Anyone else feel like work/billable hours gets in their way of taking care of their life? Hate having to choose between working to keep up with billables and taking care of my life whether that's the gym or whatever else. Feel like I never have enough time for both.
I am a first year associate in Biglaw. I have been put on an improvement plan to increase my billable hours. My supervisors have commented that have not been getting work because I need to improve my efficiency. I am willing to do what it takes to improve but wonder how to improve my hours when no one seems willing to give me a second chance.
Anyone here work at PwC in North America? Curious about the work culture and if there's anything to watch out for
Ladies & Gentlemen, with one month left in Q2, some will fall short of our numbers. Others will hit them. I can’t speak for all of us here, however, I can speak for myself. That being said, I will NOT be one that comes up short of my number. Now, this leads me to you all, to present a question. If you have to prospect, if you’re looking for new business, is it worth $1500 to put 95% of your prospecting process on autopilot? If so, let’s chat.
What does your work schedule look like (roughly) if you are aiming for 1900 billable hours?
First time founder - would you recommend square, stripe or something else for purchases between $150-$10k or what alternatively?
Can anyone recommend a certificate or course that is actually useful for developing professionals and/or reviewing performance? I don’t want/need something that is just a credential, I’m actually looking to get some formal grounding in these two topics so I can overhaul processes at my consulting firm. Thanks for your advice!!!
Any intel on culture/reputation of Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP, particularly in California?
What training or guidance are you giving managers at your firms about managing hybrid teams? There is a lot out there on remote teams, but a lot of us are going back three days a week which means people at home and people in the room. Any tips to pass on?
Curious about non-US attorneys: are you working the crazy hour weeks most of us in the US do? Or are your weeks closer to 40 hours? I hear a lot about the working hour caps, vacation requirements, etc in Europe/Canada. Curious if that flows into legal practice... or if it gets ignored. To clarify—I’m talking about BigLaw. I’m sure there are smaller firms with reasonable hours, the same exists in the US.
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
Job hunting: For writing samples, would employers prefer a redacted due diligence memo (PowerPoint format) or a redacted memorandum?
If you are feeling sick or something during the day and WFH, do you feel comfortable napping it off and then getting back to work and working late if needed? I have friends that say this is totally normal and okay but I feel weird about it and can never actually rest to feel better if I do lay down
Anyone ever made the move from a smaller market with great work-life balance to a bigger market with poor work life balance in order to do more sophisticated work/more money? Currently only required to bill 1800, but I’m so sick of these lower middle market deals with sketchy clients and solo-practitioner opposing counsel.
Hi there! I need some guidance. HR and global leadership rolled out some amazing new initiatives like not starting until 10 am on Mondays, no meeting Fridays and required 2 additional summer days a month. The problem is, my boss refuses to comply with the initiatives. He constantly scheduled meetings before 8 am on Mondays and after 7 pm on Fridays. He also doesn’t let me take time off. Should I go to HR? I’m really not one to complain but I’m tired and extremely burnt out. Thanks for your help!
I’m mid-level in my HR career at my current company and an upcoming Master’s graduate. Studying for my SHRM-CP too. How did you make the transition to that next level? What skills do you need, or is it really just based on YOE (I am the youngest compared to my teammates, many who have 10+ YOE)? I feel like career pathing is not very clear at my company. Each time I ask for guidance on this from my manager, I get told they’ll look into it.... would love some external mentorship and thoughts 🙏🏼
Any advice for someone looking to transition into a full HR Generalist role from Recruiting. I’m currently a Campus Recruiter with about 5 years of HR experience (Coordinator- Higher Ed). I received my PHR certification in September 2020 and sitting for my SHRM-CP in two weeks. I’m having a hard time transitioning into a full Generalist position.
Any scientists/engineers here? (Chemistry BSc/Chem Eng Masters personally) how did you cope with the business/finance lingo at first and dealing with feeling like a bit of an idiot for a while till it starts clicking I’m in this period at the moment... also for hiring would you possibly get looked over initially/are business/finance/econ grads preferred?
If you had a chance to leave your firm and go to a smaller firm with a niche in an industry you are interested in and receive a $30-40k raise would you go? It would be a lateral move from a title standpoint.
What’s the ideal compensation for an Experienced Associate (with 3 years of experience in tech) in PwC Boston? PwC
Trying to do a 1 week long vacation in the US end of June. Flying southwest with companion. Any must sees in the US? Default would be Napa and Cali. But thinking Seattle, maybe Colorado, Charleston?
Has anyone ever turned down a promotion to CD? If so, why and how'd it go over? (I've been told it's coming but I'm not sure I'm interested in it.)
Do you think it’s unprofessional to take internal zoom calls from outside on your deck, etc? The rest of my team doesn’t do this but I have a quiet outdoor space and don’t see why I wouldn’t. I’ve heard conflicting feedback. Thanks!
Coming back from 4th of July PTO like...
What’s best path for an MBA application? Currently at Deloitte, will stay until 1-2 YOE and then exit to one of the following potential paths: 1. Stay at Deloitte until applying 2. Switch to MBB and then apply 3. Switch to FAANG and then apply 4. Switch to a “T2” tech firm and then apply 5. Quit and join/create a startup and then apply
Certification bonuses at Big 4 firms. If you get certified and take the certification bonus. How long do you have to stay so you are not required to repay the bonus/study class cost back to firm?
Anyone hiring (not just consulting)? Definitely think my time at my firm is coming to an end
Question on form I-693 (medical exam): should I include it right now along with my I-485 application or wait till I'm called for interview?
I am sick and tired of a male subordinate bossing me and other team members around, acting like he owns the whole project, deliverables, me and other team members. Project Director chooses not to do anything about it. Any tips on how to deal with that asshole on a daily basis?
Asking to wait on promotion to senior to mid year unless I come up with a proposal (because I’m exp. hire). What are some proposals I can give to demonstrate I deserve to be promoted?