How is the business going for all you consultants? Are your companies getting new projects? Any layoffs ?
Anyone else feel like their actual work is very disconnected from their paycheck? If I do a great job and create a ton of value for the client I’ll get a maximum of a 15% TC increase YOY (much less due to covid). Similarly if I do the absolute minimum it’s really hard to be fired since I’m in a hot market and they can’t decrease my TC without cutting my base pay (which I’m 99% sure they won’t do). And my raise/bonus won’t even necessarily be indicative of my performance anyways.
Another laid off case here. Anyone moving out of US considered keeping the 401K as is instead of withdrawing? Any pros / cons to keep in mind ? Pro I see is no penalty and the fact that it'll continue to grow till I turn 65. Con is that it's a decent size amount in my case and I might need some if that cash if I don't get a job soon 🙄
Inspired by another thread- has anyone reported something and ended up taking a severance/ signing an NDA? What was your experience?
I fired my largest client today. 🙀 Sometimes it just isn't a good fit. It has to be a fit for not only my client but also for my agency. We're selective about the work we take on because relationships do matter, and strong relationships = better results. Today was liberating. What a breath of fresh air. We are accepting new clients for everything marketing related including graphic design, website design and development, SEO, digital campaigns, product photography, and video production.
Anyone laid off from Deloitte been getting interviews? (Not for tech roles but more finance) im getting traction from head hunters but not much from firm website applications
My firm sent an email yesterday saying their tracking billable hours DAILY. It’s either they don’t think we’re working from home or about to have some layoffs 🤷🏼♀️
How to spin a layoff? All at level or partially at next level snapshots. 70% of snapshots had performance differentiators. Group had a $9M plan but only hit $1.8M this FY. Want to stay in consulting.
Comey just got fired 👀
When someone gets fired/laid off but they keep their previous title/agency on LinkedIn, does anyone ever tell them to change it?
is there anything you can do to a previous supervisor who screwed you over due to discrimination ? Reported her to HR but not enough to get her fired.
People who have had confidence knocks: how did you get it back? I was laid off, 6M out of work, had therapy, now freelancing but I’m slow af. It’s like my brain only works in 2nd gear now.
Hey, what’s working at Grey like these days? Going strong? Layoffs? Killing it creatively? Shark Tank?
FYI...My friend that works at RSM got laid off. Tax associate. In the beginning she said they weren’t going to do layoffs. Glad I don’t work there anymore. Anyone at RSM can confirm?
Anyone else in FTO? I have yet to hear of any layoffs despite the fact that we are in FS. Can anyone elaborate?
In the midst of all these layoffs, I'd just like to point out that I've worked for FCB Health for 15 years (now at Area 23 for last 6 years) and in my time here, there has not been a single layoff.
I am 30 and just got promoted to Senior manager. I think I am doing well but I feel I am driven more by pessimism, imposter syndrome, and fear of getting fired as opposed to a positive mindset and the desire to thrive in my career. I feel like I am suffering from some sort of a mental issue but wanted to throw it out here and get some advice to deal with this from the fishbowl fam as opposed to going to therapy. Thanks in advance for your responses!
Question for the more seasoned consultants, these layoffs and overall downturn in our industry, is it an annual cycle? Or is this abnormally bad
Can someone in CPI explain what raises/bonuses look like for an analyst? I’ve heard year 1 raise + Consultant promo raise in May. Is that the case?
Anyone else notice there's no longer and option to purchase airbnb gift cards with Amex points? 🤔
I think people who don’t get the vaccine out of choice are dumb. Is anyone in the medical community saying to not get the vaccine?
Do Bonvoy points always expire after 12 months, regardless of what tier you make? Coming off of IHG and those did not expire at EOY.
7 days until vacation
Would it be weird if I reached out to someone who sort of triggered my interest in a career path? This someone has an internal C level position at my company.
Recently left EY after 5 years and I honestly don’t know why I stayed so long. I almost doubled my salary leaving, I am treated way better in industry, don’t have to work as hard, and get to deliver actual hard dollar results by making decisions. With the PBB results I’m seeing, it was definitely the right call. And Accenture called me today offering $230k to come in at M2. Sounds like some desperation. My advice, if you absolutely don’t love consulting - leave. It made my life better.
Bit of a unique situation. I think my offices FDD team is falling apart. Since covid, 1/1 partner resigned , 2/3 of SM quit, 2/2 managers quit. I’m a bit concerned with deal flow moving forward. What would you do in this situation? Should I try to jump to another firm? Maybe ask for a raise? Honestly I am getting pretty crispy mental health wise
Pregnant 🐠, how much coffee do you drink?
I’ve seen a couple posts lately with comments saying that people should not use a Roth 401k. Does the logic below capture the spirit of that concept? 1. Use trad. 401k to reduce taxable income now. Convert to trad. IRA once retired, then convert gradually to Roth IRA (ladder, SEPP, etc.) at lowest marginal tax rate 2. Use Roth IRA (and/or backdoor Roth) to take advantage of tax free growth and ability to withdraw principal early without penalty
Contemplating booking my parent's hotel for an upcoming vacation so they get my Platinum benefit (would call the hotel and say they would check in before me)... concerned I would have a work (cont.)
PSA: Many a traveler to Mexico contract giardiasis, which is also known as Montezuma's Revenge. Signs and symptoms of giardia infection may last two to six weeks, but in some people they last longer or recur. WTF, first COVID now this 😩 who knew there was a long haul version of this 😭
How open is EY to remote work?
Considering switching from B4 audit to FDD in either B4 or Houlihan Lokey. Spoke with someone at PWC who said they usually do 50-60 hour workweeks. Anyone at HL by any chance that can tel me about their work schedule and culture?
Hi guys! I am starting consulting in August. Im 23 and just graduated yesterday with my master’s. Do you have any tips for clothing and how to become a top performer? Also can someone explain “bench”?
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What are your thoughts on southwest assurance (Texas) raises this year? Same as last year? Better? Worse?
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