If all the top consulting firms made anonymous decks or gave anonymous pitches to a client, eg no branding and the client did not know which firm made which deck, do you actually think that the client would prefer MBB? ￼ Is MBB actually coming up with better/more innovative solutions? I feel like I see many repeat or slightly altered ￼solutions on almost all of my cases, are these really things that people at Deloitte/Accenture etc aren’t coming up with?￼
Currently in Sales Ops, previously a BDR at smaller company. 2 YOE. I'm thinking about switching over to consulting. I want to go back to client facing but at a strategic level without focusing too much on selling. Any advice? Referrals? I'm within healthcare.
If I’ve been asked to take a drug screen after I’ve already been confirmed and have used Marijuana in the last several days, will the client even care if it’s just some pot?
Hi ladies! Need some advice on a project I’m on where there are two female analysts (I am one of them) and two male leads. Continued...
Fellow consultants, I’m struggling and I know complaining about this will only make me look weak but I need to vent. I’ve been working upwards of 60 hours a week since January and I’m tired. If I was doing meaningful work, it would be one thing but most of my days are spent supporting my client with fire drills that end up not mattering. He’s very reactionary and trying to guide him to hold off or think of other approaches doesn’t work. (Cont).
I have two contract offers: One is about Data Management/Quality project for 6 months, the pay is 5000£ per month, the other is product data scientist for an early stage startup based in San Francisco for 4 months, the pay is a lot lot less (less than 1000£ per month). Tbh, I am not a big fan of data management, and I totally see myself doing product analytics which is becoming a hot skill in DS field. Is it stupid to turn down the first offer and accept the second one? I would love some advice
Hello Fishes , can anyone help to get a sales job In Dubai or Canada I have 5 years of exp in software sales and project management, in India . majorly handling clients from across the globe.
Hi Fishes , Any program/project managers here ? What do you think is the future of technical program management in India ? Is it for mba grads who are comfortable with technology Or should only pure techies get into it ?
Do yall keep the timer running when on standby? (I.e. not exactly drafting but waiting for emails or dig pages to come in on closing day)
Let’s make a Creative Complaints bowl. A bowl dedicated to venting about what the client/account/pm did today to piss us off.
How easy is it to move from a tax client service internship into a fulltime advisory role upon graduation?
What is the most ‘chill’ and least stressful line of service in consulting? Or is it mainly just project dependent? I was on one project for 6 months, boring as all hell but I only worked 30 hours a week.
I’ve been seeing this a lot more recently and just had to make a thread about it. I refuse to believe that anyone on here has actually been asked to work a 100hr week. People come onto this thread with legitimate questions and concerns and I just see people trying to scare them out of public which inevitably makes it worse for everyone else who sticks around. Even an 80 hour week is debatable and that is the absolute top. Stop trying to be an attention getter. We work, but not 24/7.
Ideas for client gifts this year? Typically has been a nice bottle of wine, but only to the clients I had previously shared drinks with so I knew they were wine drinkers.
Anyone else ever feel like a completely inadequate consultant? I'm struggling with performance quality on this project because I just feel dumb and it demotivates me to really strive to improve. Possibly also impacted by burnout because I performed well on other engagements and enjoyed my teams more. Just not sure where to go from here to get where I need to be.
I know this is a story that repeats in this bowl but I’ve finally reached my end with this industry. While the pay is great, I’ve grown to dread work. I understand that client side isn’t utopia but where else does a “seasoned” ad person end up?
How many people are suddenly managing an intern they didn’t ask for because project leadership requested one without any idea or scope of what they’d actually do? 🙋🏼♀️
My client in a nutshell.
Hi! Any career coaches who offer a full support throughout job search? -Experience: 8 years of project/program management and/or communication -Companies of interest: Google, Microsoft, Facebook -Location: Washington DC or VA
I am creating so much documentation I know this client will let sit and rot and nobody will maintain it.
Hello all, I am at the panel interview for the salesforce PA interview. I would really appreciate the help from the SF folks if they could provide some insights regarding the preparation and what topics/points I should consider for the presentation ?
Can you make Partner on H1B?
What do people feel when looking on the amount that the US colleagues salary's on the firsbowl, in comparison with the UKI when the cost of living is pretty comparable?
I’ve been maxing out my traditional 401k, Roth IRA, and HSA for 3 years now. Should I be looking into Roth 401k contributions? I know strategies vary but want to make sure I’m doing something obviously foolish.
I recently started at a larger software company as an AE. As I’m getting more into the process, I’m finding things odd. Like, cold calls and emails are metrics I’m judged on more than closed won business. I know that’s part of the job but it seems strange I’m judged on it so heavily. And, I seem to be the first real outside AE hire as everyone else seems to have been promoted up from SDR roles, including all of my direct management. I’m questioning if I made the right move. Stick it out or look?
I like the community and support from a program like Weight Watchers, but I want to track calories and macros instead of “points.” Any suggestions for nutrition/macro-focused communities?
Laughing in billable hours
Any thoughts on what to ask for as a Junior Art Director with a few years experience in Toronto? Salary vs freelance day rate vs freelance hourly? Asking for a friend!
Any insight into firm culture at Greenberg Traurig? Austin or Texas offices specifically
(For one of my friends) How is the career as a Functional Consultant vs Valuation/Corporate finance professional? Profile: MBA (Finance and Ops) Looking for good growth, decent wlb and good pay
Considering an opportunity as a Business Partner with an analytics group at a cyber security company in the valley. Current Manager at Big4. Would represent a step up in total comp but wondering if it’s viewed as a step backwards in career progression?
Deloitte’s Diversity & Inclusion group hosted Nicole Hannah-Jones today and it was a goddamn breath of fresh air to hear her speak candidly. Even called the firm out in some places. If you haven’t seen her NYT 1619 project, educate yourselves https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
International 🐠, I recently recieved my green card I140 receipt notification under EB1C. Can I switch companies without having my green card process being affected?
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