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I got an offer at Alvarez in Nacr for $135k as an associate and they won't budge on the base. Chicago market. Did I get low balled?

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Not low balled at all. This is actually a high base for a SA. As A&M1 mentioned, the total comp could be double or more than your base.

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What is bonus like in your first year, is it still based on billable hours from the time I start until the end of the fiscal year (in my case 6 months?)

Yes

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Can you elaborate on why you think it's low?

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Do you know how compensation works? You TC will be $135-300k

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Your collections would be lower given lag between salary and collections. You wouldn’t get a donut even if mathematically you deserve one

Did they offer any guaranteed bonus for year 1? We typically do in PEPI not sure about NACR.

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