When it’s your second week on the project and the client is already asking if you’d accept a job offer from them 💁🏻♀️🙌
Im in strategy at Accenture. Is there any chance they'll let me get staffed on a non-strategy project?
I worked as a contractor in my early career. I usually list the client names in resume when applying for jobs. Is it a red flag for potential employer if they find out I contracted with the company and that I wasn't employed with them?
About to enter my first engagement next week, any tips/advice to really kill it? It’s a fairly large team and project so I want to find ways to really distinguish myself and stand out!
Headed back to a client site for the first time since February 2020. What do people even wear anymore?! I feel like a kid playing dress up. Help.
Big project, 2 SMs, the other SM is such so insecure that it’s hilarious. Tried to get me rolled off by bad mouthing me. Some real petty house of cards stuff everyday with this person. PPMDs, advice?
I think my client is gas lighting me. I submitted workpapers and when they told me to look in them to review comments it looked nothing like what I submitted.
Welcome to all teachers who are already using or those just thinking about starting a writing workshop in their classrooms. This is the place to share your questions, answers, successes and challenges. I am a Teacher Consultant with the Indiana Writing Project and have used WW in my high school classrooms since 2009 and am always eager to learn more. Please join our conversation and share your best beginning of the year WW activities.
If Donald trump works from Trump Tower two days a week, is he remote and WFH? As his client, I am not ok with that since his billable rate is really high.
XPost: How do you appease the client when they call and ask when their tax returns are done and they want them done now but they are further down the queue of returns because they submitted their PBCs later than other clients who submitted their source docs on time?
Goddamn, I don't want to compromise my integrity but my engagement manager and my manager are pressuring me to eat billable hours because we're over budget and we don't want to anger the client. Fts.
Best consulting terms that aren't actually a real word, used in a sentence. "We should robustify the project plan and executize our messaging."
Anyone else switch firms recently (or to industry) and really struggling with not only the role, but being part of your team? Seems my team has know each other through multiple projects and I feel like an outsider, not doing so hot on the project either...worried about my future here
Colleague got chosen for a project and I heard through the grapevine that he was the “only junior employee considered for it.” As another junior employee, how do I phrase my feedback question to essentially ask “why wasn’t I chosen?” I honestly care less about the project itself and more about why they didn’t think I would be able to do it
Good idea to accept a counter offer of 15% when over >50% of original project team has left in the last month?
How do you get a cross agency team to stop fighting amongst themselves and work together on the client assignments? Seems like everyone is just trying to steal each other's business instead
Worst city you've had a project in
Let’s pretend we’re holding companies. I’ll start: No, we can’t hire an extra writer even though you’re clocking 70+ hours a week. BTW, our contract with your client caps billable hours per employee because they know we don’t pay overtime. Here’s a non-billable code you should start using for the rest of the year.
Can we talk about those senior consultants that give you attitude when you propose them to embark in a project (with great follow up opportunities) and refuse because they think it is not fitting with their “career” plan and they want to “manage resources”? How do you deal with that ? TBH: I’m shocked with such attitudes. Which manager never had to work on content tbh?
What should I be more concerned with... How the client feels about my work? Or how my manager on this project feels about my work? Keep in mind I have been on the same project for 18 months.
Tax question - filing ct state income tax as a part year resident - it’s asking what % of my federal income is from CT sources. Wouldn’t all of my income be from my home office location (NY)?
What’s the end goal for tech consultants at a big 4? Is it partnership? What if you want to remain technical / not lose tech skills? I enjoy problem solving but seem but also enjoy being client facing and feel like I’m at a crossroad
Can you get the delta variant if you already had covid? Vaccinated but been feeling sick with covid symptoms
Not sure if anyone can relate or has any advice, but lately I’ve been feeling a little lost as far as where to live. After 7 years in NYC, I let my apartment go and came to CO for the summer to climb and hike outside. I like the outdoor activity, but don’t think I could live here indefinitely. Now that work’s remote, I don’t really know where to go next.
I was rejected at Netflix right after passing the recruiter screening. The reason given is that they're looking for someone who has worked on longer-term projects. I worked on my last project for 2 years and have a 6 year project on my resume as well. I guess they don't like that I've been an independent consultant for the last four years and was on 4 projects during that time. Has anyone else encountered this kind of bias against independents working on shorter-term projects?
How much do you keep in your checking acct?
I currently live in NY and work for Amazon. I get paid weekly. I make about $910 a week. Here’s my check breakdown. I just feel as tho taxes are too much. $300 a week?! Is this really right? Or is there something I can do? My tax returns is usually just 3k. I also feel like that’s wrong. I really want to up my 401k distribution but idk. BG : Single , no kids.
Anyone who interviewed recently for Microsoft Program Manager role? How many rounds? Salary range for Redmond?
Does anyone know if TCS offers joining bonus to laterals? If yes, how much for 3-4 yoe? And does joining bonus means we need to give a commitment or something?
Role open on my old team. DM me if interested.
Male 🐠: just started dating an MBB consultant. He’s not great about texting during the week but our dates go really well. Is the texting thing just a consultant thing or is he not that interested?
Is the AWS cloud practitioner cert meaningful to get or is it just another basic cert that’s useless?
What can someone do who likes the client aspect of public accounting along with training staff, recruiting, etc. if they don’t want to work busy season hours or lose flexibility?
2 years into this job and already flagged as "pre-hypertensive" in annual health screening (all other metrics the same as 2 years ago). Guys don't forget to breathe!
Attempting to lateral between Big 4's to switch practice lines. Not sure how to explain why I don't just stay at my current firm and work with the group that does the type of work I'd like to do - truth is I briefly worked with them and loved the work but couldn't stand working with the team members at all. Is a sufficiently explained 'not a cultural fit' adequate here? Will they even care? I also doubt my practice line would approve the transfer since we're understaffed.
What is the the exit comp range for a Senior Consultant / Manager (post MBA)? More curious about the high end. My guess is ~150 - 300k total comp.
Saw somebody at LGA that look just screamed deloitte analyst. I wanted to say something but couldn't think what. wasn't until now that I remembered the code word
I have 50k in my 401k account and I am planning to move back to India by next year, I plan to be vested in the 401k for long term, hopefully till maturity. In that case, when I withdraw my 401k amount after 30 years will I be liable to pay taxes in India or USA?and will it make sense to convert the 401k to roth IRA?
Any good resources to check out in preparation for an interview at Oliver Wyman? Courses / websites / books, I’m looking on how to best prepare.
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