June 3, 2020
New York, NY
The firm culture is cool. I�ll go out and get drinks with co-workers if there�s a happy hour. At the end of the day it�s still work, but overall I�m happy with it.
I�m happy with my work-life balance; my hours aren�t terrible. There was one project that had pretty brutal hours, but once we had that last meeting, they told us to not come into work the following day. The groups are very accommodating. I can�t speak from experience, but i�d imagine that the team would be supportive if I needed to step away from work for a period of time.
Relationships with manager(s)
I�ve had 3 managers so far, and I�m 2 for 3 on liking their management styles. When you don�t like a specific style, or dont think you can approach them, I try to connect with other members on the team that had been working with that manager for longer periods of time. That way, I could do revisions with them before going to my actual manager.
There are only two black people in my class of 20 or so. There�s a ton of diversity programs. For the most part I�ve felt included in everything. There�s not a lot of diversity, but the Black people are always looking to give back. There�s a program where one day, instead of going to work, you go to another location and hear from a group of Black leaders. The company is definitely aware of the need to support its Black employees. It�s good to see the effort.