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What is the partner buy in amount at D, EY, PwC, KPMG? How many units do you get for the amount? Which year did you make Partner/Principal and how many years did it take for you to break even?

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Going through a bit of a dark period and considering jumping ship. Are there industry options that pay like MD/P and how does one find them? Am starting to put out feelers with some HH but...

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Is it possible to make $1m/yr within your first 5 years at B4/ACN?

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An year back, I interviewed for a senior position with a sr. Partner at a consulting firm. He liked me and set up follow on calls (which got cancelled last minute due to scheduling conflicts). Cont.

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Hi Fishes! What are the partner levels at PWC? What’s the equivalent of level D at Deloitte or level 1 (SMD) at Accenture? Thank you!

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Anyone have a child in Avenues NYC? Thoughts? Worried about English Literacy given they split time with second language immersion. My child is already fluent in Spanish so that is less of a gain.

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Mck fish- I am interviewing with mck for a senior AP role. What behavioural characteristics would my interviewer like?(given the potential cultural differences between the 2 firms)

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Moved across MBBs at senior principal level? Did u have to restart or can u cut a deal to get a promotion in a year or so?

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Looking to explore a post-DC location to settle. Want progressive env with fun nightlife. Proximity to beach or lake req’d. East cost preference due to family. Any recommendations?

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Partner and Associate Director at BCG (expert track partner, no equity)- considering a move to EY partner/ ACN strategy MD. What might the Pros and Cons be?

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Does the 1.1x last year’s taxes rule apply even if it’s your first year making estimated payments? I have some debt I’d rather pay off even if I have to write a big check to the IRS next year but...

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I have heard that PwC rewards tenure lot more over performance. Thoughts?

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Anyone have a good sense of how PWC is on Partner expenses? E.g. able to fly business on all flights? can stay in whichever hotels Partner chooses? or are there specific limits - if so what? Thanks!

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Partner Fishes, what percentage of your revenues/sales do you take home as total gross pay? Interested to see ranges of payout ratios. Don’t have to share what firm. I’ll start: $900K, 22%.

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Anybody having trouble to adjust from the manager job to the supervising a set of managers job? Find it difficult to get the balance right between involvement in cracking the case and giving space

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Big 4 PPMD to Accenture MD - differences? Pros/cons?

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For those who don’t love playing politics but have continued to advance in your organizations, how do you succeed while staying authentic? Worried about falling behind because I don’t “play the game.”

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For B4 equity partner/principals- how do put a value on pension in terms of annual replacement cost and years invested? In conversations with a public firm and need to put a line in the sand for offer

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What are the partner perks at McKinsey (in addition to the compensation of course) - any special things that changed when being promoted from AP to partner?

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Anyone here consider “quitting” in their prime? Both me and wife are doing well in our careers. She is actually further ahead than I am. We have young kids that need our time. All debt paid off and...

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