Has anyone gone from Big 4 to a small no name accounting firm? Are you happy you made the move? Are the decreased hours worth the drop off in resources, client prestige, and technology?
How to make long days at the client go quicker?
Hard money loan for a buy, rehab rent project: 168k principal, 8% interest, 2.9% loan cost (4.8k) and 4 points (6.7k) The upfront cost seems a bit excessive to me or is this normal today?
PowerPoint gurus - I’m helping a client find short term help for an important presentation. Please DM me if you are good at storytelling and slide design. You will be compensated for this work. This will be a 3-4 day part-time engagement. I’m at a small tech focused firm, and don’t have in-house designers as yet. Plus I don’t want to spend hours building slides. Nothing illegal or fishy here. Thanks!
So there are people on my team who are fully dedicated to project management. But they send emails with typos and schedule meetings at the wrong time. Like wth!
I was hired as a client service associate, and had to get the SIE and S7 certifications to secure my employment, been here for a year now and really want to be part of the business aspect. I’ve ended up being stuck at the front answering calls, cleaning up the conference room and babysitting the office while the FAs go on conferences and have big meetings. I really want to be part of it more and have a seat at the table. Any advice for how to take me career development into my own hands?
When the client pressures you into naming a date the audit can get done, and later that week you discover multiple serious issues that will require extended testing 😬
Project poll in Ny FS. How easy/hard is it to find a project right now? Just came on the bench.
Has account management relinquished the role of brand custodian to planners, and is planning now the most highly valued and trusted client partnership? I’m my opinion (one guy with 35 years experience) a resounding YES.
Approved for in-lieu of travel next weekend. Due to team decision, we're now WFH next week. I assume the change fee on the flight to get home instead of client is on me, correct?
Looking to leave the firm after 2 years on the same project. When is best to start conversations- while interviewing or after an offer? Don’t want to burn bridges
I heard a news about few people who are in bench were laid off recently. Is it true? Anyone heard about this? One of my friend's friend who is around 2 years was laid off. She was told by talent team that clients are asking for more experience candidates and they were not able to match her to any project. She is from Salesforce practice. Please confirm if anyone heard this type of news.
Pulled an all nighter for the hell of it... has anyone ever done this? How did it affect your client work? Were you okay the next day?
Am I missing any from the client services hierarchy? AA AE JAM AM SAM JAD AD SAD BD SBD CP ECP 13 steps to the top spot then?
So my client is “business casual” but everyone typically wears suits without the tie. How do you guys structure different outfits? I feel like I’m running out of clothes already and need to buy more
It’s well known that the difference in work culture in Europe vs US is quite different. Can you comment on some of the differences when it comes to work/life balance, competitiveness, client dynamics
I recently took control on a company project, and my workload has gone way up from before. I used to spend all of my free time with my partner, and they're growing annoyed at how often I have to work late. Any suggestions?
When initiating conversations to roll off a badly run project how open are you with the PPMD? Do you lay out the issues or just gtfo. Weighing the options
Hi Folks, Did you hear about PMTG- project management talent group? Is it some new emerging offering. You have any idea about it and your thoughts regards to be a part of it?
A partner submitted my resume to her firm’s recruiting department and I got called in for an interview. I’m researching the interviewers and one is the hiring attorney. Is that a good sign or routine? (I haven’t worked in big law to know.)
A Facebook recruiter reached out to me a few days ago regarding an Application Security Engineering position and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the interview process for AppSec position? Or ways to prepare ? TIA!
At what level and salary do EMs exit into FAANG? I'm a recent EM at MBB and I'll look to get out of consulting soon. Can one expect L6/L6 at 300K for bizops/strategy roles? Top 10 mba +2 years MBB
Any opinions on Armanino? I have an offer from Armanino and other big 4's. Risk advisory and assurance. What I like about the team at armanino is that its very small and I might get more exposure. Not sure about the culture and progression and pay
Which McKinsey office is bigger - LA or SF? Especially for operations/implementation practice. Is there any culture difference?
Hey y'all! I just accepted an offer with Microsoft in the FRP. Does anyone have any recommendations for progressing within the company and making the most of the opportunity? I've heard a lot of stories of how crazy the salary can get so I'm definitely interested in hearing about various experiences! Potentially pivoting into consulting/product management. I'm honestly very open to multiple pathways and at this moment aiming for promotion and exposure asap!
Gotta love how the people who claim to hate cancel culture are also threatening to boycott MLB. Baseball will be just fine without cult45 members. It’s pathetic how one mediocre man can rent so much space in people’s brains. Play Ball!!!
Bain AC1 & AC2 total comp figures? Wondering if the lateral is worth it with 3 YOE at ACN Strat.
3 yr assoc. just moved to mid firm. Brought files with me which have collected my salary to date - 4 months. Does not even include other work yet firm is questioning me re billable hours. Reasonable?
Best examples of ramp back programs from parental leave? I get to choose my own adventure and am curious what’s worked well for others. Minimum hours required hasn’t been stipulated. Thanks!
Considering move from B4 to ACN, with sales experience and managing team of 10+ team under belt. Expect M Or SM at ACN?
I am in sixth year at a top firm in Toronto. I’m considering lateraling to another firm that does very similar work to what I’m currently doing, essentially because I strongly dislike the culture at my current firm. If you have lateraled for a culture-related issue, what do you wish you had asked before signing? Do you think there is a way to truly suss out culture before working somewhere? I have several law school classmates at this new firm so will obv ask them.
Do a lot of consultants need an MBA to advance their career? Also, what firms give you the highest chance of getting into a good program besides MBB?
Has anyone not practiced “ casing “ and was able to still do well in an interview? I feel after a certain time spent in the industry you naturally start to understand the goals / potential pros cons of business’s.
Thoughts on cyber exit opportunities from B4 to tech or defense firms with 2 years of software security experience and active sec+? Have heard work life balance and hands on experience are more common in industry
Recently had my opinion shut down because “as a white male, I was coming from a position of privilege and could not possibly understand”. Excuse me? My skin pigmentation has more bearing than any life experience, education and past hardships and condemns me to being inherently incapable of ever being able to grasp certain concepts?
Thank you Delta!
I ended up in a heated discussion about something work related with a director and I did not let my guard down and made my points clear. I feel like he now has a grudge against me.
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