Are there any meaningful certifications or learning modules I can do while on the bench? Been on here a week and need to charge a code other than G&A or else 💀
When you're trying to roll off..
How should I go about switching my service line. I feel like the Oracle service line is getting to be unprofitable since a lot of companies are moving towards Cloud. I always find myself on the bench
What is a good title for a cold introduction email? On the bench, trying to network within my org.
The BEACH or the BENCH? 🤔
I love when PwC throws me onto a busy season from October-January for a different market team so I can roll off in January and be on my busy season clients until April...second year in a row!!!
If you were on the bench for a while with nothing on your plate, would you volunteer for an RFP in your practice but in an area you have zero interest in? RFP is for an ERP implementation
Have phase 1 of a project ending in a month or so. Phase 2 should start right after. How do I roll off on a good note?￼
2 weeks on the bench. You'll get bored, they said. You'll want to be on a project again, they said. No and no.
Being on the bench is triggering my anxiety in a way I’ve never experienced before. I’m in a constant state of panic, have chest tightness, feel like I am short of breath or someone is strangling me..
Getting pigeonholed in my current project. New opportunity for a stretch role in another project. Worked with both PPDs before and will get great reviews either way. Worth trying to roll off?
I am rolling off a project sooner than expected. Project wants me to go through the amendment but I don’t get the point but the time I know my result it will almost be time to roll off.
Any recommendations for certifications that are relatively quick and easy to get? Been on the bench for a while and trying to get some "quick wins" to motivate myself :/
What is the salary band for managers in PWC? Asking for a friend, he has 10 yoe and been offered 31lpa. Should he negotiate for more?
Anyone looking to chat and potentially refer for Accenture? Interested in knowing more of their strategy side, I come from a healthcare consulting background and recently applied to a position.
East coast senior manager here - Is it okay to text my staff consultants at 11pm PST since I cant remember to read my emails? Also, when I lie to the client, is it okay to then blame my team, or would that get me in trouble?
If you apply for a remote position, will they adjust your salary based on where you live?
Is it normal to get basically zero feedback? Brand new associate working at a mid sized firm. Been there a few months now and firm is still WFH. I get a fairly consistent amount of work. But I send my work product off into the ether and typically hear nothing or very little back (even when I follow up). I’ve gotten same vague “good work” feedback but that’s about it. I’ve drafted memos to clients and some briefs that have been sent/submitted nearly verbatim, so I assume that’s a good sign.
When are raises effective at your firm? Oct 1 at RSM. Hearing they are considering earlier than
Is the SM role like a junior partner at B4?
My cousin got into UC Berkeley undergrad for comp sci and I am incredibly proud of him. I wanted to gift him a MacBook. I wanted to understand if MacBook Pro 13 is good enough for comp sci folks or should I be looking at MacBook Pro 16?
Currently a senior AD...thinking I really should’ve been a producer. Has anyone made the switch? Would I have to start from the bottom again? The salary drop is what’s making me hesitate.
Anyone interview with via? How is it
Mothers, how do you keep your life going / live your life for yourself without having all your time sucked up by work and kids? I grew up with a doting stay-at-home mom, so I don’t have many examples of what balanced motherhood looks like. Also, it seems like American society erases your entire identity as a human being beyond “mom” once you have a kid, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. Thinking of having kids someday, but worried I’m too selfish to go for it.
Is MBB (mostly thinking about McKinsey) really that bad in terms of WLB? I feel like people tend to exaggerate things sometimes - i was told i'd be working approximately 65h at Deloitte in Tech Strategy and honestly that barely ever happened. I wasn't considering switching since I love my job and my team, but many people are telling me I shouldn't "waste" my potential at Deloitte (whatever that means...). They kind of got to me and now i'm looking for more info about the culture/work at MBB.
Out sick one day and worked from home. Come in the next day and male client asks me in front of the entire team “are you pregnant?” (I’m not) 😐 is this very inappropriate or am I overreacting?
Has anyone switched from a transactional practice to regulatory/litigation? Would love to hear about your experience. I’m a third year biglaw finance associate in NYC, but realized that my dream job would be working for the government doing some sort of financial or commercial regulatory/enforcement position. My mentor suggested going to a small boutique firm that does that type of work and eventually move to a government role. Is this a crazy idea? Welcome any thoughts!
Dilemma - To travel or not to travel. That is the question. Delta surge. Is it a good time to look for remote or 50% travel opportunities? What’s your take?
Would exciting into state government be a good exit at this time. I assume positions are more secure, but am hoping to hear perspectives
When you work from home and set the alarm for 9AM and consider that "sleeping in"... I feel old.
Senior level execs looking for new hires: What do want? Someone w/ awards, someone who can challenge you in an interview, or has shown client growth? Experience that is part of what you need?
Just spent an hour on the LGA Avis shuttle for what should have been a 5-10 minute drive. Hate this place. 👎🏼
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