How to Evaluate If the Offer is Good? | BCGSearch.com

Need Help? Call 800-298-6440

How to Evaluate If the Offer is Good?

By
Question:
I need your help with how to best negotiate an offer I have. I am a third-year corporate associate focusing exclusively on mergers & acquisitions. I have an offer from another firm to join their corporate securities practice. Because I've focused on M&A, I don't have any real securities experience yet, but I think I can get up to speed pretty quickly, and based on what I know, I think I'll enjoy securities more than M&A. I got my offer last week, and the firm wants to bring me in as a first-year associate at a much lower salary than my current job. Their justification is that I don't have the experience of a third-year securities associate. Does that make sense, or are they being cheap? (C.C., New York)
Related Articles

The Only Three Questions Law Firms Evaluate Applicants By

A law firm is only concerned with three questions when they evaluate applicants. Learn what these three questions are in this article....


Top 10 Reasons Most General Practice Firms Have No Idea How to Hire and Evaluate Patent Attorneys

Patent attorneys are in higher demand in today's technology-driven world, but some firms are still not sure how to hire them....


Analyzing the Offer: A Questionnaire and Worksheet

Congratulations! You have successfully interviewed at a law firm, and now you have an offer to show for it! This questionnaire and worksheet is intended to assist you with a thorough analysis of the...


Don't Let Your Ego Affect Your Offer

Some synonyms for ego include: character, individuality, power, psyche, self-admiration and self-pride. These are all relatively positive words. However, add ''-TISTIC'' to ''ego'' and the synonyms in...


Evaluating a Job Offer Non-financial Issues

[The following question is a composite of several questions asked by several different candidates. The name of the firm has also been changed.]...


2L from Tier 2 School With Offer of Judicial Clerkship

QuestionI have been offered a clerkship with a state court of appeals. Will taking that position enhance my marketability? Currently I am a 2L, top 10%, in a second-tier law school. Thanks for your he...


Now That You Have an Offer — Is It the Right One for You?

The Importance of Making Strategic Lateral Moves Making a lateral move in your legal career is a serious matter. Whereas many industries are accustomed to high turnover and expect job applicants to h...


Should You Accept an Offer from a New Law Firm?

You've spent the last few months updating your resume, working with your recruiter, evaluating firms, and interviewing. Finally, all of the hard work has paid off, and what you have been waiting for h...


Between Offer and Acceptance

If you are like most people, you will be excited when a law firm or other legal employer extends you an offer for a job. Especially if it's your first offer, your only offer, or the offer you were hop...


Play the Waiting Game as an Offer Slowly Winds Its Way Through the Proper Channels, It's Best to Keep Your Cool

You're finishing your second round of interviews. You really enjoyed all the people you met, and can start to see yourself working at this new firm. The excitement is building. As you are ending the i...


 

  
[Top]


Click here to read about the benefits of being part of the BCG Attorney Search Family


Search Jobs

Locations:

Minimum Years of Experience:

Primary Area of Practice:

Firm Type:

Keyword:

 Partner Level Job(s):

Search Now