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Curious - what does it take to get fired in big 4 consulting? Anyone have stories they are willing to share?

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There’s a SM I know who was let go this year after a review of his expenses in prep for MD promotion. Word is that he charged a few “dinners” at a couple NYC strip clubs

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Fired or managed out? Cuz the latter all it takes is not performing.

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That being said - when a downturn comes - and we are due in this industry - trust that every group has their "lists" handy when the culling starts.

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Have seen first hand firing due to expense fraud. Other than that you would have to screw up pretty badly I imagine. If you're billable and the clients not complaining then the firm could care less (outside of expense fraud / not playing well with your team)

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“Not playing well with your team” sounds like a pretty broad category. Who gets to decide whether this applies to someone? A single manager? Seems like it would be fairly easy to get fired in that case?

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More in reference to incidents. So not managed out

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Expenses, insider trading and hate crimes. Sometimes for harassment. Takes a LOT to get let go for performance. You'll usually get 2 projects to redeem yourself.

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@D1, supposedly there is a 3-yr expense review in prep for promotion to MD or admittance to the partnership. Not sure to what level of detail, but I’d assume they are mostly looking for patterns

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SM1, how long ago were those expenses?

Seen firings for expense fraud too. And another one for getting too drunk and vocal at a holiday party

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