Another one for the parents: if you originally didn’t want kids and ended up changing your mind, when did you change your mind and why?
I’m another auditor trying to switch to TAS - looking to eventually pivot to strategy roles. Any suggestions on a vertical?
Is anyone in her a bit further south? I'm in Orange County (but, of course, there isn't a bowl for OC). I moved here in October, and I wfh so no opportunity to meet anyone in the office. Thanks to the pandemic, I haven't really met anyone outside of work either. 39/f with a partner, cats, and way too much time alone.
can you get refunded on a reservation booked with points? Booked a hotel for 25k a night and it's now down to 15k. Can I cancel and rebook? Reservation is a month out
What in-house opportunities exist for Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) lawyers?
Moving to NYC in a month. What are the best platform to find an apartments and what red flags should I be looking out for in terms of fees, promotional pricing etc.?
Advertising is dead.
Thoughts on PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP certs? I have approximately 9 years of HR exp and my bachelors and MBA. Been debating on whether or not I need to fulfill my urge to get a certification. Wanted to get some thoughts around whether you have a similar background and opted to or opted to not get their certification? Thanks!
I have a team lunch on Friday - treating everyone to food delivery. I’m trying to figure out a quick and fun game we could play together (8 people total) - any ideas?!
How is Alteryx as a company to work for?
United Platinum Upgrades: Flying Denver to Boston and I’m typically ~20-30 on the upgrade list. What gives? Is it always this impossible to get upgraded? I matched plat from Delta when I moved to Den.
My partner’s birthday is in few weeks and I am considering to give wrist watch as a gift! Are there any recommendations or absolute fav watches that men prefer? Tudor sounded like a reasonable option. Thanks a lot in advance for your recommendation!
Currently at PwC TC and I have an offer at a small boutique consulting firm for 40% increase in pay. Will working for a boutique firm hurt my career growth? They are claiming it will help me climb the ladder but I do not know enough about boutique vs big 4. Just want to know if they are stretching the truth
Leaving this here, just in case anyone in this bowl in the NYC or BOS market is considering a move. Tl;dr: You *can* make real money and have control of your life.
I am on bench for more than a month in KPMG India but still manager contacts me on regular basis.
Today, manager sent me a meeting invite with subject as "OLAM Demo Trial".
The other invites are 2 partners and the ones who took my interview.
Can anyone suggest me, what is this OLAM Demo Trial?
KPMG KPMG India
Can Yahoo handle two drafts at once? Both my leagues will overlap by 30 mins and I can’t change either draft time.
What level should I expect at FAANG? I have a PhD in CS from a world top 10 university. I did a PhD after working 3 years in the industry, and since my PhD, another 3 years have passed. Currently I'm a staff engineer in the semiconductor industry (hence no FAANG). On seniority: 50% I'm acting tech & team lead, scrum master, regularly negotiating with stakeholders, across multiple teams etc., 50% actively developing. Options: generalist SWE at Google /Facebook (Meta) or embedded SWE at Meta.
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Reflecting on the year. What is one thing in your current life that your 10-year old self will a) be happy about, and b) be sad about? Similarly, what about your future 50-year old self?
CAIA vs CFA?
The new expense policy is like shit.....
Very rare to see a pretentious person get any work done due to their insurmountable entitlement 😒
Happy Hanukkah to my fellow Jews!
Does Deloitte let you flex your trips?
Tips on Zoom interviews? What’s the best way to come across engaged? For cases, do you show your notes/structure, or do you just have to be more articulate and make sure the interviewer is following along with words only?
Fired without severance...haven’t signed anything yet. Is severance something that can be negotiated with HR? I have a call with them on Monday to discuss.
Anyone go from strategy consulting to a stint in tech sales? Feel like the experience is worthwhile to be a good GM / CEO down the line. Thoughts?
Does anyone know of a link or a report for an overview/summary of the overall demographic profile of the major consulting firms?
Hey EY PAS peeps. Are y'all travelling a lot or see it coming in any future projects? I was reached out to by a former director to join. I want a high travel role including international projects.
1. Does this happen in consulting?
2. Anyone with lived experience who can add some color to this?
Omg - Consulting is BSaaS.
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The money, however I question if the money is really worth it due to the stress it brings
I love the wonderful value I bring to my clients 🥰
I love opening a beer at 9:45pm just in time for my phone's slack notification to ring off as my spine compresses, skin gets tight, splintering pain in my head and fight or flight adrenaline kicks in because I know it's my MDP and I'm going to get to spend the next several hours of the night on a deck instead of being a human with a beer and a recliner and maybe a book or friends or some other normy ish
Such a rush what's not to love
Indeed, B1... better to have never swigged than to have swigged and lost
Hahaha hahahahahahaa hahahahahahahha a
Is this meant to be a rhetorical question?
The public thanks and visibility I get for all my hard work.
The problem solving.
Nothing much really. Decent pay. Otherwise it's just ok
Well the travel is gone, so alt travel and building up points is now a perk long find.
You all aren’t traveling? Interesting thought it had returned for everyone, I’ve been on the road nonstop since July 2021
Right now just the money. Really enjoyed the travel and team events before the plague basically killed all the fun in this profession.
Lack of accountability
FUMU all the way!
The work, clients, team, culture
The end to end competence and confidence I get to build as it relates to proposing, planning, delivering, and explaining projects. Really like how consulting is more remote than other industries. People will take time to network, flexibility in sectors if you push for it — excellent exits. It’s solid.
There are some pretty hot women in my office - so them, IG.
The gratitude. Sometimes when we have a record growth year we even get a little extra gratitude.
This feels like a setup like the famous “what do you love most about America” talk from the newsroom.
Work life 🧬