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Not a question but just wanted to say thank you for doing this. You rock. 👊 Seeing you, and other EY partners that have done this, open up in a real way shows that you care. That’s meaningful.

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Ok all. I’m going for my beauty sleep 😴. It was a pleasure doing this today. Hope you found this useful and maybe even mildly entertaining...

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What's your honest take on the typical # of years at SM before promotion to partner these days? I hear it's taking longer and longer.

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What does it take to be a partner? Minimum revenue or anything else?

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What’s the real word going around among partners about these sexual assault cases? Do you think EY will make strides to improve or will it continue to cover up as much as possible?

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How do you rank EY as a consulting firm? In comparison to mbb, other big4 and boutiques in terms of prestige?

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1. How do you deal with difficult personalities? 2. What is your advice for someone who is interested in M&A and corporate strategy and has ambitions to be CEO?

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are there metrics - such as total revenue/pped looked at service line levels - not double counted revenue. total rev/total pped... i would be curious if/how the ratio has changed the past 5+ years.

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I am really poor at networking (casual superficial talk) but I'm much better at making deep one on one connections. I just started my consulting journey, what do you suggest I do to overcome this?

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Not sure if this is asked already, but would you be willing to share how you get paid? Is there a formula? Is it up to the whims of your boss(es)?

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What is your suggestion about using the bench time?

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Appreciate you taking time. Just curious, why are you doing this anonymously? Also, how does firm perceive your effort?

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All. A few hours left. Many of you are probably traveling back home after week at client. Feel free to send me more question!

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What is your reccomendation for approaching a partner about pursuing higher education (EY sponsored)? Would EY allow a full time program or only part time or online?

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Hi OP, thanks for offering your experience up to share! What areas or skills within advisory do you believe are most in demand now within EY? How about the broader industry?

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What's the one most difficult sacrifice you've had to make in order to reach Partner level in your career?

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Thanks for doing this, OP! Is your practice open to internal transfers from Advisory (Risk)? Any tips on how to go about this process if it’s an option?

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What is your opinion on presenting an offer from another firm and asking for EY to match it? If the offer is matched, are we posed as flight risk and will be first in line in case of a layoff?

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Can you talk about a project that has actually had a positive impact on a client? Industry, type of work done, etc.

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Hey! I want to try out a new city. My subservice line isn't a part of a formal mobility program, but we are a global practice. How do you suggest going about seeking a temporary transfer?

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Hi Partner, thank you for doing this! Were you a direct admitted partner? Could you comment on the path? Do you need to be at the pped level from another firm before joining EY as a direct admit?

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What is the best way to provide feedback upwards, with different personalities and egos at play? How often do you think is it actually valued?

At what moment did you know you wanted to be in for the long haul and be a partner? Was there a moment or a project that made it clear? Any regrets?

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You mentioned you’re a 3 million miler. I imagine you must have some crazy stories - most insane schedule, sitting next to a president, etc. Tell us your favorite travel moment.

How do I deal with senior managers who are always critical of my work and put me down in front of other people? I value constructive feedback but getting diminished is different. They keep asking me..

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How can I get started if I were to take up a professional MBA and request EY for a commitment letter to allow me to attend classes 2 Fridays a month ? Also , ask for financial assistance?

No questions about travel...? Surprised none have come in yet. Have been traveling for 22 years now so racked up a lot of miles. 3 million miler on AA

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What do you think about the 100% solution model? Seems like we are forcing all sectors to adapt to that when not all sectors are with the same process maturity...

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We all have introspective moments that we question our fit in consulting- and either re-energize or start looking elsewhere. Can you share one of your big inflection points in energizing your career?

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Hi Partner - thanks so much for taking the time to answer our questions! This is always great for the firm - since you're a partner, you've obviously seen a lot. What's your favorite thing… more

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How can we get into mobility projects?

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How effective do you feel the matrix structure is at EY? My practice has been working with Talent, Recruiting, and D&I on an initiative but we get nowhere. Their interests don’t seem aligned to ou… more

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Will all the teams in TSS ever be structured alike? Seems to be a new “lead” position that not all teams have.

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How do you know that you are on the partner track? And when will they start communicating this to you?

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Thanks for doing this! When you work with more junior resources, what are things we do that make you go 🙄.

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What is the firm take on H1-B fiasco? Can firm seriously help each and every EY H1-B professional to place in other country who has to leave because of H1-B extension rejection?

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Hi all. This is the ‘partner’ doing the Q&A. Unfortunately I was at a conference all day and had a big client deck due so wasn’t able to respond at all. Apologies for that

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With the new LEAD system and many disappointed folks with the bonus and hikes, is the firm going to do anything about reducing the attrition or is that usual at this time of the year ?

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Hi Partner! Thanks for doing this. Why did you choose EY, after having worked at MBB and in industry? What do you like best about the firm?

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New undergrad hires are constantly put on awful, boring projects for their first 2 years and it's pushing people away How can we allow staffs to find the right group fit.

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