I’m a 2017 associate in NYC biglaw. I logged approx. 2300 billable hours in 2019. Is that light, normal or heavy in the biglaw market for RE associates at my level? Thanks in advance for thoughts.
I’m pretty sure colleagues at my firm are inflating their billable hours. Is this the norm? I suspect many of you will think this is obvious and/or that I’m naive but wtf? I find hitting 2200 is tough even with a good sized work load. Am I just expected to play the game? I don’t want to sound self-righteous but if most are lying just to make the requirement, then maybe the requirement should be lower.
Anyone have slow months where you burn through a lot of your allotted pro bono/professional development hours to keep hitting minimum daily hours? The past few weeks have been like this for me. Should I be concerned (I.e., will this reflect poorly on me, come review time? Will I have dug myself too much of a hole if I keep burning my non-billable hours?) I’ve been asking partners if I can assist in any projects so I can fill my plate, but I’ve only gotten small (4-6 hour) tasks handed my way.
Just got into a full time grad program for international affairs that starts in January of 2021. (completely changing careers). I need to stay working at my firm until then and possible after to get the billable hours for my CPA. I passed all 4 exams and I refuse to give let that go to waste...... how do I tell my employer I'll be going to school in a way that they'll still let me work part time? Extremely nervous they're just going to let me go.
Any reviews of working at DLA Piper? Looking for London specifically but also interested to know of any other experiences/reviews. Salaries, billable targets et al
How do you all track your billable hours? Want to move away from an excel sheet I manually update. Do you guys use software?
What happens if you don’t hit your billable hours? I am a first-year that had a very slow February and slow start to March. I’ve been reaching out to various teams for work but things seem slow now & I’m worried that I’m not going to hit my 1800 target.
Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
Which offer would you choose? 1) $135k, 1900 billable hours, formidable and growing mid-sized firm in the city; or 2) $145k, 2000 billable hours, biglaw but not a prestigious one?
My HR rep told me that to apply for your CPA license in MA you only need 1 year of work experience, not 2009 billable hours. Didn't sound right- can anyone confirm/deny?
Ever been let go before your billable time entries were in? Was let go today and not all of my time made it in as it was due next week. I’m expecting a heavy payout but I’m wondering if they can withhold since my billables are not in? Seems like their loss at this point.
For those of you who are in-house, how did you get comfortable with needing to be more of a generalist? I know some in-house roles, especially at large companies, are specialized. However, even then it just seems like you’re expected to know about so many different areas (with far less support than at a firm). I’m tired of billable hours, but I really love (& feel more comfortable) being a specialist.
I can't wait 'til the day I can quit. As audit ain't nothing but bullshit. Audit programs won't be a bore. Time entry won't be a chore. Realization, billable hours will be no more.
How many days is it acceptable to have 0-3 billable hours when you know a storm is coming?
Do you count Sundays as a weekday? Somehow I always end up with an ASAP billable work. Not complaining, just making observations.
What does your firm allow you to count towards non-billable hours other than standard business development?
In the event you don’t have enough billable hours/low on projects to fill your timesheet, you ________________
Opinions and any information regarding billable hours and quality of work life at Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton & Helphrey...anything info appreciated!
What are legitimate options in careers for a tax manager coming from a midsize PA firm and 7 years of experience? I am feeling totally burned out of PA going to have 2,000 billable hours by EOY. Would really appreciate all suggestions!
Deloitte-ers. Interviewing for a supervisor position in NZ. How difficult is it to relocate between offices nationally and internationally? Is overtime allowed? What do the bonuses look like? And finally how many hours are we expected to work daily? Any answers would be appreciated!
Is the genetic payload being delivered by COVID-19 useful? Worried that with numbers dropping, I am missing out!
My friend is looking to hire auditors with financial services background (2-5 years) into a tri-State area fund! If anybody is looking for that type of role, happy to help connect a fellow PA and help them get a big raise and better work-life balance :)
Good Marriott hotel in Vegas for Christmas time? Platinum elite member hoping for upgrades.
If making banner ads suddenly stopped being a thing, what percentage of the industry would immediately be laid off?
Boutique firm or Big 4?
What are some good questions to ask in an interview to determine the financial strength of an agency? It’s an independent agency without any public financial information.
How do you define work-life balance? And how much of that balance is reasonable to expect for someone with ~2 YOE, be that in the Big 4 or in smaller niche/boutique firms?
Does anyone make employees submit their formal complaints via written/email? I’m tired of these “I want to complain and I want you do something, but don’t tell anyone” requests.
Deloitte hiring freeze? I had a verbal offer and reviewed benefits 3 weeks before the covid environment. I was informed that I would be contacted when there was an update. Wait or reach out? Advice?
A client was pinging me back and forth about an error they were encountering. I asked them “do you have a sec to hop on a call?” Lol who have I become
If you had your pick of MBB, which would you join? Running a very informal poll - like the comment of the corresponding firm below McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company
Project is ending and I think i am going to miss my manager. Good managers really do make a difference. 😊
Anyone have some good or bad things to say about EY’s FSO Advisory (Banking group)? Culture, WLB, comp $, the people?
For over 15 years I held customer support roles in a variety of industries. At the same time developing skills in other areas; such as being ordained as a Zen priest and receiving an Integral Coach certification. After being laid off in May, I decided to pursue my coaching business full time. My question is, for those who have sought out coaching, which area of your life did you focus on first and why?
State your firms retirement benefits...401k and so on. Accenture is 100% match up to 6%, but only after year 1.
What’s a typical salary for an acd in philly?
Difficulty balancing daily demands of executing on project needs while creating collateral/tangible assets for my practice.
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