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Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:47 pm

I'm trying to compare retirement plans/matches for various firms. Is this information publicly available?

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby rpupkin » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:00 pm

The information is publicly available if the firm makes it available on its web site. Otherwise, you'll have to ask the firm.
ETA: Although there are exceptions, there generally isn't much variation in the benefits offered by big law firms.

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby SemperLegal » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:03 pm

If you Google Firm Name 401k you might be able to find the plan documents online. However the health insurance info and other fringes you can get only from HR normally (who is usually the recruiting POC for OCI), as they tend to change annually

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:33 pm

rpupkin wrote:ETA: Although there are exceptions, there generally isn't much variation in the benefits offered by big law firms.

This is the critical part. Very few of them match for associates. I also have no idea how the investment options compare, but I highly doubt they are so different that it is a relevant concern when comparing between firms.

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby cron1834 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:48 pm

Do health ins. plans generally suck for firms? I already know I'm not getting 401k match, haven't looked into anything else yet.

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby run26.2 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:45 pm

cron1834 wrote:Do health ins. plans generally suck for firms? I already know I'm not getting 401k match, haven't looked into anything else yet.

It depends. It's not that the plans suck. In fact, since the partners choose them, they're getting old, and they have lots of money, they're usually quite good. But some firms pay more of the premiums than others. Also, some firms offer more in terms of choices.

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby Joscellin » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:31 pm

bk1 wrote:
rpupkin wrote:ETA: Although there are exceptions, there generally isn't much variation in the benefits offered by big law firms.

This is the critical part. Very few of them match for associates. I also have no idea how the investment options compare, but I highly doubt they are so different that it is a relevant concern when comparing between firms.


Knowing that very few match: do we have a list of which ones do? Couldn't find easily via search.

ETA: Should have googled it.

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:04 am

Benefits are largely similar across top NYC firms but, anecdotally, there's some variance on healthcare. At S&C, where I work, a Cigna in-network only plan is provided at no cost. Spoke with a friend at cleary who said their cheapest plan is $400+ a month. And ATL reported that debevoise moved to only high deductible plans because of Cadillac tax. So perhaps worth comparing if you have high medical expenses/complex needs.

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:20 am

There was some discussion in the 180k thread a few months back about variance between firms as to their treatment of the post-3L subsidy, with some being a stipend and some being a salary advance.

Throwing that out there as another topic worth considering, though I don't know the best way to find the info.

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:There was some discussion in the 180k thread a few months back about variance between firms as to their treatment of the post-3L subsidy, with some being a stipend and some being a salary advance.

Throwing that out there as another topic worth considering, though I don't know the best way to find the info.


Are u looking at particular firms, im sure someone has the info

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Re: Is there anywhere to find firm benefits?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:There was some discussion in the 180k thread a few months back about variance between firms as to their treatment of the post-3L subsidy, with some being a stipend and some being a salary advance.

Throwing that out there as another topic worth considering, though I don't know the best way to find the info.


Are u looking at particular firms, im sure someone has the info


I would be curious to get this info regarding Sidley Austin



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