Anyone have slow months where you burn through a lot of your allotted pro bono/professional development hours to keep hitting minimum daily hours? The past few weeks have been like this for me. Should I be concerned (I.e., will this reflect poorly on me, come review time? Will I have dug myself too much of a hole if I keep burning my non-billable hours?) I’ve been asking partners if I can assist in any projects so I can fill my plate, but I’ve only gotten small (4-6 hour) tasks handed my way.
Anyone have mandatory PTO during the holidays? Our leadership is making us use PTO days if we don't have billable work between Xmas & NYE. I don't even celebrate Xmas, kind of annoyed
How do you track your time spent reading and responding to emails? I don’t want to run a timer each time I open outlook, but I feel like I’m losing hours of billable time every day to one-off emails that I would never individually bill for.
I’m pretty sure colleagues at my firm are inflating their billable hours. Is this the norm? I suspect many of you will think this is obvious and/or that I’m naive but wtf? I find hitting 2200 is tough even with a good sized work load. Am I just expected to play the game? I don’t want to sound self-righteous but if most are lying just to make the requirement, then maybe the requirement should be lower.
Is it reasonable to be expected to spend 20-30 non-billable hours a month checking your paralegal’s work? (i.e. summarizing hundreds of records and bills). The partner said he “didn’t use paralegals” at his previous firm and eating the time is an “investment in yourself.” Is this common?
I’d be curious to hear about people’s chargeable/billable hours. What are your goals vs actual, best/worst years, etc. I’ve only ever worked at one regional firm so my knowledge is fairly narrow.
Which offer would you choose? 1) $135k, 1900 billable hours, formidable and growing mid-sized firm in the city; or 2) $145k, 2000 billable hours, biglaw but not a prestigious one?
What does your work schedule look like (roughly) if you are aiming for 1900 billable hours?
Hey folks! Hope everyone is safe and sound. Who is working on billable work and who is on the bench ?
Went from a big firm to work for a smaller firm. The people in the smaller firm are protective of their work and are good by their work too. I no longer feel chaos or stress. I am treated with respect and my schedule is more normal. I am even working more billable hours than before, but it feels like a seamless experience. I don’t work then past 5pm or anything out of the ordinary for this time of the year. I am so grateful!
In the event you don’t have enough billable hours/low on projects to fill your timesheet, you ________________
How are firms handling the economic downturn in terms of billable hour requirements for associates? Are annual billable requirements being updated or mitigated in any way? Curious to see how other firms are handling this issue, and also afraid of not being able to take any time off until 2021 😳
My HR rep told me that to apply for your CPA license in MA you only need 1 year of work experience, not 2009 billable hours. Didn't sound right- can anyone confirm/deny?
What’s the best thing for a new associate to do to get on billable work? I was mapped to an industry I have no experience in; how do I start gaining experience when I don’t have the experience to get on these projects?
I’m a 2017 associate in NYC biglaw. I logged approx. 2300 billable hours in 2019. Is that light, normal or heavy in the biglaw market for RE associates at my level? Thanks in advance for thoughts.
New staff wondering how my firm requirements compare to the average. Anyone care to weigh in? Supposed to get 50 billable hours/week from next week until April 1. Then 55 billable hours/week for the last two weeks
Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
How do you get billable work? Are you constantly knocking on doors & hunting it down? Or are assignments generally given to you? Do you ever have periods of being unable to find any?
Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
I used to think “Go back to your home country” was an insult. Now I actually think it’s good advice. I don’t fit into the bro culture here.
Hi everyone, I am looking for a role change into maketing consulting. Currently working in Amazon(joined directly after MBA). What is the way to go about it? Most of job openings require work experience as consultant or analyst. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. Total work experience - 4yrs
I am a Team Leader working in Wipro Delhi. Going to appear for B2 next month. But also, I am giving a thought to change of Organization. So, confused a lot as current process is quite a mess and Salary too low. Looking for some valuable suggestions. Please help.
Big 4 : Can you work remote from Europe (Belgium,France, England...) for a couple months and use your domestic location charge code ( US ) ? Please share experience ...
What are some good questions to ask the interviewer during a second round interview for an in house position? These interviews will be by the other members of the legal team and business partners (not the hiring manager himself).
Curious on culture at Deloitte Global vs Deloitte US. Anyone have any experience on that side? If so, what are your thoughts on WLB and flexibility?
I am a Team Leader working in Wipro Delhi and it's been 5 years approx. Got here as an executive and now Going to appear for B2 next month. But also, I am giving a thought to change of Organization. So, confused a lot as current process is quite a mess and Salary too low. Looking for some valuable suggestions. Please help.
Big4: at the same seniority, is total comp higher in management consulting or corporate finance? Specifically at the senior consultant / associate level MC doesn't get bonuses at my firm, but cf do.
Could anyone share some insight on compensation for manager roles in financial reporting and/or technical accounting? Curious to see what people have jumped for when they left PA for these types of jobs.
Any consequences to reneging other than getting blacklisted from company? Accepted an offer at a boutique but start date isn’t until Dec 1st, and just got offer from S& with 15k higher base comp
That look when I receive an email about a new Teams Channel where I find an update instructing me to sign up for team updates via Yammer and training via Zoom.
Hi everyone, Can anyone here help me to know process of FP&A Capgemini. I am done with Technical round followed by Manager round, even after that HR round (salary negotiation) they offered me B2 level, then amcat test (Eng+written). Now I am trying to reach HR via phone and mail too. He not responding anywhere. Is it taking time to received offer letter or I am not shortlisted.
Want to buy property in / near NYC. I know with covid prices in the city (I’m assuming the 5 boroughs) went down, while prices outside of the city went up. Is that enough of a move in the market to make it worth it to buy in the city (and not in Long Island for example)?
Journalist investigates a case of an advert in Australia saying "no Asians" https://www.reddit.com/r/facepalm/comments/pwdlyv/asians/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
Got 2 offers, 1st from British American Tobacco- Planning Expert 10% pay rise and 2nd from small company(focus on data science) 50% pay rise, Data Science Project Goal: to break into MBB or FAANG
Hi, any referrals for dot net developer 8yr experience in big 4, mastek company or finance domain company in mumbai location? or any company sending employees overseas onsite
Switching jobs and have some time off between the two roles, so I’ll have 1 month without health insurance and also a phone plan... has anyone else dealt with this before? Advice on what to do?
Has anyone used the free Uber airport rides from the Amex promotion? Will it work if I only have a corporate Amex card?
I haven't taken a single vacation or sick day in over a year. I'll lateraling to another firm next month (pending conflicts). Would it be in poor taste schedule a vacation prior to giving my two weeks notice? I love my group and I don't want to burn bridges.
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