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Has anyone had an experience where they switched big 4 and ended up being such a good decision? Trying to get some light

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I did. Switched from PwC to EY

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LoS and year?

National brands do not represent local office culture; some KPMG offices are chill, others are toxic af - need to ask people at in your local market about their specific culture

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So true. Smaller markets also have a tight knit family meal. Can be challenging as outside hire to break into the upper ranks, especially more so at PPMD when folks don’t want to relocate for family needs.

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BDO to KPMG and KPMG to PwC, best decision so far in my career. Pdubs leads most audits of F500 and has great technology. I’m on tax side and in my specialty group they’re a #1 leader. Working remotely with no micromanagement this far. Been a good run. Also shout out to west coast for being relaxing!

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Hey all, I seriously can’t find any Philadelphia-based Big 4 management consultant job openings other than a few senior manager or higher positions. Otherwise, they are all tax audit or tech consulting. Are the analyst/associate/senior management consultant roles titled differently? FYI, I had trouble with this pre-covid. Thank you

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I recently received an offer from KPMG Global Services for 27 LPA. I have got another one from DXC for 31 LPA(including VP). As I'm more inclined towards KPMG I reached to KPMG HR asking to revise the offer letter. However, I was informed by the KPMG HR that both the offers are almost same as KPMG does not mention VP in the offer letter. Is that correct? If yes, what's the percentage that is normally paid out?

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