How many of y’all have the bench “relatively” full right now??
I’ll add in that I’m looking for SA consulting roles but might need to dip down to Associate if it means I get an actual chance to put my foot in the door.
What are the tax advantages of contributing post-tax to your 401k up to the $55k limit after you’ve reached the $18.5k pre-tax limit (if your employer offers post-tax contributions)?
I keep seeing people post about how Deloitte or PWC tech is better - just curious to hear specific examples for this?
Who's dealt with crisis PR? I have a feeling a client of ours might need it but I don't think they have a budget for a crisis PR agency so it will likely fall on us. Any tips?
Anyone have ballpark estimate of permitting cost to do a PR stunt in NYC (Times Square, or Central Park, or Union Square, Bryant Park)?
When it comes to the digitization of healthcare, how important is it to have tech exp vs. healthcare exp? I understand it’s ideal to have both, but healthcare seems so far behind other industries. Is it better to go into tech for a few years and then go back to healthcare and try to become a change agent?
I need a referal for deloitte ,ey,kpmg orr pwc .
Can anyone refer me in any of these ?
I would be thankful
I have an interview for Bakertilly international tax later today. Is anyone available to chat?
What is TAS manager base and TC at B4? Interviewing with Deloitte. Thoughts on the group?
what is the medical insurance amount provided by Deloitte India? someone please share a complete set of insurance benefits. i.e medical coverage, accidental, term etc thanks in advance Deloitte India Deloitte
Just moved into a new place and I put a lot effort into decorating it and I miss it! Womp womp
This article says that the tech industry has influence on other industries. If they give wfh then others will demand. WTF!!!
Need suggestions please. Got an offer from Swoopos (digital wolf) noida.
Swoopos has a good market presence but it is named as Digital wolf in India.
Can anyone please suggest how is the company culture? Seems to have a very small office
Hi Folks, I have recieved offers from below comps in the same order
CGI 30LPA + 1L JB
Mindtree 32LPA +75K JB
Role: Data Modeller, Data Architect
Which company is better interms of Job Security & Carrer growth
HCL Technologies , Capgemini Mindtree ,CGI
If someone said (over text) “happy thanksgiving to and for you” what would you think they meant? To be clear the intent was “Happy Thanksgiving to you” as a greeting and “happy Thanksgiving for you” as in, I am giving thanks for you.
I was up for promotion to director. Haven’t heard anything yet. Any IFS folks getting the call about your promotions yet?
Hi! I’d love to chat with someone who has extensive Asana experience. Hit me if that’s you.
What are typical hourly billable rates from big 4 for external audit services by role? New York or California.
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Are you folks able to keep up with reading books (any genre)? If yes, how long on average does it take you to complete one?
Anyone else feel more disconnected from the younger people after mid 40s? I understood their plight, knew the lingo, knew what kind of in-person gatherings would be fun, etc. All of a sudden I feel like I have no idea how to connect. I want them to get off my lawn and I’ve never felt that way before. Just looking for an ear.
I am being recruited by McKinsey. I am just starting the process so who knows what will happen. In the summer I had an offer from EY, which was good, but I actually felt like my role at ACN was just too good to leave. However Mck seems to focus on really interesting problems to solve. My questions to other partners out there - if you left another firm to go to Mck, why? If you considered an offer but decided to stay where you are, why? Don’t want to waste people’s time if I’m better off at ACN
Partners - how does your firm incentivize Partners to collaborate and bring the best of your firm's thinking to each account without getting into a turf war?
Why would a Partner at your firm reach out more broadly and pull in more (v. fewer)? At my current firm, I am seeing some information / relationship hoarding. I recognize this is common across the board but I am curious how your firm is tackling this institutionally.
Folks - who do you use for your financial planning and wealth management advisory? Yourself or a form? Anyone you recommend?
Has your firm gone woke? My leadership is consumed by virtue signaling and social justice to the point where nothing else (even our business) seems to matter. More importantly, they seem oblivious to the fact that not everyone shares their woke sensibilities and they’ve said some highly divisive and offensive things. There is no vehicle for dissent. Thinking of leaving a firm I’ve dedicated my life to as a result. It’s a sad realization.
FYI, all: McKinsey works for oil companies. I know no other firms ever would do such a thing, so wanted to get it off my chest. Thanks for listening.
Joining ZS … what are few things I need to keep in mind to become successful and flourish in the firm? Would like to hear from partners who are direct admits and have been successful at ZS
For partners, can you offer me some benchmarks out there for % base vs bonus and total cash comp on upper end?
Not even proud... especially given that my sleep goal isn’t too lavish in the first place. How are you folks coping?
Any folks have interesting alternate investments that do well and you would care to share? (e.g. franchises, non-financial market investments)
I am curious about Protiviti. Any partners move from Big 4, IBM or ACN? I have heard it’s very collaborative. What about their pipeline and clients?
So here's a random one. I'm considering the Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 (not the larger Fold). Anybody already make that leap? If so, what do you think so far? I'm nervous about the battery life, which is reported to be quite limited.
Any suggestions on how to get an adjunct teaching role at a university. Don't need money or prestige. I enjoy teaching and gives me something to do when I retire in ~10 yrs. Many colleagues who do this are big alumni donors. My Alma mater is too far away to be practical option. I'm an expert in a very in demand field - get quoted in articles all the time but have not been able to connect with anyone in academia.
Im a fourth year partner. The clients are good, workload is manageable, have a great team and a great boss. But I'm just not motivated to go and kill it anymore. It just feels more of the same thing. Also, I keep having a feeling that I could be doing a lot more if I were in a startup or in a different corporate role. The only reason that stops me from doing any of this is that money here is good and I worked really hard to get here. Any advice?
I'm an Accenture Managing Director considering a move to Deloitte. I've got 15 - 20 yrs possibly left in my career. Any thoughts on Managing Director vs Principal?
All - In the process of moving out from MD to another competing company.
Does anyone provide contact of a good lawyer to deal and take care of non compete, non solicitation clauses as a part of exit process?
I’m interested to hear from anyone who has stepped away from being a Partner. I am finding that I simply cannot balance work and personal life and be a good “partner” in both aspects. We’re you able to find a new career which enabled you to fulfil your ambitions whilst being a good husband/wife/parent?
Joining Accenture as a lateral MD next month. Any inputs on how to build network and connect with fellow MDs, especially in a remote setup? Are people open to collaborate with “outsiders” at a senior level, or should I expect friction with people protecting their turf and sticking to their own connections? How is the work culture like at MD level? For context, I will join strat and consulting.
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Acura MDX, nothing flashy
2017 540i….no need for anything newer/better and its paid off!
Same here. But with a 530i
Don’t own one.
Same here, using different car sharing platforms and otherwise public transport, living downtown
Wife BNW X5, me X3 and a Ferrari Portofino
Kind of nice to see that there are fewer materialistic shallow-sounding partners in this bowl than usual! (Though there still quite a few)
Not like you can take it with you when you die
Not a fan of the flashy ones. Still using my 2015 Corolla until it breaks. The problem is that it's so reliable that I might have to wait for a few more years lol
OP making the case for a “downvote” button
It doesn’t matter what others drive, enjoy what you drive! Let’s not live for others!!
MD3 - thanks for your input. Much appreciated. Can you answer the question now?
‘16 M5 manual. One of a 100 made globally that year. Also, sitting in the garage and looking for a home: ‘13 Audi S4 manual w/ 41k miles. Special ordered that new and haven’t driven more than 100 miles in the last 3 year.
This was the last year they made the M5 w/ manual. The F90 (‘19 onward) got all wheel drive, which I wish this had given it spins tires in 3rd gear, but it’s impossible to get a manual beside M 2/3/4.
Mazda CX5 GTR. Used to have a Cadillac and bmw. Covid made me realize why I was just throwing $$ away
Jeep wrangler 4 door
I am using a 2018 white FJ Cruiser. and a Ford Truck. Just in case I have other Partners coming with me for an outdoor adventure. Because I can't stand sitting in their BMWs.
My wife drives a 2003 4Runner she has owned since new, and won’t let me buy her a new car. I’ve tried a few times.
I bought a Range Rover Sport to drive while my BMW is being rebuilt, it spun a rod bearing, but I’ve driven a 2013 535i M-Sport with the manual transmission for the last 7 years. Not excessively flashy but not an economy car either. No one wanted to rebuild it to stock, so I shipped it off to an engine shop and it’s getting built to 600hp.
I used to own a Porsche 986, sold it to a friend when I was at a lower income level and couldn’t really justify having an extra car, I’ll buy it back some day.
RRS, 5 series, 986 are all the cars I want.
I like those wheels, to be honest. Always have. IDK why but the 351s speak to me. I’ve thought about e39 M-parallels with spacers, there’s a pic somewhere of those wheels on this car, but never got around to it.
I would considering having it changed to blue, but good paint is hard to do right and and the grey is a good color too. I’ve also thought about getting it wrapped, but… that’s far down the list I guess.
If I want to spend money on cosmetic mods I think the first thing I’d do is get the dash wrapped in leather. Maybe have some custom interior trim made in real open pore wood.
Holds its value better than any other vehicle I’ve owned
Agree P6. I regret selling mine in 2020. I miss it.
That is a funny post OP
Yes. It is hilarious…
Kia Telluride. Big fan of it. Not a car person at all so this was the right balance of family fit, price, and some level of luxury feel.
I have one of those also and a 718 boxster 6MT for the weekends.
BMW M8, Wife has a Porsche Cayenne Turbo
G Wagon, R8, S550 Coupe
2013 G Wagon, should last me another 10 just fine. Been waiting on a 911 for 18 months.
Cars are depreciating assets
Is it your fun/hobby (in which case you chose an expensive one - but go for it)?
Drove an early Prius for over a decade, but now in NYC and am very happy with not having a car
That’s where I am. It’s not my hobby and I am not interested in pouring money into a depreciating asset (for the most part…I know there are exceptions). I was set to get a Porsche Cayenne and then I realized that there are so many other ways I’d like to spend the money, such as contributing towards an investment property.