Lesson learned: when in APAC do not ask your client to take you to their favorite restaurant. Wound up eating "turtle sex organ soup" and century eggs last night.
Need counsel: Left advertising to go client side last year. Working at a huge company isn’t for me long-term but the money is great, I have more balance and actually raised my kids this year. I have the opportunity to be a c-suite leader at a very small agency on the rise. Super confused. Money will be less, long-term opportunity will be more. Also thinking about having another kid soonish.
If all the top consulting firms made anonymous decks or gave anonymous pitches to a client, eg no branding and the client did not know which firm made which deck, do you actually think that the client would prefer MBB? ￼ Is MBB actually coming up with better/more innovative solutions? I feel like I see many repeat or slightly altered ￼solutions on almost all of my cases, are these really things that people at Deloitte/Accenture etc aren’t coming up with?￼
Should I mention specific client names on my CV?
Starting my first travel project, how much/how do I sign up for tsa precheck/how do I use delta skymiles exactly? I have the app
Those working in consulting at big 4..are you constantly seeing yourself working 50+hrs during Covid and just being told to keep doing it? To what extent can we push back? Just because we are home doesn’t mean we don’t have family obligations as well... expectations up front are never communicated so I don’t find out I’ll be working long until I start a new client....meanwhile many colleagues are working 40hrs consistently but pay is same.... not a complainer but something’s gotta give
My project has nobody full time on it ( allocated under 25 hours) yet everyone is doing full time work and tight deadline. Is this normal? The client is also not responsive
“It just stresses me out-having ALL women on this project. It’s not even a gender thing. It just... if anything it‘d be MORE sexist to keep the team “as-is” simply BECAUSE you’re all women, you know?"
Been doing the M-Th grind for a few months now. No sleep, I’m getting depressed, and miss my SO terribly. SM and Manager don’t care since I’m pretty vital to the project. How to make it more bearable?
Successfully wrapping up a tough client engagement and the partner wants to know how you hung in there
Well the good news is that my manager said it would be done by Monday morning to the client. The bad news is that he sent that email to the client at 7pm Friday and never texted me. Wait both are bad.
How many companies these days actually do agile correctly 😑 we've been doing iterative waterfall for about 3 months and the client is excitedly using our project as an example of "true agile" ...
Little birdie told me a random drug test is coming our way at a non-federal client...definitely not going to pass. What do guys?
Hi All, I have around 2.9 years of Experience in IBM OpenPages GRC, I have two offers at the moment, one from Wipro with 8.55 Lakhs fixed and 45K variable with a designation of Project Engineer. Where as other offer From KPMG for Consultant designation for around 10.38 lakhs in which 10 is fixed. Keeping package aside, which would be a good option to choose from?
Starting a project in Minneapolis and I'm looking for cute shoes that are also good for winter weather. I'm thinking cute booties or just warm shoes and change in the office. Any recommendations??
How likely is it that a firm will cut the budget for hours on a a huge lucrative client?
Trying to chart my next move and not sure what direction to go. All I know is I’m tired of being always “on” in a client-facing environment. Any podcasts, books, etc I can read for insight into more internal roles like biz ops, corporate dev/strategy, other?? 4 YOE total all in consulting. Currently a SC. Clients/work have been commercial healthcare implementation & public health strategy, risk, process imp etc.
Reviews are coming up and I've been promised a title bump (we'll see). I'm currently interviewing at other agencies and while I'm not interested, should I use that in any salary negotiation?
HR question: I told my firm that I would graduate from grad school Dec 2020 after my internship ends in August. However, I found out I can actually graduate in August, and have considered moving..
Hi European 🐠 My company is currently looking for IT architects and tech consultants (any level). We’re a boutique with a amazing team culture and really very interesting projects, great learning opportunities (aka we don’t get hired to take over tasks no one wants to do, we get hired to make a difference) + above average comp. Relocation is not necessary, as long as you’re in CET time zone and live close to an airport. DM me for more information! Cheers
Anyone familiar with Arc Worldwide’s strat team, work culture and salary? Curious about switching over to agency side.
Just woke up in my outfit from last night alone and confused..but most tragic to me is that my CSR is missing 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Anyone moved from the US to Dubai or from Dubai to the US and would be able to share a feedback/comparison : career perspectives, quality of life, salary...? TIA
Can we talk about the “Rise & Grind” / “Hustle Culture” aspect that seems to be organically baked into our role as Producers. Of course, it is what it is to some degree- but I’ve realized, in order to do my job effectively, my rest & work-life balance is a MUST. How have you handled that? Or do you just power through?
Hey fellow fish 🐠 Looking to make the jump from tech consulting to big tech and would appreciate insight as to what are common consulting exits in terms of roles/work/comp. Currently a senior at EY with a computer science degree and swe/data science experience. Thanks in advance!
Thinking about having my wife stay home w/ kids. Her job pays 100% of our health benefits today. Curious, are there options for group health insurance through like alumni or other associations? Cont
Deloitte is offering me 11.67 fixed (12.8 including VP) and 1.5 JB for consultant role. Yoe is 3.8. My current package is 10. Is this a good offer?
How do you deal with family in India believing and spreading every false rumor/forwarded message on WhatsApp? I stopped correcting them a few years ago when I realized it was bad for my relationship with them, but the forwards nowadays especially related to Covid is outright dangerous (and obviously false when read by an educated person). Very worried about this
Leaving NYC for Austin soon. What’s the best car I can get, new or used, for $25k? I’ll likely only be in Austin for 2 years before I leave for another job or an MBA, so something that’s friendly for first time drivers and has a decent resale value (or can be used by my parents) is a plus.
Was talking to a few friends who are B4 consultants and were mentioning there 100-200 person projects. I’m at a boutique and my average project size is 3-8. What’s been your experiences?
Best Marriott near Empire State Building?
Hello fishes, got an offer from KPMG Global Services, Mumbai as Consultant - SPI (within Deal Advisory). Can anyone help me know the quality of work, work culture and wlb ? Other offers I have - ZS Associates - Business Operation Associate Consultant, Mumbai. Quantiphi - Senior Business Analyst, Mumbai.
Anybody here in cyber security transformation? Or a similar technology transformation / strategy type role? I am just wondering more on what to expect in my next role, and if I will be picking up some useful knowledge or skills — or if I’ll be back to doing PMO for more money. Thanks in advance.
Heard some people got H1B lottery results already. Hope we all get selected! Best of luck folks 🤠
I had requested for extended Sick Leave with Doctor's certificate but there is no response from the project or from the SLL - should I go ahead and charge APA? (as I am out of PL/SL dues) It is not only this instance. For any kind of 'unavailability' email the leadership chooses deliberately to ignore.
I want to exit to MBB but if that’s not a possibility what are the next best consulting firms? Looking for at least midsize firms (non-boutiques).
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