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That MBB consulting is a 65hr / week job.

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Someone needs to be there for the Ps when they change their minds over and over and last minute. The difference comes when higher ups are also getting dirty and are operators, like at A&M. There's also high incentive to sell 65 hours at 45 and to eat the Delta.

I would add few that I learned over the years
1. Finding your tribe (people whose working style gels with you) is more important than type of studies you do for your success and sanity
2. There will be managers who will throw you under the bus and you can’t do anything about it except striking them off your best list
3. Your mental health will become really important and center of attention at some point in your career
4. Having loving and supportive relationships and partners is really important to sustain in this profession happily

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Anything else my friends ? I am sure we have learned something more than just long hours about this profession

Areas for development

There’s an actual career path. I worked for some large enterprise companies and some startups in the past; there was never any understanding of how to get promoted or what to work on to develop. Now I have regular PD chats, performance reviews actually mean something, and I know when I can expect to be eligible for promotion.

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I’ve just joined a new team at a new company as a product designer. As a new comer, how do you make a place for you and best contribute to the team?

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Anyone going to the AAERG summit in Chicago?

I always imagined this crash is a minor one compared to 2008 recession. Am I wrong? Is this worse than 2008 financial crisis?

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How long does it take to get the Bronze badge approved?

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Thinking of pulling the trigger on a men's Tumi bag. What are your recs?

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Any Big4 or boutique consulting firms/offices in Hilton head, SC?

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NY junior creative, really fortunate to be working now but taking the time to lay out some goals for 2021 and beyond. If you were an entry level / low-level creative, what NY shop would you try to learn and grow at? Any recommendations on creatives to study & admire is welcome as well :)

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Anybody knows the range of comp package for Amazon applied scientist II or III? If so could you share the rough breakdowns sing on/reloc/base/rsu. Thanks

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AA concierge key vs UA Global Services. Which is better? Anyone have both? Does Delta have something similar (invitation only status above top tier)?

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Year end review time in Consulting; who is looking to get promoted or jump ship ? Thoughts ? Was curious to know how’s everyone feeling this year

Anyone exit to industry, Change Management department? Looking to make the switch, but don't have insight from anyone.

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My firm just released a Zoom Pants Policy

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What is street level comp for an analyst 2 in Boston area/cost of living?

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Can anyone tell me the recent insights of CTS kolkata in terms of wlb, wfh and wfo facility, Security and office culture... Joining soon there and planning to stay.. Java backend, total yoe 8. As far as I know hike will be negligible still I want to know if I join on sept end will I be eligible on mar23 hike or not?

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Considering a move from Google to Amazon. I have my eyes set on returning to school starting fall 2022, which means I would leave work sometime around June 2022. Amazon beats Google slightly comp wise, but concerns about culture and wlb. Would you stay at Google or take the opportunity for a year?

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Senior product consultant here but I am looking to jump over full-time to my client. I have signed a contract that basically says I can’t work for my clients. And my current client has signed a contract that says they can’t hire consultants. But I’m going to ask my CEO if we can waive the contracts we signed. What advice do you have?

Some context: I have a great relationship both with my current employer and my client. My client is the biggest account my employer has.

Wish me luck!

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How should one apply for onsite jobs (preferably UK) ? Wherever I apply , I get rejected because I mark the field as YES for "I will need Visa sponsorship".

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Best books to read when starting your own business, but also embody imposter syndrome & validation issues. Anything from self-help, psychology & business is welcome. TY x

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Anyone feeling trapped in their current job and not able to get out just due to visa / sponsor / immigration !! Wondering when this will end. Love where I am but not what I do !

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I think that if the BCG vs GME drama were to continue, there is a chance it will get more publicity and get on the radar of people like John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, etc. That probably wouldn't be good for BCG and strategy consulting as a whole given their influence.

Does anyone else think that BCG might be better off dropping the suit and writing this one off?

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We don't submit to terror. We make the terror. #DropMic

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Could anyone recommend a travel clinic in the D.C. Metro area?

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Question for MBB folks or those familiar: I did NOT go to a target school for undergrad but graduated top of my class and got promoted early twice to get to Manager in 4 years at PwC. Don’t like the idea of spending crazy amounts on an MBA to make the transition to MBB. Is getting hired there a realistic possibility without an MBA? I have solid product management experience in the FS space

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Anyone invest in Fundrise? Thoughts?

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Are all big consulting firms increasing “involuntary transition” aka layoffs?

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Accenture folks: any nifty things we can expense that aren't common knowledge?

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What’s the appropriate amount of time after joining a new company that a vacation would be appropriate to take? US company

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What’s a good way to stop being jealous? A friend of mine has been extremely lucky when it comes to job. Got their job out of undergrad last minute when someone dropped out. Their manager moved to MBB and needed people so pulled them over. Now they work on an internal team (40 hour weeks or less) making 200+ while I’m grinding away making 120. Just irritates me when they talk how things aren’t expensive or just have disposable income

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Change my mind: Blanket student loan forgiveness would be borderline immoral.

It’d be a giveaway to the most educated and, generally, most wealthy people in society. Plus unnecessary given that we can give relief to those really struggling by using or expanding existing loan forgiveness and income based repayment programs.

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Realistically, how much of a Total Compensation bump should one expect moving from one B4 to another? M or SM current market salary

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Taking family to NYC for a few nights. Any recs on a family friendly (2 young kids) SPG/Marriott hotel where I could make good use of my suite nights?

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How much money should you be making at 40 years old?

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Anyone have an recs for self help books that help with work anxiety? I've felt so low on the totem pole since I joined in 2015 that I rarely give any opinions at the office. Obvi this is (cont'd)

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How many hours per week are you actually productive…

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Just found something I’m crazy passionate about. How do I become a part of this? (Cont)

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When that one team member orders dessert after a super long team dinner.... 😡

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Does anyone use a one wheel? What do you think?

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This weekend, I plan on breaking in this new fluffy robe and slippers. All day, every day.

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