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,...

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