External data thread 💽🌐 Do you use data other than the immediate client's for your engagements, or data other than the firm's own for internal work? Free, scraped, paid for, obtained through other agreements? What's your experience getting data use approved?
Any advice for when a client contact just straight up hates you and calls you out in front of the entire team? Trying to adapt to their working style but it doesn’t seem to help things
Received an offer from McKinsey & Company and am super stoked to join, but I’m getting quite criticized in my personal life for the decision mostly because of the public image of the firm. I get where they’re coming from, but figured most of the consulting industry was like this, not just McKinsey, and strategy work is what really interests me. Any tips on how to deal with it?
Has anybody hopped over from an MBB/T2/B4 type of firm to a boutique? Thoughts /perspectives? Would appreciate either a push off the ledge or a pull away from it. Generally fed up with the long hours, lack of project variety, and the firm’s small practice and lack of focus in my interest area and wondering if things would improve at a boutique that specializes in what I want to do.
on PTO today. ate a gummy after lunch. remembered right after it kicked in that i had a client presentation in 15 minutes. with the cmo 🙃
Traveling next week for a client after a long time. Booked a Delta Main Cabin ticket through concur. Now I am trying to upgrade to 1st using my points but the delta app shows all premium seats as unavailable. Usually it did let me change it in the past but not this time. Have Delta policies changed for ticket upgrades from Main Cabin to Comfort+ or 1st? I recall all DL Main tix were eligible for upgrade as a additional purchase option.
PPD on my project acknowledging the PDM people on this TSA project are staff augmentation ppl who will be laid off when project is over. Said having them allows us to (contd)
Can we use work phones abroad? I am taking a vacation but need to take a client call around the same time I land at destination. Can I just dial in to the call business as usual assuming It’s 1 hr?
I'm working on an account that consists of 3 other agencies, each one has it's own project manager. One of the lead PMs developed the timelines for 2019 campaigns and all the rest of us are to (contd)
I thought I was ok with no raise and bonus due to Covid-19 but after two months of around the clock work, internal and client facing, I want my checks.
Account/Client Services peeps—what do you love the most about your job? What do you dislike? Just curious.
Every SM or partner when they say this project would be the best career building opportunity ever!
Anybody ever been so sick (e.g., food poisoning/stomach flew) you couldn't make your flight to you client?
Starting to get more involved in the project sales process - any recommendations for books or resources to develop skills in this area?
If have you been in a project doing/competing for the same work with other consulting company... How was your experience?
A client, a restaurant chain, wants to do an internal campaign where corporate employees thank and show appreciating for store employees. Good/touching idea or condescending?
On a project in NY. My SO wants to visit. Is it okay if I let her stay at my hotel room? I'll be busy during the day at client site and she can tour the city and we can get dinner at night?
I work for a sole practitioner on a contract (hourly) basis. He is filing a lawsuit to recoup unpaid legal fees from prior clients; which includes fees he paid me for my work but the client failed to pay him. We have a few other cases, but things are pretty slow at the moment. He has been asking me to do a lot of work for free to help him with the litigation to recoup legal fees. I feel as though my time is much more valuable and I should not be spending all this time doing free work. Advice?
Why do digital advertising strategy roles ask for writing samples? I’ve come across this requirement a couple of times now and everything I’d write as a strategist is client-specific and confidential🤷
Zoom vs Google meet vs Microsoft Teams?
What’s the correlation between compensation & happiness? I have never been a very happy person (depressed from time to time) and my comp is only 150k. What compensation do I need to reach so that I can become immediately happy? 200k, 300k, 500k?
I have a work experience of 3 years 1st year as software engineer in Capgemini Then did mba Then 2 years at wipro as Functional consultant Now i am plaaning to switch I also have frm level 1 certification How much hike can i ask in my new company?
Looking at a job posting and it requires 1550 billable hours for a litigation paralegal position. Can anyone give me a rough estimate as to how many work hours that will likely translate to per week? (My current job does not use billable hours)
Back in the day, I did my own PR, sales & marketing for whatever business idea I was running with at the time. What’s a good remote sales opportunity I can do anywhere in the world that won’t be painful or too high touch? Where I can use my social & business skills (markets, law, cloud, publishing, media, logistics, algos, social media, books, ebooks, design, podcasting, marketing, press release writing, voiceover, journalism) to earn a few extra shillings?
For non-faang companies like Wayfair, Walmart and workday, after initial hr and recruiter screen, how long did it take before communication on whether they are moving forward or not ? Been 2 days so not sure if I should follow up
Hey everyone! I have passed L1 and L2 interviews in Birlasoft, have HR interview tomorrow. Profile - python AWS developer Work exp - 2.5 years, Wipro Limited How much hike should I expect/ask for?
Been A1 for 6 months now and got an offer from a no name IB boutique bank. Pays around 70% higher. Should I take it and forego the big 4 brand name? I’m worried I wont be able to lateral out of the no name firm.
Hi Fishes, Capgemini has openings for multiple skills for experienced candidates If interested please let me know.
Thoughts on remote employees? What trends are you guys seeing? Are there specific agencies or companies that are moving to this structure, or at least open to the idea?
Are we still seeing h1b transfer rejects with big4, FANG or other large consulting firms? Considering a switch.
Currently at a boutique cybersecurity firm where the strategy has shifted to MSSP focus. Most projects have been strategy engagements leading to transformations. Industry vs Big 4 vs MBB?
Which bank or credit union offers the best high yield savings account? Heard some are as high as 3%
Any insight on interview process for Human Capital? I have my first round scheduled with a DC manager. TIA
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