Is the main advantage of applying to mba early simply to literally start making more sooner? Is it easier when you’re younger? I’m fortunately not in a rush to apply and I think next year my app will be stronger, my income is not gonna be much higher post mba, I’ll have another promotion, better recs, and less debt to take on. What am I missing?
Something on my mind is how I often hear my white male friends complaining about affirmative action biasing their mba eligibility, but when I point out white people have it easier than Asians they become very defensive. Funny how they can see themselves as the victim but not that they benefit from the system. Would y’all agree with the premise (Asians have it harder than white people)? If so, have you noticed this white defensiveness in your life?
Do Megafunds buy out the MBA sponsorship package for new hires that are attending Bschool as sponsored candidates?
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 are some examples of post MBA job opportunities for those looking to stay in healthcare? I’m aware of the LDP programs from the big pharma companies, but haven’t seen too much else in my research
Do you think it’s better to go to immediately go a firm that’s beyond your skillset or work your way up to that firm? For example, going to a T2 firm as an experienced hire having never done consulting without or starting at a smaller consulting firm and then going to T2/MBB?
Any tips to prep and pass PMP in one shot other than buying the book and reading every page of that?
Thoughts on Prosci or SHRM-SCP certification? Which would be considered more valuable or highly regarded? Currently focused on Change Management but have a HR background (industry experience / area of study in college).
Anyone actually keep their PHR active? I got my cert in 2013 and have done nothing since.
Is it terrible to expense all 4 parts and exam fee for the CPA exam before my last official day (as I'm one of the unlucky ones to be laid off )?
Big4/ACN consultant -> MBB Consultant/Associate I was wondering if I get promoted to a consultant from an analyst/BA at one of these firms above, can I lateral to MBB as an Associate or Consultant? Or would I need to start over again as AC/BA or get my MBA. I’d much rather get my MBA thru sponsorship and MBBs seem to have a better package for grad school compared to other firms.
To all fishes that went from T2 to MBB - did you notice a big difference in quality, standards, people worked with, or anything else? Trying to understand why MBB is MBB beyond name-brand and prestige.
Oliver Wyman how is the MBA sponsorship process like? Any advice? I’ll be coming in as a senior consultant within CCG! TYIA!
Would anyone be willing to chat who made the jump from big 4 —> tech —> MBB? I did not have a great experience in tech and looking to pivot back into consulting. Went to a non-target undergrad but 10 YOE at good firms.
Just got my AWS Cloud Practitioner cert and am looking to get something more Strategy or Finance related. Anyone done any good Certs lately?
Folks who moved from MBB to a top-tier tech firm (E.g. FAANG): how does the talent compare between the two?
Why DCA, Just why are you delaying me today!! Flight crew might time out, can't even get in queue to taxi out. 😭😭
Thoughts on my future candidacy? WE: Management Consulting (nonstrategy) 4 years, one promotion. Education: Large state school Accounting degree, 3.9 GPA. Also a CPA. Exam: GRE 168Q 162V Extracurriculars: Big Brother Big Sister, Alma Mater Mentor, Mentor for foundation for underprivileged HS students Intended schools: Johnson, Ross, Darden, CBS, Kellogg, Booth, Haas, Duke Is my list a stretch? Should I switch firms before applying, does KPMG kill my chances? Thanks all.
Currently on a project that has nothing to do with me. I understand developing a new skill set but I have no past experience that aligns with the scope and deliverables of the project. I've spoken with the PM and they say I'm still the best fit. I think it's just due to the firm being understaffed. Time to talk to my direct to get off that project? Thoughts?
Recently moved to Miami on a temporary remote working basis and loving it. Thinking about exploring exit opportunities based here to make the move more permanent - any insight on best paying companies with solid operations here in FL? (Or high paying remote gigs folks are pulling off here). Currently at ~$300k TC for reference
So I’ve gotten the AmEx Platinum offer for 150K bonus points (Gold for 75K). I have another corporate card so the annual fee is $550. Even without considering the statement credits, centurion lounge, etc… it’s worth it for the bonus alone right? Like 150K points > $550, and I get the perks as free benefit. I’d plan to downgrade in 1 year. Any thoughts?
Someone last week asked about the authenticity of Diversity initiatives at work. Interesting piece from NY Times http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/12/17/public-editor/new-york-times-diversity-liz-spayd-public-editor.html?referer=https://t.co/7Xo5N2j97t
Hi All, what would be starting salary (approx.) for management level 8 in Accenture ATCI?
Starting a new project. Goal: never stay in the office past 6:30 pm unless I have LEGITIMATE work to do - no staying b/c peer pressure. (Will, of course, offer other team members help.) Wish me luck!
I enjoy PA and being partner would be tight but I don't want to sacrifice every other aspect of life. They always promote balance but they promote people who don't have balance. Just bad culture.
I was laid off from a resource management role, working with employees approaching or on the bench, working with managers to staff projects, and support functions like report creation, scheduling, etc. Roles like this are few and many large consulting firms have frozen internal hiring. Do you think it would be beneficial to get a SHRM cert? Would that help get a "talent related" HR role? Worth the money? I have a background in recruitment as well.
What’s a typical salary % increase for a general strategy consultant at B4 exiting to industry? Would be a startup or large food company.
How long do people typically prep before applying for non technical roles to be successful? The behavioral, case and company research can be quite time intensive.
My first holiday season in-house after a couple of decades in private practice, doing the same kind of transactional work that I’ve always done. My year is functionally done. No one else is around or working. I’ve been so conditioned to expect to grind out through the holidays that it makes me think of how Brooks in Shawshank had become “institutionalized.” I only worked hard the last couple of days because I set some deadlines so as to get things tied up before the holidays - the old mindset!
I'm tired of getting certifications. Anyone else sick of them? Especially if it's just exam cram. So many people have certs but dont know anything when working on engagements
Watched a consultant lose his f’ng mind this week at a W hotel for his room being too close to elevator. I guarantee he will be getting that room next week too
Hey, fishes - have a comp discussion coming up soon. Any info on salary bands/ranges for Associate Manager and Manager Level? Heard it is 18-22 for Associate Manager and 22 to 26 for Manager. Is this range right and to what extent it is negotiable?
Have any 🐠 here left S& for MBB at the post-MBA level? I’d like to talk through the differences and adjustments in ways of working you had to make after the jump
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