Anyone with any insight into Eckert Seamans? Work life balance? Billable requirement? Pay? Perks? Client base? Any other tidbits?
Anyone know what the salary should be for a first year associate working at the biggest defense firm in Florida? I just got offered this month at a north Florida branch and not sure whether this is a good salary: $80k $12 per hour quarterly bonus after hitting 150 billable hours. I’ve heard some defense associates have a set quarterly bonus it doesn’t seem to be the case at this firm.
Have there been layoffs/rescinded job offers, etc. due to current situation? Please comment below. (My firm is larger, no layoffs ... yet).
Had my first “freakout” today - didn’t cry or anything like that. Just word vomited all of the work-related reasons why I was stressed to the partner I work with. See below for questions
They tell you that it's hard to take a pay cut, and you're like "yeah whatever, it's so much money either way" but it is really, really true -- it's a huge mental hurdle
What are your firms doing to support working parents during the pandemic?? We’re trying to find a way to support parents as they navigate e-learning and working at the same time.
FYSA: I got phished by a (fake) SFTP link sent from a valid email address belonging to OC in one of my cases. Stay vigilant: assholery abounds.
Actively seeking a new opportunity and I am slowly starting to feel discouraged due to lack of response. Anyone else having issues searching for employment right now?
Partner, senior associate (of 15 years), and their families just video-chatted with me from a beautiful villa in Europe. Meanwhile, I'm at my desk staring at the computer screen. 🤦🏼♂️ Thanks?
I’ve been in litigation my whole career. How does one transition to in house counsel or corporate counsel in a company? Is the work life balance better than litigation like I assume it is?
Junior associate here with very little work. I reached out to the assigning partner, but I haven’t heard back. I’m struggling to motivate myself to seek out more work by talking to other partners or coming up with ideas for articles and other non-billable work. Instead I find myself reading books, watching movies, and generally just kicking back and enjoying the free time. That said, I feel guilty that I’m not working a ton like I used to. I’m also worried that my lack of pro activity when it
The partner I work for gives me conflicting instructions or forgets his instructions, and then blames me for his unhappiness about a course of conduct I’ve taken in fulfilling his instructions. Cont’d
How do you deal with working with a partner who makes aggressive or impossible promises to clients that you then have to keep?
Looking to learn more about how others determine the correct cadence to advertise for evergreen requisitions or invitations to join a talent pool without over saturating the audience?
Does your company offer an insurance payout to employees who opt out of your insurance plan and if so how much? We do, however we think it’s too low of an offering and would like to increase it. We want it to be logical from a financial standpoint.
Most recent admin order from the Chief Admin of the NY Courts: https://nysba.org/app/uploads/2020/03/AO-71.pdf?utm_campaign=Membership&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85011967&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--SsGRrco-3de5IkOZCGR0weR0YiHjie_hQaWPVgb6FCDxqcJIpgM4i8CtAGXd6fyBZsyho4acIorpspQ33NeGRUopzDA&_hsmi=85011967
One thing I’ve gotten better at during the last couple of years of practice is ramping down my tone in e-mails to clients when they ask me if they can do super illegal stuff. Diplomacy!
What does Sales Enablement mean to you? Does anyone here work in some type of Sales Enablement roll currently?
What is your max class size for the year? Is that number based on a virtual or in person classroom?
Anyone have experience with moving into a relatively early stage startup (post Series A). Would be going from a SC role to a Manager. Should I expect a salary decrease?
Looks like market is going down again, lost 2k out of my 401k in a week. Do you guys think we’ll hit the bottom soon?
Interesting question I was discussing with some colleagues: What are crazy reasons you've seen someone get fired for?
What are some good resources or tools to begin using to become familiar with Agile, AWS, and Salesforces before officially starting my position. I want to be ahead of the curve with all my free time
Is there a difference between specialist leader and senior manager at promotion time? And what’s typical base and bonus for 1st year SM/Spec Leader?
How often do you feel like you are not valuable to your org when you are on h1b? Our law firm sucks and they just blame everything on uscis. I want to leave but we are all stuck due to PP having ended
Overwatch > LOL. After two weeks of alt travel and hanging with friends, I am prepared to veg out and regress to childhood
What scenarios would better warrant a PT MBA vs. Executive MBA? I have a family and mortgage to pay for, so taking 2 years off work won’t fit, but am trying to figure out if other MBAs are worth it.
How do you roll with the punches? When I make even a small mistake that anyone could make my mind immediately goes to "well that's that, I'm getting fired"
Is it appropriate to talk with your M and SM about your concern over layoffs? I want to talk to them about wanting to increase my workload and scope.
SM1 non-MBA in Strat IT Advisory in Toronto. Grew up at EY starting as S1 over 11 years ago at 40k base. Now at 126k base feeling severely underpaid. How much more could I get at B4 or industry or EY?