Small Sacramento firm v. midsize Los Angeles firm

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Small Sacramento firm v. midsize Los Angeles firm

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:45 pm

I'm trying to decide between two offers and can't decide what to do.

Firm 1 is a small (30-50) person firm in Sacramento, CA.

Firm 2 is a midsize firm in Los Angeles, with a handful of other offices throughout California.


I'm from northern California and would like to stay in Norcal in the long run, and I like Sacramento. However, I know the Los Angeles firm is a bigger name and has more prestige.

I'm stuck between choosing Sacramento (less pay, less prestige/maybe unknown outside the Sacramento area, but I am comfortable in the area), or Los Angeles (more money, more prestige, might get me further career-wise, but not sure if I want to live in Southern California in the long run).

Am I stupid not to choose the more prestigious firm? Will I be pigeon-holing myself if I choose a smaller firm in Sacramento?

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Re: Small Sacramento firm v. midsize Los Angeles firm

Postby 20160810 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:05 pm

You can PM me if you want but this depends on the firm. If you're talking about Porter Scott I'd say go to LA. A couple of the others might be a different story tho.

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Re: Small Sacramento firm v. midsize Los Angeles firm

Postby 20160810 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:05 pm

Also obvious question, but does the LA firm have a Sac office?




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