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For those in more “elite” big four groups (S&, Parthenon, etc.) - how do you feel about big four culture? Was it a preference over MBB when recruiting?

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B4 culture - love the people at PwC. Everyone is very nice and really enjoy hanging out with them in and out of the office. MBB - to be honest, we more often than not win cross offers over other “T2” like LEK, OW, Parthenon. Rarely beat MBB - though we’ve had success bringing over many MBB (mainly BCG) partners.

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Included my time at Booz! Comp isn’t half by any measure for S&. And knowing this firm, they have no problem shelling out / even paying a high premium for good talent. What’s the pitch to move? At that level everyone has their own unique reasons. One I’ve heard from said S& was willing to give them more independence and capital / resources to build out their own practice. And of course, we’ve lost plenty of partners so by no means are we perfect.

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I loved EY-P for it's more boutique culture compared to not only MBB, but other Big 4 firms. It was a no brainer when compared particularly to Accenture/other big 4 consulting divisions. Smaller size of firm, less travel, and smaller office fosters stronger bonds between coworkers. This may change after greater integration with EY over time

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