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For partners, can you offer me some benchmarks out there for % base vs bonus and total cash comp on upper end?

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Is anyone dealing with marital issues during these tough Covid times or is it only me? 41/M/NYC here.. married 5yrs

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Out of all the big 4, KPMG seems to have the least tech focus in advisory, hardly come across them in any pursuits in digital, front office space. Do others share the same observation? any perspectiv… more

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I'm with a big 4 and contemplating a move to Accenture to get more tech focused. Does Accenture pay anywhere close to big 4 partner comps?

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Pretty far along on Big4 direct partner admit. What does 800 units mean? 800k annual salary and how does that get paid out? Thanks in advance

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Does any one know how Accenture Strategy MD comp compares to Big 4 partner comp? Was approached by KPMG Strategy for a Partner role and am wondering if it’s worth exploring.

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Anyone here divorced after 25+ years of marriage with adult children? Or alternatively decided not to? Would appreciate some perspectives on why you decided to do or not do it, and how things went, if… more

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How do firms think about bonus in years women have maternity leave? Do they make you “whole”? Or do they keep averaging lower revenue delivery into your comp,bonuses and review?

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Has anyone gone the direct entry principal route for EY? Any advice on the process? offer parameters? Ease of transition? Currently with another B4 and have been in the partnership for 7 years. Wasn’… more

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Hi 🦈 - someone in my network (industry but not a client) is recommending I apply for a certain job at their company. That position is mid-management, needs half my experience, and pays half my salary… more

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I fear I am highly underpaid - at $193k base usually, $155k with current indefinite pay cut, but likely to promote to Partner next year. Do I wait for promo to Partner to then negotiate pay increase … more

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Boutique firm (n=30) and the founder is considering a term sheet from a investor looking to acquire 30%. It's an decent payday for non founding partners & a retirement package for the founder … more

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When handing your notice and leaving to a competitor, did people on senior ranks (principals/partners) have to immediately hand in company laptops, phones, etc? Were you released from your work with c… more

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3rd year MD in talks for P next year. Rose through the firm young and quick, so feel relative base comp low at $325K. $5-$6M in sales every year for last 3-4. Stay and take P or move to another B4 and… more

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Are others seeing nepotism in candidates during recruiting that is counteracting diversity and inclusion efforts? How are you keeping the motivation to continue fighting for equality? Feeling very dis… more

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Can partners be an insurance agent for non audit clients?

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In the realm of everything going on, this seems trivial buthere goes. Any recos for a non-Amex personal card that has miles or hotel points, a limit of at least $25k and a $100-200 fee?

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What’s the partner to employee ratio at your firm? Also what’s the revenue target/ expectation?

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The UK government has been heavily criticised for using so many consultants including senior partners on high per diems. Yet this slide and others like it were in the prime minister’s prime time TV briefing yesterday.

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Considering a move from Partner in a boutique to Deloitte as MD. Final round negotiations going on. What are typical targets and comp structures at D?

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Thinking of leaving B4 for Slalom. Pros/cons outside of the B4 pension benefits I would be walking away from.

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I am a 5th year Partner in B4 Advisory. Doing well in terms of goals/metrics. Got off the grid two years early. No complaints about the total comp. I have a decent team to work with. Some challenges w… more

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Has anyone been approached by Korn Ferry? Any sense of comp at ACP versus SCP level?

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Anyone have experience building a custom home from scratch, getting a lot, architect, GC, etc.? Looking for any guidance as a first timer...

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Ok consulting partner community ... let’s talk consulting industry structure ... 1. How long before big-4 become big-3? 2. Other major moves?

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How real is this? Any tax Ps that have done their homework?

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Capex spend vs Opex. Running into challenges with client (IT sponsor) who wants to tag everything to Capex, but we keep running into roadblocks with the client finance person who rejects the PO reques… more

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I have a rookie question. After many years of filling out snapshots I am now a little confused on how to solicit feedback on my performance now that I’ve been promoted to managing director. Guidance?

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MBB folks - what's the AP/Principal salaries at your firm vs Y1 Partner? I've seen some threads where first year partners suggested they make lesser in Y1 than Principal. Curious to hear how b… more

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That kind of an afternoon. Was on vacation last week, missed a client email in the inbox trash pile. Client sends a follow-up email saying they’ve got money and want to start a new project asap, sol… more

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About to retire and planing to downsize. My home is now worth ~4m and its outrageous to think that realtors would charge me 6% in fees ~$240k. Should I list by owner? Can I negotiate down realtor fe… more

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Have been considering a transition into portfolio operations, does anyone have any advice or wisdom on best ways to do so?

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Which firms require partners who are being considered for senior partner to write a PowerPoint stating their case?

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Isn’t it ironic how firm leaders who never seem to rotate out of their roles and back to the practice full time emphasize the importance of leadership roles being rotational? 🤔

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Parent partners - how do you get help for your children while being able to take care of your business? Au pairs? Nannys? Family? Wife is pregnant with our first and trying to formulate a support … more

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Anyone have a financial advisor that they really like and have had success with?

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Newly promoted MD of which I am excited about and worked very hard to earn. I don’t feel as treated yet as a part of a peer group with other PPMD’s in my account need advice

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Folks, planning to buy an investment property in Florida. Where will you advice? Don’t want to spend more than 500k. Also I haven’t done the entire property management yet. What would be your advice?

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New partner. Appreciate the general advice in the recent thread. I feel I have a good handle on my market, and have a path for my numbers that is pretty obvious. I’m curious what are things you would … more

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