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Question for everyone, especially those relatively new into their career - What is your overall goal? Where do you want to see your career go and how do you see consulting getting you there?

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I did not need an existential crisis at midnight.

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I’m in consulting because I don’t know what to do with my life so I picked the job with a little bit of everything

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Overall goal is to be Secretary General of UN. I figure I won’t get to that until about 50 at the earliest and I’m 24 now. So I started in consulting to build my people skills and dealing with different environment rapidly. I’ll pick up some technical and negotiating skills here, go to law school, do some general counsel work and then hopefully be rounded enough to start UN.

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Pay off MBA loans, find a 9 to 6 that pays 150 to 200: spend time with wife and kids

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I sure hope I have the tenacity to stick around to be a lifer. The whole growth curve overall and between certain levels is very intriguing to me. Too early to tell how the transition to BD/selling will go down, but that option is exciting.

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Following, I’m 33 and still trying to figure out what I want to do

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Same as A1, hoping to be a lifer. I’m a seller, just hoping to do well enough learning in early stages to get me there to bring in the real $. Love my work currently which is why I don’t leave for sales but can’t wait to do both, be a leader and seller

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Currently 31, just about to hit the 10 year mark for my consulting career. I agree with the above, I hope and pray I continue to have the same motivation and passion for this job throughout my whole career. I’m striving to hit the PPMD level. The only major variable left unknown is seeing how well I do with pursuit work/sales. The leadership, technology design and client skills are all strong. Just going to continue to learn from those around me and work my ass off to make it to the top.

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9 to 6 that pays 150. What is that? Is it real? Id take 130 with 15% travel and 9 to 6. So far ive only seen senior PM getting me there. Is there another way?

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D2 - transition to a big tech company, you’ll get that and more!

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9 to 6 150k is absolutely real. Isn’t that pretty standard for any corporate VP/upper level sales role? Also isn’t that why people bust it in consulting to land those positions? -obviously hours will vary in crunch times but looking at it overall.

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KPMG 1 - Also 33, 1 year in Consulting, definitely don’t know yet. Guys like D1 who have 10 years on me and are 2 years younger than me make me wonder if I should stay in Consulting or not 😟

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I guess I have lofty goals lol

D3 - Yeah, its not that far fetched

That's the goal!

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I’m torn between 2 offers. One as a Managing Consultant at a boutique talent consulting firm and one as a Talent/OD Lead in industry. My long term goal is to become a Director/VP one day. People are telling to go for the industry role then but I kind of still want to be in consulting for a few more years. Will it be harder for me to make the switch later to a more senior role in HR from consulting than to climb the ranks at one company?

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Thoughts on OpenSpace?

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Ding-dong the SPAC is dead!

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Car lease policy - anyone aware on this ? Got a lot of questions. Will it reduce your income tax to a greater extent ? Currently I pay 50k TDS per month. As per the car lease calculator in our portal it shows my eligibility for car lease and monthly payment of 25k for the lease. If I take this up will my tax reduce to 50k minus 25k ? Kindly suggest

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Anyone want to watch the eagles Seahawks game in midtown? New to the city and would love to watch it with some people!

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This is such awful news. As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse... Rest In Peace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Any thoughts on Veeva Systems in life science consulting? Interested in their commercial strategy team.

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What are your three mail life goals?

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Hi Fishes
I got an offer from Cognizant Business Consulting as Senior Consultant for their Banking domain. Salary provided is approx 23.5 LPA and. 1.5 LPA as bonus. Should i join it? How is the work culture in India?How is the onsite opportunity?

How can I pivot into product management? I have less than a year of experience working in a rotational program where I was essentially a Scrum Master under a different title. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.

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Does your firm have a plane?

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Can you reapply to schools? Does anyone know how they view it. Didn’t get into m7 w a 700gmat and top 15 ug. Will try and bump the gmat score up but my story is my story. Advice?

Anybody here lived/lives in an English Basement? Looking for a new place and a lot of the good deals seem to be English Basements

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What is the org structure of Salesforce's pro Serv team? How are the teams comprised? How are the projects assigned? What people leadership opportunities are available? Are leaders billable at all?

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How do u control the thoughts of other person in ur life after marriage? I mean the memories , the way they made u feel, all that hush n blush ..

Worst case, if they return after u r married ...

No other intentions to proceed though ..

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Really low day today. Really hating the low key sexism and bro-culture that surrounds me

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Teachers who also coach, what do you coach and how long have you been doing it? I’ve been both teaching and coaching for what will be 4 years as of this year. Coached varsity soccer in my district for 3 years and will be coaching varsity soccer at a different school with a much more competitive program this year

Does anyone ever feel like they need a hug after a long day of working?

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Why do an MBA coming from MBB? You get promoted anyway, and you’re coming back to the same company. Seems like a clearly suboptimal career choice? Am I missing something

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Retake 710 GMAT?

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I am becoming a terrible person after a few years in consulting. I’m starting to treat everyone like an asset (e.g. this person is not worth my time to keep in touch as they will not benefit my career in the future), and I am also thinking of ROI on my time with various colleague/clients. This is direct a result of my limited time and bad wlb - should I try and pivot my thought process, if so, how can I start charging this toxic way of thinking?

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Who’s feeling lonely despite the holiday cheer and being surrounded by family/friends?

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Do spouses have strict independence at MBB, thinking of marrying one but heard for the most part y'all can't hold most individual stocks.

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Thoughts on Big 4 to Wayfair?

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Employers need to understand that a 15 minute nap would make me exponentially more productive.

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Will MBB retain its clout? With a halt on travel, 14hr days at home, no real foreseeable need for client site, is it really worth it? A big shift in generational values (mental health, ethics, environment, etc.) also makes me wonder how big of an impact the Purdue/ICE stories will have on new joiners. Curious to know your thoughts!

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Travel recommendations for Croatia?

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ex-FTI Consulting ppl.. was there a cap on number of hours for PTO payout when you left the firm?

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Homeowner🐟

What 30 year interest rates have you all been seeing lately?

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Who here uses adrenal or other type of medication to help with work?

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Any IBM folks no the percentage pay increase from Consultant to Senior?

Can we work for Paro doing freelance consulting on the side while working for a consulting firm full time?

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Anyone know what the EY Marriott code is and if it’s a different discount than the Deloitte code?

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What do fellow 🐠 use for flight tracking? I used to use FlightTrack Pro but it died a year or two ago. No other options are as simple and fully featured. Suggestions? Have tried App in the Air

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MBB aside, what's the best IT consulting firm?

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f*ck I’m ugly on Zoom

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When you look back at your time sheet and see a 40 hour week and wonder "what was that week" to open it and realize that was the week you took PTO for the flu. 65 hour weeks 😭

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Stopping over in London and Dublin in March. Which hotels would ya recommend? Can use Marriott/ SPG/ Hilton points, also have a Marriott Cat 7 cert 👨‍💻

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