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Hi Partners, what determines if a consultant gets promoted early? I’ve been a consultant for a year but have been doing the same work as seniors on my team for the past six months

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K1 how about promoting meritocracy and let the whiners know what differentiates the early promotes?

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You’re friend is on very shaky ground

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Partners can we please stop promoting junior staff out of cycle? It leads to all this whining about why others aren't also promoted early.

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Delivering on delivery, practice development and business development is what shines. Having a track record of multiple years really helps. If you don’t have delivery nailed you are in trouble from my perspective. I know everyone thinks if you sell a lot you are golden but without delivery excellence most people lag in career progression

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The problem is that everyone thinks they deserve to come in at a higher level

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Or kpmg1, how about spend more time hiring people at level to start. That will cut down on people who were already ahead of the curve coming in.

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he actually left after 1 year of being promoted to take on a better role elsewhere...

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In my experience, performance matters. If you are creating a buzz for your performance with other Partners- your promotion acceleration can increase. It’s not about tenure. It’s about value and experiences. If you are the “go-to” consultant to turn “red” projects into success - more then once; it will happen

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I know one guy at my firm was promoted a year early because he got another job offer and then used it as leverage

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