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Does anyone know about associate compensation at the regional Atlantic Canada firms? The the big ones have all been posting job ads for associates in the 3-5 year range. Any insight on salary and billable targets?

How many billable hours do you aim for above your firm’s billable target? On track to meet my target, but not sure how much I should push above target (or if necessary)

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Anyone know what the compensation range is for a 2015 - 2017 (5th to 7th year) associate is at Cozen O'Connor (New York)? What about billable requirements?

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Any firms or companies specializing in healthcare consulting that wouldn’t have 280 billable hours a month?

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Does your practice group make associates do mock motion arguments every week?! my practice group assigns random motions from old cases that i’ve never worked on for each junior associate to “argue” every week….

I feel like this is a huge waste of billable time, and also patronizing. I understand we need to learn, but why not do mock arguments with our current caseload?! this is abnormal? I think i landed in the wrong firm.

Note: this is non-billable work

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How do you guys manage your billable hours? I usually work 6 hrs a day and breaks account for 2 hrs a day. I can’t really work for 8 hours straight but the 10 extra hours per week shows as wasted time and I’m getting more billable work to account for that. Its probably going to be work I’ll have to do in the evenings or weekend

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I run a boutique firm but before that was in house and I don’t understand minimum billable hours. Can someone please explain why the partners hold attorneys accountable for failure to give them work? I require my staff to get the work done timely and effectively but I also know what business there is and when we’re slow I don’t punish them for my failure to give them work.

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any insight as to 2nd & 3rd year salaries at Littler in California? billable requirements? any indications of layoffs coming soon?

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Does anyone have any insight into the Delaware market? Comparing 1st year offers from Richards Layton Finger and Young Conaway. I’m interested in M&A and Securities work. Any insight into the culture, billable hours, non billable hour requirements, bonus, practice area prestige, exit options at either is greatly appreciated.

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It’s hard to trust the partners/leadership when they want us to return to office as being better when we increase offshoring? Also, the pressure on billable hours when all that really matters is how much our fixed labor costs vs. how much we can bill (which is usually fixed fee or at least a range) and the fixed labor costs of offshoring is significantly cheaper so the hours don’t matter. Am I mistaken by this viewpoint?

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How many billable hours per year could you work with a newborn, assuming you are primary caregiver, WFH is ok, and the files are unlimited?

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Junior consultant for 5 mths and have done 90% training and shadowing. I’ve asked for billable work many times but to no avail. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I take initiative to ask for work and have volunteered for billable items. Received positive feedback for the 10% billable (4hrs/week) but not getting more. I want to speak to my manager but often get responses that sound like she doesn’t really care. What can I do to improve this? Should I leave?

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Can you share first year salary for midsize firms? I'm in NJ, but curious to hear other markets. Also billable targets? Thanks!

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Why are billable hours the associates’ responsibility when partners control the work? Genuinely confused on how someone can actively seek work, not receive any, and then get blamed for low hours. . . Am I missing something?

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I’ve found myself at an agency that exemplifies every complaint I’ve ever seen about strategy before and never really understood.

Nice, smart people who are directionless and take up way too many billable hours to get us absolutely nowhere helpful.

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I’ve been a freelance print production designer for many years, and usually on-site in the before times. Now I work remote, and am finding it uneasy dealing with billing. Before I always billed hourly, which made sense, but it’s becoming an issue now. Some companies don’t have a full days’ work, so it seems wrong to bill full days, and it allows me to juggle projects for different companies, but my billable hours are down. I know I should bill a daily rate, but not sure that will fly. Thoughts?

RTO cuts my billable hours down by a third. Why do firms hate money

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Thinking of McCarter & English - what’s the firm like? What are the billable requirements?

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Worked 19+ billable hours yesterday. I’m struggling keeping my eyes open this morning.

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I'm a long time prosecutor getting into the ID game and billable hours. Are there any resources out there that can help me get more effective/efficient without spending months/years learning the hard way? Some days I'm at the office 10 hours, took virtually no breaks and yet only bill 7. 🤬

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Any insights on Frankfurt Kurnit? I’ve seen a few posts on here but people don’t give any real details. Any info is helpful: billable hours, partners, atmosphere, opportunity for growth, etc.

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Is a $60K base salary with a $30/billable rate or $100K flat salary better? Assuming 80-90% utilization for both. There are other variables of course, but in terms of salary alone, which would you take?

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Do you guys still get paid working over your usual salaried hours? Like as long as I can get billable hours I get paid for all those hours. For example if I commute to a client site or even work 12 hours at a client site I can still get paid my hourly rate.

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When is biglaw capping billable hours to ensure associates' well-being, as recommended by the New York State Bar Association? Until when are we going to ignore evidence based recommendation to ensure profits? For a more human work environment that values people with something other than money.

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How hard is it to get promoted to a manager at EYP? What are the standards and do you have to hit the billable hours goal (given there are inevitable bench time between projects). Thanks!

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What is typical target for partners at Big4, ACN and IBM with regard to own billable hours?

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Does anyone here work at a PA firm that either doesn’t track billable hours and/or doesn’t use time sheets? If so, what do you do to evaluate performance?

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Folks that got a prenup. How and where did you get it? We have spoken to a couple of lawyers and it simply seems to be a back and forth they want to do to rack up billable hours/complicate the issue. My SO and I pretty much know what we want. We are doing it mainly to protect my SOs inheritance. Looking for the simplest way to execute this. TIA for any advice.

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Advice needed: I have signed an offer at Amazon/Audible starting in October & completed onboarding. However, my background checks have not been completed even though I submitted them 2 weeks ago. I want to quit my current role or put in my 2 weeks as they don't have much billable work at the moment. The last thing I want is to be laid off from my current role when I was planning to leave anyway.

Should I just take a leap of faith and quit anyway or just wait it out? Amazon

I applied to various jobs. Two jobs in particular interested me. One job (ID) gave me an offer and I accepted. A second job (in house) contacted me a week after I accepted and wants a second interview. Pay is $17k more at the in house position and less billable hours (~175 less) Should I go on the second interview? I would start the new position I accepted (ID) before the second interview. Any advice would help, thanks.

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The pressure on billable hours is more than ever, and the IBM Consulting isn’t following the pay raises that people get everywhere else. Are IBM trying to make IBM consulting more valuable and carve it out? IBM

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Any insight into Nixon Peabody’s Long Island office? Billable hours, WLB, culture, etc?

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No joke I have gotten like 40 hours of non billable work this week, wtf

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Kirkland Project Finance - culture, staffing of deals, expected billable hours for juniors-mids? If anyone is in the group already, would appreciate some insight. (Particularly NY but the firm boasts integration.) Thanks!

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How much are you pressured to finish projects under a certain number of billable hours. Does your boss - or do your account reps - begin a project by presenting an estimate that they hold fast to?

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Ended August with 25 billable hours. Here’s to hoping no layoffs☹️

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How many hours are we working this season? Our office just bumped us up to 60/hr billable work weeks

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At your firm, can you still be eligible for a bonus if you don’t meet your billable requirement, under certain circumstances? Are elements like a slow start followed by a positive trend over the year, team workload, significance of contributions outside of billable hours and qualitative feedback taken into account if the hours are not there?

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What do you do when you feel the goalpost has been/is being moved re: billable requirements? Like there's a spoken vs unspoken? I chose this job based on billables vs salary and what I'm being told I'm expected to do now is 20-30% (at least) > than what was initially agreed upon. Given my other life responsibilities, this is creating a huge strain & I feel like this is slowly getting harder & harder on my spouse & kids. I'm grateful to have lots of good work but not sure how to course correct.

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