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Any EY Partners care to shed light on Partner pension plan payouts? Is it tenure based?

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I am a sr. Principal at a T1 firm where I don’t see a growth path to an equity partner. I am considering either of: A) transition to another T1 firm as a sr principal and strive for an equity partner … more

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Anyone participate in private consults through organizations like Atheneum?

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Any folks here ever take “garden leave” or cooling off leave where your company pays your a salary during the non compete period? If so, can you literally just quit the job and they still have to pay … more

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Any insights on Accenture Strategy first year MD base and TC? Supply chain practice, coming in from B4. Location NYC or Toronto, if it matters and differs significantly across countries.

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Is ACN L2 base is 650-700 truly realistic? I’m hearing 7’s but not sure if that’s VEIP of $200k+$500k and just misleading by placement firm to entice me to have a conversation. L2 package insights… more

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Considering a role at PWC. Currently Principal Director at Accenture Strategy & consulting. May get an offer as Level 3 Director. Should I push for MD or it is okay? How does is compare? TIA.

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Accenture to PWC Strategy&. Operations consulting. 4 yr MD at Accenture. Mid 40s. Good move or no? Push for direct entry partner or MD?

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Any practical tips on how to improve executive presence, especially in zoom meetings?

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Considering a move from PwC to Accenture Strategy. Anyone who has made the move (or considered doing so) able to share their perspectives (e.g., Partner/MD culture & collaboration, strength of sta… more

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Anyone that works in portfolio operations or turnarounds looking or know anyone looking for someone to help get stuff done and be a junior exec in training? Would appreciate a connect

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FSI partners - any perspective on State Street’s Alpha platform? Has legs or too late to the party?

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How many of your clients outsource procurement to BeeLine? What is the key to structuring a deal in their process without getting screwed / what do I need to look out for?

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Have an offer to join McK as "Expert." Currently AP. Is it worth the step back?

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Any of you ever been part of a major personal or professional scandal? How did you manage it with your firm?

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Reviewing an offer letter and see terms around non-compete and garden leave. The terms state they will pay 50% of salary for the term of the required garden leave. Is this a standard %? Should I negot… more

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Fellow partners, I am evaluating an MBB offer to move to South East Asia (Singapore). Would you be able to give me an approx comp ballpark? (Eg 1st year comp and trajectory). Happy to DM if that’s ea… more

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I am considering moving from an MBB to the strategy arm of a B4- S&/ EYP/ Monitor/ KPMG? Anyone made the switch and could share perspectives? Thank you.

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I feel a little crazy saying this, but more money at this point doesn’t resonate. I see a ton of exit planning and boomerang threads here, but I’d take a 50% pay cut (or a 50% raise) for an exciting r… more

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Any Partners here that boomeranged from industry? What level did you leave and come back at? What did you learn in your time in industry? And what made you come back?

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Does anyone belong to Chief? Would love perspectives…

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Got an offer for MD role @ D - looking at 5 or 6 years until retirement, but D pension vests over 10 Anyone have any experience in negotiating vesting period?

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Financial Advisors - any recommendations? Equitable (formerly AXA) called and said they were already working with other partners in my firm and when I asked for a reference from my firm they went sile… more

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For those who have gone through a divorce. How is alimony and child support paid? Is my employer notified by the court and paycheck then garnished or do I pay ex-wife via account transfers on my own?

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When do you typically use a lawyer for salary package negations. MD considering leaving Accenture. Wonder if this is something I should line up.

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Any of you use a career coach? Back in the day I found talking to my b-school career coach really useful in deciding between companies and jobs. I'm wondering if an executive career coach is worth… more

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Offered a role at a major bank with the expectation that I am going to be groomed to be the COO in about 18 months. Do I fight on comp now (about 5% less than I make now) or wait it out and get a mid-… more

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Moving from B4 to MBB, having the comp discussion tomorrow. What % increase should I ask for it to make sense? I’m in cruise control at my firm right now so this is a big change for me. Not looking… more

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What was your total comp for your first year as a partner?

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FirmX recruiter reached out, asked for a time. I gave the slot. They sent an invite, and without notifying me, included a Partner from FirmX. I worked with this Partner when they were at my CurrentF… more

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Great travel jokes, because hey - we need them too. "I think the gate agent at the airline's check-in just threatened me. They looked me dead in the eye and said, 'Window or aisle?' … more

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Accenture salary

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Anyone else struggle to get traction early on in partner years? Young partner, had an awesome first year, but second year has been rough without line of sight into how I'm going to make my year. … more

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Has anyone here dealt with adult ADHD? I have a few coping mechanisms that allow me to be high functioning but def deal with insecurities seeing my peerset so on the ball. Curious if any of us have de… more

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Thoughts on term life insurance as an investment / tax base reduction vehicle?

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At what age do big 4 firms tend to push out or encourage retirement of MDs. It seems Partner is around 60, firm claims MDs have no mandatory retirement age - but there aren’t any 60+ MDs I see around… more

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Do any of your firms have a Chief Revenue Officer in title and/or practice? What’s the reaction from clients to a role like that if it’s external facing?

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How much of an increase in benefits in would you be willing to accept to move to industry? Good role but not the dream.

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