Is it just me, or is the big 4 sales culture low energy? I get the RFP process is painful, having done it in other industries myself, but the way I've seen most people sell in these firms seems mediocre for the amount of support that gets thrown at these opportunities. Maybe it's the ex-finance consultant in me, but the approaches I've seen in my 5 year tenure so far have me thinking this isn't catering to my strengths and won't be the best move to stick it out to SM/PPMD.
Which of B4 + MBB pays SWE/DS the most? I know they can't compare to FAANG, but just among these guys, who pays the most? Who has the best talent/tech implementations?
Do any big 4 offer tuition assistance?
Curious the pay difference. What general pay range (US) can someone with 3-5 years of PMO/functional consulting for SAP S4HANA Cloud & On Prem experience expect at a big 4 firm with an MBA(not that having the MBA matters a ton)?
New to public (industry transfer). I joined a small firm growing a FDD practice. How hard will it be to move into MM or B4 and how long should I wait?
I read an article about companies planning to increase remote work even after it’s safe to go back to work. The first question was “How does your company measure productivity?”. Why don’t big 4 consider other was to capture productivity? Utilization is such a huge factor in big4 but capturing productivity within that is a lot harder to measure. Thoughts on big4 moving to a productivity model over hours model?
How much do people make in IT Audit after leaving Big 4 as a senior? Since it can be different based on COL, a rough estimate as a percentage would be useful
Question for big 4 partners/Managing directors. Is becoming partner or MD a choice or if partner role is not available an employee accepts MD role? Also,are there any post retirement benefits for MD?
Poll for the group - How common are PIPs at the various Big 4? Is it like the whole bottom 10% of everyone’s group or a once-in-a-while-this-person-is-dumb kind of thing? Have heard of quite a few within my group and wondering if it’s normal or something isn’t quite right.
Busy season doesn't really feel like it used to be anymore. I think before, it was generally understood it would take half of the time of the year, but now it feels like it covers 70 to 90% of the year. I would love to hear if this is the feeling from people who work at big 4, mid tier/regional and small boutique cpa firms?
Is KPMG Tax Ignition- Data Analyst the same as the rest of the big 4 tax tech. Do you guys do programming with Python, R, and SQL?
How often does big 4 hire applicants that a recruiting agency found? Recruiter reached out to me for a position I would be great for? Is this worth pursuing or is it better to wait for a referral?
For those who came from or went to industry, are the learning experiences similar to B4? How do years of experience in B4 equate to years in industry?
Boomerangs - Did you get a raise when you boomeranged back to your old big 4 firm? If so, how much? Tips to negotiate.
Is it a common feeling or that diversity hires at big 4 are less qualified than individuals hired through general channels? Can anyone in HR support or refute?
Are there any Big 4 or middle market firms that have national tax/policy (WNTS, NTS, etc.) practices that won’t work you to death?
Any experienced folks out there make the move from B4 management consulting to MBB with no MBA? Currently an M at B4 but considering the possibility of a move in the near future. Would love to hear your experience.
You know what grinds my gears? When SM or above still don't know how to send a Skype call properly and make you type everything in manually... for a daily call, over the next year 😑😑
I used to think “Go back to your home country” was an insult. Now I actually think it’s good advice. I don’t fit into the bro culture here.
Any book recommendations?
If your H1B transfer is filed before your grace period ends, but you don’t start the new job until a few weeks after grace period ends - does that count as out of status? Has anyone been in this situation?
Associate Media Director Salary in LA vs SF?
What's your advertising industry exit strategy?
Screen sharing with an ultrawide / 4K monitor - what’s everyone’s experience like? In the past I tried to screen share with a 1440p monitor and people would complain my screen was too small so I have a secondary 1080p monitor that use exclusively for screen sharing. I’d love to move to either an ultrawide or just upgrade the 1080p monitor to a 4K one but am worried I’ll have the same issues it appearing small on the other persons end. Anyone have any suggestions?
Taking family to Madrid. 10 days. Using Bonvoy points for hotel. Any recommendations for hotel or city/neighborhood location?
Any rules of thumb for sick teammates on an engagement? Member of team showed up sick and from being in the same room as them our entire group is now under the weather.
I got an offer from JP Morgan for a entry level 2 year rotational program in NYC. Salary is 70K plus 12,500 bonus. Salary is non negotiable, is this a good offer?
And I was offered by EY GDS to be a Technology Consultant. How's life there? Is work-life balance real? How about permanent remote work?
Which consulting vertical has better exit opps into industry? Change management and workforce transformation vs. digital transformation/strategy
Not comp related but a question on references: I’ve only had 2 direct managers, current one is nice but I can’t let him know I’m interviewing. Previous one was a bully and I made clear that I cut contact with him when I left (he later had to contact me for non-essential work related stuff but I declined to talk). I have other references I could use, but want to prep for situation when employers ask “why can’t we talk to your previous manager.” Thanks!
Any BCGers wanna help? There is a very specific part of a case interview that I’m looking to get some advice on
Watched a consultant lose his f’ng mind this week at a W hotel for his room being too close to elevator. I guarantee he will be getting that room next week too
My professional life at the moment is far from ideal. I’ve been on quarantine (long story, but a good one) for the last seven years. Royalties from my books don’t pay the bills. My entrepreneurial pursuits remain hampered. For the interim, I’ve been looking for a remote opportunity where I can leverage my skills in marketing, sales, social media, and elsewhere for a decent sum. I have a social media presence which, in recent years, reached millions. There has to be something exciting I can do.
Is anyone running a small nonprofit on the side in addition to consulting? I am planning to start one to carry out some of my passion work. (Any books, courses, places to start?)
Anyone go from MBB/T2 to MBA school and do something OTHER than return to consulting / go for high finance? Curious what your return on making that decision is and if it’s ever worth going if you’re already in consulting. Seems like most non-Consulting or IB jobs you could just skip the MBA.
Aloft or Element in Detroit? Personal trip and the Westin is 50% greater. Both look great but thought I would check here. Leaning towards the Element.
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