My Director just chewed me up and started taking over as a lead on my project... 3 weeks in of having no clue what I'm doing, working 10 hrs+/day and multiple sleepless nights, I have to say I'm so relieved. Is it a good idea to take a step back and let my Director run things?
Desi ppl , struggling a bit with verbal communication since I moved to US. Sometimes can’t find words during client meeting so do a lot of ‘aaa’s , ‘Kind of’s and ‘sort of’. How can I improve it? I do watch English series a lot and read books but looking for other ideas that may have helped you all . Are there are classes which helps with fluency ?
Just lateraled to a bigger law firm. The team I am on is much larger now and split between 4 offices. My prior firm was great at rationing the workload amongst associates. At my nee firm, it feels like a free for all. I want to make myself known as a hardworking associate but also don’t know how to say no to new work politely. It seems like every conversation I have when I meet a new team member consists of them telling me how much they need my help and putting me on a new project
Is anybody else having an issue obtaining cyber liability insurance? We have a client that wants additional insured and waiver of subrogation status which the market doesn’t seem to keen on.
What’s the key differences between the Account Management and Client Services roles? Both from a career track and responsibilities ￼perspective? (Tomato, Tomato? Lol)
How do I know I need to review a SOC report? If I’m relying on a report, yes I need to. But what about those applications that client uses as back-up center (AWS for instance). Do I still need to review SOC? What about applications used for record keeping but not processing of transactions (Quickbooks for instance)?
Imagine your firm region leader bowing out on you right during the middle of a huge client proposal that your team has been working on for months and then citing afterward there is “more to life than winning client work” and that it’s OK to sit out some of the biggest client proposals due to mental health…
Also, how many times do you receive an “urgent request” before the client goes on vacation? Here’s this important stuff I need done, but won’t be around to answer questions until 2 days before due.
Dont know why there is a need for me to go to the client's site as a staff I if all the work im doing here can be done back at the office- such a waste of my time...i seriously dont know why i'm here
If you’ve been at the same client b/c you’re constantly winning work there, does it help when it comes time for promotion? I heard it’s generally the fast track to a promo but not sure if it’s true.
Started at a new firm 3 months ago, first two months was swamped staffed on a huge deal, (my only file) did my hours everything good. July: deal was supposed to close did not due to regulatory stuff but my work stream is done and over and am now really really slow, asked for work to people I had worked with to help them close - nothing, staffed on a new deal , client on vacation so everything is on stand by. I’m freaking out don’t know how to reach to partners/senior associates (ctd in comments)
How much of this job is making up useless work so it looks like we’re being productive for the client?
Looking at my project assignments like...
BCG Fish. What is the main difference between coming in as a Project Lead and a Principal?
I have a final round interview for a non-investment role at a hedge fund in the NYC area. I was told I would be discussing comp with the founder of the fund. What kind of compensation can I expect going into the conversation? The firm has about 35 employees and $15bn AUM. Role is business development/client service associate and this would be my first full time role. I just want to have a general idea of what comp could/should be so I feel prepared to discuss
Slalom 🐠 (or other non-traveling consulting shops) - can you expense the commute to the client if the client’s office is farther away from your house then the slalom office? Any policy around this?
I hate the cultural norm that makes drinking and eating rich food almost mandatory for client entertainment and/or team bonding on travel jobs. Any tips on how to stay fit and stick to a healthy diet?
Normally pay my credit card off in full each month but find myself with a 10k balance (mix of medical, a/c repair, other unexpected events). I have 15k in savings, but I'm uncomfortable using most of it until closer to bonus time (wife stays home and I have 2 kids). Is this the right approach? Paying interest doesn't make sense either. Helpful advice only please
West Monroe Consultants/Senior Consultants in Chicago: what are your thoughts on working for the company, the culture, benefits, and compensation?
Hi. Can anyone help me with a referral in IBM?
Anyone heard of Prescient Healthcare Group?
Looking for a new office chair at home. Any suggestions? Two key qualities: comfortable and adjustable Price is very flexible. Much rather pay more for a nicer chair than get a deal. Thanks!
Moving to NYC from Europe. Gonna make 170-180k pre Bonus. My partner is a student in NYC. How much rent can I afford in the city if I want to still have a fun life. My partner can chip in 1.5 to 2k per month.
I have an offer for a final round next week that I want to take - I’m also expected to be at a client site Monday through Friday in another state. How do I get one day off and fly home early?
Does anyone know of any DC area agencies are embracing full-time remote/hybrid right now?
Is there any benefit to having chase sapphire preferred and Amex gold (already have preferred card)? The 4x dining for Amex is appealing, but they both seem like travel/airline cards
Question: I’ve seen so many women get in mommy mode and throw their hobbies, careers, everything to the side as soon as a baby arrive. I don’t want to do that and in my mind I feel that I’ll still get to be myself. Does being a mom naturally make you lose your previous identity? It’s hard enough trying to move up within our roles but is this naturally in us?
Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?
Does anyone know any good tactics for a lead gen campaign? Client is mad that no leads have come through and Paid Search has been terrible
Conflicted on choosing recommenders. Am in FDD so it’s not like I have a constant direct supervisor…(work with a different team on a deal by deal basis) due to covid drop in the market I was pivoted to another service line for 6 months (eg working capital, restructuring, commercial diligence, etc) and am thinking of getting a supervisor from this since it was longer term than the typical deal (2-3 weeks). Does anyone have advice on this?
Sick for the first time in 2 years because I spent time with extended family and their kids. What is it about kids constantly being sick?? I spend 2 days around toddlers and my immune system takes a vacation.
Does it make sense to opt for pension if you're not going to stay in UK life-long? Are there different types of pensions (guessing some might pay my entire invested amount prematurely if I leave country unlike national insurance)?
Work from home Friday ... Also known as keep on moving the mouse so the lync status remains in "Available"
Anyone else get sick of the “perception” game? I feel like I’m judged more by what I look like I’m doing than I do by what I actually output
80% of this job is selling. Mangers on your idea. Clients for money. Agency for promotions.
I feel like this is a big fat no: I left Deloitte in 2019. In 2019 I traveled to two states for work...is there a way to get Deloitte to reimburse me for the $110 I’m about to pay to TurboTax?
Slalom consulting in San Fran. Thoughts?
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