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Any fishes who have been tricked/lowballed when leaving a big 4 / mbb to a smaller firm, and they bring you in at a more junior role than you had before, what impact does it tend to have on your CV in the long run? Have you essentially lost the Ace you were holding by working for a big 4/mbb or is it recoverable?

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Don't see a problem as long as the pay keeps going up. Titles don't matter that much in my view. I'm going from a B4 Manager to an Associate in banking for a 50% TC increase. Titles don't pay the bills.

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I work as a mix between data science and software engineering. Role is basically building tools to save money/improve processes at the bank.

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What they said. If the TC goes up and the responsibilities go down then it is a win-win.

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Not an issue if everything else lines up, but naturally you want to think about what you’re getting from the role not just what it means when you leave

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Another viewpoint to add to the above - firms want you to succeed. It’s expensive and time consuming to hire and develop people. So if bringing you in ‘junior’ to where you are allows you to learn the ropes at your new place, ramp up and move fast, then it’s a win-win situation It’s never good to feel you have been tricked/lowballed though I would be surprised if this was the intention. It’s far worse in my view to be hired at a level senior to what you can offer, fail before you have begun because you can’t live up to expectations and either end up leaving or clamber to regain credibility

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Thanks all

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