If all the top consulting firms made anonymous decks or gave anonymous pitches to a client, eg no branding and the client did not know which firm made which deck, do you actually think that the client would prefer MBB? ￼ Is MBB actually coming up with better/more innovative solutions? I feel like I see many repeat or slightly altered ￼solutions on almost all of my cases, are these really things that people at Deloitte/Accenture etc aren’t coming up with?￼
17 years in 850 in production 12 years to go. Never lost a client in a cfp conversation. I make educating myself a priority. Any reason whatsoever I should put myself through the cfp process?
I absolutely hate my project, but keep getting extended. what reasons can I give to leave the project besides outright telling the SM that I hate it. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. TIA
First day of a new project be like:
Just had a client FaceTime me to present because her Skype wasn’t working...that’s a new one.
My company is sub on my project and the prime are, to put it delicately, extremely frustrating. Advice?
My memory is terrible lately. Boss and client noticed during a work dinner, asked how I keep up with my job. I felt very scolded...
Trouble networking virtually; I started recently, 3 months ago. I am not sure how projects/internal moves work but I was wondering if anyone has advice on networking virtually? I am finding it tricky because I don't know anyone apart from my team & I can't view Talent Marketplace because I am on a billable project, not sure how long it will go. I enjoy my work and not looking to move just yet, I wanted to see what else is out there and looking for opportunities to network with more people.
I started working in a agency two months ago, and I have two very big projects running simultaneously. My Creative Director left for paternity leave, and left me with all the work, facing the client, going to shootings, editing. I've been working 15 days straight, no weekends. The agency hasn't given me any back up/someone I can team up with to do the job. Is this normal? I'm used to have a partner, a copywriter or another creative working alongside. Keep in mind that I'm mid-level.
10am local and already spent as much time (3.5 hr) at client as I had sleep. Dying. Need more coffee.
SEA PAs that you admire the most in terms of “quality of projects - you want” and “leadership know what they are doing in project” => So, you like what you do in relatively sustainable way.
Has anyone had a client deny a resource you proposed after the conclusion of their background check?
SMs/MDs/Partners and all of the rest of you senior folk out there. What are your (true) expectations of a manager/project lead and what separates the best from the rest? Asking for a friend obvs.
Anyone have advice on how to regain access to a hacked Instagram account? My client locked themselves out and we’ve tried all the usual methods 🙃
Was extended but haven’t done any work this week so far. Haven’t been briefed on the new project. Still billing this week, right? Think they do weekly here, not sure tho.
Is there any protocol if your client on an active matter (and you feel like you've done good work) posted an open in house position you're qualified for? Interested but I don't want to burn the bridge on either side if counsel's feelings aren't reciprocated.
Rolling off for two weeks. Should I enjoy at the beach or find a new project considering it is December?
Just got staffed on a project in Pittsburgh. Don’t own a good winter coat since I am born and raised in Georgia￼. Any recommendations for coats that are cute but will keep me warm as well? ￼
Guess who makes me feel better after a rough day at school... my dog :) Thank goodness for our fur babies! Raise your hand if you agree!
Is it more likely when I put my 2 weeks in that: A.) My agency will work me to the bone for the next 10 days B.) I will be pulled off projects and hopefully training and replacing my current role Thank you for voting, your representation matters.
Going into MBB as an associate or internal growth strategy manager for large start up (Airbnb, Wework type). What would you take and why?
Do I take this offer for 100% raise? Knowing I may slip in to depression. I’m the happiest I’ve been in the last 2-4 years. My only complaint is my current role is boring but (cont)...
In your experience, do any agencies foster a culture of mentorship? Meaning mentorship is encouraged, celebrated, and incentivized? So many have mentorship programs that go unused, but I’m curious if there are any agencies that bake it into their culture.
What yearly raise and bonus do you expect with 1 or/and 2 rating, consultant level at D ..
On my way to LA for a shoot tomorrow. I am sure I’ll check in with client, have internal powwows etc. I want to charge for this day as I will be working but agency is technically closed...
Best office chair?! I’m WFH until at least Jan 22 and I need to upgrade my desk chair. Suggestions? I know the Herman Miller is awesome but would love to spend less than $1k. Around $400ish
Why are stock options granted to employees classified as an expense? What money is really being spent that is causing the net profit to decreaee? It seems that a company could issue a billion dollars of grants to always have a net loss and never pay taxes but they never spend a dollar.
I have so much stuff to finish for 9/15 and my mind decides it's a good time to go through heavily missing my late mother.
Anyone applying to MBA with a social impact consulting background (Dalberg, Bridgespan, FSG, etc.)? Curious to hear how your story goes, thank you!!
Hi All, Which designation should be offered in EY GDS for 8+ years in SAP? What range of salary can we expect as per current market?
I am currently on maternity leave and returning to work in about 2.5 months. I work in PA and have been thinking about a career move lately. On one hand I want to return to work with something I am familiar with to help with the transition, but the thought of going through another busy season and constant demand at work is just dreadful.. Has anyone successfully landed another job while still on maternity leave, and how was your experience?
What's the minimum salary you'd leave for as an S3? Or is it better to stick it out to manager at this stage?
How many hrs of delay are needed for monetary compensation? This is due to aircraft issues
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