Does anyone know how much equinox is monthly with the big law discount/benefit that I’m sure are the same from every firm
How do you respond to political conversations at the C-Suite level? People's opinions seem to get stronger the higher up they go and I'd rather not get involved but seems like it's part of the program for executives.
I've my HM rounds in Paytm & Swiggy for Frontend developer role.
I have 3 yrs of exp.
Which is better in terms of:-
3. Job security
4. How much can I ask (irrespective of my current CTC)
Has anyone made the move from Law Clerk/Paralegal at their firm? If so how was the process? How long did it take? Were you welcomed by the attorney's who you once assisted?
New to the investment game in terms of stocks. I have $5k (not that much but something to start with) and wanted to get some thoughts on what stocks I should look into. Already have some investments
Thanks to whomever mentioned MAXR a while back!
I'm 1.6 year exp, I was referred by someone in Infosys and same day I received an email saying We would like to proceed with your profile, I was asked to upload my marks, I've less than 60% but more than 55%, can they reject me?
Stage:- Education details pending for review
If a broker has been showing me apartments but the apartment I end up signing a lease on I found myself on streeteasy, do I have to pay the broker who was showing me other apartments?
We have an opening for Senior Software Development Engineer/Tech Lead.
YOE: 6 to 10
Location: Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Gurgaon
Please DM if interested.
What is the longest interview process you’ve been through that actually ended in an offer?
What is "Hire and Train" program in Cognizant for laterals?
I've been offered this.
Any idea what's that?
Any estimate on how much an accountant will cost? Turbo tax is free, of course. I make 60k but not sure if it’s worth it at my income level.
Anyone has info about Publicis Sapient coding round for senior QA engineer? What kind of questions i can expect? Thanks
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For those that support the marketing team… any good resources to get caught up on the AdTech lingo and just generally how it works?
My Legal department reports to HR. We used to report to the CEO. What’s the knee-jerk reaction to directly reporting to HR?
Anyone else’s legal dep’t report to someone other than the CEO, CFO or Board?
Any in-house recruiters that work with juniors or even someone who could just apply to in-house jobs for you? I’m too busy to look but really want to leave
My co-worker is so resentful and competitive because I was promoted over her last year which caused a demotion on her end. People in the company still go to her for things that should be for me but she rarely corrects them. Shes still involved in the company too in a way that allows her to know secrets that I should know about but never do. I technically am above her within the company but this is how things are. I just do my job and try to not let it bother me but it does. Any suggestions?
I have a difficult time caring about what the business/company is doing big picture or advancing within the company. Just give me the contracts/matters you want me handle. Anyone else? Is this necessarily a bad thing?…don’t want to be married to my job.
Recently moved in-house and struggling with how to document my contributions (keep a “brag list” if you will) for purposes of review season and eventual bonus/promotion/raise discussions. At a firm it was fairly easy to point to high billables, high profile deals, praise from particular partners or clients. Now I’m struggling because my work is so….day to day. Mostly negotiating typical sales contracts. Very few opportunities for visibility or high profile contributions if that makes sense.
I'm getting promoted and will have (an) employee/s. I have never been a manager before except discreet projects. Can anyone recommend an online, book, etc to teach me how to be a good boss? Panicking!
Real estate solo attorneys — do you close all your deals through a title company? Are smaller clients OK with paying escrow agent fees?
What questions would you like to see asked or answered in a panel on burnout for in-house counsel?
PSA: didn’t think anyone needed to hear this, but apparently many do. When you’re interviewing for a job you actually want, and the interviewer asks if you have any questions for them at the end, have questions ready, and legitimate ones. It’s a really bad look when candidates say “no I don’t have any questions,” or they ask something incredibly stupid like “what cool swag do you get?”
Any one in compliance at an investment bank? What was interview process like? How long is interview process?
What’s a reasonable amount for a counteroffer to an in house offer? Don’t want to give them heartburn but want to negotiate reasonably for my worth/cost of living. 10% of original offer? 15%? 20%?
Any university associate general counsel here? State university? Wondering what wlb is like.
Is sign-on bonus common for in-house positions? How much is it usually percentage wise to your annual?
Anyone at meta. I know I can’t negotiate base but what did you negotiate for?
I’m likely missing a significant bonus did anyone get a signing bonus to match?
Doing a remote interview tomorrow for an in-house position that I really want. Invite says "[company] is a startup, so a full suit is not necessary! Business casual attire is recommended." Like I said, I really want this job, and the idea of not wearing a suit is just weird to me
Should I still wear the suit or would it be counter productive?
Tips on asking for a raise?
Should I move to Amazon? Currently in-house with a mid-sized tech startup in LA; 7 YOE, 200k TC. While my management definitely has flaws, my bosses are kind people, I learn from them, and I have good WLB (45-ish hours a week, 3-ish weeks of vacation, great flexibility and autonomy with these things). Have an offer from Amazon at the same level (Counsel) with comp around 320, but I understand WLB is generally poor for lawyers. I was miserable in BigLaw before going in house, and (cont’d)
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So glad. Zero regrets. Less than zero. Cannot pay me enough to go back.
💯 glad. Left this year. I feel like others downplayed how unbelievably good going in-house can be. The actual stuff I do now is so much more interesting, the time pressure is soooo much less, I’m respected as an authority within the company instead of treated like one cog out of a thousand. The pay cut isn’t as much as I thought it would be with the (much) better benefits (free health/vision/dental insurance, significant 401k matches, etc). It’s just better.
100000% agree with CC2
So glad, no regrets! When I’m with my family I’m actually able to be mentally present with them instead of worrying about meeting billables
Second the others… zero regrets. I love my job now and get to keep plans with friends and family!
So glad. Very recently made the move. I had completely lost interest in my area of law and taking off the pressure of being outside counsel, billing and approaching the same issue from a more interesting view point reminded me of why I was interested in this in the first place. I think that going in house saved my practice. Am I a little jelly watching all of the big law bonus posts? …yeah, but I’m mentally and physically better off now and no amount of associate salary/bonus money could have fixed that.
Very happy (and healthy). I’ve been out for just over a year now and, as others have mentioned, not having to bill is awesome. Sure with all the new increases in associate comp this year I like A2 can get jelly, but I don’t even think about work most days after 6 and practically never on the weekend and TC is still very good. Will never go back.
Zero regrets. Money wasn’t worth the soul-crushing grind of BigLaw.
It's been a month since moving and so far so good
No question ... Glad I got the experience & glad I left.
I feel like it was another lifetime. It was only about 6 mo ago. So much better for my mental health, physical health and family. And personal development. I’m building a diverse skill set with new things keeping me on my toes. I miss the rush of a big deal closing sometimes, but can do other more productive things like exercise to get a similar effect and do something good for my body. Plus actually sleep.
Yassss to “I miss the rush of a big deal closing sometimes, but can do other more productive things like exercise to get a similar effect . . . .”
I’ve been in house for about 5 months, no regrets. I am the happiest I have been in a very long time, both in my work and in my personal life. I have work life balance. I am doing the work the partners kept for themselves. I was in big law for 3 + years and was mentally and physically unhealthy by end of it. Certainly took pay cut but well worth the work life balance I have now.
Literally SO glad. I left in August after 3 years in BigLaw. Was nervous and conflicted at first, but wow not anymore. I enjoy my actual LIFE so much more now. Plus I love my work — just like CC2 said above.
Yes DM me.
Never did biglaw
Then why comment? Lol
Zero regrets. I got a significant raise, work so much less and am much happier
Please share so we have hope!
Glad to work as an in-house. 😀