How is ZS compared to Big 4. Talking about culture, pay, WLB, types of projects, etc. Any ZSers have some insight? Currently in Big 4 healthcare consulting and feel overworked and underpaid.

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Also only worked at ZS (3 years) culture is great, pay is benchmarked to roughly T2 companies with raises of 8-15% every June and bonuses in same range every December, and I’d say the projects can be hit or miss in terms of what group you land in, etc

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I have only ever worked at ZS but I like the culture

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Ex-ZSer here, have worked at multiple consulting firms. The culture really is unparalleled, and there’s less variability in project work overall (ie, fewer incredible cases but also fewer truly awful ones). A big part of your ZS experience (just like at most other places) will depend on what team you end up on. If you’re purely optimizing for pay & WLB, though, would not expect meaningful differences from B4.

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