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Does switching to BDO from PwC really impact your long term career poorly or just negligibly? Since it’s not “Big 4”?

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Think of it as going to community college from Harvard.

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But you will still have big 4 experience on your resume and that’s all anyone cares about.

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It only does if you think that way. Just depends on what your career goals are. if BDO helps further those goals then I don’t see how it can impact your career poorly.

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I’ve worked at big 4 and here and all I’m saying is that on AVERAGE the industry job quality is wayyyy worse at mid tier

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Not really, honestly experience is experience, big4 helps for sure but if ur actually not a crappy worker and can sell yourself, doesnt matter imo.

But stay until senior at least at Big4 if u can

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LOL PwC 2. More like going from Harvard to like Boston College or something.

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If your end goal is industry leaving big 4 will certainly hurt

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More like from Harvard to Duke at least... Top 3 to Top 10

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Don’t listen to GT1, he don’t know what he’s talking bout. I know plenty of ppl who worked at mid firms having lucrative careers in industry fortune 100 companies, etc.

Ppl hate this word but network network network.

Worst case u can always go back to big4, plenty of boomerangs out there that did what u did

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I came from EY to a specialty service line here and recruiters still harass me almost daily. I still show up in searches when someone’s looking for Big 4, because I have that experience on linkedin, etc. I have a lot more freedom with my time and enjoy what I’m doing a lot more, I’ve had the opportunity to be more hands on and client facing, which has helped both my technical and my networking. It’s a more diverse range of clients, which generally means they’re pretty crappy, but I personally find those more interesting, but you might not. Your personal brand is what you make of it, and I would suggest being active in networking organizations and activities in your city.

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No - it just depends on what you’re doing at the company

Also depends on your service line. For certain areas like M&A and international is a huge difference. Stay in b4

BDO South FL needs help, I hear.

It does absolutely.... lowest level big 4 candidate will be taken without thought over the highest level mid tier candidate. Just reputation. Ultimately, we audit the big boys

Nope I switched and work life balance is better, pay is higher, and we are still an international firm!

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