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At a large firm, how much influence do partners have over decision making/how much do they know about the business? I sometime feel like they get info at the same time as everyone else

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I guess a somewhat related questions: do partners at big firms really feel like an owner of anything, or are they firms so massive that you don't get that sense of true ownership

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Sure you do. There’s still a tremendous amount of decisions you make as a line partner and our incentives are set up for the betterment of the partnership but with a direct impact on you.

Also you don’t need to be a CEO or even a Partner to feel ownership. Psychological ownership is available to everyone and is a powerful tool to help you succeed.

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Unless they’re in a leadership role, not much in terms of decision making but more than employees about the business. There are some key matters voted on but on general business operations, they rely on the partners selected to do that.

It differs by firm. Most commonly it is nominations of other partners for certain positions.

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