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Transitioned into consulting post-MBA (1.5 years ago) and generally enjoyed the experience. Since I joined my comp has gone up ~13% and I’ve liked my project teams but in my most recent review talk my partner told me he thought I was ready to be promoted and had advocated for me but there was an HR rule against it and I was on-track to be promoted in 6 months. Since then I’ve learned that one of my classmates (started 2-3 months before me due to COVID) was promoted last cycle.

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You are probably being petty

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At the end of the day, 3-6 months is nothing in the span of a career. If they’re treating you well and have your back I wouldn’t throw that away for a short delay. If it still doesn’t happen at the next cycle then I’d start looking around.

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Thanks y’all - needed to hear that

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If you want to do it the most diplomatic way, do as SA1 recommended. I would personally get a better answer from the partner or senior folks, and then ask them how they see your promotion for next cycle. Office politics is a b****, but the only way to get up the ladder more quickly without much additional work commitment. The most extreme version would be for you to confront the partner by diplomatically reminding them of your value add and set an expectation on how you would appreciate a promotion shortly. To be fair, I would try to ask the partner or senior managers how you can bring extra value to the table to secure your promotion.

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3-6 months is nothing. I took 4 months of paternity and know it affected my promotion cycle. Totally worth it though. 1-2 cycles is nothing in your career.

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Really pissed off b/c of this and thinking about trying to leave. Please re-assure me that I’m being petty AF.

Where'd you go to bschool?

This is some real drama queen stuff. Get over yourself.

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