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Hi- does anyone have insight to the MD-P role at BCG? Culture; comp structure; is it truly a partner role like in B4 or more like MD at ACN (minus the public part). Any insights would be greatly appre… more

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Founder & CEO for a technology consulting firm for 4 years, started from scratch &got two investors that put 250K of their personal pocket. I am 40%, partner 2 is 35% (promised to be CTO then … more

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Moved to industry about 18 months ago. At first it was good because I was running my own projects and my boss was not really involved. Now we’re doing a big transformation and I have to work closely… more

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How the culture at Accenture vs Deloitte, being offered a pretty sr role. And very establishd at D, but would give me a large p&l and true global role. Anything to consider or advice would be appr… more

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Why do monthly checkpoints with senior leaders always feel like a confessional/interrogation? These guys aren’t even involved in operations anymore and try to give me advice I didn’t ask for but not g… more

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Those in MD roles or non-pensionable roles - what’s the retirement nest egg you are targeting (excluding the residential home)? And if you are targeting early retirement.

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What has been the worst exit you know off for an MBB partner? Expecting some funny replies hoping for some serious ones as well.

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How do you manage to time the interview process when speaking with multiple companies? I have one offer and in slower talks with two other firms. Obviously it’s tempting to accept the offer I have whi… more

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Got an offer from Genpact.
Worth joining?
How's the culture there?
Any advice on moving up within Genpact?

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Am I being smart or am I being dumb for sticking it out in a PE-owned firm? Below market comp (~20%)/weak benefits, but genuine growth in building something. May get a bit of change when there is a tr… more

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Hoping in this bowl I can get some solid recommendations for an African Safari trip for my family, including teens. Places and tour operator recommendations would be super helpful! Thank you in ad… more

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Is anyone familiar with ZRG partners? If so, what has been your experience?

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What is the % of people on bench that your firms assume is the minimum you need to run the business in BAU mode ?

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Hasn’t been much chatter here about the Deloitte reorg news. Is this perceived as a big deal, or more of a way to gut the multiple layers of global internal staff and high-level partners who haven’t e… more

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Perhaps unusual for this to happen at our level, but what would you do if you have just joined a firm and another offer popped up out of the blue that is better? Stick it out, or bounce, and how does… more

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With the stock market doing well right now - anyone else also fantasizing about accelerating early retirement to get out of this role faster than anticipated?

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Any good accountants you would recommend in Miami?

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Thoughts on Trinity Life Sciences for partner roles? They are PE owned which worries me a little.

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Recommendations for good Executive Recruiters for Partner level positions?

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I’m a 4th year partner at MBB, doing just fine, but I want to explore what else is out there. I haven’t interviewed for a new job and “told my story” for over a decade, and I’m not sure exactly what o… more

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No offense to anyone here, but thoughts on folks putting “MBA” in their signature? I’ve noticed folks who do this tend to be insecure and difficult to work with so I see it as a bit of a red flag. Any… more

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Just moved from W2 to K1. Understand there are 20% QBI exemption in tax calculations. How does that work out and how do partners use it to reduce tax liability- just curious?

Will talk to a tax profess… more

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Is anyone having fun at their jobs these days? Asking sincerely.

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Ive had to take time away from the office for medical reasons lately, and the thing is, I feel guilty about it. Like I’m leaving my team in a lurch. It’s been a few days here and there, and when it h… more

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Y2 Partner here, with a small, strong team that I built from the ground up. We are 30 ppl incl. 2 Directors. We have our niche and are creating value.

My Vertical Leader wants to do some consolidation within my vertical and b… more

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There’s a lot going on in the world of audit/consulting atm - PE buy ins, end of the Partnership model, cost led org restructuring, a stagnant advisory market - yet ACN’s share price has risen ~50% in the last 1… more

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Thoughts on the Deloitte restructuring?

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Has anyone explored going to PE as a partner?

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what kind of payout are partners getting in these PE- consulting/audit transactions (GT, BDO)?

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Has anyone started a side business (excluding real estate) in addition to your day job?

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I'm a 2nd year consulting partner, 35 YO. Had a great first year and 2nd year not so much, I feel like I'm getting burnt out already and find it to be a very lonely role. Nearly all my "… more

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I am looking for partners who can refer me. Not sure what technology consulting companies are hiring at PPMD levels?

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Looking for salary ranges, expectations and negotiating MD salary on the business consulting side at Accenture. Likely MD3 or 4 level. High COLA. Thanks in advance

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Anyone willing to share your experiences with AlixPartners? Currently a tech consulting partner in a large firm. How mature is their technology consulting practice and quality of talent? What’s the… more

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Do any of you feel like you have genuine friends within the senior levels of this industry? Our circle of PMD is fairly small once you take into account our circle of influence within the industry/sec… more

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Recruiter reached out about C suite role. I sent my CV but was told it wasn’t ATS friendly and was asked to put it in that format. My first response was, WTF, this is C suite but I set my ego aside an… more

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I hate sales!

I just hate it. Prospecting, Credentializing, Competing, Following-Up, etc. I feel like most of being a Partner is about constantly getting in front of clients and convincing them by being somewhat a… more

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What firms out there are hiring partner level roles? My impression is that hiring continues to remain largely frozen…

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Alvarez & Marsal Thoughts on the outlook at Alvarez & Marsal? Is it a good culture and place to be - or is the years long reputation around being sharp elbows, eat what you kill, eat what you bill… more

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