vanwinkle wrote:Veyron wrote:Curious. What do these forms say? "At the end of 7 1/2 years we decide whether to keep you as an associate, make you a non-equity partner or make you an equity partner?"
No firm will keep an associate for 7.5 years without planning to make them a partner. If you're not going to make partner they'll start pushing you out the door by year 5. By 7.5 the only question is whether you're going to be equity or non-equity; if you're still there they intend to make you partner, if not immediately, then soon.
My firm has a 9 year partnership track. Sure, they might have made up their mind prior to the 9 year mark as to whether or not you are going to become a partner, but some people are borderline, while others will simply end up on the non-equity track.