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Is it worth it to get a professional certification like SHRM/PHR? Not many of my colleagues have one and it’s not a requirement for my role, but I’m curious if it’s worth it in the long run

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9th year associate here. How long do associates too senior for lockstep hear back from their firm after a raise has been announced and that senior associates will be contacted individually?

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What have you seen work well in terms of internal employee recognition /appreciation programs? Ideas, management, etc.

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Any female MM/ENT AEs with SaaS or Fintech experience looking to make a move? Series D company positioned to IPO in 2 years. Would be wild if this works lol

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How much value do companies place on HR experience in a specific industry? My thought is that HR is HR wherever you go, and it shouldn’t be difficult to switch industries (e.g. manufacturing to financial services), mid- to late-career. But what has been your experience?

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6th year litigation associate here. Every recruiter tries to scare me into thinking I’m unhireable after next year. Who has lateraled as an 8+ year, where to, and how long till you got promoted after?

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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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I have worked in the HR space for the past 9 years, however most of my experience has been in Talent Acquisition. I do want to move into a People Operations/Generalist role. I’m planning to go for a HR certificate but unsure if I should go for a PHR or SHRM. Please advise!

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California 🐟, any news about any of the "big" midsize firms (e.g. Manatt, MSK) giving raises?

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How do I get these car warranty calls to stop? Change my number I've had for 20 years??? What has worked for you? I've added myself to Do Not Call, etc.

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Is this normal? At an AMLaw 100 and it seems like the staff rule the office. Legal assistants and paralegals push back often and negotiate the “ask” of a task. When I started I advocated for what I needed quite a bit. Well almost 3 years later and I feel like they’ve won: I’ve stopped advocating but I’m exhausted. I really feel like I can’t practice like this and feel like this alone warrants a search for a different firm. Am I being irrational in leaving for this reason? Ugh

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Anybody made the move from biglaw in LA to biglaw in Austin? What are the notable differences in terms of work culture and lifestyle?

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This might be a dumb question so pls excuse my ignorance but do non-equity partners get bonuses? Is that a thing?

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Anyone have any insight into white & case’s Palo alto office? Had a recruiter call me about it. I’m at another Am10 firm. Hours/culture, etc. 5th year m&a. Thanks

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Am I the only person excited to go back to the office? I know everyone on here is anti-office but I’m actually looking forward to seeing everyone in person.

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What are MM managers making in San Francisco? And how’s the OTE split? Thanks!

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I don't understand how parents with young kids have the time/energy to go to the gym. If you're a parent with a bodybuilder type body, I just assume you are a bad parent.

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MBB folks on H1-B who recently switched to FAANG - did you run into any issues with visa transfer? My transfer has been filed and I’m a bit nervous about USCIS’ perception of consultants and the current sentiment around H1-B visas.

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Anyone work at Strategy& - Health Industries group? I saw a position and would love to connect to get some guidance. Thanks

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Have a 6 hrs flight, internal stuff, not client work, can I expense business/first?

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I currently have my green card process ongoing with Publicis Sapient; I-485 was filed more than 180 days ago, however, the I-140 is not approved yet. If I leave for another employer at this stage, is it likely that they might withdraw the I-140 which would mean withdrawing the green card process completely? I do have a previously approved EB2 I-140 which was downgraded to EB3 I-140 in October last year and is awaiting approval.

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Raise your hand if you have to constantly say “This is just my face”

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Worthwhile getting the AWS cloud practitioner cert? (Will there be a return financially in ease of finding job or higher salary)?

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Does the h1b amendment end date override the original petition end date?

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Does anyone happen to know what clients Accenture technology/cyber works with the Philadelphia area? Or does being located there just mean traveling from Philadelphia to other client sites. I know Comcast and few other big names are there.

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On average how much are your sessions w psychiatrist? Even with insurance they quoted me at $130 til deductible - when I was paying out of pocket (not an insurance provider) it was $175-250 per sessio

Two questions: - has anyone chosen (as in not through redundancy) to change employers during the pandemic? - has anyone realised through management actions during the pandemic that they're not aligned with their current employer in terms of values? I was approached by a firm a few months ago and got three interviews deep before they decided I was too expensive for their current needs. However I don't like the values of our current mgmt and am thinking about starting conversation again.

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For in-house counsel roles, does firm prestige matter? For example, would the fact that an applicant is from Sullivan & Cromwell vs, say, White & Case matter at all, or is it much more about experience/interview? Does it matter as much as law school credentials? Assuming a mid-level corporate associate seeking to go in-house.

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How many of you actually feel like you are learning in your role or is every day the same on loop? 🔄

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Went for a promotion this year, didn’t get it. I should next year, barring something catastrophic happens. If I leave for another big 4 now, about 20% pay hike, plus higher title. Ultimate goal is to

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Cyber folks: looking to make a jump soon. What's the going rate for a cyber senior consultant with a TS and CISSP in the DC area?

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Keystone Strategy folks! Is the firm hiring and is anyone able to provide a referral? Thanks!

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