Munsch Hardt Discussions
Prob should have posted this here - not technically “biglaw” but related to Texas.
Anyone have insight into Porter Hedges or Munsch Hardt in Houston? Culture, hours, comp, bonus, etc? Moving to TX from Boston for family and have had them mentioned as places to look at.
I’ve been leading sales at my job for the past 5months+ and today a relatively new hire accuses me of stealing their lead commissions. 😭 How about you catch up! The audacity.
My boss never holds anyone at the firm accountable except for the associates. All support staff can do whatever they want, be unreliable af, and my boss lets them stay and collect paychecks. Makes my morale sink. That is all.
20+ yr appellate litigator; AV rating; SuperLawyer (for whatever that’s worth); former adjunct legal writing prof; not big enough client base to hang own shingle; next move after being on the wrong side of odd intra-firm power struggle?
Hey everyone! Which is more beneficial in the new normal - a Master’s in HR/ Industrial Organizational Psychology, or a SHRM certification? Context: I’ve been in the corporate TA space for 10 years and now looking to level up my career in HR - focus would be on TA and Talent Management . Any advice?
Any tips for dealing with a difficult atty in my group? There’s an atty who is sr to me, but who isn’t in my direct chain of command. Our areas overlap so we work together a lot. She keeps trying to throw me under the bus or tattle about me to my manager about minor issues. Things that’d make more sense to talk to me about directly instead. Fortunately, I have a wonderful, supportive manager. Not sure how to handle other than to be incredibly deferential. Help me get this target off my back!
I’m currently in campus recruiting&really would love to move to a new organization, however, Im pregnant&am expecting in January. I feel like no one will consider my candidacy seriously after hearing i am expecting. I know hiring managers can’t discriminate against hiring me because I’m pregnant, but I also dont want to be dishonest that if I start anything, I would be heading out on maternity shortly. How would you proceed? Suck it up being miserable at current company and try the switch after?
How much do you make at Morgan and Morgan?
Not sure if I buy Andrew Yang as a candidate but I did get some laughs from his story about his time at Davis Polk. Still chipping away at my debt but good to be reminded that exits can work out 👩🏻💻
I’m trying to learn more about what it’s like to work at a start up and how I can align my skills and experiences through connections on LinkedIn. Any suggestions on what type of questions to ask?
Does anyone have experience with payfactors? Looking for a salary benchmarking tool that is not crowdsourced.
Billing 5 hours by noon feels so good. Mentally and emotionally in a completely different place than when I have 2-3 by this time.
Suggestions for OFCCP compliance vendors? I’m specifically interested in alternatives to Direct Employers. Thank you!
What are your tips/tricks/strategies and tools for long range planning/case management? I have a good handle on daily planning and even weekly goals. But beyond a week gets a bit unwieldy for me. I feel like I go from week to week putting out one fire after another. We do monthly case meetings, but that seems to always focus on the next action items. Do you use a calendar? A list? Some sort of to app? If I walked into your office now and asked for updates on your cases, what would you look at?
Any insight into Jackson Lewis? Especially the smaller offices? Do Associates generally get promoted to Partner? Do they match 401K contributions? Quality of life? PTO?
PSA to Partners. Just because it took you 30 minutes to edit a document (motions, discovery, etc.) doesn't mean that's the time it took the Associate to review materials and draft the document. Respect the time and stop asking for ridiculously tight deadlines.
Any advice on breaking into cybersecurity sales? I currently sell to cisos (as well as CTOs, CIOs, etc) at small enterprise accounts but it’s from the angle of training.
Commission plan discussion:
I was promoted to Director of Sales and am tasked with revamping our sales commission plans
We are in a high margin industry, the majority of the team’s sales are transactional, so they are quick closes, and they have a base around 60k
Current plan is: 3, 5, 6, and 8% of revenue depending on different factors
I am thinking of streamlining to make everything 10%. (5% paid upfront when they land the sale, 5% paid once invoiced).
Thoughts? Things to consider?
California attorneys — I am having difficulty finding authority concerning the use of a rejected (partial) settlement offer to claim that a party failed to mitigate their damages. I.E. plaintiff could have mitigated if they accepted the (partial) settlement offer. Defendant offered to settle one claim (without affecting the others). Plaintiff rejected. The value of damages has increased over time and now defendant claims that plaintiff failed to mitigate because they did not accept the offer. TY
Anyone at a firm start their own “firm” in the side for tax benefits, taking on small side matters, etc.? If so, can you share some tips for doing so?
Why are recruiters asking for my resume in Word document format? Are they making changes? Seems a little weird to me. Any thoughts?
Is there a difference in salaries between Monitor Deloitte and Deloitte Consulting? Seems a bit ridiculous if they pay anywhere similar to normal consulting given the hours worked and charge rates.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a consulting party every Friday where all the consultants coming back into town could celebrate with all the other consultants who are finally back for the weekend?
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Recently got an offer from cts for about 22LPA. With 11.5 yrs exp, for a Data Engineering role with spark Python and so forth with designation of manager projects. Is this good or low? My current ctc is low.
Can anyone draw a successful pathway for a data engineer
I know SQL, python, AWS(beginner), spark(beginner)
1. Learning spark on how to manage memory and take advantage of parallelism
2. Aws services like glue, EMR etc
3. Planning to learn Kafka
4. When done with AWS a bit in deep then azure or gcp
Please suggest any tweaks or a pathway
I lead a small-ish creative department at an e-commerce company. My background is in design, branding, and photography, but I’ve taught myself a fair amount of HTML and CSS. Our site’s platform is extremely rigid and constantly handcuffs the design team because we can’t meet executive expectations within these constraints. Because of this, I find myself having to write a LOT of custom code to make things look/behave properly. Is this normal? I’m happy to help, but this is way outside my JD.
Traveling to NYC soon and I wanted to know what restaurants are worth visiting... I feel like I have high standards working in the hospitality business!
Girlfriends dad is a VP at GS. Not very close with him at all, and I don’t think he likes that I went to a non-target. Try to put yourself in my shoes, do you think he’d be willing to help get my foot in the door at GS? I don’t want him to think I’m using him either. (Obviously understand the complexity of this situation since it’s a personal matter)
I have a question about mid-size Philadelphia law firms. Does anyone have any insight about what life is like (culture, pay, billable hours, cases, WFH, perks, etc.) as a junior partner/senior associate/of counsel in the litigation department at the following firms: Montgomery McCracken, Schnader Harrison, Stradley Ronon, Dilworth Paxson, Klehr Harrison?
I am a recent college grad that has been struggling to transition & find a good entry QA role. Does anyone know a remote entry level Quality Assurance Analyst or QA Specialist roles hiring? I live in Washington, DC so I can be on site as well. TIA and open to any advice or referrals as well!!
Anyone got interesting story or insight on Dalberg? How do they work, the culture, support infrastructure, career.. anything.. thanks! :)
The best creative shops in San Francisco?
My 18 year old cousin is heading off to college in Shanghai and will be back next summer, any ideas on what I should get her? Possibly treats that may not be available there? She might get homesick.
She's studious. Loves reading, playing online games?
Thank you everyone!
I am interviewed for the Service Engineer - Data, in Azure CXP org.
Currently they have offered me below for level 60.
Experience : 5 years in Data Engineering, Azure Cloud
Current CTC : 48 Lacs ( 23 fixed + 25 stocks)
I am not aware of Microsoft payband, need your help in salary negotiation. Microsoft.
Any one else having incredibly weird, superintense dreams lately? I feel like they’re getting worse the deeper into lockdown we go. It’s messing up my sleep and I’m exhausted trying to get work done.
Do you have to say Yes to any opportunity you get in tech consulting (even if it doesn't align with your skill), or you have the option of saying no to some opportunities? What are the repercussions? Can your counsellor force you to take an opportunity?