I just ordered my first Chanel! I never got myself a milestone gift before, but I just found out I passed my fourth and final section of the CPA exam, exactly one month before my 30th birthday. And I busted my butt for it, while working 50+ billable hours a week. I wanted to get something that will remind me of this feeling for years to come. I hadn't decided on a Chanel until I absolutely fell in love with the quilted Trendy CC. I'm ecstatic!
Unpopular opinion: 2,000 hours is way too high of a benchmark to be eligible for a bonus. Unless like 300+ non-billable hours count towards it (maybe half of that be pro bono hours and the other half be diversity, recruiting, etc), 2000 is way too much.
KPMG Advisory (Tech/Salesforce). What's the WLB? Avg billable hours vs actual hour worked?
What matters more: meeting/exceeding billable requirements or doing high quality work well above your class year?
I am a 10 yr lawyer. 7 yrs in my practice area. Little over a year at current firm. Still an associate. Im at large plaintiff firm w/ billable requirements. I do mass/class cases and hold a couple leadership positions (these were competitive to get). What should salary be and when should I make partner. I’ll add I work remote and pretty autonomously. Little contact with partners or anyone at my firm.
My peers are not getting as much work as me. I pride myself on being a hard worker and a team player, but it’s getting out of hand. I have been working 80+ billable hours the past month+
Anyone in Linklaters Singapore?
Looking for insights into pay, culture, billable requirements, staffing structure, any red flags etc.
Has anyone transitioned from Tax to RM? Could you share your experience and pros/cons of the change? Really want to get out of client facing/billable work, but I like my firm. Thank you!
I need some advice, I’ve been in a newly created role within a pharma agency for about three months now and it is not going too well. There is little to no structure or direction from senior leadership, no access to client data, little to no billable work. Worst of all, no project is related to what I have been hired to do.
I would like to move on with a different agency asap, but I’m not sure how to proceed with such a short time here.
What does being terminated as an associate look like during WFH? Our office is having a serious drop in billable hours. If one of us was terminated, how awkward is it to get things from the office?
Has anyone made a move from a boutique firm to Big Law, regretted it, stuck it out, and found success? I am in the ‘regretted it’ phase, but it may be culture shock. I started as a legal assistant for a solo practitioner 11 years ago and am now an IP Paralegal. I’ve never had keep track of billable time, and I think that’s one of the biggest adjustments.
How many billable hours do people in prosecution tend to average each month? I’ve gone through waves of feeling like my billable hours requirement is reasonable to feeling like I’m drowning and can’t possibly do it for that long.
Advice for young attorneys dealing with non-billable workload? I’m still my first two months at my firm but a ton of the work I’m being assigned is non-billable. I understand if I’m not still fully on boarded but how are we supposed to keep up billables while being given time consuming non billable work?
15+ years experience in Forensic Accounting. What would be considered fair pay in the NYC area? Average yearly Billings was 2,500, however recently took over the building out of systems, training younger staff, more marketing in a set region; basically more non billable work.
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
Does anyone run a business in addition to their firm? I’m a solo and I’m doing pretty well with about 60-70 billable hours a month. Though that leaves a lot of downtime. Curious if anyone has any second businesses that require about 20 hours a week. Not looking for passive income or franchise ideas though.
Self-Improvement book recommendations?
I joined as Senior Associate at Cognizant on June 1st 2021. Am I eligible for the appraisal this year to get the hike by 2022. Can anyone please let me know the cutoff date for the elegibility for this year's review?
Has anyone switched to a recruiter role here from Audit? I would like to connect and ask a few questions.
Now TCS onboarding is virtual or physical for banglore location..i have joining on November..
Will I get WFH?
I would greatly appreciate some fun/engaging/stimulating lesson plan ideas for high school students.
Has anyone’s Salesforce account been suspended for cheating on Salesforce admin test? My test was cut short on Friday bc it looked like I was cheating but I was NOT. Any idea how this works?
Anyone here actually subscribe to the Windows Insiders Edition thing?
I tried it for a bit, and it boggles my mind that native CUDA and some nice UI experiments can possibly be worth your system occasionally deciding it's gonna take 20 minutes to boot and remain only half functional because of a bad push
Anyone hiring in the Tampa Bay area?
Not sure if this is the right bowl to ask but is anyone here willing to case with me? Have an upcoming interview with BCG. No pressure, only if you have time and if you want to help someone get through case interviews :) currently in the UK!
Any idea about the alignment of the Workforce Transformation practice at SDC Bangalore?
If someone is from a core L&D background can they ask to be placed in core OCM projects and vice versa?
I'm single and don't plan on any big investments for at least 2-4. Got $20k+ sitting in my credit union savings acct that I'd like to put elsewhere. Advisable to put it in a mutual fund?
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Currently I am working as a PMO and have 3.2 yoe.
I wanted to switch my careee into Salesforce.
Can you please guide me how shall I proceed with the same?
My friend is hiring for UI developer. Salary upto 20 LPA. Check out the JD for more details. Dm me your resume
I want to pivot to Big4 and have 16+ yrs experience in various verticals in Customer Sevices in Telecom domain and now at an Ed Tech Startup. Any guidance will help.
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I’ve been seeing a lot of posts referencing “Christian nationalists.” Can somebody help explain what this is and why we are seeing this new term?
Can you use the same story in the final round at McKinsey if multiple interviewers ask the same question?
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Would you rather have an assistant who was very friendly but incompetent or incredibly rude but competent? I’m leaning towards the latter but currently dealing with the former.
Based on several posts I’ve seen on this app, it seems that in-house counsel is the goal for many litigators. Is it better work-life balance? Lack of billables? Less contentious on a daily basis? What’s the day in the life of an in-house counsel look like? I’m a 3rd year and wondering if it’s something I’d be interested in over litigation at some point.
Anyone know what Nelson Mullins pays in its Orlando office? Also, what are collections goals/billable hours goals?
Is it normal to have zero desire to make partner? Like I see all the decisions my partners have to make in a day and all I can think is thank god I don’t have that responsibility 😅
Is this a sign? Can I remain an associate for life?
Any thoughts on family law as a practice area? Got offered 110k plus bonuses with low billable hours requirement. I'm in Los Angeles. Not sure if I should get into it as a practice area though as I hear conflicting things. Any thoughts would help. Thanks
I’m want to create a group of lawyers who are new to running their law practice. With other lawyers/entrepreneurs where we can discuss business, motivate, and support each other. Send email.
Has anyone here made the switch from litigation to transactional law? If so, any advice on how to market yourself to future employers?
Hanging your own shingle after biglaw. Anyone thinking about doing this? What's your practice area? When will you make the move?
Does anyone have insight on what salaries are like at Littler for Level 1s in Texas? I know it varies by office but a range would super helpful!
I’m a junior and stuck in a situation where my senior has said that I ask too many questions and should just know what I need to do (so I’ve stopped asking questions) but also when I try to be proactive and get something wrong, get a very long talking to about my mistakes. I feel anxious and scared to do anything at this point. How do I navigate this?!?
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My experience is they ask whether you had issues meeting your billables, but they never asked for a time sheet or anything like that.
No. It’s honor system. They will ask what you billed per year. I have occasionally had associates voluntarily provide documentation of high billing at the interview and it definitely gave them an advantage in the decision making process.
Interesting take. If they can be profitable that way, it’s great. Our minimum is 2000 but expectations are more like 2200-2400. And we are a mid sized firm. But we do not tolerate sloppy work. I see your point about burnout as I query how long I can keep up this pace.
Okay good to know. I figured a firm would want you to substantiate the amounts you billed, but then again they could always make a call to your firm to see if you usually hit yourself hours