As a new joiner to the firm, how many weeks of bench time are considered ok ? And when should I start looking outside ?
Having joined consulting from Industry, I get butterflies when time comes to end a project and go on the bench....I hate sitting idle or 'working' on internal initiatives!! 😓
Week 3 on the bench. What to do? I am working relentless BD with a manager I like and I have applied to all roles in region and done heavy networking. Anything I am missing or ways to staff smarter?
Up at 4am due to anxiety from being on the bench for 2 months. Questioning what’s wrong with me and why I’m having such a difficult time getting staffed in comparison to my peers.
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
I spend my days without showering, just eating junk food and watching puppy videos. What the bench has done to me..
Any company file GC on day 1 in NYC or NJ area or east coast. Maxing out in feb 2022 and on bench nothing is started. What I can do ? Please suggest. Skill set AWS/ DevOps/ Infra.
If you’re on the bench and give your 2 weeks notice, is it more likely you’ll work the 2 weeks or just be told to leave that day?
Hey Capgemini Consulting fish! How many people in Capgemini's US life sciences team? Any insights about their bench or pipeline would be really helpful. Many thanks!
Drafted 4th in 10 team .5 PPR. Bench is a little underwhelming, but solid starters. Went with upside bench players. Got offered Brady/Mixon for Allen/Robinson, but I think I like Robinson over Mixon even though Mixon is getting drafted higher, but let me know your thoughts.
What is a Reasonable notice before being rolled off? Walked into work and they told me i’m rolled off as of tomorrow...
Food for thought: With so many SMs and PPMDs stuck at home with kids and no help and with so many Staff, Seniors, Consultants, etc on the bench... (cont)
how does your firm staff you on projects, and are there a lot of people on the bench at any given time? are people worried when they are on the bench? just want to know how it is for everyone else
I don’t understand how people keep posting about the bench and being unassigned. I’m in advisory(not audit) and my entire LoS is trending 90%+ utilization
Is anyone familiar with the knowledge specialist roles at Bain & Company? I am looking at a Senior Knowledge Specialist role aligned to the strategy practice. I have 3 years of consulting experience at a boutique firm.
Little bit miserable in my current role and wondering if the grass is greener. I work exclusively on commercial due diligence projects, and want to know if my hours are typical: Monday - Thursday: 9am - ~midnight, Friday: 9-5, weekends totally off. Is this typical or does my group have unusually tough hours?
Hello Fishes, I have two job offers in hand. Need for suggestion on which one is better to join considering work culture and other benefits. Offers are from SAP SDC and EY GDS with same salary benefits. Skillset- SAP EWM YOE- 12 Years
This year, we put a notebook in the teacher's lounge to write down funny things that happen in our classrooms. It’s been a nice way to keep conversations lighthearted in there!
I am interviewing for a campus recruiting role and would love if others can share common questions they get asked so I can use for prepping. Thank you!
Can anyone recommend how to get into mining with current shortages of graphic cards? Want to set up something for my parents as thy are getting older and I am afraid Gov benefits will be erased...
Hi. Recently cleared the interview rounds at CISCO for QA Automation Engineer role. Holding an offer of 14.3L (10% variable included)+1L of retention bonus at AJIO. Can anyone please suggest me the bracket for for automation engineer role at CISCO? I am confused about the expectation that I should set. I have HR discussion tomorrow. YOE: 4 years
For folks exiting to FAANG / Product at start ups or really any hot company. How do you go about networking to get the interview? Do you apply then cold email someone you may have an “in”with, or are you picking say 10 companies and then having warm contacts there that you’ll ping when you see a job. I’ve been passively looking for jobs but zero luck, I only want to leave for the right fit. Big 4 here so feel my brand won’t auto get me an interview like mbb/t2
I've been out of accounting for about 2 years because I decided to move to another country for life experiences. I will be moving back mid 2022 with my fiance and will go back to Audit most likely. My firm said they would gladly take me back when I left. If i was making 65k as a senior 2 years ago is it reasonable to ask for 72k and a 10k signing bonus even with a 2 year break? Would it be more reasonable if I went to a different firm instead? How much do you think is reasonable?
This dilly dilly thing is gonna run for a long time. How many months can they wring out of it? http://www.thedrum.com/creative-works/project/wieden-kennedy-new-york-bud-light-ye-olde-pep-talk
Anyone here exit to a PM / non technical role /internal strategy role to FAANG or other high tech companies willing to give me career advice me?
interviews started ? Is it recommended to have connect with stakeholders ? How to typically approach and prep to ensure strong chance ?
Hello everyone. I am in the process of applying for green card for my dad. He is in his 70s. Key question I have is: what are his options when it comes to insurance when he gets the green card. Any comments from anyone with experience would be appreciated.
Have anyone taken flight lessons before?
Went in for a scan yesterday because I was having spotting and cramping at 12 weeks. The OB saw fluid behind the baby’s neck and is referring us to see a high risk doctor immediately. NIPT was negative. I’m panicking. Have any of you been through this?
Three weeks to leave for MBA, assigned to a new project. Please send me some words of support to not throw everything away and give up just now!
Got an offer letter from Accenture for job level 9 . When I asked for salary breakup , the HR mailed that there is no compensation structure for L9 and above and we need to resign based on our convience . What does this mean ?
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