Didn’t take advantage of SPG status promo last year and was on a local project for 8 months. Traveling again now. What’s the best way to up my Marriott status quickly now that I’m traveling again?
Freelance virgin here. What are some daily and hourly rates? I know it depends on the type of client and agency. I just need some hypothetical numbers. Thanks!
Do you personally care how other people look like on camera? Obviously not talking big client meetings, but just day to day. I’m starting a new job soon, and thinking how much effort I should put into my face and tops lol At my current agency I got pretty comfortable with hoodies and just concealer to cover my dark circles.
Theoretically, are there any restrictions for switching jobs to a client I've done work with in the past? I am not in a directorship role, nor in audit/legal.
1. Does NatWest (RBS) have offices/location in Canada for IT?
2. Can a vendor employee of NatWest (client) join NatWest directly?
I'm a consultant at a boutique firm that focuses on non-dilutive funding and project management for small businesses. I don't see myself doing this for long, as it's basically very heavily focused on grant preparation. My salary is also fairly low (~80k base in Raleigh). I have a PhD and postdoc experience, and wanting to move out. How can I best represent my experience to other employers? I'm afraid that I'll only be looked at as a grant writer and nothing more. I've been here for <6 mos.
What is the expectation for client roster or managed revenue for a hire to SM, MD, etc at your firm? And how long do you have to make partner/principal?
When you're on the bench, do your own busy work. Was asked to fill out an incredibly detailed survey around my current project, due by EOD tomorrow, how to say no I'm too busy w/o saying that?
Partner wants to staff me on a West coast project (I’m East coast). I’ve already traveled out west for 8 months this year and don’t want to go thru that commute again...how do I delicately say no?
Has anyone here ever freelanced before (non-agency)? I was considering taking on a side project and am curious to hear about others experiences.
Anyone ever been on a project with <20 hours of actual work per week where SM/PPD think you’re doing a great job while you feel absolutely useless?
Is it better to be aware of people’s diversity traits (gender, orientation, upbringing etc) - and make decisions around those - or be oblivious to that entirely?
Had male peer give me the “shush/wait a second motion”, kinda like the 🤚 no eye contact, when I started speaking in a client meeting as he wanted to hear what the client had to say instead. Thoughts?
How did you know consulting is or is not for you? Started a few months ago as junior staff and struggling to see myself stick around past one or two years. Feels like I spend all day just waiting for the client to have time to address the drafts my team is putting together and most of our recommendations are vetoed in favor of what they want. Is this normal? It feels like I might feel more fulfilled on the client side because I’ll have more ownership of the work?
How do you make your opinion valued by direct team leads? Feeling frustrated that I have shared my views on quite a few things that were opposed by SC, M and SMs, but later when a P or client bring ..
Have you seen McKinsey’s 10 Actions Towards Racial Equity? https://www.mckinsey.com/about-us/diversity/overview/10-actions More importantly, what outcomes have you seen towards the 10 actions in your daily McKinsey life?
What/ who is that in the bowl logo? Is that our official logo? Is he praying or about to kick someone's butt? If I grow a beard like that...client acceptable?
In my experience the answer for this is different at every firm: How do you choose whether to staff an app development / implementation project locally near the client vs one of the other offices out of country?
New year's resolution is to wake up everyday at 5:30am to workout. Worried about having enough energy and staying committed when working 60-70 hours a week. Any tips?
Luxury cars: lease or buy?
No one is talking about the vaccines anymore since the health & safety data came out…. Told ya so
Who stayed or woke up to watch some tennis tonight? Who ya got? First time ever for me waking up to watch tennis since it might be last time we see Fed in a GS final and it's a classic rematch
Are there fitness studios here with a variety of classes? Just moved—used to go to a cycle studio that also had yoga and barre. I’d try ClassPass but i like more of a routine
Got an email from McKinsey HR to connect and talk about my application. A bit nervous. What questions does HR typically ask during this round of interview and any suggestion on how to prepare for it? Thank you!
Any good data dictionary and ERD documentation tools, I looked at DBDocs and seems good enough to codify your ER diagrams, but the dictionary mapping for the fields seems a little difficult for non technical users to edit and use
Gave 2 weeks notice without realizing my contract requires 3...any possible repercussions? Or advice?
What is salary range for new SM ?
For someone who has the option between MBB or investment banking after a top MBA program, which would make them more money after10 yrs? I know PE and hedge funds would probably net the most money but
Hot take: just because you say “obviously” or “right?” while trying to convince someone of your opinion doesn’t make it obvious or correct.
Anyone ever do Miami for New Years? Thinking about doing that since it’s last minute. Any recommendations or connects?
Dodge is the new Pepsi.
When it's been a long week, you've spent more time than not at the client site, and you accidentally plug in the client address to your gps for "home"
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