Does ZS ask for a reimbursement if an individual leaves ZS with an L1A stamped and did not travel/wish to travel?
Any recommendations for SPG/Marriott New York City? Just one night, looking for a nice place with a view for a trip with the gf. Thanks!
How have you utilized your current or past company's education assistance benefit aside from getting another degree?
My Marriott rewards have expired because of inactivity. Is there anyway to retrieve them back?
I will make executive platinum on AA, with miles from a flight on the day of my birthday. How should I celebrate? #ThisConsultingLife
Anyone have reward redemption suggestions for DCA->LA/San Diego? I have a mountain of Marriott and UR points
I have 150k captial one points and 150k southwest points. Planning for a honeymoon next April and thinking we’ll probably fly delta. Any good hack to collect delta points and what kind of rewards do they offer based on status?
Where can I travel during pwc shutdown without spending crazy money? Flights to Cali and PR are insanely expensive for some reason…
Received ECT AD in ops at BCG. I have two questions:
1. Is it difficult for these roles to get utilization/billability targets?
2. If I work for say 3-5 years, opportunity for good industry exits?
Background - 15 YOE. Currently Director at global firm. I am not looking to become an equity partner and happy to focus on content and interesting work. Main reason to join is opportunity to work and learn from different clients, smart people and good brand. Feedback/guidance/insights welcome!
Any advise on the best credit cards to use after consulting? Not sure if the travel credit cards are still the best value with the reduced travel.
Alvarez & Marsal How does comp work at Alvarez & Marsal? I know bonus is based on utilization / collections, but how does that really work when you're executing against a SOW with a certain amount of hours budgeted. If I'm only budgeted at 70%, how do you increase your utilization to increase your bonus.
INDUSTRY VS CONSULTING COMPARISON THREAD
Joining Industry has been pretty interesting. I’d love to hear about the little nuances you’ve noticed after making the switch.
I’ll go first:
- The concept of a “boss” is very real. This person is largely responsible for your career, knows your salary, and has influence in things like internal transfers
- The idea of working FOR your boss is also new
- No time sheets or utilization
- Decks and presentation skills are way less polished
My friends think it's cool that I "get to" travel all the time, they don't get how disruptive my job really is... #flightattendantproblems
How do solo mothers travel for client work? Im still primarily remote but I don’t imagine I can avoid travel forever. I am not near family and do not have much physical support from my partner. I do have financial resources to hire a nanny but heard overnight care can be problematic.
What’s the play here fam? Should I just dump $25k on my credit card? Or pay cash for flights?
My wife got a job that requires us to relocate to San Diego. We have never lived there and know little about the city. We are planning to rent. We stayed in a hotel in little Italy and really loved the vibe there, but it’s too expensive for us. Are there other neighborhoods with similar vibes - restaurants, bars, lively, good for walking, clean, safe, young, diverse and accessible that are more affordable? Please share recommendations. How much should we reasonably budget to rent a 2bd/2bath?
How important is utilization when it comes to performance reviews and raises during promotion time?
Offered a freelance gig in brand strategy and planning for a pitch after my layoff. I was being underpaid at last gig ($60k, 4 yrs experience) and want to make $80-100K. Should I divide by 52 x 40?
It’s been 3.5 weeks since my last round of interview for an operational risk Goldman Sachs, I’ve tried to reach out to the recruiter to follow up for a status update but been ghosted ever since, should I move on from that role or is it a normal turnaround time for that company?
I just took a job offer at an agency I’m: 1) not excited about 2) for a pay cut 3) and a title cut
That said I’m trying to stay grateful for even getting a job rn. Is it okay to feel like this?
Amazon Certificated Developer Associate (DVA-C01) vs Amazon Certificated Solutions Architect (SAA-C02)
Which one should be considered, provided zero AWS experience and current tech stack is Java, Spring Boot, Microservices ?
Your suggestion with why to choose any one of them would be helpful.
Has anyone worked at Lubrizol? Would love to know how compensation is there compared to other places.
What are some of your favorite buzzwords that you like to use during a conference call or virtual meeting?
For me personally, I work in: theoretically, commensurate, copious, pragmatic, and discern.
Recently started in house legal at a credit fund and a lot of the business terms are lost on me (credit spreads, LTV, weighted avg yields, etc). Any advice on how to brush up, books to read, videos to watch? Id like to understand what our deal team is talking about and feel very out of my element...
Kindly let me know in hand for below offer at Apptad Inc.
Exp : 6 , java, spring boot, microservices and aws.
Anybody from the Motorola solutions project.
Oracle apps tech.. in TCS.
If yes please let me know how the project is .
I may tag the project. Will join in oct
Anybody else getting tired of Marvel shows and movies? It was kinda cool the first 10 years but now it just feels like they’re churning out without regard for the quality
Planning to go to Washington state for Labor Day - thoughts on Leavenworth? And San Juan v/s doing the full Olympic National Park loop?
Why is VC pay so low at the Associate level?
One time a coworker/friend propositioned me for a three-way with them and their spouse.. then I became their boss
Caught up on vikram few days ago, don’t understand the hype. Absolutely loved kaithi and a huge FaFa and VJS fan. Felt like Kamal might have messed with the screenplay going over logesh 🤦🏽♀️
Hi Y'all, sorry to jump in here uninvited as I'm not a part of MBB. I wanted to get your opinion on a firm to get a perspective on if it's a good opportunity or not. Have any of you heard of Stax?
Hi, I recently got an offer at GM as an entry level software developer with a base salary of 65k. Since it is the lowest offer in my bundle and I want to work at GM, I sent emails attempting to negotiate my salary. I first emailed my recruiter about 2 weeks ago and still no response. I emailed the 2nd recruiter and I got one reply but not any answers to my requests. Lastly, I emailed the person who set up the interview 2 days ago. I don’t know if they went back on the offer? Any advice? Thanks
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500 nights is much easier than 10 years Platinum. Wonder how LT Plat will change once programs merge. Any recent info on that?
About a year ago I summited K2 (a life long dream of mine)! Being a professional suck up and LinkedIn cringe poster, I brought a small banner of my firm with me and took a pic with it at the summit to post on LinkedIn to satisfy my aforementioned need to be a cringy suck up. Recently, the marketing dept of my firm asked me to use it in an ad but didn’t offer me anything. How do I go about getting money out of them lol?
🐠 🐟- what are some of your career regrets ?
Why isn't utilization part of your bonus? I get why it doesn't go towards performance...but if I'm charging 100% for the year that means I making the company a lot of money! Hook it up!!
Tips on financial models to use in strategy & operations. New to the role. What are the best approaches on strategy engagements?
Looking to open an investment account, 401k is with Vanguard through work, is opening an account with Vanguard easiest?
I love when the client argues during a status meeting they reviewed more work then reflected but they use descriptive phases like "a whole bunch" or "like at least 10 or 15"....no bitch you didn't.
Anyone have any tips/gadgets to fall asleep better on the road? Once I’m at a hotel for a few weeks I can adjust to the bed/environment but the first few weeks are brutal (fall asleep at 3/4am)
I’ve got to write a new version. 😉
'Twas the Friday before Christmas and all through the bank, not a trader was trading, not even a franc. The cube lights snapped off and they snuck out with care...
Have new analyst on the team with an MBA and project experience. After working with them for 2 months it’s apparent that there are 0 consulting skills (excel, outlook, PowerPoint) and they freeze up even on internal calls. They are young and coachable, and I offered to put time into that. However at a company event they made no effort to get to know the team and chose to stick to their familiar colleagues in their home office. I’d like to ask for a new resource but interested in feedback.
A company I am interviewing for gave me a voluntary disclosure of compensation form for my current position. Should I fill this out for chance of higher pay? Are there possible repercussions?
Cross posting: Is anyone here a volunteer mentor for underprivileged youths? Want to learn more about the opportunities.
After passing 2 interviews (behavioral and case) with company, now have been invited for interview with chief digital officer via Skype... what should I expect? Will this be more to see for a fit?
McKinsey & Company Bain & Company Hello, does anybody know the compensation for BCG Global IT Director? This is an internal role. Any insights are much appreciated. Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company McKinsey & Company
Question: obviously in a standard configuration the middle seat gets the arm rests, but who gets it in a regional 2x2 format? Window? Aisle? Survival of the fittest?
Best office chair for 200 or less? (On a budget)
Two years ago I went on a sabbatical for kicks for 4 months, came back two months before FY end and still got promoted to manager. That's how you do it.
Preach - I'll take my mid level rating and enjoy my work life balance any day
700% utilization lol
PwC 2 you are my inspiration
If everyone were as wise as you OP!
Lmao, well said
I've been able to get away with it, not sure I will be able to continue doing so as an SM.
Fuck it, have an upvote.
I've met many who just coast and are doing just fine - making $150,000+. Work hard but don't burn out. It's just a job.