Hey 🐠 - I am a senior associate at a Big 4 in MC and have an offer as manager of strategy at a small industry company. I am a little conflicted because I feel like I am not ready to hang up the towel
Is working at a Big 4 really that “prestigious”? If so, why? I recruited with Big 4 (rejected by MBB) during college, but ultimately chose ACN for the pay and the culture (at least within the campus recruiting team). Did I make the wrong decision long-term?
Comp comparison question: First year Director in Advisory (financial services), 10 YOE total - coming up on 8 years with KPMG. Joined as an analyst in 2012 and worked up, never made any “jumps” to competing firms for salary boost, and also moved from smaller market to NYC two years ago - thus wondering if my $165k salary is in line with other new-ish Directors at big 4, or way off the mark. Any comparison points would be much appreciated. TIA.
Any advice on exiting to corporate strategy roles at Fortune 500 or business operations roles at Tech firms like Linkedin/Google? I'm at my 2 year mark at a 2nd tier mgmt consulting firm, not big 4
A FAANG InMailed me to interview me for a project manager role in the bay area, but the pay is surprisingly low: 150 base, 15% target bonus, 80k rsu, unspecified equity refreshers. Should I decline to interview? What FAANG project or program manager TC should I target instead? I have a target MBA, 5 YOE before school, 4 YOE at big 4 after.
4 years out of school. Accept offer at a new startup consulting firm (125k, 5k signing, 20%+ target bonus) or accept offer at another big 4 (Deloitte) for 105k, 10k sign on). Cont...
I’m currently a big 4 FSO audit senior (been here for 4 years) and have an offer to jump to PE as an analyst/associate on the investments side. I’m looking for a starting point for salary cont’d
Currently on my h1b visa which is expiring in 2021, but then it can be renewed/extended for another 3 years. When does company like Big 4 start the green card process?
Aside from B4, MBB, FAANG what other companies still sponsoring given this environment? Girlfriend is international and has T20 legal/business education, international legal/MBB/VC experience. Cont.
Is the “expert” role or position at mcK considered reputable ? Is that the highest as compared to b4? Like a partner ?
Experienced hire McKinsey candidate here, no MBA (yet) - what level of business knowledge is expected from cases? I did engineering for undergrad and want to make sure I’m well versed before my case interviews but am not sure what a reasonable scope is. I’ve been in big 4 consulting for the past 2 years so I have some exposure to business terminology.
The humbling moment I left an indian firm for a big 4 to have a “less indian” work environment to be harassed by a white manager on my first project and saved by my Indian superiors/ colleagues
Is it more prestigious for someone in Big 4 advisory to be based out of NYC? Is it better for bschool?
What’s the rank hierarchy like in IBM? Where would an “Associate Partner” sit in comparison to a big 4 consulting firm? Got an offer I am evaluating
Curious to hear the age and B school of folks who got their MBA at 30+. Thinking about getting my MBA and hesitant about the opportunity cost, but would love to leave Big 4 behind.
Thinking about moving to ITS practice in NJ which big 4 offices have an ITS practice in NJ and where are they located?
Is it appropriate to ask to flex time off if I’ve been working “OT”/long hours for a project? I’m junior IHC & new to the job (though I interned at the company for 1.5 years before becoming IHC). The company has a relaxed culture and good work life balance. Example: my coworkers (non-attorney) will typically just announce that they’re flexing on x day because of x reason. When I started as In House Counsel, my original GC told me to pick my schedule, and was fine with my 8-4 choice (cont)
Is it more important to move up title and salary wise or work for creative directors you believe you can learn a lot from even though you feel under valued at the company?
What does a mental health day look like for you? Took one today & it was the best thing I’ve done for myself. Bonus Q: did you own up to it being a mental health day or did you go to “the dentist"
I just left BigLaw as a mid-level for a generalist in-house role. It took me over a year of searching because I was a litigator in a niche practice, so most companies didn’t want me. My focus in the new role is developing general skills - contracts, transactions, partnerships, IP, etc. - but I don’t want to stay at this company for long, because the pay is subpar for an in-house role at my seniority. What’s the minimum amount of time I can stay before reasonably applying to other in-house roles?
Does anyone else treat their day rate like vigilante justice for what the industry/holding companies did to us while we were full time?
Looking to connect with someone on H1B visa who got an RFE last year relating to specialty occupation.
Mulling over an offer. Is work at MBB way more work / significantly more intense than Big 4? I feel like I have a good brand/rep at EY; not sure if effort to rebuild all of that at MBB is worth it?
Just saw a fellow consultant with slicked back hair enter the client site wearing a Gucci logo belt, plaid blazer, and deal sleds, laughing loudly on his airpods...
Anyone know of PICKUP? My bf is applying for a PICKUP Instant Delivery Field Quality Manager role. Can you share compensation and benefits? I don’t want him to get low balled
Trump suffer from CDS - China Derangement syndrome. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-trump-is-moving-closer-to-punishing-china-for-the-coronavirus-200211021.html
I'm currently in IT strategy and would like to move in the M&A space. Will getting a CFA certification help in anyway?
Any consultants with Booz Allen in Dubai? I am an MBA with 4 years experience. What’s the average salary? Trying to gauge if I should start the interview process or not
Did I mess up by not going into PA? I have an MSA and could sit for the CPA. I started off doing Internal Finance at a consulting firm and I’ve now moved into a more internal pm role but (cont)
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