Do you get requests from clients daily that impede your ability to get the actual project done?
Can you provide advice to succeed/survive on the corporate client side? Moved away from agencies to corporate and it is SOUL SUCKING. Between the lack of flexibility (both personally and day to day), sterile environment, and millions of meetings a day I am going insane. The pay and benefits are dramatically better in this corporate role, but I won’t lie I am missing the freedom of agencies so much right now.
Anyone got placed in FS/FSO even though you asked not to and really hate it? I really don’t like my client and it makes the work 5x not as fun when youre not interested in the client business.
Sr. Copywriters with strong social thinking (not just tweets and post copy, but true social campaigns) please share your books. I know sending your stuff into a black hole can suck, so I promise to look and reply to any book I receive. Open to remote! Great agency and $mart client with a collaborative team and positive culture. You’ll love it here.
I work in a 7-attorney firm with a national presence. Partly because I’m only a few months in, I work a roughly 8-6 day. I’m also new to billing and often find myself working all day and billing just 4 hours. Whenever I bring this up to the partner, he says it’s good we’re not over billing our client. We don’t have minimum billable hours so it doesn’t matter much for the firm’s sake but I think I’m missing out on learning the important skill of billing my time. Has anyone ever experienced this?
For those of you who had covid - what was the experience? How long did you take off? Was your team/client understanding? Were you rolled off your project? How did your firm support you?
Bain & Company anyone heard about the Macro Trends Group? Any insights on client interaction, pay, wlb etc?
God. There is one other black person on the project (which is a miracle in itself), however the partners and directors only seem to have capacity to remember one guys name. My name is now Michael.
Starting a new project and I want to give SPG a shot.. Should I go with automatic SPG gold or do a challenge for Platinum. My project is only 5 weeks so not certain if I can do spg later
Hi-looking for a mid level project manager/producer for social and campaigns in NYC. If you’re interested, shoot me a note with your CV at Phillip.Pessaro@mry.com. No recruiters please.
Agency recruiters: what’s the real feeling on going from client-side to agency side? Does any client-side experience matter?
Going on month 4 of being on a project I was supposed to be rolled off of. Team is dragging their feet on a backfill (I can't leave until one is onboarded). Worried that the projects I was supposed to move onto will be full or too far along by the time they get their act together. Do I just quit? I can't stay stuck on here, but worried if I push it more aggressively then I'll catch hell. Thoughts? PM and PPMD are also both women cont.
What’s the worst reaction you have seen a client have to typos or syntactical errors in work product? Everyone loves to say “typos are all clients see”, “perfection is part of the job” etc. But have you actually experienced really negative client reactions based on typos? Honestly asking. I’m a 5th year and while I’ve definitely seen clients notice typos, the only time I ever saw one mad about it involved a startup founder who was predisposed to complain about everything for discounts
Hello Folks, Can you pls advise on which company to go for. R-Systems : They are providing WFH + clarity on the project and team for which I’ll be working upon. CTS : No clarity as of now, only thing I am aware is that I’m a part of full stack community. HCL : Some clarity on the project but less package than other two. R-Systems and CTS are giving same CTC. YOE ~8 Skill set : . Net full stack + Angular + Azure Thanks
Hi everyone! I am relatively new to consulting space. I worked with Deloitte in a research role, but have joined an MBB firm at a more front end role. I have a slightly unconventional question to ask (might be political too), but since this is an anon platform, I hope to get honest answers. I wish to know does people care about your looks in consulting (specially when you are on a client facing role?) I am an Indian male, and I have acne (not a lot, but considerable). Cont. in comments
Anyone successfully negotiate compensation at firm that officially doesn’t allow for origination credit? Have brought in small clients in the past but this one is a big one and huge for the group and the firm. I’m not exactly doing this out of the goodness of my heart so would appreciate any advice on how to navigate the conversation. For reference, client specifically brought their work to my group so that they could work with me and it’s a personal contact of mine.
I have the option of staying on a tech project that I don't like for 4 months, or roll off early and try to get on an interesting strategy project that starts in a month. Should I take the risk?
I’m transitioning from employee to independent contractor. Anyone have recommendations for easy time keeping management and invoicing? I will only have one client to invoice. TIA!!
Looking for a jr-mid level designer/AD to partner with on a monthly project for a client I may be contracting with. Not a ton of change, but a little extra cash and something to throw on the book.
Technosprout Systems hiring for the following position 1) Key account manager for Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi 2) Privilege Access Security Engineer (CyberArk), certification will be an added advantage 3) Database Security Engineer (Imperva) , certification will be an added advantage 4) Cloud security Engineer Interested candidates can forward your resume at email@example.com
Is it a bad idea to take a two-week vacation 6 months into a new big law job? I’m a mid level associate, and my firm has unlimited vacation. I am on track to hit my hours expectation.
Need some advice, I’m a third year healthcare/corp/M&A associate in Texas from a small firm. Was let go today because of recent hires and not enough billable work. Feel like I should try everything possible to secure another job and still a bit shocked. So if anyone in this bowl has any leads, please let me k ow! TIA!
Hello. I’m scared. I can’t believe so many people are getting Covid every day. It shakes me to my core how many people are dying. And it’s not even winter yet. How do we get out of this hole we put the country in?
Hey Deloitte fish, I’m joining NYC office next week. I live in Jersey and wanted to see if I can move my office to one of the jersey ones for tax purposes. Anyone know if this will be possible? If so how do I do it? I don’t mind going to ny office and I will if I have to but my role is mostly remote and was told I’d rarely have to go in. I don’t wanna have to pay both taxes if I can help it
I’m on my notice period and will be off on leave in less than two weeks. Ive recently got bad flu symptoms and would need to take this week off as sick leave. Would that look bad? Don’t want to leave in bad terms
LOS ANGELES: Award-winning agency hiring full-time CD to lead a piece of higher-education business. Must be comfortable leading both copy and art. Working remotely until further notice. DM me books!
I have CPA and am thinking about getting another certification. CFA may be too difficult for me. Would CFP a better and useful certification to get that will add value to you on resume/job?
Question. I have an older friend who was newly contracted through an off brand firm who lost their contract for the NCS. They are offering him a transfer to the winner of the contract, but for a lesser salary (they said he's too expensive). They said he could also instead transfer to an independent contractor, for a 30-35% increase in salary, but no benefits or paid leave etc. Hourly salary, but much higher wage as a trade off. He's nearing retirement and doesn't care as much about benefits.
What are some low-key/underrated companies with great comp? I know McMaster-Carr and Mars pay crazy(250k+ for 5+ YOE McM and $300k+ for 8+ YOE at Mars) but where else?
Help! My niece wants a baby alive doll for her birthday and apparently I got the wrong one! She wants the one with something to do with a “belly button”!?!? Don’t have more info than that...
Posting on behalf of a friend, I'm a recent graduate with an MS in mechanical engineering from a Tier 2 school and 1 year of experience as a research engineer in the Transportation industry. I am trying to get into the consulting industry and was recently rejected by McKinsey for an Associate position. Considering my background, are there any recommendations on how I can make this career change?
Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?
What should I be expecting for a meeting with the principal, in my third round of interview for a manager role with KPMG?
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