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If you could change one thing about the ad agency culture, what would it be?

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Spineless account people that just say yes or creatives with egos they don't deserve.

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People being proud of their (and their team's) 80 weeks and not having a life. This is not a startup.

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The stigma that creativity can only come from creatives.

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Clients trying to squeeze every last bit out of you under short timelines and no budget.

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Using qualitative research to "pick a winner" rather than info the work to make it better.

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@LB 💯💯💯💯💯

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Walls. We need walls.

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The politics.

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Dumb idiots leading and calling the shots bringing everything to shit

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Director, thank you

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LB said it perfectly

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So basically you all want to change everything about the industry. Let's chuck it and start over from scratch.

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Junior Writer here looking for contacts at SidLee, TBWA, and MONO to learn more about their agency culture. Any recs on who to reach out to?

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Been at the firm for some time but only recently heard of the "work relationship" culture. Apparently, it's common? Would you get involved with someone at the firm or look elsewhere?

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Anyone know anything about working for Etrade in Arlington? Culture, pay, prestige?

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For those of you in insurance (Guidewire) which firm is better to work for overall? PwC or EY? From work culture to assigned clients to pay... Which firm would you recommend?

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Random question: In smart phone culture, do younger people still say “hang up the phone” or “they hung up on me” as a figure of speech? Curious because no one hangs up a phone like we did in the 80s and 90s. We tap a screen to end a call. Do kids just say “end the call” now? Or do they not say anything because they stopped talking to people on the phone all together? Thanks!

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Hi! Would anyone here have any knowledge or input regarding FTI Consulting’s MICO group? Or FTI consulting’s nyc office culture? Thanks!

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Which event will be more important in pop culture: Rambo Last Blood or Return to Downton Abby? Which event will be more important in human history: the climate strike or the Area 51 raid?

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How good of a company is marshall & McLennan? Does anyone know what the culture of the company is like?

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Anyone have experience with or heard of CrossCountry consulting? Pay, reputation, culture?

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Who is currently or recently worked in Deloitte’s Product Lifecycle (PLM) practice? They seem to be recruiting and I want to know more about the practice’s culture, pipeline strength, and how it compares to ACN, if you have experience at both. Thanks 🐠!

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Anyone work for or know someone who works at Noom and would be open to giving their honest opinion about the culture? I have an interview this week and curious to know more about the company. They have been growing really quickly this year, which can be a good or bad thing for startups. Thanks!

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Anyone have any insight into the culture at Boeing generally?

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I have friends working in Asia rn. They say work culture is 9am to 12am every weekday, every week, without fail because of the Asian power distance culture. Is this true even at agencies? Or worse?

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Anyone here at Bridgewater? Wondering what the culture is really like ... trying to separate fact from fiction.

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No one should have to work somewhere they are mistreated I Love accounting but I hate the culture here at my firm! 🙃 😡 they claim to have diversity but there is defiantly no inclusion!!

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New to this bowl! All I see are ASL posts though 🤔 So, I’ll ask, what do you like/dislike about desi culture?

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Anyone from OSV able to speak regarding the firm culture, work, and growth potential?

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Is anomaly NYC a good place for mid-weights? Mentorship culture? Can still get noticed?

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How are you keeping alignment / engagement / team culture across your teams in your current role after 6 months of WFH? If it provides more context, feel free to specify if you play the role of an individual contributing product manager, a product analyst, or a manager of product managers/analysts! Edit - sorry didn’t mean to focus this just on PMs. If you are an engineer, design, sales success, analyst of any sort, or managers thereof, please let us know how you do it as well!

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Is the black community pro-black (men)? All black issues seem to be centered on police shootings and white male privilege. Black women are consistently torn down in our culture through hiphop/colorism

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I’m on track to save ~70k this year on a total comp of about ~135-140k (pre tax). Thanks everyone here being a great resource!

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BIG QUESTION: what is one specific part of your job/career that you wished people you work with understood to make working together easier? And what about people outside your job?

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Keep your dogs from hopping into your Zoom calls. . . . . When I see that, I want to see more of the dog and less of the meeting. Also, it reminds me that I want a dog but my apartment won’t allow it. So it bums me out.

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Does anyone know which big 4 audit is the biggest in Phoenix? I am EY FSO and want to move there.

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I finally quit! Law school in the fall - couldn’t be happier to do something more meaningful and exciting.

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Got an automated rejection email from a company I was interviewing for (Industry). After an hr the recruiter sent a follow up email to correct it saying I am still in play and to discard the old(contd

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I got chosen for an interview in IBD. The date suggested didn't work with my schedule, I suggested another date and promptly received a rejection. *sigh*

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It’s looking like I can deduct my EMBA tuition as a non-reimbursable business expense. Who has deducted their entire tuition while an employee? Were you Audited?

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Best exit opportunities you’ve heard from Big 4 TAS Real Estate?

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Do you guys think going back to traveling for work will be postponed even longer if the majority of states cannot keep their COVID cases under control? Or do you think we will be pushed to travel sometime next year anyway?

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Contemplating making the move from Civil Litigation (insurance defense) to White Collar defense and securities litigation. Move would be to a bigger firm with ~ $70k salary increase. Can anyone provide any insight into work-life balance and overall enjoyment in these areas?

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I’ve gotten a couple rejections after interviews and applications. It’s a bit of a hit to my self esteem. Job searching is such a waiting game! Any tips for finding your dream role?

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Know it’s far away but any tips for fasting while working? Can’t work from home at all+ taking a certification exam in June. Tips?

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Interviewing for a data scientist role. They gave me a week for a case study where I’m asked to clean data and then derive data insights (python), and then make a PowerPoint to present my process and results. Any case study samples out there I can reference to? Much thanks!

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HR at BCG told me the earliest time to start would be in 2021, which is beyond my expectation. My current contract at other office is finishing soon and I am in the interview process with BCG. I don’t know if I should full-time prepare for the next two rounds interview or find other position to fulfill while prepare for the interviews in the meantime.

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I heard when you hit 5,000 fishbowl points, a small man shows up to your desk and kicks you in the shin.

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Hi guys, need advice. How’s Miami job market? Thinking of relocating there next year, I prefer industry job but will consider another Big 4 too. Thanks!

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Are any localities in the South hubs for healthcare consulting, other than CDC/ Atlanta?

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Someone logs onto a Zoom meeting of 40 people while also on a Teams call: “Does this shirt make me look naked?”

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For those of you vacating hotel rooms tomorrow... there's a decent chance that one or both of the following are true: A. The person cleaning your hotel room is a woman; B. The person cleaning cnt'd

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