Is it mandatory to go the consulting route post MBA? Why not just go straight to industry and plan to get promoted? Instead of planning on 2 yrs as senior associate and 1 yr as manager before exit.

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Thoughts on $59k for a senior associate role (no overtime) in NYC?

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If you had an opportunity to leave a well paid Growth PE role (senior associate) and move to start a VC fund as a founding partner (with committed capital), would you take it?

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Q’s for hiring partners and recruiters - you know that most associates quit their managing attorneys and not the firm/case. I’m in that boat. What do I say to a prospective employer about the situation of why I want to jump ship? Very brief background - I’m a senior associate who has been on one complex commercial litigation case for over a year. Over time, the relationships between attorneys on the case have deteriorated to the point that it is affecting my productivity/work. I want out.

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🐠 I am a senior associate with very strong excel skills (financial modeling, VBA, database, etc.) and am also self taught in other programming languages and have built my own small software apps in my free time. Where should I look to maximize pay currently and for the future? Would like to be in more of a tech role. Thank you!

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Is it reasonably possible to move to a senior associate position in a smaller yet sizable firm after one year of big 4 experience?

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I got an offer for $150k with 15% bonus for a senior associate role at a local firm. Is the bonus fair or should I ask for 25%?

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Need Some Advice ---> Current Position - Senior Associate (KPMG) Salary---> 120k , Tier 1 City ( SF/NYC) Position Offered - Manager (Grant Thornton ) Salary offered - 150K Worth jumping the ship cont

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I have a senior associate friend who is looking for a position in data analytic or FDD. Internal transfer will take longer for him to transfer. If your firm is hiring. Please DM me. Thanks

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I am a 3rd year senior associate in alternative investment tax and up for manager promotion this year. I really dislike the long hours of this job and seeking to make a move. Although I’m not sure i necessarily want to stay in tax. I have a young toddler at home and want to find a job i like, makes decent money, and has decent hours so i can spend more time with family. Has anyone been in a similar position and made a move? Can you please share your experience? Thanks!

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Would you leave a senior associate role at a big 4 for a 12 month W2 contract at FAANG?

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I joined consulting out of undergrad, and I hope to stay 1-2 years after I make Senior Associate. I think I then want to move to a manager role in industry, but I’m having trouble understanding how an MBA fits into this. Some questions: 1. Will I first need to get an MBA after consulting/before industry? 2. If I don’t have an MBA when I leave consulting, will industry firms hire me and also give me MBA sponsorship? or is that rare

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Hello 🐟 - qq for you all. I’m currently in tax and just got promoted to senior associate. I currently make $84K and am working on a XLOS project with an advisory team. Once my project concludes I was going to make a case to switch over to advisory and let my current partner know. I’ve spoken with the advisory partner and he told me he is on board but that I should wait until the pandemic is over since they are on a hiring freeze. Does anyone know what my new salary would be if I switched over?

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If all someone does is throw you into their firm's referral system, does it matter who? For example, senior associate (friend) vs. director (stranger). Also, is there a higher chance if you get referred by someone in the practice you're applying for?

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Hi 🐠! What company or companies are currently hiring for their healthcare department at associate and senior associate level?

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Could PWC’s seasonal tax senior associate position transition into a full time position?

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Does switching to a similar role at another firm typically create a delay for getting promoted? For example, Associate to Senior Associate on my current team almost always takes 2 years on the dot (give or take a month). If after 1 year I switched to a similar role at a competing firm, could I still expect to get promoted after another 1 year, or does switching firms usually cause it to take longer?

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Recently promoted to senior associate effective July 1. I’m submitting my resume for a referral opportunity this week. Can I put senior associate on my resume with the effective date?

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EM at a life sci boutique with ~4.5 YOE. What would be the appropriate role at a VC firm? Associate job descriptions seem like they’re looking for 1-3 YOE. Is senior associate reasonable?

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Anyone here was able to exit pa as a senior associate with 2 years of experience for a financial analyst / fp&a position? How difficult is it ?

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Is 105k base reasonable for a senior associate position at a boutique firm? Asking as I have been consulting in the states for the last few years and understand there is a pay gap north of the border.

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If you were recently promoted to Senior Associate, and an opportunity internally at the firm in a department that aligns with your career goals becomes available . Would you take the opportunity to apply to the open position?

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Exit Opps for supply chain consulting and comp. What are some good exit options for a consultant with supply chain specialization and any idea what comp. would be for an exiting senior associate with 3-4 YOE?

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There are 2 people I can ask for a referral: manager at another office (different city) or senior associate at the same office. Is one better than the other for landing an interview?

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Any Philadelphia firms hiring at senior associate level for accounting advisory, transaction advisory, or valuation? Anyone willing to refer me?

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Any big four firms in Philly hiring for a valuation senior associate? If so, what’s the pay band? Currently around mid 90s

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What are some common exit opportunities from Big 4 Transaction Services/ Deal Advisory at the Associate/ senior associate level? Preferably want to get out of the accounting realm

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Hi! I have an interview for a corporate strategy position at the Senior associate level. Wanted to get any insight anyone had on how the interviews normally are / any tips? Thanks!

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Wondering how much you guys make for a senior associate position in an ad agency or in house? Would be super helpful to include your job title and company!

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Exit opportunities to look into for a senior associate with roughly 4 years of experience in it risk, IAM and PAM?

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Is it normal to have an interview with Partner in the first round? I am being interviewed next week for Senior associate position and the interview will be taken by manager and partner - 40 min each

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Hey A&M 🐠s, I want to apply for the role of Senior Associate. Happy to share details about my experience. Please DM me if you can provide a referral. Thanks very much 🙏❤️

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What role in industry can you get coming out of senior associate in consulting? 2years in title, total 5yoe here out of UG

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Currently working as a Senior Associate in Corporate Finance for a publishing company. Interviewing for start-ups to join the FP&A team leveraging my current FP&A skills. Made it to final rounds of two well known NYC start up companies. A senior leader (chief revenue officer) of one of our business units has pitched a Chief of Staff role for me where I would help him run the business, manage his direct reports and perform strategic analysis. A little torn...Thoughts?

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