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Harshest feedback you’ve ever received?

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All from the same project manager, on my 1st project as a new grad: 4 months in: "you should be able to deliver as much as impact as your SME teammate (who had 18 years of industry experience) --you have one month to prove it to me" 5 months in: "Yes, but are you really working the 9 hours you're logging in your time sheet?" 6 months in: *after client "supposedly" saw us on Facebook* "Team, I'm not here to tell you what you should or shouldn't do, but don't go on facebook/social media, but I'm not telling you what to do.." 12 months in, after rolling me off: "It seems <my name> is not cut out for the work we do here at this company. I would not staff him again. 1/5"

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Lol at people who think their experiences are universally applicable (e.g. Principal 5) - I've charged 9 hours daily for every single project at Deloitte. Just how it is here for many projects.

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“I don’t take promotions to senior seriously. You are only getting promoted based off your high utilization, otherwise you worked hard but didn’t technically act like a senior” - Manager after I worked 12-16 hour days consistently for months and also was the sole person extended on the engagement, per client’s request. “You are getting way to comfortable here. Do you think you actually work here? Buy lunch like the rest of us” - Manager because I packed my own breakfast/ lunch and normally left it in the client’s refrigerator. I would have been homeless if I ate $15 lunches everyday in NYC on small associate salary at the time.

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He's a senior now I'm assuming he doesn't need to to pack lunches anymore

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D1 that’s a feedback I’ve received

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Client “reply all’d” asking why I was added to the team.

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@D3 @D1 I used to shrug and say “whose life are we saving here?” Really pissed off my managers :P

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Senior partner: “I went through the deck you sent, which slide should I look for original insight?”

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Lmao ok thats hella snarky

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Similar to D1, "You seem happy and calm. The sense of urgency does not show” - duh 🙄 should I run around the client site like a chicken with its head cut off? Is it wrong to be happy ?? Why do I need to show the sense of urgency and fidget around like a school kid? I think there is more credit to me if I keep calm and meet timelines 😏

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😂😂😂😂😂😂 WELLL SAID!! Because same

There is a sense of calmness around you. I mean wtf- I am supposed to be a freak and run around naked in confusion?

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D1’s comment has appeared in my notifications numerous times this week, and it is no less hilarious every time I see it.

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You're too direct to be a woman, as a woman you should be more subtle, like when you want your husband to give you a purse, you subtly ask for it, not directly...impact that matters right?

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I’ve received this feedback as well. Although they were careful enough not to say the female part but it was soooo obvious

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A partner once called me “useless"

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Funny how a partner calls anyone else useless /s

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You know you’re a senior, right?

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I think they meant senior associate, right? Not as in elderly?

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Client: “I paid for this?"

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Thanks for the backup slides. Where is the main deck?

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Senior Partner: “You aren’t here to take notes. Open your mouth tomorrow and contribute. We aren’t Deloitte for god sake.” This after 1 day of a 2 day client workshop and I was a very young associate. SP was snarky but in general love that guy. #truestory

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Deloitte 84 - I feel the mentee would be better served with some predetermined role and talking points. Even talking is learning.

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One of my SMs told me that "its not consultant like to bring coffee creamer to the client site." Mind you this was a local project (maybe 10 min away from me) and all they served in the break room was powdered cream so I figured to buy cream and leave it at the office. I left the company shortly afterwards.

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Well they would hate me cuz I travel with a whole week worth of food and don’t hesitate to store it in the clients fridge (sorry not sorry)

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You have a great technical skill set & in depth application expertise; but lack “core consulting skills - “aka making decks” (I’m a technical architect.....not a ppt architect) 👊🏻😵

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This is why I don’t plan on being on consulting forever. Would rather be respected for my knowledge, insight & execution of deliverables than my ability to make PowerPoints

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^ E1 - we are doing harsh feedback, not humble brags.

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Is it in? I can’t feel anything

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Bad either way lol

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"You're not in college anymore"

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"you need to improve or you might not find yourself in this project much longer." Received as an analyst from the consultant on a project and the senior consultant that replaced her. Both left the company shortly after, projecting much? 😊

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BCG1 you are the real MVP

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Partner: you’re not prepared to have this conversation now. Call me when you’re ready, not when you think you’re ready <he cuts the call at last syllable>

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This is definitely my worst nightmare.

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