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...
How would you deal with condescending coworkers? I’m in a project where the youngest (F 24), and only Analyst. My M and MD has given me a step up opportunity for a Consultant level role.... (cont’d)
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?
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.
My several-hundred person firm does not have MDs, only partners. Why would someone pursue an MD role over a Partner role? Just trying to understand.
What’s a managing director position at EYP USA? Are they equity partners? How are they different from “Partners”?
Leaving while in MD pipeline for a VP Role? Smaller client, but executive role at a public ally traded company, but in an industry I wouldn’t want long-term. Not planning on being in consulting for life, but have looked at SMs who left our firm and seems like those who leave at MD go much further in careers (realize some is talent aspect).
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?
My project is looking to staff a BTA asap. Looking for someone interested in a blended SDLC/PMO/facilitator role. Must be willing to commute to White Oak, MD. DM if interested.
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
Got contacted by a recruiter via LinkedIn for an MD role. Not looking but asked for the PD anyway. Got three lame bullets not even applicable to my experience. Geez make an effort at least.
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.
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...
I managed to get a phone call scheduled with a partner and MD in MBB through my network. I would like to get a referral for an open role. What are the do's and dont's for a conversation like this?
How would you deal with condescending coworkers? I’m in a project where the youngest (24), and only Analyst. My M and MD has given me a step up opportunity for a Consultant level role.... (cont’d)
What’s an advertising campaign this past year where a brand successfully connected with their target or that you admired most and why
I’m not new at this. At my second B4 firm, consistent high performer and adaptable. But for the first time I’m running out of steam. Didn’t think I would get here. Advice on getting through this?
Anyone worked with a recruiter in NYC that they liked/was effective? I’m a Financial Analyst with 1.5 yrs experience looking to move from LA to NYC.
If you got pulled into a campaign that’s going live soon and you’re getting a slash, how do you handle “claiming” credit in your book? You want to be honest but acknowledged.
I’m on a long term project. My project is having me charge 10% of my time to a BD code. I suppose the argument could be made that we always do some BD to secure the extension of contract every few months but I’m level 9 and mostly just delivering client work (sometimes help develop assets as an extension of our delivery). Is this normal?
What if agencies took all the creatives they were going to fire due to age and made them recruiters? They'd actually know what to look for and we wouldn't lose all the wisdom they've accumulated.
Mental and physical health check: how's everyone doing? I'm not doing well. Depression and anxiety have set in. I have no idea how I am going to survive this.
I told my friends, my clients are intimidating, no one responded to me...and I work remote so I have no one else on the team to vent to...
But where to go? What companies have matrixed organizations, empowers and motivates their smart people who love the work and pays them well because they are profitable? I’m genuinely asking.
So have to ask the age old question...in your opinion, is it worth it to get a quality MBA? For those that have one, did it materially advance your career / open doors?
Having read the Outward Mindset from the Arbinger Institute I wonder if any of you have used it in your business to help with a cultural mind shift? If so, do you have thoughts you can share? Thanks!!
Sometimes I feel like I make an insignificant amount of money. Sometimes I think this while wearing a $1300 suit. =/