That sinking feeling when you're barely holding pace to make your hours and bonus this quarter, then you're volun-told to take on a big nonbillable firm training project. 😭
Just Sr'ed my first project; my whole perspective has changed and I understand all of the frustration that Sr's like to post here.
Anyone have managers / leadership (non consulting) who seems disengaged? We all hate micro managers, but on the other side of the spectrum my manager signs on at 10am, doesn’t respond to requests for input, takes a ton of PTO yet still is angry that my project is on fire and gives me tons of extra work, it makes me feel very demotivated - why should I kill myself and work hard if they don’t give a shit, just makes me feel dumb for putting in effort.
Explain SAP implementation project to me as if i am a 3rd grader? I hear ppl talk about that a lot and cloud but i dont understand cuz i have an accounting background
Lots of us are skilled at delivery but most sales books seem to focus on the pitch and closing... What are your best resources for learning to develop and nurture strong, lasting client relationships?
Question: The company that you are working for offers cloud managed services and has been approached by a potential client. What are some areas (or red flags) you would consider before responding to their RFP? ( I started putting together a response but would love to get your insights) Answer: 1) Understanding of current annual spending vs spending if they adopted our cloud services 2) Clients expected growth rate 3) Regulatory requirements depending on industry (medical, fed etc)
Client and team often compliment me for my awesome work ethic because I'm always last to leave. I'm actually just fighting depression and use work as a way to avoid going home ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Venting: Just had a designer refuse to lowercase a word because they “felt strongly” that I was wrong about it. Even after I pulled examples from the client website of the correct usage, and got the 2cents of the copywriter who’s been on the account for 8 years. I had to tell them that they were being inappropriate and just make the change. Finally they did, and then shot me a note saying they’d find time on our calendars to talk about this tomorrow. Talk about what??? Who gets the final say?
Roommate is 2 levels above me at D in the same practice. She may be a great consultant, but she's batshit insane to live with.. how do I move out w.o. starting shit in case we're both on a project??
Amazing leaders, I have been facing some resistance from our offshore offices and need some guidance. Context, I am an Indian and been working in US and Basel for many years now. My offshore office in India is all men (similar to my US and Singapore office), however the moment they realize I am Indian, their attitude towards me changes drastically. For example, the team leader in India office (also 10 years older to me) in a global conference call said that the project needs more experience cont
Will potentially move to client side in coming month. First H1B expiration due this year. When is the right time to talk about my GC application?
Associate here. Had a director who was a hardcore feminist, to the point where she blamed client unhappiness on their hatred towards female professionals and sought for all-female teams...
Started a new remote project. So far: headset broke, audio drivers died, ISP went offline, and now network is blocking client's meeting app. It's day 2. I think my SM will want to have my head.
Any firms hiring in their healthcare practice? 1.5 years as a healthcare analyst. Seeking more client facing interaction and strategy. Thanks!
If your agency wins a proportionally significant new account, what is a reasonable amount of time client should allow for staffing up and onboarding? Follow up q… how strict is your agency about starting work before contracts are signed?
I have been trained recently on SAP PI/CPI. I have had prior experience in MM as a functional consultant. Can you let me know what kind of project opportunities I must look for in PI/CPI? What are all the things I need to do to advance in this field. I have like only 1+ year work ex.
Partner is in the habit of scheduling calls I need to attend without seeing if I am available or checking my schedule. For example, I had a personal appointment scheduled and on my calendar but now I have a client facing call at the same time. How can I fix this?
What’s the difference between MBB and Deloitte? For example, at Deloitte I’ve done 5 tech implementations/transformations. Is MBB mostly strategy and more interaction with client and their c suites?
How do you all handle landlord insurance / what coverages do you recommend? I’ve found it really confusing understanding which policies I need to have and whether or not I need to check if my tenants have renters insurance. Thanks for any tips/advice!
I accepted a job from a place my friend works. She got me in and I'd be dropping a title level but making the same $ as my previous role. I accept and 1 day later my #1 on the list came through. better title, pay and benefits. The first company is stoked to have me and everyone is nice. I'm sure on the culture. I reached out to company 2 the week before I accepted this offer and they weren't ready, but now they are. They seem great, but so does everyone when you meet them. What do I do?
How is quality of life different of an MBB partner and a B4 partner. Is it really still a grind at MBB at that level? I have never seen a stressed MBB partner so not sure if it’s just a facade.
Has anyone experienced American Airlines cracking down on hidden city or skiplagged flights?? AKA making you pay the difference in ticket price for stopping at your destination rather than stopping at your “connection”
Can MBB alumni give referrals?
Currently a Director at another Big 4 (best guess c.3 yrs from partner) and have been asked to join Deloitte as a Parter. Anything I should be aware of? It would likely be a Salaried Partner offer, what is the normal rate of progression to equity partner?
what are the best consulting firms for sourcing and procurement? Looking to make a switch soon
has anyone missed the deadline for ADP dependent care reimbursement submission, been denied and successfully got it after appeal?
Delta fliers: if we get bored and pop an emergency exit, can we pay the fines and penalties with sky miles?
A-game questions to ask a principal in a quick coffee chat? Recruiting for MBA summer internship.
Recently got told by my doctor that I will need weekly appointments Mondays at 3pm, which directly conflicts with traveling to client site. How does one even bring this up to a project manager?
do any consulting firms in the US (MBB, Big 4) sponsor MBA programs outside of the country (e.g. London Business School, HEC Paris, INSEAD)
My company filed an AOS to extend my visa and change it from L1B to L1A. I have all the prereqs being a manager both in my country before entering the US and after. Last Friday I received a message saying USCIS is sending me an RFE. Can anyone tell me based on experience what type of evidence they could be requesting?
I am a security analyst with 4 YOE. I’m looking to leave my current position after I get vested. Currently studying for my CISSP cert so that I can earn more in my next role. I’m looking to earn 150k. Is that ideal?
California client, please release your east coast resources a couple hours early on Good Friday. With Love, east coast resource
to be straight up, what career paths for CPAs will lead to the biggest financial compensation? doesn’t matter hours, work, anything. Just compensation.
Currently at Crowe with a Big 4 offer- financial advisory (Manager). I’m ready for a jump and saw that both BCG and Bain are opening offices in my locale (Denver, CO). I’m assuming they’re going to be staffing up. For those BCG and Bain fish, is it worth it to reach out and to whom?
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