Skadden Discussions

Breaking up with a long-term (live-in) girlfriend and moving into my own place. Friends have been tough to make because… well, this is the big law bowl, after all. Any tips for staving off loneliness … more

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This is silly but I left Skadden three years ago and (1) I can’t believe I used to work there and (2) I kinda regret leaving the prestige even though it’s much better at my new firm lol

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Los Angeles recommendations: looking for a good recruiter to help snag me a role with either Skadden or Latham. Of course, also very open to other options. Just really want to land one of these posi… more

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Are other firms giving gifts to associates, like the Skadden iPads?

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Cravath gets bonuses, Skadden gets iPad Pros, and MoFo gets a rambling voicemail from the managing partner about how this Thanksgiving, he’s thankful for the firm 🤮

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Just found out Skadden gives their first years (as in first year out of law school and started in September) bonuses. Is this normal at your firm? Im at a V50 and first years are not eligible.

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Anyone from Skadden LA here- precisely M&A/PE group? I was wondering what was the culture there and what realistically associates have been billing in 2020-2021. I read that an associate died of a… more

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Can anyone confirm the rumor Skadden is paying 100k+ retention bonuses in NYC and Toronto for mid levels and juniors?

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I’m a first year at Skadden. I’m only set to bill about 1800 by the end of the year. Am I going to get in trouble? What’s the impact of billing so little on my bonus?

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Any thoughts on the Skadden Palo Alto office or Skadden in general? Thanks for the input :)

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Any thoughts on Skadden Chicago v. Sidley Chicago? Transactional at both

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TX Market: Considering lateralling from one of the traditional TX firms (am going into my third year M&A, just finished second); what are opinions on Skadden, Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown? I'm r… more

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Whats up with these rumors of six-figure associate bonuses at Skadden?

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M&A people - what are your thoughts on working across from Skadden?

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Have any firms matched the Skadden retention bonuses yet? What’s the plan to put pressure on firms to match? Why hasn’t this resulted in industry wide matches and dominoes falling like we usually see… more

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So do Mintz Levin junior associates make more than junior associates at Latham, Skadden, DPW, etc.?

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Wait did skadden just up special bonuses?

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Skadden has announced year end bonuses. Match DPW.

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What biglaw firms in NYC have the “kill where you eat” / cutthroat culture? I have heard Skadden and Cravath have sweatshop cultures but wondering about the others that may not be as open about it

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Do firms like Skadden and Latham really scrutinize the grades of lateral hires?

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Is Orrick NY a good place to work? Is it more manageable in terms of work life balance compared to other sweatshops (think K&E, Skadden, L&W, etc.)?

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I know skadden has done some stealth retention bonuses for select associates. Have other firms started to do the same as this lateral market continues to heat up? If so, how much has your firm offered… more

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I’m looking to lateral and have received offers from both Skadden LA and Goodwin LA. I’m currently in big law but my existing firm is extremely toxic and an unsustainable meatgrinder. Appreciate an… more

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I need to lateral to Boston. I’m a first hear corporate associate. Attended HLS and am currently at a v50. Any leads? Already applied to Goodwin. Rejected from Skadden.

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Any insight into lateraling to Skadden LA from Kirkland? Same? Worse?

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All, would love some insight on Skadden. I’m looking at the Silicon Valley office. What are the hours like? What is the culture like? I’m a corporate mid level, if that helps. TIA!

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Does anyone here have a serious invisible disability or chronic illness and, if so, do you think it’s better to tell your firm about this or hide it because of the stigma (you are weak, might drop the… more

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Does anyone have any insight on the skadden retention bonuses? Who are these being offered to? What groups? Chances other top firms follow?

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Sooo who can confirm the Skadden retention bonuses? Can we get year, practice group and dollar amount?

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Skadden with the match..now it’s up to Cravath/Kirkland to re-raise.

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Big law people - have your firms come up with a flexible WFH arrangements when we go back to office? If so, what are the details? For example, I hear Goodwin Procter has gone fully remote permanently… more

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Any opinions on west coast Nor-Cal corporate practices in Skadden, DPW, K&E, Goodwin, and SBT? Most interested in culture as I assume all of them have intense hours attached.

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Any word on retention bonuses other than at Skadden?

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Has anyone matched skadden’s retention bonuses? Or any more info on who got them at skadden?

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Is Skadden paying retention bonuses? For what years?

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Thoughts on Skadden in Chicago? Interested in their litigation group in particular

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Any insight on Skadden? Would it consider a fully or mostly remote lateral? Nor cal office specifically

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Rising 2L leaning towards Kirkland over S&C and Skadden. Interested in PE M&A and public/strategic M&A. Is this a mistake?

I’ve set rankings aside and focused primarily on fit. … more

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Anyone have insights into Skadden banking/finance? Hours, culture, etc. Curious if there is any difference from the general M&A lore.

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Any insight into Skadden Los Angeles?

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What does the title “Managing Associate” actually mean at a law firm? I saw it on opposing counsel’s signature block and it is a foreign title/position to me.

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To all my HRBP in this bowl,

What are your top 2 KPIs in each areas of:

1) Talent Acquisition
2) Employee Engagement
3) Discipline and Grievance Redressal
4) Performance Management
5) Reward and Recognition

Can you please your personal set KPIs in your roles?

Thanks in advance

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Does anyone here work in-house for Liberty Mutual? What is it like?

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Partners - how long do you take to review/analyze billing at the end of each month? What is that process like?

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How likely is it to land a job at one of the BIG 4s with an internal referral? Also, how long has the process been for those who did indeed land the job?

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I would like to get out of Coordination. Suggestions on the best sites/companies for resume revision/revamp?

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So hard to decide which practice area to pursue post-clerkship; the experience opened my eyes but now I feel lost! Was 100% corp, but now bankruptcy and even lit seem more interesting

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I’m back to having no billable work again. My department almost completely dried up when covid started, so I’ve been relying on work from other busy departments at my firm to keep me busy since March. I feel like I start a new job every couple of weeks and am constantly begging for work. I’m just exhausted. Can anyone else relate?

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How much does a Sales Coach for a call center make yearly?

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📱iPhone vs Android for a sales career?

Long-time android user here, have been told my lack of facetime ability and blue text messages might be a negative. Thoughts?

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The associate that offices by me comes in and out of my office all day wanting to make pointless conversation. It’s to the point where I don’t even want to come into the office because I know I won’t get anything done. Anyone who has dealt with this before-how do you nicely tell someone to stop talking to you so much? I enjoy chatting with co-workers generally, but I don’t want it to take up hours of my day!!

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I need help figuring out compensation I should ask for. Right now I get no benefits except for a little paid time off which is a right not a benefit. Only make 49K. Want to make at least $65K. Any help would be appreciated!

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Any recommendations for a us based appointment setting company? I’m looking for a leader in the industry.

What is everyone’s take on working remotely? It seems that some firms are open to the idea while other firms really value the face-to-face time. Interested to hear different perspectives...

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Is there a career path towards an SE role in tech without a computer science degree?

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Looking to make myself even more marketable. This year it's been 10 years in HR and for the most part most of it has been in a HRIS type of role dealing with various technology mostly Salesforce and Cornerstone OnDemand. Thinking about some professional programs. Would it really be valuable or a waste of money?

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Very interested in a recruiter position. I applied through LinkedIn about 2 hours ago but wondering if I should send a message to the VP of talent(title of person that posted the job)? Is that too much?

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Why so much hate against millennials? It seems the millennials in the legal profession are hard workers and would stay to become partner if the work conditions made it worth it, but people seem ...

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Hi all! Can anyone provide insight to pay range for a sales director for real estate? Roughly 60 agents. It would be helpful to know a base and OTE. Thanks I’m advance, happy to connect!

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Are there any legal awards/rankings that people don’t pay for?

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An agency I’m interested in is hiring. I have a connection there who said the GCD’s are looking at my book and should reach out soon. Should I still apply through the website? I feel like it would be a bit much if I did at this point. Any thoughts?

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It’s only September and I’m already exhausted! Is it just me?

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I have recently heard from a fellow nurse who turned in notice for another job that the company I work for requires a 3 week notice to pay out PTO. I work as a hospice nurse in Michigan. Wondering if this is legal since this is money/time off that I have earned. I have over 100 hours of PTO and would like to give them the standard 2 weeks as a courtesy. I like my boss, but they don’t pay nurses well.

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I Currently work for Infosys 3 YOE, 3.9 LPA, i have offer from Wipro (8 LPA) and Genpact (9 LPA) for RPA Developer Position, Please Guide me which company i should choose, i am looking for good opportunity, Job Security, Work Life Balance or any other parameters.

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Maybe this is the wrong place to ask, if so please let me know. I’m looking to try to shift into Human Resources direction. I took some class in college but a professor advised me to not continue since “no one really likes HR so why get a minor in it” and suggested a minor in communication instead.

So long story short I regret following that suggestion. Does anyone have any suggestions on certifications/classes I can take, or where I can better learn more about HR and what it entails.