It’s well known that the difference in work culture in Europe vs US is quite different. Can you comment on some of the differences when it comes to work/life balance, competitiveness, client dynamics
Anyone else feeling like every single day of work in consulting with the current home office set up is a real pain & struggling to motivate to even care about the job? Any advice to regain motivation? Balancing long hours and constant time pressure without sitting together with the team and the client seems so much harder
I have a FAANG interview coming up with a senior VP for a Project Manager role (non tech). I really want this but I’m really nervous. Any insights on typical questions to prep for?
Anyone know anything about Bakery in Austin? I like the sounds of a creative and R&D agency and their client list is impressive. But their site provides little info other than that.
How do you get over a failed effort? I did learn a lot from this project and know I would do better next time. Despite that, I am still depressed and anxious over this.
Are there any good books about account management? Have some good literature on strategy but would love to learn more about the nuances of working in accounts
Walking into client sites in 2021 like
Any good book recommend about Procurement I should read? Started recently, and still confused about all the different letters used. P2P, Source 2 Contract, diff between contract and vendor management.
If every study shows bad management slows productivity and cost companies good employees, why are all these a**hole clients and the MDs who turn a blind eye protected? My client's awful attitude creates an extremely unproductive environment. We spend more time protecting his ego or getting irrationally screamed at, than we do doing our jobs. I thought our MD might step in, but he just completely downplayed it and even blamed us. Why isn't there more attention on changing this outdated ideology?
A client runs an outplacement firm. EY said the PPEDD separation list is imminent and that there will be broad cuts at all levels beginning in July to reflect past, current, and future business conditions. Other B4’s are expected as well.
Suggestions on resources (books, courses, etc) for improving the following? Effective communication Management and mentorship Working well with people with different working styles Negotiation
How would you design an intern program for a project with a long onramp and few low-hanging fruit?
Does Deloitte have a program like PwC’s 75K? Frequent flier managers (75k+ miles per yr) and up can book business class on segments 3hrs or longer.
Anyone else tire of the “plant mom” and “dog dad” me too conversation? It seems to be more frequent. For example, company says, “Parents, please share pictures of working from home with your kids during Covid” for a diversity and inclusion project. Undoubtedly someone responds, “what about my plant babies? 🤣”. I don’t want sympathy but I find it childish. Just give us the courtesy of understanding that plants and pets are not the same. Stop “me too’ing”
Any good books/reads to learn aspects of Account Management / Engagement Management in context of tech consulting?
I don’t think I have enough saved (80-100k) to justify a financial advisor. But I also was never taught/learned about money management and planning. Are there any good resources or books in which I could learn about how to invest in my retirement?
Hard money loan for a buy, rehab rent project: 168k principal, 8% interest, 2.9% loan cost (4.8k) and 4 points (6.7k) The upfront cost seems a bit excessive to me or is this normal today?
Next week FAANG earnings begin with NFLX and following 2 weeks all the big boys go. Are earnings going to be catalyst for next leg up or next leg down? I don’t think better than expected works anymore like it did in the summer. ￼ One thing to note though all the major tech companies but Apple are trading below where they did at Q3 earnings.
Any Contracting Peoplesoft functional FSCM positions available? Looking for something in Dallas. TX. Please let me know. My current project is ready for GOLIVE and I'm looking for one.
Im applying to this startup that has two positions that im really interested in. I already sent my app for one where I think my chances are better. Should I send an email to tell them Im interested in the other position as well, or would this be strange / weird?
Have any Legal recruiters helped place a junior (1-2 yr.) Staff/Diligence Attorney mainly focused on PE transactions/M&A at a V20 firm into a traditional partnership-track junior (1-3 yr) Associate position at a peer firm’s similar practice group? Any suggestions to approaching these lateral opportunities?
I interviewed for an L6 Sr program manager role and was offered an L5 program manager position at amazon. I have 5 YEO and a masters. I saw the L5 role only asks for 2 YEO. TC for the L5 is slightly more than I make now. Would accepting this be a good long term move? Would I be taking a step backwards?
Anyone wonders what happens if you are working in US as non resident alien and got COVID19? Nobody is going to care? 😕
I’m at 760 nights & 9 years as platinum at Marriott…but I was at 750 nights & 9 years last year (pretty sure? Maybe going crazy). Do you have to hit 10 years as plat within a 10yr time span? Or 10 years as plat at any point in your life?
Raise your hands if you value sleep over spending an extra +/- 30 minutes to get ready in the AM. Rock the natural look ladies (and gentlemen)!
If I ask for remote after accepting offer from Accenture, will they agree? If they do, will they reduce package??
How’s Havas Chicago culture for creatives these days? Haven’t heard much since the “Employee Wall of Fame” stuff in 2018.
How are m&a divisions in tech companies? Like Microsoft google etc.? How’s the culture? Anyone has any insights?
I’m in trading operations. I graduated during COVID and it has been my ultimate goal to become a trader. I know it’s insanely difficult to pivot from back office to trading but I would welcome any advice on making that transition.
Negotiating with Accenture for a Sr. Mgr role with CFO and EV team. Trying to jump off from big 4. What's the right expectation for salary??
Best consulting firms in Houston for Healthcare?
Think it’s a bad idea to switch from Big 4 to a small firm right before tax reform is signed?
Are annual physical exams necessary for young people? I am 27M, exercise nearly everyday, eat clean, don't smoke/drink, healthy weight, no medical conditions. My last doctor at the prior check-up was surprised that I was even doing an annual physical exam. Curious on others' experiences with this. TIA!
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