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Tips from those of you who have moved from agency to in-house?

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I went in-house for 5 months. Conversations shifted from "here's 100 ways we can make this idea great," to "here's 100 reasons why legal will say no." Long story short, I don't work in-house anymore.

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Ask what their process is. Ask what the company vision is. I wish I had asked these before taking my current position...

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@CW1 I went because agencies weren't hiring and I needed money. Then shortly after starting, I felt my soul start to diminish.

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Don't.

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@SC1 when you went were you aiming to make good work, or just get better hours than agency-side?

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Love the product/brand. It makes a HUGE difference in your experience

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I actually worked on more creative stuff working in-house. I'd go back, for the right brand.

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@CW1 this is actually my first agency experience. I started out in-house.

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They don't want to innovate. Or can't.

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@SC1 That happens at agencies, too, unfortunately.

@Designer 1, what made you want to come back to advertising?

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I just took a 60k salary cut to get experience in a new category. Also not working with a-holes. That’s a plus.

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What are typical compensation at Operating Director level for USD 2 billion fund? What are the things that one needs to careful about if the carry is been allotted at Fund level vs deal by deal basis? What should be expectation of carry? TIA

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What do you do when you’re a young looking minority VP with a baby face? Do you treat clients and internal stakeholders differently (e.g. alter your personality)

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Would you take an offer of 290k TC in the bay area or 230k TC in Seattle area? Factoring COL, homeless situation, weather, culture?

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#metoo. A client once kissed me on the lips and tried to make out with me when he was drunk. I confronted him about it and he feigned ignorance / claimed not to remember. Others with similar stories?

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Expecting a CMAAS experienced associate offer from Pwc transferring from audit. When can i expect a senior promotion and what is the salary i can expect? Is it negotiable?

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BCG SEA, is there usually a signing bonus for post MBA? Or impossible to negotiate?

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I have a client looking for a lot in Lemont or Downers Grove. Any sellers out there?

What’s the average salary of Senior Associate in highest band in Management consulting? In Finance effectiveness team

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Does Deloitte pay out unused PTO if you quit?

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If there is a PM role at FAANG vs a consulting role at MBB for ppl out of undergrad, which one would you take and why? Not that I have such privilege now but just curious

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What are starting bonuses like at the manager level at big 4 strategy? Having a hard time finding info on this…. Do forms typically forego starting bonuses at that level and index more towards performance bonuses?

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When you go work for Health, how difficult is it to get out of it after a couple years?

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Apply client side! Dum dum dum. Any pointers for interviewing?

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Can someone from ACN tell me how the new maternity leave policy works? Contacted HR, read the policy but an confused if you get the 16 weeks plus FMLA, then your PTO if you want to take that.

Partners/seniors/mid-levels - how do you decide the type of assignments you give to juniors? When I get an assignment to “take a stab” at something I’ve never done before, what are you expecting??

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Anyone have the CFF from the AICPA and willing to share their studying/exam experience? Curious about required effort, study plans, exam structure, overall opinions of the cert. Thanks!

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(First ever post) I originally I joined this app to learn from others in consulting on a variety of topics (gender perspectives, comp, tips/ recommendations). Ever since downloading, I see more hatred and people making judgements on others with little context. Consultants are supposed to problem solvers but instead of people sharing perspectives I feel I’m back on Twitter reading threads that only create hate. Anyone else feel that way?

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Have an interview coming up with BCG this Friday, when should I expect to hear back for Round 2 results?

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Inspired by a Reddit post - what are red flags for a bad client/project?

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