What to do when your counselor is also your stream lead on the project, and he wouldn’t let you roll off because you’re top performer. I’m over one year in on this multi year implementation project
My (white) manager consistently gives me feedback that I’m “very literal” when doing assignments. She asks for something, I do what her directions say, and she tells me “oh you took that very literally. You’re very literal.” Obviously consulting is subjective and we’ve all had managers give vague directions leading to multiple iterations of work, but at what point do I push back? I’ve also noticed her say this about several black colleagues including clients and the senior mgr on the project.
Have a waste of space direct report. Have been optimistic about training up until I stumbled upon him writing a paper about the project. Shady or nah?
Was unsuccessful recruiting for top consulting firms during my MBA. I need that money! What is the best approach to landing an interview post MBA? Referral?
Anybody did the apics certification in logistics ? I have the choose between the cslp and cscp but not sure which one I should be doing
Has anyone heard anything about the full time MBA program at UF? I simply want a respectable degree to work in industry in Florida after b4 tech consulting - appreciate any insight
What are your thoughts on the value of a Harvard Extension School degree vs. a standard online MBA from a reputable public university? I feel like the Harvard name carries a lot of value....
I'll be joining Microsoft's FRP next year, and I'm trying to establish a plan for my LT goals. From reading various threads, the consistency seems to be consulting->FAANG. I've heard that mobility into a Corp Strat role is feasible - just a matter of networking. Since I'll be starting at Microsoft and Strategy is something of interest, can anyone share their experiences if they have done this or know someone who has? Wondering what role an M7 MBA may lead to as well (considering). TIA!
Going to tell Leadership this week that I want to be rolled off. Another project has requested me and that project is better aligned to my career. Any advice to have a smooth conversation?
Would a SHRM certification be beneficial for a consultant in organization strategy? Anyone in a similar boat?
Best quote from the movie Office Space that can actually be used in some form on a client deck. I need something to break the monotony.
I don't know what's worse: The Monday morning alarm clock OR the "prepare for landing" announcement that interrupts my nap and lets me know I'm moments away from hell (aka my client). Happy Monday!!!
Anyone take courses/get a degree from Harvard Extension School? Experience? Was it worth it? Are you also able to build a network? Realize it’s not like an MBA, but that doesn’t fit my life now .
Anyone actually keep their PHR active? I got my cert in 2013 and have done nothing since.
I’m on a project I like getting skills I need, but every week I hear about other cool projects I wish I could jump or do both at once. Anyone else?
Hi all, Can anyone refer me in life sciences consulting? B.Pharm grad + MBA (new IIM) with 2.5 years of pre MBA work ex in pharma R&D (Drug safety/pharmacovigilance). Working as an SAP consultant in Deloitte (US offices in India) since Aug-2020.
After a year long , exhausting and demanding project , finally rolled off the project. I love my life right now. Beach time is the best time 🌊:-) sigh !!!
Quote of the day from a client email: "I don't want to be an alarmist, but I'm worried."
How hard would it be to bump offered title from SC to M ? Offer is from Big4, Currently 4 yoe, cissp,cism, cisa, Any help would be appreciated
What is adjusted utilization?
Media 🐠: Other than money and the potential of better work/life balance, what other reasons attract you to a client side role?
Recent graduate interning at a WPP agency in NYC. How much should I be negotiating for full-time? Glassdoor says average JR AD salary for NYC is $58k but my agency’s average salary is lower. Thxs
Who else is too burned out to even apply to other jobs? And for those of you who managed to apply and interview successfully while working - how did you do it? Any concrete, tactical advise would be very much appreciated.
What could be the salary of 6.5 years experience software engineer, who have experience in c++/python/c , open stack cloud middle ware and applications development, docker, k8s ?
How important is getting a Six Sigma Green/Black belt? Does it make a difference in comp/offers/projects/promotion?
Where’s the best consultancy to work at for digital people? Who has a great culture and supports there people? Convince me why I should work at your company.
Hey mummas, I'm struggling with how I feel about my team at work. None of them, including my manager, have children and they just don't get it. I'm pregnant with my third and my manager has never once asked me how I'm doing, only ever refers to it in terms of me 'leaving' for maternity leave so he'll be a resource down. Never once asked how I'm coping with juggling wfh & full time caring for my children through covid, and icing on the cake my baby just recently.. (continued in comment)
Hi, I'm currently with TCS. I have given technical interview with Infosys on 9th October and the very next day I got a mail to send documents. Since then I didn't receive any reply from them. How long does the process really take for one to get a call for HR discussion. It's been almost 10 days now. Similar situation happened with Accenture recently, they put me on hold for long and suddenly turned down the offer after HR discussion for which I'm really concerned now.
For those who have interviewed in the virtual environment - do you wear full suits? Or more casual?
Thoughts on switching consulting firms during this time...? Concerned about potential hiring freezes. Also anyone start a project that kicked off remotely without being on site?
PwC will be giving out a retention bonus and if don’t get one, what motivation do I really have to work here instead of jumping ship to another B4? Having said that, does anyone know when we find out if we qualify for a retention bonus?
I got a fat raise and promotion this year but that hasn’t cured my depression. Considering leaving and a paycut to just make it to next year alive.
What % utilization did you get as a 1st year analyst (BA or BTA)? What rating did that equate to?
Any fish here dealt with a lonely/toxic parent? I recently came to the realization that my mom is toxic (think guilt-tripping, saying mother-child bond is sacred, making comparisons, etc.) and has become very dependent of me, and as much as I want to be there I can only do so much since I have a family myself. She refuses to move to a nursing/retirement home, look for companionship, and seek professional help for tasks she needs done such as car maintenance, insurance inquiries, etc. (Cont’d)
Have a final round with ZS next week for an AC position. Any tips or topics to review for the structured case, behavioral, and unstructured case? Did intense case prep for a McKinsey final a few months back but struck out. A little rusty now, so I’ll review practice materials. ZS Associates
Snuck out of work. Turned off my phone. Just bought tickets for Avengers: Endgame. Fuck utilization
Has anyone regretted getting a T10 MBA FT MBA? I already make 100k but am unhappy with my current job but the 200k cost seems scary. I’m thinking it’s still worth it because I’ve heard nobody regrets working 2 years less when they are older. Just wanted to get people’s thoughts
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