Why Senior Associates Hate Their Jobs

Law360, New York (September 6, 2016, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Senior associates dislike their jobs more than just about any other group of lawyers, a new Law360 survey has found, a simmering discontent experts say is caused by a dearth of viable career options due to BigLaw's slim partnership prospects and a finicky lateral market.

Based on their responses to questions in six categories in the 2016 Law360 Satisfaction Survey — compensation, benefits, billable hour requirements, firm leadership, opportunities for advancement and likelihood to look for a new firm in the next year — senior associates ranked fourth out of five groups in terms of job satisfaction, trailing behind junior associates,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Related Sections


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!