I get more nervous in client meetings when my Director or Manager are present, than if meeting directly with the client 😳
Hi Fishies - have a bet with friend: what is the avg base salary of someone in BCG who is 2-3 years out of MBA (e.g project leader)? Does it exceed $250k base?
Looking over a possible career transition from technology consulting (it delivery) at accenture to strategy consulting at Deloitte. What changes should I expect? What is the day in the life of Strategy Consultant at Deloitte. What type of work should i except? How different is it from IT Delivery consulting? For example - instead of writing stories and working on client process what should I expect to be working on mostly now? I’m a L9 at accenture & will be coming in as senior consultant at D
I'm trying to buy a new carry-on size suitcase but am having trouble finding one that fits my requirements. Does anybody know a four wheel spinner bag that's: 1: decent quality build, particularly wheels and handle 2: has a lid that opens and one large compartment (soft or hardside but I don't like the two half clamshell hardsides) 3: looks decent (doesn't have to be fancy/designer, just something I'm not embarrassed to take to a client office) 4: under ~$300
What is IBM CIC (Client Innovation Center) ? Can anyone highlight what this Unit deals with? What type of projects are there from technology and career growth point of view?
Two common phrases that, in our industry, we can never utter when talking to a client - "I don't remember" and "I don't know". It is a strict unspoken rule. Any semblance of incompetence is a major no no.
Im in strategy at Accenture. Is there any chance they'll let me get staffed on a non-strategy project?
Biglaw, capital markets, major market fwiw. Closing a big deal tonight and was told to order in a nice dinner on the client to celebrate. Price range you would spend on this? Would you get dessert? appetizer?
Planning to switch companies but I'm currently in a consulting position on the bench. I'm worried if I give 2 weeks notice that I'll be let go immediately since I have nothing to transition, but I also don't want to screw over my current company by getting assigned to a project then leaving without notice. Am I just paranoid?
Anybody know the difference between management v. operations consulting in the fed-gov space? Which one is more project based as opposed to staff-aug?
Q for the people that like WFH and never want to go back - what is your living situation? I hate WFH and can’t wait to be back in the office, so curious if other people have adapted better or if their environments are just more conducive to being successful (house with home office and family vs being alone in a 1BR apartment).
A confession: Asked my office crush out today casually. We work in the same client space, joined together and we both live in Pune. Said no without giving any reason. I am disheartened 😔
Note to removal defense lawyers. Bond approved last Tuesday, one week before today’s merits hearing. Client couldn’t get out of jail because bond payments in central Ohio can only be made on Tuesday and Thursday. Luckily, Judge continued hearing so client can be placed on non-detained docket. Lesson is to know when bond can be paid in your area to try to avoid future problems.
Exiting to Tech in a sales / consulting services role. Clearing $400K inclusive of RSUs. Really felt like I was not given the opportunities on high visibility accounts at my firm and somehow my client / sales / firm impacts were overlooked. Always felt like I was swimming upstream and my comp was basically flat over the last 3 years. So I bid adieu to consulting - for now.
Advise working with a coworker who doesn't "answer the question directly": I just joined a new company and I am starting to work with a coworker but I feel like he tends to deflect my questions all the time and he often gives a vague/BS answer. FOR EXAMPLE, I stepped in reviewing the list of deliverables needed for the project, I provided my input but instead of discussing the actual context, he would just gave me a bunch of historical background information. How do I "cut to the chase"?
Has anyone been legitimately impressed by a CMO or other senior client in a meeting? In my experience, these people are great at articulating their brand priorities but don't always think critically
Interested in getting others perspective here. Senior consultant but received an offer in healthcare industry for more money and an upgraded title. TC for the offer is about a 25% increase, with the base being higher than my current TC. Currently working on a high profile client and have a decent chance of being promoted to manager next year but will probably go through hell this year to get it and it’s not a sure thing. Should I take the money and run?
Let’s pretend we’re holding companies. I’ll start: No, we can’t hire an extra writer even though you’re clocking 70+ hours a week. BTW, our contract with your client caps billable hours per employee because they know we don’t pay overtime. Here’s a non-billable code you should start using for the rest of the year.
Atl restaurant recos please fam?
How to ask a startup to share their books with you. Being courted for Manager of S&O role, but don't want to be walking into a sinking ship.
What are some of your favorite Breastfeeding friendly work clothes?? Trying to balance warmth for winter and functionality...style too but given covid wfh am less concerned with looking super nice.
I’m wondering from those who have moved from account to strategy how you’ve liked it and what were your motivations, pros and cons of the jump and what you think about the trajectory of your career and salary now. The head of strategy at my agency recently said I could be on her team and I’m extremely intrigued but surprised as I just always thought I’d be on the account side since I do so well there.
What steps do you all take to prepare for layoffs (outside of an updated resume)? I’m not really expecting layoffs within my practice (fin services), but want to be prepared so that if it does happen I’m not spending months looking for a job.
Unpopular opinion. I’m a young woman of color. I think we’re all focusing on race when it comes to violence in America when the issue is actually with men. Men of all colors have been terrorizing America yet everyone is arguing about white supremacy.
Anyone aware of any open consulting opportunities at BCG within healthcare? Got 5+ YOE within healthcare
Any Ex -TCSer who is working in EY, Can you tell me which company according to you is easier to get promotion EY or TCS?
If you had a choice, which would you choose? A) having the annual holiday party B) splitting the holiday party budget equally between employees as bonus BONUS Q: do you know your agency's budget?
Is there such thing as too much ass kissing in a job interview? Or everyone likes for the interviewee to do their research and act like they would really like to work for the company and the creative director they are interviewing with?
Looking to speak with someone from Oliver Wyman! Not asking for referral just want a deeper convo on projects and culture
Who has left their job as a consultant? What are you doing now? How did you get into that role?
Hi folks, I’m wish to break into tech sales as marketer. Have got consultative, training and prospecting experience in my own business but need to get back to traditional work. I’m based in Toronto and interviewed with a US SaaS company recently, open to networking with anyone in this area over a virtual hang! If you’re part of any exclusive “women in sales” groups please offer me an invite!
$OCFT Anyone done DD on it? FinTech Unicorn that was incubated by insurance giant PingAn, seemingly massive untapped market in China and APAC due to archaic landscape of financial technologies
Maternity leave in NY state: does anyone know the complete breakdown of state-mandated leave? It seems there’s an initial 6 weeks and then another 6 weeks - but I can’t figure out what’s paid, partially paid, etc. Any guidance from someone who’s navigated this before would be amazing! (My firm doesn’t have its own policy)
Ok it’s been a while. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve seen over zoom while WFH.
Can anybody suggest any books or resources to get smart on medical device marketing and/or medical device manufacturing?
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