Can anyone working at HCL/Cognizant/Capgemini/PWC/KPMG/EY refer me in their organization? Or any person can refer me in their organization?
I am having 3 years of experience in Java, serving notice period and can join in 1 month.
Tech stack: Java, Spring Boot, Microservices
Heard a lot about 100k incomes by 25 here. Is it better to attempt negotiating a genuine salary/benefit increase during this upcoming performance review or is it better to keep it to myself, smile for whatever raise they announce for me and apply to new roles to secure the pay raise? It feels like being honest with management might end my employment early or tip them off to the backup actions. It also feels like they potentially would be open to buying my loyalty. Thoughts?
Can someone provide information related to Citi bank account? Things related to projects, learning, wlb...
Chocolate chocolate chip cake with edible cookie dough filing and cream cheese icing, all from scratch.
How much coffee do you drink a day? And because I feel like these two might be related... how many kids do you have?!?
We just brought a guy onto our team who specializes in Data Science and Machine Learning.
He's really the only guy on our BI team who has studied it and can do the work. Existing members of the team are interested in furthering their analytical skills and learning Machine Learning, but the new guy seems pretty closed off to showing them his work or teaching them.
The guy has worked hard; he went to top 10 schools for undergrad and grad, and has openly mentioned that the sacrifice...cont
Hi ladies - random question but I had a friend who had a miscarriage recently and instead of flowers I thought I would get her some earrings with what would have been the birth stone in memory. Is that a terrible idea? We are both already moms but I know she’s mega bummed. Other ideas were a plant or food basket but I kinda want something more tangible
What is good altimetrik pune or citi pune?
In altimetrik they giving me Western Union project.. any idea about it
I don’t want kids for numerous reasons (lack of freedom, long time commitment, emotionally unavailable, issues with communication, etc), but I really hope my brother has kids so I can be the cool uncle. I just want to spoil his kids and do fun things with them like once a month. Basically just get the fun parts of being a parent without the real responsibility
Alright fellow T&E submitters of the DMV, I’ve been dealing with this back and forth since I started in this region. Where do I submit as my location for T&E? I live in one, work in another, and my home office is in another. I always get a different answer. Is there a policy because I haven’t found it?
Does your office have alcohol available for employees on-site and will you be taking advantage? I've heard of some offices having it available and that weirds me out, but around 5pm if I'm staying late, that sounds pretty good.
My base location is SAn Francisco, but I have not lived a single day in California this year (not planning on being there this year either). Am I eligible to get a refund on all my California taxes this year?
What agencies actually work on commercials?
Guy on the JFK AirTrain is playing the Exorcist theme out loud on his phone, which isn’t at all creepy.
How much time does coforge take to roll out offer after HR round? I talked to HR, she mentioned that she sent offer for approval yesterday itself and she is not sure of ETA, when can I expect the offer?
I’m guessing there are fewer job opportunities for people who choose more specific degrees, but that pay would be higher. Would you suggest a niche path or cast a wide net?
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Literally only a couple months in and want to quit. In all seriousness, does it ever get better? Is it supposed to kick us in the ass this hard or is it just me? 😣
Do any firms give billable credit for business development? My practice group is particularly BD heavy and I’m trying to convince them to give us billable hours credit
Why are US drafts never justified? I’m a foreign lawyer now practicing in NY Big Law and I’m surprised by how often final documents are not justified and are aligned left.
Looking for some serious advice on how to survive (and hopefully thrive) through the hellish demands of trial. I want to bring nothing but my A game to the team, but I’ll be honest the sleep deprivation is already starting to kick in and trial is still several weeks away. I’m hoping the adrenaline mixed with copious caffeine will power me through, but I’m unfortunately not the type of person who can function on little sleep for extended periods of time. How do you litigator fish do it? Help 🥺
I’m considering lateraling from a V10 firm in NYC. Thoughts on fund formation groups in LA (or offering remote positions)?
How do y’all bill for reading emails that don’t ask you to do anything but you have to read to know what’s happening with the deal? How do you describe this?
Big law ruined me. I can only ride Uber black otherwise get sick. If a latte is under $6 it feels sus. $50 ($30 of which is fees and tip) salad delivered from next block feels reasonable.
I’ve heard the hiring process for some of these companies is painfully slow. How painfully slow are we talking? Can anyone shed light on that? My previous experience is 1 month start to finish for hiring more or less. Now it’s one month and don’t even have an interview yet but apparently a few candidates have been narrowed down. I have my first choice and apparently everything is still processing per recruiter, but I want to move on and look for other opportunities of it isn’t going to work out.
Breaking up with a long-term (live-in) girlfriend and moving into my own place. Friends have been tough to make because… well, this is the big law bowl, after all. Any tips for staving off loneliness after hours/being more than just a Skadden guy?
I'm not very good at story telling or describing facts but im good at analysis of facts. Why is that? What brain am I lacking exactly
How do you all survive 70+ billable hour weeks?
How do I deal with two senior/very important partners who have completely different ideas for strategy regarding a case? They keep telling me to do various tasks with different instructions, there’s no one “point” person for the client, and I feel like we look all over the place with our approach to different docs depending on who reviews and not like we have a united front. But maybe I’m not paid enough to be caring about this?
Curious what associates are predicting the WFH policies will be at most firms in, say, a month from now (March/April)?
Bonuses at Dentons - Mid level, making market in a big city and hit my hours (annualized) for the year. What can I expect around bonus time?
Have you ever purposely done bad work for a partner you never want to work with again? 🙃
Has anyone asked for a class year bump or does it not really make sense to do that? Everyone I work with agrees that I operate at least 2 years above my level and I’m wondering if it’s worth it to try to negotiate a one year class bump.
how much do firms pay attention to non billable but required activities when looking at hours? my billables are extremely low this month. probably will only end up around 140ish, but i’ve done a ton of firm required things- OCI (i’m on the hiring committee) has taken up at least 15 hours of my time, and there have been a lot of firm meetings
Tax big law associates - is it true that you have better work life balances than other departments? What would you say your average finishing time is? Do you think if you work very efficiently, you can generally expect to finish by 9pm?
Started at my first BL firm and seems too good to be true. People are super nice (including one partner who has gone out of their way to help me on questions I have and may end up being a great mentor that I’ve long sought), work is more organized and planned out far in advance avoiding unnecessary fire drills (transactional), training is fantastic and I’ll probably bill the same or fewer hours as I used to and get paid twice as much. The grass is indeed greener!
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Most firms have a formalized „scrutiny“ process. While you may be eligible to be put up for partnership after a certain number of years, it is not officially underway until you enter the formal review process, which is generally two years.
Most definitely not something that at most big firms is a “given” you have to go through an arduous process of business plans and showing how you do and will continue to bring in business to/expand existing business for the firm to ensure associates have work to do. Remember partners are the “business owners” the partnership generally doesn’t just say oh you’ve been here for 8 years so here come be one of us. Some places do that for income partner rather than equity but a lot of places it’s a long process and most definitely not everyone will make it.
Depends on the firm. Some don’t make you make a case/provide a business plan. They decide without your input. It’s honestly easier that way. Other firms are extremely formal with it. I’ve heard Mayer Brown’s process is torture.
Usually, a practice group has to officially put you up on a slate to be considered by the broader partnership and management committee. If your group doesn’t officially put you up, you are not considered even if you have the requisite number of years.
Also, (1) there are superstars a year below you, (2) your group was not super profitable that year, (3) your firm is not having a good year, (4) the economy is crashing. Honestly, many of the reasons have nothing to do with an individual candidate personally, which is why making partner can be a crapshoot.