Perks of GT over a big 4?
Is it pretty usual to go from big 4 M to MBB? Or do they not consider Big 4 Consulting as valuable experience?
Ive worked at big 4 for 3 years now and have never worked more than 40hrs a week. Pay is decent lcol city
What do Big 4 firms offer for the milestone work anniversary gifts? (i.e. 5 year/10 year gifts)
Rank the big 4 for tech consulting. Clearly Deloitte is first, where do the other three fall? PwC seems to just have lame IT audit projects, are EY and KPMG any better?
What are the most common myths about going to industry that big 4 perpetuates and are they true?
Been in this game for years and I'm still not clear, is Big 4 Advisory/Consulting considered Tier 3? Is this because we don't generally do strategy-related work?
Has anyone balanced doing some contracting work for a big 4 (talent exchange, gig now, opentalent, assignmentselext) while working a full time? Is that even possible?
Discussion post: I feel almost all consulting firms are the same. Mbb, big 4 etc. if you are paid enough there is probably less wlb. If there is good wlb there is not much money. Can you single out a company that you can confidently say pays very well and also has good wlb and also has good opportunities etc.?
Big 4. Last year was a promotion year for me, and I killed it. Got the promo, the highest performance rating, a 15% raise, and a 20% bonus.
Hi BCG 🐠— with four years consulting experience (coming from the Big 4 as an SA), is Associate the right lateral rank? I’ve heard SA isn’t as common of a title at BCG but it may be more appropriate
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.
I’m working for a big 4 and have a suggestion to encourage folks to return to the office. I find I’m more productive overall if I spend a few days a week in the actual home office. However…I don’t want to pay a couple hundred a month on parking. How about reimbursing parking? That would be a valuable perk…versus free bagels and garbage food.
Is there a rule that prevents you from applying to other member firms in a different country if you work at a big 4? Especially if you’re moving there anyway?
Okay… all kidding aside, is there anything positive about KPMG? The internet and social media makes fun of them. My leadership makes fun of them. Other big 4 friends make fun of them. MBB makes fun of them. Do they do that bad of a job + have that many shady things going on?
Are there any Detroit or comparable COL region folks? What are market value ranges these days in terms of Base and TC for a strategy consultant (4YOE) at big 4 or other consultancies including boutiques?
This may sound odd but I want to eventually work at all the big 4. To me it'll be like collecting infinity stones. Once you work at all 4, what crappy super power do you get? Currently 25% of the way there
Is there a big difference between MM and B4 WLB? I liked the people at the MM firm better, but don't if B4 means that much I could see myself staying.
I constantly see caution from those practicing advising newbies to cut and run/quit this profession. Do you feel you were ill prepared for what being a lawyer actually entails or is it more burnout? What led you to law and what has pushed you to advise those considering law or about to start practicing to consider alternatives?
Interviewing with founders of a small shop. I want to ask them in a professional, sincere way if they had to let go of people during the pandemic. Is that bad to ask? “What steps did you take in order to protect job security during client loses?” Is possible. Bc I know some places were able to keep ppl.
If a firm gives different bonus amounts for district court (ex: 50k) and circuit court (ex: 75k) clerkships is it common to receive both combined (ex: 125k) when you join? Or is it normal to receive some lesser amount?
I’m in my mid-40s with a 7 year old and baby. Is it too late for me to back into public accounting? I was laid off last year and found a great job in a large bank. I miss the flexibility, challenge and rigor of PA. I would love your opinions. Has the ship sailed for me in PA? If I go back I would be an experienced senior; maybe, a year or so from manager.
If you plan to leave your firm and your manager asks you why you're leaving, what do you say? I have a legitimate non-bridge-burning reason unrelated to comp or simply "big tech is better" reason. I have asked for more client facing exposure and haven't gotten it cause weird reasons, which was the factor that caused me to look for exits in the first place. But I'm not sure if I should bring this up. Should I just be vague and say "looking for a new chapter"?
Anyone at SFO right now?
Ugh I feel like a bad person. I’m staying with a friend on vacation and I’m getting annoyed with her. But she’s been so generous to host me. She can be difficult but she’s a good person and a dear friend to me.
How did you manage gmat w/ >14 hrs of client work + practice dev (internal firm)? How long did it take you to get that >90 percentile? Any tips on studying for gmat consistently?
Has anyone experiences with EY Parthenon (preferably in Germany)? Got contacted regarding a possible role.
What's the harshest thing your Buyer has ever said to you? Ex: Buyer emailed my colleague "instead of sharing photos of our empty shelves why don't you spend your time getting us more product"
If most CDs want to be making the work themselves, and were just the role because they excelled as creatives but maybe don't like or aren't meant to be managers, why do we have this agency model where there's tons of hierarchy instead of having teams of creative directors who come up with ideas and do the work. In terms of nurturing talent, let the other agencies do it and then hire on people when they're senior.
Hi, I've successfully completed the Post Graduate Program in Data Science & Engineering, a full-time program at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Post Graduate in Business Administration(MBA) from Pondicherry University, with dual specialisation in Operations & HR and Under Graduate in Mechanical Engineering(B.Tech). Working as Process Executive in Infosys BPM (Mar 2020- present). Looking for opportunities in Data science. Thanks.
Is it worth it to go into tax advisory from just a tax position? The traveling would be tough for me. But are exit opps that much better?
Anybody from Klick! Or KlickHealth? Have a goal of getting into account management there. What’s the culture there? Is it worthy of aspiration?
There's working late when you're trying to solve a problem or come up with a solution to something. And then there's working late when you're basically playing a game of "who's on first" trying to navigate a whole group of people through a very simple, straightforward one person task that should have taken 10 minutes, over the course of 4 hours through a maze of union rules, database permissions and client bureaucracy.
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How many agencies out there still have unpaid internships? To not pay a living wage for interns today seems hugely out of step with diversity goals.
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