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Is $750k+ for MD at big4 realistic? I’m late enough in my career where buy-in to partner doesn’t look like it makes sense.

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Any partners use PR firms to raise personal profile? My firm's PR org is worthless and focuses on generic tactics that haven't worked since the 80s. I specialize in a highly technical and nua… more

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How many of you donate to your alma mater? How much per year?

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Fellow Big 4 partners who have switched to using outside tax advisor (instead of your firm’s) ... What benefits have you experienced? One of my family acquaintances has his own practice for high net w… more

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Folks quick poll. Did your firm allowed consultants to expense meals during working from home CoVid Phase. A) No B) Yes - passed it on to client c) yes - Didn’t pass it on to clients d) Yes, selective… more

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Partner Team - looking to engage a career coach / consultant to help craft profiles (online and offline). Someone I can work immediate term to have LI / profile refreshed, and work longer term on othe… more

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Leaders, Could you share your thoughts, that you are willing and able to share, regarding: 1. How are your clients viewing post-Covid in-office work? 2. How do you think expectations for face-to-face … more

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Can someone explain the IBM GBS partner compensation model ? (Band D)

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Has anyone ever „faked“ having an offer from the competition? I have seen fellow Partners who resigned to join the competition being offered a higher base salary and guaranteed bonus at a higher level… more

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Anyone know if Kearney just introduced a new level called “Associate Partner” and why?

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For a 3rd/4th year partner at a consulting firm, going over to Microsoft to be a part of their business sales team (not consulting), what’s an appropriate level to consider?

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Just started a discussion with a McKinsey recruiter for their Direct Elect Partner entry. What does the process look like after this first “informal” discussion?

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Alix partners - what does a Day in the Life look like for alixpartners managing director? How do they impact their clients? What are the highs and lows generally?

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I’m a newish Partner in a mid-sized firm. We have had different comp approaches (global pool, 70-30, 50-50 global /region) over the years. I learned that over the last 10-12 years the Americas have … more

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Can I ask a slightly different question regarding the compensation - does your firm have a cap on the partner compensation? I am likely to make much less as I am a 2nd year partners, although the book… more

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Ok attempt 2 at demystifying partner comp: This Q is going to spark some debate. Are the following ranges for average comp for partner with 2-3 YOE accurate? (Not meant to diminish any firms!) Grou… more

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Partner community, it’s interesting to see so much opacity and variation around partner comp...for the benefit of the community at large, do you mind sharing; (1) company, (2) Years as Partner / Equi… more

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I'm an Accenture Managing Director considering a move to Deloitte. I've got 15 - 20 yrs possibly left in my career. Any thoughts on Managing Director vs Principal?

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What is the earning potential of a MD at KPMG?

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Have any of you invested in or considered Equity Estates (or something like it)? I’m thinking about it and would appreciate feedback.

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Are partners in your firm being asked to put D&I goals in their personal performance plans? I’m being told that we are committed to some external standard/ranking of D&I “participation” by p… more

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How do the pension schemes for partners/principals compare across the B4? At Deloitte, until a few years ago, it was 1% of high five per year up to 25 years. Now, I believe the partners have to contri… more

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For those in a niche space, what are some ways of avoiding the news that you’re interviewing elsewhere from leaking? I’m in a niche consulting area with a fair amount of people playing musical chairs.

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Whats the total comp for a new MD or a Principal at b4? What’s the breakdown?

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What are some "best practices" for lateral hire on-boarding? For those lateral hires, what worked well and what do you wish worked better? How long before you hit your stride in your new… more

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Overall, is it worth becoming a partner with B4 if your run at that level will be only 5-7 years?

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Are there exit ops at companies like, say, Google that actually pay partner money? It’s hard for me to believe that companies like that are matching partner pay even with equity comp.

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What's the md comp like in Accenture for Europe? Not finding out whatsoever in dialogue and asked to give my number. Would be great to know ballpark. It's practice lead (cloud)

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What is the Partner culture at McKinsey like right now? I am considering making a lateral move.

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What are some good questions to ask your interviewer (post recruiter screen) when interviewing for a partner/MD position? Appreciate the support.

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Can someone provide some insights on Accenture culture under Sweet’s leadership? On the surface seems that she does great in elevating her profile in the market. From the outside looks good for “let t… more

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What’s the typical severance package for a B4 equity partner? Asking for a friend. 😁

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Why is comp shrouded in mystery at B4? Trying to figure out where I am on the totem pole. I’m a 6th year tech partner making 800k. Where are you?

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How do you lead and inspire others when you’re depressed or lacking inspiration?

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Husband (Snr Principal) has just started working with a new partner who has joined his firm. New partner is a complete nightmare and routinely makes the entire team do all nighters to amend decks- des… more

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Has anyone heard about High Rise Network - (exec networking group). they have been reaching out for membership. Is it worth it?

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For the NJ Partners here - what’s a good upscale suburb to move to from NYC? Have been hearing about Short Hills, Summit, Chatham, Livingston, Montclair, etc. any others? Clearly schools important

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Partners - how does your firm incentivize Partners to collaborate and bring the best of your firm's thinking to each account without getting into a turf war? Why would a Partner at your firm reac… more

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Every other week, I think of leaving B4 Partnership and do something different like working for a big tech or a startup or even start my own business. I am not too much worried about sacrificing my ye… more

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