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Are promotions guaranteed at Big 4 if you stay long enough and get average reviews?

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Definitely false on senior manager. The vast majority are held back unless there is a dire need. More and more seniors are being held back to from manager.

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All the high performers that put in a ton of hours are becoming known as "average" now. People who actually have a life outside of work are getting the shaft and being pushed out because they don't spend all hours of the day and weekend working.

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I would say to senior manager too - haven't seen a lot of people held back

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To senior, more or less. To manager, maybe it depends. That's about it.

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Shouldn't be promoted at all if you're only getting average reviews anyways

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You won't see them held back from sm promo but end of manager 2 year probably a conversation that 'really' need to start looking.

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I was held back...wasn't even given a real reason why. Not enough slots? Just didn't feel like fighting for me that year?

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I think the days of being average and getting to sr manager are numbered. As the firms ship more and more hours over seas there is going to be less need for average performers.

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