{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "As an intern, how do you deal with an associate that (1) is overly patronizing, (2) that consistently takes credit for your work in front of the partner and (3) that thinks their work is top priority?", "post_id": "5dd6cbf41736f3002b524a0f", "reply_count": 10, "vote_count": 8, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d052", "bowl_name": "Law" }

As an intern, how do you deal with an associate that (1) is overly patronizing, (2) that consistently takes credit for your work in front of the partner and (3) that thinks their work is top priority?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

When I was trying for hireback I’d avoid these associates like the plague. Try to take work from others who actually give you face time in front of the partners/senior associates, and are pleasant to work for. Not worth it at a junior level.

likehelpful

On 3), I wasn't an intern, but I got so busy with other people I used lack of capacity to get off an associate's case who kept giving me shit she'd had for weeks and demanding a 12 hr turnaround. Don't throw them under a bus like I may or may not have done just a tiny bit because her lack of case management skills was setting everything on fire, but shop for other work, get sooooooo busy, and use a diplomatic "I'm swamped, could I connect you with xyz to help instead?"

like

I hate that this is happening to you. You deserve better. It’s great that you’re calling it out. Now, run.

like

Is it a single individual or the firm culture as a whole?

like

It’s a single individual, the other people I work with are generally very respectful.

I highly recommend having a sit down and going through a list of things you didn’t like and want your associate to change. That approach has worked for me

like

Trust your instincts. First priority is to get the hireback; then you can devote energy to help a colleague improve. I strongly agree with other advice to broaden your source of work to the point you can turn down high-risk low-value work from this person.

like

OP here, just a quick update for you guys. I went ahead and asked work from other people in the team. I now have so much to do, but the upside is that I’m able to legitimately turn down work from the Associate I was referring to in my original post. Thank you all for the advice !

like

Related Posts

As someone who didn’t go to portfolio school, Is it possible to get a job a good agency as a junior without getting hired out of an internship?

An intern who sits near me keeps loudly burping....... really wanna tell her to stop. Do I do it?

likefunny

What are ways a student graduating with an associate degree in IT / cyber security can find internship or job opportunities?? It seems like everywhere requires a bachelor’s degree... hoping for advice to pass along to my brother, please!

like

I have a supervisor who nitpicks things the way you would for an intern or a junior and I’m trying to navigate. I had a positive 6 month review recently so I think she sees it as constructive rather than cutting me down. For example, she will ask me to attend a meeting in her stead or write an email for her and she will completely edit my notes or my email not spelling errors or anything but completely reformatting and there’s no real pattern to the way she does it so I’m not learning. Cont’d

like

Is the Miami location at Miami Ad School really that bad? I’m at the New York location right now, but I’m not waiting until Q8 to intern

like

Heyy fishes. Can anyone refer some BA intern or a reference as I'm a fresher when related to BA. All my experience is in marketing.

Happy new year everyone! I am currently working as a sr. Site Merchandiser for Target and have previously worked as a Business Analyst with an Indian startup for a leading tech company. I hold a master's degree in Strategic Marketing and Communication. In total I have a work exp of 54 months including a 2 month internship with Publicis Groupe. I am looking for imilar opportunities in the EU region and I would be grateful if anyone could give me some information/advice regarding this. Thanks!

Could someone at Columbia share how easy it really is to land an unpaid internship during the school year? The school flaunts the “New York advantage” but unlike some M7 schools, they do not have a formal PE/VC lab

like

Hello Guys, i Just finished the Amazon online sde internship first of the online assessment, two coding questions, 75 minutes, unfortunately I wasn't able to study due to working full-time and university and I performed really poorly, do you think that i messed with same chances for the future? I feel terribly stupid, I'm in the mid of my exams and even need to work as a SW dev to mantain myself, really didn't have the time to study hard on leetcode.

like

Any 🐠 in the bowl live in the Hamilton/Burlington area? It would be cool to grab drinks sometime similar to what the Intern organized a couple weeks back

like

Unpaid internship or ad school?

like

What do females/womxn wear as an intern/summer analyst at bulge brackets? in NYC specifically

like

Anybody looking for a copy intern(s)? Preferably remote.

like

I am currently in embedded systems domain, want to make a switch to software architect role. Currently I have 6 months internship experience in python and 6 months of full time exp in python and C.

Anyone here able to qualify for a mortgage within a year after full-time b school? My wife and I combined make $290k now, but I’m hearing that lenders want 2 years of income history. Wife had her job, but I only had internship income during school. Would love to hear thoughts / experiences. Thanks.

like

Looking to extend my internship but dint know who/how to approach. My partner or HR first? - great performance reviews so far

like

Hello all! I'd like to know about the Cloud Support Intern program for women who have had to take a break from their jobs. Are there any chances of becoming a permanent employee?

like

How do I deal with feeling burnt out? All the deadlines and time restrictions are getting to me. Also thought I’d note I’m only an intern.

like

Hey guys, I am recently graduated last summer, nowadays i am working for a non-profit youth-run organization called AIESEC, and i am committed to stay until June. I was wondering what are the entry level jobs related to Marketing /Brand Management /Customer Experience etc. areas in Google? I would love to apply but I am not covering requirements for intern positions, and dont know which one i might cover then. If anyone has some ideas, i would be grateful ❤️

like

So...what are your intern offers for MBA? Mine was...low

like

Additional Posts

$$$ ACN actual salary data $$$ location, level, actual pay - happy or not with market? -- go

like

TFW they "really liked you" after multiple rounds, but filled the position internally.

likehelpfulfunny

Any advice on how to ask how long an assignment should take? I want to be thorough but I also want to make sure I’m not taking too much time to turn something around. I feel like it’s be nice to have a benchmark (how long it might take an experienced attorney) to keep in mind but am afraid the wrong phrasing might make me sound lazy.

like

Can anyone share their experiences moving from living in a major city (NYC/SF/Chicago) after years to a really tiny town? Was it worth it? SO is interviewing for a position in middle of no where West Virginia as a surgeon for the hospital and surrounding area to pay off remaining med school debt $140k. I’m very nervous but I know financially it’s the right thing to do. For context, we have been living in NYC for 10 years, are an interracial couple, and have a 1 year old.

like

Is there any opening for finance (DM / Manager) role in IBM?

like

~2 YOE post undergrad in LS consulting, 150k base + 75K target bonus at life sciences fund that does a mix of VC investing and growth buyout. Thoughts? Wanna stay in the life sciences ecosystem in the future (industry, consulting, buyside). How much do other VC funds usually pay?

likeuplifting

Creative workshop... how to handle it? 🙃 Any clue to help me to set up advertising culture in my creative department (formerly graphic design department) ? 🤞

Is finding a Generalist position for more than 50k but with me having less than 7 years of HR experience reasonable? Is a generalist position the best next step to get more experience? I have a masters in HR and my SHRM-CP certification. Any advice on upward moving in the industry is welcomed. Thanks in advanced

likehelpful

Does your company have a Asian professional group? Since we are still in covid mode. What are you doing for the professional development classes / events. So we have done, Ask the recruiter, fireside chats w executive mgmt, events w Naaap and ascend. With everyone still working from home ppl are not engaged and it is harder for networking. Let me know what other thing ppl are doing to drive engagement ?

Why is everyone so against talking to Uber drivers? I enjoy talking to them, nice to get away from corporate culture as well.

like

I feel like classroom management is harder for me than for others. I'm starting to think that it's because I am a male teaching in an elementary.

likeuplifting

Welp...asking for my first pay raise Monday... Hope this goes well

likeuplifting

Start up job offer in hand- what criteria (outside of comp) would you use to decide whether to take it?

like

What is the new compensation (base + bonus range for United States) for McKinsey BA2 and McK 3rd years? Thinking of taking an interview… McKinsey & Company

likefunny

I think I’m going to contact a bunch of legal recruiters and tell them I’m looking to hire, set a bunch of calls just to take up their time, then reveal that I’m not really hiring after all. Just had the most unprofessional experience with a recruiter who bait and switched a position just to set a call and then hung up in the middle without calling back. What a waste of time.

likefunny

Hi everyone! I am promoting my NFT collection with an Instagram page, but I have some doubts regarding IG algorithm. As far as I know, replying to comments etc increases visibility, as it looks like it has more interaction. However, I have many bots that automatically comments immediately every post telling me to DM them for promotion. How should I treat them? Should I reply something, or ignore them or block them? Not sure how IG algorithm would evaluate interacting with bots

like

Do you think your employer is doing enough to close the gender pay gap?

like

After having a child, I never struggle with motivation anymore. I want to provide him the best life possible and make him proud. He is such a light in our lives, and it gives me a new sense of purpose knowing I am a role model to him. Anyone feel the same?

likeupliftingfunny

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal