Just passed my CISSP on my third attempt!! Took over a year of studying and two bootcamps to finally accomplish this goal. The pressure of everyone knowing I was at a bootcamp both times and (cont.)
I’ve realized most people actually hate the big D, because lots of the people hired & top talent were near misses at MBB (final round etc.) and they resent the firm because of it. It’s a sad reality but it’s true.
MBB fish: Thoughts on 2 vs. 4 months transition if you knew exactly what you wanted to do and wouldn’t need more than 2 months for it to get panned out. Why would you still take 4 months?
What are some of the resources you use for researching business / industry trends? Gartner, HBR, MBB white papers?
MBB 🐠: who do you see as your biggest competitors besides other MBB firms? As in, who do you come across most when bidding for work?
For those of you that left big 4 accounting to do MBA, did you leave at Senior level (3-4 YOE) or at the Manager level (5 YOE). I would assume to leave at manager level would be more ideal as when you come back to the workforce you should at the very least be ready to come in at manager or above at your next job? Thoughts?
Has anyone found the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification to be helpful for people in non-technical roles? Any experience in how potential employers view this cert would be greatly appreciated!
Hello everyone! For everyone who attended Wharton MBA and will attend the program, how much did or will you get financial aid (excluding the Loans as I am not interested in them for now)? I read on their website about scholarships and such, but they do not seem to be a considerable amount compared to the tuition fees. Any tips or tricks to find other fundings to finance the program? Thank you!
Does it make sense strategically to lateral from T2 to MBB in the next few months (assuming late summer start) if I want to do 2022 on-cycle? Will funds care that I’d only have a few months of experience at MBB / would I be poorly perceived for wanting to leave MBB after a year?
Considering the FRM certification. Those who’ve taken it, how quant heavy is it? I have a compliance risk background and don’t have a deep math or statistics background. However, I want to expand my skillset. Any thoughts?
New to consulting and feel inferior to my colleagues. I'm surrounded by Harvard grads, Oxford grads, Columbia, ex MBB, ex World Bank and so on, you get the picture. I graduated from a local university and a bit behind in my career track because I devoted the last three years as stay-at-home mom. Any tips to silence insecurities?
Is it any easier to get an offer from MBB as an undergrad intern rather than a full time (out of UG) hire?
What are the stats on up or out at MBB? Any rough percentages? Does it vary widely across MBB or fairly similar?
How does your SO deal with your WLB? Did a PT MBA and she was patient with me studying evenings and weekends. Now have to do long hours for Uncle D and she getting frustrated and understandably so.
How many times do you 💦💦💦 during a work day? Wfh has enabled me solo and with my partner
🧐What's your best hard-earned advice for someone interviewing, job seeking, or negotiating a salary? Drop it below! 👇
Any roles I could pivot to that don’t involve walkthroughs / a large speaking role? I’ve been dealing with anxiety (more so the past year), and while I work to deal with it, I really need a change in work as it’s not helping at all and I dread it each day.
Got a call from B4 to be Seasonal Director (part time, hourly, no benefits) while on sabbatical What rate is reasonable (fully loaded employee cost/2000, %age of bill rate, other)? TIA.
I’m averaging 180-200 billable hours a month, at a firm with small bonuses and salary slightly under Cravath (and the gap widens as you progress). I like the work and the people I work with. Advice on whether to stay put or seek more $$$?
Neil Heymann❌ Liz Taylor❌ John Patroulis❌ Nick Law❌ Gerard Caputo❌ Publicis just cannot hang onto good CCO’s anymore. What’s the deal with the Groupe these days?
How much were your total out of pocket costs to deliver a baby? Assuming no complications as I know with complications it can vary quite a bit. Want to compare what perks FAANG vs Big4 vs other firms have.
Hi Fishes, Posting on behalf of my friend who is having offers from SLK : 25 ,DXC : 21 ,Cognizant: 19 YOE: 5 Tech: Salesforce Developer Please suggest if SLK is worth joining? How is the work culture and pressure? Is the quality of work good?
Fishbowl needs to fix the auto categorization algorithm. Now the Fort Lauderdale shooting is under the Layoffs search based on the word "fired".
Beginner here. Planning to add a percentage of my net worth into BTC + ETH. Over what time frame should I DCA into these? Or should I hold off for a potential dip?
I’m currently on pace to be just shy of having enough stays/nights to keep Hilton diamond for next year. Would there be any red flags if I were to stay in one hotel mon/tues and a different one wed?
I’m struggling to fight my way out of wearing so many hats at the agency I currently work for. I produce, shoot and edit our low budget client projects (typically social or digital video content). I ultimately want to just focus on being an agency producer but can’t see a way out since I’m seen as this “jack of all trades”. Curious to hear if anyone else has faced a similar situation in their career?
Senior: your bill isn't worth as much as mine so spend more time learning the 1120 & the schedules. Also senior: why did you charge so much to this client? I think you need to keep better track... 🙃
COVID WFH has put me several time zones away from my client (I’m further west and their culture is to start the day early anyway). It’s a new project so I don’t have relationships built up. How much pushback on morning meetings is reasonable? I know the project can’t operate totally around me but these start times aren’t sustainable...
Has anyone ever done aggression training for their dog? Met with a trainer who basically wants us to either keep our dog crated or on a leash at all times and said no pets or play time for now. Our dog has been acting out ever since we brought home our newborn and also bit our groomer. Trainer has me terrified that the dog will hurt the baby but my heart is breaking that I can’t give any “love” to my dog right now. Any similar experiences or thoughts?
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