The Big 4 refers to the largest accounting and professional services firms: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Got an email from the company I'm going to be starting at in a week, saying they need to verify stuff on my background check. I completed the requirements to get certified as a lean facilitator last year, but my company never sent the physical certificate. I gave all the info I've got, including the email of the main lean guy from my old company, who can verify everything. Do I have anything to worry about here, or am I freaking out for nothing? Headed to a big 4, fwiw

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Any advice on how to prep for HR phone screening for Big 4?

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Have offers from Firm A (5k employees 1B revenue) & Firm B (2k employees 200M revenue) to come in as a senior manager and create/build a new, niche tax practice similar to what I played a pivotal role in building at a B4. My biggest issue at B4 has been the big firm BS (hard to get things approved, slow moving, high performers not rewarded appropriately). What’s the right balance between the resources/client base of a larger firm and the autonomy/pay of a smaller firm? How small is too small?

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Have offers from Firm A (5k employees 1B revenue) & Firm B (2k employees 200M revenue) to come in as a senior manager and create/build a new, niche tax practice similar to what I played a pivotal role in building at a B4. My biggest issue at B4 has been the big firm BS (hard to get things approved, slow moving, high performers not rewarded appropriately). What’s the right balance between the resources/client base of a larger firm and the autonomy/pay of a smaller firm? How small is too small?

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Just received an offer at an international crypto exchange. Peace out big 4 consulting ✌🏻

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Is it actually worth getting an MBA if you already work at a big 4?

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SALARY NEGOTIATION ADVICE NEEDED!!! Hi Fishes, I got an offer from a big 4...I have got 7.6lpa Probably, monday LTI's HR will call me for salary negotiation... How should I conversate with her...so that I get something more than this... What should I do to make sure I get an offer from LTI .... Yoe: 2 Role: Java Developer Your words would be highly appreciated 🙂🙏🏾 Thank you😊

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Are there any married couples working at two different big 4 firms? How did you make sure your finances were compliant with both?

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Big 4 senior exit to FP&A, any places you all recommend in our near NYC that has great upward mobility? Basically the up or out culture of big 4 but in industry. Thanks!

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Friends, any idea of what MD comp looks like at CL2-3 at Accenture? wondering how it compares with B4 comp. Thanks in advance!

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How are hours for internal audit at google. Also want to break into google from big 4 can I do it after 2 years?

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Hey fishes. I need an advice. I am right now working as Assistant Manager in Big 4 Consulting (CTC close to 25 lacs). I might get a promotion soon and then my overall CTC could be close to 30 lacs (again all estimates). I am planning to do MBA from UK and have got some good offers from good universities. (to try my luck in UK based companies). Any genuine advice and suggestions would be welcomed. Thank you in advance! P.S. Already an MBA from reputed university in India.

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Is it possible to switch from internal audit to B4?

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Hi All, Would pursuing an executive MBA from a top B-School be a good idea for an experienced professional with 9+ YoE? CTC : 22 lac+ Current Org: Big 4 Been thinking this over a lot as this would involve a lot of money and of course my time; Also, I might be full of regret later on for giving it a proper shot. Would I be risking stability and money for this? My wife is fine with this though. Opinions pls.

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Hi All, Would pursuing an executive MBA from a top B-School be a good idea for an experienced professional with 9+ YoE? CTC : 22 lac+ Current Org: Big 4 Been thinking this over a lot as this would involve a lot of money and of course my time; Also, I might be full of regret later on for giving it a proper shot. Would I be risking stability and money for this? My wife is fine with this though. Opinions pls.

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Have 2 YOE and work in risk assurance (ORM focused) at a mid size firm making 88k base salary after recently being promoted to senior consultant. I feel like both my experience and pay have been limited in comparison to a big 4. Is this true? Would like to get thoughts from individuals working at B4 as I have been contemplating applying to a B4.

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What can be considered fair salary for Manager year 2 at big 4 consulting, domain, supply chain and operations? Any hint?

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I want to understand why was Arthur Anderson kicked out of the audit business. I know they played a major part in the Enron scandal. But still these days we are seeing scandals happening. Someday we see EY name popping (Wirecard) KPMG or some other Big 4 but we still hold a strong position in the market. Then why didn't Arthur Anderson in accounting and audit business especially what I have learnt that it was largest among the big 5 at that time?

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When you move from one B4 to another, do they still ask you case in the interview?

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Bad work life balance, mediocre pay, low odds of making partner, increasingly long road to partnership, little control over the projects you’re staffed on, independence requirements, this list could go on. Is the Big 4 really worth it... I am increasingly thinking it’s not.

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Offered 75K for a Strategy Advisory role in industry. With 1.6 YOE, can i negotiate to 92K? Or should I stay at B4 and continue the search for more as i get closer to 2 YOE?

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Anyone know what the salary range is for B4 in audit for the DC/Tysons area for S1?

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Hi Buddies, I have lied about my LWD (gave a date one month after actual LWD) and got offer in the new organization(a big 4) , will that be a problem while joining?? P.S: I have some personal commitment in that one month !!!! Please guide me as this my first jump....

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Hello Fishes, I received a call for interview from Deloitte. However I don't have all the skills/exposure mentioned in JD. Has anyone cleared an interview with similar scenario in big 4?

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Hello Fishes, I received a call for interview from Deloitte. However I don't have all the skills/exposure mentioned in JD. Has anyone cleared an interview with similar scenario in big 4?

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I do employment at one of the “Big 4” but I want to make more money. Has anyone made the move from Littler or FIsher to a firm that pays market? If so, what practice group?

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Anyone have a good framework for a flywheel operating model? Pls help b4 they fire me for being an imposter

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Is B4 just a gigantic snake pit? Or is it just my paranoia?

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How likely are Big 4 Advisory Teams to accept a start date in mid-September for experienced hires. I have a pre planned vacation through labor day. Don't want to jeopardize an offer.

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Does Accenture differentiate salary based on someone having an MBA the same way the B4 does? PwC Deloitte Accenture EY

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Trying to get out of appraisal/ valuation consulting. Just had 1st round phone interview with a smallish (international) real estate private equity firm for a Portfolio Management Analyst position. Previous roles were Senior Consultant at a sub-Big 4 accounting/consulting firm. Base pay is $10K higher with 20-30% bonuses. Is this a good move?

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Anyone working at DHG in their tax group care to share their experience? Thinking about leaving a b4 for it and want to hear what people think

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Best big 4 for federal tax in the banking industry?

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Currently on STD leave for mental health. Been going through sessions with a psychiatrist and a counselor. On lexapro and hydroxyzine for anxiety and depression. Still can’t get over the fear of going back to working like a dog with no sort of peace. Through the sessions we have established the fact that consulting or B4 is very toxic for my sanity and quitting the job is what I need. What are the repercussions of putting 2 weeks notice, once I am back to work FT? Can STD leave be cancelled?

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Trying to get out of appraisal/valuation consulting. Just had 1st round phone interview with a smallish (international) real estate private equity firm for a Portfolio Management Analyst position. Previous roles were Senior Consultant at a sub-Big 4 accounting/consulting firm. Base pay is $10K higher with 20-30% bonuses. Is this a good move?

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Rate my offer: Currently a generalist manager at B4 strategy at $200k base, 20% bonus. 2 yoe post MBA. Offer is at a series A startup in the Healthcare AI space. Series A funding was at a post money valuation of $20M. They have customers and are post revenue. Current offer is $170k base, 20% bonus, 0.5% equity in an S&O role that includes some BizDev.

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Which consulting firm in B4 has the worst negotiation tactics?

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Looking to leave M&A consulting (mix of deal strategy, DD, PMO work) and pivot into either pure deals strategy or corporate/growth strategy (basically away from PMO). I have 4+ YOE and an MBA. In my current SA role at a T2 firm I’m getting 170k TC. Want to hit 200k in my next role. Been talking with some B4 and T2/3 firms, but not getting a title lift or pay raise to hit 200k. Would appreciate some insights from folks here who’s made transition into A&M, AlixP, MBB or any other T1/2 firms.

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Happy Friday again Fish! Please DM me if you’re looking to make a switch to BCG and want a referral, there is a huge push for EHs right now. I’ve had several friends join who have been thrilled with the first few months, and several referrals currently in the interview process. I’m more than happy to help: - Connect you to friends who’ve come in as experienced hires from Various consulting firms (big 4, S&, ATK, etc.) - Hop on a call to discuss resume /behavioral prep - Share interview tips

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I really want to work for MBB but don’t have an MBA. And no interest in pursuing one. 10+ years in the management consulting space at B4. Do I have a shot?

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Current S1 here. Is it okay if my resume experience is just: B4 Internship > Associate > Senior? (All in the same firm/practice) Never done other internships. The only other thing I could include is a student assistant job I had in college. Not sure if that's even relevant. Guess just the progression at this 1 firm is enough? Just looks a bit incomplete on the resume.

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Serious question: what do you think is the biggest thing stopping any of the big 4 from being on the same level as mbb? I just had a realization that it might actually be better for them to be below mbb so they don’t have to shell out for employees.

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Is it viewed as “not good” to go back to my alma mater for MBA? It’s a top 40 business school and got me into B4 consulting easily. School has strong recruiting presence in the region I want and I have a full ride for their FT program. Appreciate any thoughts!

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Can anyone refer me for an internship at B4? Currently a junior accounting student.

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I recently gave interviews with KPMG and almost cleared 3 rounds but they have put my offer on hold because of my salary expectation .I work with a big 4 currently and had an offer wih HCL so while interviewing with them I told them about my offer .Can I expect them to call me

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Do you see yourself retiring in the B4? What's next? When?

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What % increase would make you leave BIG 4 after a year experience? Have a good overall experience so far.

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Any advice for applying for a new position while currently in one? (Esp. being in one of the big 4 holding co where talent portal will flag you applying for positions)

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Hiya! Which M7 are the most friendly to Big 4 kids? Currently doing digital transformation in B4. 4 yr experience. Applied for Kellogg and Booth, got interview from both; no interview from Wharton.

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Will there be any promotions at the Big 4 this year?

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Started with an international boutique HR consulting firm moves to industry for a couple years and want to transition back to consulting. What to expect from a Big 4 for qualifications and interview?

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Anyone moved to BizOps in a start-up from Big 4 MC? Seems pointless trying to lateral to MBB/Big 4 strat just to then move on

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Will smaller firms (OW, ADL etc) hire up a level when recruiting from Big 4 or do they see themselves as a lifestyle choice rather than a skills difference?

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Does anyone else hate these audit milestones as much as I do? All the partners are on vacation and didn't review anything. So much stress for August.

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Visiting DC- should I live at Westin Georgetown or explore the “Wharf”?

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