Overall scores for associate satisfaction ticked up in most categories in our annual Midlevel Associate Survey. Our survey examined several aspects of job satisfaction for  third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates. They include compensation and benefits, training and guidance, interaction with partners and other associates, the interest and satisfaction level of the work, the firm’s policy on billable hours and management’s openness about firm strategies and partnership chances. Midlevels graded their workplaces on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score. Below, firms with 10 or more responses are ranked by their averages on those questions. The response rate is the percentage of eligible midlevels at the firm who participated in the survey.

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