Will be putting my notice tomorrow to jump to another big 4. Background check is not complete yet, do I need to check in with new firm to make sure everything is good on their end before I give notice
Thoughts on doing tax for a private equity firm vs big 4? Want to leave pwc but not sure if PE would be a good move, any advice is appreciated
Survey please respond Big 4 Hi Everyone, I run an analytics website that aims to provide more transparency for college students and young working professionals into potential career paths. I have a survey below specifically targeted for Big 4 professionals. If you have the time can you please fill out this survey? The survey will not ask for any personal information. If you are interested in the results of the survey please email firstname.lastname@example.org Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-aKT6KBcIgc9nFMBuS9_WSyabS2tSt2nL7zn0W18kzJZ6TA/viewform Thanks!
KPMG’s 401(k) plan is underwhelming and it appears that D may be giving its retirement plan participants a raw deal as well. Good ol’ B4 shenanigans… https://si-interactive.s3.amazonaws.com/prod/plansponsor-com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/15115134/SinghvDeloitteComplaint.pdf
Is consulting as advertised when it comes to career acceleration? Personally, I am starting to doubt it. It feels like the skill sets are a bit dated and the world has moved on. Also, we get put on so many random engagements it’s hard to build tangible skills. I am talking big 4, MBB is a different game.
Partners, how do you perceive lateral hires from competing B4/ACN? Is there a perception of them not being good enough (out instead of up) or viewed as mercenaries with no investment in relationships?
It seems like a lot of people, at least on FB, jump from big 4 to big 4. Is the grass really greener? Doesn't seem that common within MBB.
Does anyone work for Gartner consulting. Recruiter reached out to chat about associate partner role. What does that role equate to at the big 4 and what’s it like working for Gartner? Culture etc.
Survey please respond Big 4 Hi Everyone, I run an analytics website that aims to provide more transparency for college students and young working professionals into potential career paths. I have a survey below specifically targeted for Big 4 professionals. If you have the time can you please fill out this survey? The survey will not ask for any personal information. Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-aKT6KBcIgc9nFMBuS9_WSyabS2tSt2nL7zn0W18kzJZ6TA/viewform Thanks!
Wanted to get thoughts on if there was a service line in the Big 4 world that has a work/life balance that doesn't exceed 45 hours of work per week? Or is that blasphemy?
sooo.... supposed to start with 1 firm next week but got offer from another B4 for a LOS that I prefer. How do I tell first firm that I'm not coming...?
Big 4 vs top 10. For core tax, how different is the work? Are there certain things you probably won't run see unless you are B4? How bad is the pigeon-holing, what level does it typically occur at?
Was recently approached by A&M and Alix for consulting roles. Any perspective on their reputation? Currently in S&O consulting role at Big 4.
I have heard of at least one International tax staff being offered $120k to start at Big 4 (Boston). Is he lying, or have starting salaries become this inflated?
Currently at a boutique cybersecurity firm where the strategy has shifted to MSSP focus. Most projects have been strategy engagements leading to transformations. Industry vs Big 4 vs MBB?
Traveling next week for a client after a long time. Booked a Delta Main Cabin ticket through concur. Now I am trying to upgrade to 1st using my points but the delta app shows all premium seats as unavailable. Usually it did let me change it in the past but not this time. Have Delta policies changed for ticket upgrades from Main Cabin to Comfort+ or 1st? I recall all DL Main tix were eligible for upgrade as a additional purchase option.
OW, ZS or big 4? Zs : 135 base + 10% bonus Ow: $100 base Big 4: 140 base Currently at big 4 - haven’t negotiated OW but unsure if they’re gonna match my other offers. If money was the same I would easily go OW?
Would you take an internal promotion without a raise? What about an internal promotion with a small raise $3k > ? Has anyone ever declined an internal promotion or pushed back on raise?
Anyone else’s office staying 100% open even after someone tests positive for covid, or is it just mine?
I am interested in getting my SHRM-CP certification this year and I was wondering which study methods and materials worked best for those of you who passed the exam. Also, what are your roles in HR?!
Hey guys. Really discouraged on my journey in big 4. I feel like I am so stupid. I am on a big team and where communication is not great, my client is complex as they’re FS. I didn’t want to do FS for that very reason as Im not interested. Im lacking in terms of knowing the business and technically too. I had been on path on doing good but now its way below that. Im sad and lost maybe I am not in a service line for me as Im in IT AUDIT. I wish I was smart enough feel like Im gonna be put on PIP
i have to post about this saga again, because i’m shooketh. after 4 rounds + assignment + being strung along with no concrete feedback for a month, i finally get on the phone with the hiring manager. says i wowed and impressed them so much with my work that they threw out everyone else’s, kept mine, and are starting a new candidate pool to have someone to compare me against, RATHER than hire me. they said theyd come back to me with a final decision within the month. WHAaaaAAAt. OG thread here: https://joinfishbowl.com/post_1g7v4u
Hello Everyone! Had a discussion yesterday regarding “claw backs” being included in a policy for sponsorship if the new employee leaves before 3 years. It was a declining percentage over a three year period. My POV was that it wasn’t something I’ve ever done and didn’t seem like they were sure of the hire they were making. I get wanting to save costs but at the same time doesn’t feel inclusive or welcoming. Thoughts? Have you done this or seen it work? Thanks!
Anyone ever been so miserable at their job that they decided to quite before having anything else lined up? I feel my mental health is more important than a paycheck at the moment
What lessons, activities, and/or projects have you used with your 3rd/4th and/or 4th/5th Gifted and Talented students during distance learning?
Has anyone been denied by another b4’s TAS/FDD service group but been able to apply for the same role at another/same office? And if so, how soon after?
Chances for big 4 consultant to move to BizOps at nonGoogle/Facebook tech firm like LinkedIn ?
What are some healthy meal delivery services you are using while on the road? I’m looking for something in San Francisco.
I currently max out my 401k, HSA, and Roth IRA. I also invest in stock and crypto. With the latter doing so well, does it make sense to reduce my 401k contributions by a few % to capitalize more on those investments? 26yo
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