Is it a red flag for an agency to promote people often?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Promotion with no raises, sure

like

got one of those this year. go me!

It could be scars from previous agency, but in my experience promotions happened to try to placate people for being overworked or to keep them from leaving. Some of them even happened the same day as layoffs/firings.

likesmart

The same day thing sound more of a logistical convenience for HR and finance. Ok, here’s the hard reset date, all the paperwork is filed, boom bam bang- staff adjustment, these people gone, these people promoted, move on tomorrow with new structure… But also absolutely are people being placated. If you have to dangle a carrot for a good employee that’s worth it you have to do it. Recruiters are hiding under your desk in the morning and people don’t stay in jobs long term like they used to. Have to dance.

If it means there are people in roles who aren’t ready for those roles, then yes. That’s a big issue. Usually means they’re underpaying people, too.

like

Sounds like quite the contrary.

smart

Could you give an example?

How?

Yes.

When it’s not me... yes.

My agency has really good/high retention- yearly raises and they’re pretty good about promotions. So id say it’s pretty nice. But I guess I can see your hesitation if you’ve been burned by this.

This is my experience as well. Feel like they actually do a pretty good job of moving people at the right pace for their development/career rather than ‘how many years it takes to become a senior’ etc.

Additional Posts

What does inclusion look like from a WFH standpoint? And what should team leaders be considerate of for their teams driven by increased video calls (e.g., lighting needs for dark-skinned people or

like

What's the difference between IB and PE in terms of workplace culture?

like

Anybody at EY-Parthenon willing to refer me for a position? I’m happy to discuss my background further and why I’m a good fit for the role

like

What is Cyber Manager salary in Canada?

Is Prometric’s $30 test drive worth it? It’s my first time sitting for a part of my CPA exam and I’m just nervous....

like

My H1b extension is due for Jan,2019 & I have option to apply in premium. What happens if I apply in premium & get rejection- Will I have to leave country immediately or still have time till Jan?

like

🐠's need Advise. I am tempted to move to another big 4 for better pay. Considering speaking to PPED regarding my compensation before making a decision. As a senior 2 earning 89K. Is that standard?

like

Anyone know what the salary range is for seniors at deloitte in hedge/pe tax for ny?

like

Who’s hiring senior art directors?

like

MBA hire, 3 months in and starting 2nd project. Facing a steep learning curve. How long did it take you to "get it" and feel comfortable in your role?

like

Hi, Travelling Delhi to Chicago and Air India just cancelled the flights hours before departure, what is the best bet or what should I do? Thanks in advance!

like

When you’re negotiating for an industry job, do you negotiate with recruiter or directly with hiring manager? Also, do you negotiate over phone or email?

like

I’m starting at a new firm (midsized, 150+ attorneys). How can I build strong ties to the firm and connect with staff and fellow attorneys? I don’t feel like I did that at my last firm and that is part of what made it so easy to leave.

like

Anyone tried immigration to Australia or Canada? I’m not sure what the process would be for a consultant with no family ties or local job offer.

like

Hey everyone! I’m having a bit of trouble and I wanted to know if I can get some guidance. I have been on the same project for four years now and I’m doing great job. I’ve gone up in the ranks and now I am the clients right hand person. However in talking with my people manager, he wants to discuss where I plan on going in my career. And honestly, I haven’t really thought about it. I have always been raised to just do my job and go home. And honestly I’m fine with that. But when it comes to 1/2

like

Need ethics/moral help from my fellow 🐟 I got laid off from ACN earlier this year. I accepted an offer and started at a boutique consulting firm exactly one month ago today. This morning, I got an email from Deloitte recruiting for the same position I’m in now, which is where I want to develop my career. Part of me wants a break from the big consulting firms, but at the same time, going to a Big 4 would feel more at home to me. Is it worth entertaining the offer, or should I just stay away?

like

What’s a good IT certification with less work experience? All the ones I want to get require 3-5 work experience which I don’t have yet

Anyone at PwC have a MBA from USC? If so are you being paid at par with the other MBA's at the firm?

like

People who hold conversations in hotel hallways in the middle of the night are the absolute worst. I can hear you through the two pillows sandwiching my head 😭

likefunny

Does anyone else feel like they’re consistently having to prove themselves every day? I don’t mean usual “trying to go above and beyond at work” I mean the nagging feeling that you might get fired if you don’t accomplish every email task or chat request that may or may not be directed to you. Constantly anxious at this job.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.