Any stories out there of people who have switched from a grant, rsm, or bdo to big 4 and been successful (i.e promoted to senior manager and beyond)?

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The people who come from GT or RSM usually have success, the people who come from BDO usually very unsuccessful.

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I switched from GT to big 4 when I was a senior and am an experienced director now. So you can absolutely be successful

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Yes. All depends on your reasons for wanting to leave. I wanted to work on bigger clients and more complex projects. If you don’t like public accounting, switching to big 4 isn’t going to solve anything

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No stories, but I am 100% sure it has happened.

Pwc1, are you happy you made the switch? Or wish you would've just stayed at GT?

I have seen it happen and I have also seen a lot of people join big 4 as a senior, realize it sucks, then leave to go back for early promo as a manager.

I worked with two GT professionals. One a partner and one a Sr Mgr who joined us; one in ITS and one in TP. Two of the finest people and partners I have worked with. ITS partner is now retired. They were very successful - like the retired ITS partner has multiple homes successful. The TP Sr Mgr also made partner and is one of the best people we have

I started at BDO and went DT. I had a great experience there. I believe I could have made SM if I stuck it out. I only came back to BDO cause DT doesn’t have an office in the area my family wants to live & 100% remote work wasn’t for me.

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