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    Edwards
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    I would like to do a survey on what career path most BB/MBB pursue post BB/MBB. Pls. specify years of experience prior to being a BB/MBB and years being a BB/MBB before pursuing other positions. Thanks.

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    #78255

    Anna O’C
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    David – I am an ex-BB, by about a month, now currently at liberty, as the theater people say.  I spent 2.6 years as a Black Belt in a big 3 US automaker.  I was at one time a candidate for MBB, but ended up not pursuing that further because of the relatively high amounts of overtime they were demanding of MBB’s in my organization.  I am also the mother of 3 with a consultant husband (not quality or 6 Sigma, but IT and IT security) who travels almost continually for his work.  Since he travels and puts in 60-70 hour weeks even when he’s in town, I don’t feel that doing the same would be fair to our kids. It’s also not cost-effective.  I’d have to hire a second shift of child care / housekeeping, and it would cost MUCH more than the raise they were offering to MBB’s.   Right now my nanny works 50 hours a week so that I could be on-site at my former employer for 45 hours most weeks (I’m now spending most of that same amount of time on a combination of job search, and backing up my mother as caregiver for my father, who has Alzheimers.) Much more work time for very long would burn out the nanny and leave me overwhelmed too.
    I’m pursuing new positions as either a Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer (my original job with the auto maker) or as a DFSS / Design for Manufacturing specialist/trainer/consultant (a position I held just before and during my BB assignment).  The job postings on this forum are one of the major places I’ve looked.  I had a few feelers from headhunters about possible jobs, but no interviews and no firm offers yet.  I’ll keep you posted.
    Anna

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    #78256

    G
    Participant

    Anna,
    We would like to talk to you……
    By answering this posting it will come straight to my mail box. 
    Please leave me your email address.

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    #78257

    AnnaO’C
    Participant

    Dear G –
     I am available at [email protected] for any detailed discussion you want to take off-line.  I know you folks don’t want “positions available” postings in the forum, but I hadn’t seen any rules against “practioners available” posts. 
    Anna

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    #78266

    Edwards
    Participant

    Anna, good for you on your decision to spend more time with the kids. They will certainly appreciate it when they grow up. As for job hunting try hotjobs.com (if you haven’t). They seem to have generous amount of BB posting. Thanks for sharing your views with me and good luck in your future career!

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    #78289

    Bronwyn Friday
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    I was a BB with GE – Australia for approx. 2 years.  Before working for GE I worked for 4 years as a Construction Manager and then approx. 4 years with GE in Fleet/Lease Financing.
    I am now a Management Consultant in Risk Management with Marsh (Insurance) doing process re-engineering around Risk Management Systems.  I have also incorporated my construction knowledge to help construction companies show how they are managing their processes to insurance companies to reduce premium costs or to actually get insurance cover. 
    I have found my BB training has fitted wonderfully into this new role and many businesses are very excited by 6 sigma.

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    #78290

    B
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    David,
    I have just started in a post-bb role after 1 year as a bb. Post bb life was an issue I spent a great deal of time considering, due to the relative lack of opportunities as a bb in Australia and the general lack of familiarity with the six sigma methodology over here.  Obviously, there is no shortage of positions advertised in Europe or the US, however my experience thus far suggests applications from Oz are generally dismissed due to the wealth of experience already overseas and the difficulties in interviewing, expense in relocation etc. 
    Best wishes for your survey.

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    #78293

    Edwards
    Participant

    Bronwyn, what was your reason to move to another company post BB ?

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    #78334

    Bronwyn Friday
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    Have you tried Telstra and BHP as they are both searching for BB at the moment.
     

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    #78335

    Bronwyn Friday
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    David
    I was limit at GE and Marsh offered me a chance at external consulting.  I didn’t expect to be doing 6 Sigma post GE but there is a strong demand building in Oz.
    I liked GE’s vision and training but they were not actually delivering it in the GE business I was in, may be it was just too small and too far from the US.

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    #78336

    B
    Participant

    Bronwyn,
    I have contacted Telstra and have not received a response.  I will follow this up in the near future.  I have yet to contact BHP.  Thanks you for the pointers.
    b

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    #78337

    Bronwyn Friday
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    b
    If you want any help or support, please email me on [email protected]
     

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    #78338

    Subramanian
    Member

    Hi G,
    I have worked in ISO,CMM and Six Sigma – with a background that spans Mechanical CAD, Project Management and Software Quality Management. Unfortunately, I live and work in India but since my daughter is a US citizen would not mind relocating to the US for  suitable opportunities. I was hoping that i could send you my resume. Please respond at my email id.
     

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    #78395

    shree nanguneri
    Member

    Hi David,
    The career path for a BB or MBB is limitless and when we add good interviewing skills to it, one can imagine working in any environment to create the impact we set ourselves to do.  Do you agree?
    Shree

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    #78749

    k
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    David,
    I was a BB with GE India, then moved to US and was working as process consultants in startups.
    I have seen many BBs moving to operations (managerial) or business development in my old company.
    One of the paths that I would like to follow is startegic development. But am looking for right oppurtunities to move as a BB into a good company and then move on from there.
    Hope this answer helps your survery.
     

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