Partner One

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Partner 1 and other Partners offer their sage advice.

Advice for someone 3-5 yrs into consulting, who loves the client element and the type of work... but is starting to feel slowdown in growth and not interested in subject area? I feel like the firm doe… more

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How are you hold up in terms of driving new initiatives with the same energy as “normal times”? Personally I’m struggling to stay motivated and sense that my leadership is also going through the motio… more

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Partners, do you like when new hires setup networking calls with you? Does it eat into your busy schedule or are you always interested in connecting with new folks who are willing to learn?

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Do Income Partners get compensated the same as equity partners? Do they receive the pension and all of that as well?

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Why would a partner leave the Firm if they make good money and have a pension waiting?

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What is KPMG's parental leave policy for partners versus employees (MDs and below)? Trying to plan life and figure out if it makes a difference to have a child before or after one makes partner i… more

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Are you the partner that brings in 12m/year from 9 clients 4 of which are new or 20m/year from 2 clients who are long standing key accounts that you didn’t bring to the firm but are a key person for?

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Partners involved in recruiting/HR work: Do online psychometric exams (focused on situational judgement or personality) actually work better than behavioral interviews?

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Looking for advice: would you stay in partner pipeline at Big 4 or move to one of the MBBs as a principal? I am hearing that with Big 4 getting into strategy more, MBBs will be obsolete soon thoughts?

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Looking for advice. In partner pipeline at B4, have been a bit strung along in terms of exactly when and have been told this year is not my year either. I’d like to leave, but I’m in the process of...

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Partners - would be annoyed if your Directors/Senior Managers/Managers consistently reach out to you for work when things are slow on your end? (Once a week or 2x / week)?

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Hi. Please for the love of god stop saying something “should only take x hours”. It never does! Ever! You guys suck at forecasting work, and for every additional one of you on the thread, add 30% to… more

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I am 5th year SM and hope to be a partner by next year or so. In my early 40s with young kids.. so thinking about my next move and WLB. I am being approached by Recruiters from large tech companies wi… more

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Partners/SMs in the Bay Area - Manager here and I’m finding it hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. What made you stay the course versus exit to Big Tech? Also, is it really worth the life … more

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I am insecure and shows through at work ( consistently need feedback ) and wonder if any one here felt the same way some point in his/her career and how did you overcome it?

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Have any partners chosen to buy health insurance on the open market instead of through their firm? I’m new to the partnership and with a spouse and kids, I could get a decently comparable plan for sig… more

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Deloitte question: I was told today that i am “in”and that the business case is being made for my hire but the P&L owner of the business has approved me already, business case and subsequent conve… more

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Fellow 🐠 - What qualities would you look for in a junior practitioner (0-5 years experience)? I’m updating a JD and would appreciate your collective inputs. TIA

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Any Big 4/MBB Partners moved to Alvarez & Marsal / AlixPartners recently? What has your experience been like? I’m not a Partner yet but on track and have been approached by both A&M and Alix s… more

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Starting negotiations with Deloitte Digital for P/MD role. Any tips? Things to ask for? Things I should know?

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Partners: what are you thoughts on MBAs (target school)? Is it truly worth it? Do you have one? When is the optimal time to get one? I graduated UG in 2016 and am considering applying for a start of… more

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Left B4 to join boutique shop & struggling with sales. Even contacts I've known for decades who trust me are hesitant about bringing a new firm in. With new accounts B4 biz card used to get … more

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What’s the highest amount you’ve heard of a partner getting paid who wasn’t in a senior leadership role? Big 4 or MBB?

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Got the call today about promotion - super excited for this next leg. Also a bit nervous given performance expectations and the market right now. I know things will improve and I'm in a great serv… more

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What does a Senior Manager need to do to make a Partner case at Big4? How long do they need to do it? I heard a 3-5 M book of business over 3-5 years is the rule of thumb.

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Anyone know the structure of a MD/Partner role at Deloitte Digital? Ranges? Signing bonus? Thx!

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Team, has anyone had success with any executive resume and linked in profile services that you would recommend.

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How much does a partner have to bring/ expected to bring in annual sales roughly to make ~$1M in salary? Is there a target you have to meet?

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Can anyone tell me about partnership buy in for big 4 (particularly strategy) vs. Bain, BCG or McKinsey? How much do you pay to buy into the partnership, and to what extent are you stuck once you buy … more

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Do most partners want to be in firm leadership roles without delivery responsibilities? At my firm, the US Consulting People Leader seems to have the best job - visits accounts all across the US, repr… more

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I know some of you may not be old enough to answer a question like this, but any of you start your careers in the 80s? I ask this because during an internship I had a year ago I met an older guy who w… more

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Advice you would have given your younger self?

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Dead Partners :) there is a debate going on the PwC bowl about logging actual hours worked vs budgeted hours in timesheets. It’s a frequent topic and In my 8 yrs in consulting most people I have met h… more

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Started career in consulting, went to industry, now back in consulting as a senior industry expert. No sales targets. Being heavily recruited by another firm to join as a partner and build a practice… more

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Is buying in to partnerships still a thing?

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Stupid question - do Big4 partners receive pension for their lifetime from the firms? If yes then how do our firms afford it?

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Serious question. As equity, does it concern you employing individuals that live paycheck to paycheck? People that would do anything to keep their job first and foremost where improving returns to equ… more

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Any fish depend on Wells to meet their numbers? What are your thoughts on Charlie’s and Saul’s third party spending cuts? Is this temporary? Will it work or won’t work?

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What do partners hope to gain from an exit interview?

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