How would you design an intern program for a project with a long onramp and few low-hanging fruit?
That moment when you had all your projects out the door, ready to pack for your vacation and chill, but your client comes back with "urgent" changes. #fml #almostthere
Consulting is like driving with your client in the passenger seat and they keep trying to grab the steering wheel and drive you into oncoming traffic.
Anyone else feeling like every single day of work in consulting with the current home office set up is a real pain & struggling to motivate to even care about the job? Any advice to regain motivation? Balancing long hours and constant time pressure without sitting together with the team and the client seems so much harder
3 jobs available: CD AD and GCD CW in Atlanta and CCO client side in Boston. Email Sallie.email@example.com
It’s well known that the difference in work culture in Europe vs US is quite different. Can you comment on some of the differences when it comes to work/life balance, competitiveness, client dynamics
I have a FAANG interview coming up with a senior VP for a Project Manager role (non tech). I really want this but I’m really nervous. Any insights on typical questions to prep for?
Is it worth billing actual hours to projects? Have a call with project manager and wondering the best approach. Suppose recently, leadership becomes concerned about project budget: they scrutinize deliverables more, and one person scheduled a call with my career coach. Timeline is compressed but P thinks is completely doable. Wondering what to do
So my client is “business casual” but everyone typically wears suits without the tie. How do you guys structure different outfits? I feel like I’m running out of clothes already and need to buy more
Is copy that’s been approved by a client fair game for them to use anywhere? It was only supposed to be for print and now it’s showing up all over their social. Don’t get me wrong.. I’m excited but
If every study shows bad management slows productivity and cost companies good employees, why are all these a**hole clients and the MDs who turn a blind eye protected? My client's awful attitude creates an extremely unproductive environment. We spend more time protecting his ego or getting irrationally screamed at, than we do doing our jobs. I thought our MD might step in, but he just completely downplayed it and even blamed us. Why isn't there more attention on changing this outdated ideology?
My team is underperforming. I’m not looking to play the blame game, but rather constructively improve their work products and client delivery. I’m finding my reviews are turning into reworks. TBC..
GPS people - Can I get per diem for the weekend if I stay at the client location over the weekend instead of flying back to home. I won’t be needing to expense the Hotel or rental car.
Has anyone had an affair with a married client? How did it end / did it impact anything real at work?
If WFH became a permanent option and you didn’t have to go into the office or travel to client sites, would you stay in the city you’re currently in? If not, where would you move to?
**Female mentor needed** I’m working on a side project right now that has to do with women in advertising. I’d obviously like to see this project come to life...
Confession - client always joins meeting with video on. She is not aware of it but it is entertaining af. Been 2 months now, I don’t have the heart to tell her
My husband and I (both 27) max out our Roth IRAs each year, have a complete emergency fund, and I’m able to start maxing my 401K this year (he contributes 10% to his 401K - it isn’t possible for him to max his based on his current pay). We contribute 18% extra towards principal on our mortgage each month. We now have about $20k of additional savings we want to figure out what to do with. What would you recommend to someone who is new to stocks/investments?
What happened to BCG’s expense policy today?
I’m planning to buy the study materials for the SHRM-CP certificate through Amazon. What are the best ones to obtain?
Can someone travel to US with a stamped Canadian Student Visa? My brother is moving to Canada for studying and I'd like for him to have a 1-2 week pitstop in US. US consulate shows temporarily closed for a B1/B2 visa. Appreciate any inputs from fellow desi bowl members.
Question re: salary for corporate boutique in expensive market (CA). 2000+ hours, big financings and M&A. Former big firm partners, nice, but demanding. Billed 2400+. Ok to ask 85-90% of biglaw comp?
Should I take a 15% pay cut and leave Accenture for industry? Or wait it out to find a better paying opportunity? Worried about chargeability and layoffs, hate the process of getting staffed. Wondering if it's worth it though for such a big drop.
Is it common for firms to offer part-time? Difference between associates and partners? How do the hours and pay compare to regular hours and pay (do you actually work less, or does your team need help so you end up working basically full time for less compensation)?
People always say sue the company or owner. Is it that easy to sue someone? Especially around employment when people are getting laid off due to Covid. I think Deloitte or any big consulting firm it’s not easy to sue them, they are well protected
Maybe this is unfashionable... but I'm feeling ok around Trump and his Economic Immigration ideas. For real Consulting anyway - it just means closer scrutiny (which we shouldn't be afraid of) (cont)
Thinking of moving family to the Big Apple. What's a good base salary for an ACD level in NY? I'm sure rent/house payment and schools will kill most of the funds, but need an idea for reference.🖖
How do I leave GPS consulting to commercial industry or commercial consulting? Is MBA necessary or can you just apply and get in? Do commercial recruiters look down on GPS experience?
Please recommend online resources/books to help understand the basics of investment and personal finance for a newbie. Based out of Canada, if applicable. Thank you!
Lots of us are skilled at delivery but most sales books seem to focus on the pitch and closing... What are your best resources for learning to develop and nurture strong, lasting client relationships?
Have a call scheduled with a big 4 recruiter for a role in the finance transformation group. Any suggestions on how I could go about preparing for this call? Also if anyone out there is currently in one of the finance transformation groups and is willing to have a quick call please let me know!
All clients need to explain conference call etiquette when WFH to their employees. So far I’ve heard people washing dishes, talking to their spouse and kids, making lunch, and playing with pets...
Thoughts on getting a MS in Systems Engineering? Is it still relevant/competitive against a MS in Comp Sci/Data Science for Product Management/Startup roles? What exactly can you do with it? Assuming a top program.
Tip for you if you shipped things to hotels from Amazon. Clear those addresses out of your account. I somehow sent a bunch of things to a hotel in Chicago. Sigh.
It's been around 14 weeks since I filed my tax returns along with a new ITIN application for my wife through an in person appointment at the local Chicago office. My profile is still not available on the "Where's my refund" page. Called the ITIN helpline couple weeks back and they said neither application was in the system yet and this could be due to covid processing delays. Anyone else facing lengthy delays for ITIN / tax refunds. Thanks!
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