Can somebody please explain to me why MBB and other top consulting firms are so adamant that you have an MBA? I majored in accounting, finance, and operations management at a top 10 undergrad business school and then got my masters in information systems from the grad school program. I took multiple MBA courses as electives when getting my masters and it seemed like those classes were very basic and easy. Idk if I would learn anything in an MBA program that I hadn’t already learned in undergrad
Has anyone taken the AWS security speciality cert? Besides LA and whizlabs exams, are there any other suggested resources?
Just got my AWS Cloud Practitioner cert and am looking to get something more Strategy or Finance related. Anyone done any good Certs lately?
I will be recruiting for MBB next fall during my MBA program. I am looking for more info on what projects are really like, culture at your firms, why you choose it, and how it stands out. Thanks!
Any fish familiar with Apple's OPD group? Thoughts on potential exit and expected base comp? MBA with 5 YOE, seems like it might be a step down from MBB Associate comp but tempted by tech exit and work life balance...
Hello Fishes, Need your POV. I am an MBA and have 2.5 yr exp. in SAP Delivery. I am planning to move to SAP Bid manger role have an offer in hand. How good is the Bid Manager role in long run and if i want to move to another technology via Bid is it possible? Please let me know your thoughts. I would be grateful.
Is it worth getting PMP, Scrum, CSCP?
Any insight on pay and WLB at the major boutique firms (Avascent, Renaissance, Fairmont, CSP, etc)? Might be interested in transitioning to the A&D sector. 2 years post-MBA in M&A consulting and I have ~7 years government experience prior to b-school and previously held a TS/SCI. TIA Avascent
Opinions Please. YOE - 5. ZS Associates - CTC- 19.6 LPA(include 15 gross+ 10%variable+1lakh joining bonus+ 1.5 year end bonus(ELRP)) SYNECHRON - 18 LPA FIXED. Might offer more on negotiation. EPAM - 20 LPA FIXED. 1 lakh joining. Might negotiate lillte bit more. ZENSAR - 20 LPA FIXED. Might offer some joining bonus. I heard ZS offers support for higher studies and there's a program for exec MBA from ISB. Is it for every track or specifically for people in consulting. ZSers please help me on this
For MBA apps will it hinder or help you if you provide a list of other MBA programs you are looking into besides the one you are currently applying for?
What cert to go for next? Currently have AWS-SAA and Security+. Thinking about CISSP but how difficult is it compared to the AWS-SAA?
Does anyone have the 2020 SHRM books for sale or to borrow? My job won’t contribute towards my certification. I’ve already paid for my test. I have the books from 2015 but I’d like to study from the 2020. I tried finding them online to purchase but sellers of affordable books aren’t responding.
Want to get a gift for my brother who's starting his MBA this year. Any suggestions? Things that you would have liked to have - or had during your MBA that helped with student living/travel/etc?
I work in the Human Capital space and manage projects. What is worth more - SPHR or PMP? Or do either count? Obviously want to make Director and eventually more...
At this point all I care about is salary what would result in your opinion most money •CFP •CPA •prestigious MBA •CFA •CAIA •coding boot camp I’m at $85k now
I truly feel I can never take off. I’m out of office for the next week taking a bar exam and then going on a well needed vacation. After studying and taking another bar. However I’m still getting emails and meetings. So far I have 2 calls this week and I’m out of office.
What kind of split does your firm give you for bringing in cases? Trying to negotiate with my firm for an increase. Currently, I get 15% plus my base salary.
For those complaining about not getting your freedom.. zoom in and take a look at the ones who lost their lives to this virus all over the country. Link: https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/05/24/nytfrontpage/scan.pdf
Hello all, might seem a little silly to ask - but if a company proposes a "meeting" as a reply to a job request, will that mean it's an interview itself?
I am just enrolling in 401k, what does it mean to max out 401k contribution? I googled and it says max contribution is 19k, so should I do 19k / my salary and contribute that %?
Hi EY and Fishes everywhere! I might be getting an offer to join tax as an S1 (or exp. assoc), probably not being able to start until mid August based off how the process has been. However, I currently work at a mid size firm and we’re already getting into busy season. How would it look if I asked EY to postpone my start date till after 10/15 and say that I’m not ready to be thrown into a Big 4 busy season and that I don’t want to leave my current firm out to dry. Thank you all so much! @EY
Which AA credit card is the best? Unsure if I should do Platinum Select, Executive, or one of Barclays cards. Looks like Barclays gets EQMs & my company already lets me expense the Admirals Club
Can you negotiate a promotion after the fact, if you don't get it at year end, if your manager and leadership on your team all agrees/supports you? (Not currently in this situation, but curious)
The only thing that would convince me to join a union was if I was deeply and strongly attacked in any way at work, and needed legal help bad. What about you?
Has anyone recently gotten their H1B visa stamping done in Mumbai using Dropbox. If yes, what was the processing time and the overall experience? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Interview for a position that I am slightly overqualified for now and lose bonus at my current firm or recruit for potential promoted position in a few months with the risk that the position may no longer be open?
Applying for a manager role in advisory at Grant Thornton in a HCOL, 10 YOE. What should total comp look like? Additionally, does Grant Thornton offer relocation bonuses? And if so, how much?
Can you ask the hiring manager for this email or do you have to send the recruiter a thank you email so they can forward it to the hiring manager?
Does anyone have suggestions for virtual happy hour games/activities? What has your team been doing, and what has worked best and gotten the most people engaged in participating?
Lined up for Accenture situational interview. What type of questions come up? Also what are these interviews for?
Just hired at a Big 4 as a consultant, which was to be perma-full remote. Am now being asked to travel for projects with unclear % of travel time. How can I best say “no” and stand my ground on what was agreed upon? Or under what circumstances should I comply with travel when it was not agreed upon?
My mental health has been rapidly declining over the last couple weeks to where I end up crying every day. I need to talk to someone at work, but am scared to do so. 😪
Anyone have any good book recommendations?
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