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Looking for advice to improve thought structure and be more top down. I am an S, super detail oriented, and a bottoms-up thinker. I’ve tried a lot but tend to go into my default state when anxious or … more

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How do you give feedback to EM/ED as a BA, like you’re obviously there for a reason, anything I say would just be stylistic preference. Any examples would be appreciated!

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Anyone knows MCK policy for military leave in US-annual training? Are the two weeks paid by the firm? Where can I look it up?

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Recovery stories from issues rating to not getting a CTL?

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People who struggled with “attention to detail”....how did you overcome this?

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Serious Q: How do you stay motivated on a project you don’t care about?

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If you leave for Bschool as a BA and come back after, is the timeline to EM faster?

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How can I be faster at Excel and PPT? Started in January but still finding myself working kind of manually.

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Newbie here. Trying to understand the weekly hours at the firm. Could you please reply with your average weekly hours worked

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Has anyone non-integrative been able to get b school sponsored? Am I screwed 😪

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If you take business school sponsorship, do you have to stay an integrative consultant for the two year payback period? Or can you transition into other internal roles and still have it paid off?

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Im up to get a new work laptop- any recommendations on the model? Im in the US and ideally want something light

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First study after getting designated EM didn’t go as well. Took the study in a rush and I knew from the get go it won’t set me up for success. Asked to roll off 3 weeks in. Took some time off and bee… more

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What is “top down written communication”? ED just said that’s my biggest developmental area...

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Does firm has discounts for the economist subscription?

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1+2 associate in Ops, not feeling excited about the work I've done so far (RTS, procurement, supply chain planning), hoping to switch to generalist, but have no idea where to start, any advice who… more

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What are the main things I should get to know about the client and the study on my first day? What questions should I dig into with my EM and/or ED?

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Any other INFPs out there? I don’t come across many; wondering how you are coping with this ESTJ world?

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What does the growth look like in PE (investment roles, not ops/strategy roles) compared to McKinsey? Are promotions more competitive? Also any plugs for PE firms with good culture?

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