Received an offer from McKinsey & Company and am super stoked to join, but I’m getting quite criticized in my personal life for the decision mostly because of the public image of the firm. I get where they’re coming from, but figured most of the consulting industry was like this, not just McKinsey, and strategy work is what really interests me. Any tips on how to deal with it?
Is there anyone not phased by job titles and seniority? Don’t get me wrong, I have respect for people in senior roles (whether it’s at my firm or my client) and have a high enough EQ to work with people across all levels. But, I find it amusing when I see people assume others higher up than them are better and so you should treat them special.
Seeking advice - have 2 competing offers. First opportunity is in consulting (ACN) and the other is in industry with similar responsibilities as consulting. Industry opp company is a startup. I’ll have to take a cut of $13k in base + bonus + 401k match in industry vs consulting offer. Industry opp is at a Director level for strategy & operations and involves client management. Would really appreciate your input. Thanks!
Have to be out of country for 8 weeks with only 5 weeks of PTO and project getting over right when I am leaving. What is better for H1b - to be on bench or unpaid leave?
This might be a silly question, but I’m joining a local project and want to get a notebook. How do I ask my project for one?
How often do you find yourself fighting department red tape? "I've got an idea the client and I want to test, let's try this thing." "We don't do that." "Explain that. What do you mean you don't do the thing the client and I want to test?" "Department protocol is to do this other useless thing." I understand why dictators exist.
Multiple calls today with a male client who dominates conversations, cuts me off, asks follow up questions when I’m in the middle of a sentence etc. How do I show I'm the one in charge??
Has anyone mailed it in on a project and got successfully rolled off without ramification? I’m supporting multiple projects, never asked for one in particular, and I have limited time for it. Everyone else is on it full time so they of course expect the same sense of urgency, but it’s down on the list of my priorities. Replacement staff extremely limited and I’m not going to spend loads of extra hours as I’ve done in the past to save another project. Nobody will ever learn.
Boomerangs: how did you approach the topic? Looking for advice. Did you talk to your former project Ps and MDs, and then had them refer you?
Is it rude to suggest to a new analyst that she needs to look more professional, e.g. don’t show up with wet hair to client meetings (even if on Zoom)? FYI I’m also a female and just trying to look out for these new hires
New auditor here, I see most auditors get booked for 10- 12 hours on engagements during busy season. But heard everyone’s working 65 hours to 100 hours a week during that time. Does that mean almost everyone is eating their hours in big four and midsize firms ? If you’re assigned for 12 hours daily, Monday to Friday, but actually working 15 hours and weekends, do you book 12 hours Monday to Friday ? Or the actual hours you worked including weekends ?
YOE-10 My LWD in TCS is 20th Nov and I had my H1B stamping initiated before I resigned but due to embassy issues I am not getting visa stamped. Also my ASSOC promotion is due and has already been delayed by 6 months. After resignation I am being told that I will be sent immediately as soon as visa is stamped by embassy which I know is true but project is not ready to promote me in near future. I also have offer from Accenture with 22 LPA. Pls advise what wud hv been ur choice.. onsite or switch?
EYers is it appropriate to ask your counselor for LOR if you’ve recently switched and only known them for 6 mon? Other option is a manager who i work with on and off on my current project for 8 mo..
Starting to get more involved in the project sales process - any recommendations for books or resources to develop skills in this area?
Anyone got tips/ material sources to pass the basic cloud exam (azure or aws) asap? Quite busy at the client and can’t spend much time studying. Thanks!
Why do digital advertising strategy roles ask for writing samples? I’ve come across this requirement a couple of times now and everything I’d write as a strategist is client-specific and confidential🤷
come back from maternity leave and 2nd week on project. feels left out as i do not do overtime at the office and work when i get my son to sleep. seems everything happens after 18:00 when i leave lol
I hate age bias. But I fear staying in CD roles at ad agencies will lead to be stressing to find freelance work when I’m 45 or so. I know Cannes winners 40+ out of work. Client side seems safer.
How do you motivate yourself on days where you feel blah, or are dragging or are hating the project/work you're doing? I'm just so drained I don't even know what I can do as a pick me up
Dow off 700 points also
What are some questions I should ask to the head of litigation about the group during an interview? I’m blanking.
it’s wild how much casual racism there is in the HBS threads. maybe the reason you didn’t get in despite your top stats is that your essay pointed to the same type of low EQ that goes with complaining about how unfair it is.
I’ve been a loan officer for 8 years. I’m wanting to pivot to tech sales. Anyone have any advice or know of companies willing to hire someone with a loan officer background in tech sales? I’ve been applying for a few months and not getting any interviews.
Interview tomorrow with a startup. Feel weird about wearing a full suit, even sans tie. Suggestions?
Does Delta match southwest A-list? If so, what status would I end up with? ( I didn’t see it listed on their status match web page)
Tfw youre going on vacation but still have a crap load of work unfinished and a lot more new work waiting for you when you come back... And of course I’ll be thinking about that while on “vacation”..
Can anybody share what to expect from the first round for ZS (Behavioral + Case)? Is it a typical case interview and is it structured vs. open-ended? Would appreciate any insight!
Anyone work in a visualization role at T2? Is it true you are mainly just a supporting role for other consultants and treated as such?
Smart or not to move my 401k from Vanguard target fund entirely to SPY , or similar? Mid 20s
Has anyone here interviewed for Accenture’s product analyst role? Have an interview coming up tm and would appreciate any last minute advice. I really don’t know what to expect but have been studying the cracking the pm interview book
ACNfolks- rookie travel q- if I'm a no show for a flight a. Can I use that "unused" ticket for my next flight? B. Do I have to pay the penalty?
KPMG Advisory (Tech/Salesforce). What's the WLB? Avg billable hours vs actual hour worked?
Best SPG near Union square SFO?
Which is better ABB India or KPMG Global services? YOE:7.10 Tech stack: .net full stack CTC: ABB- 23+3.4 KPMG- 24+ VP(nothing mentioned in offer letter though) Any suggestions? Which one should I go for and why?
Just got done the first round phone call with Credit Karma, they want a 45 minute tech interview with the HM, and next would be a 4 HOURS interview split over TWO DAYS. They also want whoever they hire to be onsite (not mentioned on job listing) in SF within 6 weeks of start date? Who they think they are? Big tech?!
My manager is making us switch our weekly flights from American to Southwest because it's cheaper and easier to cancel.......WTF
Expecting a baby this summer. Should I still be looking for other job opportunities? EY has a very generous paternity leave if you’ve been with the firm for 1+ years, but not sure if I would have the same opportunity to take 2-3 months leave if I switch jobs. Can I potentially work parental leave into negotiations?
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