How do you all deal with ad hoc work rather than waking up every day and knowing exactly what you’re working on? Every since starting this project that’s as hoc Im always more stressed and SO on edge
On a brutal project that started a month ago but I have a planned 2 week vacation coming up. Partner is asking me to get on daily calls and availability to get online each day. Help, what do I do
I have been in my position for a year and am getting used to judging how much work I need to meet my billable requirement. One of the partners I work with a lot told me that I am over capacity YTD and that others in our group are below capacity, suggesting that I shouldn't ask for as much work. I make sure to ask for work when I start to see my project list dwindling. I also want to make sure I have a cushion for time off. He could not give me a straight answer as to what to do. Any suggestions?
I don’t mind audit, but I do mind my client. Every sample, every pbc, is an uphill battle. They’re so messy
Anyone have experience working as a contract Project Manager? I’ve been in medical device manufacturing for almost 6 years, currently making $120k as a Project Manager. Getting a lot of recruiters for contract positions in the same industry. Do these typically guarantee 40 hours per week? If so, it seems a no brainer to consider as I could bump my pay up to $150k-$180k and be able to change projects every year. What’s been your experience working as a contract PM? Would you recommend?
Starting a side project, if there are any other consultants who are interested with skill sets in art, animation, design, audio, coding, etc let's try to get something going
For letter of recommendation, I have a former client/executive that is willing to write me a letter but by the time I apply, he will be retired. Is this an issue?
Where does a FAANG Project Management role rank on the list of consulting exit opps?
Great for career advancement after FAANG?
Weighing a $140k TC offer for project management in Cali, I make $115k TC currently in Texas.
Basic consulting skillset - PowerBi, Tableau, Excel, SQL, Alteryx, Project and Product Mgmt experience.
Stick it out in consulting for better exit or make the jump now?
For every company does it depend on what project your on to have a good or bad experience?
Anyone ever drinking (or get turnt via other methods) at night or weekend and have a client or lead call for something you know is important?
Someone at my client just sent me one of the most ridiculous emails.
I just replied with a link to the local stand-up comedy club. Wish me luck.
I’m doing a market study for a start up in a new industry with limited data. Is it unethical to email my client’s competitors to ask for their thoughts on the industry as a whole?
Hey strategy fishminds - I’m planning a brand positioning workshop for a client with a multi-product portfolio of very similar technologies. Anyone got some ideas for engaging (virtual) exercises that can help them explore the differences between near-commodity brands?
Think Bridgestone vs Goodyear or Rambler vs Topo Chico. Anyone done exercises for something similar recently? I need some fresh ideas.
If I really do not want to be on a client, and everyone else wants me on it, how much leverage do I have? Im a critical team member, but the Client is a mess and I'd rather get experience elsewhere.
SM: project going smoothly?
Thomas just joined the project.
I work with a client who is a complete idiot but also very arrogant, disrespectful and socially unaware. It’s is infuriating.
Hi client. I know that was you with your Oxford lace ups on blasting in the bathroom stall. Thanks for the mental scarring I'll carry with me during our bi-weekly syncs.
In which kind of workspace are you today? Client conference room, client windowless closet, client cubical, WFH, airport, or Firm office?
Flight cancelled finally! Now I don't have to wake up at 4am tomorrow, I can't even pretend to be upset.
Need to get a mailing list for an upcoming seminar. I'd like it to qualify based on area, income/net worth and age. Who is the best out there for these?
Publicis ny for an Account position? Thoughts on their account management there? What are the best accounts?
Marriott/SPG recommendations for a weekend vacation in Seattle (in March if it matters)?
What do you do to lift your spirits on a shitty project? I’ve found myself eating worse, skipping workouts to sleep, and doing a lot of online shopping at night for a moment of happiness.
Got an offer to join a well funded startup of about 50 people at Director level. Salary is a bit less than I make now but ok. Equity is 0.25% - I was hoping for 0.5%. Reasonable or unreasonable?
What is more prestigious/lucrative/stable in then long run: Business development at Visa/MC or manager @ Big4 Advisory?
Have any 🐠 here done Forte’s MBALaunch program virtually? Weighing doing this, applicant lab, and/or both. My concern with both would be not enough time to progress through all the content for both programs, and not sure if I would still get Forte’s app fee waivers if I didn’t do the whole thing. Any insight or advice appreciated!
What are your top 3 lesser-known branding studios? Looking for some new wells to drink from.
MBB-> Amazon Sr PM (product manager, non tech).I am currently a Consultant ( 2 years post MBA) and have an offer at Amazon for a Sr PM role. Has anyone made a similar decision and can I DM to talk about it?
Looking for professional shoes. Are Gucci loafers overrated? If I’m a 7.5 will I be most comfortable in a 38? Thanks!
Found out I’m pregnant with baby 2! Obviously excited but also a little scared about how to have a toddler and baby…advice? Words of wisdom? Positive affirmations??
I went on a date with a man who ITEMIZED the bill…. Because i ordered a moscow mule and he didnt order alcohol 🙄 i knew i should have bailed when he said hes a uber and lyft driver smh
Thinking of buying outside work life insurance for both myself and spouse. Any guidance? For reference, single earner with two kids in mid 30s.
Interviewing at Guidehouse (managing consultant) - State and Local. Completed first round - now off to case interview. Is this 3 rounds or more? What to expect? How long is the process? They sound like they want to hire quickly.
Hello, does anyone have any insight into what a VP in sales can expect to make at Morgan Stanley Investment Management?
New to Fishbowl?
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.