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Doing super well at my current firm (niche, yet a formidable leader in area or work). Was fast tracked to Partner. Running global portfolio. Will comfortably make $ targets. Built a new practice groun… more

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My husband and I are both partners in consulting, both in the same sector (but different firms). When we first met, I thought it would mean we understood each other better. As the years have gone on, … more

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After over 10 years with my current firm, starting to look at other options. Looking for advice from anyone who has made the move after a long stint. First discussion is with Deloitte tomorrow. Apprec… more

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Genuine question. How do you feel about a looming recession? What are you ways to prepare for it? What are you telling your teams?

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Hi all - wanted to connect / get thoughts re EY Strategy & transactions. Considering a role at the firm, and wanted to get your perspective on direct admit partner integration, and how things may… more

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How do I make the jump from B4 and top 10 accounting firm to MBB? MD expecting Partner promotion in 1 year. In business technology consulting. Let me know anyone have some referrals.

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Any tips about getting invited to join non profit boards?

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Newly Promoted MD L4 here - 15 YoE in Operations. Do MBBs hire from Accenture and Big 4s at this level? What is the process?

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I’m having a tough time figuring out why I work so hard for so much money. I live a wonderful middle class life, have college paid off for all my kids, have great vacations, contribute to great causes… more

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I feel like I am paying way too much in income taxes. I live in high state tax state so it adds up. What are some creative ideas to minimize my tax liabilities? MD here, so salaried employee.

Close to getting an offer from D. MD with non equity track. Was told non equity partners get base plus 20-30% bonus. HR asked what are my sal expectations. They also said my base will be around existi… more

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I'm in late stages of switching from a very small and specialized boutique to one of the larger T2s. Was told that final step will be a presentation of my case to a hiring committee. The process a… more

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Any insights on joining Publicis as an associate managing director? Lateral hire experience? Compensation? Time to managing director? Thanks!

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Does anyone take section 179 tax benefit for cars weighing >6000lbs?

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Any British partners working in the USA here? I’m thinking of investing in uk property for the long term and wanted to know how people do it?

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I feel like there are very few single MDs or Ps in B4. Being a single MD (M) is weird especially when all PMDs talk about kids and all that.

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In the process of switching companies, T2 to T2. What is a typical sign-in bonus for junior partner? Base and performance bonus seems fair, but I feel like there should be some sweetener for the switc… more

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I’m a PMD and a senior manager on my team is getting married next year. I’m not sure what the right protocol is here and would love some advice 1) his trip overlaps with a vacation planned with a few … more

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What's the MBB partner median TC in India? Is there a significant difference in junior vs. a new senior partner

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What does entry level MD comp look like at AFS?

Friend of mine is looking at a SM role there and is trying to project potential salary.

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I believe EY partners by now have received the deal offers. What the view? Are you guys going ahead with the split?

Principal at T2, with strong chances of promotion to equity partner. Recently invited for interviews at BCG for principal / partner role (they said undecided) - two times the interviewer didn’t show … more

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Curious what others risk tolerance / budget is for primary housing expense. Currently looking at houses and what I ‘can’ afford according to the math feels like way more house than I ‘should’ buy. For… more

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What $ targets does your firm have for Y1, Y2 Partners?

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Recently single with three kids under the age of 10. Ex is nowhere to be found. I have a daytime nanny but am really struggling to find someone for overnights when I’m on the road. As you know our cli… more

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MD comp at A&M for restructuring?

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Partner promotion splurge go!

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Any partners think of leaving early, even if it shortcuts retirement benefits? Tired of the grind and being treated like an employee.

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Why do Principals at Deloitte have (Equity partner) on their title. Who cares?

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Is it true that IBM VP is higher role than IBM Partner?

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Thoughts on introducing an RSU-type retention construct for non-partner staff at management consulting firms?

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Prep for AWS BD interview with hiring manager - what else to prep beyond LPs?

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Are aggressive non-competes show stoppers for direct admit partners at MBB & T2? I'm a partner at a small boutique firm and we have very tight non-competes. Biggest issue is a 9 month period b… more

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How do you manage money with your partner? Struggling - every year our spending increases 15%+. None of it is extreme when viewed in isolation (few pure luxury goods), but all the $100 decisions add… more

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I have lately been thinking about slowing down and spending more time with the family.. what are the ideal ways to look for exit opportunities? London-based

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Have some time off between jobs and want to take my 4 y/o son on a quick trip (2ish nights) mid week - ideally less than a 2hr flight. Any suggestions? Based in Boston. Was thinking DC (museums, etc) … more

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When I used to work on a pursuit or a project, I used to be extremely excited. Now when I have a new opportunity - I am like "not one more!". Im good at my work, clients love me, I'm clo… more

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Am sure this group can help. Seeking restaurant recommendations for Montreal and Quebec City. Higher end. Thoughts????

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What’s the current Associate Partner comp at Bain?

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