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Got raise but no promotion even though I was an acting senior. All of my reviews say "exceeds expectations". What should be my next step?

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Move to Deloitte

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Jesus, definitely leave.

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Not asking the question “why?”, makes me question whether that’s indicative of the underlying reason you didn’t get it. It’d be the first word out of my mouth after I’m told I’m not being promoted. I definitely wouldn’t say “okay, good to know” and leave the meeting with zero info and then go ask on fishbowl. Just seems a bit fishy to me, and there has to be more to this story...

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Schedule a follow up meeting. Tell them you want to be a senior next year and would appreciate their feedback on what you should do to make that happen. Make an action plan - what do they expect you to be doing in 3, 6, 9, whatever months. Then find a new job and do those things somewhere else cause fuck em

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This seems very odd, normally a promote to senior is Proforma is the person is exceeding expectations - did you change client mix or type of work or location - we used to promote in order not lose someone if they were on the fence

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I don't see how they could give you no reason, even if it was bad or an excuse. Did you ask point-blank "What behaviors did you expect to see to demonstrate I'm ready to be promoted that I didn't exhibit? What actions will you expect me to take this year to be ready next year?" Force them to give you something.

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Yeah start applying/interviewing for senior positions. I would also ask why you were passed on but don’t tell anyone that you’re seeking other opportunities.

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To be honest, I was taken by surprise and I didn't prepare for that. Otherwise I'd ask. Well since Im not getting a senior here... does anyone need senior?

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You need to set some time aside as soon as possible with your supervisor and let them know that you would like to understand why you didn’t get promoted considering your stellar performance this year.

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Check out your options at other firms.

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Op- Had the same issue at EY. Had a 4/5 rank for exceed expectation but no promo to senior. Also the senior on a engagement was mia so i was acting senior as well. And also was literally staff 3 going on 4. Our group had 2 managers promotions so idk if the budget for promotions ran out. I just don’t know but needless to say. No longer with the firm.

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What is the reason for no promotion?

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Nobody gave me any reason

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How many years in are you?

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3

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Going on year 3 or 4?

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Going on 4

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I think this is a question to your firm/ partner. They should give you some feedback regardless. I think you will get a raise regardless btw.

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BT does

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But find out why you didn’t get it.

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