I have a huge problem with being criticized or anything that looks like it may be approaching conflict. I avoid doing/saying/sharing things and sometimes lie to avoid this happening, and I’ve been doing so more and more. It’s starting to make a mess of my marriage. Anyone gone through this? Books or subjects to look into?
At our company we have a separated product development team, which is mainly managing external agencies. Our product management is focused on the business KPIs to drive subscriptions and without a connect to the development process.
Can anybody relate to such a structure?
I think it’s mostly really ineffective to have to many teams with small responsibilities. 🙈
Looking to learn more about application security. Anyone know of any good sites or books? Also, any good sites to practice code reviews? Thanks!
I don’t know these people, they are friends of a friend of a friend, but holy hell this is amazing.
Happy to report that the week gone by was very relaxing compared to an intense June. Less than 40 billable hours on my timesheet last week. Went to the gym four times. And finished Season 1 of Stranger Things on Netflix. Life is good again!
Gift recommendations for a med school graduate?
Hey Mamas, my 3.5 yr old asks to use potty at home but doesn’t ask in school. Accidents happen in school on a weekly basis. The response is “I don’t know” when we ask why don’t you ask to use potty just as you ask Mom and Dad. This is getting frustrating. Any advice and tips on how to handle this? TIA
So hyper after taking my adhd meds.
Anyone else experience the same and how do you cope?
Novice question, do CTA day passes expire on the date you purchased them? Or can I buy multiple ones on the same day and use them in the future?
What’s the process to buy vanguard mutual funds (e.g. VTSAX) on Fidelity? Does the transaction complete only after end of market day?
Did personal capital's broken zillow link (which is working as of yesterday) shoot your net worth way up because of high zestimate of your home?
What is the worst experience you've had at work?
Eyeglasses question. I’m F, first time buyer, just got diagnosed and need reading glasses.
What brands do people wear this days? What’s trendy?
Has anyone been successful at creating “boundaries” in the workplace both with duties and relationships with bosses and not been gaslighted to believe they just aren’t being a team player ( or in other words highly agreeable)? I’ve seen it happen around me and I’m waiting for the day it directly effects me. I would love to learn from your experiences and success stories…
Joining an MBB from a tier 2 soon, a little afraid of up or out - joining at A/AC/BA level though - any tips from other experienced hires
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After school, I went straight into freelancing and felt like I wasn't learning the best design practices & processes. Now I'm finally interning at a studio that I've been DYING to get into and it's been so amazing to put my head down & learn. But last week, I put so much pressure on myself to do well that I was a mess (jumbling things up, not properly understanding directions, overthinking). How do you recover from such anxiety of not living up to a certain standard? Does that ever go away?
Any tips around leaving cats home when traveling? Mine are pandemic babies, so they aren’t used to being away from us. Any suggestions for cameras/automated feeders, etc.?
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When a friend or colleague gets a new job, do you look up the salary/position on glassdoor?
Why is it that banking has a much broader range of firms than consulting? Seems like there are over 10 solid firms with great exit ops but in consulting people only case about mbb?
Not one of my friends has texted me this weekend. Not to make plans, not even to check in. I have no one with whom to spend a holiday weekend 😢
Are there some Accenture Consultants from Germany 🇩🇪 here? I wan’t to figure out if I should apply or stay at my current firm (currently based in Stuttgart).
Those who have transitioned into healthcare consulting after 35, what role/position did you hold before making the jump?
Any recommendations on books to get up to speed on leading/managing teams as a new manager in consulting? Preference towards tangible case studies etc. vs. high level concepts.
Will salesforce actually buy slack? Makes sense for salesforce, but would slack want to be acquired?
How to cultivate a working relationship with people are not easy to get along with? I try my hardest to tow the line to be professional and personable.
Fed all hands takeaway #1: earnings before allocation are highest because expenses are low. I am the expense. :(
***PSA*** iPhone autocorrected "reshare" to "reshape". Not the feature you want to discover when prepping a doc on a short holiday week. What did Apple just sign me up for??
If you could choose between Deloitte and Slalom.m, which would you choose. Similar salaries not keen on the name status (popularity) and also want WLB.
Can someone explain why Will Smith slapped Chris Rock. I didn’t understand the joke Chris Rock cracked at Will Smith’s wife’s expense
One time during a surcharge hour, my uber ride to the airport from manhattan cost me close to 200 bucks. A blade (helicopter app) option costs the same - expense-able? Lol.
Portable monitor recommendations? Details: Looking for a recs for a bigger monitor that can either detach from the monitor stand or fold away easily so it’s not always standing straight up. It would be a second monitor that I keep in a non-office room in my house so I’d like to be able to hide it easily. But I also don’t want a tiny monitor. Any help appreciated 😊
New to Strategy Consulting in FS, any recommendations for success? Game plan, Mindset, Books, etc?
What advice do you have for someone who left consulting because of burnout and toxic culture? I’m starting my MBA soon, which is exciting, but feel like I never felt understood for what I went though, and it puts me down often 😔
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Probably BCG or KPMG. I know they're direct rivals but both are the elites of the elites. It's hard to choose which one is most prestigious. I'd probably choose BCG since it's easier to fake it there than kpmg.
KPMG elite 😂. First laugh of the day right there
Any MBB tbh if only to dunk on Deloitte
Yeah, McKinsey is pretty unethical
Slalom. I wanna have a life, but still like consulting.
Dream on ... 5 years at Slalom. Don't believe their hype!
The first one to make a woman their global chief/director — no joke id jump from McKinsey as soon as BCG/Bain made that move
@KPMG4 ... Avanade's CEO is a black female. No idea on sexual preference because ... honestly we don't care. She just needs to be competent - she can sleep with whomever she wants. What a novel concept!
Probably Bain because they seem like cool kids otherwise EYP because they seem nice
BCG. Heard great things about their benefits. I also like their green 🤩
But who would want those hours???
Currently trying for Slalom but I’d also go for BCG
Was about to join Avanade, was really excited to. The firm seems amazing
Deloitte all the way
Me too! :-) I appreciate their DEI work.
I’m happy with where I am. I originally wanted McK because of more prestige. But given all the bad press recently I feel sorta lucky that they rejected me.
McK, sue me
No sweat, McK has become quite familiar with lawsuits in recent memory.
Boston Consulting Group
Lol. Probably McKinsey because they have the best exit ops.
Forget working as an employee for firms. I’d rather be a freelance consultant charging a hefty daily rate and working a steady, guaranteed book of business fed to me by a firm with a great sales team who needs my expertise.
I did it once in my career and it was fantastic. Big money. Expensed everything the law allowed. Lots of freedom. No real boss except the client - and I’ve always been good at keeping them happy. There was stress, but it wasn’t anything like you experience at a mid-to-large firm.
There are definitely pros and cons. Working for a firm like PwC provides a lot more stability, company subsidized healthcare, paid vacation, retirement matching, and you still get paid even if you’re on the bench. But the pay is significantly lower (my base salary over a 12 month period is close to $100K less than my gross income as a freelancer), and sometimes the sheer size and structure of a firm this size feel like a bit too much. Freelancing pays great, but if you don’t/can’t work, you don’t get paid. You also have to fully fund your own retirement, pay all your own healthcare, and pay higher taxes (although that’s usually offset by being able to expense things that you can’t as an employee)…so that $100K difference in gross doesn’t really tell the whole story.
I’m reluctant to make a move right now because I don’t want to have such a short stint on my resume. But depending on how things go during the next promotion cycle, I may seriously consider going back to freelancing. If there’s steady project work available that could keep me billable for 9-12 months, it would probably be worth making the switch.
I am so surprised by all the answers here. I don't know about Boston but I always thought KPMG is the worst.....sorry KPMG folks. There are good and bad colleagues everywhere. It really depends on your team not your company.
I have only worked at one so far and I know my boss is famous at yelling at people and treat them as dogs...so again I think team matters
Say what you want but I’m pretty sure D has some projects that offer best pay / Horus worked. Working 40hr a week on long term gig and earning 200k ftw. I was very lucky to get this gig and a chill client who trusts us…. Ate my fair amount of shit at other firms before this gig.
Did i mention the green Koolaid is made from ethical and sustainable sources ?