Transitioning from big 4 to Guidehouse (I know).. going out on a limb here and assuming GH does NOT do the whole Winter holiday break thing?
Left a job in government (prosecution), currently at a mid-size firm. I’m really starting to not only hate law firm life, but the practice of law generally. Is this part of the transition? I left my last job because I was on-call 24/7. Now I’m 24/7 again but due to billable requirements. I have no hobbies, no free time, and only spend about an hour/day with my kids. Not sure I want this life. At least I had insane PTO for govt work.
If you are on an FWA, do you need to meet your FWA utilization hours every week? I.e I am 75% so do I need 30 charge plus whatever admin hours to mercury? I am talking to my people consultant and she seems to think so. In a job that is highly seasonal, how is this possible??
Hi ex-McKinsey, When did you get the PTO payout after leaving the firm? McKinsey & Company
2nd year in and having gone straight from undergrad to banking, cant imagine what it feels like to have a “normal job” (i.e. 9-5, weekend free, no work on vacation, can unplug completely off work)
There’s a scene in the 3rd season of the west wing where josh is talking to Leo about wanting to go away on vacation to Tahiti with a woman he’s dating. Josh is reluctant to take time off, as a lot..
Looking at the way people are laid off, utilization is just one part of it. It's so hard to pin point what is (proper consultants let go from projects, etc..)
First vacation in a year coming up next week. Help me be motivated to work the rest of the week 😅
Today’s career aspiration: get to the level where you do not have to submit time sheets. SVP? EVP?￼
True/false: Deloitte gives its employees Christmas Day through New Years Day off without any hit to PTO? Is there any catch?
Deloitte be like: Your safety is our #1 priority.....but so is utilization becau$e year end is around the corner
Guys wanna plan some nice vacation during Christmas. Preferably on east coast and trying to avoid flights if possible. Me and my wife and some couple friends might join. Any suggestions? Have you guys started traveling for leisure? What are some fund safe things ya’ll have been doing? Really need to get out of this routine! TIA
Did Netflix set the House of Cards release for tomorrow to prevent us from binge watching over the holiday weekend?
How do I tell my coach that my depression and crying half the day is why my utilization is lower than expected :( she set up a meeting for tomorrow and I have anxiety
New to FDD from audit. Any advice on getting utilization up? Frequently bouncing around on a deal two days at a time. Have the skill and talent to do great work, just need to show it
Has anyone successfully received a referral bonus at Deloitte? This is my second denied because the person worked for a former client of Deloitte. What's the point of offering referral bonuses?
I feel I lost my social or communication skills because of WFH! Does anyone feel the same way? Sometimes when ppl wanted to have small talks with me, all I wanted to do is to finish that conversation ASAP. It seems I lost the interest to whatever others are saying. Really need some advice here😭
Anyone fly Delta with ORD as their home base? I realize I may need to take connections but is this worth it? Lost EP last year, status matched to Platinum with Delta if having status matters
What are my best options for scoring small side gigs before end of year? I deduct lots of business expenses for doing some freelance work, but we had a baby so I didn’t earn any 1099s this year.
I was laid off in April when there was just email and phones. Cut to five months later and I’m working again. Yay. But suddenly it’s all Zoom, Slack, Teams, Slides, Sheets. Email is dead. And phones are only for Zoom, Slack, Teams, Slides and Sheets. It feels like I woke up from a coma in a shitty version of the future and everyone else is fine with it. How did anyone adjust to this?
Does anyone have any insight working for Appian? (Pay, WLB, benefits etc). I have an interview for a Technology Strategy Analyst position but not sure if I want to leave consulting.
How long is the interview process for PwC for their payer senior associate role? Finished the phone screen and finished their first interview. Is there one or three more to go? I have an offer in hand and was wondering how long it would take. Thank you! Also how much should I be looking at with the base and sign on bonus in the New York region?
Friend wants to join consulting for the pay. I don’t believe she has the aptitude or energy for it. We worked together in a much slower industry, and even there she complained of being overworked. I’ve sent her resources to polish up her resume and links for roles but she’s insisting on texting/long phone calls asking silly questions. Today she wants a resume review over zoom! She comes without having done her homework. How do I tell her I’ve given as much as I can? How do I decline referring?
Has anyone received an with the expectations to have your home office in City/State 1 then you request to be based in City/State 2? Were you successful?
Anyone looking for a freelance graphic designer or illustrator? Just got laid off, and could use something to hold me over.
How long does it take to get hired at Deloitte? I applied in June and my status is “interviews In Progress”.
Curious to know what everyone's signing bonus is for a consulting job? Either fresh out of college or experience hire? I'll start - college hire, $0
What are employee referral bonuses where you work for a senior associate? Looking to test the waters at other firms but would like to also see if I can work out deals with friends on splitting a bonus
5.5 months pregnant. I’ve been having some insanely vivid dreams about breastfeeding my future baby. Weird
Will we be losing out on our reward nights at SPG come August ? As in the rewards nights accumulated every 50 nights ..
Worth asking to interview for an APM role early internally if I have a standing offer from another top program? If yes, what’s the best way to do it?
Any fish 🐠 here work for a vc or firm that invests in early stage companies through seed funding, or series a etc... willing to chat with me and provide guidance on an opportunity I am exploring with a vc. I connected with a vc that has $1b under management and I am exploring a principal / venture partner level role with them. First time going through this process with a vc and would love some advice. 20 yoe, senior leader with FAANG. Thanks.
Can anyone suggest any solid SAG signatory production partners? Looking for a 3rd party since we’re non union.
What's the worst industry to work in, and why?
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