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Currently a 2nd year associate at KPMG making 80k (very underpaid). Got approached by Accenture for 120. Should I take it or stay on at KPMG? Does the long term loyalty matter? How is Accenture in comparison and why would you make a switch.

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Go because 50% raise


Go for the money. Also believe ACN is a better firm than KPMG


And honestly, as long as you’re getting paid well it shouldn’t matter where you’re at!

If the loyalty mattered they would have have given you a higher matching raise already. There is no such thing as loyalty anymore. Jump, get the pay bump and then rejoin in a year or 2 at the higher salary range if you really want to work at KPMG.


Lol 80k underpaid I made 58k my 2nd year at PWC back in the day


Well back in the day 52k was 80k


Go. I came from ACN, the only way to get paid fairly is bouncing around. I did the same 1st year C at ACN at 86 to first year SA here at 130. Consulting is basically the same across the big4/ACN, go where you get paid


Will KPMG pay the same when I get promoted in October? What about talking internally to match?

No, not even close. You’ll likely see 90-95 as a first year SA.


Take it! Live your life

I’m at $125k and I’m 32 😩

Eh I’m at roughly 105 at 30. Gotta love coming in as Army vet.

Take it

Take both and work for ACN until offices open

Long term loyalty doesn’t really matter unless you’ve been spotted by the leadership as a superstar and you’re confident that you can get to partner in 12-14 years.

Lmao $80k for only 2 YOE is underpaid for people?… granted if you’re in SWE and in a HCOL that is but seriously, come on now!

@KPMG3 granted, I did come out of UG @ $80k base but still… it’s great if you’re single and fresh out of college

In the same position as you but with a different firm OP! I took the offer. Giving notice next week.

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