When leading a team through a reasonably large process change (e.g. changing from non existent to… something), is it a better idea to adopt a Big Bang approach (huge change, but all at once) or through smaller iterative changes (over many months)? What are the pros / cons of either approach? And any suggestions for dimensions to keep in mind when deciding?
Thoughts on timing baby number 2? The original plan was two kids less than 4 years apart; I was planning on trying this summer, but decided to delay because COVID. My daughter just turned 3, and I'm back and forth between just giving in and trying now so they're more closely spaced, or waiting until there's a vaccine even though they'll be further apart in age than I'd like. Thoughts? I'm 31 so biologically I'm not in a huge rush but I'm really starting to feel the baby fever.
I’ve been planning to resign next week but my manager has left on premature maternity leave. The level above is on vacation. What is the best way to go about this?
We recently had a child and now looking to do some recurring investment to secure his future (higher education, marriage, medical etc), looking to withdraw 15-17 years down the lane. What type of investments do you suggest which are good from long term perspective for kids ? Or investment for higher education fund!?
Anyone watching Indian Matchmaking? Aparna and her mother have to be the worst, right? She thinks she's a godsend and quite frankly she looks like a potato, is ignorant, doesn't sound nearly as intelligent as she professes to be, and is even more negative than I am! That's gotta say something.
Hope to learn more if you bought an apt in Manhattan, or if you decided against it (renting/moving to upstate/Long Island/Jersey). My husband and I are considering to have a baby soon and are thinking of buying and living in Manhattan for the next 10 years or so (looking at property under $2M). Please share what you considered as you were making the decision - I hate throwing away rent but also don’t want to trap ourselves in significant financial obligations. Thanks!
What is a good suggestion for a weekend mom-baby/toddler date? Reconnecting with old college friends with toddlers/babies. Not sure what to suggest. Brunch? Morning walk?
Let's get a thread going of parental leave policies? What's the parental leave policy at your agency
Favorite video game(s) when you were a child? I’ll go first: Ratchet and clank deadlock and Pokémon (from ruby red to heart gold)
About to take an offer at EY. Want a baby soon and saw the great news about increased parental leave. Question is, can u use vacation time consecutively with it? Right now most on leave take 5 months
My parent's home are in a trust and I am tge trustee. I would like to take a loan to remodel the home - anyone have experience in this? Taking a Heloc or other equity loans for home improvement?
Parents, what are you doing for college funds? I want to start saving for my kid and don't know where to start. Do you recommend a bank over the others for this matter?
Started taking prenatal vitamins , ubiquinol and vitamin D. Been doing this for a month to prep to get pregnant. Breaking out like crazy for 3 weeks now. Are these linked?
Anyone feel like maternity leave affected their raise and bonus? I don't feel like my numbers were adjusted and feel like I am getting the run around
As a immigrant woman from middle class family, all my life, I felt the need to comprise everything, that I always get the third/fourth best choice because of money. My parents shamed me when I get anything good since I was a kid. So even now even I can afford some good things, I never get myself anything good, and I felt bad about it but still very penny pinching.
How long after having your first baby did you get back to having intimacy with your partner. Its been 4 months and we tried few times but it still hurts. Is it nornal?
Would you use an aroma diffuser around your baby? A friend is using in baby’s room, I have one as well but not sure if it’s a good idea
Has anyone figured out anything creative for a baby shower in a pandemic? Is it still okay to send out cute invites for a virtual one??
Do people in analytics groups (Quantum Black, Gamma, Lighthouse, etc) get access and exposure to the parent firm's training for general mgmt consultants?
My wife and I need a break. Had our first baby in March and we are worn out (getting better) but very tired. Wife said to me “I need us time”, and she’s never said that in the 3 years we’ve been married. Suggestions on getaways or things to do?
My first cross team interaction was with contractors. I felt like ZS is similar to any other IT company keeping the culture in mind. After a few days, I have had a chance to talk with ZSers and I must say you guys are one of the best people I have interacted with in my career. So empathetic and helpful. Cheer guys. How can we inculcate the same behaviour in contractors?
Anyone at Deloitte have some insight on the Strategic Communications and Change Management positions for analyst and consultant? What to expect in the final interview? Base salary + bonus? WLB? Asking for a relative! Deloitte
Does anyone know if Crowe pays out accrued PTO if you quit? Do they make you leave the same day if you go to a competitor?
There’s a company that I really want to work for in the future, is it possible to convince them I apply for my green card now and then join them once the EAD card comes in post-GC approval?
I want to say this out loud, WITNESS ME: I am not afraid of the Corona Virus 🦠 Rather spend my time worrying about my client deliverable than some cold 🥶 Unleash the haters
Planning to open another bank account. Currently have Wells Fargo and chase. Any suggestions? Also, how many bank accounts on avg does one have?
We have a lot of inexperienced managers and leaders throughout the company. I wanted to propose bringing on a L&D leader who has experience creating long-term curriculums for managers and executives. For those that have a management training philosophy, who runs it and how often,m?
Interviewed in industry and expecting an offer. If they said the role is currently filled by a EY Senior Manager, can I use that to negotiate a higher salary?
Question on pay: Moved to industry and may have lowballed myself. Currently at 120k (110k + 10k bonus). Is this the norm for ppl 3 yrs out of UG? Already checked Glassdoor but not enough data points
Can you apply for Diversity Lottery while u r on non immigrant visa (F1, H1B, O1)? Would this action cause conflict from dual intent perspective nd jeopardize ur employment based GC in future?
I hate the anxiety and overthinking of everything after a final round interview. Fingers crossed and might have an early start to the weekend so I can clear my mind
See you in January. Time for PTO 🏃♂️
Hi Fishes.. Greetings!! I joined Deloitte USI as a contractor a couple months back. Now that my conversion has started to Deloitte FTE, what position can I expect or ask for? Also what is the salary range for the same. YOE: 11+ yrs Tech Stack: Data Anaytics, DW, ETL, Azure
What is a typical offer for an external hire at Consultant Level? No MBA, HCOL (NYC) and 3 YOE
Realize someone recently asked this in the main bowl, but... Why don’t we have anything in place to track actual hours worked vs. the 40 billed to the client? Could provide many insights
Hi folks - Any recommendations for a good immigration lawyer? Looking for some guidance on my wife’s OPT/H4/EAD
As a new consultant... How attainable is the utilization goal in general? I know there are several factors but high level: do most people hit it?
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