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

Hi all, Can you please tell me what all IT companies I can target in Delhi NCR for product management role which have good work life balance. Profile : Working as Associate Project Manager in one of the Big 4 YOE : 5 yrs MBA Grad from Tier 1(top 5 bschools in India)

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Looking for referral to big 4 financial service / asset management tax senior position in NYC. Have two years experience in mid size firm, CPA. Would be ideal if we can spilt referral bonus

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I'm getting my MBA from the University of Arizona, how prestigious is the AACSB accreditation? And do MBB or Big 4 Consultant firms care about it?

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4 months in at a B4 deals group. Not enjoying the work my particular group does and eyeing a jump to T2. Do I try now while the job market is hot or wait until around the 1 year mark?

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I am thinking of going back to Big 4 consulting after running my own show for couple of years. Worked at Big 4 before did my own gig in consulting and investment. I have total of 13.5 years of experience. What should be my salary expectation and position. Any good suggestions on companies to apply also welcome. TIA

Hi fishes :) Need some suggestions from the PWC peeps. My directorial round with PWC is scheduled for tomorrow. Any suggestions please? What are the probable questions will be? I've asked for 12LPA but they said the budget is 9LPA..I've 6.5yrs of experience as a BA & scrum master (ctc : 6.55 LPA) What do you all suggest? Shall I consider pwc as It's a part of BIG 4 and other facilities and brand-value or capegemini/Cerner india (the pay scale will be higher most probably) Thanks in advance.

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What are the exit opportunities for big 4 M&A tax? Any chances to go to investment bank M&A or retiring as a big four partner is the best scenario?

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Do recruiters assume everyone in b4 either an accountant or auditor?

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Hi everyone! I currently have an offer deadline coming up from a big 4, but I am waiting to hear back from Goldman’s CWS department on my Hirevue. Does anyone have any idea how long it takes them to get back to you after the Hirevue?

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What are some tips for interview prep? I’m looking for a senior accounting advisory position at b4. Thanks!

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If I make Partner at a Big 4 in M&A tax how much would I make first few years and how long till I touch $1m ?

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What salary and designation would you accept to jump the ship from Salesforce to Big 4 or leading salesforce consulting company?Salesforce Deloitte Accenture EY PwC is it worth to even consider ? TC 200k

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What are the Big 4 billing rates for tech consulting projects?

Asking for a friend.. Say you left an audit firm and entirely by chance you ended up working for an audit client's company (a Big 4 firm in this case), but for a different audit team. Is there anything you need to worry about for independence rules?

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Any partners who switched from B4 to MBB, if so what was your experience and how was the transition? Would you do it again?

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Pre-covid did B4 have Holiday/New Years parties?

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Do strategy consulting firms have any awards and recognitions like the Big 4 do?

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Has anyone hear about DL*C and 8020 consulting? Curious how is it compared to big 4 or mid market advisory.

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What are some benefits of mid-tier firms vs the big 4. Is there actually a thing as work-life balance? Do hours really get capped at 55 during busy season? Do the external opportunities get worse without the big 4 name recognition?

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How is Udaan as a start up. I am in big 4 and have got an offer from Udaan

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A question for Big 4 peeps - if you know the salary range in the group you wanna go for is 150k to 170k, how much should you say when the HR asks you how much you want? Is 180k too much to start with? (Didn’t want to start with 170k since they will only come back with lower I assume)

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Does EY have the largest forensics practice? Why don’t other B4 post as often in this bowl

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What’s the Big 4 equivalent of Director at BCG? Level.fyi has a different set of titles that job descriptions out.

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Need some help deciding on a role. Exiting B4 after 2 years. Moving to either a senior internal audit role or an ICOFR special projects team. IA has less hours through the year but the ICOFR role has their hands in a lot of the business and would allow me to use some automation skills I’m trying to build. Offers are identical. Having a hard time deciding between about 5-10 more hours a week year round for that experience or if I should go IA for the WLB and fact that IA is at every business

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Help! I’m from a general strategy consulting background (big 4) and have some experience in large scale transformations as well. I know joining tech companies seems to be a good move right now, but I’d like to understand, what are the best types of roles that ex consultants could seamlessly move to? I heard Product Managers, Product Owners, Program Managers, but are there any others? I want to exit for sure but I don’t want to make a short term decision I regret.

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My coach confirmed that associates at PwC will be promoted after 2 years instead of 3 going forward. Just like the other big 4

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Hi fishes - I’m with an MBB as a 2y Partner looking to move to B4, for a bunch of reasons. In active conversations with two of them. While compensation levels seem similar for now, the other posts on this bowl suggest we end up making more at B4 than MBB. (Referring to the 1.5M number of a y4 partner at b4). What is the real trajectory that people here have seen at B4? And how much of that is bonus - base - other components?

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Is it a good move to jump from B4 to Accenture in the security consulting space?

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AP at McK vs Big 4 D/MD? Currently expert Pr and hoping to achieve equity Partner in 2-3 years.

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When you put your 2 week notice in at the Big 4 as a staff level will you be shown the door immediately? If so, will you get paid?

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Anyone here who made the exit from Big 4/MBB consulting to a VC? If so, I’d love to hear about how the experience is so far. (Not to mention the WLB and comp!) I’m considering a career change but have no one in my network I can go to for insights. Thx! 🙏🏾

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is partner at a big-4 better than a equivalent role at accenture? is there a comparable role? in pay and prestige? as i understand there is no equity concept at accenture but may be pay wise they can meet big-4 partner packages?

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What the best place to learn and master Salesforce is it startup? Product based? Or mid scale companies with good knowledgable Architects and developers around or big 4 companies where u are mostly one man army with delivery pressure on head..

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Could anyone refer me to a non-B4 firm for audit? Getting pretty discouraged with the application process. I have about 3 years of industry experience, and 6 months of audit at a regional firm which was cut short by COVID. I should have my CPA license by the end of the month.

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For those in big 4, how much time between accepting an offer and start date have you been able to ask for? Is a month feasible/how should one phrase it? Two weeks just doesn’t feel like enough with this heavy burnout/having to wrap up deals at old firm

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Hello guys, YoE -3 Offer in hand KPMG - 11 lPA for PMO Role Berkadia - 14.5 LPA for Scrum Master Role Invesco - 16 LPA for Scrum Master Role Which one to choose? Choosing others would mean I will be out of Big 4, but other firm offers are juicy in the role and pay, hence the oscillation

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Is this a good path to CFO? B4 audit for one year, FPA analyst at a public company, move up in FPA a little bit, get top 25 MBA, maybe move into a VP of finance or VP of FPA role, then CFO?

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Do you consider any of the “Big 4” accounting firms a business involved with securities regulation compliance consulting? The con compete section in my current employment agreement with my GRC firm restricts me from going to a “business involved with securities regulation compliance consulting”. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

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Quick scenario: If I have a consulting offer from a different Big 4 that has a start date post-10/15, so that in theory I would not have to submit a 2 weeks notice until post-10/1 (bonus payout date) but I sign the offer pre-9/30, am I obligated (looking for both legal & professional standpoint) to tell PwC because it is with a competitor? This is essentially the exact same group at the other big 4

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Got a verbal offer from a big 4 a month ago, discussed salary expectations 3 weeks ago, still no offer letter. Firm has to let me know it should be coming soon. Are these normal timelines?

Divorced M 🐠 here who's scared of commitment now. For people looking for an LTR, how certain are you about someone b4 you decide to go exclusive? For e.g. 25% or 75% that he/she is the right person?

Does loyalty to a particular firm matter or should one keep switching every 2-3 years to maximize ctc? Will ctc increase by the same amount if you stay long term in a firm? From a big 4 perspective, will loyalty and number of years at the firm matter to make partner?

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Looking for mentors in FAANG, MBB, and other Big 4. DM me please. 😀😀

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Does Big 4 hires H1-B transfers for the positions that they originally don’t hire someone for who would go through H1-B lottery?

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Is Big 4 advisory (FDD/AAS) better than consulting firms like CFGI/DGC

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Is it normal for teams to lose it on each other on a regular basis? I’m fairly new to the B4 and never experienced it at former firms. It starts at the top and it’s starting to take a toll on my performance. Not sure if I need to suck it up and deal with it or start thinking about changing teams. TIA

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Anyone hiring? Looking to make the jump back to big 4.

Working as an audit staff in big 4 shared service centre. It's been 2 years. I really don't like what I do there, also it seems I won't like what I'll be doing there even after becoming senior. Thinking of leaving and joining industry once ACCA qualified. (One more paper left). But people around me discourage that growth potential and earnings in industry are way less compared to public accounting. I know that too but I still want to leave. I'd like to stick to core accounting. Thoughts pls

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Big 4 guys, if you were to switch to a mid tier firm, which would it be?

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Seeking advice on how to choose between a mid tier technical accounting advisory offer and Big 4 audit. Worked in audit at a local firm and wanted a bigger platform. Would love to switch to advisory to be more well rounded. Mid tier advisory offers higher salary but also thinking big 4 has a better platform and maybe better exit opportunities in the long run? Insights please.

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What the typical Sign On Bonus amount Big 4 companies offer ? Would be great if you can share the SOBs got? $, level?

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What’s the weirdest (SFW) thing huge done while on a WFH conference call so far? I just cut my toenails while listening to a client talk for 30 minutes.

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Holiday parties at home: "so, you do divorces and DUIs and stuff like that?"

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How much compensation I can expect/ask at Deloitte for technical specialist (.Net Azure) role. My TOE is 9. My current CTC is 19 LPA

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Advice on how to encourage more from a team member that does the bare minimum? They often aren’t very responsive online and a simple task will go on for days with little improvement. This is an individual I’m managing from another consulting firm, so the dynamic is different than your typical team.. so I’m not totally sure if it’s even in my wheelhouse to reprimand when it’s warranted. For weeks now I’ve been picking up the slack. My personality is not to be a hard-ass Manager. Help!

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Can anyone tell me if there is Christmas holiday of 1 week in EY GDS for all employees? I'll be joining soon and I'm planning for a Christmas vacation.

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What is a great gift/gesture to thank someone for referring you for a really good role that you accepted? What would you appreciate? I am sure he got a nice referral bonus from the firm but want to do something, and he absolutely deserves it (but is the type to never expect anything).

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For MBB interns who finish their summer internships and receive return offers, can they directly transition to FT? Or do they need to wait for some period of time

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Hey guys. I’m a functional lead/PMO specialist with D for the last 6 years. What are some roles at FAANG that I can target for with skills acquired in my current role?

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Just got a salary bump at my first job!!! I didn't think it would feel this good but it does

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I’m going to be acting manager for 18 months before the official title promotion. Should I accept that as normal?

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@Deloitters is it ok to use personal cards for hotel reservations?

The best private school (best on ranking) in my area is an all girls school (K-12). What’s the pros/cons of sending my daughter to an all girls school? My wife and I both grew up outside of the US and have not experienced single gender schools. Looking for any thoughts /personal experiences. Thanks!

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How do you handle cell phones in the classroom? Looking for suggestions!

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Confession: I wish there were more minorities working at the firms and clients. I am so sick and tired of acting all “corporate” and feeling like everything just has to be serious all the time. I have worked with minorities in other jobs before and it is always so much more of a collective culture as opposed to an individualistic culture (speaking purely from my own personal experiences and anecdotes).

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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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PHR or SHRM? I am looking to get more certifications related to HR vs recruiting, but I am unsure on which one is "better" or will help me grow into more of a strategic HR role. Help!!!

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I'm a senior finance major planning to take the CISA instead of the CFA/CPA so I can get to manager. What are the best CISA prep programs/books for a non-IT major?

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Hello Everyone! I am an ETL Developer with 9+ YOE. I have job offers from the below companies with almost same compensation. Can you suggest which is a good option to join if job security and work life balance is of priority? 1. Luxoft India LLP (A DXC acquired company) 2. HCL Technologies 3. Legato Health Technologies 4. Cognizant Technology Solutions Looking forward for your feedback and suggestions. Thank you in advance.

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