I’m working on a project and the account leads are, in every sense of the word, useless, and yet have an incredible ‘holier than thou’ attitude towards telling everyone else what they should be doing.
My firm is virtual - all work done remotely in home office unless on client site. Haven’t traveled since mid October. It’s driving me nuts. What do you recommend doing?
My manager keeps on comparing me with other senior colleague. Like see he is rockstar of the project. Connect with him and work with him. Not sure how to take this on? Sometimes I feel as ..cont
How do you guys focus on workpapers with all the gossip and just small chatter that goes on around us? I find it to be extremely distracting. I want to use headphones, but that looks bad to the client
What was your favorite project and why? Team? Type of work? Location? *Don’t name clients obvi.
I was in a meeting with my boss and account team discussing an overage on a project. We were looking at everyone’s hours, and our UX lead (a woman) had doubled her effort. The work was necessary...
I've been taking the silver line shuttle to Boston south station instead of an uber to save the client money, but I almost just got trampled and a suitcase fell on me. Never again 😰🙅🏻
The recruitment that is being done for project specific roles, what happens once the project is done? How's the bench system in mindtree? Do they throw people out in that case??
How do you conduct your research? As a strategist, do you ever go in the field yourself? Is it just reading the research the client has done already?
Should've noticed the lack of stains on the front. I've manage to run out for errand both Sat and Sun w my tshirt inside out. Jeesh. This project's gotta end soon. My weekend brain is dissolving.
Officially working remote instead of client site. Top three things that came to mind: 1) more doggo cuddles at home 2) comfy clothes 3) shit, I’m gonna have to buy groceries 😂
What web meeting platform are you using for client meetings? I’m currently using GoTo, but considering switching over to Zoom. (Got rid of Fuze years ago, it was crap)
So I left B4 risk assurance because I found the work a drag and moved to a boutique place where I was hoping to get a better experience or shape my career the way I want. However, this place isn’t what I was expecting and the project I’m on requires deadly hours and is staff aug. I’m looking to do this for a year and go back to b4 (as I like being in a bubble) but a different service line. How possible is this?
Anybody in Cincy? Will be staffed on a long term project there... Looking for some recommendations or at least someone to drink with
What can you actually do to salvage a project going down in flames? I’m a new manager, completely do not have the support I need, and it seems as though every single team/person our team relies on to get things done on time has dropped the ball. All the issues are now coming to us. I don’t have the experience to navigate this all alone, and I am not getting the necessary support as all of my managers are swamped with other (to them, more important) issues at the same client.
1st yr associate w/ much more responsibility than the other associates on my project which is mostly good. But I've always been an anxious person and I can't seem to stop thinking about work (cont'd)
What do you say when an outspoken client (read: a-hole) blasts in a meeting- “are u going to charge the big bucks while on vacation end of Dec” Urrgghh
Help! Have an interview in my client city in the late afternoon today. What excuse can I use to leave early and take my stuff from the team room? Need to leave by 4
My manager told me right before our client presentation to “sound happy” when I present... Apparently he thinks I sound too serious... Not sure how to feel about it.
What’s the difference in severity between messing up enough to get rolled off a project and enough to be put on a performance improvement plan?
I have a controversial observation: Facebook seems to be using recruitment process managers to get diversity hires. I've looked at all the RPM hires over the past few years and every one of them seems to be a woman, most commonly a woman of color. I'm all for diversity, but this feels out of balance. Am I wrong?
Has anyone successfully taken unpaid leave after short term disability? I think my doctor’s willingness to continue filling out my paperwork for STD is reaching an end but I’m having panic attacks even thinking about returning to work so I’d like to take more time off. I’m willing to take unpaid leave but not sure if broaching this with HR will just cause my company to fire me
Hello all! Can a New York registered attorney file a diversity jurisdiction lawsuit in MA federal court while residing outside the US, and not running an office in NY? Any thoughts? Thanks.
How did I just spend $70 at the bar at ORD?
Does anyone know what the SA3 salary range is for advisory cohorts? I’m in risk assurance, but getting moved to advisory... our practice had a good year so I’m also hoping for a decent bump.
Invited to interview for Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google Play. Any interview prep suggestions - Qs, resources, docs? Anyone within this segment open to connecting for a few? Thanks!
This is not consulting directly, but curious if your state is checking if you qualify for the vaccine when you show up for an appt? I’m hearing just about anyone can show up and get it because my state just asks for ID and Med Insurance card - that’s it.
I’ve been in a grad job for 1.5 years. Looking to get into MBB at the 2 year mark. What level roles should I be applying for? Also, will I have to do the PST?
Am I wrong in thinking it’s inappropriate to talk negatively about members of a specific gender or race at work? I’ve been hearing more of it recently.
At family reunion and playing Monopoly Deal (first to $1M wins) with younger cousins. Crushed them. Teaching life lessons. 👌
How have you retained the will to keep going on your current trajectory? I’m currently on track for promotion and doing well, but I’m struggling to muster the energy needed to keep it up. Just bored
Hi everyone. Wondering how much should I be making if I’m looking into an Audience Analyst or Audience Strategist position in NYC? Associate level. TIA
Tax Staff at midsized looking for exit opps into a business/finance role. I have my CPA and MS Tax. Would I be better off trying to get a job at B4 audit then industry or are there better options?
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Anyone have thoughts on Hudson Advisors/Lone Star Funds if you’re in the dfw area? Know anything about working there? Don’t know much about them, if anything at all
Of McKinsey Chicago, BCG Chicago, and Bain Chicago, which has the best WLB? Particularly for the entry level role?
I have a case study for a direct lending role coming up. Does anyone have any insight on what direct lending cases are like?
How do you respond to pushy HR people/ recruiters who ask your salary req in the first 5 mins?
Made it on TPG's IG story from the event at the Delta museum last night. It's the little wins.
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