My husband and I are looking to buy our first home. We live in HCOL, so the loan is most likely going to be jumbo. In your experience, is it better to go with bigger banks or smaller lenders for jumbo loans? We have enough cash to put 20% down, but would prefer not to do that and go with 15% down instead - do jumbos typically go with 15% down and no PMI? We also have an option to borrow from 401k or to sell 1/3 of our investments to raise cash if PMI is too high. What would you do? Any advice?
Is the main advantage of applying to mba early simply to literally start making more sooner? Is it easier when you’re younger? I’m fortunately not in a rush to apply and I think next year my app will be stronger, my income is not gonna be much higher post mba, I’ll have another promotion, better recs, and less debt to take on. What am I missing?
Thinking about leaving Tax as A2 to join a FLDP program. 25% raise, manager in 3 years after rotation. Looking to get out of tax, the program is ment for experienced hires but is merged with the recent grad program. Anyone made a similar switch? Please give any feedback you can.
The PL on my case makes every feedback feel like a personal attack - not only towards me, but towards everyone else on the team. He is unpredictable and choleric - should I raise this topic in my...
If you started working at a company for like a year as a staff level, for example 2019-present, and this is reflected on LinkedIn, do you guys update any promotions to show it as (the date or year of promotion) -present... or just show it as 2019-present? I’ve seen people do the latter more but is that even right?
Raise % for a second year senior in FDD?
Expectations for a raise from Associate to Senior Associate at KPMG? I got around 14% my first year as an associate; 20% too high to assume?
For data science roles, senior (L6) at AWS or post MBA level (specialist track, so same pay as generalists) at MBB? Comp is 20% higher at AWS just to start. But maybe looks like MBB has better upside - solid path to promotion to manager level with solid comp increase. But worse WLB and it's unclear to me whether MBB data scientist on the resume is up to par with big tech data scientist on the resume. Coming from big 4 so I am considering brand so I can do better with future resume screens.
Should I ask for a raise? My 6-month review is next week and I’m thinking about asking for a raise. I’ve never asked for one before and normally would never think of asking for one until at least 12 months but in the last couple of months my role and responsibilities have enhanced significantly. I don’t have much experience as this is my first job in advertising (comms background) and I don’t want to come off as naive or ignorant! Any advice would be welcomed. Thank you!
How often do you seek career progression with respect to a promotion or a new job? Do you explicitly express your desire for promotion?
Who’s leaving PwC? Raise yoooo haaaandddd 🤚
Was hired into a company at a level that was more junior than my skills (Was out of work due to pandemic for a year). I’ve been at the company 5 months. We’re going through a reorg and my new position will really be leveraging my years of experience more so than other role. Is it appropriate to discuss a raise/adding senior to title? Or should I do the job and then prove myself then talk about raise. I have more experience than the senior members of my team. New leadership than when I was hired
When your partner puts time on your calendar for a one on one next week with zero context…it is promotion season but I’ll surely be overthinking this for the next week! 😬😬
How do you get a promotion soon? Also, how do I fetch for leadership opportunities? Just started out with rank 44
What would you say is the shortest acceptable (wouldn’t raise questions) tenure in tech?
What does each firms performance review process look like? I’ll kick off - we have individual case reviews after each case and each 6 months we have a formal consensus review process where all seniors in the level above you discuss each candidate and their rating / promotion decision if they are up for promotion. We also have these mini consensus reviews at the 3 months mark as well within these 6 months to discuss off cycle promotions. What do you like / dislike about yours?
It really bothers me that I'll never have the confidence men do, and I think this will impact my career. Things like self-promotion to the right people, being highly confident in my abilities (rather than focusing on risks and mitigations), and just naturally walking into every room like I belong. I know these are not only qualities of men and I can develop them too. I'm just frustrated & venting because it feels like I'm trying so hard just to achieve the same goals. Anyone relate? Any wisdom?
How eerie was it to pack up your classroom this year? It was like a memorial with all the students' work everywhere, finished and unfinished, unfulfilled intentions, as quiet as a tomb. #covidpoetry
What is the expectation at your firms about coming into work after making your billable hours requirement? Asking especially for those who do not get a bonus per extra hour billed over the minimum.
Headed back to a client site for the first time since February 2020. What do people even wear anymore?! I feel like a kid playing dress up. Help.
Trying to decide between fin reporting job at company about IPO in 1-2 years or MBA school at SMU. What do u guys think?
Mini poll - Best firm among Tier 2: (also would be lovely to know why) 💜 - GT ❤️ - BDO 💚 - RSM
I only get 12 weeks of mat leave per FMLA, but I want to ask my employee for 16. I don’t even care if it’s paid (it won’t be sadly). Should I ask for that as soon as I tell them I’m pregnant, or think I should wait until I’m actually on leave and then play the “I’m not ready to come back” card?
What can someone do who likes the client aspect of public accounting along with training staff, recruiting, etc. if they don’t want to work busy season hours or lose flexibility?
Lady SAs and Managers, PwC FS comp thread. Gents feel free to comment. I want to check if ladies are achieving parity.
My background check is taking forever and now they are asking me to provide my letter of separation for a job I held 7 years back. This is making me anxious since I am also in the process of H1B transfer - I just want them to tell me if I passed the check or not before I resign. - Anyone have an experience with a spotty background check and how fast/tedious it was. For ref for both my last jobs (in US) it was seamless.
MBB 🐠: what is the business development and internal firm initiatives expectation for associates/consultants or PLs? Is there a percentage you can provide?
I can't wait for the first zombie movie to go extra realistic and have a bunch of entry level hires at Big 4 firms complain that being eaten by a zombie is preferable to closing hair salons.
I am new to RR this year. I am excited about this new journey and created this group to hear advice and tips for classroom setup, organization, and time management. Thanks to all who comment!
Curious if any MBB folks can shed light on current hiring environment. Undergrad campus hire at Deloitte S&O recently laid off in the COVID cost cutting wave after 2 years. Disappointed, but grateful for some freedom to explore here! Primarily looking at industry/corp strat jobs since consulting in general has been hit so hard, but considering applying to Big 3. Have heard from a few MBB friends that new hires with offers aren’t starting till end of year. Any chance of a lateral move right now?
ClearView Healthcare Partners anyone willing to provide a referral? Applying for an entry level consultant position (PhD). Happy to chat about my credentials, resume etc.
Anyone looking for a Copy CD in Atlanta or remote? Available to start work immediately. Appreciate any leads you may have. Thank you!
What the average salary for a marketing manager with 8-10 years experience working at a Heath/wellness startup in SF?
Marriott platinum members, what kind of benefits or upgrade do you get when you arrive at a hotel?
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