on PTO today. ate a gummy after lunch. remembered right after it kicked in that i had a client presentation in 15 minutes. with the cmo 🙃
So how did my client opened the week you’re asking? By telling the entire team (mainly consultants) that when the company stock was bottoming a couple of weeks ago they were looking to get out
Has everyone ever done a sustainability consulting project? What are the key market leaders in this space? I’m super interested.
If I’ve been asked to take a drug screen after I’ve already been confirmed and have used Marijuana in the last several days, will the client even care if it’s just some pot?
TFW when your SM announces to the team that your manager is leaving the project while the manager is out on PTO. -_-
Starting my first travel project, how much/how do I sign up for tsa precheck/how do I use delta skymiles exactly? I have the app
I'm joining a call where i have absolutely no technical expertise related to cyber security. I've read a proposal deck and read a couple articles on the topic/client. How can I be a productive team member (i.e. ask a good question) without taking over/focusing the conversation on my lack of expertise.
Pro se plaintiff, an attorney, filed a complaint alleging mold defects after closing on a property. Client, layperson, may have agreed orally to a settlement amount without proof of damages prior to filing appearance and obtaining an attorney. Client filed appearance pro se, then plaintiff sent over a draft settlement agreement few weeks later which client didn’t sign. Client then got an attorney, filed answer, etc. Can this oral agreement be voided for coercion, indefinite mat’l term, etc?
While everyone’s situation is unique, it appears to me that there is a general (and substantive) difference between the mindset of senior execs/partners (Gen Xers) and the Gen Z/Millennial troops as to the need to head back to the office. There is a world of difference between “the office” as code for “client lunches, rounds of golf” vs “needless commuting time that will eat into a working day that is already unsustainable”. Do you feel your organization is in touch with where you are?
My client had to stay on site until 5:30p yday and complained about having to stay late. I proceeded to laugh and cry at the same time
Just got staffed on a project in Seattle - thoughts, insight? Things to do, places to see and eat?
Well the good news is that my manager said it would be done by Monday morning to the client. The bad news is that he sent that email to the client at 7pm Friday and never texted me. Wait both are bad.
I don’t admire my project leadership and sometimes loose my motivation to work on the project. How do guys deal with this scenario? I don’t want to come across as I want to leave the project but at the same time, I am finding it difficult to hang on to it. Why I don’t admire project leadership? I am not learning anything new from them (I don’t know everything but I feel I am solving small problems and don’t really getting anything new from the project)
Been doing the M-Th grind for a few months now. No sleep, I’m getting depressed, and miss my SO terribly. SM and Manager don’t care since I’m pretty vital to the project. How to make it more bearable?
Have you fishes often felt not adding much value? I am experiencing this very often. Felt like the client can figure it out without me. Thoughts?
What is your favourite organisation tool/app? Im juggling RFPs, workshops with client stakeholders with actions, instruction from boss, managing BAs, 60+ emails a day from the client, trying to make sure i dont miss tight client deadlines. How do you guys stay on top of all this noise?
Currently in a rotational program at EY (first year out of undergrad). Got placed on a long term risk project and wondering if it’s worth it staying long term. Currently interviewing for the strategy team at a legacy payments company (think visa or Mastercard) and wondering if it’ll stifle growth doing internal consulting. Would definitely appreciate any insights on this as I’m not too sure who who talk to and ask. Thanks!
If all the top consulting firms made anonymous decks or gave anonymous pitches to a client, eg no branding and the client did not know which firm made which deck, do you actually think that the client would prefer MBB? ￼ Is MBB actually coming up with better/more innovative solutions? I feel like I see many repeat or slightly altered ￼solutions on almost all of my cases, are these really things that people at Deloitte/Accenture etc aren’t coming up with?￼
I’m starting to feel very flat about my job. Part of its burnout, but I’m realizing the other part is that I’m just not fulfilled by what I do. I just switched teams and have a great and supportive career manager, but my day-to-day client work is soul sucking. I’ve found myself feeling cynical about things. Not sure where to go or how to look. I’m 26, have advanced relatively quickly, but don’t want to start at the bottom again. Any tips on getting started?
Has anyone come back from being put on a PiP? My colleague just got one and is freaking out - her manager is overallocated like crazy, the other two media planners were laid off, and she’s the only one left standing. Her boss says she’s making too many mistakes - but they’re so short staffed. Any hope, or should she start looking now?
Got an offer to join Bain as a 1st year AC at 2 YOE. Is it worth it for me to negotiate some tenure or is it better for me to start fresh? Assuming I do enter as 1st year AC, does Bain give early promotion if I perform really well? Bain & Company
Hi all does EY promote wfh? Was applying for a role in which it is written location Bangalore, other locations primary location only.. I am from a non tech background so please help me out and also can you please answer if EY promotes wfh it would be of great help as I am looking for a remote role..
Need 6 Marriott nights to titanium (spend doesn’t matter). 1 - would any hotel manager cut you a deal? (Ie if 6 nights is 60k; let me pay 30k and get the nights and I won’t use the room?); 2 - where are cheapest Marriott hotels? I found 10k per night in burbs of Chicago? 3 - would any cheap Marriott let me run this scam remotely? (Ie call Abilene Texas, check me in without my showing up)
Cleared first round business screen with amazon, scheduling technical screen later this week followed by Loop after- any idea what to expect? It’s for a Senior Solutions Consultant role
If you got fired, would you care?
How did you find your specialty in consulting? Or what process did you use to identify an ideal industry role?
So EY Advisory, Deloitte Advisory, Grant Thornton, etc have recently mandated 45 billable hours/wk, up from 40. Clearly this isn't firm-specific. Anyone have any insights on what's really going on?
I’m a upcoming graduate student studying Accounting, and I also have some sort of data analytics and programming background. Recently, I am exposed to the accounting advisory services which makes me feel that this is what I want. Can anyone gives some advices on both the interviews and what the career path looks like? Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!
What is a typical Tax Senior 1 salary at the Big 4 in the Bay Area? Looking to relocate and need to negotiate compensation.
Is the interview process to get into IBD harder or easier than top consulting firms like BCG/McKinsey/Bain? Where do the truly smart people work nowadays?
Why does everyone put Tech / FAANG on such a pedestal, claiming it’s better than MBB. Sure, the comp and WLB may be better, but you won’t be doing as meaningful and impactful work e.g. Govt Covid response, Gates foundation projects, industry defining projects in the space of a few months etc
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