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Any insights on Dechert (NY) - corporate? Is it really that terrible?

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Would you ask for a higher pay at a startup, due to the company not having a pension scheme for its employees?

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To those who have several years of experience ion TA: Do you think staying in the campus recruiting space limits you? Should one try to get exposure to other HR areas for the long run?

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Leaving mid-law to go solo. Restrictions/bewares on soliciting my own clients (who may have ties to other attorneys in the firm outside my practice area)?

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Do any AmLaw 200 firms offer fee splitting for associates? As a senior associate, I originate more than my salary and I know that many others with the same title in my firm originate little/nothing. Yet we are all paid about the same base and our bonuses are underwhelming. Sounds like a rant but am just curious.

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Took my first deposition today and it went great! I attribute some of that to the tips I got from here - I searched the group and saw some really good suggestions and things to keep in mind, and it really helped me! I’m a first year so I was really worried about it but happy to have found it to not be nearly as stressful as I expected.

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What does your work schedule look like (roughly) if you are aiming for 1900 billable hours?

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Any tips on how best to draft an email asking for work from a partner who I haven’t worked with and who doesn’t know me? I’d like to get on their matters and want to craft an email that would actually get them to respond and be interested in giving me the work (as opposed to just acknowledging my interest and forgetting about it the next day).

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My stress level is bad due to working for incompetent people. One partner would send me work with garbage instructions or for things that are completely out of my expertise, and when I ask for guidance they turn around and ask another attorney to explain to me. What the heck - why would you give me work if you don’t even know how to do the work or what you’re looking for? How do these people make partners?

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Is reading through Fishbowl billable time?

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Anyone here a member of Revenue Collective? Is it worth it? What kind of value have you gotten out of it if so? Thanks!

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Is it common to be paid on bookings and not revenue?

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I graduated from law school in 2007, went to big law and was laid off in 2009 due to the Great Recession. I went back to school and got my LLM in tax, after a stint at big 4, I got back into big law but was asked to start over as a first year. Years later, close to partnership and being mentored in that direction, I lost my job due to something completely out of my control that I can’t get into. I always wanted to make partner, but I’m struggling at my new firm with not enough work (p. 1)

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What is the industry standard for OTE as an SDR manager?

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Any thoughts on the best certifications to get in order to help move forward? I have considered the CCP from World at Work, but it’s fairly pricey to get by the time you wrap up everything. I was looking at both SHRM-CP and SPHR. Everyone that I have spoken to has the SHRM, but that’s also only looking at individuals in a small geographic footprint and within 3-4 different companies. I was hoping to get some thoughts on this from others? Thanks

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My company ranks performance evals as poor, low solid, solid, high solid, excellent w/ excellent rarely being granted. If you have experience with a similar scale what % raise was tied to high solid?

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I'm so sure I'm not in a job I enjoy.. I feel pressurized and so tensed and have that constant thought of office and work all the time.. I've been applying for new opportunities night and day.. Fingers crossed that I may get to switch soon..

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Anyone here work at PwC in North America? Curious about the work culture and if there's anything to watch out for

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Getting rolled off my project on very short notice. 2 days and only 1 day for KT for person replacing me. Never received negative feedback, mostly positive if not neutral. Feedback provided to (cont)

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Thoughts on getting MBA to help you lateral out of big law and possibly something more management side or maybe a mix of law and management?

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In Intl tax, receiving recruiting offers for all remote work at the manager level. However, I am about to get promoted. Only concern is if I don’t jump soon, I’ll be stuck at the big 4. Any thoughts? Should I entertain?

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