We are waiting…..
So maybe Cravath on Monday if we don't hear anything before the weekend...?
2020: November 11 (Baker McKenzie) Wednesday
2019: November 7 (Milbank) Thursday
2018: November 19 (Cravath) Monday
2017: November 27 (Cravath) Monday
2016: November 28 (Cravath) Monday
Inflation has taken away at least $15K of that sweet Cravath scale pay. Will we see strikes? Massive pickets? A new round of salary increases?
How is this offer? Fully remote, $220k base, $140k RSU sign on stock grant (4yr vest), typical refresh of $80-120k/year? Would total comp be $255k first year, then growing by $20-30k each year assumin… more
Anyone have any idea how much an AU qualified lawyer could earn in LA / California? I imagine it's below Cravath coz that's why they would hire you, but any idea how much lower?
What biglaw firms in NYC have the “kill where you eat” / cutthroat culture? I have heard Skadden and Cravath have sweatshop cultures but wondering about the others that may not be as open about it
Any big law attorneys in or looking to relocate to Delaware (I know a long shot). But I have an opportunity at a boutique Delaware corporate and business firm that pays ABOVE Cravath. Truly a unique o… more
Any big law attorneys looking to relocate to Delaware (I know a long shot). But I have an opportunity at a boutique Delaware corporate and business firm that pays ABOVE Cravath. Truly a unique opportu… more
Indianapolis firms: FDB; B&T; Ice Miller; Taft...anyone have any insights as to culture/WLB/pay scale? I know they aren't market but I can't seem to find good information. Am a 3rd year M&A … more
4th year litigation associate in Houston. Big firm on Cravath. Looks like I’ll cap out around 2100 hours YTD; hour requirement is 2000. I’ve received half of COVID bonus (expect other half to come end… more
I heard cravath used WordPerfect and lotus notes instead of MS Word and Outlook (respectively) until around 2017. Is this true?
Currently in a major market practicing finance and real estate. Have an opportunity to lateral to a firm paying on the Cravath scale. Would like to switch practice areas to L&E. I’m assuming it’s … more
In my first year of big law and hours at my sweat shop firm are already getting to me. Recently got an email from a recruiter promoting a fully remote lit associate position with a 1600 hrs reqmt at a… more
Bottom half of an Am Law 100 firm does not follow cravath scale. How much do they pay for a senior year associate?
Let this marinate: First-year associates at Cravath and DPW in NYC are making the same money as their peers at Holland & Knight in, let’s say, Jacksonville. Makes you wonder how much the NY firms … more
Corporate / M&A folks making moves over the last few months: Got an offer from a top 50 lockstep AmLaw100 firm. 4th year. Not NYC but in a market that was recently bumped up to the previous Cravat… more
Foley Hoag - will they match? They recently went full Cravath salaries before the most recent hike, so unclear if they will match.
Now that Cravath has matched DPW, don’t y’all think a slew of firms will now match over the coming days?
Interested in hearing anyone’s thoughts or experiences moving to a new market recently (since everything has gone remote). Currently an associate making cravath comp in a large city (not new DPW scale… more
Considering offer at a peer firm in London which pays UK scale (not cravath and no COLA, but cravath scale bonuses). Hours req at new firm is 1800 and would be doing PE instead of high yield finance. … more
Milbank has been the first movers in the last 2 salary changes. I am submitting a motion to change the colloquial term from "the Cravath Pay Scale" to "the Milbank Pay Scale".
For those who work at small firms (10 or fewer attorneys), what is your compensation structure for associates? How does your overall pay compare to market rate in your area (not necessarily Cravath or… more
What defines a “Big Law” firm? Is it Am law 200? How many attorneys? Cravath scale pay? Or is it “you know it when you see it?”
Senior associates- I have a lateral offer at Cravath scale firm for a special counsel role- 1200 billable, off partnership track, but paid base salary (no bonuses unless hours are significantly higher… more
I’m averaging 180-200 billable hours a month, at a firm with small bonuses and salary slightly under Cravath (and the gap widens as you progress). I like the work and the people I work with. Advice on… more
Thinking of lateraling to a peer firm as a midlevel mainly because the past year was so awful (for everyone), I am burned out and need a fresh start. Am I making a mistake? My current firm is generall… more
What are the typical Biglaw salaries in Canada? Is there any semblance of a Cravath scale there?
If anyone has insight into Europe (excluding London - e.g. Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt) I’d appreciate it… more
Texans. Just got an offer from a V10 to relocate down and do litigation. Excited but the offer was 20k below market. Talked to managing partner and they said it’s the market in Houston so if I can fin… more
I am a mid level and have received an offer from a regional big law firm in a non-market paying location. I believe the firm would be a great fit and the location is where I want to be. The biggest is… more
Is it worth leaving a firm because of one Senior Manager? 70% of my work is with this person and their Management style is crushing me. I think I can have a successful career at this firm otherwise.
I am an associate and started at my firm about 5 months ago. What do you suggest for holiday gifts and who do you buy for?
So I’m up for manager. My coach, reviewers, and leaders I’ve worked with have all supported my promotion, but my coach told me she has no idea what promotions will look like/who will be promoted due to market downturn, etc. I’m sure I’m not alone in this (she is up for SM), but I’m torn. If I get promoted and get a measly raise, then I’m playing catch up until I leave the firm. If I don’t get promoted, then I spend another year doing M work with SC title. Anyone in similar position? Thoughts?
I’m in a rather peculiar situation. I have been in the HR field going on 4 years, I have over 11 years of management experience, I got my PHR last year and I recently graduated with my MBA with a concentration in HR this month. I am ready for a more challenging role. However, there doesn’t seem to be much available at my current company. However, I am going on 5 months pregnant with the expectation of being out in October. I feel like once I mentioned my pregnancy I was in a holding pattern.
So if you worked hard, made sacrifices and managed to pay off your student loans this bill doesn’t help you. If you still have loans but are making 126K+ this bill does not help you. But if you are a recent grad who hasn’t been in the game long enough to make 125k then we are going to reward you with a 10k discount?! Please make this make sense. We are rewarding recent grads and people that can’t manage finances and telling those that sacrificed and worked hard they get nothing.
Advice for transitioning into privacy law? Been in employment lit for my first 3 yrs and no matter what have not been able to get a privacy position. CA based, got my U.S. CIPP cert, great academics, but everyone wants the elusive prior experience.
- is a LLM in the area worth it?
- does anyone care about CIPP?
- is 3 yrs too long to make a change?
- could I transition to in-house in a new field? I’m so burnt out from billable hours and firm life but I don’t want to give up on this career
Thoughts on getting LASIK?
Hi all, just trying to get a comparison between the client-commuting between different assurance groups! -thinking about switching groups since I hate commuting to clients !
Why can't we have office dogs in Finance?
Wonder how bad analyst bonuses will be this summer. Associates and VPs were NOT happy when they got theirs in Jan/Feb.
Recruiters are completely, utterly useless and will do nothing but waste your time. Change my mind. Just venting.
For those of you that have successfully changed jobs through a recruiter: How did you find your recruiter? Did you reach out to them or just roll the dice on one of the many that inbox you on LinkdIn
Anyone willing to take refer me for a role at salesforce? I’d love to discuss the opportunity and how I’m a good fit!
The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is so popular that Chase actually ran out of cards. That's nuts. Anybody here actually have one? Is it magical?
Looking to pivot into the Renewable Energy space. If anyone has some industry experience or guidance, I’m all ears!
I just started working a couple of months ago, should I start to panic because I might potentially get laid off? Our account seems to be very busy though.
Joining Boston Consulting Group soon. Do new Principals get onboarding/ training in the first few weeks? How does the schedule look like? TIA
Is Publicis sapient really a very bad company to join? I have offer from mindtree and sapient and the CTC difference is huge around 5 LPA. Sapient is paying more but I am seeing reviews that WLB is worst and job security is not there in sapient? Please help to suggest.
Is this true?
To have your presence in America be considered unlawful, you must remain out of status for 180 days. If you are able to get back into status, then there are no penalties.
Headed to the Algarve early July with my wife and 7 year old son. Obviously tons of resources out there but curious if folks here had suggestions on things to do? Eats?
Hi Guys, I got two offers. One from Pwc for 18L for manager profile and another from kpmg for 18L for assistant manager profile. Which one should I accept. I have 5.8 years experience.
Is it bad work isn’t assigned to me as a staff? I’ve asked and they said they don’t have much to give me...
How much salary package can be expected for 5 years of experience in HSDI for EDI technology? HSBC India
Hello guys, I have below offers:
T-system : 27 LPA fixed ( 2 days a week WFO mandatory from DOJ)
Tech Mahindra : 26 LPA ( including 10% variable ) + 1lakh JB ( WFH for now)
Which one is good for better opportunity and WLB.
SAP ABAP on Hana .YOE: 7 yrs
T-Systems ICT India Pvt. Ltd. Tech Mahindra
I am looking for job opportunities in webMethods Integration technology. If there are any openings then please let me know.
How can I motivate myself better for work? I am currently in academia, with a boss who is very laissez-faire. I am driven, but I want to achieve more.
I don't feel so insecure, so I don't derive all my self-value from work, and don't require the "love" or "fame" by approval of my boss or others that much. What seems to work is the "gun to my head", i.e. knowing I need to present my work to someone I value. Or working for someone who I feel close to. Any other strategies worked for you?