For those who were around in the Great Recession or who know people who were around: Is there a lot more competition for government and contracting jobs in a recession? Not because of layoffs (or maybe?) but because other people are trying to find jobs in a place that isn't laying people off?
Has anyone heard of any layoffs across banks?
Is BCG becoming the largest of MBB in 2022?
Has anyone started working with or for their client after being laid off from a job where they for example ran that account at an agency? Is it dicey legally, did it piss off your old agency? Did no one care?
S&P Global Is it wise to join S&P Global during recession time? Can we consider this company as recession proof. Any history on layoffs in the past ..
Advice Needed: Last month I was laid off from work, however, since have been able to secure another position with another firm (located 90 minutes from my house in a more rural part of the state) doing real estate closings. Aside from the commute and the work (not incredibly fulfilling or challenging) the job is fine. I do consider myself incredibly fortunate to be employed during these challenging times.
Do I aggressively continue my job search or wait until the beginning of the year?
A couple of months ago I was hired by Amazon as an Automation Engineer, but got fired after a week due to a positive drug test during the medical visit that is done during the first days.
Hr don’t start a layoff meeting with “how are you” - it’s clear what we are here for. Give people some dignity
MBB just raised bases and bonuses
Since Florida is an at-will state, can an individual be fired for a lack of productivity in a physically demanding work environment (if that lack of productivity is due to a heart condition)?
AMZN - how frequently do external hires come in at L8? I've been approached by recruiters a few times for L7 roles but I don't think the TC will come close to my current TC (AP at MBB). Are most L8 roles filled internally at Amazon?
I just fired our 2nd digital agency because they over promised and seriously under delivered. How do I find an agency that I can trust to do the work we’ve agreed to?
Laid off and tired of interviewing for jobs I’d rather swallow glass than actually be hired for. Going to take the $$$ I saved for my first home and travel instead of using it for rent.
I think the senior I’m working is trying to get me fired. Last week he asked me to go on a Starbucks run, and after I said no, he said “you’ll rue this day.” Now he’s acting overly friendly, but I think it’s a trick. I’m at EY for reference.
Is it common to request either a time guarantee (2-year contract for instance) or a greater than normal amount of severance when interviewing for roles in times like this?
My current role is pretty secure, so besides increased comp, I’d want to make sure any new role would include some sort of safety net.
Are any Apple agency vendors worried about potential layoffs due to Apple’s stock price and slump in sales?
I was laid off last month but now in the final interview stage for two very different opportunities.
First opp is a digital agency and they asked if I’d consider a part-time contract gig with the “goal to hire” in 60 days, depending on the COVID impact. So no guarantee for a full-time offer. Second opp is a client side marketing role at a publicly traded company that has been somewhat recession-proof. Culture is very corporate and a bit conservative (not creative).
What would you choose?
Does any one anticipate big law layoffs in the U.S. in the coming months? If so, which big law is most likely given their acts in 2008 and which level associate is more likely to let go first?
Looking for 2BHK flat near Mahadevpura/Whitefield Road. Moving to Bangalore in Jan 2023. Office is on Bagmane Tech Park ORR.
Pls help and suggest any good place to stay.
Is making and selling digital courses a viable side gig if you're an expert in something?
Someone in my firms bowl just wrote about needing to pass a drug test. Out of 40 replies mine was the only one to say, ‘Get the help you need’ ... we use substances (pick your poison) to mask feelings and emotions. They all recommended ways to treat the symptom (request different engagement, stall it out, fake urine, etc). I hope theirs good people out there where I work, otherwise I may be looking to jump ship to protect my sobriety. Sobriety is no. 1 above all else. Grateful for 65 days sober
How is the future in SCM WMS (Manhattan wmos / Jda wms) ?? I am a btech fresher and got this , is it good to start a career with it ??
Cognizant Tata Consultancy Infosys EY Accenture IBM Wipro
How hard is it to break into IB from a boutique buy-side firm? Is it worth the move or should I stay on buy-side?
I'm currently in the corporate non-profit sector looking to break into financial tech. I'd love to chat with somebody who works in fin tech!
I would be joining the Mastercard Gurugram office soon in the Advisors division.
Just wanted to check what is the work policy like? The HR told me its hybrid and 3 days working from office every week. Is this flexible, or the 3 days are pre-decided and we are supposed to be in office on those 3 days?
Asking this as I am not based out of NCR and would be relocating. This will help me understand how close to the office should I look for acco.
Thanks in advance!
How do you guys get started on any of these diets without it affecting your job performance? I find myself unable to think/focus when I’m hangry
It’s almost Friday! Happy rollings!
Where’s the lie?
Hey everyone, Withum is still hiring entry-level staff accountants (audit and tax) with the start date of November 2023, experienced associates, senior associates, and more!
The firm is currently number 22 in the nation based on INSIDE Public Accounting. AMAZING culture, good wlb, and really nice people (at least in the nyc office). Please message me directly if you’re interested!
Honest reviews of Chicago offices of Digitas, R/GA, and The Marketing Arm…? Especially, thoughts on the strength of their social practices?
Is there really any way for corporate brands to get Juneteenth-centered ad ideas right beyond a major contribution to causes or non-profits benefiting Black people?
What else could they say or do that’s actually meaningful, especially if they wish to avoid the very specific subject of American Slavery?
I’m based in Asia, and just curious. What do you think about Adfest, Spike, Adstar?
Does it equivalent to ANDY, NYF, LIA, One Show?
Additional Posts in All Things MBB
Can I leave immediately if resigning while on beach? Talking about consultant level in German office.
Bain & Company Is the Bain Austin or Bain Dallas office better in terms of office culture, client opportunities (type of clients you’ll get in the area), and other important factors? Bain & Company
Getting my PhD at an M7. I’m well aware of the pipeline for PhDs for the generalist track, can someone shed light on whether I’d be able to recruit as a SME straight from the program?
Any McKinsey fish from Toronto office here willing to have a chat on possible referral? Want to know industry focus and overall feel
McKinsey & Company Starting as experienced hire associate at McKinsey early 2023. Offer was 175K base, target bonus 20K. Based on all the latest comp news is it likely base or bonus will change at all? McKinsey & Company
What’s the cooling off period for MBBs in cases where 1) failed an interview 2) didn’t get through to the interview stage? Does it apply to all the offices? What if I go through a different route (went through ‘experienced professional’ route without an advanced degree before - going to get my MBA next year so will be in the ‘student’ route now)
Has anyone been through a power round (4 interviews in one day) at McK? How was the experience and did you get the offer?
McKinsey & Company Hi McKinsey 🐠 ! What is it like working in McKinsey Digital ( McKinsey Leap) as an Associate? Do you get to write user stories and own the roadmap to build the product OR it’s more strategy & business ideas focused? And how’s is the WLB in general? McKinsey & Company thanks!
McKinsey & Company McKinsey & Company recently got an offer from Mck and saw that it has a 10K housing allowance for those eligible. It’s a little unclear in the language if you would need to be moving to be eligible or simply living within commutable distance to be eligible. Anyone has any insights?
MBB fish, how easy is it to get staffed on an international project (w/ travel) at your firm?
Did you all have to formally request your SAT, ACT, GMAT scores and send them into MBB after you got an offer?
When do you hear back from MBB final round?
Very last question timed out before I submitted on the BCG online case. It was just a free form text answer and the clock ran out and I guess it didn’t submit that one. Am I screwed?
Do firms have geographies they "own" in the US? As in, McK dominant in certain cities, BCG in another, Bain another etc.? And places where they have pretty much ceded the market? To make it clear, talking only about US cities and regions.
Recommendations for study/prep before starting at MBB? I want to start by hitting the ground running, and I want to feel prepared for this new change. Any advice would be much appreciated!
Does it mean i bombed MBB interview? The interviewer kept asking me “what else?”, “is that only things you came up with?”, “could you elaborate how that would help to solve the issue , i don’t understand it”. And on the calculation part i got very nervous and started to make silly arithmetical mistakes. The guy was basically guiding me through that. I mean I don’t know what happened to me, never had such issues but i got so nervous during the case. Havent received reply yet, did i fail?
Why is McKinsey going power rounds? Do they understand how grueling it is? And that it will come into effect in your 3rd or 4th case for the day?
Experienced hire who started a couple months ago, I got a lot of support from this bowl so happy to answer any reasonable questions for the next bit
New to Fishbowl?
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.