People who moved from consulting to corporate strategy roles at Google, Microsoft, Facebook - what’s your base comp and stock grant?

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Posted on here a few weeks back about having interviews with Facebook, stripe, Microsoft, Lyft etc. As of today I’ve been rejected by all of them! Makes almost 20 rejections in the past year. Still cr… more

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Does anyone else here think that all these Oracle, Microsoft, AWS etc certifications are a joke? What real value do they actually add?

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Microsoft Teams is driving me crazy. I feel like I’m always at work. Yesterday I was at a family bbq and I was constantly getting pinged. Every time I get a message notification I feel like I’m about … more

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I know the forum hates Deloitte but does Deloitte have good exit ops? I’m interested in doing strategy work and struck out on m… more

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I work at EY cyber and I’m a staff 2 Just got two awesome offers: one from Microsoft that pays REALLY well, here. And I also got an offer to transfer to Europe with EY and I would be promoted to senio… more

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Hi all. Please I need some life defining advice on staying at Microsoft or getting an Ivy MBA. I’m currently a L61 IT Ops consultant making 120k base with 3 yoe. If I get promoted every 2.5 years it’… more

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Currently making 230k TC as an Applied Scientist at Microsoft. I have ~3.5 yoe and 26 y/o. How does this fare against MBB. See a lot of folks clearing 350-400k here with couple of years of work ex. … more

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When it rains, it pours🌧🌧. Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon all want to interview me next week. Five 45 minutes interviews meaning I need 3 days. What do I tell my client to be off for 3 days??

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So are we just gonna ignore the fact that Microsoft Teams eradicated most status tricking hacks during Covid? Snitching on all of us at a crucial time.

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What is the best way to automate Excel tasks? Is there a tool that do not require coding? Something like Microsoft power Automate? and best way you learned it?

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Why isn't Microsoft considered a FAANG-level company?

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Microsoft offer as a Data Scientist with 6YOE: $180k base $80k stock $25k sign on bonus $20k to $60k annual bonus Does that look fair? Coming over from consulting with a $170k TC so the big numbers i… more

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Rank where you'd want to exit to among the tech giants? Facebook Apple Amazon Netflix Google Microsoft

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How do you guys stay organised at work? Do you write down to-dos and notes on paper? Use some kind of tool (like Microsoft notes) or email yourself? I always end up switching between all 3 methods and… more

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About to switch companies where I went from using excel and all Microsoft products to a Google based company. Any advice for using Google sheets and getting accustomed to that after being an excel use… more

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Does Microsoft pay well? Like is 200k TC a median salary range for someone with 10 YOE or 200k is like nothing in MSFT?

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Microsoft Teams should have a “cooldown” feature, when someone splits a single sentence into 7 separate messages, they get a message “sorry, you’re doing that too much. please try again in one minute”… more

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If you audit Microsoft, would you have to use something other than Microsoft excel since that would relying on Microsoft’s product to help audit Microsoft?

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How do ya think Microsoft is planning to monetize GitHubmore

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Currently making around 115K TC as a fed consultant with a TS (3 YOE), I want to 50% that with my next hop. I already applied to Microsoft, MBBs, Salesforce, etc. I do business intelligence work (noth… more

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What’s the cheapest way to download Microsoft excel? I don’t have a student email

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I was recently verbally offered a job at Microsoft for a Program Manager (non-technical) position. Does anyone have any insight… more

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Can only pick one. Who would you put your money on for next 5-10 years? Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft, Tesla.

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Any suggestions on a personal laptop? Deciding between MacBook Air or maybe something like a Microsoft surface. I just want something to store personal items, surf the web, etc. I haven’t used a MacBo… more

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Just realized i’m probably getting screened out because my resume is in Microsoft Word format 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Just found out my exit company doesn’t use Microsoft office and uses gmail and google suite. I am now sad

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Received offer from Microsoft. Signing bonus has 12 month clawback. Has anyone ever negotiated a clawback which is prorated based on months served? Thank you.

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Any tips for getting my resume seen at FAANG/major tech companies in the SF Bay Area? I’ve already tried going through as many contacts that I know of in the groups I’m interested in. I’m trying to … more

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Besides FAANG, what are some notable tech companies? Examples: Uber, Microsoft, Starbucks, etc

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I want to learn SQL and Python (or R) to move into a more strategic Finance job, or maybe to FAANG. Considering the Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate. Anyone have experience or thoughts?… more

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Why is Microsoft not included in FAANG? Different comp structure? Different culture?

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If you're a software engineer looking for the biggest flex on the resume, what company would provide that? Amazon? Microsoft? Facebook?

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Anyone here exited to Microsoft? How do you like it there?

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My team is trying to find a better way to track talent. We have an ATS we like for everything but tracking the talent pipeline. Anyone have good one off tools they use for talent pipeline tracking? Ev… more

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Currently a senior consultant at B4 in LCOL city making $105K. Received offer at Microsoft in Bay Area for $130K base, $100K equity and 10% bonus for an associate role. Everything about the role is gr… more

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Does anyone have a Microsoft surface laptop? Thoughts? Thinking of getting one for my MBA but they’re kind of pricey

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PwC is hiring. If you are considering new exciting opportunities, the time is now. Let me know if you're interested in learning more about #TeamPwC. My team is looking for individuals who are int… more

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Why do some people say that the senior level at big tech (e.g., L6 at AWS) correlates to senior manager level at big 4? I get it from a comp perspective since comp is just that much higher. But from … more

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14 people on EY USA had been barred from coming to usa. Who knows, thet were out of country for vacation, maybe meeting an ill relative or even attending a funeral. But that's none of my business

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When it takes you two weeks of working to catch up from one week of vacation...seems like it should be the other way around ☠️

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I swear to god the maids at the Westin intentionally point that little handheld shower apparatus straight at you so when you turn on the shower...

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I was recently let go. When I interview, should I be upfront about this, or should I keep it vague — “looking for new opportunities”? It seems like it will come up when people ask why I’m leaving.

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