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the firm, but also what works for my career and my general job satisfaction.” Compensation • “Matching NY bonus scale in salary and bonus up to a certain point, but senior associates (beyond the lockstep range) make less in bonus than more junior associates.” • “Proskauer always meets market, and I’m very happy with it.” • “Would be nice to see us match the higher scale for senior associates.” • “Associates are compensated at the market rate, and have been consistently for years—bonuses too.” Quality of Work • “Interesting and challenging work, lots of responsibility, and mostly reasonable partners. It’s a combination of single plaintiff/smaller value cases and more complicated or class/ collective action matters.” • “Very interesting high-profile work for awesome clients. You are encouraged to be proactive and take initiative on deals to
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277 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition PROSKAUER ROSE LLP the extent you feel comfortable, so as long as you’re not the kind of person who sits on their hands, you’re able to take on the work that’s appropriate for you.” • “Work is about as good as I can expect to have in my field, and we generally work on cutting-edge issues and tend to avoid any kind of low-level or easy work (though with our fee bills, we almost have to do the work we do). I feel I am continuing to learn all the time and every time I do a deal, I feel a new issue comes up I never considered. As a senior associate, I am basically fully in charge of the deal from the intercreditor relationships, primary credit docs, down to ensuring it closes and generally only interact with the Partner early on and closer to closing. I feel I have a lot of freedom and am doing work at or even above my level still, even as an eighth year.” • “We get the full range of work. Since the group is growing so much, associates will take on any level of work that they can handle.” Training & Mentoring • “Both formal and informal mentoring is offered and taken seriously.” • “There is no shortage of department-wide and firm-wide training, sponsorship, and mentorship opportunities. The management team recognizes the value of personal growth, practical training, and internal networks, and often finds ways to create programs and events that promote all three goals. Relatedly, associates are not crucified for having aspirations outside of the firm; rather than deterring associates from pursuing their passions, the firm embraces them and finds ways to stay connected, no matter where their careers might take them. It’s this kind of pragmatic thinking that fosters an environment where associates can feel free to explore, learn, and grow.” • “The best part of the training is the mentoring program. The firm takes it seriously. Mentors are given a budget to take mentees out to lunch every month and talk. Much of our training comes from mentoring.” • “PR is light on formal training, but that’s because the
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