Found myself seated next to a senior partner on my flight. Made small talk about life, etc. Mentioned I'd like to make partner one day, asked if they could tell me about their role (cont'd)
My groups 45 year old Partner is retiring to spend time with his family and kids. His wife is apparently a chief of orthopedic surgery. All I have to say is well done, sir. Best exit op out there.
In your opinion, is being a tax partner compatible with having a family? What sacrifices would you have to make versus a more flexible position say in industry or government?
I got an offer for a new position and when I tried handing in my resignation, my supervising partner made me an offer of $10k more than my new with the new offer. I was leaving because of unfairness and pay inequality and generally did not like with the firms culture. What should I do?
Entering my 5th year as partner and I want out. I am not being forced out or on a PIP or anything. I have burned out. I feel weak for saying it but it is true. Could use advice on how to exit well...
I have a call this week with an MBB partner from my school. Goal is a to get a referral. What are some of the best questions I can ask?
I think I’m finally ready to seriously consider leaving public accounting. The problem is I don’t know what I would want to leave for. I’m a high performer in my group and the partners made it clear that I’m on a partner track, but I just can’t do these hours anymore. What are some good exit options that pay decently, are interesting and have 9-6 hours?
Currently my project partner supports me a lot and the SM is working and helping me to get promoted. Also I enjoy my role and I can WFH and have a good balance. But I work for D and it seems like (con
Art directors: what is your role in scripting? As a copywriter, I expect my partner to be a part of the process at least at certain checkpoints to help shape the piece together. Is this wrong?
I’ve been in consulting for over 10 yrs, since I finished grad school in my mid-20’s. I definitely feel like I’ve lost the passion though. I used to care about getting promoted or making partner, but now I just want to do my job and get on with life. I’m sensing I need to put together an exit strategy, but then I get overwhelmed by what to do next. Anyone have any good experience with career coaching or the like to share? Thinking it might be helpful, but not sure if it’s worth the investment.
Thoughts on a late 1st year going in-house? I'm getting close to an offer with a decent corp, in a dream location (Miami) with equal or slightly increased salary (cravath scale). My story is unique because I had significant experience prior to law school that makes me somewhat marketable to the company. While I'm well aware of my limited practice knowledge, I don't feel like I'm actually learning in my current role anyway. I also have zero interest in making partner. Is this too soon to jump?
If a partner refers you for a role, is it a pretty much guaranteed hire as long as you don’t shit your pants in the interview?
Just got the offer call for a role on Google’s Large Partner Solutions team! Reading through the success stories on this motivated me to keep pushing over the last 6 months, so thanks to all of you :)
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.
Can someone explain the “of counsel” position? It it really people who just couldn’t make partner?
I’ve now reached the point in my career where I have the experience, a good client base, and consistent referral sources that I’m ready to leave the small firm I’m with and start my own practice. My preference would be to find a partner and form a partnership because I’d like to have someone to bounce ideas off of and for some social interaction, but if I can’t find the right partner, then I’ll do it alone. Any advice on branching off to start my own firm - whether it be solo or with a partner?
I had to end my last (brief) relationship during quarantine. He often dwelled in his darkness, paralyzed in a pessimistic and depressed world he couldn’t see his way out of. He didn’t believe he could be a more present person and partner. I found myself playing the role of uplifter and savior and didn’t get much back. I ultimately I had to come to terms with the fact that people have to want to change, they have to believe they can. That said, I wouldn’t trade it. Part 1/2
My firm recently moved me to a new practice area. The partner who I have worked with for quite some time does not have enough work, and she does not want to be in a supervisory, teaching role. The firm moved me without having a real conversation, and the practice areas are like night and day. On one hand, I am extremely grateful to have a job. However, I am afraid that this jump could stunt my career since the new area has few exit opportunities. Any thoughts on how to proceed? Leave my firm?
What’s the best exit opportunities for HC consultants that do not fall into HR Business Partner? I have no interest in compensation, laws, succession planning, etc,.. CONT
Do Senior Managers see other SM’s as “competition” even if they are “friends” or get along? Especially if they are up for Partner role.
What do exit ops at FAANG look like for APs? I’m confident that I’m maybe a year from Partner but feel like I’m ready for a change. I focus on b2c and B2b commercial and marketing topics. What are the titles I would target?
How important is the number of years that you spent at your firm when you are being considered for partner position?
When you are a senior manager at 35 who makes 250k+, should you even exit to industry (like FAANG) or go for partner?
As a manager in Big 4 I reported to a partner all the while I was at the firm, so acted as a de-facto director often with managed and sales revenue toy name. Didn't get promoted, however, so ended up exiting. Didn't quite land the best role but ended up with a SM title in industry. The role however has lesser responsibility in comparison to my big 4 role. How do people adjust with such misalignment?
I have a videocon interview this week. BigLaw-to-BigLaw. I’m interested in the job, but don’t feel strongly about it. Obviously, I would look presentable no matter what. But do I wear a suit and tie??? I just feel so silly about it. And I’m imaging the hiring partner in t-shirt/jeans on the other side.
Received offer at firm with significant pay bump. Position is at current level but they claim that they would try to get me to partner level within a year. How do I make those claims mean something?
just had a client call w a partner and client forgot to hang up. partner decided to keep listening. i feel it goes against my/firm values. am i being ridiculous? someone been in a similar position?
Is it dumb to talk to a partner about an in house offer I have? I’m not sold on the position so I’m legit interested in her opinion as a someone whose been a mentor to me. I’m a 5th year biglaw assoc.
Partner at boutique tech firm, interested in transitioning to role in Strategy/Operations at MBB/Big 4. How do I make this happen?
A corporate partner I’m close with reached out and asked if I’d be interested in an in house role. I’m currently a 4th year and have been at this firm for 18 months. Should I be worried?
Planning to exit consulting to start an Ed tech venture that I am really passionate about. Have been doing this startup silently but not 100% involved because I have a full-time consulting job that takes up most of my time. However I have been able to acquire customers and generate revenues to support operational expenses. I can envision that I can scale this up but hesitating because I have bills to pay and if I spend 5-6 more years here I might become a partner. Would love to get your thougjts
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.
Want to exit to TPG/Apollo/PE as an operating partner in a couple years. What types of projects and skills can I work on to best position myself for this?
What do your days typically consist of? Is it all just meetings and selling, or is there something enjoyable beyond the salary to look forward to? Trying to figure out if I want Partner track or exit
I am in D as a SC without MBA. I make $121K base and came from industry. Looking to make a jump to M next year. Is there a HR practice to equalize salaries and adjust it to match Ms with MBA? I see there is a significant difference. I am a high performer and top right on the 2x2 snapshot so far.
One weekend home and my pants feel tighter..I didnt even pig out this weekend... The never ending fight against gravity 😫
Curious about expected salary increase from 3rd year manager to a senior manager in Audit in the greater Washington, D.C. area. What salary should I expect as an audit senior manager in dc?
Does anyone know when EY comp/promo discussions start? When will the bonuses be paid? The new system throwing everything off the schedule 🙄
Whats the most accurate source to check vacation balance and utilization? Workday/ mymetrics / app have different information..
Anyone know what kind of raise I should expect from M1>M2? Midwest, C&M. Insight for IBP and GAB would be cool too!
So there was the post asking about best HBO series and Chernobyl got a lot of attention. What other horrific man-made disasters do you think would be a good true-story mini series?
Just started intermittent fasting 24 hr MWF. Any tips from those who use IF on how to help with the hunger? I’m good until about 3pm or so.
When you get a "work from home" project and it changes your life. Eating healthy and working out regularly. Yay!
What's a good casual backpack brand? I have a camelback for hiking...but looking for something I can use for coffee shop runs and the likes.