10-year average of the Poets & Quants composite ranking puts top schools at:
Harvard, Stanford, Booth / Wharton, Kellogg, Sloan / CBS, Tuck, Haas, Fuqua / Yale... (cont)
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Guys, why layoffs happened at Cimpress ?
From which department ? please comment if you know
Me right now :
Does anyone have experience with long term tax law? In 2019, I “timed out” in a state that wasn’t my home address state and I’m still dealing with the repercussions
Well ladies and gents, it’s Friday at 4pm. I’m sufficiently disappointed in both my work ethic today and my career choice as a whole. Signing off for now, until next time homies ✌️ 🍹
Had Washington defense put up 2 points (Sad) but person I’m playing sat McKissic (20.3 PPR), so I’d say that’s a win! Plus, WFT got the win. Game last night was insane!!
Opinion on the Milton (Cambridge high) vs Suwannee (Peachtree ridge high) to buy a house? Have a 3 yr old.
How can we find ways to convene and feel connected as a community since the retreat is cancelled?
Who here has a quality “Bro-mance” like these guys?! https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rare-special-bond-of-a-lifelong-male-friendship-11553093457
Looks like I need a c section...any recommendations on belly binders and underwear post birth would be appreciated!
I am only 4 months into working at my current firm. I already know it isn’t a good long-term fit because it is tech consulting. As a recent Finance graduate who interned in Corporate Treasury at a bank, I want to work for a firm with a stronger focus on management, strategy, financial services, or m&a consulting. Looking for an entry level analyst/associate role. If you work at a firm with a strong presence in any of these areas and know about an role that can be a good fit, please let me know!
Taking BEC in the morning. I am going to fail. It is not the easy one. How is the pass rate higher on this one?
What do I do to reschedule now? I won’t even get my failing grade until the end of the month.
What is a job as customer success engineer like? do they pay well? is there a clear path to promotion/growth ?
What skills/experience does one typically foster when working at an e-commerce company?
Does having ecommerce product design experience look impressive in a resume or portfolio?
Shout out to the three FB usernames I know by now: martykhan (white and brown), realdonaldtrump and valarmorghulis!!! May you have the best FB love score.
Privacy fish - Anyone taken the CIPM and can share what the exam is like?
Content outline seems like application of standard consulting approach, so how do they test it on an exam?
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At a Drs. appointment today and the Dr. offer to wrote me a note to give to my firm saying I won't be answering emails out of work hours.
Has anyone recently had a demotivational talk from firm leadership that made you start looking for another job when you previously weren’t? PWSP recently had one where the dangers of “quiet quitting” got brought up, and no acknowledgement of hard work was had. After a couple of 300 months this year, I gotta say - really a miserable lecture to sit through.
If you do billable work on a given PTO/vacation day, do you still count that day as vacation? Or do you get that vacation day "back"? Or do you only get the part that you billed "back"? (Or some other option.)
When it’s slow, do mid levels and seniors start hoarding the work? Feel like all our juniors are looking for work, and the upper levels say they’re slow but looking at office pace someone is lying.
How do partners judge laterals that took a class cut? Do you assess them against their class peers or against their years of experience? (Say the person had a LLM or a foreign law degree so they actually have 5 years of experience but are getting billed out as a 3rd year)
Jones Day Corporate M&A group, thoughts?
Senior attorneys at v100, how common is it for attorneys who start at small firms to lateral to biglaw? Have you worked with any? Conventional wisdom is always that if you don’t start there it’s hard to “trade up”. My coworker and I just did it to two different great v30 firms, and I’m wondering if it’s really that uncommon? Just out of curiosity. We’re not special counsel with special niche skills or anything, just associates. Pitfalls to beware? Positives?
How important are annual reviews? Sometimes I think they can be subjective and are based on how much the partner likes you. My evaluations range from far exceeds expectations to meets expectations. Do you have to only receive “far exceeds expectations” to be a superstar Junior/Mid-level and eventually make it to Partnership/Counsel? As I become more senior, I’m trying to see if this career is something that I can excel in. Or if I’m stressing and losing sleep over something I’m just OK at.
I have noticed how transactional lawyers seem to have great respect for other lawyers in the field. They always talk about people in other firms as one or more of excellent, hard working, up and coming, very good with X, solution oriented, reasonable, etc.
Litigators, on the other hand, tend to talk about other lawyers in their field as sly, "a fox", aggressive, rude, difficult to deal with, overly adversarial, unethical, with "zealous" often being the most honorific term used.
I wonder why…
Does anyone have any experience with signing a promissory note for a bar stipend? If you are laid off (as seems to be happening at some firms) or fail the bar and not given a second chance to take it, would you be required to immediately pay back the bar stipend i.e. whatever is still owed after your paycheck is deducted? The note I signed seems to indicate this is the case and it will be sent to a collection agency if you are unable to immediately pay back the remaining amount. I don't know if
I get that GT is black box. But what is a realistic salary expectation for a 3rd - 4th year in RE in a secondary market?
Does anyone think the litigation lateral market will get as crazy as the corporate market within the next year?
Setting up my 401k as a first year with a big law salary. Should I opt for the max amount taken out with pre tax or post tax designation? Thinking post tax but would be interested to hear opinions. The firm offers a Roth 401k with no matching. Thanks!
Client wouldn’t settle this afternoon for the dollar equivalent of less than an hour of my billable time. Clients, man, clients.
Thoughts on Cooley Palo Alto no offering 3 out 4 Chinese summers? The class size was about 30. Apparently they were the only ones that didn't get return offers. https://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=313450
M&A associates: is it normal for first years to have only same-day tasks? I have not been given a task that wasn’t due either ASAP or by that night in weeks. If this is the norm, do you recommend any other (more predictable) transactional practice groups?
I’m a mid-level female associate at an Amlaw50 firm. I usually work with 1st or 2nd years. When I give feedback, I try not to be too harsh and to soften the criticism with anecdotes of people (or myself) who made a similar mistake. I discussed this with my husband (he’s in medicine), who was horrified. He told me that, even in his job, women felt the need to “cut themselves down” when they gave feedback, while men just gave the direct feedback without a story of their own mistakes. Cont’d
I know there are a ton of posts on billable hours requirements at many firms but do any other mid/senior level associates spend a TON of time on non-billables - group/dept./firm meetings; training; events; business development (writing articles, doing webinars, networking; outside association events); etc.? I feel like the number of hours spent on this is lost in the discussion sometimes and I know I spend an additional 300-400 hours on this per year. Anyone else?
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