How do you define work-life balance? And how much of that balance is reasonable to expect for someone with ~2 YOE, be that in the Big 4 or in smaller niche/boutique firms?
Has anyone moved from a big 4 to a BDO/GT/RSM? I have an opportunity to move to a mid tier as a manager or stay at KPMG for another year to become a manager. On one hand, I have consistently been a top performer and have an outstanding reputation at KPMG, but on the other hand I am and sick of the forced standardization/granularity and overall long hours culture at B4. Also, I look up and see that managers/partners are abused here in my B4 office. Will it be materially different at a BDO/GT/RSM?
How much do smaller firms / freelance consultants charge for short (e.g. 8 week) strategy engagements? I know MBB can run in the high 100ks, even close to 1M, and B4 about 2/3s or half that
In Deloitte GPS and want to switch over to commercial at another firm (since this appears easier than transferring internally). Of the other Big 4 and ACN, who is strong in general mgnt consulting?
7 years of Consulting experience in Financial Services and currently a manager with a Big 4 . Experience includes Feasibility Assessments, CBAs, Program Management, SDLC (All phases),
Is FDD at Big 4 that much better than MM firms? Got an MM offer, not sure if I should hold out for the Big 4 or if I’ll basically have an equivalent experience at the MM firm. TIA
For those of you who have worked at two or more Big 4 firms, which was your favorite and why?
I’m looking to move back into big 4 for TS after leaving audit to do a short stint in industry.
Can someone give a referral (U.K - London based)? Thanks!
Big 4 : How would you evaluate this offer in consulting : 170 k, HCOL, 9 yoe, Manager in HCOL?
Background:Asia, expecting to promote to M this cycle.
Looking for some advice on being headhunted/jumping ship. I’m speaking to HR from another big 4 + a recruiter for another firm for an M role, and it looks like the $ and potentially benefits will be bigger, but I’m not that keen on moving unless the $ is a huge jump. Any advice on how I might navigate this? Have interviews next week for the other roles.
What are the cultural differences between the big 4 firms? Pwc vs Deloitte vs KPMG and EY?
Do FAANG employees have to sign their life away, be measured, compared, monitored, submit hours, have a ton useless annual training, and prevented from freely investing like the big 4?
Is it worth switching over to an MBB? I know a lateral move to Business Analyst would pay more (currently at a big 4), but I’ve heard the culture is much different and that it’s harder to succeed.
So I've got a mish-mash of a background covering:
(1) Financial Audit at a big 4
(2) A controls/process internal advisory role in industry
(3) A solid base of technical programming experience in data science, full-stack, and low-code applications, obtained through projects at work and personal projects.
I'm trying to make my way back into professional services in an advisory/consulting capacity but I'm not sure exactly which roles I should be aiming for. Any advice anyone out there can share?
Will it be a mistake to join a valuation practice as an experienced staff/associate for $85k when i have the option of continuing with stupid b4 consulting at 105k? would move for solid exit opportunities in fp&a & higher paying job later down the road. but it’s tempting to stick with public consulting for more $$ and zero exit opps. i like val, i want to do it; just not sure it’s the right move.
Spent $600 in one night on dinner and drinks for two. Is this (a) effects of big 4 life (b) economic stimulus (c) ballin (d) means I need mental help?
Working as Consultant at Cognizant Business Consulting now, I am being offered a role of Senior Business Analyst as a contractor for 1yr, initially for 6 months in Deloitte IN. I am a bit skeptical with this Contractor thing. Can someone guide me please? They say I don't have prior Big 4 consulting experience and hence this role.
Ladies in B4, do you feel like your job has contributed to give you gray hair at an early age? I feel like my gray hair is noticeable a little more every year… Been in PA for 5 years
Any groups you recommend joining on LinkedIn? Haven't had a single recruiter contact me for consulting roles...
How do I tell my SO that it's ok to cleanup after herself every once in a while? That It is ok to close the bathroom and closet doors after use.. That's walking with heavy foot is not idea given that there are people living downstairs...!! How do u request the 100th time??
Might have a job offer I can't refuse that would necessitate getting rid of my book. What is the going rate price wise?
Anyone here feel like they’re a bit of a pushover? Always feeling I put in too much making me feel stressed/anxious. Professionally and personally.
What’s it like working in the Detroit advertising scene?
I work in an expensive city and can’t ever see being able to buy a home here as a reality. Hear cost of living in Detroit is super reasonable
Am I getting an interview if the recruiter starts talking about salary and possible start dates?
Why do you want to get an MBA?
How do folks maintain a regular workout schedule? I’m transitioning from an opps role to an account team and literally had no energy or time to work out all week! All tips welcomed🙃
Travelers and local 🐠 - What is your top happy hour spot in DC during the weekdays? Why?
What should I do after joining a new firm for few months, I find out my new team is toxic environment?
What’s everyone doing right now? 🧐
Hey London fish :) trying to move from US to London. I am an SC - strategy - business transformation. Have had an amazing experience in US. How strong is the UK practice for the same? Compensation?
Fitness 🐠 , I’m missing my daily interactions with my gym fam - helping out and giving advice was my way of giving back! I’m a certified CPT, so if anyone wants free tips/tricks, advice on fat loss or nutrition etc. DM me or comment below!
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Best ETF to invest in?
Getting a bit stir crazy. Any recommendations for a 4-5 day relaxing trip within driving distance?
New York Post : Nurse quits from Georgia school after packed hallway photo goes viral.
We have a new CEO, brand new executive team and now a new CHRO. Feeling like the earth underneath me has been shaken, and not sure how to acclimate myself to the new leadership team. Any insights from previous experiences?
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