Hello! I have an interviews with Carr Allison and Hall Booth Smith next week. Anyone have any insight on the firms? Pros? Cons?
Hall Booth Smith
How long, on average, did it take you to study before you could pass the PHR/SPHR exam? Did you think it was worth it?
How soon is too soon to be preparing for a lateral move? I did my 1L summer internship in a niche area of securities law, loved it, took courses on it. I decided I wanted to explore securities law a little more broadly and not to pigeonhole myself. The firm I’m at is great—doing sec lit—but has zero work in that niche area that I liked. I’m afraid that I am passing on a passion, and I don’t want to get too “old” for a firm to take me on if I have zero experience in a specialty area. Advice? Thx
I’m not happy where I’m at, my abilities aren’t being maximized as I’m spread thin, and I know I’m being undervalued. Recently graduated and in property management w/ 3-4 years sales experience. Currently on the hunt for Sales/Account Management roles leaning more towards consumer goods, then tech. Any advice?
How often do you respond to emails from law students who want to learn about your firm/practice area? I get like a dozen requests right around OCI every year. Frankly I’m tired of speaking to them and answering the same boring questions, especially if I know they have a low GPA and no chance of summering at my firm, but I do feel bad saying no/ignoring them
What’s the most petty thing you’ve seen a firm do to an attorney who is lateraling out? Mine just revoked my renewal paperwork and payment for 2021-22 bar dues, even though they’ve already submitted it I’ll still be an employee when they’re due (7/1). Money’s not the issue. They can dock the $400 from my final check for all I care. The administrative hassle is the petty part, and it’s so inconsequential that it genuinely made me chuckle. I don’t even blame them. Kinda respect the hustle tbh.
If you are at a big law firm that is not increasing pay according to market this year, should you look elsewhere? Is that a bad sign?
Hello, We are a growing company of 250 employees. We are considering Performance Management solutions. I would love get feedback on anyone's experience with any of the below solutions? Kazoo Engagedly Perform Yard CultureAmp Thanks!!
First full day back in the office. I guess I’m not too upset but I did like work from home…
What’s the more persuasive federal authority? 1. District Court opinion in the same state but different district, or 2. Circuit Court opinion from a different circuit.
Hello, curious to know what other companies do for employee spotlights besides the traditional email blast to the company. Any recommendations to better the experience for employees?
I’m a 2016 grad making $120k in a small to mid-size regional firm. I’m based in Nashville. My firm’s management is trying to survey other small to mid-size regional firms to get a feel for where the comp is now, especially in light of the big law increases that are making headlines, and to see just how far below market we may have fallen. Any additional data points from smaller regional firms (especially if you have a presence in Nashville or across the SE) would be appreciated! TIA
When a law firm is looking for a 33/34 act attorney does it need an one working primarily with public companies? Or private companies as well? I’m a corporate and securities attorney, all my clients are private EGC and PE/ VC/ hedge funds, I usually ensure that they are exempted from 33/34 acts
Is it normal/fine to confirm with a partner the language in a paragraph in a document prior to sending out to a client if you are not 100% sure it is correct? I’m in capital markets and securities and often times am unsure of what to include/how to word, particularly for private offerings. The answer seems to be obvious (yes) but I am a year and a half into traditional practice with prior adjacent experience and don’t want to be seen as not confident or that I am not progressing.
Anybody have the feeling, especially in BigLaw, that your firm stiffs support staff? (More info in comments).
Why do lawyers love saying “and the like”
Are you folks happy with your decision to make a career in sales? I’m young working in tech sales, but also have my bachelors in psychology, and could see my self happily going for my masters maybe even PHD and being a counselor.
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?
Need to define diverse talent metrics to create a scorecard. Challenge is that the available data is based on opting in/out of self identification, that data point can change dramatically YOY. Any recommendations on metrics and scorecard?
I make $4000/M after taxes and max 401K and spend about $2400 for all fixed costs (rent, utilities, etc). With roughly $1600 left, and with a strong goal of saving as much as I can, what are some recommendations on how I should allocate my money better. I know this is vague but need some better financial planning.
How do you know it is time to move on. Doing well in my current org but have the opportunity to move to a boutique for higher role and much higher pay. Not 100% if I will get the promotion this year.
SOS I’m a first year teacher. I’m at a VERY challenging school district & a different culture than I’ve ever been around before. I cant get through a full day’s lesson! I spend more time disciplining!
Added my parents as authorized users on my cc, so I don’t have to send them cash every month. How do authorized users’ spending work with the IRS? Does it get reported somehow or do I need to do smth?
115k ops role at Deloitte in MCOL city or 100k strat & M&A at LEK in NYC. Extremely interested in strat & M&A exits and the work at LEK but the salary seems extremely painful in NYC
EY pension. Almost 12 years in and it says I have 5k in pensions. What does that mean? I have 5k only in my pension account?
Auditors- do your teams ever compile financials for the client? I.e make cash flow statements, write the footnotes etc? I’m talking more than just one complicated footnote here and there.
Are the days of getting an MBA when you’re already in consulting (pre-MBA) over? What’s the value of it with direct promotion?
Accenture 🐠 - any insight into the base / total compensation I should expect as an experienced hire (3 YOE) Strategy Consultant? Just want to have an idea of what I should go for! Thanks
Does EY paid you for unused vacation days when you leave the firm? I was told they didn’t...
I’m spending some of my Bonvoy points to stay at a luxury hotel for the first time ever. What am I supposed to tip people there? This place even has a butler service - I’m not even sure what they do.
How many producers / PMs work from home occasionally (As in maybe once a month). Is WFH acceptable at your agency in production roles?
What is the best way to learn about different roles in FAANG? I was a MBB consultant in India. I am in the US now with a AI products company. I work well on the intersection of technology and business. I have conceptualised and deployed multiple enterprise products over the last 2 years. I am looking to move to a bigger organization now. However I don't want to get into corporate strategy roles. What are some other roles that could be a good fit for me?
Has anyone looked in the EY Pension while quitting the firm? Have you taken the lump sum cash upfront or deferred payments till retirement?
What are raises to manager like at KPMG? Is there a senior raise and then a merit raise for promotion on top of that?
Has anyone discussed mental health problems with their manager or PML? I want to start going to therapy but idk how I feel about having to explain weekly "doctor" appointments...
I’m a senior headed to work at Deloitte this summer after I graduate. What do I need to know ahead of conversations surrounding alignment or industry preferences? How do I figure out what work I want to do when my internship last year was virtual?
Having little luck getting interviews and have been getting ghosted by recruiters a lot lately…is it just me?