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A 52 year old experienced hire just joined the team coming in at a consultant level....rofl

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@Accenture 8- I think it really is based on what DTE/OU you're in at Accenture and which Slalom office. Slalom is younger and they're better known on the west coast and mid-west vs. new on the east coast. At slalom, I've had the chance to work at different industries (which is what I wanted), versus only being allowed to be staffed in my alignment at Accenture. I've actually done some really amazing Strategy work at Slalom and worked with the C-Suite of a global company. Believe it or not, that wasn't somethin Accenture afforded me because of my group (banking), which was full of cut-throat jerks and they limited you if there was favoritism to give someone else exposure etc to build their story for laddering. Slalom's pace is different- but like all things, you get out what you put in. I know plenty of lazy people at Accenture who rose up because they played the politics well. It's about what's right for you and yes- there's politics everywhere - it's just less at slalom.

I think there's less politics because it's smaller. :-) you don't have as many people to push out of your way - and you don't have as many as the high drivers fighting for the top spots. I bet if you looked at it from a percentage basis (if you could even quantify "asshole" 😉) then you would find very similar percentages. I think slalom is a great place to go if you are established in your career and need a different pace. Do not recommend if you are wanting to move fast or learn quickly. . If I am reading correctly - you moved as a senior manager. There are quite a few 22-30 year olds on here and I would highly recommend that they let themselves be put to the fire during early stages of career at top mgmt consulting firms before moving on to a slalom. I am actually quite fond of slalom and may return at some point if my life goals change. I am looking forward to see how slalom grows - right now they are still heavily weighted staff aug although I know they are trying to change this. Difficult to do this with a local workforce. @acn3 yes I completely agree - diff strokes for diff folks. :-)

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Good for them..I hope I'm as courageous to keep trying new things as I get older. Hopefully, I'll have enough $$ where titles won't matter either.

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@OP why is that funny? I'll bet that "consultant" can teach you a thing or two.

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OP you are an idiot.

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Watch the movie The Intern

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Naw... I call BS! You probably thought there will be more idiots on this site that would laugh with you. Hope this made you realize human decency and respect - for the most part - still exists.

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Not everyone is like you @OP. Rather than laugh at the situation why not embrace it as an opportunity to (obviously) work on some people skills and take advantage to learn from someone who has more experience (even if just about life!) than you do

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^2nd this

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You're mean, he'll probably be manager next year. They do that for ppl without consulting experience and bump them after 1 year.

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What's the big deal about him being 52? Maybe he worked his way up to where he is or maybe he just wants to learn .again.what is it that is so funny about the situation ?

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I would rather work with a 52 yr old experienced hire consultant than a 22 year old BA with no real life work experience and a huge superiority complex.

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I'm 36 at consultant level Bc I stayed home with my children for a decade. And my husband was Bain. Graduated top of my class and was an intern. Won't be a straight ladder for all of us Bc of certain life circumstances. Does not mean we are any less qualified just means we reach different goals later in life. One of mine was to be able to stay home with my young children. :-)

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Yeah, sometimes us "old folks" just like to do different things. I was already successful at one career and wanted to try something new. Accenture recruited me. Think hard about the fact that your assumptions/stereotypes are outdated. I took a consulting role because I did not want to manage a team. Been there, done that.

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You don't know him/her or his/her story. Life is more unpredictable. I'm sure he/she already feel awkward enough as it is...

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Your average client would much rather have a 52 year old advising them than some punk kid who would make a post like this.

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OP... Stop being a dick, not funny at all!

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@OP I bet you got a gold star for the day! I bet your mother loves you! I bet interns go home and tell their moms they want to consult like you one day! Your career is the bestest ever.

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OP you're an embarrassment and a fcking dick

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I'm so proud of my fb fam for being respectful and mature. I wish OK would learn a thing or two from this thread.

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We bring in many experienced hires at the consultant level because they have serious industry experience. These folks are great to have because they often truly understand our clients' perspectives and bring great thought diversity to the team. It can be a hard adjustment for some, but I've seen many succeed and really thrive. OP, stop being a dick and help to make this a great place for everyone to work, not just ppl who look and think like you.

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OP sounds like an intern

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