I worked with this superstar consultant (who happened to be black). Once project ended I moved to another very similar project where one more consultant was needed. I recommended the superstar consultant obviously because he would have killed it in that role. Middle aged white manager talked to him and said he wasn’t a good fit. Literally brought on another white consultant who just joined the firm instead. I’m fuming.
Okay folks.... I was staffed in a SM role as a consultant (crazy right?! I didn’t apply but replaced a SM who was layed off 😕) and I think I’m actually KILLING IT. Mind you, we’re at the end of deployment and a lot of the work has been done. I would love some encouraging pointers though! I’m so happy to finally be staffed & feeling like a functioning adult again! I was on the bench for months and really needed this pick me up 🤗 Signed, An eager to help consultant who’s so happy to have a job
Is it a bad idea to buy a house as a relatively new consultant (2nd year post-MBA) and sole provider? I’d like to understand when others felt they were ready to become home owners while in consulting. LCOL area so mortgage will be around ~500k on ~150K comp, 100K in savings, and 70K in student loan debt (planned 5-year payoff plan). Numbers seem to work, but the biggest fear me is unemployment and potential relocation for industry exit (unless similar consulting role at a different firm).
I’d really appreciate if someone can share their thoughts on my current situation: YOE+Salary: 2Y advisory consultant-65k Situation: My current client is a tier-1 banking client, they have approached me to do the exact same work which I’m doing for them now. Issue: They are offering me contract to hire role. I haven’t worked as a contractor anywhere so not sure how i feel about job security especially under current situation. But they are offering 68/hr wages (around 140k pre-tax)
Looking for a $300k position in the South that works 40-45 hours a week. Any recommendations? Currently a post-MBA consultant looking to exit consulting at some point.
Hi everyone! Clueless young consultant here looking for advice. Been at a Tier 2 strategy firm (mostly PE due diligence but also some Corp strategy projects) for 10 months out of undergrad. Eventual dream job would be F500 corporate strategy role. What would be an intermediate step to exit to in order to move along my ideal career progression?
What’s the best advice you have for a new consultant? Soon to be grad here who just landed her first role 🙂
Do that many consultants really exit to PE investment teams? The firms I have friends at are all ex bankers and then came in as associates. They don’t see a consultant in sight..
What would you do: I’m a second year MBA choosing FT offers. Can (a) go back to my T2 firm and get sponsorship + manager role + 170k base, (b) accept Tech internship return offer for 160K base + 110K signing bonus equity (4Y vest), or (c) go to MBB as Consultant (have offer in hand) at 165K + 25K signing bonus. Goal is to do Corp strategy after 2-3 years if I return to consulting.
You guys are great, but consulting might not be for me so I’m considering yeeting out. My question: as a staff-level consultant, how much would it help me to wait until I am promoted to senior consultant before leaving? Im going to start a business but if it fails I want to have a decent resume to hop into another role. I’m fresh out of college and I have literally no idea what I’m doing. Thanks all. Insults not appreciated, I am a delicate flower.
Job posting - Compliance Consultant: A recruiter I trust reached out to me asking if I know anyone who would be good for this. And since I know there has been lay off in the industry, I thought I'd post it here. If interested, DM me your email address and he'll contact you. This position is based in NYC.
You hear all the strat and management consultant folks dreaming and drooling about FANG.. do cybersecurity folks follow the same “dream”? What is your ideal role and position?
Has anyone left Big 4 to go independent with current client? My current client offered me a full time role but I want to come in as an independent consultant. I’d save them money and think they’d go for it. I’d use it as my first client and look to try my own consulting business. It’s always been my dream and I don’t see myself going through the ringer to make partner although I respect folks who do a ton. Just not for me. Too much mental health issues already. Can’t add that stress.
What’s the most updated base+bonus for a Consultant level role at ClearView HCP? SC? Anyone know the stats for Back Bay LSA at the same level?
Plan to go to B-school in 3 years (1 year out of UG now). Long term goal is entrepreneurship. Have offers at a MBB firm for a generalist consultant role and at FAANG for a strategy role. FAANG offer is slightly higher (though both are a 50+% bump on my current comp). Both would have me reset to entry level. Which one should I take?
Hey folks - reaching out for advice. Fmr LS strategy consultant that moved onto a VC/BD role at a seed fund. Was just recently accepted to a state medical school (nothing special but I received scholarship and won’t have to take out a loan to pay for school), but of course it is the opportunity to train as a physician. Given the current economic outlook, what would you do if you were in my shoes? If you didn’t go to medical school, what would you try to do?
Bird hiring for OpsAssoc in DC. Could be a good opportunity for pre-MBA at MBB/T2. Working for an ex-BCG and McK consultant. I recently joined Bird and find the people great and appreciate the willingness to move fast and make data-driven decisions. https://www.bird.co/careers/?gh_jid=4157451003
I'm considering becoming a change management consultant (2 YOE), a few questions I'd love help with: What exit ops beyond HR does this give me? What core skills are most valuable? Would you recommend this path to someone who wants to stay in consulting for at least 10 years? Thank you so much!
Being let go on 8/1 ... can anyone here help with the job hunt? Is your company hiring ? (2nd year Associate Management Consultant)
So I’m a second year consultant. Like most, I was disappointed with compensation this year and am pretty bearish on my future earning potential here. I’m currently interviewing with a big tech company (not FAANG but close) for a position with substantially higher pay as a business analyst. I really wanted to stay til SC/M but the money is too good to pass up. I guess my question is: are there any major downsides to exiting to industry “too early?” Has anyone done it and regretted it?
I am a consultant looking to switch into the data analytics field but didn’t have a tech degree from college. Does firm hiring for data analytic positions really care about college degree? Also, does anyone has any recommendations on certifications that I can obtain for data analytics?
Feeling confused: I interviewed for a position at a large well-know firm, 6 rounds of interviews (Final with Director), then they called to negotiate salary and said they would like to make me an offer, 2 weeks of silence, now I get an email saying they want me to do an additional interview with an associate consultant at the company.... are they buying time? What’s going on? I’ve already talked to the director
Candid market research question: I’m a former consultant for Booz&Co/Strategy& and would love your perspective on the following two questions: 1) if you have considered leaving consulting, what is your biggest hesitation that makes your stay? 2) how, if at all, does your company “help” you land a new role or match you with a career placement agency if you voluntarily or involuntarily leave?
Should I put my consulting title on my resume or use the role I had on my projects? For example, instead of "Associate Consultant", should I describe my title as "Delivery Lead" as this is the role I have played on most of my projects?
Ok. I got an offer for a “senior consultant” role at this ~75 person company. They offered me $115k base and I’d actually like to be at 130. I want to just ask if there’s room for an additional 15k in the base. I don’t want to qualify my reasons why. Tell me why I should approach it differently or if this will be fine. I figure the worse they’ll say is “no”.
Hello! I will be attending an unranked B-school in London this fall. I chose the school for a handful of reasons (family, time, program, budget) and even before I have determined that I want to become an MBB consultant post MBA. I come from an EM country, 10 years in Financial Services from brand-name global firms. Undergrad - Foreign Service. Realistically, what are my chances of getting into MBB as a consultant? Do I even have a shot at an associate consultant role?
Just got laid off, what would one year as a Senior Consultant in Strategy, an MBA at a top 15 school, and 6 years prior work experience get me? Any potential to get a strategy/BD position at FAANG?
Do you actually find your work meaningful? I've been enlarging boxes and aligning shapes for 6 months. When I exit to industry I will never hire a consultant.
How should I respond to comments like “Excuse his language” or “Careful there’s a lady present” that are made in meetings where I’m the only woman on the call? There are several senior client stakeholders for a client in a traditionally male industry, and I’m the only woman, only consultant, and certainly the most junior (age and role). Comments are in response to swearing or saying things like “dicking around”. Should I even respond besides politely smiling?
If you are a management consultant with no hard skills or focus area, what skills would you invest in now (during quarantine) to prep for layoffs or exit opps — in the COVID / post COVID economy?
I’m in an internal consulting role at 25 (and could look even younger). I struggle with first impressions with seasoned execs when I don’t have the consulting firm brand behind me UNTIL I produce a deliverable so that people see I’m not a dumb 25 yo. I’ve also noticed throwing out that I used to be a consultant in Big 4 helps people take me seriously but I hate having to name drop. How do I develop an older presence?
I am switching from current MD position to Partnership this year. I have been taking firm’s tax preparation services. I am curious to learn from this group if it is common to use firm’s tax services for Partner taxes or an outside tax consultant. My asset situation isn’t complex (couple of US and international properties in home country).
First year at the consultant level and first time leading a work stream. I now have another consultant reporting to me. Any advice for stepping up into a manager role? Should I treat my new team member as a peer vs. someone who reports to me?
Hey USDC fish, looking for insight. Current consultant with Acn with an offer for a development position with USDC. The role seems less on the consulting side and more eon the development side, which is something I want. Anyone been through something similar? Interested in your experiences.
Is a MBA from Duke worth it? I see all these posts about M7, but is it worth paying thousands of dollars to go to Duke? Context: consultant hoping to get a business strategy role at a tech firm. Thanks!
If you were recently laid off or looking for a new position: we are hiring for two management consultant professionals with at least 5 years client facing experience. Please DM me if interested—thanks!
What is the difference between an Associate Consultant role (in MBB) vs. a Consulting/Business Analyst role (in McK/Big 4/ACN)? Would the former be a step up from the latter, or they are lateral?
Did anyone else start in their role right as COVID hit? I started on Feb 14th as a new consultant, having transitioned from a previous life as a physician. I can’t help help but feel lost not really knowing anyone in my office, or really even the firm overall. What have others done to bridge the gap during this time to try and feel like you’re “part of the team” in terms of networking and making meaningful relationships to help both personally and professionally when navigating a new career?
https://joinfishbowl.com/post_ek7zh Curious about avg. weekly hours for LS consulting... 1) A, SA, AC 2) C, SC, Asc. 3) EM 4) AP 5) P, P, MD Respond with your firm tag if you don’t mind. ([Position], [Hours]) Consultant, 60
Exit opps for MBB consultant who is a practicing physician with less than a year of consulting experience? I like consulting but hate the hours.
After killing it on the same kind of technical role in projects for 4 years, was thrown into completely new strategy role. Been giving it my all, weekends, 15 hour days but still falling short of ...
What are everyone’s thoughts about leaving a firm to take on a senior level litigation role in house in another city? Concerned about a relocation in light of current times.
In the city this week trying to meet with as many recruiters as possible. I have quite a few meetings lined up, but they’re not currently hiring. Does anyone know of any places looking for a Jr AD?
What skills and know-how are important in tech strategy? I'm in implementation & ultimately looking move into strategy andwant to start developing skills now to better position myself to make a move.
Applied for a role a few days back. Researched and messaged hiring manager/others in the group on LinkedIn. Got a message back from hiring manager to schedule a call w/ him. What should I expect?
Has anyone left for a lead (senior) project manager role in industry? If so, how do you like it and what amount of money did you leave for?
Is the role of a project manager going away, my clients are moving to Agile and the new product teams don't have a project manager role.
Why would someone I could message respond and pass my resume along to the hiring manager? Someone did it and I’m super grateful 😍
My biggest insecurity is that coming from a low income single parent background I couldn't afford to attend a better university and yet it seems like that's the barrier to substantial progression in this career whether staying or taking an exit. Anyone else feel have this experience?
Need help turning down a role... feel like it’s not the right fit strategically for where I want to go, but I’m an analyst?
We have a senior internal audit position open in our company (industry) in Chicago for people with 1-2 years of experience. In case anyone is thinking about leaving their big4/consulting life
Applied to an industry position. Missed a call from a recruiter this morning and got a follow up email asking me to call her if I’m still interested in the position. What should I expect on this call?
Has anyone gone from account into production? If so, how have you navigated the stigma of being an account person with your creatives in a more creative-focused role? Worried creatives will write me off because of my account background.
Was hired for an analyst type of role to gain more technical skills, instead I was placed at a client site where I’m basically a glorified teacher. How do I salvage my career at this point?
Phone chat with a analytics/bi role with a retail company. I’m afraid the job may not be challenging enough. Like it’s mostly just Tableau, Excel and presenting findings to c suite. I want to
Do any firms hire experienced analyst/associates (1-2 yoe) in their Strategy groups? I’m finding that if you didn’t recruit from a campus pipeline then you usually have to wait till you get to a more senior role.
If anyone has had final rounds with Apple / Tesla for their GSM positions, would you mind sharing your experience / potential interview advice? Thanks!
For guys whose love languages are Words of Affirmation and Acts of Service, what are things that your dates have done that have satisfied those?
Looking to make a switch to Accenture Talent and Organization and saw a posting that matches my background. Would greatly appreciate a referral as I am looking to put my best foot forward. 2 YOE. TIA!
POCs in advertising who deserve much, much better: when are you planning on leaving this toxic dumpster fire of an industry, and what’s your exit plan?
Looking to jump back in the fire after a break in Industry. 3yrs post MBA and MBB recruiters want me to take a 2nd year post MBA role putting me ~2yrs behind come start date. Thoughts on looking contd
What practices does Slalom have? Seen a lot of post on here for people that are interviewing and just got hit up by a recruiter. Sound like they are doing pretty well! Any Corp Fin or M&A work?
I have a whole class library that the students can't touch. How can we read novels during remote learning?
Saving for a down payment. So I’m being cheap... but I want to take my SO on a nice vacation. Best way to utilize Bonvoy points? I have about 450,000 points... or is this not enough?
Has anyone seen a circumstance where a whole/universal policy owner would receive a 1099 for interest capitialized on a policy loan? Makes no sense to me, but client's CPA is swearing it's the case.
After 3 years in consulting, I was diagnosed as having PCOS, hormone imbalance, and will have difficulty getting pregnant. Quitted last week without a job lined up. Cont.
Got reached out to for a 2 year contracting gig...hourly rate would be end up being significantly higher than salary but would lose job stability, benefits (assuming), etc Anyone done this before?
Thinking about taking a weekend vacation to Stowe, VT in upcoming months. What’s the best things to do there and best restaurants?
Has anyone been told a comp. number by a recruiter then receive a much lower one for their final offer?
Today, I tried to use my Premier Gold status for the “fast track check-in” at ORD. Turns out, it’s a regular security lane, not even TSA Pre. Why put the damn sign there if it’s not even true? 🤦🏻♂️