On a call with a partner helping a F500 and he’s talking about ways to chop benefits costs and shift employees to cheaper healthcare plans that cover less and how to spin it as a good thing. Even made

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On paternity leave for next month. Also have a 3 yr old. Partner emails and asks if I have 10 hours over the next couple of weeks to work. What do I do?

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Just curious if I might be a little protected from layoffs since I had told HR that my partner is pregnant way before all this. Trying to make it to paternity leave. Does it matter?

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Why does the Big 4 pay their consultants so much less? Is it because our margins are lower or because of the partner pension plan?

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Is it worth it to grind out to become a B4 partner?what are the upside,e.g., 1m+ salary, pension component, etc. and what are the risks? Should you try to switch to PE or do entrepreneurship?

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Second year Consultant who came from a benefits broker. I feel like I am very much still learning the ropes of consulting. Was asked to help on a deck for proposal work for something I have no background/knowledge in. Told by the partner that I wouldn’t be creating content just story boarding and managing and organizing in the deck. The manager, familiar with the proposed solution, however seems to be annoyed with me that I didn’t create content. Not sure what to make of this?

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Big 4 partners: is there a firm-specific risk to the partner pension, like if the firm were to go under (e.g. Arther Anderson)? I assume you could mitigate this by taking lump sum, and investing, but wasn’t sure how this works.

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How is maternity leave for equity partners handled at your firm? I’ll be the first female equity partner at my firm to have a baby (which is insane, but let’s set that aside) so there’s no policy at this point. I think the other partners are looking to me for suggestions, but I’m not sure what to propose. Would love to hear how other firms handle this. In case it’s relevant, I work at a boutique firm in Chicago.

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What should I consider before moving to industry? Currently at a partner and have an offer with the same comp and similar benefits. I see it as a way to get out of consulting and better WLB. Thoughts?

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What partner retirement packages do big 4 offer? Do partners typically get an annual compensation for life after retirement or do they just get a retirement pension (fixed sum) that they can withdraw from after retirement?

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Anyone successfully parlay a partner offer into something like opting for part time with benefits? Boutique firm w great partners but don’t want the equity lifestyle. How to prep next few years?

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Has anyone partner with ADP for 401k business? How does that work?

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PPEDs: Just found out that a Partner, who was promoted in 2017, was fired. IDK the circumstances. What can they expect to walk away with besides 401k & normal pension plan?

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Recently switched into consulting and don’t want to stay to make it to partner. I vest fully in my benefits by year 5. Is there a good duration to stay in consulting before exit opps become limited?

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Hardest part of navigating maternity leave and WLB as a junior partner?

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Does anybody know how HSA benefits work with unmarried domestic partners? We are on same health plan but it’s unclear whether hsa is tax advantaged or not for my partner. Online info is very unclear as well.

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Anyone in the UK here? Looking for some FIRE tips. Current ‘waterfall’ is: 1/ Max out pension contributions (just under the new taper threshold so £40k/year) - mix of tracker and active 2/ Max our 3 year carry forward allowance on pensions, 3/ 20k/year in ISA (had paid into a LISA for one year but live with my partner who owns, so unlikely to use this for first home purchase; will wait until 60), 4/ Paying down mortgage before end of 5 yr fix, so we’ll be at 60% LTV. Any tips beyond this?

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