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Working in deals is ruining my personal life. How do you deal with this?

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I feel totally lost the day or two after finishing a CDD.

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You forgo a personal life. Nothing to lose; problem solved

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Great experience but the Friday night / Saturday morning “fire drills” totally not worth it

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This is what really crushed my soul. Always on being on edge all weekend even if nothing came across

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Is this part of deal advisory kind of work?

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Big 4 M&A tax actually…

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Leave for another job not related to deals

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I dealt with my wlb by getting out of deals. I am much happier now in strategy and operations consulting outside deals

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CDD will ruin your life. ODD/IT DD/post sign work you can get by doing 40-60 hrs/week.

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Agree. Been doing mostly ODD work. There are some intense bursts of work (yes Ive worked around the clock for a few weeks), but I seem to be able to get some slower ones too. And I usually get my weekends and can take some time off for family. So not too bad.

How is M&A tax? Purely curious, hate tax but work sounds interesting

Interesting, very well paying (only reason im still here), and brutal hours.

Totally feel you. I have only been in it for a little over a year now (out of undergrad) and am 100% going to leave after a couple years or maybe even sooner. It’s impossible to have a personal life

Every weekend is pretty much ruined. Becoming tired of it real fast

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2 years in. Came from digital agency. I miss true collaboration, looking at the broader digital picture rather than implementing software just bc because someone signed a fat SOW, my mental health..

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What’s the common range of annual salary raise without promotion?

An intern who sits near me keeps loudly burping....... really wanna tell her to stop. Do I do it?

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Is intra-project hooking up real? Share some stories

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It’s pretty wild how much Big 4 demonizes people who leave. Even worse if you’re looking to jump to a competitor. It’s never that serious

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What is the federal parental leave policy? I’m new to government and having a baby soon. I know we’re given 12 weeks and have to sign an agreement to work 12 weeks after we return but are there other stipulations to a claw back period or how long we had to be at the agency first?

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All you people complaining about salary, what’s your level and pay and why do you think you deserve more?

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Risk of getting fired as a new experienced hire in HC with solid 3 ratings and tons of impactful PRD, but on the bench for too long?

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Average performance bonus for BA @ Mckinsey?

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Have to cover client testing daily from 9 am to Midnight. At client site 9 am to 4 pm. PM called me at 5:00 and berated me for leaving early. Meanwhile I’m near delirious with lack of sleep. WWYD?

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I’ve been through 5+ weeks of interviews with a company that will IPO next year and they did a bait and switch on me with the offer: it was advertised as “Head of” and then during the offer-walk-through-meeting today they said “oh btw we changed the title to ‘Senior Manager’ for this role”. They offered me a salary I made 4 years ago as a manager. They offered stock options with an exercise price TBD 1 year from now…which is when they’re hitting IPO. Is that normal for stock options?

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Is there any B4 firm(except KPMG) that hire experienced associate in FDD? I am looking around the web and most seems to be looking for only seniors. (PwC does but practically Senior cuz they require 2 years of experience)

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Hey fishes! Need some guidance here, currently working at a top 10 firm, I like the IT audit work, I enjoy my team, but I’m feeling like this will be my last busy season here as I want to try some place different + get better pay. My main question is… should I go for a big 4 for 1-2 years to gain that experience in my resume and then jump to industry or should I jump to industry directly? TIA

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Raise your hands if you value sleep over spending an extra +/- 30 minutes to get ready in the AM. Rock the natural look ladies (and gentlemen)!

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