I'm 35, have 2 kids and at least 2 years away from Senior Manager. No debt. Really want to pursue an MBA. I want to afford myself the opportunity to move up in banking to a D/MD role. Is it worth it??
Has anyone here made the decision to move from consulting to medicine? Lately I have been feeling a need to truly help people and am wondering if an MD can position me to work and eventually lead in state health where I’d be able to work on large public health initiatives, similar to Deborah Birx’ experiences
Anyone got the skinny on Alix consulting? Got pinged by a recruiter for an MD role in digital transformation He claims they compete with MBB and Alvarez. Thoughts?
I’m in a really good position at my firm - leading sales, huge internal initiatives, have greats sponsorship to make Managing Director in the next few years and have a good upward career in the structure. While I have thus far been very successful with sales, the “way the sausage is made” around selling, over promising, solutions that don’t align with my personal world view (ie unneeded mass labor reductions) are starting to chafe. Continued...
What’s are the good exit ops out of PE? After 3 years in consulting, I can see myself grinding in PE for 2-3 years. But I have no ambitions to become MD or partner.
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).
I’ve been given the opportunity to lead a highly visible effort at my firm. It involves interacting with many people at the MD level and C suite level. It’s definitely a stretch role in terms of strategy, planning, and managing but the actually delivery is work that I’ve done my entire career. What scares me is how visible the role is and what it may mean if I fail. Many high ranking people are involved and the firm has a target it needs to meet that I’d be responsible for ensuring they do...
What’s the hardest level/role within the corporate ladder in consulting? From analyst to MD, what are your thoughts?
All else equal, is it easier to become direct admit PP rather than promoted to that role from SM or MD? Seems less obstacles. Thoughts?
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
I’m a analyst and got some MD’s to agree to chat with me. What’s the best way to ask for a role during the call?
What’s a managing director position at EYP USA? Are they equity partners? How are they different from “Partners”?
Question: Theoretically, what kind of raise (percentage) or benefits would you need to leave a role where you have *relatively* good work, a good team and great work/life balance, with the consideration that money, location and family/personal affairs aren’t issues? My MD is pushing for me to get a 15% raise in my current role, but I know I’m worth at least 35% more than my current comp.
Choosing between three firms , role is tax manager all are same pay. What’s the best choice? : 1. Local firm $15mm in revenue, really clicked with the MD. Seems like it would not be hard to make partner 2. Local Firm $7-10mm revenue, 4 partners , 2 retiring soon , MD is a saint 3. Regional firm $67mm revenue , 350 employees. Option to work remote fully, could live anywhere , just have to go to the office 4 weeks a year (could move to LCOL area and invest in real estate)
What is being an MD at A&M like: 1. What is the leverage ratio? 2. Owner or a salaried role? 3. Compensation range? 4. How often do you hire laterally at this level, and from where? Thanks in advance.
Just approached by retained recruiter for MD/partner role @BCG. Lateral move in digital practice. Thoughts?
Got reached out for a role at big 4 again for which I didn’t clear the final round last time. Played along with the recruiter and now they want me to interview with the same MD as final round let time 😂
MD here, got retained recruiter reach out for Md/partner level role at BCG - digital role. Thoughts?
Any ACN MD’s here? I’m close to being offered an MD position in their Strategy and Consulting practice. Hoping someone could tell me how your sales credit process works. Told my first year target would be around $15m
If you had worked your way up to four years of Senior Manager at a Big 4, would you rather take non-equity Managing Director role at current firm or direct admit Partner at non-B4?
Want to request a LoA due to stress of not having infant and toddler in daycare (recent positive covid cases at their school) while meeting high expectations of my role. Need time off to care for them til my parents recover from minor surgeries so they can help. Wife and I are tag teaming now but her job has more upside in growth than mine so it’s on me. Is this a valid excuse? MD doesn’t have kids and can’t empathize at all about my situation. How do I message this to him effectively?
Client looking to fill role on his team. MD on engagement helping send him resumes. I am interested. Would it be odd if I went to client and expressed interest and then was rejected? Should I tell MD?
Interviewing with a PE for an operations director role (one level below MD). Two questions 1) what’s a good pay range (base, bonus) to target? 2) should I disclose my target pay or is it better to punt it?
What is a reasonable level / position to exit into industry as a second year MD (Accenture Strategy)? Should I be looking for parity comp or executive title (VP or up) or potential to drive impact or personal excitement or all of the above?
Can you give me a sense of what a 4th year partner / managing director can expect at a B4? Role is mostly strategy and operational design in financial services. Looking for salary and bonus range.
I recently lost my job and connected with an MD who runs a small firm through fishbowl. They received my resume and were impressed by my profile. It was obvious I was looking for a full time role
Thinking about a Senior leadership MD offer for digital SAP role at PWC vs staying at Deloitte - Thoughts ? Good move ?
Curious for other 🐠 opinions. I have a friend looking to move firms and he is a Global Director overseeing international teams. But his company’s titles are more like banking, where the levels are: analyst<Manager<VP<SVP<Director<SD<MD<C-level. How would he convey that on his resume if he is looking at a role in a more traditional company? So if he was to move up for the next job it would a SVP.
Daily Rate for Associate role in a Big 4? Looking for some guidance. Considering dropping from the Partner/MD treadmill for “expert” “grey hairs” role. What’s people’s experience and daily rate?
It’s like watching my MD reject my factual data/story, tell the client whatever they want to hear and then exit conference room left. I go back to the client daily reality. The execs rejoice.
Any advice on what to do to position yourself for MD? ESP if you’re not in a client facing/revenue generating role?
Has anyone been hired from an SA position to an MD Product Owner role in a financial firm? Currently in the process of interviewing and the recruiter mentioned a 70% bump from my current base...
Should I still ask an MD in my practice for a BSchool referral even though I’m actively interviewing and might quit?
What are best ways to explore Partner/MD level roles at large firm? Currently I'm an industry expert for one firm in a very specialized and high demand area but looking for more permanent role.
How hard is it to transition to another role/client after making MD? I jumped at an opp to quickly bump my numbers at a client, but traveling every week. Plenty of local clients I’d love to work with.
What raises are typical in total comp at Fortune 500s? Building a long term personal finance model and trying to get a rough estimate of my income over time if I leave Finance for an excutive role at a company.
This probably applies to approximately five of you, but is anyone in Philly hiring creatives? (Besides 160/90)
Hypothetical: You started a job in January but get a call from another opportunity after being in the current role for 1 month. The next opportunity has less 'prestige', but is a legit 9-5 gig (contd)
So I've been in my role for 6 months and am overly concerned with becoming known as a "high performer." What does high performer mean to you and when do you think someone becomes recognized as one?
Based out of LA, got an offer at FB for a product specialist role. Is this a dumb move? Would take a pay cut, but I’ve heard it’s a somewhat smooth ride to Product Manager.
In your opinion, how do consulting titles map to industry titles? And do recruiters tend to agree with this? Worried recruiters see “Manager” at consulting firm and consider me for a Manager position in industry, which really doesn’t match up to experience or responsibility (or comp). How have you gotten around this?
Seeing a bunch of men, POCs and white, come to the defense of Brett Craig for otherwise being “a great guy” is a really great reminder that, as we shift our focus to bringing in more Blacks and minorities, we shouldn’t lose sight of the need for there to be female representation at the top in creative groups. Being male, regardless of race, adds to a toxic power dynamic at the top that will only intensify if we let down our guard on hiring more women. So remember, black AND female!
What is the general timeframe of being called for interview / rejected after applying to amazon? Wondering about both with and without referral.
I’m fully certified in Financials, FDM, Advanced Reporting, and though I feel like this is a bad time to be looking, do you work for a Partner who is hiring at this time at the Manager level? If so, I’d love to chat.
How long does Stripe recruiters take to reply back after final interviews for a Software Engineer role in the bay area?
Really interested in a brand role at client side. How do I approach without my team and group AD getting a clue?
Fellow fish, it's a dream come true: An exit opp building slide decks https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/371562058
I don't really want to ever be a partner, but I don't really know what other options even are, in tax. What exit ops are common for tax people? Just going to smaller public offices or...?
Is it me or is the ACD role going the way of the dinosaur? Seems like Seniors are leveling up and CDs are leveling down.
I’m at a Corp Strategy role at a F500 TMT company. The team is growing and were looking to hire Sr. Associate, Manager, and Director positions.. if anyone is interested please DM me.
Had an interview today, got an email from recruiter saying he got positive feedback and they want to start checking references. Good sign? Guy I interviewed with said they were still interviewing.
Firm announced that the minimum billable hour requirement for hours to bonus is now decreased from 1950 to 1850 starting next year. Ready to celebrate but cautious. What could it mean? Xmas miracle?
If you’ve been freelancing for a few years, how do you know when to “give yourself a raise?” Especially when going back to a place that knew you at an old rate?
I am grateful for the folks here. Laid off due to an acquisition . I’ve been helping some folks get visibility with their resumes for roles at Apple (former employer) cont’d below
Sunday travel at it again, delayed at ORD. Will be there in a few hours, where’s a good spot for a drink and food I guess? Anyone welcomed to join
Any Harvard or Stanford business school alumni open to connecting with a prospective MBA applicant? These are my dream programs and I would love to learn more about your experiences!
Connecting your phone to your company’s data/service plan vs. receiving an additional company phone separate from your own. Which do y’all 🐠 recommend and why? Both paid for - I can see pros and cons to either choice. TIA!
How do you distribute your 401k acct with employer? I have 30% for targeted retirement fund. Wondering how to allocate the rest? Pls advice.
Watched the Neverland/Michael Jackson special. I love his music. But I believe the victims. Can I ever listen to the music I grew up on again?
To those who says "All Lives Matter", no body going to say "what about colon cancer?" on breast cancer awareness day. There are time and place for you to raise your voice on your concerns. Just not now.
What do you provide as a range for salary expectation in the initial (recruiter) round/a for a strategy manager - I struggle because I am totally ready for a pay cut in exchange for a better wlb. cont
Started talking to a guy >2 months ago (haven’t met in person due to covid). We’ve been consistently talking every single day & occasionally having virtual dates but I feel like we’re now passing -