it too soon to engage with recruiters and start looking for a new role?
I just swore into my state's bar. Law is my second career (I'm in my early 30's). I had a clerkship in a criminal court lined up that was rescinded because of a COVID hiring freeze. I'm looking for a job as an associate somewhere, any practice area (though criminal law is my ideal area). Does anybody have any tips for a brand new attorney on how to start? I'm used to just sending my resume and a cover letter to potential employers from my time in my previous field; should I be networking more?
What is the difference between an Associate Consultant role (in MBB) vs. a Consulting/Business Analyst role (in McK/Big 4/ACN)? Would the former be a step up from the latter, or they are lateral?
Female, 4 years in the industry, 2 years as a planning associate, 2 years as an FA. Got an offer from an awesome team to be a CSA - which seemed great because (I think) I miss the support/planning role and I haven’t loved my time as an FA thus far. However, management has now stepped in and insisted I join the new team as an FA, not CSA. What should I be considering when making this decision on changing teams/titles? Should I push back on management on joining as a CSA?
In-person interview coming up next week for an associate position, and I want to make sure I focus on discussing the right points..any tips?
🐠 I am a senior associate with very strong excel skills (financial modeling, VBA, database, etc.) and am also self taught in other programming languages and have built my own small software apps in my free time. Where should I look to maximize pay currently and for the future? Would like to be in more of a tech role. Thank you!
Question to higher ups: I’m an associate and I’ve always been taught to speak to someone in a higher position (in this case VP) formally. If I’m online chatting and they are quite informal (cont.)
Is it reasonably possible to move to a senior associate position in a smaller yet sizable firm after one year of big 4 experience?
I got an offer for $150k with 15% bonus for a senior associate role at a local firm. Is the bonus fair or should I ask for 25%?
Any advice on how to break into the PR world as an entry level candidate? What are employers/recruiters looking for? I’m open to associate and intern position.
If I have 2 YOE and take on an MBA at INSEAD, would it be easy to exit as an associate in IB? I'm looking at 1Y options as I'd like to quickly shift industry and location
What is a good way to respond to the question of where I see myself in 5 years (interviewing for associate counsel position at insurance company)?
Would you leave a M/SM position in tech consulting at a Big4 to be an associate at MBB (assuming you’re working day and night in either position anyways so WLB tradeoff is a wash)? Feel free to throw **** at me but genuinely curious
Junior associate in a big firm, slowly transitioning to a mid level role. In these slow times, wondering about client development. I know no one is expecting to bring in clients during this pandemic, but any general advice for how young associates can get an impressive and effective head start on business development that could actually lead to new clients? What do firms and clients actually care about (networking in and out of your firm, certifications, speaking engagements, etc)?
Im a tax associate working with high net worth individual (and their businesses).... not really sure what kind of exit opportunities are out there for me after public accounting. Anyone have any suggestions/know of paths people normally take after PA?
In terms of long term growth, would u take a job as an associate at a Big 4 focused on project management and project delivery, or a manager position at a tier 2 firm focused on digital transformation
I brought over an associate 1mth after being hired at new firm in December. They laid me off 4 days before I would have received half of the referral bonus of 5k to be received half within (cont’d)
Need honest opinion from 🐠. Background: previously a big four consultant in tech consulting. Didn’t like the tech implementation work at all and needed to pivot. After obtaining my masters in data science, I landed a good role that actually uses what I’ve learned. However, this role also made me realize that data science (at least in this organization) has a very low ceiling, and is also highly on the technical side. I see myself eventually wanting to move to leadership/management positions.
So recruiter reached out & I feel like he kinda gave me a feeling that he comes from a position above. I’m like, come on, you reached out to me for a position so please be humble when talking to me.
Do any of us actually love consulting or do we do it for the benefits (ie money, travel perks, exit opportunities)?
Senior Copywriter looking to move up to the ACD level. Preferably in a west coast market. 7+ years experience, been in a senior role for 5 and 2 Cannes-winning projects in the past 2 years.
I really don't get Amazon's program manager structure. I thought program manager is L6 and sr. program manager is L7. However after my interview toda, I learned it is for a Sr. Program manager L6 role. Wtf. Not sure what to ask for base, sign on, RSUs. Please help
Got an offer for 25% more today. I realized I don't care about this job anyways and that i would rather do the same job for more money and that my exit strategy is to be a landlord and not work :)
"We're in a hiring freeze." Lobby TV: WELCOME NEW HIRES! ...Anyone feel like "hiring freeze" is as real as "promotion"? When do we get paid though... 😭
Question about referrals. If someone you don’t personally know reaches out from your network asking for a referral (alum from same school or someone who worked at the same company you did), do you do it, or no?
I’m an recently promoted S1 in audit, leaving PA for industry. Does $70k for staff internal auditor role in Phoenix sound reasonable?
Anyone here work at keystone strategy? Could we talk about my experience and potentially a referral?
Is it okay to initiate an informal phone call with a private client contact about potentially applying for a position they’ve posted? And then if there is mutual interest, go to audit partner after?
Which firms have the best practices/ are hiring for health care? Thinking about starting the search.
Im a manager 2 on PDM/GPS, looking to crossover to usdc/traditional/GPS as a manager, is this doable? Will have masters from a top 3 university in a few months and have certs. Looking to make moves to Sr. Mang. Lastly, how many years does one have to perform in this role before getting partner?
Yo! I’m going into my final year in ad school and my dream has always been to live and work in NYC (I’m from northern Europe). Most of the people i talk to recommend staying in Europe where I can have more responsibility early on and spend less time doing boring junior stuff and then leave for a mid role after a few years. Anyone have any thoughts or experiences with this? Should i just jump into it straight away? Thanks!:)
Need help fam: In full exit strat mode and plan has always been to work for client. found out client is actively hiring. want to talk to him to discuss, but know its risky. thoughts?
Role requires you to drive 2.5 hours to the client site and is from 3pm to 11pm...you would be on site every week for the next 6-9 mos ... do you take it?
Has anyone done a digital dinner before? A guy from dating app asked to do one, we decided on a same dish to make on our own and then chat over dinner. So do we do zoom or FaceTime on a laptop? Cause it’d weird to hold the phone and eat at the same time. How does the logistics work?
What should you do if you have a persistent cough for 3+ weeks? Would clients be put off by someone like that, even if it isn't catching? Should you stay remote as much as possible in this case?
Starting my first new role since getting promoted to Consultant end of last year. Very nervous that I am not qualified, will fail/ not know what I am doing and overall not cont'd below...
Ladies .. what are your go to travel work shoes you wear on Mondays to go to the client site directly from the airport ?
Considering applying to a role at ZS Associates. Can someone enlighten me about the firm culture compared to Big 4? This would be for financial services vertical.
TGIF I got approval to give someone on my team who deserves it a promotion effective 11/1. The greatest accomplishment of my last 3 months at work, hands down.
I need some help with halal retirement investment. what is the right way of 401k enrollment if it's only through Vanguard? how do you guys participate in 401k?
Is it worth interning at an investment bank during my MBA internship summer if I plan on going back to consulting afterwards anyways? It would be just a resume enhancer.
Down to gold status on AA. Anyone know if I do redeem a Marriott travel deal for hotel stay + AA points if the points will boost be back to platinum?
When the Hiring Manager asks you “tell me about yourself” what is the most appropriate response in your opinion?
Is it a good idea to change jobs as an HCP copywriter during Covid. I know a good HCP copywriter is in demand. Is that still the case during this weird time
Awaiting layoffs with no work left to do... have exhausted BuzzFeed - what can I do that's productive to fill my days? Assuming this is going to keep going until Monday. (Aside from apply for jobs)
Which Big 4 is the best to be at regarding work culture and benefits? Especially during these tough times.
Anyone else feel extremely anxious every morning logging in? My project and client stress me out but I try to remember that dealing with them are better is better than not having a job. I just cont.