Has a project been so mundane and easy that you actually struggled more on it than your crazy projects?
First year Engagement Manager / Project Leader total comp at MBB? Ideally broken down by salary, bonus, and benefits
I have five years big 4. Always did well bonus and promotion wise. In between I left for IT sales to make more money but being in Boston I would of had to move for better opportunities. Now I’m back in consulting and miss the freedom of sales. Anyone in my position? I felt this way before quarantine too. The SM on my project almost got divorced so she worked so much, then she said I realized it just my life. It’s just too unhealthy. Thoughts bowlers?
Do you think it’s overkill to send a sample of my work product (wiped of client info) to my interviewer? I interviewed last Friday and sent a thank you. It’s been 10 days, they’re still interviewing..
Got a client solutions role at Facebook but also a strategy & product analytics opp at NYT. If strategy & product is end goal, is NYT a better choice? Scared to give up FAANG
Someone please help out at FS Analyst based out of Chicago find a project. Great reviews on first project
I feel like some SMs are brainwashed by the client. One I am working with doesn't like people leaving or wfh or going to the home office. Dude I gotta go catch up on my PD work.
How do you all handle the schmoozing with the client and also your firm leadership? I find it mentally exhausting at times and just want to go back to my hotel.
Client site/hotel is 1/2 mile from college roommate's house (800 miles from where I live), who I only see 1-2x/year. Drinking golden monkey w/ him & his fiancee for 2nd time this week. Life is good.
WFH Home office setup stipend - How are your companies doing it? I know BCG gvae $250 and Bain monitor/keyboard + $150 for ergonomics, curious about other consulting firms
How is the Chicago office in terms of culture, work/life balance, pay, and client roster? Currently at a competitor and looking around. Thanks!
I'm considering a jump to a FAANG HR Business Partner position. Hoping to get advice from the fishes. My real passion is corporate strategy, but I've done a ton of work with HR over the years, and a good amount of client coaching and training. Would this hurt my chances of going back to corporate strategy later? Is it worth the risk to get into a FAANG?
People who like their current project - please share what you're doing to give me hope / reason to stay in consulting.
Has anyone left Consulting for FAANGU and been happier with the work-life balance? On a shitty project, stuck long hours in a broom closet & I keep romanticizing a standing desk & sleeping in my bed.
I love my client. They have been invaluable partners and have spoiled me, giving me prompt info, insight, timely decisions and kindness. Rolling off this week. It’s like saying good-bye to friends. 😢
🙌 Can I get some noise? Rolling off the project from hell and starting a vacation just before I do. Yes. Yes! Yes!! Somebody cue the Pharrell “Happy” music 🎶 💃 I’m outta here!! ✌️✈️🗺🍹
Why is it assumed PMs are responsible for scheduling all meetings and taking notes? When did this happen? I was responsible for providing a recap of meetings in the sense of next steps, not in depth notes on the conversation. As for scheduling meetings, I was responsible for scheduling the milestone meetings (kick offs, internal reviews, post mortems, status meetings that I led), I did not schedule the team reviews (CD reviews with ADs/CWs), client meetings, etc. Comments?
Had the opportunity to switch to a local project and after thinking through it realized how much money it would cost me and how much work it would be to maintain a place. Nice reality check
Need advice, moms. My son is almost 2. I quit D to take a PM job at a client that I’m quite good at but it’s not totally satisfying - reason was really that I just needed time to be at home (contd)
Anyone here fly in/out of DCA or IAD within the last month or so? Trying to get a feel for which airport may be better with COVID in terms of less people, better sanitation, rule following etc. Also, I’ve heard Delta is the better airline at the moment but where I’m headed I can only take United or AA (for nonstop)- anyone recommend one over the other?
Is there anyway for America to get all of the idealistic benefits of Bernie Sanders without losing half my paycheck?
MBB SF any of you guys hiring? Part of ACN Strat and done work at most of FAANG + other late stage “start ups”
Salary research: Client side Marketing Managers in the Boston or nearby, what do you make? I have 10 years of ad agency experience managing and negotiating campaigns of all kinds. Thinking $100k+.
Hi, I’m new to fishbowl and am excited to utilize it! Does anyone here work in the Auto Sales Industry? If so, how have sales been as of recent?
Just moved in-house & am hiring a designer - NO clue what salary to propose for this role. Full benefits, mid-level, Chicago-based, mostly designing internal materials (town halls, etc.). Help?
For those of you who’re aspiring to do an MBA, how are you planning on going on about it given that most of are on H1B. Is an online program the only option or are there more options than I think?
Best destination for milestone wedding anniversary with kids.. within 5-6 hours from US.. suggest please.. Mexico has some travel advisory due to some unrest.. so anywhere else?
So, Trump is giving corporations a 20% tax break and is taking away the tax benefit of contributing to your 401k. So he effectively took our money and gave it to corporations. Take that middle class.
I have an interview coming up next week. Apparently I am meeting with three partners and one director. What questions should I ask? Seriously need help!
Looking for someone to refer me to BCG. I’m a top performer looking to switch as I’m concerned there would be layoffs in my service line.
Chewing like a cow and smacking and popping gum are the sounds I got to enjoy on my flight by the consultant next to me. I feel like I am back in the 8th grade
Diagnosed case of coronavirus of a person who works in Hoboken and Five Times Square. Just curious, is anyone's boss still making them come to the office?
Are manager health, dental, etc benefits firm paid usually? Ive always thought this to be the case, but ive never heard for sure. I know parking and cell phone is usually covered a lot of places.
Big 4 consultants come to fishbowl with their problems, MBB consultants come with their humble brags. Discuss.
Hey y’all: currently weighing the benefits of obtaining an MBA. Started career with 2.5 years of corporate FP&A, then moved to Senior Consultant at a high growth Mgt Consulting firm (1.5 years in). I’ve seen roles back in industry require (interchangeably) MBA or 2-year management consulting experience. Are MBAs helpful/necessary for consultants...just to have one? Should it be more purpose-driven? Etc.
What are your thoughts on making a company sign an NDA when asking you to do a case study for an interview? Really feel like these interview case studies are unfair towards applicants who spend time cracking their heads on original ideas that might be stolen, without a job offer.