What are people’s thoughts on MS Project? Is easy/hard to learn? Was just told I would be owning the project plan...haven’t used MS Project at all...
How much does the kind of work you get on your first project affect future project prospects? Is the whole, ‘you get to explore different industries’ actually a thing?
Just trying to get some peace and quiet in the client bathroom and they have to come clean it at 8:12am? Really?
Just told the CAL that I refuse to work with the SMA for next phase of project. Got commitment that won't happen or I roll off. Life is too short to deal with people who make your life a living hell.
Have you ever had sex at the client’s? If so, with another consultant or with someone from the client?
Just asked a client if they had any virtual currency activity in 2019. Their response, "I don't know what virtual currency is." Guess that's a nope.
How come people are more lax about disclosing client names in federal than in commercial? Even written down in external resumes
Considering Ow's Energy practise. Thoughts in general? For those that require more structure, thoughts in terms of transitioning as an expierence hire, project type/variability,WLB, culture etc?
Client came up with their own idea they think is brilliant. Everyone from the CDs to brand leads, PMs and even interns agree its fucking awful and cringey. Except our backwards CCO, who loves it. Cont
I have a product launch tomorrow and am trying to temper coverage expectations without sounding like I’m blaming a lack of media interest in COVID. How are you managing client expectations now?
When a project is taking longer because of client delays, what have you done to motivate them back on track so the agency isn’t burning hrs/money waiting on decisions? Looking for contract details, conversation motivators, money/percentage threats, recommend moving to hourly after a certain time etc. any advice welcome.
What you say to yourself when your client is a complete asshole to you, despite the quality work you provide.
Any AA CK’s that got the EXP gift offer interested in selling? I’m in the market. Took the year off from travel so I’m only at Gold. But picking back up next year.
I was told that severance would be 1 months pay for every year at the agency. Just found out when they did layoffs recently they only gave 1 week for every year. Is that negotiable?!
Do the salary differences between US and Europe also apply to MBB? I.e. are European salaries significantly less than in the US?
Some Positive News, Fishes: Post I-140 approval, H1B extension filed on Nov. 15, approved on Nov. 25. Nebraska Center, Premium processing even after getting promoted to Manager this year. Have faith!!
Just (painfully) paid off credit card (~$4k), and now thinking of paying off the remainder of my student loans (~$3k left). This is a sad hit to my savings account 😪
Watched Duckweed on Delta Studio. Was so unexpectedly good! Cinematic gold. High recommend if you're bored on the plane.
What would you say a reasonable amount of dials during cold calling/following up should be during an 8 hour day? Do you cold call, follow up, close the sale, and provide customer service to your clients? If so, what would you say a reasonable amount of calls and/or time on the phone should be? I am trying to get a feel on what others do. I want to change the way my team does things and want to get ideas.
How do you see RPA evolving in consulting? My partner seems to think it doesn't have a great potential. BIG 4 and MBB firms will lose RPA mandates to smaller firms/firms relocating work to India.
Does anyone have suggestions on the best source(s) for HR salary data? Will be using for my personal salary negotiations. Thank you in advance.
Had my comp talk today and was very disappointed. Barely hold myself not to give a two week notice. Called the recruiter same day and have no motivation to do any work from now on.
My SM took a pic of a convo we had on Skype, sent it to s1 not on the engagement & forwarded it to me after. Very uncomfortable working w him now. Wwyd?
So times of India has the new H1B policy as the headline and back home people are getting scared. Can someone say what the facts are for us?
Looking for tools to keep communication going with WFH. We're a small company with <50 employees. We're looking for a solution to keep everyone informed. We have slack, and use Jira company wide for project management. But management would like to get daily updates on what people are accomplishing.
Why do clients think that we’re robots? I totally understand that this job is all about going above and beyond, but JESUS… I refuse to work to the detriment of my health and well-being.
There should be a “missed connections airport edition”. Occasionally on flyday, I see a hot guy as I’m rushing to my terminal and I’m like damn, I wonder what project he’s on.
Interviewing at AT Kearney Digital Transformation practice. Any insights on behaboria and case interviews? Comparable to MBB? Thank you!