Any pointers for someone who struggles to speak up during meetings? When I do speak, I’m confident, clear, and direct, but finding that I’m very self-conscious about speaking up or providing my perspective during workshops or brainstorms with the client, for fear of being wrong or being judged. I’ve received some feedback about it lately, so wondering if you 🐠 had any advice
Any ideas for an educational icebreaker activities for a client meeting (early stages)? We want to align on some terminology etc. The attendees are mostly VP level. Don’t intend to come across as elementary or embarrass anyone.
Got an offer from Guidehouse as a senior consultant in HIA back in January. The recruiter is MIA and not coming up with joining date and giving reasons like other PRoject team was put on bench and they will be allocated first before giving joining dates to the new hires. What should I do...if the recruiter comes back with the joining date. Should I join? What is the business situation at Guidehouse right now?
Hi guys, I am due to start working at EY soon within audit. I will be commuting to the office by train when in the Birmingham office. This will be from Leicester. Usually if a commute is about 1.5 hours+, Mazars authorises hotels. Is there a similar policy at EY? When not in the office I would prefer to drive to clients, not sure if me being in Leicester affects whether they will tell me to suck up an extended commute? Would a mileage claim be from the office to the client? Thanks!
Partner keeps you on the bench for a few weeks given a project is "starting immediately", but gives you an applause award - bribery?
Has anyone from MBB worked at the same client where there is one of the big 4 ? How are the dynamics between the two in that engagement?
What does your firm do for evening meals if you work late? Most of our offices bring in a meal couple of nights a week but will no reimburse if in town and working late at a client.
Imagine for a moment that all strategic consulting firms in the region would have consultants work no later than 9pm. Do you think the quality of the output would decrease? Or maybe the pricing the client is willing to pay would be lower? Or perhaps nothing would happen? I am thinking whether we work long hours because it’s by now part of work approach and culture or because we need to. (Personal experience: in London for my same firm I used to work much less and the output was great…)
Director put me on a project and claimed this is my test to see if I'm ready for the next step? Ill be managing more junior staff. I wasn't promoted in the last cycle, so why the test now?
Is it just me or is being a manager way easier than being an SC or below? I feel like it’s so easy and mindless 80% of the time. Especially after a project is up and running. Caveat: I have a great tech lead who owns that part and a great team to deliver. Obviously this won’t always be the case. I’m looking for M horror stories
Show of hands; who has been laid off because your agency lost a big client? Also, when you interviewed for your next job did you feel comfortable saying that? And do other agencies understand?
How do I deal with a Manager who does not have the skill set or experience to lead the work? Like I see him struggling in front of the client in answering basic questions. I am a SC so what will you guys recommend in this situation?
The manager on my project likes to ask another more junior woman do some "admin" stuff, such as book meetings, take notes, and even book his flight!! I really want to help this junior woman not do the admin stuff that much. What can I do?
I’m just gonna say it: I drink to get drunk every night, and partake in extracurriculars on my weekends. Somehow, I still have to be the one to explain to some analysts what couldn’t be remembered for building Power BI dashboards and data connections after daily client feedback. I weep for this generation.
I'm receiving feedback from my supervisor that I cannot be promoted based on my feelings about past projects. I've asked for examples of inappropriate behavior and actions related to my "feelings" and he's always come up blank. Everything has gone well in terms of delivery and client management and I have positive feedback from others that supports this. This situation feels pretty sexist to me, and I'm not sure there's anything I can do other than leave. Anyone been in a similar situation?
Accepted offer from Northrop Grumman. I have TS clearance with polygraph but joining an unclassified project. Do you think they will crossover my TS in the future? NG assured me they will transfer TS.
I will never get sick of listening to teams explaining pop culture to clients who don’t pay attention to pop culture. “Ok well the Jonas Brothers are a band, but also brothers..."
For those of you in the Dallas office at EY, can you give some details about the culture there? I'm considering a transfer.
Anyone have insight to how much a senior manager Coinbase, Inc. makes? And what the benefits are like?
I’m looking to move to another tax transformation group. Currently in NYC...anyone hiring?
Feeling like consulting isn’t the best career for me b/c of the lifestyle and I met someone who I hate being apart from every wk. But I always wanted to reduce gender gap, so I feel conflicted/guilty.
Just got an offer letter for a full time designer position with a $16/hr base rate. LOL (I’m recently graduated looking for a full time but C’MON give me a break, I made more at my first internship!)
Does anyone here have any experience doing dissability insurance on professional athletes?
Have taken an unpaid leave to spend time/vacation with family in my home country. It’s caused an issue with my manager which is making me anxious and depressed. How can I compartmentalize my anxiety and be present with family for the next few weeks before going back to the office?
What constitutes a “notice period” when terminated? Wondering if eligible for severance. Not fired for any of the “causes”. Working in at-will state.
Also - got missed in the last post, but I just published changes to allow for inclusion of industry roles including a dropdown in the “stream” section and a place to include annual equity compensation
I have been working at a small healthcare consulting company focused on Market access and I am hoping to branch out. What are good healthcare consultancies to go for?
Real talk 2: if you decide to have children, it’s entirely possible you will not like the child at first (or at various points). It’s a huge decision, and having complex feelings about the matter is completely valid
Anyone willing to help with a resume review/edit? I am in advisory consulting and would like to transition to strategy preferably MBB.
Is Accenture h1b dependent ?
American Airlines: the La Guardia of airlines
Help: The 2 interviews in this round are a week apart, I just had the 2nd interview and realized I didn’t send a thank you note to the 1st interviewer… is it better to only send to 2nd interviewer or send a one-week late thank you note to 1st interviewer?
Anyone who bought a new construction home... What mistakes or lessons did you learn from it?
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