Difficulties on the job?

Anonymous A asked on Mar 05, 2019

Hi All,

For those of you who started off at an entry level role at any of the top consulting firms, what were your main difficulties / challenges you had to overcome?


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Anonymous B replied on Mar 05, 2019

The speed of the work, the hours, starting with a hypothesis, actual PowerPoint skills, being the most junior and inexperienced person in the room. And those are just some of them.

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One of the funny / not funny secrets in consulting is that we tell our clients to focus on just 1 or 2 objectives, but expect the consultants to improve a dozen dimensions at once - and the better / senior you are, the more difficult your job becomes => you will always be pushed, no matter how high you go or how long you stay

B replied on Mar 19, 2019

getting used to re-do all the work you have done all week when client rejects it and learning to suck it up