Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
Any reviews of working at DLA Piper? Looking for London specifically but also interested to know of any other experiences/reviews. Salaries, billable targets et al
Billable hours- anyone know of or work at a big law firm where 1800 hours is acceptable?
What the most outrageous billable hours you can confirm at your firm? Just learned from a partner that the highest billers at my firm came in at 3600, 3500 and 3200. Seems fishy to me.
How do you all track your billable hours? Want to move away from an excel sheet I manually update. Do you guys use software?
Anyone else have to do mandatory “non-billable” hours? I just lateraled and this is blowing my mind. The ramp up has also been slow. Any tips?
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
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!
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?
In the event you don’t have enough billable hours/low on projects to fill your timesheet, you ________________
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.
Retooling as a first year from securities lit to general corporate in silicon valley. What am I in for in terms of billable hours and learning curve? How common are those 7am-12am days/working weekends?
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 😳
When your boss gives you 48 hours (clock hours not billable hours) to produce a viable objection to a MTD/compel arbitration in a complex commercial lit case, which is not my practice area, what kind of result is he expecting? From scratch, no template.
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?
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?
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.
Can people share their thoughts on Littler? Salary/year, region, work/life balance, billable hours, firm culture, etc. Asking for a friend :)
AlixPartners fish, I am expecting an offer for SVP in the digital practice. I need to give them my comp expectation today. Currently M at B4 with 15 yrs in industry and 2 yrs in consulting. What is the total comp (base+ bonus) that I can ask for? What sign-on bonus is typical? Thanks in advance AlixPartners
Me in my classroom last week...
Does anyone have any recommendations on advanced books or other resources to learn about investing ? I’m looking for something much more in depth than what I have already read which usually just explains how to eliminate debt and what dollar cost averaging is. (No debt and already dca)
Can anyone at D confirm or deny? Is this group specific? Hoping this kicks it off B4 wide.
I’m done with this contrived stress. I want to run off to Buenos Aires for a few months. I want to sit in a cafe, enjoy a nice cold Quilmes and people watch. I wonder how cheap travel will be to Buenos Aires after Covid. Their economy is f’d right now
401k? Easy to take money out?
Has anyone shot any spots off shore during Covid and have flown English speaking talent from say from Vancouver to like South Africa? Has it been doable during Covid? Any challenges? Just curious
I'm up for promotion to S1 in August. What %raise/bonus should I expect? Overall rating 4
having trouble itemizing cell phone expense and finding a wbs code @ deloitte. any help is appreciated
Im anticipating a 40k performance bonus in a couple of months. Looking for ideas on how to spend it. Thoughts?
Anyone who had COVID have advice on how to best get through it? Just lots of rest and water?
Is there actual risk, not speculation, of the firm taking away bonus if you give notice after comp statement issued (Aug 26) but before paycheck deposit (Sept 6)? Has anyone’s bonus been taken back?
Does anyone know the MBB areas of growth in the coming years for the Toronto practices? I want to align myself to those areas to give myself the best shot for lateraling over in a year or two.
what do y'all think: is it frowned upon to contact the client you work for to see if they have openings in house?
Just got rejected from a chase card given their 5/24 policy. Looking to add another cash back with sign up bonus but afraid of rejection. Any suggestions? Score is high 700s, 8 cards currently.
Hi. I have a Panel Interview for a Salesforce product company. I need to do a presentation to the customer on the Product and how it will solve their problems. I need to do an elevator pitch for 3 slides about the company and then address the customer problems with the features of the product. Can you please share some Tips on these ( Elevator Pitch about the company and suggestions for the Panel interview) ? Thanks.
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