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Crackajack
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8058 posts since 21/4/05

16 Nov 2021 16:27
swede wrote: anyone got any good resources on agile working? started working on an internal workstream to analyse applicability to our industry (pharma). bonus points if there are any cases studies outside of the engineering/tech world

Have a look at Atlassian for some practical templates and resources in a software context. Agile gets bandied about a lot and so has become meaningless / means anything kind of thing.
NigelBenn
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4518 posts since 6/2/08

posted 1 Dec 2021 17:17, edited 1 Dec 2021 17:17
Anyone know of any good CV writing services?
Byte
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3055 posts since 16/6/10

1 Dec 2021 18:10
https://www.rezi.ai/
Hanto
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3289 posts since 30/11/09

1 Dec 2021 19:03
Anyone joined the great resignation yet? Keen to hear people's results.
Sneakysbest
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2058 posts since 28/1/12

1 Dec 2021 19:58
Been at new spot for 3 weeks. Played hard to get with their first offer even thought it was a 30-35% pay increase, came back with a much higher offer so have washed out at closer to 50% pay increase plus sign on bonus.

Only had to two rounds of interviews. Don't know what industry your in, but in consulting its mad how much firms are offering and how easy it is to move. Never had it this good.
ismvil
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2000 posts since 16/9/11

1 Dec 2021 20:09
Damn son, that's epic
swede
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10147 posts since 21/3/09

1 Dec 2021 22:50
sneakys did you go to big4? i know boutiques are offering big rises but not heard the same for big4
Sneakysbest
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2058 posts since 28/1/12

3 Dec 2021 14:14
Nah started at big4, don't think I'll ever head back. At a mid cap firm now, around 1000 HC global.
Hanto
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3289 posts since 30/11/09

3 Dec 2021 14:16
Sneakysbest wrote: Been at new spot for 3 weeks. Played hard to get with their first offer even thought it was a 30-35% pay increase, came back with a much higher offer so have washed out at closer to 50% pay increase plus sign on bonus.

Only had to two rounds of interviews. Don't know what industry your in, but in consulting its mad how much firms are offering and how easy it is to move. Never had it this good.

MarTech sales for me. I have heard some ridiculous stories of pay increases etc. What was your reason for wanting to move?
Sneakysbest
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2058 posts since 28/1/12

3 Dec 2021 14:35
many factors really, I came from Accenture so was keen to get out of a big body shop into something smaller, but didn't want so small I'd have to run all aspects of a project. Linked, wanted more of connection to department and ability to shape direction of areas we'd sell into and staff projects in. Accenture's pay was poor, after a bonus and pay rise freeze during pandemic, pay rise first round after was not good.

Saying all that, Accenture was a great place to work, great people and the occasional great project.
swiftus
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1642 posts since 1/7/09

3 Dec 2021 15:07
I heard a lot of horror stories about Accenture from friends (moving from KPMG -> Accenture). Having said that, KPMG was very lenient.

I went to a boutique consulting after big4. Wish I had done it sooner. Only downside I found at the boutique was a cliquey atmosphere between the OGs (some colleagues were bezzies), but it made the newbies band together even more than normal.
Razorlight123
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5043 posts since 13/1/10

posted 3 Dec 2021 15:07, edited 3 Dec 2021 15:07
Hanto wrote: Anyone joined the great resignation yet? Keen to hear people's results.

Yup, I've recently handed in my notice as I'm doing post-grad research, which I want to focus on fully in the new year, but they desperately want to keep me on - asked me to stay on for a further year but I can't.

Came to an arrangement, whereby I leave couple of months and they increased my salary by 35% between now and time of leaving.

Friend of mine had a case whereby, she had an interview and offer from another firm and passed this onto her current employers and she essentially played both firms against each other.

She's staying with current employer on a much higher salary.
Sneakysbest
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2058 posts since 28/1/12

3 Dec 2021 15:32
swiftus wrote: I heard a lot of horror stories about Accenture from friends (moving from KPMG -> Accenture). Having said that, KPMG was very lenient.

I went to a boutique consulting after big4. Wish I had done it sooner. Only downside I found at the boutique was a cliquey atmosphere between the OGs (some colleagues were bezzies), but it made the newbies band together even more than normal.

Does come down to what practice your in, I came to Accenture from Deloitte after leaving due to horrible culture and hours which genuinely made me reconsider my career, so literally anything would have been better.
MrW
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3082 posts since 1/8/11

3 Dec 2021 15:46
Currently at Accenture, been there 3 years after the acquisition of the boutique consultancy I was in before. Prior to that was at Hitachi (Consulting). Can't be doing with general vibe and culture of the big consultancies, but doing what I do I can pretty much avoid all of it which suits me fine. Generous bonus this year though and pension's decent (especially when you're an older fuk'er like me) so no complaints.

That said, biding my time as boutique 2.0's up and running, once the clients are on board plan is to head back there and repeat the whole growth / acquisition / payout cycle again Laughing out loud