Was talking to a few friends who are B4 consultants and were mentioning there 100-200 person projects. I’m at a boutique and my average project size is 3-8. What’s been your experiences?
My (white) manager consistently gives me feedback that I’m “very literal” when doing assignments. She asks for something, I do what her directions say, and she tells me “oh you took that very literally. You’re very literal.” Obviously consulting is subjective and we’ve all had managers give vague directions leading to multiple iterations of work, but at what point do I push back? I’ve also noticed her say this about several black colleagues including clients and the senior mgr on the project.
I’m on a project I like getting skills I need, but every week I hear about other cool projects I wish I could jump or do both at once. Anyone else?
i swear all my work is to just fudge the deliverable to give the client or my boss the end result they want. our work is built on a piling hot bed of BS
So a client manager and I used to flirt a lot, though I kept my distance because obviously dontwanttofuckshitup! Now that she is leaving the firm, is it okay to respond to her moves?
Media 🐠: Other than money and the potential of better work/life balance, what other reasons attract you to a client side role?
We have a multitude of open contract positions on the East Coast for a major pharmaceutical advertising agency. They are well known one of the top agencies in their field. They currently have an influx of temporary needs that will start immediately and continue at least until the end of 2021. They are seeking individuals with 2-3 years of agency experience in this space. They are currently seeking: Project Managers Integrated Producers MLR/Regulatory/Veeva Specialists email@example.com
TC consulting: reason why I like strategy projects better than implementations- once you are done with the proj you hand over the decks to client and leave. In implementation projs im always asked...
Thoughts on switching consulting firms during this time...? Concerned about potential hiring freezes. Also anyone start a project that kicked off remotely without being on site?
I don't get people who wear suits to fly. Like sure, if you're going to the client/a pitch and it's required, sure. Barring that I dress as casual as possible to avoid being identified as interesting.
Best quote from the movie Office Space that can actually be used in some form on a client deck. I need something to break the monotony.
I don't know what's worse: The Monday morning alarm clock OR the "prepare for landing" announcement that interrupts my nap and lets me know I'm moments away from hell (aka my client). Happy Monday!!!
After a year long , exhausting and demanding project , finally rolled off the project. I love my life right now. Beach time is the best time 🌊:-) sigh !!!
Quote of the day from a client email: "I don't want to be an alarmist, but I'm worried."
On my first PMO project. I feel like a babysitter telling the kids to do their homework. Is this what PMO is? Companies hiring consultants to babysit their employees?
I can’t stand my client. I can’t stand my project. I can’t stand this job. My teammates are starting to get annoying. I need a break but I can’t afford to take a LOA and I have too much work to do to take a vacation. Yay me! Hope everyone else is having a great day :)
Ever been promoted at your firm while on a project and you have to be rolled off bc your billable rate is higher than what the client has budgeted? Or does your firm find this as an opportunity to renegotiate the SoW?
How many square feet does a couple need in a one bedroom? What’s the minimum, what’s comfortable, and what neighborhoods are good value for apartments that meet those requirements? We’ll both still work from home some days a week, but not regularly
Any fish here dealt with a lonely/toxic parent? I recently came to the realization that my mom is toxic (think guilt-tripping, saying mother-child bond is sacred, making comparisons, etc.) and has become very dependent of me, and as much as I want to be there I can only do so much since I have a family myself. She refuses to move to a nursing/retirement home, look for companionship, and seek professional help for tasks she needs done such as car maintenance, insurance inquiries, etc. (Cont’d)
I'm looking to get into management and I wanted to get an idea of what the average pay is for a software sales manager. I know it varies at level but possibly a mid market/enterprise level manager
OW 🐠, how is the culture? Do you travel a lot? Is it common to work on strategy projects or is it more likely to be staffed on implementation?
Digital Strategy M ready to move away from consulting and searching (a lot) for a connection into Cloudflare for a PM role - does anyone know somebody there?
I accepted an offer at Deloitte and start in three weeks. I am also in processes at another Big 4 and MBB. If I get substantial better offers from them, would it be crazy to leave D after a couple months? Start dates for other potential offers are Jan 3.
Recent graduate interning at a WPP agency in NYC. How much should I be negotiating for full-time? Glassdoor says average JR AD salary for NYC is $58k but my agency’s average salary is lower. Thxs
Sometimes I have to think about what my client might've been like as a young child or what their mom might be like so I can write a nice, sass-free email back to them.
Has anyone 'traded up' their United status? I'm close to 80K PQM and have heard stories of folks sweet talking agents to get to the Platinum 1K. Last year's tradeup fees was like $3,000 😩😩
Debating if I should take up a Mck lateral EM offer vs a Director level IC role in F500 in an industry I was before getting my MBA? TC is similar between the two offer, but trying to see what are other factors I should use to evaluate the two offers? For context, I am a manager at B4 and targeting SM promotion by 2022-2023 - so not taking any offers is also a viable option.
Was offered 90k for an associate role at A&M in the transaction advisory group. What would total comp look like?
Keen to get perspectives from people who have switched between firms (i.e. McK, BCG, Bain, ATK, OW, LEK, RB, etc; sorry, not Big 4). When did you do it? Why did you do it? What were the pros and cons?
I am on OPT, with 2 years left. I work for Company A right now, and I am happy with them. Company B applied for my H1b this year and I was selected. They are processing the H1b, but I don’t wanna work there. Can I take the approved H1b to Company A and continue there, without ever working for Company B? Can I work for Company B once the H1b is approved and not got to Company A at all?
Looking for freelance mid-level art directors for new project. Great design, broadcast and digital experience. Message me.
What raise range can I expect for Deloitte SC after first year? First year since June, expecting a 3, 10/7 scatterplot, average salary for position.
Had a conversation with a fin-tech stealth startup with seed funding. Role is Chief of Staff to COO, and would focus on refining product market fit for pathway to the A round, with a ton of potential for growth. I’m intrigued, and I wouldn’t have to take a big pay cut on salary, but what else am I missing or should be thinking about?
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