Currently a second-year associate at a regional firm. I have become really unhappy with the life-style at a firm and the constant stress of meeting my billable requirements. It was always my goal to go in-house, but I know I likely lack the requisite experience to make a move somewhere that can offer meaningful advancement. Any advice? I know it will likely be that I need to “stick it out” for a few more years, but I am just extremely dissatisfied with the prospect of being at a firm for years.
When we’re all comparing/complaining about hours at the end of the year are we including pro bono hours in that total? I’m nearing 2050 billables for the year but I have another 500 pro bono hours that should be added on. At the same time, I keep hearing about all these people straight billing 2,400+. Trying to determine if I should’ve tried to pick up more billable work to stay in the middle of the pack (i.e. not interested in partnership, just trying not to get canned).
Is there typically a grace period to get billable requirements met when starting at a new firm? I started the first week of May. I'm about 90 hours short of a 170 requirement for the month. I have work, but it's big file review type stuff that takes a lot of actual time. Should I be sending out resumes, or killing myself to get these hours in by the 31st? I'm not a new lawyer, but am new to this practice area. They poached me from my last firm.
What are your average billable hours? Month / year? What type of practice are you in? Are you on the Cravath scale? What associate year?
How do you guys schedule your hours? Say I need to hit 200 hours per month. Currently I take the amount of working days in a month (M-F) and divide it by 200 to get how many hours I need to bill per day. For example, May has 20 working days, so I need to bill 10hrs./day M-F. I’ve done exactly that thus far and have been able to stick to a pretty consistent schedule. But I know a lot work on weekends. For instance, if I worked Saturdays too there are 25 billable days which means 8hrs/day.
For Associates in firms with no minimum billable hours requirement and a flat rate fee structure, how many hours are you generally billing on average?
Dem billable hours...
I commute 1.5 hours to work and 1.5 hours back. Up at 6, home ~8. Don’t even like the field and billable hours..more of a small transactional firm person. Took a job out of desperation. What do I do?
What’s the difference between working in industry vs PA as an internal auditor? Does industry have billable hours?
Out of curiosity: how much time do you spend actually logging and tracking your billable hours every day?
I am in public accounting and I got pulled into the Audit department to help out. I didn't have much of an option because there was no project available and I needed to get billable hours (I am under Acct and Fince Consulting). The problem now is I've completed my work and I am still not billing as I had hoped. I was informed there's plenty of work, but not seeing it. Am I missing something here? I haven't been informed I am not doing my job properly.
Back to averaging 10+ billable hours a day 🥲
Seeking input: I’ve received an offer to join a V50 at market (Class of ‘19, T30). Im currently a boutique where I’m being paid $160k. Despite being told my billables would be 120-150, I’m averaging 200 a month. Partner kind of leaves me to figure things out, and when I inevitably make mistakes, can be very demeaning. Is it a no-brainer to jump ship? Obviously I’ll be making more money for the same (if not less) billable hours. But what are some other considerations?
Is 2080 billable hours a year standard for small firms. About 70k/year salary? Just wondering if this is strange
Do you all count the time you’re spending towards learning a new software (eg. reading help guides, administrator guides, user guides, configuration guides) towards billable time?
I am interviewing at a startup ($50-100M revenue) for a VP role to lead a new line of business. What compensation package would you expect given the role and stage of the business?
Just got my annual bonus.. looking to splurge on an espresso machine. Does anyone have any recommendations on specific models, auto vs semi auto? And my budget is $500-$1500
How much does a T&O strategy lead at Accenture make (base comp), bonus %, etc. Just had a recruiter reachout on LI to ask if I'm interested to learn more.
What's a normal salary range for juniors in LA?
Ladies, would this be a huge turn off? “Lives with parents, can’t date him” type thing? I’m an only child and my parents bought a new house in 1996 with an unfinished basement. Since I’m paying their house off anyways, I finished the basement and made it incredible. Designed the whole thing myself and have everything I want. It has its own entrance, and the backyard is beautiful. I have an amazing, large double shower, and a beautiful kitchen and nice closet with laundry.
Curious what the salary ranges are for tech marketing roles. Ex product marketing vs field marketing? New to marketing and trying to figure out what role I could make around 130k as an IC.
Had an interview at a firm where they have an unlimited vacation policy that’s just “speak with your deal teams in advance to get time off”. Anyone actually know in practice how many days is a normal amount to request in a @year? My current firm gives you 20 days and very much pushes you to take those days, so just wondering if anyone at a firm with a similar policy takes around 20 without issue.
Looking for referral in Amazon Position: Operations Manager , Program Manager Any help would be appreciated
I know that feedback culture is part and parcel of consulting, and I feel it is contributing to my anxiety and depression. At the same time, i enjoy the problem solving aspects and don’t want to do a career change. Anyone having the same problem? What have you done to help yourself cope with the culture?
boutique vs. big 4 vs. MBB? Pros and cons.
Is EY still sponsoring H1b?
Please mention location when discussing compensation. I see lot of the posts miss this information
Accidentally missed credit card payment of $12 because it auto connects to my uber card I never use and now I’m scared it’s gonna negatively affect me
Hi Fishes, my current CTC is 15L, YOE - 8, I've got an offer from a company X for 30L and my current company is trying to retain me by raising my CTC to 26L and an extra 4L retention bonus which comes with a 2 year lock in period, I also have ESOP benifit with my current company, which gives me additional 3 lakhs benifit on Feb 2022 if I stay with current company, every where in the internet it says accepting a counter offer is a career suicide, what should I do, pls suggest, thanks in advance!
What is the average salary for a CD/GCD position in NYC at a large agency? I’ve been at a big shop for a while and looking to move...
Had a connect with Infosys hr regarding a job position. The salary offered didn't match my expectation. I asked if he could revise it, he said it's not his call but, will discuss with the management and see if I could get a higher level. Will he call me back or is it a dead end? I am a newbie at switching job. Never had a negotiation before in terms of salary.
Hi Sharks, I have an offer from DUSI and Joining date is 28th March. 1. How long DUSI is planning to extend this WFH? 2. I can claim 40k relocation bonus, So can I claim it before actually relocating or do I need to submit the proofs?
Visa question: wife on H4EAD for past 2 yrs, was on H1b before that and has approved I140 since 2014, employer ready to sponsor h1. Does the employer need to file i140 again for H1b or can use previous i140 for the change of status from h4 to H1b?
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