Partner One

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Partner 1 and other Partners offer their sage advice.

Would like to exit and I’m interested in travel, leisure, retail and consumer sectors. This seems like a bad time to exit into those industries - would you advise against it? FWIW I’m really sick of m… more

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Anyone willing to provide input on what is salary band/range of an MD in Deloitte/ equivalent in other firms?

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Hello partner’s. How much would you estimate your net worth to be when you retire? If you have a target goal, what is it?

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Dear partners. I understand that you make a better margin with contractors. But in times like these, why do we start new projects with contractors while we have absolutely equally qualified people, ou… more

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ACN MDs: would you want me to tell you that I’m planning to (hopefully) jump to an industry director role after I make SM where you’re trying to get your foot in the door? Or keep my mouth shut about … more

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I am 40 this year and just made director. Was in industry for 8 years, post MBA but never joined strategy, a mistake for the short run In hindsight. Need advice on if it’s too old to make EP at some … more

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Strategy Q: We have a strategic strong hold in a specific region that is quite demanding, unappreciative and difficult as a customer. Their requests often take the product on a tangent as they have ve… more

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EY PPEDs, what are your thoughts on the Tech MBA program?

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Layoffs coming?

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Partners and MDs: Do you personally like it or find it flattering when young consultants reach out to you on LinkedIn to network? What can make a good impression vs a bad one? What would prompt you to… more

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How does retirement work at your respective firms for Partners and MD’s? Is there a pension plan for you or a buyout plan? Also if you don’t mind sharing, I would love to understand roughly how signif… more

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What are the best exit opportunities for partners and MDs if you want to get out of consulting?

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How bad is the case of personal vendettas in consulting? How do you go about fighting the same? Is the only option getting out of the current company?

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Partners: What is your take (and your firm’s take) on trump’s ban on H1B, L1 VISAs ? Objectively speaking, are VISA holders true value adds to the firm, country as much as it is expected to be ? What … more

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How much do you take home after taxes every year? Is it true it’s $500k+ a year? 😮

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First year dealing with K1s - How do you all deal with these when filing taxes (in a normal year when tax day is 4/15) given you get them after tax day? Do you finalize your taxes by 4/15, pay what y… more

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Deloitte and EY partners - do you have a minimum contract / project size that is allowed ? Or is it completely at Partner discretion ?

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Partners, what is your magic number (in terms of dollars in the bank), after which you intend to retire?

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Female partners ... is it really worth it? Is it really possible/doable?

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Can someone explain what early retirement means? How does that work if you are a partner?

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Does anyone here have their own foundation? Can you share what the annual compliance costs are?

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Partners, have you ever been recruited by a client and turn it down? If so, were there any repercussions? I am one year from partner and being recruited by a client...looking like they will move quick… more

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Partners: what does it take to move into firm / practice senior leadership roles? (eg., firm CFO) Does it depend on your success as a delivery partner (sales, clients, etc) or on innate administration… more

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Do partners actively look for Exit opps? Be it to other firms or industry?

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What’s your advice to improve one’s executive presence?

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How do you build/ expand client relationships when staffed only 10%-20% on a project? It is not enough to go deep and not enough to stay shallow. Appreciate any advice to manage this better.

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@Partners - How bad 2020 covid-19 down turn is going to get for consulting business?

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Big 4 partners, are you guys still making catalyst hires in Cyber? What’s the best way to show interest without sounding desperate?

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Congrats to all the newly announced PwC partners! 🎊🍾🎉

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Big 4 partners: is there a firm-specific risk to the partner pension, like if the firm were to go under (e.g. Arther Anderson)? I assume you could mitigate this by taking lump sum, and investing, but … more

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Just got laid off. Still trying to process it all...but I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this in any stage of their career and some next steps and coping strategies/advice

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This might be different by firm. Partners, is this a good or bad year to make partner? Comp will likely be lower for P’s next year than, say, two years ago. But will buy-in be lower as well? Is this a… more

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Despite solidarity emails, the many vitriolic posts on here shows that our firms still have a long way to go to grapple with systemic bias. How will leadership reconcile this to take concrete action?

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PwC partners & leaders: Thank you so much 🙏🙏 for leading us by examples and taking a huge cut in the profits for 1. keeping our jobs safe. 2. allowing us to have promotions, performance bonus, m… more

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Partners, other than sales and staff development, what’s a few goals you focus on each year?

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How does a “normal” day look in a partners life?

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Partners, I imagine some of you are older. Do you remember a time of instability such as this in history? How has the media changed over the decades? How are you thinking about the times if at all?

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Deloitte P’s - any candid responses on how lay-off decisions are made? For those that are staffed - surely PPMD on the projects would drive the decision because they know info on the ground ?

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Hey PPMDs. With all that’s happening in our industry, how are you feeling? Appreciate candid responses so we know how leadership feels during times of crisis.

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How important is the number of years that you spent at your firm when you are being considered for partner position?

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