Partner One

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Partner 1 and other Partners offer their sage advice.

Super curious what everybody thinks about Gartner? Thoughts on the firm, etc? Prestige, product, people, culture, exit opps? I’m on my way out. Trying to lateral to big 4/elite boutique (ATK/LEK/OW)

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How do you find time to mentor junior level staffs like analyst? What are aspect of a mentee you look for? What makes you decide that you want to be this person’s advocate?

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Ps, do you notice who does the work? Got lukewarm feedback on a project with a huge team that included 3 Ms with one playing pseudo-Lead as their “slide-building and analysis aren’t as great”

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My father just passed away from COPD and congestive heart failure 1000% attributable to tobacco usage for 50 years. Looking for an attorney willing to take on a a Virginia-based litigation case?

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Hey Big 4 Partners, given independence constraints, I assume you buy investment properties. do you believe this to be superior to buying stocks, and what do you do to educate yourself in this process?

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Hey Partners! How do you stay up to date on current trends/ offerings? How do you find the time to read?

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Do any of you partners still feel like you’re faking it / have imposter syndrome?

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How does one know when one has taken it too far with fake it till you make it?

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Hello! Generally speaking at B4, other than age-related restrictions (being ~50+), what are the factors that typically drive Partner / MD candidates to choose the MD path over the Partner path?

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Biggest pet peeve of more junior staff (Manager and below)? What thing do you wish they would stop doing?

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Partners - how do you keep tabs on your specific clients and markets? Do you find yourself in situations where you wish you knew of a client development sooner (than someone else)?

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Why is staff aug frowned upon? I think it’s easy work with decent $

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I thought this question would be best for partners who’ve been in the industry for awhile...

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Do you think of your technology employees as staff augmentation consultants or not really true consultants as much as contractors?

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Hi, as you were moving up in your career did it require a lot of patience to reach your promotion milestones?

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Partners - please learn to be empathetic and genuine. For you it may be a business decision, but for a lot of people like me - who are in survival mode - your yes or no could change world around.

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Seeking advice on a client/internal politics situation

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Can anyone comment on Slalom compensation for an MD with 3-5yrs experience? Is there equity or all cash?

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When your wife asked where you are and you send her a flight map from flighttracker and she thought you were downstairs in the home office.. And her response is, “Oh, Cool” like it’s no big deal...

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