I come from a target school. Last summer, I interned with Booz and I was extended an offer. I joined them after I finished my mba this year. Soon after, I realized that the team that my offer partner & his team had quit the firm. I got staffed on a bad project on the road, bad manager, bad equation etc. Once that got over, I began noticing that I was being increasingly marginalized by my home office.
And five months into joining the firm, I've been counseled out by folks in the office who had barely worked with me. Without warnings, feedback or feelers from my mentors.
From what I see, the things that worked against me were
- Not developing my mentor relationships beyond the formal channel (thanks to the assignment)
- Not schmoozing with the senior folks in the office.
Frankly, I had no idea that firms could be this disrespectful of new employees and this political. Or maybe its just a Booz thing. I have a few questions -
- How common is this? Does it happen only in distress or is it normal practice to not give anyone any prior notice?
- Do I have a legal recourse outside of the UK?
- What do I do with my career now?! Any suggestions on how I can position this?