Anonymous User wrote:Probably already posted, but Womble is $155 (1900 hours for bonus, 1850 for good standing) in NC - https://abovethelaw.com/2016/09/the-big ... ead-south/ - like many Southern firms, the raises are not lockstep and bonuses/raises are well below major markets... it's also getting harder and harder to make equity partner and non-equity does not seem to be a huge pay raise.
Like many in NC, I started in a major market. Contrary to some other posters, I think that there is a huge difference in the training, quality and type of work done by the average local NC firms (Robinson, Womble, Wyrick, Smith Anderson, Parker Poe, etc.) vs. the average major market vault-ranked firms. But, if you want to be in NC and do not want to be in Charlotte, then a local firm is your best bet.
What makes you say there is a huge difference in the quality & type of work done by NC firms vs. vault firms? My general impression is that working in NC, while your work may not be as 'sophisticated' as some of the vault firms claim their work to be, you would get more substantive work in your early years compared to the tasks you'd do as a first year in biglaw and that the NC firms would invest more in training as they expect you to stay longer.