Ladder at Deloitte: Analyst (~2 years) Consultant (2-3 years) Sr. Consultant (3-4 years) Manager (3-4 years, rearly 5) Sr. Manager (3-6 years) Partner/Managing Director What’s the ladder at other consulting firms? Accenture Deloitte EY PwC Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company KPMG McKinsey & Company

likehelpfulsmartuplifting
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

That's a really aggressive timeline to PMD at Deloitte. Haven't seen anyone do it in 3 in the last 8 years, maybe longer (you need 3 straight years of PMD metrics to make it so super hard for someone to do it in 3). 5 is normal in commercial, 6 in GPS. 4 is early. So, 4-8 would be the timeline I'd list.

like

1 year could be a fluke, no? 2 years is closer to a pattern, three is consistent. Partners aren't at will employees, right? So you don't want to promote someone to partner and then find out that they aren't living up.

like

PwC Associate (~3 years) Senior Associate (~3 years) Manager (~2 years) Senior Manager (~2 years) Director (really depends, 4-8 years) Partner/Managing Director For first year associates, there’s technically an automatic promotion termed “Experienced Associate” when going from first to second year associate. I should add these are approx averages based on my experience. Time can really really vary.

likesmart

You can either move up or horizontally each year. Moving up is better.

Recent IconRecent

Making slides (4 years) Fixing slides (6 years) Selling slides (many more years)

likefunnyupliftingsmart

Also works: Getting yelled at for bad slides (4 years) Yelling at people for bad slides + getting yelled at for bad slide review (6 years) Selling slides and yelling at people so you can pay alimony (forever)

likefunnysmart

I don’t get what fundamental skill shift occurs between analyst - sr consultant besides time going by?

likefunnysmart

To the extent there is a timing gap, it’s algebraic. In traditional S&O, it’s up or out. So if, say, you target 30% attrition at a SC level, you will more quickly be able to promote people at the level below, and hire more people on a recurring basis. If attrition (forced or otherwise is lower), then, barring massive unplanned growth, you’ll be able to promote fewer. If your portfolio of services is more complex, that will compound the math.

Mckinsey: BA (2-3 yrs) EM (2-3 yrs) AP (2-3yrs) Partner (5-8 yrs) Sr Partner (xx years) Global Managing Partner (xx years) Canada’s Ambassador to China (xx years)

likefunny

You only get to if you can. There is a rigorous amount of apprenticeship, on the job, and traditional learning that goes into it.

like

Rearly

likefunnysmart

Accenture For Up and Out Tracks Analyst (1 year) Sr. Analyst (1-2 years) Consultant (2-3 years) Manager (2-4 years) Senior Manager (5-6 years) Managing Director Accenture (for non up and out tracks) Analyst Senior Analyst Consultant Associate Manager Manager Senior Manager Managing Director

likesmarthelpfulfunny

Interesting. We do not have L10 in CN(Strategy) as well. Not seen any exceptions to this till date. And the typical progression from A to C is 2years.

It takes 9 years to be a manager? Something is off fam lol

likefunny

Deloitte’s 6-9 years path to Manager out of undergrad is the biggest BS I’ve ever seen. Seems a lot longer than everyone else out there, especially compared against McK’s 3 yr path. No idea how they can continue to market themselves as a top undergrad employer on campus while keeping a straight face.

like

Come on A1 - we all know that the real reason why undergrads pick D over all the other firms is due to that sweet brisket they serve @ the DU Barn

likefunny

That's a long time at Sr. Consultant

likesmarthelpfulfunny

EY (consulting) Staff Consultant (2 yrs) Senior consultant (2-3 yrs) Manager (3-5 yrs) Senior Manager (4-7+yrs) Executive Director/Managing Director (depends if internal track or external) Partner/Principal (infinity and beyond)

likefunny

May I know designation in EY for 5-6 years experience in SAP domain?

Senior manager is more like 5-8 now

like

Bain: Associate (2 yrs) Senior Associate (.5-1 yr) Consultant (2 yrs) Manager (.5-1.5 yrs) Senior Manager (2.5 yrs) Associate Partner (1-? yrs - no up or out) Partner

like

5-6 YOE, no MBA? An experienced hire with that would come in as a C

like

ZS: Associate (2-3yrs) Associate consultant (2-3yrs) Consultant (2.5-3.5yrs) Manager (3-5yrs) Associate Principal (2-3yrs) Principal

like

Manager is 5 as target now and has been for a couple years. 4 is early.

like

Ah, makes more sense, apologies

likehelpful

LEK: Associate (1.5-2 years) Associate consultant (1.5-2 years) Consultant (1.5-3 years) Manager (1.5-3 years) Senior manager (1-2 years) Principal (1-2 years) Partner

like

AC is 6-12 months and SAC is 6-12 months

like

At BCG, if you totally crush it you can go from Associate to Managing Director and Partner (owner) in under a decade.

like

Is it just PL to Pr 6 months early or is there a fast promote from Pt to MDP too?

At least D has the C/SC split, we have roughly the same timeline to M with one less role before it. Makes our progression look awful when recruiting. This is for MC not TC (much quicker). Analyst 2-4 years Associate 3-4 years Manager 3-5 years Director 3-5 years Sr. Director 3-5 years MD

like

At any point you slip on time on that ladder, you tend to be pushed on specialist path with no set timeframes for the next level

like

Is there really a difference between consultant and senior consultant? Shocked to hear it takes 7+years to make Manager at Deloitte when you can make that in <5 years elsewhere

like

We are in seen e incentivized you job hop.

Related Posts

Feeling frustrated with my career progression after being a senior planner for +2.5 years. Trying to change careers but that's not going well and I can't seem to land a manager position in media. :/

like

Hi. Any openings in IT Networking domain with 9 YOE? TIA

Random question about social security: if I switch jobs mid year and had already reached the max contribution to social security in my prior job (but am still getting the same % deducted in my new role), do I notify anyone or will I just receive the delta in the form of a refund during tax season?

like

Hi Tax Bowlers, I'm an experienced associate (2yrs) in a Big 4 Transfer Pricing division. I have reached a point in my career where I am considering taking up a professional certification. Several colleagues recommended taking up either ACCA or CFA, however, I see little connection between these certifications and the work that I am currently doing, and what I plan to do in the future. What would you guys suggest? Would it be detrimental to my career if I did not take up any certifications?

like

Let’s pretend we’re holding companies. I’ll start: No, we can’t hire an extra writer even though you’re clocking 70+ hours a week. BTW, our contract with your client caps billable hours per employee because they know we don’t pay overtime. Here’s a non-billable code you should start using for the rest of the year.

likefunny

Running my first client meeting today with MD in tow and already delivering bad news to the client... how do you prepare and deal with the stress

like

Anyone done the technical whiteboarding interview for the Customer Success Engineer role at Databricks? Wanted to learn more about what it entails, TIA!

like

Honest question here-hw do I work better with Indians who come over frm India(on-site) to client?My patience with them is at an all time low since they jst dnt gt the methodology & hate owning anythng

First week in Big 4 and everyone is asking me to join their reinvest project… how do I say no? Or should I be taking in as much as possible? Just worried about burn out.

like

Applying for a manager role in advisory at Grant Thornton in a HCOL, 10 YOE. What should total comp look like? Additionally, does Grant Thornton offer relocation bonuses? And if so, how much?

like

Any recommendations on online masters!not an mba, and poor undersgrad gpa-2.8.would prefer anything related to computer science, math or stats

like

I’m in final discussions with PwC for an SM2 role in tech consulting. What is a good TC to expect (base, bonus, sign in)

like

If Donald trump works from Trump Tower two days a week, is he remote and WFH? As his client, I am not ok with that since his billable rate is really high.

like

Worst city you've had a project in

like

CAIA or CMT? I do institutional sales for an asset manager. Am graduating in the fall with an MBA from a top 40 school. Would like a designation but dont want to do the CFA.  Between the CAIA and CMT: which one is more applicable to asset management, and better status/recognition? appreciate any insight

like

Anyone take courses/get a degree from Harvard Extension School? Experience? Was it worth it? Are you also able to build a network? Realize it’s not like an MBA, but that doesn’t fit my life now .

funny

What’s everyone’s summer (May-Sept) working hours - assuming you don’t have a 6/30 year end client. The partners expectation is 8-6:30 and logging on from home after that some days. Is that insane?

likefunny

Just when I was hoping for some beach time, project gets extended. #humblebrag

like

Have 4.5 year of experience in SCM and logistics And have done MBA from Amity University Dubai If any one have opportunities please dm me

like

If you apply for a remote position, will they adjust your salary based on where you live?

like

Additional Posts

Tips/questions to prepare for Technical screen interviews for Salesforce Admin role?

like

Hi everyone, i need a referral in flipkart / walmart for Senior Software Engineer kind of role. Can someone help me out?

like

My credit card information was stolen. Le sigh… How’s your Saturday going?

like

Inspired by another thread- has anyone reported something and ended up taking a severance/ signing an NDA? What was your experience?

like

A pretty good exit

Post Photo
likefunnyupliftingsmart

Interviewed for an exec position with a small company and in the convo with the CEO (whom I would be replacing), she said "you're very young and there seems to be an issue with young people and work ethic." How do you respond to this?

likefunny

Would sneezing on a Partner by accident get you fired? Asking for a friend.

likefunny

Does anyone have any insight about the interview process for a corporate counsel position at Amazon? Also wondering if anyone has information about salary. I have 6 years experience in big law and I need to figure out how to answer the question about what I expect compensation wise.

like

What's the likelihood of making $1M+ annually 10 years after M7 MBA? What kind of roles / companies?

likehelpful
like

Does anyone think their office will delay opening because of the delta variant?

like

There is an echo when I speak on calls due to my home office being relatively empty. I added a carpet but hasn’t made as big an impact as I would like. Any tips

like

I’m going on my first travel project. What’s the best way and tips to earn the most reward? Would appreciate any suggestion

like

Which of the following rumors are true? 1) Mike Pence was spotted matching his ass groove to the Oval Office chair. 2) Mike Pence was overheard practicing “yes, this is President Pence”

likefunny

Talent Acquisition teams: Are you all swamped and behind in your ATS processing right now? Asking as several colleagues and friends are actively submitting REFERRED applications for well-matched roles--but not hearing anything from HR. Is the need for talent real or is it overblown in the media? Or are a lot of TA people simply drowning at work or out on vacation right now? Tx for sharing if you are able! I'd like to give people some hope!

like

Was laid off in April and just got an offer for 25% more than i was making but for a role that I am not too excited about. Times are tough and i do need to get income. How bad is it to accept but continue with the rounds of interviews I started for roles I am more excited about?

upliftingsmarthelpful

If we mandate masks for US citizens who are fully vaccinated why don’t we check Covid status of illegals and prevent them from entering? Heck, they shouldn’t be allowed to enter anyway!!

like

Is there anyway to block people on Skype? Appear offline to a few lucky individuals?

like

Connecting in Heathrow for a last second trip - is a rapid test ok? I don’t have time to get PCR results. Fully vaccinated and not leaving the terminal (eg no immigration).

like

Looking for a new office chair at home. Any suggestions? Two key qualities: comfortable and adjustable Price is very flexible. Much rather pay more for a nicer chair than get a deal. Thanks!

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.