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Imagine getting high grades in school and practicing 30 case interviews with intense mental math just to become a glorified administrative assistant on a PMO work stream

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Interesting POV, however, running and managing very large and highly complex PMO’s is an absolute must and skill that not everyone can demonstrate. It is what holds many times 150 plus individual contributors moving in the right direction to achieve deliverables in a high quality manner, and ensure client is pleased and frankly we get paid as a firm and in the end have references at the end. No one individual work stream is more valuable, smarter or better than others. Many consultants can be individual team contributors but do not do well in a PMO environment- you need to manage the client and manage contributing workstreams, many times 30 plus PPMDs, client Csuite, firm risk and all outcomes.

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This is actually good insight. Thank you

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So because you got high grades and can do math you feel unique/ entitled? Wake up, all around you are colleagues who have done the exact thing, with a positive attitude. It also demonstrates your lack of understanding the value PMO drives in large and very complex engagements. Keep working grasshopper and eventually we hope you grow and mature to demonstrate a belief and behaviors that all team members and roles add valuable service to a project success.

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My post is just pointing out irony MD1. Not a single person going through the management consulting recruiting process is told or knows that PMO exists. We are told we will be doing interviews, heavy analysis, storyboarding, and delivering a recommendation. Nothing wrong with PMO, it’s just not consulting. Why not just tell us it’s apart of the job?

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Imagine? That’s what I do for a living.

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the “glue” of large scale programs. A lot of tracking. A lot of being caught in the crossfire between clients who don’t know enough about their own work. A lot of BS. But not really all that bad in my opinion

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Imagine being so damn entitled that you think you’re gods gift to earth and you end up being a pain to work with

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Hahaha great one!

I don't have to imagine.

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Me neither.

This is why I didn't bother to get good grades. ;)

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Hey as long as it pays the bills. At the end of the day, many people here live to work rather than work to live. I rather the latter.

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Are you a first year bta? Guess what that is where almost everyone starts because most people out of school don’t know jack

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Deloitte puts people with graduate degrees in CS and engineering into secretary roles, and wonders why they can’t compete in tech space

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But you’re also making solid coin. If they want to pay you six figures to pick up coffee, align elements on PowerPoint slides, and take notes in meetings, be happy to do it.

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I think it’s good for everyone to have done some PMO work at one point or another.

Later when you’re in delivery and PMO comes asking for updates and such, be nice and remember what you had to do and were treated!

Same concept as working in retail or hospitality early in life - you’ll treat those people better later since you know what they go through.

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I did this for the first few years and am so thankful for the foundation I got! Frustrating? Sure. Helpful, more than you can understand right now. Buck up, it’ll be all goodness later!

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Haha. I’ve always though consulting must have the largest disconnect between the difficulty of the interview process and the actual work. It’s almost completely unrelated.

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Making 230k+ doing PMO work, I’ll take it! PS. Deloitte makes more $ selling PMO work than strategy, food for thought

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You make $230k?

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Even MBB does PM type work. So don’t think this is just b4. I personally think PMO is an valuable skill set. Esp as you start

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Got it. OP, you will get that one case that is exactly what you seek but there will be a lot of filler in between.

🎶 “Imagine all the people being Admin Assistants” - John Lennon 🎵

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I’m a M in Cyber. This is my second year at D. I took my current PMO role because I didn’t want to remain on the bench, it was not in a SCIF (a chance for wfh!) and I could learn about how Deloitte does PMO.

I’ve been networking and PRDing. This isn’t the final stop. It’s a springboard to something else.

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I’m doing full time PMO work right now. As a first year, it’s a pretty sweet deal where you get paid to learn a lot of different aspects of a large scale IT program.

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This is the right POV. I was able to get in with leadership, learn a lot, and move up quick

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Imagine doing all the same things and coming out of school this year to no job - it’s all a matter of perspective

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I’m living it. Loving it!!

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Bob sat by the window and imagined why his project was constantly in 'Red'.

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So the plan was... get good grades, graduate, have minimal experience and be instantly put in charge over all the other people who also graduated and got good grades but did it 1-40 years before you?

3.9 people graduate from college every year in the United States. Because you went to a top school and got great grades, your reward is a job and a paycheck.

We can send you a participation trophy if that makes you feel better.

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Why don't you sit the next couple of plays out

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