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Experienced hires who have recently joined Big 4, how rough has the transition been?

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Lateral transfer from mid-tier firm as a S2 virtually was brutal. Building connections aren’t the same and a year and a half still don’t have solid relationships. Feels lonely- no one to chat with just because, no one to vent to… I have this in my personal life but you need someone at work for work related stuff. It’s really hard. I came from a comfortable job where I had friends on the job and a support network and EY poached me, I was not looking to leave. After I accepted the offer and gave notice, we went remote. They did not onboard me well and I’m still struggling 1.5 years later.

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Onboarding remotely was rough. Take Deloitte’s recommendation to network (virtually) with your starting cohort and with managers/leaders seriously

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Went from A2 in mid-tier to A2 at EY. Besides the usual adjustment in teams and technology, has been smooth enough so far. Audit is audit 😂

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It’s been rough. I came in as an experienced hire in January and you get thrown to the wolves.

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