What is the work life balance like at the more established tech companies? I like my current in house position but when at a law firm I did outside counsel work for some FAANG like companies and it was intense as hell. Looking to move for higher salary and fertility benefits and wondering if it'll be worth it or too similar to big law.

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Very team- and culture-dependent, but I had the same experience as OC (albeit for a different co than the one I joined) and have found in-house to be far better. My colleagues all have families, take vacation, and for the most part, fully sign off on the evenings. Weekend or late evening work is a rarity, and almost always occurs because I chose to get ahead/finish something — not because I’m obligated to do so.

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That's encouraging to hear!

20-30 hours/week for me. No nights & weekends outside of extremely rare/exceptional issues that arise. Governance/securities counsel.

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That sounds amazing

Depends on practice area and team. 50-55ish hours a week. Late nights and weekends are all around privacy/cyber incidents for me

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40 hour weeks as products counseling. Much more predictable. Never work on weekends as a non executive but I think my VPs might from time to time. Sometimes fire drills come up in the evenings but nothing like the frequency of biglaw.

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This is the pretty much what I’ve seen in house at a non-FAANG but mature tech company.

It’s cyclical for me. If we are going through an acquisition, I have to put in the late nights and weekends. But outside of those times, it’s pretty chill and only requires 40 hour work week.

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