Folks who joined Corporate Strategy Director/Principal roles in F500 companies post consulting - what has been your experience? Given how lean these teams are, I believe you are playing an IC role majority of the time. What does the career ladder look like? Also, if you don't end up liking the role, are your exits equally attractive as they were upon leaving consulting? Or do you get boxed into that particular industry?
Fishes, what’s usually the career path ahead for consultants who join pre-IPO startups in Strategy Director / Associate Director positions? Is a business owner role the next natural step?
Second Year M here (~9 YOE)- contemplating exit paths:
Option 1. My (big tech) client has essentially offered to “sponsor” me joining as a FTE. TComp would be ~$425k (mostly RSUs), but would suggest I eventually need to relocate from “big non-coastal city” to the Bay Area (if “I’m to be successful”)- that isn’t really feasible for now. Option 2: Being recruited by a F500 for a data + corp strategy Director role, no relocation required, TComp around ~$320k, better WLB. I’m ~$190k now. What to do?
I’m lucky to have a few career options right now (11 YOE in B4 consulting);
1. Corp strategy Director role in a large O&G firm
2. Corp strategy Director role at one of the FAANGs
3. Stay where I am and make P in ~2 years
Which is better for longer term comp prospects?
Any advice on those of us trying to push into a strategy director role? Currently a senior strategist with plenty of experience, but every time I try and step into a director role (on smaller accounts/when the director level is short staffed) my anxiety hits 100 and impacts my performance. It’s starting to get to me, and I wonder if anyone has been in this position before... thanks in advance!
We are desperately looking to fill a strategy director role. Agency is great. Job listing is on LinkedIn and our website.
Any fish have opinions to share on moving to FCB in a Strategy Director role? Recruiter reached out. I wasn't necessarily looking but am now considering it...would love some culture, fit, WLB, etc., insights
Can someone share thoughts on Anthem Strategy Director role? I see it frequently in my LinkedIn feed and seems like these roles have been around for a while. Are they mid level or senior roles? Wlb, pay etc.
Thoughts on an agency having a candidate do a case study for a Strategy Director position? What have you come across in your experience? Things to watch out for?
Hey strat friends - any content strategists looking for a new FT remote role outside of the agency world, passing along this listing for a Content Strategy Director (via my recruiter friend!) —> https://www.entreinstitute.com/careers
Does anyone know the typical comp range for a strategy director role at PayPal? Other Internet forums haven’t been helpful
Is it fair that at the same agency one person can go straight to strategy director but others have to be ASDs? I had usually heard you either had that ASD role or not but not doing it case by case.
Just curious how others do it.
Not arguing the point of being ready, just trying to figure out if that’s a trap or if it’s common.
What compensation can we expect at Publicis Sapient for Technical Strategy Director role? And what role is it exactly? Location: Dallas, TX
I have a call with recruiter, but wanted to check it before that. TIA Publicis Sapient @
I WAs contacted for a L7 amazon role. 2 yrs post MBA at bcg and now strategy director at FMCG. Is the move worth considering? How much should I be expecting in compensation?
Sr Strategy Manager position at Microsoft ($150B) or Strategy Director position at CPG ($10B) company?
Freelance Strategy Director role
Anyone have experience with moving from consulting to a strategy director/account planner role at a creative/marketing agency? E.g. R/GA, AKQA, HUGE, etc?
What are those roles like? How is the culture different than consulting?
Haven’t interviewed in a long time. Any tips or questions that I should practice/prep for? Strategy Director role. Thanks!
2 years into strategy director role in industry with total 5 YOE. 200K TC in HCOL.
Am I underpaid? If so, what should I expect? Thx
Would you interview for a position you feel you’re under qualified for? I have been a senior consultant of strategy at Interbrand for about a year now. I have a total of 5 years experience working in branding/advertising. I received a recruiter InMail last week regarding a strategy director role at a smaller branding agency. The job seems interesting and challenging and I’m def intrigued by the opportunity and title bump but I feel like I am not ready to take on the director role yet. Continued.
looking for a salary range for an associate strategy director role in NYC, 8 years of experience. big holding company. position would be a level up from my current one. seems like ~$140k is a good starting point? don’t want to lowball myself!
looking for a salary range for an associate strategy director in NYC, 8 years of experience. big holding company. position would be a level up from my current one. seems like ~$140k is a good starting point? don’t want to lowball myself (i’m already seriously underpaid, so this would be a big opportunity to get back in track salary-wise)!
I’m an Innovation and Growth Strategy Director from a boutique innovation agency that was recently acquired by Accenture. My experience is in partnering with C-Suite clients and leading teams across multiple industries to design and launch new products and services using human-centered design.
Could anyone advise me on some exit opportunities to Big Tech Google, Amazon, or Facebook? Or how to reach the right recruiter?
The online postings don’t line up to my experience level or expertise.
MONO is hiring! We need a Strategy Director, Account Director and Project Manager - see postings and apply via our website: https://www.mono-1.com/careers
Anyone have a recent ad salaries survey they can share? Or a Planning Salary Survey that still hasn’t been shared publicly yet? Worked to the bone and underpaid ($120k as a strategy director with 10 years exp in Toronto, before a covid pay cut), and since no one seems to be hiring planners atm, trying my best to get paid (at least closer to) what I’m worth and any evidence of salary bands per title helps. Thanks
What does a good CV *look* like in 2020? Im at strategy director level with lengthy experience in two continents at a top 5 agency and some solid award winning famous work to speak to. And barely getting any replies. And a bunch of rejections to client side applications. Not even an interview. I know there’s hiring freezes everywhere, but this is demoralising as fuck. What do these companies want to see?
What is the salary range for a Product Strategy Director (L8) role at Google? Also what is the breakdown of cash/stock in the TC?
Are any cyber companies hiring a cyber strategy director in NY area. I am finding a lot of dead leads on LinkedIn
Anyone have a rough salary comp for a full-time strategy director role at an IPG network agency?
What’s the chicago salary for a newly promoted associate strategy director? Agency is 120-200 ppl
What about a director role? This is also a possibility considering I bring some experience they want￼ ￼
Strategy Director role at a consumer company (lifestyle/fitness space) - any ideas what the salary range might be? 6-8 yrs experience, team seems to be mostly ex-consultants with MBAs
FCB NY is hiring a CD team, a VP, Account Director, & a Strategy Director. DM me for further details.
Exit from SM at EY Strategy & Operations to Strategy Director at F500 company. Is this lateral / step up / step down?
Been interviewing for a Strategy Director with a product engineering company for the last 2 months. The role originally reported into a VP until last week when I was told the role will now report...
Director level planners:
How old were you when you became an Associate Strategy Director (if you had that role)?
How old were you when you became a Strategy Director?
KPMG Strategy Director
Discussing a potential opportunity about a Strategy Director role with KPMG.
I got 10-year experience in consulting. Non-MBA. What salary should I aim for?
Anyone looking for media / strat roles? We’re hiring!
NY: Media Analyst, Brand Manager
SF: Brand Manager, Director Social
CHI: Strategy Director, Social Strategy Director, Sr. Social Brand Manager
I have been having a few emails exchanges with a recruiter and he said that based on my experience, I could start as a Level 6. What is this? Is this truly a SM role? Is this a consulting role?
I had a mentor tell me that when job searching it doesn’t matter to change your position/end date on LinkedIn until you start your new position if furloughed/laid off but have correct dates in your resume. I’m skeptical about this, but want to hear thoughts?
Is McKinsey currently hiring for BAs?
What are the best data privacy certs to aim for? 4 year exp in cyber risk consulting. Want to move to a privacy related role outside the big 4. Should I go for the CDPSE or CIPP or CIPM?
How to ask a startup to share their books with you. Being courted for Manager of S&O role, but don't want to be walking into a sinking ship.
I don’t know how I ended up in my position. I just applied to be a designer but my boss thought he saw potential in my works and I don’t wanna disappoint. I’m excited and scared! Please share sum tips
Please share your thoughts on the Associate Partner role at EY. I’m considering a role and this is on the table. Trying to understand how it compares to a Director role and the typical path to an equity partner. Are lateral moves as an equity partner possible?
Can anyone tell me how is the work life balance in Citi Bank? The opening is for credit analyst role in GCB group, which I think of the retail division.
I am currently in Commercial banking and the work life balance is pretty bad.
Also what salary can I expect at C11 level?
have seen a lot around creatives moving into strategy, but any strategists out there who have successfully pivoted into a creative role (copywriter/acd)?
I’m exploring a tech strategy principal role at Slalom. Any good insight I should know? Specifically about their tech strategy area? Coming from being a manager at ACN.
Is there a hiring freeze at Deloitte GPS? Looking to come in at SC level. I can code in R and SQL and am a recognized SME in data viz (tableau, powerbi, etc...). Have proposal experience and white pap
Does anyone here hold a non-CFA designation (CFP, CAIA, FRM etc.) and what kind of role/position do you have?
I have seen quite a few managers (1st or 2nd year) moving into an industry role as a senior, not manager. Is this common? I thought it’s easy to get a manager title in industry coming out of big 4
Any strategy and analytics consultant from Deloitte . Would love to learn more and a referral if possible . Thanks
Looking for referrals for Meta if anyone can help me out! I applied for the Associate General Counsel (Commercial) role and am coming from a publicly traded company where I have been the Regional Counsel. 10 years experience in-house, 5+ doing commercial agreements. Really interested in this position! If you're willing to refer me please DM me and we can work something out! TIA
Hello! Can anyone please provide insight into the interview process for the Senior Strategy Consultant Role? Thanks!
Hi EY Fishes,
Can you please confirm if Senior Business Consultant and Senior Consultant in TR is same or different? Currently getting offered Senior 1 role and am currently a consultant at Deloitte in RFA practise.
Hey everybody. Got laid off at D. BTA within strategy and analytics. Mostly LS/HC experience. Anybody can help out with a referral anywhere? Thank you!
Are these shoes appropriate for a guest to wear to a formal wedding?
The dress is floor-length so you only see them from under the slit when I walk. But I still worry some might think they attract too much attention. Thoughts?
Why don’t MS programs accept GMAT? Scored well on the GMAT a while ago and decided to pursue an MS in Computer Science instead of an MBA, but it seems like almost all of the decent programs only accept GRE scores…
Can we talk college costs for dependents? We have three and are doing 529s but.. costs are insane. What % of college tuition do you plan to cover for your kids? How are you saving?
Can someone please say what is this " Flexible allowance package" in the pay structure of HSBC, just got my offer letter but a large sum is mentioned at Flexible allowance package.???