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?
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?
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.
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 ________________
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!!!!
Is anyone willing to share billable requirements and salaries for mid-sized, Chicago market?
How do you get 40 hours of billable work done (and then not fall behind on admin stuff) with kids at home!? I have a 4 month old and a 3 yo with care 2 days per week and I don’t think I can do this!! Please help!
Has anyone in partner ranks been able to take an actual, fully disconnected vacation of at least a full work week in the last 18 months? Genuinely curious.
Do all FAANG companies offer a joining bonus?
My position has became fully remote since the pandemic and now I want to move to a state where my company has no presence. Is this a okay thing to do or will I get fired??
When I was hired for my new job, I was told I would be working on two accounts, A my dream account and B still a good account but not specific to my interests… continued in comments
Looking to get into residential property investing for rental income. Does anyone have any good books or resources to help?
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?
With so many people out of work, does it make sense to focus on finding contract and part-time gigs to build up that network and maybe get picked up full-time or continue applying to full-time jobs?
Anyone know what wlb would be for Goldman’s Global Shareholder Services in GSAM line of business? Have an offer as BA, VP told me work is 8-5. Every other interview culture described as “hard working”
I’m starting a new ECD job in two weeks. Feeling like an imposter. What do i need to do that’s different than being a CD? (The CCO is very involved so it’s probably closer to a GCD in role)
Looks like more Yale invites went out today according to Clear Admit. Anyone lucky this morning?
Client always hints to me I could work there if I wanted. Never seriously considered it but am about at my breaking point. Tactful way to bring it up? Or what if we talk and doesn’t work out
Can any Evercore folk provide some insight into the culture? Ie Fratty vs academic etc Looking to lateral
Wife went into labor 3 weeks early (they're both doing great now) so I had to take PTO yesterday and today. Client just accused me of "faking it" to buy time on a project. Worth it to be petty (cont)
**Female mentor needed** I’m working on a side project right now that has to do with women in advertising. I’d obviously like to see this project come to life...
Hi Fishes, I handle a team of professional working on US TAX. Recently my role has changed to Project management, Agile. Along with that I have started playing role to manage UAT testing for the supporting technology on which our team works. I also help on automation (data wrangling) using Alteryx (somewhat aware about the tool, not designer). My Q is should I proceed my career as Project manager, Scrum Master. Knowing that I have no tech. background/Education. If so where can I be best fit?
What is the typical consultant comp package expected for a post-MBA offer at T2: Strategy&, OW or EY-P?
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