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Hi Eric! Any advice for a new consultant wanting to switch firms after one year? I’ve realized that the types of project work were misrepresented during recruiting.

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I think with the whole firm but especially with my staffing. The staffing I was on was primarily staff aug and I am rolling off soon. I still want to leave the firm though because many of the other new consultants say their projects are similar.

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Hi! Is it a misalignment issue with the whole firm or with staffing? What did you learn? What would you like to change?

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Hello all, need some advice. Am currently working for a government consulting agency, but wishing to leave due to the way the project is being managed...I am in at least 4-5 hours of meetings a day, so barely have time to prepare for demos, preparation of slides for the client, nevermind being able to write decent stories(tickets)... Usually have to rush writing requirements, steps, etc, ...
So I have been looking around.
1/2.... Remainder of story in comments below.

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Hi All,

I am having 6.5 years exp and currently working for Capgemini with 9LPA fixed.
I have below offers Im considering and further negotiation is not possible because of budget constraints.

DBS is my current client company and offered 20 LPA as I resigned.

DBS : 20LPA Fixed + 5LPA variable (Associate)
Wipro: 21 Fixed + 10% variable( Team lead, B3)
Virtusa: 21 Fixed + 10% variable( Senior consultant, Tier 2)

Please help me pick one. Im confused. Suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

Anyone successfully negotiate compensation at firm that officially doesn’t allow for origination credit? Have brought in small clients in the past but this one is a big one and huge for the group and the firm. I’m not exactly doing this out of the goodness of my heart so would appreciate any advice on how to navigate the conversation. For reference, client specifically brought their work to my group so that they could work with me and it’s a personal contact of mine.

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Hello Fishes!


We are looking out for a QA ( management level 11 or 10) for our project.
Experience in manual and automation testing required.

If interested, please DM.


Thank you

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My advice to new joiners: "Don't put ANYTHING onto the client computers. Except your tears. You can leave those on the keyboard."

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I have 6 YOE in. Net+Angular and got an offer from Legato Health Technologies with 20 LPA Fixed, i joined Infor just 11 months ago with 12LPA Fixed and i will get the hike in August. If i resign now i will not get hike and i am a critical resource in the project, i guess Infor might try to retain me by matching offer. What should i do? Should i resign ASAP and not negotiate with Infor . I have all these doubts because Infor is a product based company.

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Strategy M here, returned from mat leave, not mentally ready to start a project. Just want to vomit/cry when I look at PPT. Mom 🐠 was it hard returning? Does it ever get easier? What made it easier?

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I am consistently late into to office (not client site, just Deloitte office). My insomnia fucks me over all the time. Anyone have tips on how to overcome insomnia? 😴

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Anyone here completely leave the accounting profession?

Thinking long term 😅 i think im pretty good at my job but i feel like at some point i'll get bored and either take something on the side or completely go a different route.

What has worked for you if you left accounting? I'm thinking real estate, construction/design, project management? Somewhere i can still use my softskills on?

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Hello I have newly joined in virtusa .. it's been 5 months and allocated to project scince day1 of my client billing. I was told my appraisal will be after 12 months. Can I expect my variable pay in between or it will be after 12 months only. Note that there was no probation period for me. When can I expect my variable pay?

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Has anyone’s work pace gone from overwhelming last year to constant anxiety attack in ‘21? My colleagues are running so ragged they routinely don’t show up to for meetings including client meetings and I get massacred by then. Taking a big toll on my health and don’t know how to get out.

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Need Help Fishes!
What would be the standard range of pay for a SE Manager? Asking for my dad.

YoE: 18+ years
Role: Software Engineering Manager/Project Manager
Technologies: C# .NET, VB .NET, Oracle PLSQL, Azure, few more in this .NET, VB, SQL categories.
Latest CTC: 18L incl. Variable components

I feel he's severely underpaid for his role and responsibilities, despite a hike just last month by 30%

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What are the general thoughts on using a backpack vs. a more traditional shoulder bag at the client? It's much better for my back, and I would buy an "executive style" one (I'm a man, if that matters)

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Hello project managers. My name is Jose and I'm building a project manager product. I would love to hear about your wants and needs for this type of software. Ideas, criticisms, and comments are more than welcome.
Please let me know if you would be interested 😁

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How is HTC (client world bank) vs Fidelity International. @HTCGlobalservies giving me 31 LPA while Fidelity is giving me 21.5 LPA. Which one to choose? Please help me ! YoE: 5.7 years. Stack: Data Analyst( SQL,ETL and Azure)

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I am on staff aug project, so I work mostly on client laptop. I really dislike my company and get depressed and anxious to do tasks that involve my company (like performance review even though I usually get good ratings, or emailing my manager, etc) and I only like interacting with my client. I get anxious having to check my company’s email and try to delay checking it, so it’s all piled up when I check it.
Just want to vent and look for some emotion support to help me rationalize this.

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T-32 hours until my planned C-section and I can’t sleep. On my mind:

- I assume I should leave my purse and all jewelry at home for the C. What about my Fitbit?
- What to write in my OOO? There’s no “If urgent, contact person A” because I just wrapped a project - I’m thinking a vague note indicating I’m on leave and I’ll be back in Sept?
- Wishing I could hug my mom who passed unexpectedly in 2011
- Feeling certain I’ve forgotten something or will forget something
- Excitement to meet baby!

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Working from home confessions. I’ll start.
I play a game with colleagues where we message each other during client presentations, to see who can make the other laugh first on Zoom.

Juvenile, I know.

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i'm going to onboard Capgemini soon. Will i have project /client interview again after joining CG?

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What job sites do you use to attract a diverse candidate pool?

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Happy Monday!
Todays my first day at Deloitte 🎉
Have an amazing week ladies!

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Trying to meet more people since I just moved here recently. Who’s in for a happy hr at some point this week or next?

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Are there any good short instructional videos for Google Docs and Slides? A 6th grader today asked how to center a title...they supposedly have been using this since 4th grade...

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Latest timelines to get biometrics appointment after AOS filing?

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That feeling when you are reviewing the file of a recently departed senior attorney and realize that the statute of limitations on his case expires Friday, and he didn't tell anyone or calendar the deadline. 😭

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It’s early, but Happy Fly Day on me.

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Cats vs. Dogs is a false dichotomy.

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Does anyone have an oura ring? Interested to hear perspectives

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Florida resident here. My landlord listed the condo we live in a month ago. We move out end of May. For the last month, we have had multiple tours a week. I'm starting to feel like I live in a museum and there's no end in sight for these tours. I asked the the realtor to pick certain days a week for tours and he said no. This is getting to be very burdensome. Am I supposed to just live in a museum for the next 3 months and I have no say?

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Rejected IQVIA and IBM to onboard, now after a year ,im thinking of job switch. Which companies would wait for 3 months NP? Getting 1st offer is always difficult

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I want to start traveling but I’m conflicted on how to go about it. Should I plan trips on my own or should I use travel sites like contiki/interpid?

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Moving to Canada, job hunting as Senior Manager.

Looking to apply for Senior Manager or equivalent roles in Consulting. Anyone that can help with a referral?

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Looking for an apartment-friendly treadmill. Nothing fancy. Can you folks recommend any you have used and are good/reliable?

Anyone know if Discover currently has a hiring freeze?

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Any good investor friendly mortgage companies that people have worked with? Good rates on non owner occupied, flexible appraisal process, etc.

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Hi Eric! How would you recommend making peace with a new environment that’s heavy in preferential treatment?

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Hey Eric. How do you make work life balance work for you ?

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Hi Eric and thanks so much for doing this! There was a question about Ops at ATK the other day - could you share some names who to talk to to explore opportunities?

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Hi guys! You are asking great questions! This bowl was supposed to start tomorrow and I already saw and tried to answer over 60 questions. I enjoy it a lot! 😀 Hope you find this useful.

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When you started at ATK, did you think you would stay through partner? If not, what changed along the way?

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Continuous learning is one of the key success factor. What are you learning now? and for us, what should we learn?

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I know some firms have programs to work with independent consulting talent (PwC FTN, Deloitte Open Talent Community, etc.). Will ATK be starting a similar program in the future?

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Best advice for gaining client trust and buy in? Particularly early on in an engagement where they’re resistant and really aren’t receptive to change/having you out there?

How to establish rapport?

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What does a typical Friday/Saturday night look like in your shoes ?

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Consulting seems to be a harder business on the West Coast as compared to the rest of the country. Many firms’ West Coast offices are subscale, projects are smaller, etc. Can you explain why?

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According to you what do u think and handle the office politics, which hampers ur motivation and drive when ppl with just behind the managers are promoted and given opportunities easily where as true

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Hey Eric, do you believe ATK is taking meaningful steps to support representation of women ethnic minorities at the partner + senior executive level? If so, why? If not, why?

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Hi Eric, any tips on how to begin investing and sustain a portfolio with consistent growth?

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Hi Eric
Are there any personal/ family choices you made for your career that you would rather do differently if given a chance?

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Hi Eric, what is your advice and tips on maintaining the connections (internal and client) that we build through our projects as we work in different geographies and industries over the years.

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Eric - What’s surprised you about consulting in general and/ or ATK once you started reading threads on Fishbowl? Have you made any firm changes as a result of what you see on here?

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Advice on best way to deal with poor managers? I’m always stuck between needing escalate something and not wanting to sound like a whiner. I’ve also been told not to wait so long before escalating

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Hi Eric,

Have you considered leaving consulting in your 25+ years of experience? If so, what was the reason why and presuming you never left, what kept you in the industry? As a managing partner cont

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I got an opportunity to setup a development practice in a different country. Any inputs to become successful?

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Hi Eric, do you mind shining light into struggles or failures you've encountered in your career and how you went about addressing them? Did you seek support or tried on your own? Dealing with stress?

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