Stay at AWS as a L7 Principal making $420k TC or take the offer from McKinsey as an Associate Partner at $450k TC? McK is experienced track. Which one has the longer 5 year trajectory for comp?

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So my GF (works at a FANG) asked “Why cannot you tell your Principal and Partner you need to eat lunch first before sending them the work? Don’t they eat lunch?” I really don’t know what to say...

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Got an industry offer - Director level, 100% remote - $230k & 15% bonus. SM1 $177k. Thinking that isn’t enough to jump but close friends think I’m letting the carrot of Principal, and the pension … more

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Got an Assoc. Principal offer from IQVIA launch strategy group, also interviewing with ZS Growth Marketing strategy group for M role. If I land an offer from ZS as well then any suggestions which one … more

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So, our Principal makes less than Classic PL. Outstanding.

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Did anyone fully work from home at Booz Allen Hamilton ? Also do you guys think it can be a standard to be fully wfh? I accepte… more

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I got a low ball offer from Slalom. Interviewed for Principal but been offered a SC role and offer is 25% cut from my current comp. Any ideas if Slalom always does this? How much should I negotiate?

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Interviewing with BCG for Principal, banking. 3rd year Deloitte Strategy SM. Fifteen YOE. What to ask for comp base and signing?

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Partners - in your opinion and based on what you have seen, what’s a better time to exit consulting - as a partner to a CXO role or as a Partner (-1) / Associate Principal to a VP/SVP role, if someone… more

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Feeling that my brain has been on “auto pilot” mode for years. I am Principal in one of the top consulting firms, promoted on fast track basis, so have not been “lazy” and doing good at work. But ever… more

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Currently making about 130 as a Principal consultant at a no name firm. (At least for consulting but it’s a huge company) I LOVE the team but the work is not exciting and very slow / tech heavy BUT Ve… more

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Hi Oliver Wyman fish, would you mind sharing what's the total compensation for post-MBA role, I.e. Associate 1 to 3, EM and… more

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YOE at Slalom Consulting for Senior Consultant vs Principal?

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Is Oliver Wyman planning to raise base pay like the competitors are? If so, are they going to match the competitors? They were … more

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Would you consider moving from a Big4 Consulting Senior Manager role to MBB, and at what target level? E.g. (in case of BCG) would you target Principal or Partner (which I believe is a non-equity role… more

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A Principal once told me: "Leave consulting as soon as you can, otherwise you'll be stuck here for a long time, this is not a life you'll love" Opinions?

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Is this offer good for someone with 7 years of consulting experience and at the senior Principal level (2 years away from MD). It’s at a pre-IPO fin-tech: $270K base, 30% bonus, $165K equity = $515 to… more

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Worth it to pay lump sum towards mortgage to remove PMI? Bought a single family home last summer for 450k, with 10% down. Principal + interest ~ $1700/mo, property taxes $500/mo and PMI is ~$85. If I … more

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A bit bored so thought I would do an AMA- Principal, in consulting for ~8 years, Female, 32, married to ... another consultant

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I have been teaching students with special needs for 21 years now. The class size used to be 12:1. Now it’s 15:1, but you can have up to 18 students with the variance. Now my Principal said that you … more

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Deloitte SM or Slalom Senior Principal? Any insights on salary range , benefits, WLB etc. In the interview process for both

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Does anyone have insight into IQVIA comp for Principal level? I was just verbally offered $275k base + 35% bonus (seems high li… more

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I'm looking at experienced hire opportunities and have a general leveling question for Bain and BCG. Is a Bain SM equivalent to a BCG PL 1 or 2? Is a Bain SM2 equivalent to a BCG PL2 or Principal?… more

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Who is the kind of person (background, experience, relationships etc) that is hired externally to a Principal role at BCG? Who is the kind of person that tends to do well?

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Got a level 7 offer Principal Solution Architect (Cloud) from Amazon (AWS). But it's a low base at 160, 300 sign on bonus and then RSU over four years with unlock y1 5% y2 15% and year 3 and 4 40… more

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AWS Principal CSM interview coming up. How did you prepare for initial phone and loop interviews? Interview questions/preparation tips/resources?… pls help. How much technical do they get?

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Why do so many spend so much time at the Principal level? Have seen some LinkedIns where people are there anywhere from 2-7+ years.

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What level is Principal Director at Accenture? Is this higher than SM but lower than MD?

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Weekly hours you work at MBB as a.... 1) BA, AC or Associate 2) Associate, Consultant 3) EM, PL 4) AP, Principal 5) Partner Please drop data points below: ([Position], [hours]) EM, 80

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MBB newish Principal here, with a HF analyst offer at a top MM fund. What are the reasons I shouldn’t take it? Is this too good to pass?

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Need referral for Senior/ Principal program manager @Amazon in EAM area.Also would like to understand difference between Manage… more

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At EY what’s the path to Partner/ Principal if you join as a Senior Manager?

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Going through the interview process for Lead Field SE potentially Principal SE with a referral at Salesforce. Tier 2 city. Trying to have some numbers in my head for compensation. Base 160-170 bonus 4… more

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Hi 🐠! Wanted some help understanding the levels at Oliver Wyman a bit better... especially EM - how does it map/ compare against levels at MBB and other Tier 2 firms? How do the responsibilities typi… more

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Principal level offer in Bay Area Pharma/Biotech $200k base + $100k variable (bonus+stock) = $300k TC Good offer?

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Slalom Consulting What is the promotion cycle in Slalom? Does it happen annually or biannually? Currently a Manager in Big 4 a… more

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If you knew someone was promoted to a Principal at a company like Deloitte and he doesn’t support women in leadership but pretends to; what would you do?

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Does anyone else find the AP title a little bit ridiculous? You’re a Principal, you’re about as ‘Partner’ as a you are a Manager

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Chase UR is migrating systems, so they might not be able to find recent rewards bookings. Ask for a specialist if you have that issue - saved me a lot of time!

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PwC 🐟 if you leave the firm (quit or laid off) do you have to return the firm sponsored phone? Or can you keep the device itself and give up the number?

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