Consulting Exit Opportunities

I enjoy M&A work (currently ODD and previously FDD) but not the lifestyle/hours. What are potential exit ops that provide better hours (<=60)? Recently promoted to senior associate if that helps.

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Internal m&a roles at various corporates. Maybe start by aligning yourself with corporate clients (vs PEs) to get a feel of how/what they do in m&a. Have many ex colleagues who exited in that capacity.

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This is a good idea. I’d be very interested in trying a few deals with corporate clients vs PE. Maybe a dumb question but do we have many corporate clients on the ODD/IVD side? I’ve only been on this side for ~1 year but I’ve strictly worked with PE.

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OP how bad are the hours? 80-100+ per week? Any freedom on weekends? Looking into M&A work myself

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Various project to project but yes routinely over 80 hours with weekend work expected

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AM fish, I applied for a role a month ago but my app seems to be stuck in 'submitted'. Anything I can do to move this along? Tried reaching out to recruiters on LinkedIn but no dice.

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Anyone willing to refer me for a BA (4YOE) position in Atlanta... please...

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Consultant interviewing for a 2 year analyst program at a private investment/private equity firm. Role at first will be split 40-40-20 between Operations, Investor Relations, and Investment Team. Being marketed to be as a "rotation" Good exit? Don't want to take PE for the sake of PE, want it to have legitimately transferable skills in modeling, valuation, investment with MBA almost certain after 2 years. Concerned l'd get "stuck" on portfolio monitoring or cold calling

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So uhhh, is anyone hiring?

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What is the best message when informing the rest of your company that someone was terminated? The backstory is that this employees performance has been struggling, he was put on a PIP, and in recent convos, he’s said that his role isn’t for him. As he is getting terminated due to performance, it feels more amicable now that he knows it’s not working and that he needs to find a new job. Thoughts on message to the rest of the company?

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Came into public accounting from school & put my head down & made it to Senior Manager (maybe a year early). Now, reflecting, I am considering whether this is what I want to do going forward and worried about being pigeon-holed to tax for life if I stay longer. Comp also has never kept up to expectations. For others who’ve been in this position, what made you stay or go? Is the grass greener? Or should I stick with it and be happy w/ slight chance at partner @ some pt down the line?

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I'm curious, what is the most interesting exit opportunity you received?

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I have a friend that needs a referral for valuations position at Kmpg. Pm or respond in comment thread. They passed the 2nd Cfa exam.

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For men from India, what do American born Indian female entrepreneurs make you feel? I think even in India there is a rise in desi entrepreneurs from a culture where this hasn’t traditionally been their role. Are you proud of this or does it make you feel some type of way about the departure from traditional family structures?

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I accepted a job at a big agency as a Sr. CW and signed my contract. The next day someone from that same office reached out about an ACD position (obviously didn’t know I was already joining)...

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I’m an recently promoted S1 in audit, leaving PA for industry. Does $70k for staff internal auditor role in Phoenix sound reasonable?

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An executive recruiter reached out to me for a role w/ a F-50 company. The call went well and she followed up with me for my resume. Been a month and haven’t heard from the recruiter or the firm.

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What's it like being an analytics consultant for Fico? Is it a role for recent graduates typically?

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Any insight on McK cyber expert role?

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Thoughts on Kaufman Hall? Saw a position I am interested in but I haven’t heard much about them recently in the market.

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If you've moved to industry: Tell us about the realities / lessons learnt from having an ops-focused role (as opposed to being project-focused)

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Hello! Can anybody help out with Amazon referral please?

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At what point do you know that it’s time to leave a new position? I have always excelled in my previous jobs and left a cushy position for this agency. But since day one, I have been struggling to adjust. I started not long after lockdown began in my city, and am starting to regret taking this new job. I’m used of multitasking, constant stress, and looming deadlines at work. But I can’t seem to get the hang of things here. I am in constant fear of getting fired. I can’t sleep, eat. Help?!

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From your exp, how many days have google taken to get back after your initial screening conversation with recruiter? I spoke last Friday and thymes haven’t gotten back, this wait has been killing me. Last conversation was I will share my notes, your profile with the hiring manager and get back.

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What is a job offer you wish you had taken instead of your current role? I’ll start -

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Classic: That moment when you see on the screen that half the flight is on the upgrade list

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If you leave your job and take a month (or more) off before starting the next, what do you all do about health insurance?

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Had a phone interview with hiring manager last Thurs. Thought the conversation went well and the recruiter said she will be in touch as soon as she gets feedback from the manager. Now it’s Tues and nothing. Is this bad? Or am I just being too antsy? Do I need to chill out?😖

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SA looking for non traveling opportunities with other big 4 or with KPMG. How do you scope those out if a recruiter doesn't reach out to you and submitting your resume online may take ages?

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ACN 🐠 Anyone know if someone who left the firm between 9/1 and 12/1 and still received a bonus? If you read the policy, it states that you're technically still eligible... seems strange

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If you’re on the bench do you still have to give two weeks notice?

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Anybody have ideas for a virtual team event at the very beginning of a project? Most people don’t know each other and it’s a wide spread of ages, so trying to avoid awkward silences and help people start feeling like a team

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I have a gov law job with an offer to go to a great firm as a mid-level associate. Worried that if COVID continues, I’ll get laid off (much less likely at my gov job). Should I wait or go?

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Which companies are still hiring now and offering to do H1B transfers?

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Any recommendations for great hotel while on production in San Francisco? Thanks!

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I live alone and am WFH daily. I’m finding Mon-Fri seem to bleed into each other.with naps and meals breaking up the conf calls. I get dressed and go to my home office. How r u breaking up the days?

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Help! Paid off student loans 2 years ago. I’ve been trying to catch up since then. I’m 30 and currently have saved: $119k in 401k, $24k in Roth, $17k in brokerage, and $20k in emergency/rainy day fund. I plan to max out 401k and Roth this year, and contribute an additional $8k in brokerage this year. What else should I be doing?

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How are the big 4️⃣ different from one another? What comes to your mind when you think on each of the big 4️⃣?

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How much is the starting salary for a SM at PwC Cybersecurity? NY based. Thank you in advance!

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Sitting with a college friend who is in KPMG and just bragged that she is enrolled in a pension plan sponsored by KPMG and it is separate than 401K . I doubt this . Can anyone from KPMG confirm?

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What do you say when recruiters ask what your current salary is? Tell the truth, lie or handle the question differently?

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I don't understand why there are H1B visa holders for entry level audit positions at a big 4... Plenty of citizens who would love the job and are qualified. I do understand why there would be visa

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Amongst statues Baltimore removed was the Supreme Court Justice who penned the Dred Scott decision. Not a traitor who fought Union troops. This is a great miscarriage and kowtowing to the LCD

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I live at home rent-free and contribute about 16% to my 401k. Is there a better way I can be investing my extra income?

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Sitting at a hotel bar by yourself on the weekend is so much more depressing than during the week. Cheers to all of the other single alt travelers this weekend! 🍷🍻

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