On a meet and greet zoom with a potential client today. Junior employee and company senior partner. Junior asks if we can supply him with an animator by Friday. I respond politely that we’re not talent management, it would cost him more than hiring directly, and it would shrink our freelance pool for our other project clients. The senior partner sees the sense in this a mile off. Now the question: did the senior partner include the junior in order to get him to ask these sorts of questions?
Ex-Consultants who are now In big tech or startup roles, what’s it been like? (Role, year you left consulting, company)
What are some companies that could be a good exit opportunity in Phillly? Comcast, DOW, FMC...any others come to mind?
A former colleague gave me a strong reco on LinkedIn. She said I was “the nicest person to work for.” Crazy, but I wonder if that is a detriment to landing a creative leadership role?
Started in-house a few weeks ago. I’ve been asked to provide Management Objectives for my role, which will be used for bonus eligibility. Can someone shed light on what goes in this? I am in IP.
Any firms hiring junior associates in Austin?
I’ve been freelancing on & off for years & am having a hard time landing a full time role. Partially cause when I get a gig, it distracts me from my search but can’t afford the 3m it takes - continued
What’s the dating / hookup culture like at the different M7s? Specifically Booth vs Kellogg vs Wharton.
Any advice on looking for a role in a new city? I was in nyc for 5 years and just moved to chi. Looking to get back into agency world but don’t have a network here yet
About to start a new job but have a pre-planned 2.5 week vacation for end on September. Feeling a bit uneasy about taking such a long break so early into a new position.... will they think I’m lazy and immediately get a red flag? I know it’s long but I haven’t taken vaca all year!
everyone, I have recently accepted an offer at Capco but I learnt that it has been fully acquired by Wipro. Can anyone advise what is the work culture and management like at Wipro (for the North American operations)? The management team at Capco seemed progressive but mergers/acquisitions are an absolute shit show and I am trying to prepare myself for worst case scenario
What is the culture at the Strategy& Middle East offices like? Do people from outside the region integrate well?
What does the title “client partner” mean — seen mostly in WITCH. Is this junior partner type role/ responsibility/ comp? Similar to Principal/ Senior Director/ Associate Partner?
How many years can you remain in the same position/title at the same agency before it starts looking bad or questionable on your resume?
Not sure if it’s just the project I’m on but I feel like my job/role is to just put out fires and it’s absolutely terrible. Is it the project or is this consulting not general?
Anyone ever had to say no to being a godmother? I already have one goddaughter and I think that's enough. I take the role seriously.
What are some exit ops for finance transformation consulting? Work sounds interesting but not sure what opportunities await when I decide to leave consulting
Atl restaurant recos please fam?
How do you pay for an MBA/justify the cost if you don’t exit into IB/PE/MBB/Tech? Is there anyone that go to an M7 that isn’t trying to get into one of the above and also doesn’t come from a wealthy background? i.e going into marketing to CPG, how much does that pay post-MBA?
Negotiation tips when jumping to big 4 and trying to negotiate the highest % possible during final interview with the partner.
Can anyone recommend a good pre-employment Federal background check vendor? MT state does not make it easy to add on the Federal to the state check. Any help would be appreciated!
Discussion post: I feel almost all consulting firms are the same. Mbb, big 4 etc. if you are paid enough there is probably less wlb. If there is good wlb there is not much money. Can you single out a company that you can confidently say pays very well and also has good wlb and also has good opportunities etc.?
Is United States Passport holder a good gift for someone who's been waiting for Green Card for a long time? Or this is a bad idea?
Fed contractors, do you ever have issues with your client comp saying their virus protections are out dated? Haven’t used mine for like a week or two but this obviously doesn’t seem like a good thing
Has anyone ever tried “opting out” of the sex, race or disability questions on a job application? Do you think they in any way affect candidates?
Anyone nervous about h1b ??
Has anyone negotiated a clause where you can’t be fired/laid off for a certain amount of time after starting a new job?
There’s a sense of entitlement in the biz that wasn’t present years ago. There are many signs but the one that hit home most is when I heard some employees gripe that the company wouldn’t pay dog insurance.
Covid Progression 1) Wait for Herd Immunity 2) Just protect yourself with the vaccine 3) we need to incentivize people to get vaccinated 4) don’t worry that the vaccines don’t work, still get them 5) we need to ban the unvaccinated from society 6) “I got my twelfth booster shot” 7) “the unvaccinated are killing people” 8) “are we justified in getting rid of antivaxxers from a utilitarian standpoint?” 9) “please step on this train sir” 10) gov labels anyone against lockdowns domestic terrorist
After you’ve connected with a consultant on LinkedIn what’s the best practice for asking someone to give you a practice case? To balance respect someone’s time vs coming off as transactional. Should you first ask for coffee chat, then later a case or can you ask for a case in your first “chat”? I am prepping for MBB interviews but I know consultants work crazy hours so I don’t want to take up more time than necessary - what would you prefer? What is the best practice?
Most awkward Uber stories? My uber driver showed me a picture of her baby. Um, it was a doll.
Define the type of person who thrives at Edelman and fits the culture and the ones who don’t
What commercial brand(s) you feel you'd stay religiously loyal to? For me, its Coke, Nike,Gap, Marriott, Peloton,Amazon,Netflix,Google,Facebook and Walmart
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