Interviewing at McKinsey from a big 4 consulting firm - currently an engagement manager interviewing for an engagement manager role on the partner track - comp at big 4 is currently $165k base, what’s a reasonable amount to ask for at mck? I got an Ivy League exec mba in 2020 as well, which hasn’t yet been reflected in my big 4 comp (we mostly didn’t do raises because of covid last year). Trying to understand how much higher mck might be willing to go?

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What sort of total comp do people see for Managing Director vs Partner at Deloitte Digital? Is one better, recruiter was saying same level diff responsibility?

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Stay at AWS as a L7 Principal making $420k TC or take the offer from McKinsey as an Associate Partner at $450k TC? McK is experienced track. Which one has the longer 5 year trajectory for comp?

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Accenture and Deloitte consulting folks - what is the first / second year total partner comp in your firm? Intel would be helpful as courting MD level offers from both. Thanks in advance!

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MBB is known for fastest progression to Partner in 6-7 years and SIGNIFICANTLY better comp compared to Big 4. That said seeing some of my Big 4 friends make it to SMs in 7 years so MBB needs to amp up the meritocracy based promotions. Curious what would be the comp for a 1st year consulting partner in Big 4?

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Hi fishes! How practical is the idea to join a Big 4 to become a partner ? How many people (in terms of %) actually stay there for so long ? I’m getting into a Big4 with the aspiration to become a partner someday and letting go of a role in a product based firm giving me 7 lacs more in compensation. I later don’t want to regret my decision in monetary aspect. My YoE = 7+ years.

For a given non-technical candidate with 10 yoe and a top 10 MBA, what is the ranking for how much FAANG+Microsoft would pay that person in these roles? 1. Product Strategy 2. Partnerships/Partner Solutions Management 3. Product Marketing Management 4. Strategy & Operations 5. Program Management Is the order from most to least compensation 1, 4, 2, 3, 5? Facebook Google Microsoft

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Fishes, need advice. I dipped my toe in the market and now have an offer that is $100k more than my current salary (in industry, as a program manager). Spoke to my lead partner and they’ve been able to increase my pay by $9k (lol). I don’t feel ready to leave consulting as I’ve come from industry. What would u do?

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My partner (unmarried) of five years and I just started looking at houses to buy together but there is a significant disparity in our annual cash comp. Would it be crazy for me to purchase a house with him and split it 50/50 on ownership but pay 90% of the costs (based on the ratio of our annual cash comp), or is that what you do when you are in a committed relationship and building a life together?

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My partner is interviewing at pwc for an associate role in cyber security. What is a reasonable salary band she should target? And should she ask for a signing bonus? Location: Toronto. Thanks!

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Hi Fishes, How is the work-life balance, career growth, bonus,work culture etc. at Dr.Reddys Lab for the post of Business Partner- Analytics?

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Curious on Senior Manager (tax) salary progression for folks out there? VHCOL here (Bay Area): I’ll start: SM1 - $150k (plus 11k bonus) SM2 - 162.5k (plus 12k bonus) SM3 - 175k (bonus TBD) Have received good/strong reviews. Considered to have a strong path to partner.

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Folks - Which is a better option .. Deloitte MD or ZS Partner? Similar comp.

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What is the total comp of an MD at FTI? Is it equivalent to partner and is a Senior managing director synonymous with a senior partner?

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Does anyone know the salary range for EY Senior Consultant Supply Chain and Operations for the EAST region? 6 YOE Industry Experience Also, any idea about how many interviews rounds are required? Read on a post from last year that there are two interviews with SMs for anything below manager. Manager and above would require interviewing with a partner. Any insight on if this is still valid?

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In the 16 years since I was a summer clerk, profits per equity partner have more than doubled. The associate comp. scale has increased 20k in the same period. People wonder why associates are leaving for other jobs….

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Is there anybody that thinks their salary is particularly greater than, or at least inspiring to, the majority on here that you’re willing to provide numbers and your career path to achieve it? Whether you’re a partner, got in a pre-IPO company, C-suite, etc. I think it’d be interesting to see numbers, COL, and career path of the top earners, because I think there is quite a bit of misconception that all top earners have IB experience lol

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Facebook is stating 95k base 10% bonus and equity (unclear how much) for marketing science partner in MCOL city. 4 YOE. Is this fair? Seems low..

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Has anybody discussed with a partner a salary increase and how did that go?

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Moving to NYC from Europe. Gonna make 170-180k pre Bonus. My partner is a student in NYC. How much rent can I afford in the city if I want to still have a fun life. My partner can chip in 1.5 to 2k per month.

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Currently interviewing for Jr. Positions with my partner. Is it better to shoot for a higher salary and then work down? Or would you just get dismissed for unrealistic expectations? Any tips for handling the salary talk?

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As a mid level, do you prioritize quality of work or compensation? Is it depending on whether or not you want to make partner?

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What is a broad general salary range for a partner at KPMG?

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Is it appropriate to ask about the comp/benefits the partner group makes at a regional consultancy I’m interviewing with (top 30)? At B4 I know I’d start around 300k in my practice, great pension, etc. Obviously it depends on growth of the firm (300mil rev last year, projecting 1B by 2026) but I’m just not sure how to go about it. I’m already a senior manager so just don’t want to join somewhere with not much room for growth even if I do join partnership.

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What would you chose between: Director at smaller firm (CS, XC, Alight) or SM (or equivalent) at larger firm (Deloitte, PWC, KPMG) Is partner track worth it? Is WLB that different? Comp?

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Am I being underpaid? Chicago. Started in 2017. Work at a mid-size insurance defense firm as the only associate in my practice group. I pretty much handle my own files except if I need to run something by a partner. Minimum billable 1950 (with expectation you exceed that). Partners consistently give me good reviews, feedback, tell me I'm the best associate, will make partner, etc. Make 110k with around ~10k yearly bonus.

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Am I being underpaid? I have a review coming up and want to have an idea of what others in similar positions earn. Started in 2017. Work at an insurance defense firm as the only employment law associate. I pretty much handle my own files except if I need to run something by a partner. Minimum billable 1950 (with expectation you exceed that). Partners consistently give me good reviews, feedback, tell me I'm the best associate, will make partner, etc. Make 110k with around ~10k yearly bonus.

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Partner is upset with me about something that was out of my control. Is the best course of action to take responsibility, apologize, and move forward, or try to explain my side? Also is this likely to affect year end bonus/raise?

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I was invited by former colleagues to join them as a 20% equity partner in a strategy consulting boutique they founded last year. I had expected the next step of my career would be to join a tech startup but with this move my total comp would likely double or more ($800K+). Do I follow my dream or follow the money?

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Let’s say average B4 first year partner draw is $400k with 5th yr average being $550k. Does anyone agree or disagree strongly with the below very general averages: Tier 2 (GT/BDO/RSM) - yr1 $325k; yr5 $400k Tier 3 (ranking 7-20) - yr1 $275k; yr5 $350 Regionals - yr1 $225k; yr5 $300k I’m trying gauge what the long term comp difference would be at different firms assuming all other factors equal. TIA fishes!!

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So do all of these comp conversations end when some one makes a partner ? How does their comp structure look like ? Curious

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Need help evaluating two offers with same salary Deloitte - Assistant Director - HR said M4 level salary - is that manager or senior manager? or EY - Manager with written promise to evaluate mid year, exec coaching and partner sponsoring business case - is the salary band for SM very different between the two? Deloitte EY

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I know how to google :) but would love this groups view: how did you think about engagement ring cost? I know the old “x months salary” framing but would just benefit from hearing what others did. For context, my tc is about 250k. Partner and I don’t have a ton of $ though due to big focus on paying down loans till last year. So, doing ok but not swimming in disposable cash.

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While recognizing this is probably different from firm to firm: Can someone explain Partner credits (billing, originating, managing) and how that impacts Partner salary? For instance, if three different people each account for 100% of the credit on one matter that’s brought in $1mil, what might their salary look like? For clarity - Person A gets 100% of billing credit, Person B gets 100% originating credit, and Person C gets 100% managing credit.

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At big4 does the partner(s) interview us decide the offer salary and bonus? Will they know if you negotiate?

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Seems obvious to me yet i still must ask to hear out the trade offs…. Non equity tech MD at a specialty business unit at MBB, or MD at a leading system integrator with public equity and significant total compensation increase? Feels like being a true MD and no second rate citizen status supersedes the MBB brand name if you’re not partner track.

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I am a sr. Principal at a T1 firm where I don’t see a growth path to an equity partner. I am considering either of: A) transition to another T1 firm as a sr principal and strive for an equity partner (in an area I have passion for) B) transition to a T2 firm as an equity partner (in another area I have the skill set, but less passion for) B) has higher compensation, greater responsibilities, seat with the leadership vs. A) has better brand in an area I have passion for. Welcome thoughts

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Need job opportunity feedback. Current gig - FDD M2 - will get promoted this year. In a really good group with great people and partner. Pay sucks. Potential opps: -ACN M&A strat - Manager - base is at market and substantial pay raise (50+%) with nice sign on bonus. Perf Bonus is likely 10-13%. Currently have offer -A&M PEPI CFO Services - way smaller base than ACN but crazy TC upside with utilization bonus. Still in interview process. WLB will take a big hit. What would you choose?

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Had an initial phone screening/interview with my dream firm. I’m not sure how it went. There were some good, some bad (or at least I think) parts. I was referred by a partner and this is my first time phone screening and was expecting a lot more questions. I was asked a couple “tell me about” questions and then went into salary expectations and open to relocating. How much weight do they put into the phone screen and is it normal to wonder how they went?

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Horrible anxiety about considering a new job.... I was one of the big firm stealth layoffs in covid and joined a boutique firm in Sept. They came sort of close to matching my salary but I moved to SoCal and have an opportunity to jump back in to big law and get $100k raise. The people at the small firm are so nice, but hours are nuts and if I’m going to work this much, I might as well get paid more, right? Is it too soon? How do you tell them when the managing partner took you under his wing?

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