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Hi all! Do you ever discuss bonuses and annual raises during your end of year review in a large lockstep firm? Do you ever even get a chance to discuss your bonus directly or is it a discretionary decision which follows your end of year review, during which you highlight your achievements? I was told that the bonus structure cannot be shared and that it’s discretionary, but I also want to stop being shy and awkward when it comes to $$$ and ask for what I want and deserve

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I don't think that this is what lockstep means

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Yes, discussed that and asked for a raise. Market is hot for lawyers atm. Fingers crossed!!

Bonuses and benefits, yes; salary, no. Lockstep means you can’t earn more than others in your class.

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