Would anyone at Droga be willing to connect? Either over zoom or coffee? I’ve trying to plan my next move and have always wanted to work there. Figured I’d give this a shot. Hard working mid level writer who started off as an account person. Understand there might not be openings, but would love to learn more about what it’s like. Thank you!
Anyone interested in a virtual networking event via zoom? Could help expand our network during this disruptive time - thoughts?
In a meeting I said, “creatives can be savages sometime.” because of their unruly behavior towards internal teams, pushing deadlines, or throwing tantrums. I was called out and chastised by a junior creative for using the word “savages” in an unacceptable manner because the word is slur to non-whites in a zoom meeting. I am a BIPOC creative. Am I the asshole?
Something a little more fun that got me thinking - attended a Zoom dinner party with a French guest and an English guest. They asked what typical American dinners are. I didn’t quite know how to answer fairly since I’m from the Midwest, and that answer can be so regional, not to mention cultural! What are the two meals you think of first when you think of your families? Definitely interested in anyone who is not American too!
What’s everyone’s favorite zoom background?
The most haunting things this Halloween are the Microsoft Teams pings I hear in my sleep.
I’m done trying to compensate for a broken system. I know it means that the kids will suffer from a substandard education, but as long as they think we will pick up the slack it will never change.
So I had a Zoom presentation to a partner and a manager. The whole time the partner had a smirk on his face. Even the manager noticed. He didn’t understand why he was smirking and I said maybe
i am irrationally angry/annoyed at my job and it’s affecting my personal life. My bosses expect me to pick up the slack from other coworkers and I am one of the only people on the team who constantly has statutory deadlines year round (both GAAP or IRS driven) so slacking off really isn’t an option. any tips on how to cope? i don’t want this affecting my romantic relationship
Should I just directly Slack someone in Sloan adcomms asking them whether they’ll send admitted and/or enrolled student a gift? I was really looking forward to that book man.
Friend wants to join consulting for the pay. I don’t believe she has the aptitude or energy for it. We worked together in a much slower industry, and even there she complained of being overworked. I’ve sent her resources to polish up her resume and links for roles but she’s insisting on texting/long phone calls asking silly questions. Today she wants a resume review over zoom! She comes without having done her homework. How do I tell her I’ve given as much as I can? How do I decline referring?
We want to have a happy hour for this bowl on Wednesday - does anyone have a Zoom Pro or business account that is willing to share the love so we aren't capped at 40 min?! Want to see all of you!
On zoom presentations to clients, does everyone on your team you keep the camera on the whole time, or only when speaking/presenters?
How do you concentrate on work when personal issues get in the way? My fiancé recently told me that I don’t do anything worth appreciating in the midst of an argument about division of household labor. Although I normally do almost all of the housework and at least half the cooking, I have not done that in the past two weeks as I’ve been prepping for trial. I’m furious of course, but have other things I need to be concentrating on.
Is there a way to get a WebEx plugin on Outlook? I can't stand logging into the portal every time I want to schedule a meeting.
I made a Slack for junior creatives and ad students to to collab in during the PANDEMIC let’s make some cool shit! https://join.slack.com/t/quarantinecollab/shared_invite/zt-cqxmdiyr-iMkZ7AX~qy~8AgWTLfwRbw
Thoughts on VR headsets for zoom meetings? We could all be truly together virtually!! 🥰😍🥳
What do you think the offer breakdown is for Sr Product Manager role at Intuit? $300k Total Comp feasible? Heading into final round, want to be prepared in case they put out an offer. Seeing a lot of variety on Glassdoor/Levels.fyi/etc. 9 YOE, M7 MBA, Consulting Manager with 3 yrs of Product exp.
If you join in the middle of the year, does your utilization get adjusted? If so, when does it show up on Staffit? I've been here since may and have been utilized since day 3, yet TOD shows me at 58%
Art director presents idea we were both tasked to do. The entire concept is mostly my idea, and has a key element that she did not like and almost refused to add. I basically pushed her to add it. It’s that part that the client actually loved, and when the meeting ended, everyone thanked her and congratulated her, and she said “thanks”without giving me a mention. Even our cd and account folks. Should i let it go?
Worked 2 years entry role IT consultant at a big4 and 2 years another entry role strategy consultant at T2 cobsulting firm (ATK, LEK, S&), which level at MBB should I apply for? Again entry role?
What are common exists for healthcare strategy folks? Specifically managers - possible to go into corporate dev for a provider?
Help! Got an offer to start on Oct 19th (non-consulting), but I just found out i got a MBB interview. Do I go ahead and accept the offer? The company knows I’m in the midst of other interviews. what’s the best way to keep my options open??
Best firm for financial tax in Seattle area? In terms of the team vibes, company culture, growth opportunities, benefits and pay, work life balance.
No joke. I just found out one of our ADs takes his Apple monitor home when he decides to WFH because working off his laptop is annoying. I mean, isn’t that why you have a desk...
Hi fishes, Need a referral at McKinsey.
Where do you work and what are your company’s plan to return to office? Is it fully remote, hybrid or mandatory in office? Curious to know if other workplaces are also enforcing vaccination as a condition of employment.
How competitive is the mbb and tier 2 consulting industry. Any tips on how to best survive and succeed vs other smart peers?
Thoughts on asking about DEI in the firm and/or practice during an interview? Wondering about the make up of the team since I'm interviewing for a niche practice.
Considering an Intern offer for American express -Risk analyst and Baker Hughes-Business analyst .Which place is better to start career ? Where are more chances of conversion to full time offer? Ps: Also having 2 yrs experience in same industry before Location -Italy
My specialty group is so dead my utilization is 18.7%. I've reached out to dozens of people and no one has work for me. Been here 8 months. I want to shoot myself for not taking the PwC offer.
How do you expense global entry?
I am clear-eyed and ready. I am filled with vigor and determination. I have had my mettle tested and have overcome challenge after challenge. I have studied my materials and have trained my mind stronger than ever. I carry conviction in my heart and a smile on my face. Yes, I am prepared to get rejected by MBB once again.
In 2020 I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I have a number of seizures a day but don’t knowwhen I’m having them (EEG detected it). I started on meds and am feeling much better, however the only way to know if meds are 100% working is to go to hospital for 3 day EEG. I’m supposed to try to live my daily life as much as possible during EEG so I need to work. But can’t do zoom calls. I hadn’t planned on disclosing my diagnosis to my boss but now feel like I’m backed in a corner here. (Cont in comments)
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