{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Just to put things into perspective, my friend works at a big tech company making $300k+ plus bonus. Rarely works more than 40 hours a week and has 100% 401k matching plus stock options. I feel like I mega f’d up going the lawyer route.", "post_id": "624b15fdb83b0b0034fb9b17", "reply_count": 31, "vote_count": 22, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d052", "bowl_name": "Law", "feed_type": "crowd" }
null

Just to put things into perspective, my friend works at a big tech company making $300k+ plus bonus. Rarely works more than 40 hours a week and has 100% 401k matching plus stock options. I feel like I mega f’d up going the lawyer route.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

It’s a bit of a misnomer. I would never have been good at Tech/software engineering even if I had the foresight and energy to put all my eggs in that basket in high school. Big Law provided me with a stable, upward career trajectory with some different career options and I’m grateful about it!

like

I can co-sign as someone who actually tried it. I love being a lawyer and hated everything about the technical side of IT - my brain just doesn’t work like that haha 🥴. We also have much more earning potential in the long run imo.

like

Go into tech law. I'm a 10 year attorney who started out in insurance defense litigation and managed to transition to contracts almost 4 years ago. Just started a new job as a tech attorney and they pay pretty well (not $300k). As soon as I changed my LinkedIn title to "global technology lawyer", recruiters started reaching out to me for bigger tech companies paying $350k, bonuses and stocks. Just try to transition if you can. I wasn't aware tech lawyers made this much.

like

Me too! Been trying to make the same transition and would love to get some insight.

Recent IconRecent

Same. Wish that my work ethic had developed early enough for me to get a comp sci degree. Instead I went polisci…

likesmart

L1 I graduated HS in 2013 so was definitely on my radar at the time. I was just like too lazy to figure out how to do math and I was good at reading/writing haha.

like

Yeah, being an attorney is the worst. We all made a mistake

like

I dunno I feel pretty good making 300k plus bonus 3 years and change out of law school with huge remaining potential for raises…. Just sayin

like

Courts have been closed for two years so I’ve been bored and dreaming of being bored + rich

Just as a counterpoint, and it does not negate your point whatsoever, but law is one of few industries in my opinion where there isn’t significant age discrimination. Tech is the opposite. Good luck even getting interviews at 50+.

like

Yup! When I show my bar card then everyone wants to refer to me as Counselor nonstop!

likeupliftingfunny

All my tech friends outearn me and are 7-8 years younger. (Not biglaw)

likefunny

How many big tech company are there? Im wondering how competitive it is to get into big tech vs into big law. Like generally T14 without horrible grades = big law. Whats the equivalent for big tech?

like

How long would it take to quit big law, attend a boot camp and become proficient enough to obtain a job like that?

likesmart

I honestly don't think very long. My friend did exactly that. We went to law school. She couldn't get a decent job so she did a coding/computer science program- maybe at most a year. Now she works at Microsoft. IDK her salary but they gave her $300k in stocks...

like

Cool

Additional Posts

My friend is about to go through the secret clearance process, but wants to know if they drug test during this. Any insights?

I’ll bring flying ATL - HOUSTON but only have AA status. What airline should i fly? Delta? United? How can i get status with them fast?

like

Something that's been on my mind is how working remote is actually potentially helping the chronically ill. (At least, it's helping me). I have several chronic conditions - physical and emotional. I have struggled noticeably since I first started working full time - when you're chronically ill, such a rigid schedule and environment can really make certain conditions worse. I'll continue below by describing how much better I'm doing and also thoughts on how to proceed as we go back to "normal"

likeupliftinghelpful

Trying my hand at intermittent fasting (only eating between 11-7). Any tips?

like

Thoughts on White & Case capital markets, New York office? They seem like a friendly, collegial bunch. Does that track with people’s experience? Also, possible to have keep up a broad practice in the group, or do they silo into debt vs equity? Thanks!

like

In the case of an acquisition, would the target company reduce headcount at the request of the acquirer or to make themselves more attractive? My company cut non-tech people today

like

Anyone dislike change management as much as I do? Esp the kind we consultancies peddle? Thoughts?

like

I'm an Indian outlaw, half Cherokee and Choctaw, my baby she's a Chippewa, she's one of a kind...

like

Which Agencies/CCO’s will actually consider you without an award to your name?

like

Canadian next to me on the Pre-Check line doesn't know why she was moved to pre-check. I explain to her that they have to check you twice, hence 'pre-check'. She: "Why?" Me: "Cause you're Canadian"!

like

Hi.. I got an offer from Infosys. I have an experience of 5 years 9 months and my current CTC is 11 LPA. My designation here in pwc is Associate II. They have offered Senior Associate Consultant role with 13 LPA. I’m not sure how the hierarchy works here. Did they offer good designation or do I need to negotiate for a better role?

Also, how is work culture and perks at Infosys?

Infosys PwC

like

Has anyone had experience working in house for United Health Group based in Minnesota? Any insight you could share would be appreciated.

like

WA state CPAs - is there any limit on how many times you can retake that stupid WA ethics exam? Failed mine just now and requested for a retake

like

Has PwC done any layoffs since the pandemic started? Seems like business has been booming.

like

Need help evaluating an offer! I’m currently a C at big4 making 87k in HCOL area. I got an offer from IBM watson health as a senior analytic consultant for 100k. However, the job is on-site In LCOL area. Is it worth to make the move? I’ve been at my current company for only 7 months. Doing some ETL testing stuff but would like to do more data analytics work which I did in the past. Yet, I am not sure how Watson Health is doing these days.

like

What’s the TC of mbb analysts vs tier 2?

like

Vo gane wala kha h uski band bajani h!!

like

Hi all,

Need some feedback! I am a warehouse manager with an on-site schedule. I just got Covid and my Plant Manager asked if I could WFH via email.

I’ve been with the company for 7 months and am starting to realize the toxicity in the work environment. Very “money first, people last” type of leadership, and that’s not what I subscribe to.

This sudden request WFH without a well wish or show of concern, has me about ready to “open to work” ring on my LinkedIn profile. Am I overreacting?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal