Has anyone ever had an issue with a team member not passing project background check for a client?
Hi everyone! I am relatively new to consulting space. I worked with Deloitte in a research role, but have joined an MBB firm at a more front end role. I have a slightly unconventional question to ask (might be political too), but since this is an anon platform, I hope to get honest answers. I wish to know does people care about your looks in consulting (specially when you are on a client facing role?) I am an Indian male, and I have acne (not a lot, but considerable). Cont. in comments
Agency recruiters: what’s the real feeling on going from client-side to agency side? Does any client-side experience matter?
How long is your one way trip from home to client site? I’m at 5 hours- 3.5 flying, the rest driving to/from airports.
I have 8 yoe as a BA. It's been 2 months since I joined a Big4 as a Scrum master. I was asked to shadow the project manager but the person is just not helpful. I am not looped/forwarded any emails, no client introduction has been done, no tasks, no one contacts me all day long except for the one call in a day where I am the silent spectator. Am I in trouble?
I had a weird dream: I was at a conference with a job to do, and different individuals from different companies/governments gave me assignments to do. It was not clear to me who my client was, and which assignments I was to prioritize. The assignments were completely different in nature, e.g. drafting a government policy, market entry for an consumer goods company. Was pretty entertained when i woke up :)
working on an implementation and the client partner that I work with has never done an implementation before. This person get caught up in minutia and takes too long to deliver. (Cont...)
About to start traveling again after a year and a half local. Based in Chicago, only have Gold on American but MVP Gold 75k with Alaska. Can take UA, AA, or SW to new client in PHL (cont'd)
Have you ever been staffed on a project by yourself? Can this really be anything other than just staff aug or if you are a super SME?
Shall I pick up SPG or Marriott now? Both are same now? Had SPG platinum years ago but haven't travel for a while. Now stuffed on a travel project again.
H1b 🐠 : when you guys get a new client engagement to a diff. Location how long does it take for you to be in the location physically ? As in no. Of days till ur docs. come through ?
Tips on how to handle a client who complains to you about your associate? The issue is ultimately a personality clash, rather than a quality issue, but in this case, the associate has very specific expertise and the client complains if an associate without that expertise is involved in the deal. I am also not the type to throw associate under the bus and the preference is to handle it in a way that means the associate can continue to work on the matters rather than restaff it.
Starting a new job on January 3. Want to leave on good terms in case I want to boomerang down the road. Is it a bad move to put in my 2 weeks on December 17, right before my whole project team disconnects? Or should I at least give them a heads up before I put in 2 weeks? Do I need to tell my practice leaders/PPMDs in advance? I’m a SC fyi. Thanks fam! First time doing this.
I work in a 7-attorney firm with a national presence. Partly because I’m only a few months in, I work a roughly 8-6 day. I’m also new to billing and often find myself working all day and billing just 4 hours. Whenever I bring this up to the partner, he says it’s good we’re not over billing our client. We don’t have minimum billable hours so it doesn’t matter much for the firm’s sake but I think I’m missing out on learning the important skill of billing my time. Has anyone ever experienced this?
What’s the breakdown for the frequency of project work? Eg. commercial forecast, buyside diligence, corp strat, portfolio opt. Etc?
1yr in consulting, 3 yrs in client services at fintech firm. 2 promotions, 740 gmat, t15 undergrad and 3.5 gpa. ORM. Looking to pivot to tech PM. What schools should I realistically target?
Some great thoughts here on today’s client problem imo. What do you all think? Was this always the case? https://digiday.com/marketing/planning-process-gone-window-confessions-agency-exec-lack-client-accountability/
Hi All, I have been traveling for the client project work out side by base location. The LCA for the client location is filled but not approved. The LCA for the base location is approved. (Continued)
Can someone explain how so many people have competing offers for negotiation? I keep hearing “don’t expect to have a strong case for negotiation unless you have a competing offer”. Wouldn’t that have to line up perfectly with you interviewing for multiple roles at the same time?? An offer has a quick expiration period... or do you negotiate with an expired offer you rejected within the past few weeks.
Feeling really low about exits from big 4 mc. Feel like I’m not going to get anywhere good in a field that I’m interested in. Anyone who made it out successfully have any advice?
Do you add clients on LinkedIn? When’s the best time to do this in terms of project lifecycle?
So apparently EY believes that moving to unlimited PTO will provide a first mover/differentiator advantage amongst the big 4.. I’d advise Deloitte, PWC, and KPMG folks to let EY stand alone on this one! None of us asked for this and they are doing it primarily to reduce PTO accrual liability for layoffs/in states where employers are limited in taking away earned PTO
Here I've two options, please suggest which one to go for- YEO:2+ O1: Cognizant (Current Company): Offering 7.8Lpa fixed + 20k Variable to retain. (No complaint against my current project,team and technology... Though work pressure is there but I am comfortable since I've been working in this project since its initial days) O2: EY GDS: Offering 9Lpa fixed + 5% Variable (Learning curve may be higher) Should I leave my current company or should I stay?
Thinking of jumping to Capgemini. Pay increase is 60%. What’s the culture like in Cap? Anything I should be aware about?
@Deloitte folks, can reimburse home internet?
Current S3 in TT (m&a tax). JD/LLM. I'm looking to switch to another big 4. Would it be nuts to aim for 200k + 30k signing bonus to switch?
First year here and I'm very attracted to my second year. I thought she might be feeling the same way too and when the client we were on together got a new team I was hoping we could talk about the possibility of it since I would no longer be directly under her. But now we both got pulled on to a new client and she is scheduled to be the lead senior and I'll be the second year. What should I do? 😔
Does anyone here have the Herman Miller Aeron or Steelcase Leap? Is it worth the investment for wfh?
Any tips for getting my resume seen at FAANG/major tech companies in the SF Bay Area? I’ve already tried going through as many contacts that I know of in the groups I’m interested in. I’m trying to make a jump from PwC manager (8 YOE) in Cyber, Risk & Reg into a project management or program management role on the business side (bus ops or strategy). My background is in information systems and business IT operations/contracting. Microsoft Facebook Apple Netflix Google Airbnb Salesforce
Would you leave to a Microsoft PMM role if you only have one year left till promotion to manager at your firm? Exit now or wait and get the title? Thoughts?
Anyone else feel like all the travel has made you immune to getting sick? Everyone I know with a ‘normal’ job has a cold or the flu.
I took advantage of Verizon’s Black Friday deals and got myself the new iPhone yesterday. I’m AMAZED by all the neat things it can do. One of my favorites is that you can grab text from a picture and have it read aloud. This would be so helpful for my students with vision needs and those with reading disabilities. When do we think we’ll actually see this technology in the classroom? Can’t very well put “iPhone” on a students assistive tech section of their IEP 😂
Hi Fishes, Looking for opportunities in Business Development/ Project Management profiles. Exhaustive experience in Public Health, Rural Development, and e-Governance. YOE-5
But for real why is EYs expense policy so shitty? We have decent breakfast, great dinner, but lunch is nonexistent and cell phone is shit. How can we protest this particular first world problem?
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