Non-political poll - how many non-billable hours have you logged so far this year? I’ll start: 143
Any tips for meeting billable targets?
Which big law firms besides PW do not have billable hours requirements? Looking to lateral and I do not need the pressure of meeting silly numbers
Are there non-billable hours targets (ie. business development, professional development, firm committees) for associates in big law on top of the billable targets/requirements?
Padding my billable hours like
I’ll be short of RSM’s billable hours goal of 1600 by around 300 hours by the end of fiscal year end. How fucked am I?
So EY Advisory, Deloitte Advisory, Grant Thornton, etc have recently mandated 45 billable hours/wk, up from 40. Clearly this isn't firm-specific. Anyone have any insights on what's really going on?
2,158 hours contracted a year. Tax season: 55 hour week minimum with 90% billable time. You?
What’s the best thing for a new associate to do to get on billable work? I was mapped to an industry I have no experience in; how do I start gaining experience when I don’t have the experience to get on these projects?
How do you get billable work? Are you constantly knocking on doors & hunting it down? Or are assignments generally given to you? Do you ever have periods of being unable to find any?
Laughing in billable hours
First year, 5 months in. My supervising attorney said he’d talk to the managing partner about giving me more flexibility on my billable hours 3 weeks ago, so I started to allow some flexibility. (I didn’t ask him to, he decided it was necessary on his own). Yesterday I get yelled at by the partner and my supervising atty tells me that not hitting my hours is the reason he gets screamed at everyday and why they’re forcing me to go into the office now. How do I know what the real expectations are?
What is the typical turn around time for submitting proposals? I have a lot of billable work I need to do but prospective clients seem to put deadlines within a couple days of the request...
Just need to rant: super annoyed with the whole “utilization and billable hours.” We have FTO, which I love but the utilization takes away from it. For 2 weeks I barely was able to make 30 hours, which is awesome because I wasn’t stressed. But my utilization has now dropped, so I have to work extra to “make it up” if I want to take vacations and actually use the holidays the firm has given. GT has like 11 days off for for the holidays/NYE and I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to take that
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!
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.
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.
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
How to deal with not being staffed on deals and seeing others in your year be staffed? When asking partners directly for work, they refer you to the staffing partners. When asking staffing partners (repeatedly), they say “thanks for interest, we will have something soon.” Weeks and weeks pass by and you’re always below where you should be for billable hours (at this point, very far below). All reviews are essentially perfect and no negative feedback. Extremely frustrating and discouraging.
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Bit the bullet and bought a dyson airwrap. Here’s hoping for less time to look fab on those zoom calls 😅 any tips?
Anyone knows if SPG points count towards 2 million points for lifetime platinum? Only see 10 years requirement on my profile
I rolled off a project and after 3 weeks they staffed me back. Just the thought of going back gave me a headache and a knot in my stomach :(. Just wanted to vent.
Was it hard for you to adjust when going from multiple years of consulting (culture, environment, peers) to industry (laid back, "soft" for lack of a better word, more indirect than direct) What helped you make the move?
Setting up a 401k for the first time. Did you decide to do pre-tax or post-tax? Why did you decide that? Retirement savings and options are all overwhelming!
What’s the culture like at EYP transaction strategy and execution like? Is there any work-life balance? Especially on the cyber diligence side? Also, I’ve heard they work holidays, is that true?
To all current and former 1st yr associate sell side traders, what do/did you make total comp first year?
What would you value more when deciding between jobs (both non-PA) - a company w/ prestige or with work life balance & good benefits. Let’s say same salary and potential for growth. I’m ambitious but also totally burnt out and over public accounting.
Gearing up towards salary negotiations, I've got 2 YOE and 66.668$ TC as a consultant with no benefits. My role description has changed quite a bit since I started and I'm now the only colleague with a qualified QA degree in my team. I am considering putting forward a proposal of a 25-30% increase to match my role as QA lead, is this to bold?
Does anyone want 2016 APICS CSCP exam materials? Totally free, asking for the shipping cost tho. They haven’t been used, someone gave me their version and I used those to study
Made it to an interview for a job with lots of opportunity at a great company. Received a list of interviewers, and they’re from all over the world. Exciting! But... I’m terrible with accents 😫😫
Does Google have any roles in Strategy that can be done remotely? In a southern office and would like to stay here with family, but have heard good things about culture at google
I recently got an offer as an intern at EY and I currently have a felony for possession of Marijuana. should I disclose this to my recruiter after I receive the background check link? What steps should I make moving forward?
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