What is the EY FSO-Finance Transformation practice like - does anyone have insight? Also, EY in general - benefits/culture/upper management? I heard about the flexible vacation, how does that work exactly?
B4 strategy or general 🐠, would love your advice. Currently, 2 YOE at a well known non B4 firm doing PI/Transformation work. I didn’t get promoted this year because I didn’t have enough experience in my particular group because I was staffed on a different project for awhile. I’m interested in Strategy analyst roles (1 YOE). Will me not being promoted hurt my chances? I’ll probably get promoted at the beginning of 2022. Should I wait until then to apply? Thanks. Deloitte EY PwC
How do I nicely tell a director (not the one I report to) that I don’t want to work on a project that she’s trying to get me on? My manager and I already had a conversation about me not working on this specific thing (he and I both agree it isn’t something that’ll help my case for promotion, doesn’t need three people working on it, etc). Manager said he’d talk to her but it isn’t sinking in…
How many active channels are on your slack? I have around 50 separated by internal topics, discussions of particular account or specific project. I just had a discussion with someone who thinks it's too much and needs to be optimized more. I kind of like that I have a separate channel for separate topic. What do you think?
That moment when you had all your projects out the door, ready to pack for your vacation and chill, but your client comes back with "urgent" changes. #fml #almostthere
Can we not call it TrumpCare or ObamaCare and just call it the Affordable Care Act like it should have been from day one. Stop playing politics with healthcare. People die from this BS.
Hi Fishes! I am moving to the Dallas area and I am looking for new opportunities in healthcare. I’d like to transition out of consulting into industry. If you know of any opportunities please...
Lessons learned this week in travel: have a toiletries bag you leave in your rental car or at the client site to avoid using hotel soaps or having the TSA confiscate your oversized bottles.
I recently took control on a company project, and my workload has gone way up from before. I used to spend all of my free time with my partner, and they're growing annoyed at how often I have to work late. Any suggestions?
Does anyone know of any companies who offer tuition reimbursement for employees pursuing grad degrees? (MBA/PhD). I want to do a PhD part-time but can’t afford the tuition and won’t qualify for a GA
So my client is “business casual” but everyone typically wears suits without the tie. How do you guys structure different outfits? I feel like I’m running out of clothes already and need to buy more
I heard a news about few people who are in bench were laid off recently. Is it true? Anyone heard about this? One of my friend's friend who is around 2 years was laid off. She was told by talent team that clients are asking for more experience candidates and they were not able to match her to any project. She is from Salesforce practice. Please confirm if anyone heard this type of news.
Exit options after 6 months in ZS? DAA here. WLB has landed me in hospital twice and my client seems to only care that in my absense, work gets delayed. Also, please recommend any skills one should/can learn on weekends to enhance selection.
At 45, just have 430k saving in 401k, ETFs and saving accounts. I was late starter in consulting. Any advise for making it up to always 800-1’ in next 15 years.
So honest question: what's the etiquette of hooking up with co-workers? Especially not on the same project...
I don't even wash my face if I am working from home. One meal for the day, not enough water, I guess working at client somehow made my life regular.
What's the norm for consulting firms during a shutdown? Do people on non funded projects usually get furloughed or kept on? Asking because I've been at a bigger firm that kept everyone on during the last shutdown, but I'm at a much smaller company now that is going to furlough on a project by project basis (if your project is shutdown, you get furloughed). Just curious if this is commonplace among smaller firms/what the norm is for bigger ones as well? What's been your experience?
I keep seeing people talking about 401k, IRA, HSA and other US stuff.. Talking to the rest of the world folks, what are your advices on personal finance that might be country/region specific?
Will Big 4 let you stay as SM if you don’t want to make partner but are still hitting SM targets? Once you take the promotion BS and partner-promotion-chasing out of the equation SM is quite fun!
Mic laid off its entire staff, sold the name to Bustle, and is relaunching with an entirely new staff. Read the union's statement on the fiasco.
Ok I’m at a point I wonder where I should invest my time CPA exam, actuarial exams, or maybe a coding boot camp? I went from financial services to PA back to financial services. I cannot get amped up to take the CPA exam. Am I nuts for wanting to try actuarial exams?
I think I asked for too low of a salary during initial interviews elsewhere. The recruiter never told me the band either. About to go into second round. Is there still a chance to ask for more?
Why do non tech employers use every excuse to not get you in the h1b lottery and then every excuse to not file your green card? Is it really just so you have to work for them longer?
Fishes, looking for recommendations on growing business development and sales skills. Finding and growing pipelines, establishing marketing materials, closing sales, and similar for services. I have on the job experience within consulting but never any formal training or education. Entering a new role where I'll need to build organizational capabilities from scratch. Any recommendations on programs, certificates, courses, books, or other similar ideas would be greatly appreciated. TIA!
Just heard D is giving an across the board raise for SM and below of 5%. Anyone confirm?
Got locked outside of client site because my contractor badge won't let me in past a certain time... Screw it time to go home, but wait... My laptop is still inside... 🙄
Anyone at PWC right now? What’s the company like? Psycho hours? Using modern tech (slack, google sheets, lucidchart, github, etc)? Flexible for Mac/Linux? Bunch of ego maniac micro managers? I am considering an opp there, but had bad exp at KPMG, so I am cautious about going back to a b4.
Got told yesterday that my promotion will probably be held up by “intangibles” that I come off as a hyper and eager in client meetings. Basically I’m female and bubbly which doesn’t work for old guys😓
How to make long days at the client go quicker?
If I cannot get a referral due to not enough YOE, would it be still feasible to apply without it??
A PwC recruiting screener and manager reached out about an oracle advisory role and discussed next steps but have since gone silent. Didn’t expect this from a Big 4 recruiter... thoughts?
On h1b. Gonna give my 2 weeks this Friday. Really can’t take it anymore. And then leave country nov 25. (Have to hang around for a close friends wedding). Do we see any issues with this?
Do you need H1B / do employers prefer H1B for PE recruiting? Or do they just not want internationals lol
Anyone got any advice for FP&A interviews?
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