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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby bobbyflayed » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:04 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Car service: after 8pm and/or before 7am (provided you met the hours requirement) for weekday. Weekend: anytime, from and to, provided you work min of 2hrs

What's the hours requirement for weekdays?


9.5 hrs (weekdays)

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:18 pm

In anyone missed it (being 1 post 4 pages back), does anyone know anything about S&C?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:In anyone missed it (being 1 post 4 pages back), does anyone know anything about S&C?


Not sure what details your lookin for (list of benefits etc are on website). But see below (all NYC):

2 Healthcare options, including one in network Cigna plan with no out of pocket cost that is really solid.

You can get firm iPhone or $50 a month cash stipend.

Sweet gym in building, includes laundry service. Costs $300 a year.

Dinner ordering opens at 5:50. You get $35.

Cars at 8pm. Firm black car or Uber/taxi. No hours minimum or anything

Everything anytime on weekends if you're at office.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:36 pm

Can anyone provide firm benefits for the V20 firms in Los Angeles?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Hikikomorist » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:In anyone missed it (being 1 post 4 pages back), does anyone know anything about S&C?


Not sure what details your lookin for (list of benefits etc are on website). But see below (all NYC):

2 Healthcare options, including one in network Cigna plan with no out of pocket cost that is really solid.

You can get firm iPhone or $50 a month cash stipend.

Sweet gym in building, includes laundry service. Costs $300 a year.

Dinner ordering opens at 5:50. You get $35.

Cars at 8pm. Firm black car or Uber/taxi. No hours minimum or anything

Everything anytime on weekends if you're at office.

Pretty clutch, but a seemingly random time.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:44 pm

Anything on Vinson & Elkins?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby UVA2B » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone provide firm benefits for the V20 firms in Los Angeles?


Calling the LA super associate who has lateraled ~10-15 times within the same market...

Sarcasm aside, the benefits will differ marginally within that market, but if you're making that decision based on the firm benefits available to you in the V20 (or V##), you're probably weighting those benefits artificially. Focus on the career you want to build and which firm is the best in that practice area. And if you haven't figured out that point, spend more time figuring out that point. This is probably a "corp-->exit ops" type of question, but it's still a marginal one because the exit opportunities will be largely the same at those firms.

Or you're just excited about potentially having car services or a really nice health care plan (not unimportant, but secondary to building your career).

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:17 pm

Anyone know what the benefits for a firm in SV look like? (i.e. Cooley/WSGR/Fenwick, etc) For instance, is seamless/late night taxi/uber mostly a NYC thing or is that a benefit for SV/CA firms too?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:21 pm

Anyone have info for Paul, Weiss?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:24 am

Anyone have insight on Covington (DC) and APKS (DC) benefits?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have insight on Covington (DC) and APKS (DC) benefits?

What benefits specifically w/ Covington?

Edit: I'll answer as many specifics as I can think of. $30 for dinner if you *WORK* past 8 (as opposed to stay - if you're working from home you still get it) - you can use seamless or you can just turn in a receipt. Uber/taxi/Lyft/metro fare home if you're working at the office past 8. 6 weeks parental, 18 weeks maternity leave, 4 weeks vacation, standard shit w/r/t insurance and stuff. That's all I can think of at a general level, but if you have any specific questions I can answer them too.
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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know what the benefits for a firm in SV look like? (i.e. Cooley/WSGR/Fenwick, etc) For instance, is seamless/late night taxi/uber mostly a NYC thing or is that a benefit for SV/CA firms too?


Bump for SV firms

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby SmokeytheBear » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:37 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Anyone know what the benefits for a firm in SV look like? (i.e. Cooley/WSGR/Fenwick, etc) For instance, is seamless/late night taxi/uber mostly a NYC thing or is that a benefit for SV/CA firms too?


Bump for SV firms


See what UVA2B said above about benefits--they aren't based on groupings or location really.

Most firms will give you 30-40$ to spend on dinner either after you've billed a certain number of hours or after you've worked past a certain hour (again, depends on firm, not location). Some firms will let you choose to be part of a dinner order from one place (so you dont have to pay the service and delivery fees) or you can order on your own from seamless, postmtes, whevever.

Not many firms in CA do car service benefits. Mine does (which is odd), but I think its because we're a new york based firm and they just didnt feel like making office specific benefits.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:11 am

SmokeytheBear wrote:See what UVA2B said above about benefits--they aren't based on groupings or location really.

Most firms will give you 30-40$ to spend on dinner either after you've billed a certain number of hours or after you've worked past a certain hour (again, depends on firm, not location). Some firms will let you choose to be part of a dinner order from one place (so you dont have to pay the service and delivery fees) or you can order on your own from seamless, postmtes, whevever.

Not many firms in CA do car service benefits. Mine does (which is odd), but I think its because we're a new york based firm and they just didnt feel like making office specific benefits.


I thought some of the native SV firms (Cooley/WSGR) might not have benefits like seamless for dinner b/c they have unique fee arrangements/clients - i.e. a lot of startups/emerging companies that are more fee sensitive? I don't know firsthand though, just curious

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:
SmokeytheBear wrote:See what UVA2B said above about benefits--they aren't based on groupings or location really.

Most firms will give you 30-40$ to spend on dinner either after you've billed a certain number of hours or after you've worked past a certain hour (again, depends on firm, not location). Some firms will let you choose to be part of a dinner order from one place (so you dont have to pay the service and delivery fees) or you can order on your own from seamless, postmtes, whevever.

Not many firms in CA do car service benefits. Mine does (which is odd), but I think its because we're a new york based firm and they just didnt feel like making office specific benefits.


I thought some of the native SV firms (Cooley/WSGR) might not have benefits like seamless for dinner b/c they have unique fee arrangements/clients - i.e. a lot of startups/emerging companies that are more fee sensitive? I don't know firsthand though, just curious


Another bump for these firms. Any specific info would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:55 am

What's your NY health insurance like? Mine is about a ~350 premium each month for a single person. 100% in-network, while only 70% coverage for out of network. There are no deductibles, but I have a co-pay of $25 for a visit to my PCP / $50 visit for specialist / $100 for ER. Is this good? Also a copay for medicine.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby SmokeytheBear » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
SmokeytheBear wrote:See what UVA2B said above about benefits--they aren't based on groupings or location really.

Most firms will give you 30-40$ to spend on dinner either after you've billed a certain number of hours or after you've worked past a certain hour (again, depends on firm, not location). Some firms will let you choose to be part of a dinner order from one place (so you dont have to pay the service and delivery fees) or you can order on your own from seamless, postmtes, whevever.

Not many firms in CA do car service benefits. Mine does (which is odd), but I think its because we're a new york based firm and they just didnt feel like making office specific benefits.


I thought some of the native SV firms (Cooley/WSGR) might not have benefits like seamless for dinner b/c they have unique fee arrangements/clients - i.e. a lot of startups/emerging companies that are more fee sensitive? I don't know firsthand though, just curious


Not all firms bill those meals directly to clients--they just eat the cost.

Again, it might not be Seamless for dinner. It might just be "you can spend $30 on dinner if you [bill more than 10 hours]/[work past 8pm]" and then you can get dinner from wherever nearby.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:45 am

Would love any specifics about Latham (DC)!

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:
SmokeytheBear wrote:See what UVA2B said above about benefits--they aren't based on groupings or location really.

Most firms will give you 30-40$ to spend on dinner either after you've billed a certain number of hours or after you've worked past a certain hour (again, depends on firm, not location). Some firms will let you choose to be part of a dinner order from one place (so you dont have to pay the service and delivery fees) or you can order on your own from seamless, postmtes, whevever.

Not many firms in CA do car service benefits. Mine does (which is odd), but I think its because we're a new york based firm and they just didnt feel like making office specific benefits.


I thought some of the native SV firms (Cooley/WSGR) might not have benefits like seamless for dinner b/c they have unique fee arrangements/clients - i.e. a lot of startups/emerging companies that are more fee sensitive? I don't know firsthand though, just curious

You thought right. People are confusing SV with LA.

For instance, Wilson Sonsini doesn't officially let you charge meals to clients, they have a shitty cafeteria you can eat at for free after 7. I have sampled the food. Some nights it is literally inedible. Ofc, you might be able to slip a meal order in depending on client and partner, but it's not an official benefit and rarely done.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:42 am

Anonymous User wrote:You thought right. People are confusing SV with LA.

For instance, Wilson Sonsini doesn't officially let you charge meals to clients, they have a shitty cafeteria you can eat at for free after 7. I have sampled the food. Some nights it is literally inedible. Ofc, you might be able to slip a meal order in depending on client and partner, but it's not an official benefit and rarely done.


Do you know if there is a difference b/t Wilson Sonsini and their peers like Cooley/Fenwick in that regard?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:00 am

What about the top firms in LA like Latham, Gibson, Skadden, O'Melveny?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:19 am

What is the norm for big firms in Texas?

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:34 am

WilmerHale DC por favor

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone have info for Paul, Weiss?


Firm will provide up to a $10k advance, pays full relocation costs, great health plan, $210/mo gym stipend, and one of the best 401k plans I've seen (and I've done a lot of research on them) in terms of funds that are offered (but no matching). The firm's BYOD program provides $1,000 every 18 months and up to $65/mo in data. Black cars available if you are at the office after 9 and dinner ($35) if you're in after 6:30.

If you have any particular questions, happy to answer them.

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Re: Firm Benefits

Postby SmokeytheBear » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What about the top firms in LA like Latham, Gibson, Skadden, O'Melveny?


What about them?



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