Would you leave big-4 for a promotion to "Managing Director" role and a 30-50% salary raise at a Small to Midsize Consulting Firm?
Everyone talks about career suicide if you leave big 4 too soon, but shouldn’t overall life satisfaction be more important?
Ex-Consulant here that now works for a big name Real Estate Investment Trust. Saw on LinkedIn that EY has an America’s REIT Leader. Didn’t know that much attention was paid to the REIT space. Are there really consulting teams dedicated to the REIT space in the Big 4? Love working for a REIT and would love to jump back to consulting if there were teams dedicated to the industry.
Current S1 here. Is it okay if my resume experience is just: B4 Internship > Associate > Senior? (All in the same firm/practice) Never done other internships. The only other thing I could include is a student assistant job I had in college. Not sure if that's even relevant. Guess just the progression at this 1 firm is enough? Just looks a bit incomplete on the resume.
Just left Big 4 consulting for sales strategy at a Tier 2 tech co (LinkedIn, Salesforce, etc.). Bain reached out today, any good reason to entertain?
I am looking for some advice or opinions to apply for consulting jobs right now. I currently work at a mid-sized/regional firm, but plan move to a different city later this year. I have ~4 yr xp working on system implementations, IT policies/controls, and BPO, but my undergrad GPA wasn't the best (I did become a CPA and CISA though). Should I try to apply to big 3/big 4? Stay mid-sized? Get an MBA or Masters? Move and pray? Thanks in advanced for any comments!
Are there any Israeli fishes here that can share their perspective on how unionizing has affected the Big 4 in Israel? Currently this may be the only country where big 4 accountants have union membership & collective bargaining agreements, so I'm curious what the motivations were and whether you feel it's been worth it https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-ey-first-israeli-accounting-firm-to-sign-collective-labor-agreement-1001195205
Been here several years. Only just clicked to me how predatory Big 4 are. Business model is to use cheap, underpaid labor from college grads who can't go elsewhere or pay debts. Churn em and burn em.
Do the Big 4 in large cities require a car? Chicago, New York, LA, Seattle, etc. Mostly interested in Seattle.
People who have transferred from Big 4 into IB, was it worth it? Has it met your expectations thus far? Very interested to learn more.
How much experience do you need to be seriously considered for jobs that ask for “5 years” experience? I have 1.5 years of Big 4 experience. Do you typically include the 2-3 years of college (basic bookkeeping) level accounting jobs / internships as experience as well? (Including college part time accounting jobs gets me closer to 4-5 years experience - just not sure if that’s generally viewed as “valid” experience)
How much are the hourly rates for the seasonal contractors at the B4 firms? Especially in tax. Thanks
Are there good exits in Australia other than big 4 banks? Market is so much smaller than US 😞
Question for MBB+ other Pure Strategy firms (e.g. ATK, S& etc.). Would you say that your jobs are interesting and satisfying? Thinking about getting an MBA to make the jump. Coming from Big 4 Tech
Anyone work in Transaction Services FDD at a mid-tier firm (let’s say top 10)? what are the big differences between big 4 and mid tier FDD? Pros and cons?
2nd year associate here (going into my third). Will have about 114k in student loan debt at the turn of the year. I have roughly 60k in my investment account, 45k in 401k and an adequate balance in my emergency fund. I also contribute to my HSA and will cross the threshold for investing that in January. During 0% on student loans i have been using every spare dine to pay that down. My question is should that continue or should I tone that back and start investing more? Cont’d in comments...
Folks on H1, anyone taken a few months sabbatical? Any issues doing this while on this sad visa?
Pregnant IBanking experienced professional who will be a single mom needs help in negotiating maternity leave - wish to ask for more flex time and WFH (current policy is 12 wk leave and then back to office at 4X / wk. Any advice?
Anyone done the Kellogg video essays yet? Is the COVID question still the same from the 2020 cycle? Would also appreciate any general advice you have for them
I have an engineering background, graduated last December, and accepted MBB over FAANG (product design & manufacturing engineering offers) . This bowl’s focus on exiting consulting into FAANG (cont)
Which Big 4 has the best benefits?
Dear Resource Management Team, Do you understand that by sending a complete list of delinquent engagement reviews to ~1700 people, you're handing over nearly our entire Advisory portfolio/client list?
Hello all, Can anyone share what kind of interview questions are asked to a SAP Native HANA Modeler/Developer with 4 YOE in companies like - Infosys, Accenture, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, EY ? Thanks.
My current company is in talks with a partnership opportunity with a past employer of mine. Is there a professional way to warn my past employer that my current company would not be a good partner. My current company is dishonest, disorganized, and doesn’t follow through on commitment. It puts me in an uncomfortable position, but I do not want to damage any professional relationships. Yes, I am trying to get out of here. Thank you
Currently a post-MBA returning consultant at MBB. What firms should I target with significant Private Equity Ops groups or value teams? Have to leave after 2 years in consulting because I was sponsored but want to make sure that I understand the point at which I should be reaching out, etc.
Looking to move to Boston: Arnold, Mullen, Hill Holiday... Where should I look, and where should I avoid like the plague?
Marriott and SPG members can link their accounts, Match elite status, and transfer points 3-to-1!
EY 🐠 - Are there any issues with dad's taking the full 16 weeks for parental leave? It says primary care givers only. Thanks!
How to get into top 3 MBA with decent (3.7-3.8) undergrad grades from a state school, 740+ GMAT, as a straight white male at a Big 4?
I hate that PTO means something completely different for BCGers. How did this not come up when they were naming the program?
During the interview, my reporting manager told me that I need to relocate to the city where the Job is, now that I've accepted the offer, can I ask to be remote and if it cannot be granted, can I back up from the offer?
Anyone at RSM or any other midsized firm know what the average pay for Senior Transaction services is? I would also assume the hours are a bit better than big 4 FDD? Looking to decide between industry or give another few years to public accounting. Also for the Chicago area or any MCOL area
Anyone else really pack on the pounds during work from home? I really blew up - probably gained 40-45 pounds. I feel so bloated and sluggish all the time and none of my clothes fit anymore. I hope I’m not alone.
I'm an A2, most likely getting promoted to S1 in August. I am strongly considering switching from tax to audit. Any advice?
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