Anyone had experience with moving from Big4 to a smaller firm (Crowe, Sikich, Armanino, etc.)?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I haven't had this experience, but why not pivot to tech/industry? 🤔

That’s another option too. Just wondering in general does anyone jump to a smaller firm after working at B4

like

With those names, sounds a lot like you’re a D365 SI, if you want to ever do anything else, stay with the Big4. If you want to double down on ERP SI, life can be good at the smaller firms, WLB will be solid, career advancement will be fast. Pay will be worse until you are partner most likely, jumping from Big4 can help even that out though. Benefits will be worse most likely.

Interesting, if it were my career, I’m staying B4 all day. I worked at Crowe previously on the consulting side, there is SOME talent on the consulting side, the tax and audit side was rough. You’re working almost exclusively with people who couldn’t get a job at any of the B4 (that’s right, even KPMG). There will be the random person who joined for better WLB, but it’s rare, and even they aren’t particularly invested in quality.

No tax experience here. But on the consulting side, the pros of a switch from big 4 to GT/BDO/RSM are: you could get better pay (at least at joining), better WLB, less competitive culture, and more tight knit experience (more likely to know a greater % of your practice or office mates). Cons: slower pay growth, worse exits, fewer firm resources (collateral, expertise) and less impressive colleagues. Crowe and the others mentioned are smaller than GT/BDO/RSM, so some of the above characteristics could be magnified.

Additional Posts

Anyone have insight into the culture at Adobe? specifically in a professional services standpoint. A good exit opp from a WLB standpoint? Seems like an awesome company.

like

My place of worship is seeking donated frequent flier points so that parishioners can go on service trips to El Salvador, Mexico, and the U.S.-Mexican border. Pls let me know if you're interested

like

My former company is being acquired and is making me rollover my Roth 401K to my new company’s 401K or to an IRA. Any advice?

like

What are the exit ops like for EY FAAS?

like

SM’s - how easy or hard was it to exit into industry at Sr director or VP roles. Did you see a big jump in your Salary + Perks?

like

We need to improve our ability to take care of people in their homes. COVID is a perfect use case, as better to have these folks avoid the hospital

like

Holding offer from acn CDO, decent salary but they mentioned they are lax on firing people if they aren't ready for promo. That's another way to say they don't promote as easily? Not sure what to do

like

Been awhile since I travelled so I’m not sure what the airports are like anymore. Flying out of DCA to BOS with a 645am door close. What time should I arrive? It’s myself, wife, 5 year old and infant in lap (the worstttt). We have CLEAR and TSA Precheck. What time should we arrive to DCA if boarding starts at 6?

like

Lady SAs and Managers, PwC FS comp thread. Gents feel free to comment. I want to check if ladies are achieving parity.

like

I’ve often heard of people with mental health issues struggling with personal hygiene. Has anyone done the opposite of that? I shower up to 2 hours a day (2-4 showers), and am obsessive with oral hygiene. Kind of like washing away my feelings of guilt....

like

Partners in BIG 4: How is your leadership reacting to location changes requested by partners? My firm is struggling to keep the people back in major cities as partners wants to move to sunny areas with no taxes. I can see both sides of the argument but trying to figure where we are likely to land.

like

I have a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Master’s in Data Science. I have 3 YOE with EY in the Data and Analytics group. I code in Python and have good SQL experience as well. I have worked on several text analytics, OCR type of projects. Also did compliance and fraud models. I am looking for a switch, is FAANG too ambitious or may be MBB Analytics Consulting?

like

Are staff augmentation common in Big 4

funny

How many Fishbowl Love points for elite status?

like

Does any of the MBB have a decent-sized life science strategy consulting practice? (In my region, I seem to only see IQVIA LEK ZS getting the projects)

like

I took a new role in a digital transformation (IT consulting) boutique and I'm beyond confused on my first project. They know i do not understand this stuff, but aside from looking at these slides and google searching literally every client data request document, what can I do?

like

Associate. 80k. Looking to make a move potentially to a boutique firm that'll pay at least 5-10k less if I were to guess. But the culture and work seem amazing. Thoughts?

like

If I was going to make a transition to another firm (possibly Tier 2 or Big 4), when would be an appropriate time to do so? I have about 9 months of experience with IBM thus far. Wait 2 years? Less?

like

We have a leader who likes to use casual rap slang (he’s a white male) to be funny. Nothing overtly offensive or derafatory, just like “word” or other things...just occasionally...though while speaking internally. I heard a couple complaints that it’s not sensitive (from people who are not of bipoc) - thoughts? Does this need a talk?

like

Is a breakaway from Tech consulting to economic development possible? What are your stories or stories you’ve heard? Thanks for all advice/opinion. 2 years in after college with recent promotion

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.