Hey fishes, I’m 21M here. Class of 2020, 3.2 GPA from a top 20 target school for undergrad.
I am 8 months into my first consulting job. What is the timeline for someone like myself? I managed to get some 2020 GMAT prep books but apart from that, I’m not really sure what the direction is. Do I just prep, practice, and take the test? I would like to apply for schools by 2024-2025. Thanks!
If u apply for a role at an MBB that is focused on automotive, are u stuck in that for a bit?? Or do u get to move around?
What about if I worked in automotive stuffs and then got a masters in a year or two in something different? that would let me escape working on auto stuff right??? Maybe??
I saw this quote in a thread on fishbowl and it feels relevant to me an auto industry:
>What's it called when you accidentally become an expert in your team on that one topic you dislike?
Any open positions in the area of Risk Management?? I m Working in Risk Advisory for 1.5+ yrs... looking out for operational risk Management jobs within Financial Services or FNCG domain.. If not Operational, I m Currently persuing FRM to switch in model, credit, market risk...
IT team said my mobile is not supported for workplace apps (email, chat, etc.). I bought this phone a couple of years back for over 27K- and I think it should last atleast 1 more year..
Is there any policy for corporate mobile in PwC? I am a Manager in advisory.
Does anyone work at Peraton that could speak to the company culture and what it’s like working there?
I spent all of my career in finTech & finServ as an implementation engineer. I think that I have been an above average performer throughout my career. Here's the short version of salary history:
Job0 - yr0 - intern - $18/hr
Job1 - Yr1 - $52k base + 10% bonus
Job2 - Yr5 - $100k base + bonus, upto 100%
Job3 - Yr6 - $120k base + bonus, upto 30%
Job4 - Yr8 - $140k base + $100k equity
Job5 - Yr13 - $180k base + bonus, upto 30%
Job6 - Yr18 - $197k base + 27% bonus + stock option
Recommendations on a quiet, safe, pet friendly apartment complex within 30 min of downtown? Would like to stay under $1500 for a studio. Thanks!
I'm a little worreid about the background check I'm about to go through. I don't have a criminal history, but my credit score isn’t very high, and I have a lot of debt from student loans. Should I be concerned?
I want to know the job security in the Siemens
I am looking for a job change. Kindly refer me.
Hello! Selling my 2019 Apple iMac with 3.0GHz Intel Core i5 (27 inch Retina 5K Display, 8GB RAM, 1TB). Let me know who’s interested. Cleaned to factory settings comes with wired mouse and keyboard. Can ship anywhere. Used lightly.
Can someone tell me how much a senior analyst/consultant - network relations makes at CVS.
Trying to get a sense of what typical hours are like at different consulting firms in Dubai. Want to see what time you start and close each day, if you get breaks besides lunch and dinner, early closing on Fridays, etc. Is it vastly different at different levels within your companies? Any insight is appreciated 🙏
I have a few commercial real estate loans which are fixed rate for 5 years on a 20 year amortization schedule.
My lenders assure me that at the end of each 5 years, I can get another similar loan with the prevailing rates.
The problem is that I would be on the first 5 years of a 20 year amortization schedule every time- which means that I’d be paying mostly interest. It would take forever to pay off this mortgage.
What is the general strategy here? ( continued below)
Has anyone had an FPD week? Do you just basically do nothing all day or do you get crushed with BD work?
Anyone work at Cooper University Healthcare? I’ve been trying to find reviews regarding what the work/life balance is, as well as the overall work environment.
Has anyone rejoined John Deere as a software dev after leaving? If yes then in how many years or months? Do they give a hike again on re interviewing?
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Anyone have experience pivoting from academia or some other unrelated role to UX Researcher as a PhD?
(I’m new here, so apologies if this sort of thing is uncouth, or if this is the wrong place to post).
I’m currently working as a design lead at IBM and am looking for opportunities outside of the company. I’ve received feedback on my cover letter and resume from senior male colleagues, but I would greatly appreciate the perspective of a female in a leadership position, if anyone is willing to provide feedback. (Particularly anyone in the UX / Design Strategy field).
I hate self-promotion. How do i get over this dread of posting “humbling” posts? I have been awarded several recognitions internally and they are asking me to boast them in social media.
Any advice is welcome!!
Anyone here from Salesforce? I came across a couple of job postings on LinkedIn that appear to be a great fit and wanted to check if you’d be willing to refer. Thanks!
If you had/have a career coach, how did you know they were the right fit for you?
Ive cross posted this to a few other bowls so sorry if you've seen this multiple times!
Leaving a toxic job that I’ve only been at for like 3 months, how would you phrase having a conversation to resign? I only resigned one other time and it was somewhere I enjoyed and was at for 4 years so no clue how to go about this.
I left a role with a fantastic team that really enjoyed working for me as of yesterday. I’m going to manage a new team, and the lateral move is generally seen as a big step up for me even though it’s lateral.
I got to say though… that’s got to be one of the hardest goodbyes I have done! I am leaving that team because my boss was abusive and misogynistic. I guess it’s just that I am leaving a bunch of really great people in his hands and I am worried for them.
Anyone ever experienced this?
It is only now in my early thirty's and after a couple of really tough years at work, do I recognize the benefit and need for a mentor. I do not think I have ever had one really, only 'okay' male bosses. As the only woman in my company (for 5+ years now) I'm not even sure how I can find a 'mentor' outside of my company or if that is even a thing? I see that my more 'successful' friends have had female bosses they rave about or appointed mentors at each level of their career. Any advice?
My (male) partner greets all the guys with a handshake, but always gives me — the lone female — a side-hug. I’d like to also get the handshake, but he’s a huge dude and I’m tiny ...
3 folks that I have hired and trained are being offered a Director position above me. I am so proud of them, but I need advice… When I asked why I was not considered, the only reasons that came up were the following: *1. Less college education 2. My age. I am young. 3. Less experience with Landlords.* I have been with this company for quite a while and my goals have been clear. When I asked what I needed to do over the past 2 years to achieve Director, these 3 issues were not mentioned.
Hi Everyone! I’m trying to do a career transition into Business Analyst/ Data Analyst. I have a bachelor and google cert. Any advice on landing a job? I have a lot of transferrable skills. Currently unemployed and in need of a job 🙏🏽
Has anyone been successful at creating “boundaries” in the workplace both with duties and relationships with bosses and not been gaslighted to believe they just aren’t being a team player ( or in other words highly agreeable)? I’ve seen it happen around me and I’m waiting for the day it directly effects me. I would love to learn from your experiences and success stories…
Hi all, need a bit of performance advice - I’m thinking of asking for a new PM, but I’m worried about how that will impact my reputation in the team.
My current PM is nice guy, but I don’t feel like he cares about my development and my goals, and he most certainly doesn’t fight for me in the performance reviews. I need someone who can push me and who has my back. Has anyone requested a new PM, and if so, how did you go about it, and where there any repercussions? Thanks for your honesty.
I’ve been struggling to be satisfied with my current job as an AE and interviewing else where, however, everywhere that I interview I keep getting the same feedback: “hiring managers had only positive things to say about you, but we have decided to move forward with candidates who whose skills are more closely aligned to the immediate needs of the team. Please consider us for the future”
I have no idea what I’m doing wrong, anyone have advice?
Best shoes for work that aren’t Rothy’s. Go! (I recent bought a pair of Tom’s slingback heels and a wedge and they’re both pretty decent.)
I’m in talks with management about being a candidate for a new position, Project Manager. This would be a promotion for me; however, a member of my team indicated the company may not want to increase compensation for this role even though I would have more responsibilities. It was even stated that “They may even want to fire people who asked for more money.” I am staggered. Do you advice for me? Should I look elsewhere? Any referrals? Any insight/assistance appreciated.
Does anyone have experience with Neovia Logistics? Currently employed with the same company for the last 11 years but looking to expand my horizons potentially. I’m in a good spot because I don’t have to job hunt, so I want to learn all the pros and cons about a place before leaving my safety net. If you work there, what do you like? Dislike? How is the culture? Upward advancement opportunities? Mentorship and learning? Work/life balance? Etc etc. Thank you in advance for your input!
Hi all. What would you want in a care package from your boss?
My team is almost at a major deadline, and everyone’s been putting in nights and weekends over the past two months get here. I got budget to send them care packages. Thoughts on what you’d want?
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As an executive leader for over 20 years managing global teams, I’ve had women cry and I’ve had men cry...I don’t think it’s necessarily “a sign of immaturity” nor do I think it’s unacceptable. My response has always been to pause a moment to allow them to compose themselves and ask them if they need a moment of privacy. And I think the hearse reaction that it’s always inappropriate can continue to perpetuate the “men are stronger, women cry” mentality. So, simply stated, I disagree.
Many women cry out of frustration and it is an automatic response. I do not understand how crying has become equated with immaturity. I do not follow that logic. Crying is a response to something. Allow people to emote (offering privacy is a good idea too).
You are wrong, but of course not about all of them. Some people have little control over their biological tendency to tear up. You should always offer up that they take a few minutes to go to the restroom and work through their emotions in privacy if they’d prefer
I would rather base my opinion of the person on how they tackle the situation after the initial tearful response has subsided. Unfortunately sometimes tears are not really easy to control, to some extent it is a biological response. However that by itself doesn't make someone weak or immature. If after the tears subsides they are able to take control of the situation, I wouldn't think twice about the tears at all.
I disagree that is shows lack of maturity. It shows emotion. Sometimes it’s hard to control and is just a natural reaction that is extremely hard to control.
I’m pregnant and have cried in front of multiple partners but have managed not to in front of my team. I have no control over it and it really sucks and I fear that these partners have an attitude like yours.
I cry at work. In the last year, it’s probably been once every 6 weeks or so. I stepped I to a big promotion at work (a stretch role where I lead a region in Europe and moved to a country where I don’t speak the native language), lost my grandmother, saw my father diagnosed with cancer and undergo treatment, dealt with an abusive client who was the screamy angry sort and physically intimidating.
I cried at work. I was sad. I was frustrated. I was angry. I was relieved. I was happy. I was proud. I was lost. I was exhausted. I was overwhelmed. I cried in front of my team, my clients, my boss.
I do not believe I am immature. I have seen others react to similar emotions by yelling, throwing things, engaging in self harm, or any other variety of ways. This is simply how I express strong emotions.
Hmm, not really, even if someone is doing it regularly I wouldn't think to judge them for it if it doesn't impact their work otherwise. If anything, I would show compassion and ask if everything was OK and if there was anything I could do to help. High functioning depression is a thing.
I remember I used to cry all the time during my pregnancy. Then again I was in a similar state when I was struggling with depression. Thankfully none of my crying episodes happened in front of anyone, usually in the bathroom. However it never impacted my work. If anything, during my depression I threw myself into work even more.
I disagree. P1 said it all. People process emotions differently and I’m glad corporate America is starting to realize / normalize this
Crying is simply an expression or release of emotion. It isn’t necessarily a sign of weakness nor even lack of professionalism. I’ve cried, you’ve cried, we’ve all cried at some point in our careers. I prefer to judge and be judged on my contribution and performance. Many professional men judge harshly, I hope that professional women can be more empathetic and tolerant of varied expressions of emotions.
If it happens that someone you mange cries often, maybe you could have a chat with them, try to understand what’s going on.
It's part of the Amygdala response. When we have certain feelings, our amygdala takes over and causes a reaction. It is very hard to control this response. Some people will cry when they are angry, not just hurt or upset.
Agree. Empathy is probably a key skill in managing both down and up. Please learn from some of the reactions in this post even if you disagree.
Op there is something about how you are posting - the tone- and then the commentary to assert “I am considered one of the best managers” yet while simultaneously posting about how crying women annoy you... it all feels very self unaware. You may be the best manager in the world but I think you should think about how you are coming off on this thread. It feels a bit self unaware, dismissive, higher than thou, judgmental, and defensive. You may disagree but maybe some of this honesty will make you reassess even if for a little bit.
You’re wrong. I never cry at work, but I know people process emotion differently. Sometimes the inability to express that emotion actually is more concerning in certain scenarios. If it doesn’t impact their work leave it alone. Why judge? Don’t we get judged enough on too many other things? If a consultant on my team needs to cry once a week to turn around a kickass deck why the hell should I judge her for that. Come. On. Can we start embodying the change we want to see in men. PLEASE.
OP it’s not an immature reaction. If you want to be in a leadership role you need to understand you need to help people through bad feedback instead of judging them harshly because they cry, especially when you’re the other side of the power unbalance. This actually makes you seem like you could use some more grooming before being anything other than an individual contributor.
Wow, OP, you’re amazing and I wish I could be more like you. I wish i had the balls to ask for advice and tell everyone who takes the time to answer my plea that they are wrong.
Granted I’ve had a few women that are very strong workers get choked up or a little teary eyed when they made a major mistake or someone yelled at them and I was very understanding in those situations. But recurring tears is a sign of a lack of maturity in the workplace. Am I wrong for this and am I perpetuating the current male dominated culture?
I want to add that I’ve cried at work both for constructive and complimentary feedback. I’m a person who shows my emotions. To help me balance them I’ve asked for feedback in writing in advance, or when in person I’ve asked for a more casual tone to drop the emotional energy in a situation. Sometimes feedback from certain ppl affects me differently or my life/work balance comes into my reaction in a way I might not have expected. I once wanted to hug someone for their feedback. It mattered that much to me. We laughed and high-fived
So treat the person like a human and ask them about themselves to more fully understand
Let me tell you, the second they release a tear-inhibiting product I'll be all over that. In the meantime, my body releases tears without my permission in circumstances like those. Something uncontrollable is NOT "weakness" OR "lack of professionalism" because guess what-- it's not a performance.
I’ve been reading this in the shadows and have enjoyed the mostly professional back and forth. I tend to agree with BCG2 in regards to your responses to people who don’t agree with you - your tone comes off as very defensive, as if you were looking more for validation than for feedback. Another statement you made caught my eye and I’m surprised no one else picked up on it (maybe that means I’m reading too much into it).
“If people didn’t enjoy working with me, I’d have no followers,” was the statement you made in a post above. “Followers”. A good leader doesn’t create followers, they create more leaders. Maybe it’s time for self reflection instead of pointing out your perceived flaws of others?