Gibson Dunn: What are people’s thoughts on the quality of work, firm culture, diversity, and career opportunities?
I’m pregnant!!!! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽
Earnest question about the New York Primary Election from a foreigner (Brit). Why does gender count? This seems terribly confusing https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/22/new-york-primary-bernie-sanders-supporters-delegates
honest opinions ended! am recently engaged & could not be happier about it. The ring is stunning and I LOVE it, it’s exactly what I wanted, however, there’s an inclusion on the stone that’s a dark dot that is extremely noticeable to me. Even arms length away I can see it. I never cared about the grading of the stone or if there was inclusions, as long as they weren’t visible to the naked eye of an average person. Am I terrible if I ask to go back to the jewelers & try swap the stone?
I want to adopt a cat but I grew up with a dog, and have never owned a cat before. Does anyone have advice for cat ownership, where to start, how to find a social and cuddly rescue, etc?
My ex fiancé from 5 years ago literally started following me and liked pictures on my insta. He’s married with a kid now. Like why? 🤦🏻♀️
As a black person I'm well aware of the belief held that a lot of "us" dont actually belong in the firm..we are here through affirmative action/diversity push. How prevalent is that view do you think?
What do you get for parents expecting their 3rd child (second of same gender)? My sister in law is expecting and struggling to do something more thoughtful then just money since we are due with twins a month after they are due.
Question for the married folks. What in your opinion would have been the right age to marry? I also understand there are several factors but im respectfully more so interested in the age, gender and reason for your answer. Grazie!!
Thoughts on activity in the heat (90’s) while pregnant? I’m 4 weeks along and want to keep up golfing, but worried about the heat. (Doctor says it’s fine - looking for how any of you mamas actually felt)
Just had my first kid. How do you manage the consulting work expectations and being a parent?
Soo….has anyone embarrassed themselves in front of students? Today I got my foot wrapped up in a kid’s Chromebook charger and bit the dust in the aisle between desks. The good news is that I landed on the best possible body part, so it’s all good. This is second only to the day I ripped my skirt all the way up the back while directing choir…don’t ask.
trying to decipher: Persons background is very technical and they are the "go to" for technical matters on the team. When projects are being considered, they are usually last in line for inclusion
Next question (based on a great conversation in 1 of the threads): how do gender roles and expectations play into your decisions about work and family?
Anyone have insight on joining a company that’s known as a “white boys club?” Have an offer in hand that I really like but not much diversity from what I see. Not sure how this’ll impact me, if at all
Front Bar in Chi has killer coffee, full bar, cool vibes. Draw backs: all gender bathrooms. Picture a standard bathroom with stalls. Sorry to girl going next to me, but I had tacos last night.
Estate tax question. Elderly mother is on her way out, should we put me and my sisters name on the house deed? Does this make sense from an estate tax perspective?
If you get fired due to performance issues can you still file for unemployment? If so, will you get enough money for rent and food?
last week of travel in 2017 🙌🙌🙌
Big4 consultant. Most of my former colleagues have left for smaller consulting firms or exited to industry roles. Several have wound up referring each other and essentially re-clustered together in bunches of 3-4 at other firms. Not one of them has referred me or invited me to interview to work with them again. Cause for concern? I consider myself easy to get along with, have decent relationships with all of them, but can't help but feel demoralized that nobody wanted to work with me again
Question from a newbie consultant - What are some good online courses/ books to improve consulting skills?
Hi fishes, I have given the pre-hire survey of Deloitte. I am a automation test analyst at TCS with 4 years of experience in automation and functional testing in various domain. I have 1.5 yrs of experience in selenium, 1 yrs of experience in SQL and 1 .5 years of experience in UFT. Can anyone please suggest the general questions they ask to testers? What is the level of difficulty? Do they ask java questions as well?
How does one get to DCA Terminal A (Southwest airlines) via public transport? I know the yellow/blue goes to DCA but it drops off at the opposite side of the airport. That walk over is easy enough to manage if you have a small carry on and budget the time to walk, but not so manageable if you have larger luggage.
Is there any value in applying to HSW with my stats? MBB background, 3.2 undergraduate GPA (double degree in engineering & math; top 10 state school), 710 GMAT
Just watched the movie Mamma Mia for the first time in five years and it made me so happy!
Writing the card for the company-wide holiday party at Topgolf and this might be the hardest I’ve worked all year.
I’m considering taking out a mortgage for a 500k 2BD-2BA condo in Arlington, VA. I have 130k in my savings account. Is it worth putting down 20% for the mortgage to avoid PMI or should I put down less? Monthly cost for the mortgage payment, taxes, insurance, HOA fees, etc is estimated to be about 3000 a month. I will have a roommate to cover half the monthly expenses.
What’s the M1 corporate tax salary in Michigan? Deloitte has a position M1 position and thinking about applying so wanted see what’s the market rate for M1 in Michigan area. Thanks
Do those from MBB and BB banks have best shot at B School? I rarely hear about T2s and Big 4 getting into m7
WHEN DO I SAY I"M LEAVING? I joined Accenture in Oct but I got my dream job in Nov. I signed it and now I'm waiting for my visa to be transferred. I really don't want any bad blood between me and ACN so when should I tell them that I am leaving? The people have been amazing, the work is pretty meh and my new opportunity is something I can't get in consulting or any other company tbh. Should I tell my counselor/manager/people lead right away?
Say there was a medical device that could optimize your brain to function to its fullest potential (think Limitless movie) - it’d make you ultra intelligent & peak your performance. It’s safe and offered to you free, but the catch is you have to listen to a 30 second sponsored ad in your head every hour on the hour. Would you get it?
I know that BYU is not M7 but is it still considered a top tier ish MBA? I am a CPA with a Macc but wondering if I would need an MBA to actually excel faster to a Director level position within Finance or Strategy. 2.5 YOE at EY.
6 months ago I’m interviewing for M&A tax positions at several firms, including RSM. I interview with national M&A tax leader. Do well enough for next interview with regional M&A leader. Do well enough for three more interviews (partner, SM, senior). This whole process is taking about 5 weeks as recruiter mentions troubles with schedules. Then, 2 weeks go by and I hear nothing. I couldn’t care less as I’ve already accepted PwC offer (took PwC just 10 days from initial interview to offer).
Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL) - Anyone have one of these ? Never heard of this until the other day when a financial planner mentioned it. He said it’s a better vehicle than 401K. I took what he said with a grain of salt because he was trying to acquire customers, but I haven’t heard anyone talk about it here. At a quick glance it seems pretty solid. Anyone have experience ? Pros/Cons ? Something to add on including the standard 401K, Roth, HSA, etc ?
Me right now: when you get food poisoning at the Sheraton, but still have to smile and present at a CEO presentation. At least SPG gave me 15,000 points... #consulting #thesmallthings
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