$200k+ salary, no loans. Mid 20s. What should I be doing with my money? Buy property? Index funds? Thank you in advance!
Do you ever think we’re a little out of touch for how much $ we make as consultants and the expectations of growth in income we have? Sometimes I look at my salary and I’m like damn, I’m slacking compared to my peers or xyz firm average at this level. Other times I realize how I’m already making more than 87% (just googled this, not a hard stat) of Americans and make more than some people will ever hope to annually in their lifetime. Thoughts?
I know a lot of people are upset today with comp coming out and I don’t want to be insensitive but I finally crossed the 6-figure line! I know a lot of people will laugh at this goal but I wanted to make 6-figures before 30 (I am 29). As a 2nd generation American, I wanted this goal for all the sacrifices my parents made to leave their homes and families to give me the opportunity that the US provides!
Wife’s firm just announced a staggered 5% to 10% salary cut for 3 mths starting 5/1. < 60k,0% cut, 60k-75k is 5%, 75k-100k is 6%, 100k-250k is 8% & so on. Would you prefer this rather than lay offs?
Received an offer for 50% more comp but just started a project where the client specifically requested that I deliver the work and there really isn’t anyone else who has the knowledge that I do (because of past delivered work) to deliver this within the timeframe. How should I approach leaving?
How many people here actually make above $200k with bonus? Just curious because I see ridiculous salaries on here.
Just got laid off. Client asked me to start a LLC and she will pay me directly. Project is 2.5x my base salary. Seems like no brainer? What am I missing?
a recruiter reached out asking if I was interested in an accounting role with a 60k salary (I have 5 YoE). anyone have any similar clueless recruiter stories?
For all the young'ns wondering if it's worth sticking it out, it is! Anyone else keep track of their comp. like this?
Below a rule of thumb regarding how much money you should have saved at each age for a “normal” retirement (ie around age 65). I’m 30 and have currently saved an amount equal around 100% of total comp (base + bonus). Curious where others in consulting are with respect to this. How do you stand up against the table below and are you trying to retire early (ie before age 60)?
What was your salary when you first made a "luxury splurge"? Getting paid 95k but finding it hard to justify items like a Canada Goose coat or a Rimowa suitcase.
Bonus talk today -$500 raise, $150 bonus I cannot make this shit up. Started in late July And was told by the recruiter before I signed paperwork that I should expect a min of 3.5% raise and 2K bonus
Got a bonus that I wasn’t expecting or planning for. I’ll save the majority, but want to treat myself a little. What’s something you’ve done with a bonus purely for your frivolous enjoyment?
We have it VERY good in consulting. Try to keep it all in perspective the next time you're upset your bonus wasn't as high as you'd like.
Does anyone here have a side hussle? What do you do? Salary isn't cutting it and I'm not in a position to change jobs right now. I need to save money this year and could use the extra $$
Just got my stimulus check. Since I started work in August, I got the full $1200. My salary makes this money unnecessary. Ideas on what to do with it? Best places to donate?
If you were offered 50% of your compensation and full benefits to take a 6-12 month ‘break’ from your job would you take it? Because that may be coming to you very soon.
I don’t know why everyone is upset about comp. I went into consulting because I wanted to make an enriching difference in people lives. If you go into consulting for money, your priorities are all wrong.
When someone asks if you make 6 figures how do you respond? Currently in low COL city and salary equates to 6 figures elsewhere
Hey 🐠, what is your base salary vs. the price of your home when you bought it? I’ll start - I’m currently at a 115k base and paid $218k for my home. I live in Atlanta.
I just declined an offer. They have been on calls with me for a month begging me to join (but the position has only 20k salary hike). I’m staying in D as I see myself some potential here even though I only got 3000 salary increase. I hope I’m making a good decision 😫
How much salary/savings would you need to feel ok buying a 250k+ car? (Looking for something special for parent’s 60th, and they paid for all my degrees which is 250+ US)
Not to brag, but just crossed 200k annual comp with my raise and bonus this year. Still living in NYC, paying 2k a month in MBA loans, and 1k to support patents, but now feel a little more secure. 😀
Im anticipating a 40k performance bonus in a couple of months. Looking for ideas on how to spend it. Thoughts?
Why is there such a salary difference between M in US consulting vs M in UK consulting. 80k pounds is not same as $150k.
To Europeans that moved to the US: why do you want to live in that country aside from a better salary?
When did people start splurging on things? Currently considering buying a nicer car (Audi A5), which runs at ~50k. Monthly payment would be about 600. For background: comp is ~200k base + 130 bonus + profit sharing. In my state that’s about 17-18k take home pay per month on average. Monthly payments are maybe 5k today (house + groceries + random stuff) and I help my wife pay back her tuition (another 2k per month). So I feel I can afford but also looking at a house next year...
I didn’t get MBB but I’m comforted by the fact I only work 40-50 hours a week and am rarely on travel projects. Downside is brand and TC is probably 25% less than MBB friends (250 v 200, small bonus)
How can I justify job hopping twice after not even 2 years out of university when both times the jobs offered me almost double in compensation?
21k car on a 105k salary? I have the money to buy it outright with cash or can borrow from well off parents on 0%. Should I ever think about financing with a bank? There's no upside on this right if my parents are willing to offer me that loan...
What should a Sr. Associate in NYC office within the FS - MC practice expect for Comp (%) this year? Thoughts??
Hello there! I am new to this community and would like to ask you guys a quick question. How much is your hourly rate for a Senior AD in SF as a freelancer at an ad agency? THANKS!!
Career change. Media planner with 6 years experience. I'm good at my job and believe in media/advertising but I'm not married to the industry. My priorities are better salary and job security.
Will credit funds or PE funds buyout bonuses mid year or do people lose their bonus when they switch? Any pointers on the dynamics or negotiation strategy/best practice would be great to have.
What’s the average salary range of an integrated planning director in Toronto? Want to be sure I’m not getting lowballed as a “new” director. Anyone have links/sources w/ Canadian salary data? Thanks
👋 I learnt that I earn almost the same than a Senior AD 🙃. Any advices to increase or re-evaluate my salary with my boss? 🍀🏋️♂️🤞(next post = more info)
Hello guys, does anyone have any idea of salary range at Chiat Day LA for a Senior Integrated Producer?
Some of my work was supposed to compete for some metal in Cannes this year. Based on my prediction that we would win, I made plans to go to a better agency for a bigger salary. Now that Cannes (cont)
HELP: Very unhappy in current role, with team, salary and work load. Got another job at independent agency but current agency has counteroffered & says I can move teams - should I stay or go?
All the PM's out there - what level, city, and salary are you at? I feel like PM's reacha certain level and plateau - there's no opportunity to make as much as account(def not creative) is that true?
What would be the average salary for a second year senior tax associate in the southeast in a middle market firm as compared to B4?
Who all has visibility into your LEAD feedback besides your direct manager when discussing ranking and comp?
OPPORTUNITY: Venture backed tech company in the creative / production industry is hiring an experienced Producer in Los Angeles. Competitive salary, equity and perks. Email: email@example.com
I’m losing my mind at a job that’s a dead end. Who’s got a great lead for an ACD Design NYC/NJ? I’d love to help someone get a referral bonus! :)
I’m interested in a guy who works on the same client as me for some of the yr. We usually hang out at work events and hung out a couple times outside of work stuff. Should I make a move or avoid this?
It’s times like these... when I am dialing into a client call on a Saturday of a holiday weekend at my grandparent’s house...that quitting seems like the only option.
If I have the head recruiter's name for a job application (and they're an alum), what could I do to increase my chances of landing an interview?
Just got laid off from my job due to restructuring... as an Aussie worker in NYC on an E3 visa being laid off for the first time, im lost...any leads and advice is absolutely appreciated
Accepted an industry job and having serious second thoughts and cold feet. Debating if I should just keep applying elsewhere. Has anyone else felt similarly?
This guy I was talking to got offended that I didn’t pick up his call because I was working and on a client call. Like dude seriously 😒
Since ppl be paying attention only to this bowl 😞 What’s the typical salary range of ACDs at late-stage, well-funded/unicorn startups in SF? Thank you 🙏🏻 leaving you w a great life tip in exchange 👇🏻
Didn’t feel WFH gave me extra time during the day till I find out that commute time saved is made up by watching the news for 1-2 hours a day now…I’ve never followed the news so closely before.
Looking to make an exit to FAANG. Have been thinking of getting out of the big 4 for over a year now. I feel like I can do so much more than what I am already doing. Can anyone help? ~ 9 years FTE.
I have a Roth 401k and I’m looking to pull money out of it to buy an investment property. Has anyone done this ? What’s the pros and cons? Also what’s your view on it?
Okay to ask for extension on take home interview exercise if swamped with client work over the weekend?
Anyone have feedback on the Payer practice within Strategy&? Would appreciate hearing about the culture, projects, your experience, etc. TIA
Have a confirming interview with a HR Director. Previous rounds of interviews with line managers and VPs went well. Want to finish in a solid way. What should I watch out for? Tips for preparation?
I have been a hands on SAP tech guy and have been approach for PreSales SAP role in AWS. Have never done PreSales work so am apprehensive about interviewing and if selected taking up this role. Anyone else made such a move into PreSales ? Experiences ?
Normal to feel overwhelmed by career choices as a first year? Look at what I do in my role, and the job reqs for stuff on LinkedIn I want and no idea how I’m gonna get there with so little control