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Is anyone here an EA at Citi IBD? Can you share your experience working there?

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I hear a lot of bad things recently about Strategy& Middle East, in complete paradox with Booz & Co historical presence in the region (they used to talk about MBBB in the past): - Very bad Inchallah culture, completely dominated by Lebanese coming from AUB. - Greatly overstaffed (trend began weeks before covid) with tons of people on the beach. - Unhealthy competition between partners (they have more than 50 in the region). - Outsourcing their technical work to cheaper PwC. Any info?

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Why do clients think that we’re robots? I totally understand that this job is all about going above and beyond, but JESUS… I refuse to work to the detriment of my health and well-being.

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Saw a post about this the other day but is it ok to disclose past client names when interviewing? Interviews are not for other consulting firms

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what's the etiquette while doing lunch interviews? should we let the interviewer take the check? would it be impolite to not offer to pay?

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What’s that salary website that members post here on occasion for more accurate salary data from companies like FAANG Mbb big 4 and IB? Not glassdoor, not paysa, payscale, it’s not as well known

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Advice on small holiday gifts for your boss and peers—? What’s appropriate?

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SO is a mama’s boy and it’s starting to turn me off

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how salary will be adjusted if move from one city to another? for example, chicago to Houston. how long the process usually takes ?

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I heard that they are laying off every employee the day before their 401k plans vest for the calendar year. Pay cuts expected for those that are spared the layoff

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Stayed at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC this weekend, and while on Wiki reading about the history, was disappointed to learn it was sold to a Chinese insurance company. How is this even possible? Cont...

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Soooooo tired of Zoom.

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Best beginner credit card? Thinking chase freedom for now.

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Any IB firms work w smaller $4M-$6M transactions? Looking for marketing/valuation and internal contacts to transact a sale for a small engineering firm where owner is the true value w the relationships. Cost breakdown from marketing to closing the deal? Include marketing cost, closing cost, enterprise value % cost, etc. Thanks.

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Does anyone have a aPHR? Is it worth it? If you do have one, dos you pay for any of the prep classes and how long did it take you to study for it? Do you have any suggestions/recommendations for good certifications/ free to low cost classes for a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion worker?

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Anyone been in a situation where you know you’re getting laid off and you resign first? Is there any chance the firm does not accept your resignation and decides to lay you off instead? I’m debating how late to push my resignation to maximize my income, but don’t want to be laid off first bc the company that hired me could see that in my background check. Any and all advice/former experiences welcome.

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Been in consulting for 7 years and have never encountered a client that needs as much handholding and accommodating as the one I’m at now. Just needed to vent 😤

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I’ve been a lifelong Democrat registered in NY. Seeing De Blasio’s antics and the abominable intolerance shown by the left is making me tilt the other way. Condoning riots and looting is horrible. I may have to reconsider my political affiliation by November and take the red pill.

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Embarrassing stories of yourself early in your career? On my first project fresh out of UG, I walked into 3 client directors office and introduced myself, telling them I was excited to add value 🤢🤢

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Got a new job! Moving to Charlotte, NC. Have absolutely no clue about CLT. 32/single male (if that helps :) What neighborhoods are the best? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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This might be different by firm. Partners, is this a good or bad year to make partner? Comp will likely be lower for P’s next year than, say, two years ago. But will buy-in be lower as well? Is this a good “buy low” year for making partner?

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