What the what?! 6 hour delay in DFW, missed all client meetings. Guess I'm a real consultant now?
Help! I went from consulting to the client side in a legal related position. I don’t think my skill set is for this job. How do I get out?!
A white friend is looking to buy an apartment. One apartment is in an older building in an established neighborhood. It doesn't have an in-unit washer/dryer. The other apartment is in a brand new building in a historically black neighborhood that has seen a lot of gentrification but it's still near a project with a gym, a nice roofdeck with a grill and in-unit washer dryer and costs $100k less. She's considering the first place despite it being more expensive and older. Racism is expensive.
What specialty loses people first in layoffs? What specialty loses people last in layoffs? Here’s the list: project management, account, creative, strategy, planning, analytics.
A junior requested to be reassigned from my project because I let them know they were under performing and delayed a project deadline due to inaction. They've let me know that I've made them feel pretty bad and does not think I'm a good manager. However it has been a consistent issue with this individual (lack of initiative, motivation, sloppy deliverables, and does not ask questions when they are unclear on an ask). I have tried to make space for them to ask questions and take initiative (cont)
New to WD- client was supposed to request a “sandbox refresh exemption” but I just got the “down for maintenance” screen. Does this only happen for tenants being refreshed or for all regardless?
What type of consulting is it when you tell the client what to do to minimize the amount of taxes?
Very low since I recently got rolled off a project and been on bench for a bit. I don’t know if should start looking for other jobs.. Any words of wisdom for folks who went through a tough patch?
4th year going into my 5th year and am leading discovery and case management on a case with a $5 million budget (yeah!) with a rocket docket. Starting to understand why partners have no time to do substantive work: it’s all answering client questions and managing staff, associates, and reviewing partners. Any tips for the transition? I’ve never been too demanding from my colleagues and usually just pick up any slack myself. Now I need to motivate others and give direction.
Client mentioned they were trying to internalize me and my team after project end. Has anyone ever had this happened to them / how did you go about it? Are there legality issues in our contract I should be careful of or after contract is up - I am ok?
Hi! New to PwC and consulting. Can someone please give me insight into how to get staffed on a project?
Interested to hear how people learn project management. I have done PRINCE2 exam and read PMP materials, but I find these are too textbook theory based. Real life projects seem to be very different and a lot more complicated. I often do not know what needs to be done unless someone tells me. I believe you can learn these things on the job, but I am keen to expedite this with some books or courses. Are there any resources that are particularly helpful?
I’m five years into this game and I still get panicky before client calls... All calls, really. How do I get over this?
Does anyone else get a serious case of imposter syndrome? I BS 90%+ of my client meetings and projects have never been on fire. Been doing this for 3+ years and feels like someone will catch on...
Applying for a couple of things and randomly decided to google myself to see what recruiters might see. Had helped a friend out way way back with a school project and came across her blog post about it on her personal website in which she says the reason she asked me to help is because she trusted my opinion since I am a “harsh critic.” I think she meant keen critic or that this was supposed to be a positive but to me, this reads as an insult (continued in comments)
(Discussion topic) What are the top mistakes a new or experienced coach may make when working with a client in all fields...?
When the client says they want strategic solutions but shoots down every strategic recommendation in favor of short term quick fixes and workarounds
SM: project going smoothly? Me: ...
Finally! A project location that allows for me to prioritize SPG/Westin over Hyatt. Peace out Hyatt World ✌️ 🌎
New to this…with Amex Platinum what is the best / most economical use of your points? I see you can cover charges on the card as well.
Is there an comparison between big 4 titles ?
Current moms, how do you make this career work with children? Putting off having a baby because I love my job and just can’t imagine how to do both.
Would you take a 40% cut from your last salary for an industry role if you were out of job for >6 months ? (Same location)
Currently on H1B visa, going through GC process. What are the repercussions of visiting/traveling to Iran from my future GC/US immigration perspective? I have a family member I want to visit but not sure if this will raise red flag for GC especially
PHR or SHRM? I am looking to get more certifications related to HR vs recruiting, but I am unsure on which one is "better" or will help me grow into more of a strategic HR role. Help!!!
I’m 36, earn 100k and I work maybe 30 hours a week, and I’m a shining star. It allows me to enjoy life without stress. I can linger around and see myself (slowly) climbing the ladder. But part of me wants to put in hard work and grow a lot in my career and earn more for a stable financial future, but it means I’ve got to work more and stress more and I’m worried I won’t get time to relax and enjoy my life as before. But also I’m worried I’ll slack off. Anyone going through this? Would I regret?
First real program leadership role - any tips?
Laid off and tired of interviewing for jobs I’d rather swallow glass than actually be hired for. Going to take the $$$ I saved for my first home and travel instead of using it for rent.
can firms do anything if I refuse to eat my vacation while on the bench? seems like the firm can just have me eat my vacation and lay me off straight after :/
Oliver Wyman how is the MBA sponsorship process like? Any advice? I’ll be coming in as a senior consultant within CCG! TYIA!
Strategy& interview this week for Tech Strategy. Any tips? Types of cases etc? Interviewer or interviewee led? Will I be asked about specific technologies?
McK 🐠, have my first round case (zoom) coming up in a few weeks. Any idea what the % pass rate is for moving onto final round, and the final round pass rate too?
What to do if even after a lot of preparation, something or the other goes wrong in interviews? 😔 Am I doing something wrong? In the prep, everything goes well. Feeling completely lost.
How is it going with those who decided to adopt pets during covid? Have some of you gotten back to the weekly travelling?
What's this BS with compensation being confidential? If you pay people fairly, there no reason to hide it. Transparency creates competition. Competition is good.
Hi Fishes! All help appreciated I received an offer from my dream co. - McKinsey. Have another discussion with HR for comp. & joining details, once I accept the offer. I want to join after 4 months (2m of notice period at Deloitte & 2m I want for personal self). How do I take that up? How much deferral of joining is normal? Suggest some reasons (something that sounds genuine | Honestly want to sit home for 2 months and relax, but not sure if HR will accept it) Share experiences if anyone?
If you’ve gotten an offer from one shop while you’re in the 2nd round of interviews with a few others, is there a ‘best practices’ for being diplomatic whilst using it to your advantage?
Should we assume that ANYone at the top of their sport/industry has mental health issues? We celebrate the Biles’s, Jordan’s, Belicchick’s and Brady’s. We celebrate the Musks and Jobs of the business world. But what drives that fire and ambition? The degree of relentlessness required to get to that level seems to require so trauma or imbalance to fuel, right? Even partners in our firms (not EXACTLY equating them with Michael Jordan) - is the drive to the top fueled by mental health issues?
How hard are apple interviews?
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