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As an analyst, I was excited for consulting for travel, new work environments, and all of the benefits. Was absolutely loving it until quarantine hit. Will consulting ever get back to the old normal or will we be stuck working the same hours from home with very limited person to person interaction? As an extreme extrovert, I’m feeling extremely disengaged and generally depressed day to day. Looking for people that have high visibility to future consulting operations.

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Just got an offer from a growing private company for an FP&A analyst role. 2 YOE at Big 4 plus CPA. They offered 75K plus decent benefits. No 401K currently (told its in the works for 2021) or bonus. Its their final offer. It’s a MCOL. I like the people I’ve met but the only thing holding me back is I feel like I should be making at least 80K plus a bonus. Do y’all think the offer is reasonable? The recruiter said not many companies hire someone directly from an audit background for this role.

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Hypothetical: You are a 23 year old consulting analyst seeking honest advice. You’re incredibly fortunate in that you have no debt, have maxed out your Roth 401k for the year, and have a good emergency fund. You have ~10k in the markets being invested outside your 401k but you’re unsure how to best utilize ~30k you have sitting in a bank account doing nothing (separate from your emergency fund). What would you do?

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Hi ladies. I’m looking for a new job and relatively new to the area so I don’t know what companies are good to work for and have good benefits? Currently doing my Googles but any personal recommendations would be greatly appreciated. My role is Information Security Analyst. So mostly technical firms or govt agencies. TIA!

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@EY🐠 Just saw a posting for a contractor position. It's a data analyst position asking for 5 YOE. Anyone have insight into what to expect in this type of role (I.e. total comp, benefits, etc.).

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Hi - incoming PE analyst at a top Canadian pension fund here (CPPIB/OTPP/OMERS). I want to eventually move to a more operational PE shop, maybe even in America, but am unsure of my chances. I don’t have any FT IB experience besides one internship at a boutique, which is usually the prerequisite for going into PE. Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated!

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So there’s this analyst. She’s new, she’s smart enough, and she’s very creative. Her direct manager is out on maternity leave, and didn’t leave anyone in charge of her. In theory she should be cont

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How much is your 401k still down. After this upmove thinking of saving remaining capital and park it in bonds until we are through earning seasons. Every analyst is predicting downturn despite rally

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How much is your 401k still down. After this upmove thinking of saving remaining capital and park it in bonds until we are through earning seasons. Every analyst is predicting downturn despite rally

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Anyone made a jump to Human Resources? I have an interview offer for a Senior Benefits Analyst and I’m not sure if I should accept. Is this potentially a good job to transition into HR? Thanks!

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Apologies if this is a silly question - New analyst here and trying to get a handle on my finances and retirement portfolio. I’m familiar with the rough sequence of saving being: 3-6 months HYSA, Company match 401k, Roth IRA, HSA, 401k max, personal brokerage (Pls correct me if i’m incorrect here). My question is: Are you expected to invest as much money as you can into each step before proceeding to the next, or do you allocate a portion of your paycheck to each of these steps simultaneously?

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Sr. Manager of Corp Dev/Strat at a $7B PortCo in the Benefits admin space or m&a analyst at a PortCo $100MM EBITDA looking to grow 2x through acquisitions in next 12-24 months? PE as target next step

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I’m an entry level analyst - maxing out 401k, HSA, Roth IRA, and ESPP. I’m technically losing money but dipping into a 10k Savings account to compensate. Do yourecommend restructuring or think I’m ok?

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Pros and cons to maxing out 401k and or ira as an analyst? Currently not making contributions but considering starting

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Need advice. I’m a 2nd year Analyst making $80K/yr. I contribute 6% to my 401k, $100/mth to a ETF index fund, and save ~10k year. How is my saving strategy? Am I doing pretty well?

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Young analyst with effectively 25% Tax in Illinois, should I be electing traditional 401k or Roth 401k?

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Are there benefits to being an analyst (non partner track and non client facing) at MBB? What are typical exist opportunities given the lack of exposure to strategy?

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Currently 2 years in at a T2 firm with 2 opportunities: 1) Switch to MM PE firm 2) Switch to MBB as analyst (unlikely to be able to switch to PE after) What are the benefits and downsides of each?

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As a 23 year old first year analyst who graduated in May, what are the best things I can be doing with my money? I contribute to my 401k and have a high yield savings account - what else?

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Analyst putting 7% in the ESPP program and 8% in 401k. Am I on a good track?

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Had to work 2 projects that required me to work day, night, and multiple weekends because SM relied mostly on me and the rest of my team weren't capable of delivering quality work hence more weight shifted to my plate. Few sleepless nights have been hard and I always hope it doesn't hurt my baby. Thank God, my second trimester is easier as nausea's gone by then. Countdown to 5 more weeks when this project finally where I'll be 30 wks prego, it just reminds me how strong we all are. I'm also asking the same SM to approve my maternity leave in 2 weeks and he doesn't know I'm pregnant yet (I don't show much and don't disclose unless asked explicitly because I feel shame due to being a 2nd year analyst). He always thanks me in front of partners for my exemplary work, and I will just be so proud when he finds out I managed to do all that while pregnant 💜

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As a first year analyst, how much should I be saving post taxes on a month to month basis (assuming no student loans and not including 401k contributions)?

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How much money did you save (401k + savings) during your first year as an analyst? I need a benchmark to know whether my goals and reality are realistic.

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As an entry level analyst is it better to enroll in the Pre-Tax or Roth 401k ? What are the benefits of each?

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Analyst here, is it appropriate to ask the manager what the per diem is when they staff you

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Started as an analyst 1.5 years ago - how much should I have in my 401k by now? Worried I haven't been contributing enough

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Is it possible to just stay analyst in name but get more pay and functional responsibilities? I like the social benefits of being an analyst. Being the king of analysts if you will.

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Pros and cons to maxing out 401k and or ira as an analyst? Currently not making contributions but considering starting

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What else can I do with an accounting degree? I want to get out of audit and have no desire to be a staff accountant or financial analyst. 1.5 years of experience. I was thinking benefits consulting?

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2nd year associate here (going into my third). Will have about 114k in student loan debt at the turn of the year. I have roughly 60k in my investment account, 45k in 401k and an adequate balance in my emergency fund. I also contribute to my HSA and will cross the threshold for investing that in January. During 0% on student loans i have been using every spare dine to pay that down. My question is should that continue or should I tone that back and start investing more? Cont’d in comments...

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Slalomites, do you get to choose your laptop when joining? If yes, what are the options? Also, what is the cell phone reimbursement policy?

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Are there tax benefits of working from home more often? Or do you have to have your own company to write things off as business expenses?

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What are the benefits of aligning to a practice group early? And what is considered too early (in terms of tenure for an entry level consultant)?

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Are you offered tuition reimbursement for going back to school?

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For those of you who had a period of time before beginning your new job, what did you do for benefits? I know about COBRA but found the government has a special enrollment period- has anyone used?

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Planning to take out my 401k , any suggestion ? Concerned about my taxes .

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It’s time for health insurance enrollment. I live in Wisconsin/Milwaukee.. I don’t always struggle to pick the right provider. Any recommendations?

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What industry roles could I look for with 5 years of T&O & change management experience? Could I find comparable pay and benefits?

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Can someone please help me understand health insurance in US? I want to get a private health insurance disconnected from my employer to not be dependent on having a job. If I keep one health insurance, do I get better benefits as time progresses (asking because it happens like this in India)? What are some of the good private insurances I should look at?

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Consultants: Where do you put your money after rolling over a 401k? Do you put 100% in a single fund like VTI or target year fund? Also, anyone preparing for a recession?

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Thoughts on AppleWatch (trying to use the wellness reimbursement). ☺️

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Realizing to be comfortable (max 401k/IRA, 12mo expenses in savings acc, and save 2k a month) I’ll need to make 200k+ in NY :(how does anyone afford to live here

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The benefits in my offer aren't what I'm receiving. I brought it up & HR told me a recruiter messed up my offer & what I'm receiving should have been in my offer instead. Really? That's ok? Next move?

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How does Accenture’s cell phone reimbursement policy work if you don’t want a new device and just want reimbursement for the plan? From what I am reading we have to charge the cell plan to client?

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How would you handle this? Job posting for a CD position within your company with a higher salary cap (by $6k) than what you’re making. Oh and you’re a VP and the job posting was not that title

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Question to any/all airline pricing strategy nerds: I need to book a flight to PHX for a bachelor party on 3/6. Flight price went up ~$60 and not sure if there’s any chance it’ll drop down from now

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Hey Republicans! Are you sick of this moron Donald Trump yet?

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Flying into LGA tomorrow morning (delta). Heard there’s is crazy delays getting a taxi. Any insights?

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Hello - I have a valid h1b stamp from my previous company till 2021. Recently changed to Deloitte on an approved petition and planning to travel to India in Dec. Do I need to apply for a fresh stamp?

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What are the top consulting firms that are known to allow full-time remote work?

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If considering joining an early early stage startup (eg. started 6mo ago), and has ~20 employees, what would be a benchmark or even starting point for negotiating equity? Salary would take a huge hit, trying to decide if juice is worth the squeeze and at what point. Assume they’re still building out product, acquiring customers and all very beg stages

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Baby about to turn 6 months. What are some of the best baby food to start the baby with?

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Offer to lateral to Bain but would only want to use to join Bain Capital no further interest in consulting, any exit opps between the two firms or better to just target IB?

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If headed to an M7 sponsored from MBB, what savings should I have before matriculation? Trying to budget

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Client: Approved! Me: Great! Here’s the thing. C: Why does it look like that? Me: Because that’s what you approved. C: But why does it look like that? Me: See previous. C: But why? Me: 😠 C: 🤔 Me: 🤯

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When the front desk says "Only Accenture is traveling here this week." 😩 Holiday season is here.

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Lateral from Big 4 to MBB without MBA - how feasible is this?

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How much more likely are you to get a job applying 1 day after the job was posted versus 1 day before the closing date? Wondering if I’m shooting myself in the foot by spending extra time to improve my cover letter instead of applying to job postings right away.

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Anybody’s parents have to do air travel during COVID and everything turned out fine? I am stressed out .. they are going to take all necessary precautions and follow quarantine and testing guidelines , but still...please don’t judge as the reason for air travel is beyond control .

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Dear agency leaders: Make the agency WFH through the end of March. Do it NOW. Clients will understand.

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Found a couple of positions at Apple and google that really fit my background from pre MBA and consulting experience. For context, only 1 year in S& with M7 MBA, is it too early to exit and should I stick around a bit longer?

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I’ve recently realized I am awful at negotiating. Are there any good resources out there that you would recommend? Books/podcasts/online classes?

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So Sprint is opening 5000 jobs, not 'bringing them back' and it was allocated for back in 2015. Confirmed by a consultant there. Why is the media allowing Trump to lie without clarifying the truth?

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