On the bench for the third week, reached out to demand, my coach, RP and my network etc. Decided to catch up on some workout and laundry today. Shall I feel guilty?
First year with only one engagement under my belt and bench time to spare. Should I be worried? My practice just doesn't have work right now.
The bench days were the best days.
Currently on bench for a week and absolutely loving it! Not doing any BD work whatsoever! How do I avoid people from pulling me into engagements or proposal documentations? 😅
I’m on the bench and got a very bad sunburn while beachside yesterday. There is an optional meeting in-office tomorrow that would be valuable for me to go to, but I look fried. Suggestions?
What is Guide House’s bench policy? Considering a move - wanted to check if pipeline is slow how long would they hold on the bench before they let you go?
How far into implementation and execution do you get as a strategist (and what's your specialty). I notice social strategist tend to get way more into the executional portion, even writing copy etc. whereas brand strategy tends to roll off once the briefing process is done. Does brand strategy ever go on shoots or vendor/production meeting and are they responsible for it? Just had an unclear moment where it seemed like I was expected to vet production partners and I didn't realize I should've .
When you're on the bench too long waiting for your next engagement to kick off, anyone else reminded of the opening sequence from "Apocalypse Now!"? Might just be me...
I may have a week of bench time. Any favorite spots to go while on the bench for the week? Florida? Hawaii? Recommendations for accommodations and activities?
On the bench for the first time in a while. So happy I'm not waking up at 4:40 a.m. Good luck to the rest of you flying out tomorrow! I'm going to sit naked in my bed and build a few decks.
I rolled off a project and after 3 weeks they staffed me back. Just the thought of going back gave me a headache and a knot in my stomach :(. Just wanted to vent.
Anyone ever reached out to the CC directly for a low performing team member who was rolled off around promo time? C here, A on project was horrible, and I know our M is too nice to say the truth
Working at 9PM while on the bench.
Infosys reached to me today offering a new role… after some research, not interested. PTO: too low (10 days), 401k 3%, Comp. and bonuses seem low from employee feedbacks. Cannot take a role with higher responsibilities and low comp and PTO lol
Am looking at exit opportunities and researching FAANG. Curious to understand why anyone would join Amazon which has the worst benefit of the FAANG? Can anyone share what’s better at Amazon that I am not aware of? Amazon and Facebook on sites lined up in January! So researching now!;)
Somewhat of a recent hire - how hard is it to transfer into a different practice in consulting? Will I get fired for asking?
Does Salesforce (and its acquisition companies like Tableau and Slack) top up RSUs each year in addition to the original RSU grant at signing?
Hi all! Looking for advice! Im starting at an MBB out of undergrad (interned at D). Met my cohort and coworkers tonight at happy hour. Everyone’s super nice but I can’t help but feel drained. A partner probably noticed that I was nervous and actually pulled me aside to tell me it’s ok etc. I’m obv grateful for the opportunity but just worried i will be seen as too introverted or not confident enough and be a problem in front of clients. My MBTI type is also “not consultant-y”. Any advice? TIA!
How much money is enough? We fish come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have taken a multitude of career paths around the world. I’m curious to hear how high of an annual pretax income (cont’d)
strategy& 🐠: can you provide more detail on the Technology Strategy group? the SA job posting emphasizes developing operating model strategies and process automation. can you elaborate on the type of engagements, what technical skills are necessary to be successful, and what is the salary band for S2 & S3? thanks!
Healthcare fish community - my firm is looking for a SME in the healthcare Provider IT space for a near term contract opportunity. Please DM me if this is of interest. TIA!
Why does the 401k match in consulting suck so much as compared to corporate? What are some ways to make up for it other than just asking for higher base pay?
What are typical entry levels for consulting managers from the big 4 and EM/PL from MBB at Google? L5/L6 ?
Had a phone screen with BCG recruiter today. As a current Big 4 manager with a specific industry and function focus for ~7 years, when asked if I prefer Generalist or Expert track, I said I’m ok with either, because I love selling (Generalist) but I’m also very interested in continuing my existing focus (Expert). She said she can mark me down for both. What are everyone’s thoughts on not necessarily having a firm one-or-the-other answer?
I've already done a status challenge with AA, but does that preclude me from doing a status match as well once I've lost it?
Wearing a hoodie and baseball cap, a middle aged white lady behind me asked me if I was in the right boarding group (United 1). So thoughtful of her.
Let’s start a conversation around parental leave - how is it at your firm? Does your firm do enough to support new parents? What changes can we make in our industry to better support working parents? Share your stories and thoughts!
Has anyone here ever successfully complained about the performance rating and bonus their MD gave them at the end of the year? What's the best way of going about it without killing your career?
Any Deloitters can share a little bit on how the pension works? From what I see 401k is 25% match of 6% of salary. Then pension is 1.5% of base?
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