Do all firms share utilization reports for all staff with everyone? I feel like it’s awful for our company culture to share everyone’s stats office-wide. Just breeds anger and bad vibes all around.
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
For drafting a stock purchase agreement for first few shots as a junior/mid level, how many billable hours spent are appropriate?
What are your average billable hours? Month / year? What type of practice are you in? Are you on the Cravath scale? What associate year?
If you take vacation, is the onus on you to make up that billable time? If so, how do you enjoy long vacations?
As a junior, how do you juggle billable work and familiarising yourself with substantive docs on your deals? I’m on various deals but don’t see how I can bill 8-9 hours a day and find the time to read docs for personal development / to understand what’s going on outside of my specific task. Any tips?
What the most outrageous billable hours you can confirm at your firm? Just learned from a partner that the highest billers at my firm came in at 3600, 3500 and 3200. Seems fishy to me.
How do you explain to you SO the role of billable hours? I feel like a broken record talking about how BIg law and in general the legal profession is very different, but my SO doesn’t seem to get the stress. Loves my paycheck for sure, but doesn’t get that to move up in our profession that you have to put the “time” in and that some of that isn’t just the 1900 requirement. It’s getting very frustrating.
How many days is it acceptable to have 0-3 billable hours when you know a storm is coming?
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.
How many are experiencing more anxiety than usual? What’s causing the added anxiety, besides lower than expected billable hours?
Anyone know a good method of showing dollars saved by increasing (rail) fleet utilization?
While a property is under contract, is it okay to increase my credit utilization from 18% to 25%, or should I make sure the percentages stay the same? I had some unexpected car expenses pop up and I didn't want to use cash to cover them before closing.
For utilization, if the denominator is fixed to 2080 (40 x 52), there is no way you can be a 100% utilized even if you're staffed throughout the year and bill 8 hours per business day?
How many believe strategy consultants are worth the money they are paid ? If your answer is no, do comment the reason why the industry continues to grow with ever increasing fees and utilization rates
On pace for ~3750 billable hours this year. Worst three months of 17 year career. Send help plz
Two of my really good friends at work have had their work dry up in the past few months (because of the Rona). I'm like two months ahead of them on hours, and they're worried about not making their minimum billable requirements. Feel sort of guilty and try to avoid talking about hours with them. I'm just hoping the firm doesn't give them trouble...
What does the market look like for M&A consultants in the next two years? I'm talking to a firm that has 90%+ utilization so they have open roles. Changing companies in a time like this appears risky though. What is everyone else seeing?
The only way I studied in college is by cramming. Sadly is so hard for me to get studying as it just seems like it’s so long of studying till you take the test and never ends. Have any of you guys passed FAR in a month of cramming? I’m also working but my clients are a little bit easier this time of year and have some PTO days at the end of next month. If you don’t mind sharing your studying techniques if you did pass in a month that would be awesome!
On a project in Charlotte,NC for a while. Any recs on places to eat / dessert spots or coffee shops / things to do?
What's a good salary expectation for an entry-level associate at a small worker's comp defense firm in MD? I'm a new lawyer and don't want to sell myself short, but not ask for too much either.
What is the average salary right now for an experienced associate moving into a senior role? I’ve got offers from RSM, SSF, CohnReznick, and Grant Thornton. I know the market is hot right now, how hard should I push to get a high paying salary? Also, what is a good sign on bonus?
I am a Senior Tax Associate at a large accounting firm with many years of experience in Corporate, Partnership, and Individual Compliance. I have my CPA license. I am looking for a position with another Public Accounting firm with Good pay, benefits and the option to WFH / Remote. Would appreciate some help on leads / referrals or where to start looking. PwC EY KPMG Deloitte RSM BDO Cherry Bekaert LLP CohnReznick Crowe
Is lush really natural and good brand ? Missing regular facials and pampering with covid . Lush products advertise so well however reading mixed reviews. Anyone love their products and any recommendations ?
Anybody recommend a good recruiter in NYC? Been applying left and right to analyst positions but haven’t gotten any hits. Hoping a recruiter can help.
Starting my MBA this fall. Currently working in consulting and honestly can’t cope with these working hours & permanent stress levels in the WFH setup anymore. Any thoughts on going on leave as early as April / May already? Taking off 3-4 months seems massive but I’ll also have to move to another continent. Despite the money I don’t see any benefit in working at the moment
My H1B Cap registration got selected in the 3rd lottery this week. What does this mean and what are the next steps?
I read about this ex MBB with 5 YOE going to industry (non-tech) in HCOL for $370K TC. How is that even possible?
I visited a friends that has a 1 year old baby. She asked me if I wanted to get a dog, and then asked me if I wanted to get a plant 😂. She said it was a good way to start carrying for something else and get experience for the future. I think this is hillarious I don’t see how a dog or a plant will fulfill my life. 😂
Got an offer from big 4 6 months ago with start date Winter 2020 still haven't gotten a concret start date, nor have I done a background check. Reached out to hiring HR in OCT they said to keep waitin
Is anyone currently filling H1B with Deloitte Audit? I received the Questionnaire and documents requests from the law firm. How much do you collaborate with Deloitte' HR and teams in the office you'll be working for? I'm in the beginning of the process but feel like I'll be only one working with the attorney.
Current salary: $93K New Offer (hedge fund) :$110K with 10-20K bonus. Take it or leave it? I am going into my second year as a Consultant.
Anyone interviewing with McKinsey and/or BCG? I'm looking for regular case (and fit) practice partners over the next 2-4 weeks.
Hi Moms- Curious to get a sense of what your different parental leave policies look like and how you have liked them. My company gave 12 weeks paid and I felt it was woefully short for my first. Before having my second, I'm interested in pushing my company to increase the time and am curious to hear what other companies offer. Beyond just the time, was your company flexible? Is it the same for all parents? Did it feel like enough? Thank you!
Recommendations for a standing desk converter? Not a full standing deck because I already have a desk I like. Prefer something that can hold a laptop and two monitor. And any other home office improvement suggestions are welcomed, too!
I am a hiring manager at a top tech firm and I want to hire my friend for a specific role. Would it be unethical to not disclose my relationship with the applicant to the hiring committee?
Applied for a job before I was pregnant, recruiter reached out now for phone screen... I am in my first trimester and would love to have this job, not sure what to do?
What are some pros/cons of having a corporate apartment vs staying in a hotel every week? (Besides the obvious ie no points but less travel time) Anyone here with experience in both situations?
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