Michael Best Discussions

Anyone here have any insight on Michael Best?

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Choosing between firms, does anyone have positive or negative experiences as an associate at Michael Best and/or Kilpatrick Townsend?

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Any insight as to Michael Best or Spencer Fane? A little concerned that Michael Best’s Pres is Reince Priebus but they have a flexible WFH policy 😅😅

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Any insight as to Michael Best & Friedrich?

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Can you share first year salary for midsize firms? I'm in NJ, but curious to hear other markets. Also billable targets? Thanks!

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I'm looking for learning material or certification recommendations for executive level HR metrics. I have held Sr roles with the ability to communicate out meaningful metrics but am facing a new level of HR need at my company and want to be able to identify and calculate metrics for our CEO and other Executives such as an Efficiency ROI per department based on revenue and profit margin. I looked at AIHR but I would like community feedback on any programs or certs that would help with this.

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Office design ideas/resources? We are returning back to the office soon and I’ll be moving into a new, much bigger office (with a window!) My firm has essentially given me a carte blanche to furnish my new space. I’ve already ordered a sit/stand desk, what other must-haves or nice-to-haves should I look into?

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There is a partner at my firm who literally makes it seem like it is beneath him to even have to talk to you while giving you an assignment. Like I apologize that my existence is so taxing for you but thanks for the work. It’s not even like we have personal issues, he just completely lacks the ability not to make you feel like your presence is beneath him.

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Do plaintiffs firms care as much about credentials (e.g., law school, gpa, etc.) as defense firms?

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I want to get my masters in HR, but I also want to get my phr.. is it better to get one over the other? Or should I do both. Are there any masters hr program someone can recommend?

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Does anyone deal with constant disrespect in the workplace due to their age ? It’s crazy how secretaries are placed on a pedestal here because they are older and I guess have been here longer? But it’s becoming so draining. Beyond the petty things, I requested off for an event months ago and am now being told I may need to come in because the secretary requested off too( even though I told her about the day off months ago. For background there is an alleged rule that we cannot both be off)

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What do you recommend for an aspiring lawyer — attend a lower T14 or a T20? I’d graduate with 230K and 170K, respectively. I am a BigLaw para and am fine with returning to pay off debt.

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How do you ask for a raise? And I do mean quite literally what words do you say. I have a mid year review coming up and I want to ask. Just finished my first year, started at a very low salary (65k) for defense litigation associate and no raise yet. I am in a state where wages are lower than the big cities but I still think this is too low given partners make 250k-500k/year. Thanks.

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I’ve practiced litigation in DC for about 5+ years at a larger plaintiffs’ firm, and am considering a switch to a defense firm. Is there any insight to how many billable hours this would require, and how much time that would actually be? For reference, the firm has a 1900 billable hour requirement and the partner said I would have “no problem” fulfilling that based on the work they have.

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How often do you guys drink during the weekdays?

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Work BURNOUT… LET’S TALK ABOUT IT. So a little back story. I am 38 a full full time single mom. I work about 60 hours per week. I do not get child support. My employer currently expects me to bring in 15 new customers & 100 existing every month… minimum. I have realized with my upcoming paid time off that I am burnt out. I recently have had no motivation to produce because I so desperately need a break. I sell internet and am the 2nd top producing rep in the region. Opinions to get my mojo back.

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I’m about to give my two-week notice next week and I’m just slightly worried since my proposed last day at the firm would be the day I’m supposed to receive my bonus for the prior year (oct ‘19 - oct ‘20). I’m just slightly worried that they could do something to try to screw me out of it - even though its for the prior year and I billed out at the highest bonus threshold we have. I was thinking I’d wait at least until my bonus figure was communicated in writing. Anyone disagree w that approaxh?

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What does corporate and real estate transactions entail? Looking for a new job and curious.

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I’m getting ready for my first telephonic Case Management Conference as a first year associate. I’ve never been “in front” of a judge before. I received some training and I look forward to the experience, but I’m a little nervous about having to speak in front of the judge. I know the case, but I’m afraid I’ll freeze and make a fool of myself. Any advice re: court calls, courtroom etiquette, or stories about your first times in front of judges?

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6.5 years out. When attempting to lateral, do I still need to put my GPA on my resume. Top 25 school but not stellar grades.

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I work as a Sales Support Specialist with 3 YOE working at a SaaS company. My dream career is to work at Microsoft. If there are any Microsoft recruiters here, I am open to different roles that pay in excess of 80k Microsoft

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I just got offered a job with a firm that has billable hour requirements. I’ve never had had billable hours. Is is appropriate to ask what the billable requirements are? I have a good idea from someone I know who works in a different department but want to confirm what they told me. They also provided vacation time of 3-5 weeks. I’m assuming that’s work weeks, but is that appropriate to ask for clarification? I don’t want them to think that’s all I care about, but these are important to me.

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If you’ve switched from HR generalist (manager, director, etc.) roles to specialize in something, can you share how you made the switch? Curious how to articulate to potential employers how I’m qualified to specialize rather than be a generalist, if generalist roles are what I have for 6+ years of experience. Thanks!

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Is corporate going to stay “hot” forever? Or at least be able to sustain its growth. In my firm and most others I know, the Corp department has doubled litigation now.

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Do we know who does content production for Marriott?

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Best advice for negotiating an internal lateral move? Is it even worth trying to negotiate any type of increase?

For those of you in NYC do any of you by chance know a way to get in contact with recruiters for entry level for start date winter/ summer 2022 I'm targeting management consulting but go to a university in New York not particularly known to place in that sort of role

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What does Management leve 8 means in Accenture ?

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Rate my offer. 169K base. 37.5K RSU OTE 225. In July I'll have 4 years experience as a sales engineer. A few months as a software engineer before that.

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Would you get annoyed if your bf says ‘let me take you to ___’ and either make you pay or go Dutch? Two months in so it’s not like we have joint finances and no longer care.

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Anyone have insights on Squarespace? The work, the people, work / life balance, culture, perks?

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How do you develop business acumen in yourself?

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Who are the reputable strategy/mgmt consulting boutiques in Aus? I know intl firms like Altman Solon and OC&C have acquired Aussie boutiques recently - are there many others like those left?

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New joiner! Guessing this has been asked before but I am a new analyst in the consulting world and looking to buy my first “nice” watch. I wear my Apple watch everyday but want to get something else. Price range $500-1000 and for some reason I love a clean face and leather band… any suggestions would be appreciated :)

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Hey folks, does anyone know much about FSG? Have an interview with them for a consulting role. Anyone has interview/case insights? Also - is it okay to reach out to employees there on LinkedIn (maybe in other offices)? Thanks!

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How often do you guys drink during the weekdays?

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Is the high tea a dinner or just snacks in PwC Advisory Odyssey 2022?

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Just completed a training, but didn’t log out of the tenant at the deadline. Will this end in negative result or is it not a big deal. I assumed the tenant would kick me out.

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What one piece of advice would you give to someone returning to civilian life?

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Hi Fishes, how's BNP Paribas Mumbai in terms of job security? Does their offer include only Fixed (including Gratuity) or Fixed + Variable?

How long would you wait until you filed with turbo court for late/non-existent payment on a gig?

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I was recently promoted as a Manager 5 months ago. What's the possibility for L1A/L1B. I'm having 14 years of experience on the Oracle platform.

Please advise!

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Flight from Charlotte to LAX with AA gets cancelled.. after 3 hours of delay. Have to fly out the next morning. How should I ask for voucher, hotel or airline? Currently waiting in a 100+ person line.

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