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by jingosaur
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

what kind/field of startup that was? vc funded, if so which round? New media company that had $12.5 million in seed revenue and was about a year from revenue. Title would have been head of business operations. One of those rare new startups with no tech involved. Nice, how's the company doing today...
by jingosaur
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

app wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:00 pm
what kind/field of startup that was? vc funded, if so which round?
New media company that had $12.5 million in seed revenue and was about a year from revenue. Title would have been head of business operations. One of those rare new startups with no tech involved.
by jingosaur
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

jingo, good to see you here, i think i recall you from the lsat forum the old one. what kind of work you do now? Congrats on the onsite! I was doing corporate work at a V10 and I left as a junior to go to a <100 attorney firm. It was definitely a great switch, but being a lawyer isn't the best job ...
by jingosaur
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

jingo, good to see you here, i think i recall you from the lsat forum the old one. what kind of work you do now? Congrats on the onsite! I was doing corporate work at a V10 and I left as a junior to go to a <100 attorney firm. It was definitely a great switch, but being a lawyer isn't the best job ...
by jingosaur
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

wizzy wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Don’t they do ~25% of first year comp?
I'm not sure. But the online course is totally free.
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

app wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:45 pm
how do they make money, is it by collecting some type of fee once someone gets a job?
The App Academy in person course charges a lot of money but they dont collect until after you get a job. I think companies also pay to have access to students. The online thing is just no strings attached free.
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

i am not much familiar with code academies but there are many around where i live. Do they guarantee or help placement? Full time course? I'm doing their online course so no guaranteed anything but it's free. My friend did the same course in person before they published it all online and pretty muc...
by jingosaur
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

App Academy is Ruby and JavaScript. The website was html/php
by jingosaur
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

How much can I realistically make at a CS job in NYC and how long would it take me to get there with coding school, training, etc.? I know a little bit about coding and used to be a IT/ops consultant in fintech. if you're hired for a position at big-n, then i think you can expect something close or...
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Thanks!
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 252
Views: 18207

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

How much can I realistically make at a CS job in NYC and how long would it take me to get there with coding school, training, etc.? I know a little bit about coding and used to be a IT/ops consultant in fintech.
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: how much should i be billing per day over the summer?
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: how much should i be billing per day over the summer?

I billed 25 hours when I was a summer and I got an offer.
by jingosaur
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bar Exam Burnout?
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Bar Exam Burnout?

Every day, I dedicated at least 4 hours to doing something I enjoy. That thing was usually one of golf, video games, or watching TV. The lectures and exercises are really only 6 hours a day max. You have a lot of time to move your mind to other stuff
by jingosaur
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Senior Associate
Replies: 24
Views: 1872

Re: Senior Associate

I’m fairly confident that “Senior Associate” is just a signal to opposing counsel that “This guy is a pain in the ass to work across from and all around general piece of work.” Hope that helps! I think you mean “, Esq.” The use of “Esq.” in my state is weirdly and annoyingly ubiquitous even among g...
by jingosaur
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 7300

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

Some guy in my firm apparently got 100K for billing 3K hours. A partner said jokingly ppl will feel bad when compared to this associate's performance. I was like nah bruh. Not even. Sucks how billing 3000 hours is automatically viewed as "good performance". I've worked with a few people who have hi...
by jingosaur
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Stub Year Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Re: Stub Year Questions

Yes, work will always find you eventually. Partners are well aware you have no control over your workflow as a first year.
by jingosaur
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 7300

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

I expect increased bonus and NY to 210
by jingosaur
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 40504

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

I watched Wedding Crashers the other day and this is by far the most accurate depiction of biglaw that you can make in 40 seconds:

by jingosaur
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Billable Requirement/Work Life Balance
Replies: 11
Views: 1714

Re: Billable Requirement/Work Life Balance

I'm on pace to bill 2000 and I get asked at 10pm or later at least 3 times a week to get something done that night. The shittiest part is that people expect you to be around at all times to do something immediately, including weekends and holidays (I've billed at least 3 hours on every major holiday...
by jingosaur
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Big Law Hours Check
Replies: 31
Views: 4468

Re: Big Law Hours Check

lowbiller wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:31 am
Average for first years is under 1400 at my firm (YTD through end of August). Is this typical for first years in general in NYC?
Is this 1400 for 8 months? That's a 2100 hour pace so sounds about normal.
by jingosaur
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: has anyone ever heard of
Replies: 22
Views: 2218

Re: has anyone ever heard of

I grew up in a high COL suburb and teachers in my town and the surrounding towns can make $120k with full pension and family health benefits with enough years of service.
by jingosaur
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: No-offered SA; I need help.
Replies: 18
Views: 3067

Re: No-offered SA; I need help.

Apply straight to firms. Your school's OCI may be over but it's still going on at other schools, so a couple firms may be looking to pick up 3rd years
by jingosaur
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Corporate lateraling up
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Corporate lateraling up

honestly I think it all just depends on the economy and the practice areas need for bodies So much this. My firm's busier groups will take laterals from pretty much anywhere if they have even a whiff of relevant experience (but many start over as first years or lose a year or two). Our more stagnan...
by jingosaur
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Biglaw cell phones
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Biglaw cell phones

My firm gives me the option. I use 2 phones. At least gives my a symbolic separation of my work and personal life.
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 126370

Re: Skadden and peer firms Baker McKenzie and Schulte Roth to hours contingent bonus!

cfcm wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:34 pm
James Baxter wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:48 pm
What are we going to blow our bonuses on?

I’m thinking watch.
Going to get my Aunt Sallie something real nice.
I'm gonna do the same for my Aunt Sofie. Well I guess she's Aunt Mohela now.