People who make 250K+ - do you still feel like you need / want more? Do you have a number in mind that you think is enough? Do you think you will need more when you reach it?
Is it unreasonable to ask someone from PT timezone to follow ET hours for 1 month during critical phase of the project? To be specific.. starting 9AM ET. Work day typically gets over at 6p ET or sooner sometimes, and this person makes it such a big deal and makes it sound like they are doing team a favor.
As I prepared to file my notice, the partner of the firm called me and asked me to stay. They’re willing to promote me mid year in December and increase salary next year in August. The current offer I have gives 60% pay increase and Partner still can’t match that offer after promotion. Firm leadership says here I have potential to be a partner in 8 years and talk about all the leadership support I have rn which is fair. Is this one of their tactics to make me stay or should I just leave…
Can someone explain this sense of entitlement by the younger generation? When I hear the younger gen complaining that they aren't getting paid enough when they start at 70k which is more than some experienced hires.....I just don't understand.
Who is happy with their WLB to pay ratio? What’s your firm, YOE, and position, and total comp?
For those in this category - how did you reach $1,000,000 net worth...combination of stocks, side hustles, jobs etc.
I am noticing that McKinsey is increasingly recruiting at non-elite schools (very roughly speaking not top 15 schools). At my old undergrad, 5 years ago the most competitive firm to show up was EY. This year McKinsey took 4 non-internship full hires. Why is McKinsey going “down market” for recruiting? Are elite school kids losing interest in consulting so McK has to cast a wider net? Or is McK seeking a wider pool for other reasons? I advise undergrads on consulting so want to be best informed.
Wife & I had our first baby a year and a half ago. Pre-baby I was pretty type-A, went above and beyond and was hell bent on climbing the corporate ladder as high as possible. Now, it’s basically the opposite. Have been kinda skating by, want to get promoted, but loving the extra time with my family and don’t realllyyy care about work as much as I used to. Has anyone experienced similar? Does it go away? Feels weird not going 100%. Like am I setting myself up for disaster in the long term ya know
How do you feel about your firm's benefits package, on retirement (401K), PTO, parental leave, and health insurance? Curious to see whether and how you think your firm needs to make adjustments.
I’m a pregnant American citizen that wants to travel to give birth. What’s a good country to land in that will give foreigners good maternal care with reasonable out of pocket expenses?
Has anyone been put on a PIP and successfully gotten through it? Seeking advice & support on how to navigate this. Please no jokes or jabs.
Why don't more (white collar) Americans take breaks in-between jobs? Like a month or two summer break. Is this mindset that you need to work all the time a vestige from back when people would work at the same company for 40 years until they die?
My nephew just told me he just got rejected/waitlisted by all the ivy leagues despite perfect test scores, APs and ECs. His college counselor told his parents it’s because he’s Asian. That’s ridiculous right? College admission don’t actually penalize because of race - just helps if one is URM? If not, how is this legal?
Trying to assess if an mba is worth it (25 year old male). I am a VP making $200 K in pharma transaction advisory considering moving to IB. Worth the two year hold on my career and $400 K in lost salary? It’s terrifying to go back into debt...
Son picking college- got into many state schools (Alabama, Tenn, Ohio State, Arizona, etc) with scholarships I can comfortably pay and have no debt after. Just got into Berkley, but it’s going to be $70k a year. He’d like to do data analytics. Any advice?
My friends little sister is graduating undergrad and has an offer from Strategy& for $100k and McKinsey for $90k (pretty sure McK is going to bump soon). Im obviously biased to McK but want to show her other perspectives. Which one should she choose and why?? And and all feedback is welcomed!
Not crashing anymore.
I did not grow up in the US but live in a second tier city in the Midwest now. We are sending our daughter to a private elementary school now for ~$20k a year. Is it worth it vs. good public schools? In terms of academic outcome and emotional well being for the child. Anyone with personal experience?
I'm 32 years old, and I seem to have 0 career ambition. Is it wrong? All of my MBA classmates are fighting for their career, but I'm just doing bare minimum. Literally only working for 4 hours a day (a full time job though). Spending rest of time writing, making bracelet, learning new language and random stuff for fun. I question myself whether this lifestyle is wrong TBH...
People are soft now a days and don’t read the fine print of you’re an at-will employer - which means you can be let go for any reason with or without warning. The business owes you nothing and life is not fair. Stop complaining about who’s doing what, ranks, who’s voting for who, who likes you and who doesn’t, benefits at other firm compared to yours, this right and that right and ask yourself the last time you HELP yourself. The sun will come out tomorrow and no one really cares. Help yourself
Been in Big4 for 6 years now, and I still don't get it. Why on earth are these firms thinking with requiring technology consultants to handle invoicing, engagement creation, timesheet code creation, and other misc. financial tasks. Can't we have a dedicated finance team per client to handle the misc. financial related mess in the engagement lifecycle instead of requiring technical folks to waste precious hours on stuff that really isn't transferrable?
If a partner in a round 2 interview asks, “what questions do you have for me?” would any fish happen to have some good recommendations? In the past I’d say I don’t have questions in fear of asking something weak or inapplicable. Any advice would be appreciated!
Okay what about us? We need more moneyyy 🥺
Too bold to ask my PM, if I can go to the gym for an hour during the middle of the day if there are no meetings? My one concern is any ad hoc client requests. Was also thinking of setting an hour on my calendar, but “in a meeting” will quicklly become “away” if I’m not on my computer
How do people try and sell MBAs and Undergrads on consulting careers when we all know it’s a toxic BS job with very little interesting work and an unsustainable lifestyle? Feels almost evil.
When your COVID-19 bonus comes through
Booked a room under another company’s rate and got an email a few days before from “Rooms Control” telling me that I need to have proof of current employment available at check-in. Is Marriott starting to crack down on rate codes or was this just circumstantial? Been doing this for years without issue.
When is the RECESSION?
Just got a promotion, hit ~180k TC and feeling extra grateful 🥰 This amount of money is still so surreal
I want to get a nose job. How do I do that without my team finding out? I already know I can take a week off, but what do I say after that? The recovery time after the nose job is usually 3-4 weeks
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