Just "wolf whistled" instead of saying my name on a client call. My young female client took it as a compliment.
Checked into hotel. Went to hotel bar. Charged drinks to the room. Asked for a room change because the view was shit. Let's see if I get charged. *I mean my client gets charged
When a client wants to bitch about the rest of the organization for 45 minutes after a Steering Committee meeting
Finally built up the courage to take full advantage of the beach by visiting the gf on a weekday. At 8:30pm I got an email saying be back for a project by 8:30am tomorrow. She lives 4 hours away...
What's your stance on listening to music on headphones while on client site and / or your mgr is around?
It's a little too early in the project to be receiving an ALL CAPS email. Especially on a weekend.
When you have to plan a sneaky escape from client site for lunch in order to avoid another day of eating cafeteria food at your desk.
Do you think I'll be able to use ubers and taxis as travel for all future client travel ? Don't want to get into it, but have some license issues and don't want to be driving.
When the only flight to your new project on the airline your loyal to is in the afternoon on Mondays... 😡
Any recs for a new, easy bar drink to share with a client. Jack and cokes aren't too becoming anymore (I guess). Thoughts?
Starting a new project in Nashville... recommendations on relatively quick dinner in the downtown area?
Advice on the appropriate way to ask to eat lunch alone or dinner alone when on a travel project. I don't want to offend my team, but I just have to get away...
That moment when your client tells the engagement partner of your project that if his son weren't married he would try to set you up with him...
@Deloitte, Currently doing data analytics in assurance. Looking at a Deloitte analytics role in AERS/advisory. What does an associate do; involve advanced analytics or just mainly data management?
When the VP of Technology leaves in the middle of your post merger integration project ✌🏽
What are some of the oldest tools or technology you've seen at your firm or a client that needs desperate upgrading?
I'm on PTO this whole week, but still have to work because the client MUST have a deliverable a week before they even start their month close.
Choosing to be homeless for the next 3 months. Pad rented out to airbnber. Hopefully my project will keep me on for that time. I’m single, no kids and homeless. And loving it. #homelessconsultant
Traveling for this project makes me not want to travel home for the holidays. I don't even want to think about all the incompetent vacationers swarming the airport terminals.
Parents in Consulting. How do you manage consulting hours (50+ hours) with children? What does your schedule look like?
New BCG pay bands: New Associates: 90->100K base (116-126K TC) New Consultants: 165->175K base (207-230K TC)
Punched a director in the mouth today for talking shit. I've been holding that in for 2 years. Feels like I came for the first time.
Why don't more (white collar) Americans take breaks in-between jobs? Like a month or two summer break. Is this mindset that you need to work all the time a vestige from back when people would work at the same company for 40 years until they die?
Best life lesson I learned from Deloitte: don’t ever, EVER sign a contract that demands you return the sign on bonus if you leave within a year. I thought to myself, “I would never leave a company within a year”, but I grossly underestimated how much I could hate a job.
Younger women are now out earning men in 22 U.S. cities. Still a long way to go, but progress is underway.
Is it reasonable to ask a west coast-based member of the team to work east coast hours / join a standing meeting with the client at 8AM ET? The client is in CT but likes to get an early start to the day.
My SM told me that I have to be conscious of racial diversity when selecting a candidate for my project team. It seemed like they were very very careful with their language. Does this mean I have to pick a URM? My project is already majority URM, so wouldn’t adding another URM make it less racially diverse?
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Joining BCG is one of my biggest regrets in life. There were other options and with the benefit of hindsight I chose the wrong option. It is very political and poorly managed and the apprenticeship
To MBB fish, how do you like the people you work with? There’s a stereotype that the MBB culture is cut-throat and people can be unnecessarily aggressive. No offense but most of those I met in social settings gave me a generally arrogant vibe too. I’m looking to apply to MBB from Tech consulting, but wonder if I’d fit in their cultures. McKinsey & Company Bain & Company Boston Consulting Group
Friend got laid off from Collaborative Solutions today. She obtained Workday certifications while employed there. They are requesting her to pay back the cost (6K) of the certifications. Advice?
What is Texas' appeal? Cons: Unpleasant weather, lacks natural beauty. Pros: LCOL; no state taxes. That makes it like any other place. Why such a die hard fan base? Immigrant here, genuinely curious.
Intern here: Legit getting abused by the SC on my project. Should I raise this issue to my manager or just continue to suck it up for my remaining time?
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