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Was approached for an L7 job at Amazon. I’m making $1.5m right now. Is it worth even having a discussion?

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Is there a (recent) ex-Accenture MD that took a principal role at Deloitte or PwC be willing to DM? I have started the interview process at these 2 firms and would like to understand compensation, cul… more

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Partners & Principals, If you have offers from couple of big-4 (Deloitte, PWC, EY and KPMG) & also mid tier such as RSM /Grant Thornton etc. What is your advice? It appears the starting sa… more

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My SO is moving from consulting to take an executive role at a F500 company in a couple of weeks. What are a few best practices you would recommend before starting the role? Is it normal to reach out … more

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I’ve received a very nice offer from a competitor consulting but my company will cover it and add more cash bonus on top. How do I politely decline an offer without closing the doors in the future?

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Does anyone know the rough salary range for tech MDs at a tier 1 bank (US based)? I understand that it’s going to be a wide range, I want to get a sense of what the floor and average is. I’m consideri… more

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Deloitte PMDs - does anyone know where to request our non-compete agreement?

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Question for the big-4 partners & principals, relative to the previous years ,was there a big jump in per share or per EPU(earnings per unit) for FY21? associated to operational spend reduction wa… more

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I’m sure this won’t come across well but I have to say it… my husband and I make good money (about $600k combined) and are grateful for it but these Biden tax increases are going to kill us. The trul… more

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I am struggling with motivation. My job is good - it’s interesting and engaging. My health is good - I’m exercising regularly and I feel pretty healthy. Kids good, spouse ok - but I just came off PTO … more

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Considering an imminent offer from Accenture. What is the entry level salary range for a Principal Director (Level 5)?

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Is the tech consulting industry under disruption? How do you think the tech consulting - especially the big4 tech practices will evolve in 5 years time?

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Does anyone have a clue IBM 'band D' pay in Asia? Is it similar to US pay or is it marked down?

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Just made MD at KPMG. What type of pay increase can I expect?

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How do I go about pivoting from customer facing roles to internal roles? My company is too small (health tech). I am burned out on executive relationships, customer facing demands, etc. I really enjoy… more

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I’m curious to know the average hours worked per week at IBM GBS Consulting as an Associate Partner. Anyone has a reference?

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Those who have contributed/evaluated 529 lump sum limit of $75k (5 yr advance) - Are we supposed to contribute entire 75k in one transaction to avoid gift tax etc. or can it be spread over calendar yr… more

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Suggestions from current or past owners: Land Rover Range Rover or Land Rover Range Rover Sports? What would you recommend?

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Big 4, tech consulting, practice lead, 10+ years as a partner. Being approach by MBB for tech consulting partner role. Not worried about network. Well connected in the market. Not afraid of making a c… more

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Anybody with a perspective of the career as Associate Partner at IBM GBS / Consulting? I have some questions: 1. Is it worthy to move from a Big4 to IBM? How feasible is the promotion to Partner withi… more

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Hi Partners, anybody has experience negotiating joining as a partner in Germany on a Big 4 or equivalent 🇩🇪 … What is customary to ask as sign in bonus or relocation package?

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A senior partner is leaving for another firm. He’s been a great coach and always had my back. Want to give him a farewell gift and looking for ideas. Any suggestions or something your colleagues gave … more

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Been told over and over that Consulting Partners don’t get Board positions because they advise, but haven’t “Been there and done that,” need to have been true operators, etc. But yet professors freque… more

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I have the unique opportunity to redesign our firm’s incentive comp model. Today we have a mix of commission and bonus programs. What do you love or hate about your current structure? What would you p… more

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Anyone has Porsche Cayenne? Recommendation for Buy / lease / none?

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How do the pension benefits work for partners/principals at the big 4? Can anyone share details on vesting rules or calculations? I assume it varies from firm to firm…just wanting to understand the di… more

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Any recommendations on great travel agents/planners? How do you plan your trips, find great experiences, get great places to stay? My husband and I both work, but barely have time to plan and are su… more

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What would you do if you didn't have to do this anymore? I'm relatively early in my career (35) and through good timing and good investments have hit been fortunate to pay off my houses fully… more

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I’m in Accenture for 15+ years (Strategy and Consulting). Does anyone know if BCG, McKinsey or Bain hire experienced professionals from EMBAs like McCombs, Mays and GeorgiaTech?

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Joining ZS … what are few things I need to keep in mind to become successful and flourish in the firm? Would like to hear from partners who are direct admits and have been successful at ZS

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On a plane with my kids for the long weekend. Although I don’t want to go back to the multiple cities per week schedule I had before Covid, I can’t believe how energizing it is to travel today. Airpor… more

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If you are happy, make great money, love what you do, are secure, and love the people you work with - what TC increase would it take you to move into what sounds like a great job but has many unknowns… more

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Hi - relatively new partner at EY, one year in and been approached by McKinsey but they are saying that it would be an Associate Partner role. I’m a little taken aback but do I need to be - in the gra… more

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What does your retirement budget look like? Assuming no debt. What is your expected basic minimum expenditures (core life)? And what are you budgeting for fun and luxury? My basic is around 10k a mo… more

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As a Partner or Managing Director, what type of client side roles are our peer roles/exit role opportunities (i.e. Vice President, Sr. Vice President of major Lifesciences or Helathcare company)? Inte… more

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Looking to switch firms. Any Partner hop from one B4 to another? Looking for advice / insights.

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Hey guys! Need advice… I’ll be moving to Spain next year due to my wife’s work… does anyone know how the job market is? Any job leads? Greatly appreciated!

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I don’t plan on retiring at any number. I love this job. I may feel differently later and I may not be capable later but I never worked for the money. I worked for the impact I had on people and their… more

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