Poll Question: which consultant would you rather staff or hire and why? A. Consultant who has worked with the same client for two straight years, above target utilization. B. Consultant who has worked with 8 different clients over two years, above target utilization.
On a federal project and the greatest challenge by far is dealing with the lowest cost technically acceptable contractors. The government just throws away money because they won't pay for good people
How can you support moody, passive-aggressive clients and not let it impact your mental health? I understand that managing the relationship is largely our job in account servicing, but the stress and anxiety is taking its toll on me. Honestly feels like being in an abusive/toxic relationship. And yes, senior management and leadership are aware of this attitude and supportive wherever possible, but can only do so much. Help!
When you're the most junior person on the team so you have to walk 5 blocks in the pouring rain in NYC to pick up name tents for a client meeting 😒
What do you do when the client starts to think you're also their personal assistant? Is this common behavior?
I'm definitely more productive remote. The office just provides too many opportunities for socializing. Plus I wouldn't feel ethical billing my client for my midday nap.
just got put onto a project, but planned on putting in my two weeks by the end of the month. project expected to go past then. is it bad to put in your two weeks mid project?
McKinsey & Company Seoul office, any insights? Curious on the overall size, culture, types of work / client base, et cetera. Thanks
I have a client who only wants to use MS Teams to communicate to us. It is a nightmare for many reasons but not sure how to stop this.
Just started a new job/project a month ago. Is it a bad look if I take PTO Thu-Fri? Or is it expected as it’s spring/summer vacation time
How do I lead an engagement myself from start to finish? I’m up for promotion to Senior I and if someone put me on a smaller client and expected me to complete everything myself and to reach out if I had any questions I’m not sure where to begin.
IMO Great editing/production companies in Atlanta. Under 20k budget (this is client work, not AMC folks) and GO:
For the Ms and SMs, How involved are you in the teams daily activities and review of client deliveries? My SM is very in the weeds. Wants daily status emails, wants to review everything, be on all client meetings, join team status calls and I think it’s excessive and borders being a micro mgr. They also think that I should be sending all client emails instead of the team lead under me. I don’t understand this thinking as when I was a team lead, I did all of that with minimal mgr oversight.
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?
People not busy on their project how are you passing time? You looking for work, reaching out for work or sitting waiting for work?
Pumping Moms - how do you code your time? I try to take my laptop in the room with me to pump, but with set up/clean up, etc. it doesn’t feel right to bill a client for all the time.
I’m a new associate on a transformation project and am on multiple hours of calls each day. Most of the time have no idea what’s going on and often space out or go on phone. I know that’s bad but just am drained from all the new lingo. Also I’m supposed to take notes but they’re bad notes bc I’m confused most of the time. Any advice on how to be more engaged and/or take better notes?
Does anyone else feel that as a jr. staff, you have to just interrupt in order to contribute in a client meeting (even when it's expected that you contribute) (Im a C)
Is there anyway I could solicit client feedback as a review directly into the internal systems? excellent relationship and have multiple appreciation mails. Q specific to EY.
Why don't more partners (esp. tier 2/MBB) just retire at ~40-45? What keeps a person going at that point? I get working a job that's meaningful and and for a cause close to heart, but why work an objectively demanding job when you have multiple millions saved and a fairly high level of prestige in your field?
Leave now or coast the off season and dip in Dec? Market seems hot but I don’t live in the state I work at since WFH.
I've seen a lot of posts around APA and utilisation. Please correct my understanding if I'm wrong. APAs are only for those who have tested +ve or are taking care of family members who have tested +ve and cannot be used for any other situation. If that's true and you/your family have defeated Covid, why the fuss over utilisation? P.S. plz let me know if there's another use of APAs I'm not aware of
2021 Headwinds and Tailwinds. What are the thoughts as the fiscal year closes out? I'm seeing 2021 as likely more punishing given the lack of visibility and the fact we may have diminished economic activity for 2 to 3 quarters. I have little visibility into how comp will be impacted but can only imagine lots of early retirement zoom parties. Thoughts?
Currently in the final stages of the interviewing process for a "non-partnership track attorney" position at a top-ranked big law firm. I graduated from law school in 2019, and my eventual goal would be to work as an Associate on the partnership track at a medium-sized firm. Will this position "stain" my resume compared to staying in my current position as an attorney for an SRO?
Interested in hearing from the Sr Mgrs (and recently promoted PPEDs) on how transparent the process for promotion to PPED is. And how the annual SM rating process operates.
Is there anyone here who has worked or working for Cox. I have an interview for a Process Manager role. Any tip is welcome. Thanks ladies.
Seen today. Summer 2020: starring coronavirus
What do the big 4 give for long service award?
How early can I start applying for jobs in Big Law if I’m looking to start next July? I’ve been an Air Force JAG the past four years, and I’m ready to make the switch ASAP.
Best vacation city or places to visit during December? We have two kids( 5 & 2 years)…looking for better weather city, beaches , park and some outdoor activities
Advice/experiences please. About 5 weeks pregnant and feel like total trash... basically like I have a flu (but 99% sure I don’t, it’s just the pregnancy). Could I or should I try to take some sick days? It feels like that should be an option (esp now with covid and unlimited sick days) but I feel like I never hear of anyone doing this. I also don’t want to tell my work what the “sickness” is. I just finished a project so no one is relying on me right this second. What would you do?
Taking some time off. Need some book recommendations. Some light interesting non-fiction. No self help or management books. Just interesting topics that won’t make me think about work.
Ladies I just went to an urgent eye clinic because I had a septoplasty (deviated septum fixed) and started to have eye pain. Had a check-up (front of eye and back of eye) by a resident doctor and he said everything looks good and the pain should go away as I heal. Good news on the health front AND we started talking and he’s my age and also cute and in a respectable profession and we’re both Indian (these things all matter to me). I want to call the clinic and ask for his number…do or don’t?
Does Deloitte require you to pay back costs related to green card (legal fees, application fees, etc.), if you leave halfway through the process? I’m only at PWR phase (decision still pending from DOL; haven’t started recruitment). Thanks in advance!!
My friend is looking for software engineer intern roles in USA/Canada. He is currently a second year computer science student in University of Victoria. Please let me know if someone can refer him:) Happy to answer any other questions
Real-time population density per location to help identify safe places to visit during the COVID pandemic (if you need fresh air or a walk) https://placestovisitthisweekend.com
Can someone please refer me at Facebook? Have identified position and also applied. However, need help with reaching out to hiring manager.
You cannot tie WLB to the company. It is project dependent! A big company will always have projects with both good WLB and bad, but I think it’s never tied to the company. Agree or disagree?
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