Pros/cons of going from a big 4 firm to a national, regional or advisory specific firm at a higher level? Is it worth it?
Please be kind, genuinely looking for help. Started my Grad School journey and really want an idea of the quality of school I can realistically aim for. My profile: M / 27 / AA 3.1 GPA Frm a State university 6 YOE (3 in Big 4 Consulting) Active in community Prez of a few orgs Frm Chicago 100% open to relocate 1st practice GRE: 304 (151- V / 153 Q) Looking to pursue a tech mgmt concentration.
How difficult is it to be counseled out at Big 4 firms? Is it common or do you really have to mess up? Are any of the firms more cutthroat than the others?
Looking for a strong resource to join a tiger team focused on managing and supporting large scale pursuits and partnerships in the provider space ($1B+ deals) at Optum. The role isn’t consulting but aligned very closely and hyper focused on closing very robust diligence efforts that are similar to a diagnostic assessment. Preferred big 4 experience that loves PMO and due diligence with a smile. 2nd year BA or 1st year C). DM me if interested.
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?
What is work life balance like at Alverez and Marsal? Specifically for transaction advisory/financial due dilligence
New To the Big 4 and having trouble articulating my individual goals on Workday. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
For those in big 4, how much time between accepting an offer and start date have you been able to ask for? Is a month feasible/how should one phrase it? Two weeks just doesn’t feel like enough with this heavy burnout/having to wrap up deals at old firm
My coach confirmed that associates at PwC will be promoted after 2 years instead of 3 going forward. Just like the other big 4
Anyone have experiencing switching firms within Big 4, where you had a good situation and left a really strong network behind? Do you have regrets?
How do you think a swap from MBB to big4 strategy would be viewed? Currently in a flagship office of an MBB and there is basically no strategy. There are 9 miserable cost outs / transformations / PMOs for every 1 borderline strategy case. The staffing lottery in my region means you almost always end up working 75 hours+ on some god forsaken project. Contrast that to what I hear about big 4 strategy: lower hours and more strategy exposure as the crappy projects go to the other MC departments
How impacted are summer ‘20 internships for current students? Any cancellations or still moving forward at FAANG, F100, and MBB/B4?
PwC CMAAS offer in hand, but one thing holding me back from accepting at the moment is the work/life balance. I’m transferring from audit. I understand work/life is a little crazy right now in CMAAS. Is this expected to cool down? What were hours like before things got crazy? Better than B4 audit hours? Thanks!
I often see posts about people getting 350K exit or 450K or more in FAANG. Are those strategy folks from Big 4 or are there cyber folks too getting these exits ? I am making close to 200k as M3 in cyber . Not able to anything that would pay more than this in non-consulting ? What roles should I target ?
When you put your 2 week notice in at the Big 4 as a staff level will you be shown the door immediately? If so, will you get paid?
My job said I can expense AWS Cloud Practitioner certification but I don’t know where to go from here? Do I sign up on Amazon somewhere? Where do I get study material? Etc
Drafted 4th in 10 team .5 PPR. Bench is a little underwhelming, but solid starters. Went with upside bench players. Got offered Brady/Mixon for Allen/Robinson, but I think I like Robinson over Mixon even though Mixon is getting drafted higher, but let me know your thoughts.
So I got upgraded to Marriotts Premier Platinum Elite level. Any idea what this means besides getting a gift from them in the mail?
Hi All, could someone tell me what the M3 / M4 / M5 (if there's one) compensation (broken down by salary and bonus) is for EY's Strategy & Ops (formerly OTS) practice? Is growth there still robust?
Any tips for someone who discounts good feedback but heavily focuses on the opportunities to improve? So much that I have a fear of getting fired despite receiving overall good feedback. I started a new job earlier this year. The function of the role and industry is new to me. My manager told me he generally has higher expectations than the rest of the organization. Originally, I viewed this as a great learning opportunity but can't help to think I'm not cut out for this and fear the worst.
I’m reevaluating my homeowners insurance and the agent brought up that I need my watch collection appraised to have it covered. (Yes, it is stupid I haven’t done this yet, but oh, well.) Point is, does anyone know some organization in the Northeast who can appraise watches? I called Tourneau, but no one has called me back.
What does your firm do for evening meals if you work late? Most of our offices bring in a meal couple of nights a week but will no reimburse if in town and working late at a client.
EY GDS is hiring professionals across all levels Pan India. Freshers till experienced (0 to 15 years experience) CA/CPA/ACCA. If interested, share profile to- Manalrehtal1986@gmail.com
Getting covid antibody test. Free through insurance so why not? Knock on wood haven’t had symptoms but I’m curious
Making a switch from industry into Advisory - at KPMG. Anyone wanna help with a referral? I have about 3 years of experience and my CPA license should be in the mail by the end of the month.
Considering leaving EY for a 300 FTE consulting firm, mainly govt sector, for a strategic talent role (non-client facing). Current Manager in a long-term product management role. Offer is 30% increase, director title, and fully remote. Concerned about jumping to a company I had never heard of prior to LinkedIn connection. Thoughts? 30% too low for this type of jump?
Is it realistic to find a FDD job with ACCA, not CPA in NYC? Which firms could you advise? Thanks!
Hi, please assist with writing a motivation. I'm applying to study Software Development within the Company. So far this is what I wrote An opportunity has presented itself and I'm interested in embarking on a journey to study Software Development within the Company. Being given this opportunity to grow at work gives me confidence that I can achieve beyond my job description as a Generic Technician.
I have this constant feeling of doing something better then what I am doing now. Bigger role, better pay, more growth, higher impact .... is what my brain is consumed with all the time. It’s not new, I have been feeling like this for as long as I remember ... even when I was in school. Although it has served me well so far career wise, but sometimes I feel that I missing out on my present life... does anyone feel like this too? I am not sure if this normal. I am in mid-40s, in case that matters.
Agencies need to change to survive. We need key people to execute fast and furious in every department. We need to operate like startups but agencies keep hiring lazy, non-passionate people. Why?
Doing some benchmarking as we revisit our leave policy. Do any of your firms offer external career coaching for transitioning into / then back from parental leave? Any organizations you’d recommend or things you’ve found to be particularly helpful / successful? Thank you!
Slalom folks - do you have business development roles? What’s the typical pay/bonus structure?
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