My manager doesn’t seem to have any boundaries - always saying yes to additional unnecessary work from the client and always working through weekends/nights/PTO/holidays. They are supportive of encouraging everyone else to have a WLB but since they don’t lead by example it ends up making me feel like I’m doing something wrong or crossing a line whenever I set a boundary with them or push back on a request that doesn’t align with our goals or priorities
My team: can we have a call with you? (4:30pm CT). Client: no I have a meeting and then I'm gone for the day. (Me: lol smh)
Any Sr. UX talent looking for a new gig? We have an amazing culture, work/life balance and we have dog friendly office.
How have people decided it was time to look at other firms? I like my firm just fine, but I don’t love it. I’m not sure if that means it’s time to look elsewhere or if it’s just a normal don’t love it like I wouldn’t love any job. I’m sure corona is playing a part too, just don’t love the culture, lack of transparency in what it takes to move up, lack of formal reviews, etc. I’m pretty junior and firm is ~100 attorneys for context
Do you also hate "sandwich feedback" (praise, criticism, praise)? I know it's part of western culture. But clear and direct feedback should be enough. Working 12 hours a day, no one should have to waste time on this.
Do adcoms negatively view short company stints? Are you allowed to leave them off your resume/application? Example: 5 YOE at application Company 1 (0.2 years) - left for +30% TC Company 2 (2.5 years) - left for promo & + 50% TC Company 3 (0.5 years) - left due to toxic culture Company 4 (1.8 years) - Current
Would you quit a Consulting role focused on SAP to exit to industry role as Project/Program Manager in Analytics? I feel if I stay in SAP too long, my exit opps will diminish in the long run. Would love to hear thoughts!
How has your WFH experience during the pandemic impacted (or not) your sense of loyalty / willingness to sacrifice for: - your team - your client - your firm
I recently had an interview with a Publicis agency and didn’t feel as if I was able to fully grasp the work/life culture or company culture as a whole. Anyone work there willing to give their thoughts on the overarching company?
Let’s pretend we’re holding companies. I’ll start: No, we can’t hire an extra writer even though you’re clocking 70+ hours a week. BTW, our contract with your client caps billable hours per employee because they know we don’t pay overtime. Here’s a non-billable code you should start using for the rest of the year.
Are folks getting RFE on H1 transfer to Big4? My question is specifically because initially your office location is the only one mentioned coz you don’t know what client you will be assigned?
What should I look for as I apply to my first copywriting job? Culture? Awards? Creative directors' books?
First day on the project and the partner takes out an hour to teach me how to configure (1:1). Uncle D rocks!!!
Anyone have first hand experience working at Ryan, LLC? Pay/Culture/Leadership/Diversity etc..
Show of hands; who has been laid off because your agency lost a big client? Also, when you interviewed for your next job did you feel comfortable saying that? And do other agencies understand?
What’s it like at McCann NY? The culture, the work, the work/life balance (if there is one)?
Hi I have an offer for the role of Product Manager from Sapient. Can someone provide how's the work culture there ? Also, are these roles put on bench first, and then taken in for client projects ? Also, any thing to be aware of w.r.t. the pros and cons ? Thank you.
What’s a reasonable base salary for an account executive at salesforce? 6 YOE. Mid COL city
In the past year, I doubled my salary, achieved a lot of my short term goals (non-financial), but I've understandably been pretty exhausted. I know it shouldn't matter but I ran into my toxic ex-boyfriend's best friends (from 5 years ago), and boy it felt nice to see their faces in shock when they asked me what had been new 😅 petty, but reminded me of how far I had come since then and felt good to say aloud to them
Back again with a question for the McKinsey folks! 1. Is it true that if you are internal (specifically PD) you are not eligible for a performance bonus? Just base and the 401K profit sharing? 2. I know McKinsey offers a percentage of your salary into a retirement fund. The recruiter painted it as a range (from 7-12%), but other fish in the main consulting bowl said it’s either 7 OR 12% (no in between) based off of if you’re client facing or internal - which is true? Continuing below:
Hi Fishes , How should I ask Deloitte USI HR to skip my interview for Bangalore location as I just got referred by my friend for gurgaon location. Is there a way so that i can skip Bangalore and attend gurgaon interview. Note : My Deloitte USI bangalore interview is on tuesday and for gurgaon referral i have just received the survey link.
Say that I get interviews to Wharton and Booth - what does the timeframe look like for interviews? Last year interview decisions were released mid October - do interviews usually take place 1-2 weeks after or later?
Looking for full-time CD Copy candidates for women’s health and dermatology/aesthetics assignment; primarily DTC. Need the holy pharma trinity of conceptual chops, level-headed supervisor/client whisperer, and willingness to dig into the details. DM for more info.
Actually am getting pretty comfortable with this WFH arrangement. dont wanna jinx it 😬😬😬
The number of apps/utility tools we’re using is ridiculous. I probably spend an hour of my day just reading Basecamp 2, Basecamp 3, Wrike, Microsoft Teams, and slack notifications
The best private school (best on ranking) in my area is an all girls school (K-12). What’s the pros/cons of sending my daughter to an all girls school? My wife and I both grew up outside of the US and have not experienced single gender schools. Looking for any thoughts /personal experiences. Thanks!
Hello, Received an offer with D-USI with he start date as the middle of the month (15 Nov) How soon can we make our IT declarations before the payroll is processed? While I've maxed out 80C, a bit worried about losing most of the 1L join bonus to tax. For ref the fixed component is 14L.
Anyone else really pack on the pounds during work from home? I really blew up - probably gained 40-45 pounds. I feel so bloated and sluggish all the time and none of my clothes fit anymore. I hope I’m not alone.
Is a Senior Manager at IBM comparable to a Senior Manager at B4/ MBB, in terms of responsibility, expertise, etc?
Curious to hear thoughts and stories about growing within a firm when you’re in a niche area. I am in a specialty area which although unique will never be as large as many other practices. I enjoy what I do but I don’t see doing it for the rest of my career. How do you pivot into a “bigger” or different role? Would love to hear about your experiences.
NYC. Have one year of cw experience at a well known shop (started at 50) thinking about changing shops. What should I expect in terms of salary? 55k?
How likely is it for an analyst at a top economic consulting firm to lateral into an MBB or even a top 5 strategy consulting firm?
So who here audits Delta? Looks like your risk assurance folk need to note a business continuity deficiency 🤓
Should I take the Siegfried job? They gave me a competitive package and also helped with relocation. Is this a good move out of audit? Alao interviewing with FDD but just started. Is Siegfried bad?
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