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Currently an A2. I’m on track for senior promotion 7/1. If you had the opportunity to switch big 4 firms and be a senior now, would you take it?

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Depends, do you like your current team and/or do you think you’d like your new team better? For me, the title/money only kinda matter. As long as I feel I’m being recognized for my work, that’s the only salary bump I need. Things like whether or not you think WLB or the type of work could be better are more impactful for my decision currently.

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I would try talking to someone about your concerns before leaving. Having work with experienced hires coming from other firms, it usually doesn’t go well since you are expected to be a senior but don’t know their systems or internal guidance.

Not to underestimate your abilities, but you're likely going to be in over your head. Regardless of if you are ready for the promotion or not it's a new firm, with new clients, new rules, new methodology, everything. If you really want to change firms I would recommend doing it at the same level. If the promotion is what's important to you I would stay and get it at your current firm.

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What leadership will you get when you switch and are just a senior in name only because nobody trusts you to actually do Senior work yet

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Definitely not

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Why not?

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Was in the same boat last year and regretted not leaving for early promo (same SL, but a lot more $). I did end up switching later that year anyways (SL switch). If the salary increase is substantial, go for it.

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100%..

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If you’re planning to change lines of service or groups I would stay. It’ll be easier once you hit senior and that way you won’t have 6 random months at a different firm before leaving again.

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Yes but not to EY

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The firm is EY. Why do you say no to EY?

No I’d view someone who “earned” a senior role in higher regard than someone hired into the role. I’ve seen too many people get put on performance review, jump firms and “fail up” into a senior role. No way to know if you’re one of them unless you are promoted within.

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Did you get the offer from another firm? If salary increase is substantial it might be worth it. I was in the same boat last summer. I made the switch and got 50% increase in salary from A2 to S1. I like my new team and I think I made the right move.

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30% more plus sign on bonus

How do you know if you are on track for promotion or not?

Do we have website showing it? I was hired as exp to senior, just thinking of manager.

Unless the new firm was providing an opportunity I couldn’t get at my current one, I would not switch big4 to big4. The learning curve from the different systems and methodologies alone would not be worth whatever bump in pay I got. Not to mentioned, I’d want to stay and develop the relationships I currently had. To external companies, we all do the same thing, so I’m not sure a temporary bump in pay is worth it to me for all the headache of transition I would face.

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Unless you're leaving to Switch service lines or you know for sure what team you're switching to than no.

Only if you are unhappy with your current firm- if the only difference is the title and comp, I wouldn’t do it. It’s a gamble and might not pay off due to the experienced hire issues others have noted

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