I am the only Black lawyer at my boutique law firm and the imposter syndrome/weight of it is really starting to weigh on me. I’ve been here two years. My reviews have mostly been fine but it does feel like I am judged harder than my peers and given less responsibility. It doesn’t help that the only other Black associate was fired after only a few months at the firm. I think I have to leave the firm but I guess seeking advice/inspiration/helpful anecdotes. Much appreciated.
Any funny Glow Ups? This person in my previous company/local office got fired as an associate and everyone talked about how awful she was & generally didn’t treat her well — later on she’s a director at one of their key accounts. Watch out who you treat like dirt.
Hi all, Finally COVID-19 caught up with me. Not health-wise but career wise. I was laid off and am looking for a job. Ple I was working as an Associate Consultant with ZoomRx in the Business Analysis team. I was handling multiple high velocity end-to-end projects. I have a total experience of around 4 years of which close to 2.5 years are in the consulting space. I intend to continue my career in the same line i.e as a consultant. Please let me know if there are any relevant openings.
How will the democrats controlling the government impact big law? Specifically, deal flow and associate take home pay? Am I at risk of being fired soon if the market inevitably crashes?
5th y associate. I am overall happy at firm. Firm laid off some associates lately, froze hiring (wasn’t doing that well before covid). I’ve always kept busy and I don’t think I am at risk. I‘d like to try to get pregnant in the next 2 years. I think it’d be easier for me to do it at this firm (people know me and they’ll be supportive?) but on the other hand I am told it’d get much harder to change job as a 6th or 7th year. Terribly afraid to get “stuck” and miss out on better firm. Thoughts?
The junior associates on my team made a gigantic mistake I could not fix in time (despite my best efforts). I feel like my head is going to roll because I was the senior associate shepherding the assignment for the three senior partners I work with. I am planning to reach out to the three partners to ask to debrief. But is there anything I can start thinking about or doing right away in case I do get fired in that convo? What do you wish you knew about getting fired?
How are intense are background checks at b4? Interviewing and worried that if I do get an offer firm will find out I put I’m a manager when my technical title was associate. I was just laid off from a work at a family office where there are 2 of us on the “finance team” They were weird about titles and I just graduated w my mba so I’m trying for an SA position
Fired from big law and still unemployed 8 months out. I’m a mid level transactional associate. Is my legal career over?
I’m just a lowly associate. Can someone explain staffing and layoff models. Why’s my firm firing 10 people and then re hiring 8 people. Wouldn’t it make more sense to just reduce salary and attempt to retain people. Just trying to understand the logic
Can someone be real with me, what sort of mistake will actually get an associate fired? I need to placate my irrational fear that I could be fired out of the blue for some minor mistake.
First year associate going into my second year. I did not meet billables this year...actually quite behind. Due to slow work in the beginning of my first year and now pandemic. I picked up a ton of litigation work to try to make up hours...Will I get fired?
Hey y’all anyone working for Northern Trust? I have an interview for an Associate Banking Advisor. Any insight would be great. Laid off since March https://careers.northerntrust.com/jobs/associate-banking-advisor-18922 Thank you all!
Hey ladies, getting pushed out/laid off so if any of you know of open roles, feel free to DM me and let me know! For role reference I am a senior associate with corporate finance experience.
Anyone who works at Sapient willing to give a referral? 1 YOE at KPMG management consulting as an associate campus hire. Got laid off this month. Found a really interesting associate position that I want to apply for. Willing to provide my resume and any other documentation as well. Thanks for reading!
Does anyone else feel constantly anxious that they're about to be fired? I'm a mid level associate. I've been at my firm 6 months, my work has been good, but hours are lacking due to covid. Just can't shake this fear and it's making it hard to focus on work, so it's a vicious cycle
I was fired today. What do I do next? I’m a third year associate at a “boutique” firm. Although I knew my performance wasn’t good and I was on thin ice, I was never given any formal warning, so I was caught off guard when they called me and just fired me, effective immediately. I was locked out of the email and computer system before the call was over, and I’m already off the website. I was so caught off guard I hardly remember the conversation (cont)
New firm, two lawyers who assign me work technically are not giving me any substantial work. 1st year associate...tips? Am I going to get fired 😭
What firms are hiring? I most recently was an Associate who got laid off due to pandemic a few months back. Really eager to get back into things but unfortunately have run into bad luck (firms laying off, hiring freezes) during my job search.
Looking for advice: have an offer to start at PwC S& as a senior associate. However, I now have a 5 wk old daughter and am concerned about travel during and after the pandemic. Longer work hours, missing milestones, and news about recent layoffs at the firm also bother me. Have a stable and a bit boring job right now in Industry. So, is the move worth it? And for any parents, is it worth missing those early years and milestones for the possibility of increased pay?
Now that Baker McKenzie announced associate layoffs, do we think other firms will follow?
How do I have the conversation with a Partner about writing a letter of rec for a PhD program? Will I put myself a risk of being laid off if I express interest in continuing my education?
Anyone worried about layoffs? I saw a post about Deloitte laying off 5000 employees ... I know EY saying no lay off this year but what about other firms?
If the big4 has an up or out model, do a lot of senior managers get laid off? Not everyone can be a partner/principle. How long can someone be a partner/principle for?
I was laid off in April when there was just email and phones. Cut to five months later and I’m working again. Yay. But suddenly it’s all Zoom, Slack, Teams, Slides, Sheets. Email is dead. And phones are only for Zoom, Slack, Teams, Slides and Sheets. It feels like I woke up from a coma in a shitty version of the future and everyone else is fine with it. How did anyone adjust to this?
What were some of the worst expense offenses you’ve seen/heard of? Just found out that a teammate got fired today due to severe expense policy violation. I can’t even imagine what could’ve been so bad
If you're laid off, do they ask you to resign? If so, can you refuse and ask them to fire you instead?
Started seeing some ✌🏻️ emails anyone know if promotion/VC calls happened this week. Seems it would line up. No layoffs just leaving for another job.
Made it a year without getting fired, and my reward is google stock vest. What's the best restaurant you've visited in LA in the last year?
Is it safe to hide the fact that I was part of a group layoff and say instead that I chose to leave? Can recruiters find out the truth from my former employer and hurt my chances?
KPMG is taking the PWC approach to audit layoffs. Low performers will be separated rather than defining a RIF, but we all know it’s a lay-off by another name.
I’m 29, at my first serious job, and am getting fired (not laid off). Feel like an idiot, and don’t know anyone else my age who has been fired. If you’ve been fired, can you tell me about it? I’m LA based in PR & Comms.
Accenture HR: When a prospective employer runs a background check, does HR tell them reason for leaving (quit, fired, etc.) or just dates of employment? Was fired in September and wondering if I am required to tell them (upon asking why there’s a gap) if I was fired or just that I decided to leave.
I got laid off today and need a new job asap. Would love to connect with anyone looking for a junior writer.
I’ve been laid off for 6 months+ looking for senior account management roles in NYC. My background is in digital content strategy, performance marketing, and ecommerce.
Does anyone else feel like their burn-out cycle is shorter? It used to take me about 2 years of grind before I hit a burn-out phase where I needed to do some serious recuperating. It feels like I'm at 3 months now, or even less. I've already spoken to my wife about building quarterly mini-vacations into my schedule just to keep my energy up. And by burn-out, I mean you're at the point that every single ball you are juggling can drop and you get fired and almost see that as a blessing.
Why did Deloitte’s federal practice have layoffs? Given that the clients are large government entities. I can understand it happening in commercial but federal makes no sense
HELP! Recently promoted M1, and a very low-performing staff is threatening to go to HR with harassment allegations as a means to protect herself from getting fired. Suggestions?
I have a H1B visa that has been renewed once already. However in the designated period of 6 years I have been in the US for only around 2. Does that mean I can renew my H1B visa or reapply fresh?...
Not in GPS, but I do get the emails from Dan Helfich and I just want to say he seems like a helluva leader. He comes across as authentic and genuinely invested in diversity and well being of his ppl.
Any female partners/MDs here? How did you overcome gender obstacles? Any advice to those of us who aspire to get there one day?
What shall I choose and why? IBM 22.5 LPA Fixed + 0-10 % Variable PWC SDC 23 LAP Fixed + 0-17% Variable Oracle Consulting 25 LPA Fixed + 0-10% Variable Role is almost same in all three. Which has better OnSite opportunities outside india?
I’m 28 years old and just realized that I make more money than a surgeon just to make ppt slides. Life is insane and we are all incredible lucky. Keep grinding kings
What’s the customer success manager interview process like at Qualtrics? I’m told the first round will be with the hiring manager that involves a case. Looking for more details. Thanks! Qualtrics
Analytics folks at a MBB, what’s your experience been like? What level would I come in at with 8 years of experience?
Professionals that moved / transferred to NYC (let’s pretend normal times), is the work culture as intense as it seems? How is it compared to where you moved from?
I get interrupted a lot at work now that we are virtual. I don't feel like this happens to everyone else in my team as much, meaning folks tend to let them talk longer. So I've reduced my contribution and talk less. But then others make the same point I'm thinking and would normally have said. So now I just look like a silent non-contributor or someone who gets interrupted a lot. Office/team culture is generally good, respectful and peaceful. How do I change this? What can I do differently?
How long do you stay at a company until you request an internal transfer? I was at one b4 for awhile and then left after about 3 years to another (audit to advisory) been here almost 6mos but would like to get into more general consulting or just another advisory line if possible... not that I do not like my current spot, I just have decided it does not aligned with my LT goals... anyone had a similar experience?
Peeps I have H1b till Sep 2021 but my passport expired in Sep 2020 and along with it my I94. I had already renewed my passport back in Feb but haven’t left the country since. I read online that my presence in the USA is unlawful and staying here unlawfully for more than 180 would bar me from entering US for 3 years. What are my options ?
Post Mba hire. Say I exit in 1-2 yrs, what level do you think I’d get in industry? Director? Manager? Have 5 yrs industry exp as a marketing manager. Just shy of jr director before I left for school.
Anyone gonn be mad if I roll in late to the holiday party with S.O. even tho no +1 specified? His holiday party is also tmrw but he gets a +1, I wanna go to both & not have to ditch him halfway 🤔🎉
Partners, I'm interested in hearing your answer to these 3 questions and appreciate your feedback. 1) How old were you when you made Partner? 2) How old are you now? 3) What is your gender identity?
Anyone keen to help me with an Simon-Kucher & Partners referral? Currently an Accenture Strategy consultant looking to make a move