What is the deal with not using calculators in case interviews? When we’re in an actual client project, we do have these tools handy.
Client asks us to design a poster for an IMAX movie that features how blockbuster movies are made. One of the key features in the movie is King Kong so we featured it prominently on the poster as well. Client asks seriously whether we need to be concerned about offending an African American audience. I shit you not! Arguably my most jaw dropping moment in this business.
I started working in a agency two months ago, and I have two very big projects running simultaneously. My Creative Director left for paternity leave, and left me with all the work, facing the client, going to shootings, editing. I've been working 15 days straight, no weekends. The agency hasn't given me any back up/someone I can team up with to do the job. Is this normal? I'm used to have a partner, a copywriter or another creative working alongside. Keep in mind that I'm mid-level.
Anyone else ever feel like a completely inadequate consultant? I'm struggling with performance quality on this project because I just feel dumb and it demotivates me to really strive to improve. Possibly also impacted by burnout because I performed well on other engagements and enjoyed my teams more. Just not sure where to go from here to get where I need to be.
Director put me on a project and claimed this is my test to see if I'm ready for the next step? Ill be managing more junior staff. I wasn't promoted in the last cycle, so why the test now?
I’ve been working for my client for about a year and love my projects and client team and have had strong performance-however my team running the PMO is disorganized, burnt out, and teetering on the verge of a major mishap if the trend continues. I’m looking elsewhere but have a strong relationship with our client leadership contacts…..how would I float the idea of them taking me client-side?
Deloitte’s Diversity & Inclusion group hosted Nicole Hannah-Jones today and it was a goddamn breath of fresh air to hear her speak candidly. Even called the firm out in some places. If you haven’t seen her NYT 1619 project, educate yourselves https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
Not feeling intellectually stimulated by my project anymore and as a result, have become really unmotivated. Any 🐠 deal with this before? Any advice?
Desi ppl , struggling a bit with verbal communication since I moved to US. Sometimes can’t find words during client meeting so do a lot of ‘aaa’s , ‘Kind of’s and ‘sort of’. How can I improve it? I do watch English series a lot and read books but looking for other ideas that may have helped you all . Are there are classes which helps with fluency ?
Any tips on starting a side project to boost my chance of getting hired as a PM without technical experience?
Pawns of scatterplot, rise from your hotel beds and conquer your client floors. Those decks won't happen on their own
Is it passive aggressive to send client an inventory of all the stuff they owe me for the audits every couple of days?
Boutique consulting firm vs Big 4, thinking of making the switch to get more structured support and learning... any thoughts? Attrition is rlly high at my firm and project deadlines have been delayed due to resource issues
Love it when the leadership realizes that the presentation was supposed to be unbranded 9 months into the project and 30 status reports later😳🔫
Got a low budget animatic project that won’t allow me to work with obvious houses in NYC. Looking for an affordable way for two :30 spots for $6,000. Could pair an artist with an after efx artists?
What items do I bill my time for with a new client? Starting my first real freelance gig and know I can bill my time for all the client onboarding items and background research/materials review to get me up to speed on things, but can I also bill for all the HR paperwork and email set up and things like that?
Favorite pop punk hit from childhood that you blast through your earbuds while you brood silently about the client pissing you off
Is notice period two weeks? or 2 working weeks. If you resign during last couple of weeks of the year, when project and Deloitte is shut down- what would happen?
I have a weird question. I am splitting my time in 2 tracks of the same project and each track has its own SM. Track 1 SM wants me to escalate against Track 2 SM for he is delinquent is providing some information. This puts me in an uncomfortable situation as I don’t want to sour my working relationship with Track 2 SM (This escalation will sure blow up) How do you handle these situations?
Have a screener for a non-FAANG public tech company as a senior employment counsel (2014 grad). Currently live in LA making 80% market at a firm. Any advice for an upper limit of total compensation if asked?
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Question regarding Salaried Employees and sick days. I’ve never worked in a company where, as a salaried employee, I had to deduct SICK days from my PTO. What are your practices?
Wondering why the bonuses are so low? Here is the reason - 598 managers and 651 senior manager promotions in Tax. That’s the most lopsided promotion stats ever.
Here’s some insight on the Covid-19 stimulus package for work visa resident aliens http://immigrationgirl.com/are-legal-immigrants-eligible-for-cares-act-checks/
I am an intern and about to start my tax internship this summer. But I am really interested in doing advisory and not tax, what should I do? I don’t wanna ruin my chances of getting an offer
Currently an SC at EY up for promotion to Manager (no guarantee this will occur) and have an offer from Deloitte for SC for a $15k base increase. Would you take the offer or wait for promo decision?
I had 3 rounds of interviews for one role and was turned down and offered to interview for a different role instead. I had an interview with the hiring manager for the different role last week. When my feedback is considered, do they look at just the hiring manager for the new role or also feedback from the 3 rounds of interviewers from the first role I missed?
Offered a position as Family Office Controller in NYC. They are asking me what I expect for compensation. Don’t know what the current controller makes. Any advice for a range or how to negotiate?
Those of you who have been the over loving type to chase after narcissists....how did you break the cycle? I’ve found that the highs were so passionate that I haven’t found it in anyone else who has tried to date me. I’m getting tired of pursuing something that never works out & being heartbroken constantly.
Moving to NYC next year, and my SO is based in Seattle. He is very keen to spend more time with me in NYC, even suggesting living there while remote working is still a thing. I’m a little hesitant bc we’ve only been dating for 2-3 months and it would feel like moving in tgt. Also not sure if i should be looking for a studio or 1br for more space but at a much higher price tag that i have to pay for. Any thoughts?
When should I tell my boss/team that I’m expecting? I’m fully remote and don’t have to worry about “showing” at work, but want to give my colleagues ample heads up without jumping the gun too soon
Have any US 🐠 gone abroad for their MBA? Looking at LBS / HEC. Pros, cons? Not looking to exit into MBB, FAANG.
Hi folks - Any recommendations for a good immigration lawyer? Looking for some guidance on my wife’s OPT/H4/EAD
Birthday gift ideas for a new mom with a month old newborn? Not in the same city as her and I don’t think she’ll want any experience-type gifts with COVID still ongoing
With the W&K layoffs ... 1. Recruiters are getting psyched. 2. Freelancers are even more unnerved. 3. Axe will fall on people phoning it in at other shops. What are your other predictions ? People leave ad game altogether?
Ever been let go before your billable time entries were in? Was let go today and not all of my time made it in as it was due next week. I’m expecting a heavy payout but I’m wondering if they can withhold since my billables are not in? Seems like their loss at this point.
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