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Old 11-16-2018, 01:10 PM
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I work in a practice with a fairly loose reporting structure (no fixed org chart). Ultimately, everyone reports to the partner, but in practice, there is usually a de-facto lead on engagements responsible for communicating with the client and making sure the rest of the team members get their things done on time and at an acceptable level of quality.

We usually take turns being the lead on projects to give everyone a bit of management experience, including junior analysts. I've led teams of 2-6, and have also been managed by people more junior than me. Feedback is informal but I have provided input (such as recommending people for future projects). There is no formal review system in place yet, but there will be soon.

Does this count as management experience? How would you communicate this to others?
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I work in a practice with a fairly loose reporting structure (no fixed org chart). Ultimately, everyone reports to the partner, but in practice, there is usually a de-facto lead on engagements responsible for communicating with the client and making sure the rest of the team members get their things done on time and at an acceptable level of quality.

We usually take turns being the lead on projects to give everyone a bit of management experience, including junior analysts. I've led teams of 2-6, and have also been managed by people more junior than me. Feedback is informal but I have provided input (such as recommending people for future projects). There is no formal review system in place yet, but there will be soon.

Does this count as management experience? How would you communicate this to others?
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Its informal management experience.

Still valuable, but also quite different from having actual direct reports.

Looking to move to another firm?
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Sounds good. Originally I was thinking of saying, I have people skills, goddammit, but this will do.
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