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Would you leave the big 4 as a SM for 100% raise (all in) even if you knew you’d make PPMD within the next 3-6 years?

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When you parallel to another big 4, what % increase in base comp should you expect?

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Interviewing for Big 4 Mgr level, 8 yrs total exp. for B2C Commerce....what comp is fair?

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Why do big 4 recruiters just ghost you after interviews? They usually respond pretty quickly leading up to the interviews but once its over, no responding to any following up emails. Are they waiting to interview other candidates, waiting for the team/HR response or what?

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Is there a difference in the general range for annual bonus %s across the Big 4? Or are all 4 consistent?

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What’s your company 401k match policy? I feel like Big 4’s matching policy is way worse than other companies

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Anyone interested or successfully exited to sales or bizdev in MedTech/HIT? What kind of jobs should I look for with MBA, Big 4 and hospital finance/rev cycle background? Should I apply to entry level inside sales to train and earn sales record, or am I qualified enough for outside sales Rep, Account Mgr or Exec? Fine with taking a paycut to try a new challenge and for the potential compensation down the road!

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What is typical compensation structure for Product Managers at FAANG? Overall 6.5 years product development + Big 4 M&A advisory + product management experience with MBA. Looking for base, bonus, and RSU. Thanks!

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Has anyone here worked in Human Capital consulting at any of the Big 4? What were your exit opps like/what do your exit plans look like? How do HR depts/teams in industry view ex-HC consultants?

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How is the risk practice at MBB? Do you work on the same work as big 4 risk? Where do most people come from.. ie ex big 4, internally trained, ex bankers etc. What would help a candidate from a big 4 risk transition to a position in risk at mbb? I'm going to be entering a big 4 in risk, but would like to switch to mbb at some point in my life.

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👥 of Big 4️⃣s...📢 What's the best way to apply for positions in Big 4s apart from referrals? How effective is applying directly through the company website? Any insights would be helpful 📊 Also, please do comment if anyone can spare some time from their schedule to refer few job openings 🙏

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Hi 🐠- I have 2 interviews (1 first round, 1 final round) to be scheduled with MBB and got postponed due to COVID. Months later I found PM work really interesting and now thinking about devoting time to learn PM and switch. Currently at B4 and MBB used to be my dream. If you were me, will you continue to practice cases to get into MBB or switch gear for PM? Will MBB name get me a better PM job in tech ($, name etc)I don’t have any technical/coding background, but ultimately want to work in tech.

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if your salary is on the higher end of a band at a big 4 - are expectations actually higher for you specifically? or is that not really considered unless you’re at a smaller niche firm

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Hi - I received an offer from big 4 to work in their Technology Preferred Program which if I am not wrong is part of their Project Delivery Model. The pay raise is satisfying but unfortunately its not under core consulting umbrella. Is their a way I can negotiate on getting into core consulting rather than this project model. Any assistance would be really appreciated. Thanks

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What is the salary range for Managers at big 4? Non - MBA.

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Does anybody who changed jobs or started a new job during the pandemic when everybody is WFH feel a lack of interest or engagement in your work? I’m trying to figure out if it’s a me problem or a circumstance problem. I left B4 to get out for a job I thought would make me happy, but now I feel an absence of passion or care for my work, and most days I procrastinate and don’t even want to do anything. It’s not like me, I wanted to know if I share this feeling with anyone similar out there.

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I have an offer from another B4 based out of the D.C. area but my family is relocating back to NY and I would like to be close to them. How do I best approach the situation? I want to be on the project in D.C. and ask to travel back and forth once offices are open and safe to come back.

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I left big 4 in nov for a fund accounting role and I just got offered another job that seems like a great opportunity. However, I do still want to apply for an mba at the end of the year. Is this leaving a job after 3 months going to hurt my application?

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Anyone willing to share how big 4 consulting experience pre-MBA helped them leverage a larger comp package post-MBA at MBB and tier 2 firms? Also, what made you come back to consulting vs pivoting to tech or finance?

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Has anyone been fired/terminated for expense related issues or along those lines? Does termination show up on your background check or impact you getting your next job? At a Big 4 firm

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Would two promos look better at B4 vs one promo and then moving to LMM PE pre-mba or some sort of Corp dev / strategy role in industry? Post mba goal is PE Ops or MBB

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Who here has made the switch from a local/regional firm to Big 4? What was your experience like? Would you recommend it? I’m considering taking a position that would be a promotion at a Big 4 firm after working at a local firm for a few years. My biggest concern is being overwhelmed by the difference in workload. Currently my weekly goal is 55/week billable, but I’m usually an hour or two below that and still receive good evaluations each year.

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Has anyone been hired to fully remote positions during covid? Or negotiated it? Wondering if I should even bring it up (only interviewing at big 4 so far)

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Big 4 Integration & Separation or Telecom Corp Dev PMI role. Which one is a better option in terms of growth, exit opportunities, work-life? Both offering same compensation and same profile, and I know specific company has specific culture, but still on an industry basis want to know.

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Big 4 Integration & Separation or Telecom Corp Dev PMI role. Which one is a better option in terms of growth, exit opportunities, work-life? Both offering same compensation and same profile, and I know specific company has specific culture, but still on an industry basis want to know.

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H1b big 4 folks. What database are you using to check if we will make it for H1B new wage level application?

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Do you get a severance package if you get fired in big 4 ?

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Been interviewing several former Big 4 consultants for a tech role and I feel the need to make a PSA. Stop thinking that you are entitled to anything other than a lateral shift in terms of responsibility (comp is a different story and varied wildly). Stop thinking that you’re entitled to a Product role. Stop thinking you are somehow better than others because you worked at the Big 4. All your experience does is get you a slight preference in a resume screen (if that)

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What are potential opportunities for Corp Dev? I’m 5 years at consulting at big 4, looking to eventually get into principle investing (intrigued by vc) wondering if Corp dev could help a role to investing later. Have an offer on the table and intrigued as it gives investment exposure and deal exposure. What else does this open to door too? CPA + strategy consulting experiences currently.

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A week or so ago, someone shared a stacked bar chart of each MBB/Big 4 firm that highlighted the percentage of consultants that say they work 40, 50, 60 hours etc a week at each firm. I have searched endlessly to find that chart but haven’t had any luck. Not even on google. Does anyone know the chart I’m referring to?

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Any quitted big 4 right after a year? I got delayed with good rating but with the reason of not getting enough experiences (I took 3 months study leave). I also got assigned to busy files and for 70% of my file I worked till 10/11. Since WFH starts I completely lost the boundary of work/life and got depressed. I realized it's not the life I want and I got burned out and cried all the time. During COVID I realize it's hard to find a job... any suggestions? I can't hold on anymore

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Any quitted big 4 right after a year? I got delayed with good rating but with the reason of not getting enough experiences (I took 3 months study leave). I also got assigned to busy files and for 70% of my file I worked till 10/11. Since WFH starts I completely lost the boundary of work/life and got depressed. I realized it's not the life I want and I got burned out and cried all the time. During COVID I realize it's hard to find a job... any suggestions? I can't hold on anymore

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Anyone left for smaller tech consulting shops from B4/ACN? It seems like they have less/no name recognition, smaller clients, fewer project types, shallow IT capabilities (and therefore requires you to be doing everything from client facing to getting hands on and technical with bad hours), and pay isn't that good. How are they attracting and hiring people with all-in-one skillsets...? Seems like high risk, low reward.

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Again posting since my last post did not got attention. Wanted to ask whether it's good to switch to big 4 India advisory role from a mid tier organization dealing in tech and ops. Additionally, they offered just very low percentage on current CTC saying that I am coming to a big brand. Plus my current financial situation is stressful and I accepted the offer on certain conditions but now hr or the firm but saying we can't committ you. Any suggestions.

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Do any of my fish have experience with Snowflake as a company? If you got an offer with the same salary but a 20K signing bonus, would you take it? Ive heard their culture is light years ahead of anywhere in the Big 4.

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People who have worked at boutique and B4, what has your experience been? Pros and and cons of each? I’m current at a boutique firm (supply chain) and want to exit to industry, but also interviewing at B4. Is B4 vastly different or same work different company?

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Currently at T2, looking at a B4 exit. There are 2-3 roles that I’m interested in. Is it frowned upon to bring this up to the recruiter during the first interview or Should I go all in on one job?

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Have an offer to switch to industry. Pay is great. Working experience seems wayyy better, but they just can’t compete with the benefits package provided by big 4. Is it worth the switch?

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Anybody willing to give a referral for the Big 4?

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How would you explain capgemeni relative to big 4 in size, offerings, brand in the US?

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What are some realistic exist opportunities for a big 4 person with no CPA?

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Anyone at big 4 on the commercial side available for referrals? I feel like these bowls are saturated with federal.

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I already received my CPA certificate and have worked at big 4 almost 2 years. I am considering to pursue master degree. Any suggestions?

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Should you mention in a Big 4 interview that you are in the final stages of the interview process with another Big 4 and/or if you’ve received an offer elsewhere already? Too transparent?

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What does the recruitment process look like for PhD candidates for the Big 4 and tier 2 firms? I know MBB recruits PhDs, but am unclear about the rest.

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I know they will ask you to leave that day if you are going to another Big 4. What about when going to a small firm?

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Anyone had success moving to industry after a few years working in cyber at big 4? Do you feel satisfied in industry?

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What’s the hardest Big 4 firm?

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Anyone know how the cultures are like at the larger accounting firms (Big 4 or Mid Tier) out in Sacramento? Was looking to move to the area soon.

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How long should it take me to find an industry job? I'm a S2, completely burned out/shouldve started looking 1 yr ago. Scared I'm going to lose it/quit b4 I find a job. Been actively looking 3 wks.

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Went out on a date and was called a loser. I told her I appreciated everything in my life & now I’m a manager in big 4 and I’m happy with my life. She told me “you are only a manager in big 4 and how can you be happy? you should be working in the weekend to get to a better firm or at least be a senior manager at this age (33 yo). I’m really mad now.

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What does compensation look like for big 4, coming from industry with about 2 years tech implementation experience?

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Will Big 4 firms match offers from industry/ other firms?

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Is there any difference between working in big 4 tax and a mid-size firm? Of course busy season will still be a thing but are the number of hours and work any different?

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Anyone go from Big 4 to buying in to a very small firm? Thinking about it but not sure I’m covering all the angles. Would love to hear your thoughts/experiences.

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Im starting full time in Big 4 risk advisory (IT Audit) and I already know I dont want to do this. How do I get back into finance which was my major? I interned at an investment bank in trading but didnt get a return offer/didnt even like it. Id rather be in corporate finance. I dont know what to do. Is there a way to transfer internally?

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Hi! For those coming from big 4 and moved to a new public firm in southern Florida, what comp range did you request?

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Looks like the job hunt is coming to a close plus we file on Tuesday. My days in Big 4 are officially numbered 😁

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Ok. Now Delta is sucking again. You can't just pick a comfort seat (even if you request the upgrade) and you have to wait at the gate to receive a boarding pass like first class upgrades.

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Need to define diverse talent metrics to create a scorecard. Challenge is that the available data is based on opting in/out of self identification, that data point can change dramatically YOY. Any recommendations on metrics and scorecard?

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Any thoughts on the best certifications to get in order to help move forward? I have considered the CCP from World at Work, but it’s fairly pricey to get by the time you wrap up everything. I was looking at both SHRM-CP and SPHR. Everyone that I have spoken to has the SHRM, but that’s also only looking at individuals in a small geographic footprint and within 3-4 different companies. I was hoping to get some thoughts on this from others? Thanks

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Any thoughts about The Mars Agency? Chicago or Detroit? Looking to potentially interview there?

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This is my first year teaching in a classroom with multiple paras. What are some daily duties to have them do? I don’t want to bark orders, but I also want them to feel like they are being useful.

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At a tech client with laid back culture. The gym onsite is available for our use. Thoughts on taking an hour around lunch to go workout?

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Would people feel comfortable telling their supervisor or client that they don’t feel ok traveling due to COVID-19?

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In a job interview, you can't say, "I perform great on the job until I'm faced with a challenge." So why is America giving Trump that excuse?

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Should I stick in my job to manager (c1-1.5yrs) or try to jump into PE as an Investment Associate? If I stick to Manager then could jump as a Investment Manager instead. Thoughts on skills/experience/comp?

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What’s the typical big four salary increase when leaving a NYC mid-sized PA firm at the senior associate level?? Did you feel the switch was worth it?

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I was asked to do an AMA before the holiday, so here it is. I'm Eagle Hill Consulting 1 - ask me anything!

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Hey guys, I have trouble taking vacation time. At my level, people are expected to be available for projects and not take a vacation when staffed. As a consequence, I end up with a week or so of CONTD

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A seasoned, sweet, spicy (not salty) Sr Producer with lots of experience in the digital, broadcast, social media and print world looking to nest on the brand side. Will happily work as a cost consultant or internal content producer. Open to a new professional space and a new role. Anyone have advice or contacts to share?

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What should I do if a client staff asked for my number? There’s mutual interest. I don’t interact with them during the audit, but I just want to make sure this isn’t an immediate independence issue.

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If all the top consulting firms made anonymous decks or gave anonymous pitches to a client, eg no branding and the client did not know which firm made which deck, do you actually think that the client would prefer MBB?  Is MBB actually coming up with better/more innovative solutions? I feel like I see many repeat or slightly altered solutions on almost all of my cases, are these really things that people at Deloitte/Accenture etc aren’t coming up with?

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What's something you've seen a manager fired for almost instantly?

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What is your max class size for the year? Is that number based on a virtual or in person classroom?

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New to this app and currently delayed on my flight to Austin. How does this app work. Am I talking to people in my home office area (Houston) or across the country?

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2yrs of post-undergrad experience at D and have offers from two FAANG companies. Worth it to stick it out for a couple more years to open up more offers down the road, or should I get out while I can?

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Alright question from Fed analyst who has never traveled: how does transportation work in client city? Do you expense uber to site, hotel, gym, and dinner? Everywhere? Or just site? Curious, thanks.

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