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Honestly, what do people who work at the big 4 think of RSM?

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I think about RSM from the individual's perspective. We all eat shit during our respective busy seasons, similar office politic dynamics, and for the first 6-8 years, make the same amount of money. Ironically, it's usually staff/senior level folks who have the superiority complex, like they're still trying to win the race to mediocrity. Get over it. You'll be a senior accountant in a year, talking about your whopping three busy seasons like you survived Normandy on D-Day.

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The more relevant issue for most early career CPAs and accountants is what hiring managers in industry think about RSM. Many of those hiring managers might have come from big 4, but plenty won’t have any public accounting experience or will have interacted with other firms. Having big 4 experience gets you a lot of interviews, and tons of relationships with people who can help give you a leg up, but in the end individuals must sell themselves. You’ll make fair money at RSM and if you stick around and build relationships it’s a good place to have a career. If you decide to go into an industry accounting position you’ll have to search a little harder and differentiate a little better than people who worked at a big 4 firm. You can end up anywhere, and it’s really about you, not others.

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TBH dude, I don't know if anyone actually thinks about other firms and if they do they're overly competitive assholes. Just run your own race.

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Just another firm that’s not big 4

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I think about RSM about once a year when I use this app

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“Ultra-tier firms” 😂

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RSM aka "Really Still McGladrey". I consider you guys up there with KPMG. Never gonna be up there with the ultra tier firms though. Go big or go home.

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Respectable firm with pretty talented people that will likely work just as hard, if not harder, than big 4. Often second tier firms are the budget buy for clients that either don’t have to have big 4, can’t afford it, or just plainly don’t want to spend the money. Still a place where money can be made

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Pretty sure that's not "your" meme there bud. Better cool it before your firm gets downgraded from ultra-tier

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Who’s RSM? Must be a new firm🤷‍♀️

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Really Still Mcgladrey

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Ultra-tier is the silliest adjective for hierarchy, up your vocabulary EY 2 with all those glowing tumors in your brain from your meme 😜

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I honestly had never heard of them until fishbowl...

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It’s a CPA firm, period.

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I mean I don’t really respect non big 4 conclusions at a lot of my clients based on experience, but to be honest who gives AF. If you like it, it’s right for you.

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That’s funny. The rest of us think that about KPMG

We don’t think about you

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Raw Sewage Miasma

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Knowing people who have worked for Big 4 and RSM, they say the firm is a lot of the same except they just don't have the same resources or perks as Big 4. They brought in a lot of people from the Midwest in the Bay Area at the upper levels around here years ago.

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I moved to Big 4 from another larger mid-tier firm and was stunned to learn how many people in Big 4 didn’t even know that my previous firm existed. I think most people know who RSM, GT, BDO, and CH are and think of them as competent just not in the same league. At the end of the day if it isn’t Big 4 it is looked at with less respect.

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