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Tip o’ the hat to all the SVPs and EVPs who reply all “congrats team, well deserved...” to the email from the client thanking the team for sending out that banner ad expeditiously.

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Anyone here manage social media accounts for a federal agency? What’s your best client social media story, good or bad!

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Question: The company that you are working for offers cloud managed services and has been approached by a potential client. What are some areas (or red flags) you would consider before responding to their RFP? ( I started putting together a response but would love to get your insights) Answer: 1) Understanding of current annual spending vs spending if they adopted our cloud services 2) Clients expected growth rate 3) Regulatory requirements depending on industry (medical, fed etc)

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When the client is going to another agency in 2018, but has [last minute] additional scopes of work to finish 2017.

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Busy season sucks but sometimes you're in NYC on a client and get to see the Book of Mormon on Broadway. Job doesn't suck all the time.

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USA 🐠: Does your company provide mental wellness therapy consultations through insurance? How much do you have to pay out of pocket for an hour’s session? What are some of the challenges you face in setting up consults, finding the right therapist, and seeing improvements? How could the experience be improved? PS. This is for a project with a client in this space. Would really appreciate your help :)

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EY 🐠: if it would be cheaper to buy a gym membership in your project city than to expense day passes 2-3x a week, is that acceptable? Will GT&E approve?

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How do you handle a self-centered/know-it-all/arrogant client who doesn't want to take any advice or recommendations?

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If you were recently laid off or looking for a new position: we are hiring for two management consultant professionals with at least 5 years client facing experience. Please DM me if interested—thanks!

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What is the general consensus on men wearing turtle necks under sport coats. Is it too casual for client meetings? Does the color play a factor?

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3 months into a 6 month internal project. I proactively scheduled a feedback session with the “big boss”/key stakeholder tomorrow (I have weekly check-ins with my day to day lead weekly), and I am terrified. They are highly critical and can come off as abrasive, and any ad-hoc feedback I receive makes me feel like I’m never good enough. I’m expecting to have darts thrown at me and want to curl up in a ball and cry after... any advice? Just didn’t want to be blindsided at the end of the project.

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Took PTO for a week before start of a new project and SM calls me to not take and support a pursuit. Where do you draw the line to maintain so called N/W? Projects, its hard. No project this happens.

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Maybe a dumb question but if someone vests in a pension are they still able to rollover a lump sum into an IRA? Or is it too late? Have a client who keeps blowing me off to get documentation...CONT

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Asked analyst if she heard from our FLL client on something mundane. Analyst promptly sends email: "I know you may be evacuating right now, but can you give an update on this?" No, not THAT proactive!

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If your project was a soap opera what would the title be or the main plot line .... my submission: The bold and the Useless, when the client says their people can help implement

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Currently on a project where there are very low demands of me, maybe one easy deliverable every 6 weeks. I was brought on as an expert in my skillset to help with the decision making. (cont)

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Do project leaders or SMs at D know the salary of people on the project? Just curious...

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Thoughts running thru my mind when winding off a long project. Which are you?

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How precise are you when tracking hours to invoice a client? Do you use 10 minute increments? 15 minute increments? Or do you bill for every single minute?

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Any recommendations on the best sources to lean about the project finance process and project finance modeling?

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Thoughts on wearing Apple Watch to client? Is it professional enough, does the band matter? Just wanted to get the fam's thoughts. Thanks!

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Anyone here manage social media accounts for a federal agency? What’s your best client social media story, good or bad!

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🐟 fam ... would love to get your thoughts on jumping from Big 4 to Tech as an exit opp? (Specifically Argo AI)

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I've often heard about the 1/3 rule when it comes to associate comp (you should be making about 1/3 of what you're bringing in). How big of a gap would you expect an associate to tolerate before asking for a change in comp? I'm on track for about a $75,000 gap between 1/3 of my collections and my comp. My firm is technically not lock step but does seem to be defacto lock step. I lateraled April of 2019 from a boutique so I'm unsure how this is generally handled.

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has anyone successfully had their CSR annual fee waved due to covid? i didn’t try but a friend of mine told me it was easy to do so. worth the ask?

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Match the Big 4 to the Teletubbies and state your reasoning! Looking forward to this!! (Inspired by D2, House Stark GoT matching)

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Hi All! Are there any other VPs in Raleigh on here! If you don’t mind sharing, what’s your base salary? When I was negotiating, they wouldn’t come up for me.

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Every gig I’ve gotten, both FL and FT, I’ve lost due to the bottle. Literally every job I’ve had, I’ve been fired from. My resume looks like shit b/c of it. This sucks. So now I’ll go to a mtg...

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Anyone got their global entry approved ? I got a conditional approval and have an appointment for tomorrow. Does anyone know what to expect during the interview?

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Describe your firm's culture. For those of you that have worked for at least 2 of the B4, how are they different?

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H1B Indian here. Thinking of moving to EU. My wife works in US as well. Any recommendations for countries with easiest immigration policies to help her get a job and ultimately PR for both of us?

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Can I expense a massage therapist for stress induced tension/muscle spasms due to hefting luggage into overhead bins twice a week every week for like most of the year?

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Seriously considering getting out of the US for a little while. What are my best options without sacrificing comp? Looking into Dubai.

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What are the Pros/Cons of working for MBB as opposed to Big 4 (Deloitte / PwC)?

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We need more legit Asian food options on the road, but dimsum at EWR is a start! 🍲🍢🍘🍜🍵

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Hello🙂, How much is the salary of a French CD in a middle size town like Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lille or Strasbourg for instance? 👀

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On paper, MBB work looks so much more interesting to me than Big 4 work. Is it really?

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Is 1600 per month too much rent for a single person in a medium COL city? Make 130K/yr, and I can definitely afford it, but as a standalone expense is it considered high

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How many tech consulting manager 🐠 here are hands on writing code? How much % of your time do you spend doing it? How does it help your case for a promotion or it doesn't? New proj asking hands on...

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Anyone know what Equifax’s 401k and benefits look like? Curious to see if it’s competitive. Also know if they’re salary is competitive. Looking at a VP fraud operations and monitoring position.

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Went to give my 2 weeks and my company offered me above my offer from Accenture AND a promotion, should I take it?

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