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I’m looking for a screening tool that will assess a candidate’s proficiency with MS-Teams. Would anyone know if there is such a thing that exists?
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
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?
What have you seen work well in terms of internal employee recognition /appreciation programs? Ideas, management, etc.
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
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?
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?
Would you ask for a higher pay at a startup, due to the company not having a pension scheme for its employees?
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!
California 🐟, any news about any of the "big" midsize firms (e.g. Manatt, MSK) giving raises?
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.
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
Anybody made the move from biglaw in LA to biglaw in Austin? What are the notable differences in terms of work culture and lifestyle?
This might be a dumb question so pls excuse my ignorance but do non-equity partners get bonuses? Is that a thing?
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
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.
Any thoughts on Polsinelli?
What’s the most Requests for Admission you’ve ever propounded or received in federal court?
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.
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.
Anyone work at Strategy& - Health Industries group? I saw a position and would love to connect to get some guidance. Thanks
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.
Worthwhile getting the AWS cloud practitioner cert? (Will there be a return financially in ease of finding job or higher salary)?
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.
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.
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.
How many of you actually feel like you are learning in your role or is every day the same on loop? 🔄
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
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?
Travel Thursday. Who else needs a drink? 🍷🍺🍸
Keystone Strategy folks! Is the firm hiring and is anyone able to provide a referral? Thanks!