Is it appropriate to ask about the comp/benefits the partner group makes at a regional consultancy I’m interviewing with (top 30)? At B4 I know I’d start around 300k in my practice, great pension, etc. Obviously it depends on growth of the firm (300mil rev last year, projecting 1B by 2026) but I’m just not sure how to go about it. I’m already a senior manager so just don’t want to join somewhere with not much room for growth even if I do join partnership.

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I’m curious to hear from people at other firms what is offered in terms of part time work or alternative work options for people that don’t really care about making partner and might want to work part time. I just had my second child and want to ask to come back from maternity leave on a part time basis but our firm doesn’t seem to have anything in place right now. If your firm offers this, what’s the billable requirement, how much of a pay cut is it, and do you still get benefits? Thanks!

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Hello everyone, what to do?... I am currently facing the following dilemma.. I have gotten job offer for entry level Salesforce position ( role) at a Salesforce partner. At my current consultancy, I finally landed a good project/role, using AWS cloud. Have been there for 1 month, and so far, so good, The client company is great , The team is great..I will be working closely with both the scrum master and architect( both roles I aspire to).. Both positions $$ the same, benefits same.

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

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New Partner. My other partners want to change benefits and perks around to attract more young talent - I need to brainstorm ideas. What great thing does a company offer that makes you want to work there (besides compensation obviously)?

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This year my partner and I are contributing the max to our non-deductible traditional IRAs, I’m maxing out my 401K and HSA, and am in the process of mega back door hopefully to the max allowed. My partner does not have a 401k plan at work and is investing in crypto. What else can/should we be doing besides paying off the mortgage? No other debts and have 3/4 years of child tuition already paid for. We are mid 40s and together we are over the threshold for roth ira contributions.

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What is a typical first year partner salary at EYP? What is it typically 5 years out? What is minimum time required to be a partner to realize benefits?

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Any info on how partner comp and benefits compares between the Big 4?

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When discussing maternity leave, how do you respond to a partner who reminds you (several times) that she never took any maternity leave? It feels like a push for me to do the same.

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Mid-level associate at a mid-size regional insurance defense firm practicing coverage litigation. Salary is capped b/c my firm only does I.D./coverage and has no direct-hire comm clients. Second round of interviews with a comm lit boutique where I would be the only associate with 5 partners. Other than partner track, salary/benefits, and switching from coverage to general comm lit, what qualities of the move should I be thinking about as I weigh my options? I've never worked at another firm.

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Do firms have different policies for maternity leave for those who are partners versus those who are employees? If you are a partner, is maternity leave individually negotiated? My career is important to me, but so is having a family and I want to know what experiences have been throughout the public accounting industry. The only women I know have had babies before becoming partner. Is this why?

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My partner and I have been discussing wanting to start a family sometime next year, and I'm daunted about asking about what resources there are (i.e. maternity leave policy) cause I'd like to know so I can be prepared, but I'm afraid to ask about it and then be looked over for some upcoming promotion opportunities. What's the industry standard? How do I broach the subject?

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Had a performance review discussion today. I was promoted to manager in October. The partner asked how long I had been with the firm (4.5yrs), then how long I’d taken for maternity leave. He then told me it was like I’ve only been working 3.5 years, since I’d been on maternity leave twice since joining. He was saying this in a negative way, and I just can’t wrap my head around it. WTF would make him say something like that?

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My partner’s mom is almost 60. She has no retirement savings aside from about $50k in cold hard cash. No 401k, IRA, or stocks. What’s the best thing we can do to have that money work for her for the next 5 years until she can hopefully stop working? Is there any hope for us or will my partner and I end up supporting her?

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Feel slightly concerned by our mortgage. Does anyone else have this issue? It is about 17% of our annual gross income but more like 35% of our net income, my partner and I both max out our 401k contributions and are able to still save a little every month but that will be tricky when we have kids. For context, we bought right before the pandemic, minimal updates needed, house is in Fairfax county.

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Am I being unreasonable? My husband took six weeks off paternity leave and goes back next week. For the past week he has been sleeping all the time. I do feel like he is a good partner but for the past week he literally is up for the 20 minutes to give the baby a bottle and then goes back to sleep... even during the day. He says he is exhausted and I get it but I feel like this is ridiculous. Our baby has been sleeping better too (5 he stretches). I know it’s not good but I am so resentful.

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Hi all. Does anyone know the salary band for a Wipro Consulting Partner in the healthcare space? Sounds like a pretty high level role, but I have been duped before. Def would not want to leave UHG for Wipro for a small jump. TIA!

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New partners in big 4: do you think big 4 partnership is still worth it now that many big 4 firms are no longer offering lifetime pensions? How did you decide whether to stay or leave? And is there an ideal time to leave (like as a director vs. 1st year partner vs 5th year partner) based on vesting of benefits, exit opportunities, etc?

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Husband is going back to work next week as his paternity leave ends. Baby is on formula so he’s given bottles. With husband going back to work, I’m concerned that I’m going to be extremely exhausted with night feedings and caring for baby in the daytime (I’m still on maternity leave). Moms... did your partner help out with night feedings or diaper changes in the middle of the night even with them having to wake up early for work?

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Every other week, I think of leaving B4 Partnership and do something different like working for a big tech or a startup or even start my own business. I am not too much worried about sacrificing my yearly income but leaving the pension on the table is too much of a bitter pill to swallow. I am 13 years away from retirement and been a Partner for 7 years. More time I spend here, I get less motivated (financially) to leave. Did anyone of you deal with this dilemma successfully? Thanks!

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After you make partner you have to pay your own insurance. Partners with spouses that do not have company provided insurance (mine is a 1099 employee, for example): how much are you paying per month for family health insurance? Any tips here?

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Do folks find financial advisors helpful? I became a partner at a MBB last year and have been getting a lot of reach outs from financial advisors. Are they useful to you? In what areas do you find their services most helpful? I have a fairly simple financial situation (just income from the firm, and investment in 401k and index funds), so I imagine perhaps not much help beyond tax topics? Curious to hear your experience. Thanks!

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I am a 5y SM at B4 and exploring options between industry, tier2 or MBB. One thing I am not clear about is how the pensions work at MBB after u retire as a partner for 10-15 years with the firm. Is the pension structure similar to B4? Honestly, I have not found any other career that has a better pensions as compared to B4. Is MBB or tier 2 firms have comparable pensions? Thanks.

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Has anyone tried therapy in their second language? Is this a bad idea? I live abroad and speak the language fluently (I would say business professional) but don't really use it for emotional conversations as a lot of my friends and my partner speak English. I can't find an English speaking therapist here that is covered on my health insurance.

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Thinking to apply to Salesforce for an SVP position in their Healthcare practice. Do folks have any intel about pay, culture, and ability to get an SVP role as partner?

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Hi fam! My partner and I, we're expecting!! How long is the maternity leave in California? I was reading online about Family and Bonding Time leave. Is it additional to the maternity leave? Can anyone share some personal insights? Thanks!

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Big 4 partners, can you provide any insights into the Partner v MD decision when you were up? Were you given the option? Can you share the pros v cons, especially from salary and pension standpoint.

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What is an MD starting salary at the Big 4? And what is the pension like compared to partner’s pension? MD worth it?

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Hey folks. I’m resigning from my first job out of college this week. Any tips on things that I should put in my checklist? Save payslips, take advantage of benefits, in-person with EM and Partner, then email to them and HR? Best practices in navigation this would be appreciated!

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I make over 100k, my partner makes around 80. Any tax benefits to getting married or would our joint income be too high?

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What are the benefits of helping a Partner with BD a lot? Working on proposals and getting on BD calls every day for this new partner while fully staffed ... is this how you progress? Not sure how I should view this.

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Junior partner returning from maternity leave very soon, and I’d like to be implement better work habits. Pre-baby, my work habits contributed to work on evenings and weekends that was sometimes avoidable (don’t tell my spouse I admitted to that). What are your best tips/techniques/hacks for time management? My issues aren’t uncommon: midday lull in productivity, putting off the least desirable task in favor of ones I dread less, putting off work on long term projects.

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I finally received a home care license (took 5 years to get) and have a well thought out business plan that’s focused on healthcare trends but need my full time job to pay the bills. I am looking for a partner with an RN degree for my business but can’t find anyone interested in taking the entrepreneurial leap. Any suggestions on how to find someone interested in taking this leap?

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Tell me if I’m missing something here. In consulting, you sign up to work yourself to the bone for 15ish years at well below market pay for the chance of making partner where you will still be somewhat below market for another 10 years working yourself to the bone for the chance at maybe being a senior partner for 10 years making decent money while still working insane hours all while paying for your boss’s salary and pension and their retired boss’s pension. What about this is appealing again?

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If you went part-time, was there any impact on your benefits? My firm doesn’t have a part-time policy but a partner proposed that I do that rather than leave while pursuing a project for 1-2 years. I’m considering having baby number 2 and I’m not sure whether my leave would be impacted.

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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.

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Any advice for approaching a maternity leave conversation when my company has no policy, no HR dept and I have no contract? I’m a partner shareholder in my company (we’re not in the US), 19 wks pregnant. I know the time off and pay I’d like to negotiate, but my partners are male and weird about money. I’m underpaid in a very senior 6 yr position, my job is stressful and around the clock, so I want proper leave. I can’t afford childcare and our govt stat leave is terrible, it won’t pay my bills.

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Considering buying a used car ($7 - 12k). Two questions: 1. Is this a reasonable price range given my financial situation? 2. Would it be better to pay in full or put down a large down payment and then do low interest monthly payments? Context: 23 yo, 82k salary, 28k in checking/saving, 15k in 401k/stocks, no debt. Monthly spending is as follows (1400 for rent + all bills, 300 for food, ~150 in Misc spending). My partner will be moving in with me next month so around $500+ in savings per month

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To get to partner, which one helps more - focus on a Industry (Healthcare/Telecom/Insurance etc.) or focus on a hot tech (AL/ML/DS etc.). Which one enables you for selling more?

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Partner just graduated college and is insisting on saving her income instead of contributing it to 401k as stocks are too “risky”. I know it’s not my money but this sounds like a recipe for deep regret in the future. Thoughts?

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