Are big 4 jobs worth it?

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Tax director for a public company in industry. I worked in big 4 for 8 years.

I can see a clear difference in my team between the ones who have worked in big 4 and the ones that haven’t. For future hiring, I tend to try to target people with big 4 experience because of the glaring differences I see.

Also will note that the right big 4 folks can be a fit at higher levels in my tax department whereas it’s taking a long time to develop those without the similar experience to be ready for those positions.

I inherited a team that was a mixed bag so I am not punishing those without the big 4 experience, but won’t promote them before they are ready to handle the duties of the higher level roles

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Depends on your own personal goals, career goals, capabilities, and availability. Of course this answer is going to vary widely especially when we know nothing about you.

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^^ This. My WLB is awesome, I feel my pay is fair and my growth opportunities within a single organization have been great too (vs having to change companies). All those things feel like a win to me.

To start your career it is. They have the tools to teach you and are good at developing you early in your career. I have worked with people that have started at a B4 and ones that have not and there is a clear difference in technical knowledge and work product. B4 people typically get a high salary as well but not always.

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Yes, absolutely for the career progression / impact on future earnings.

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How many years? I’m looking to exit with 6 years

Better exit ops. I’ve been in mid size for years. Trying to leave now and I’ve been rejected from countless jobs

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Yes

I appreciate the benefits and the faster promotions but I don't see why you wouldn't be able to get a valuable experience in industry. probably would be better depending what kind of person you are.

PA throws you into various projects so you learn quicker than industry.

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