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How rigid are promotion timelines in Big 4 Consulting? I’ve heard people say that it’s a fairly fixed 3 years between ranks regardless of performance and heard others say that high performers get put on a “Partner fast track” within a year of joining as a graduate.

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It’s very possible to start as a new analyst and get to senior manager in 6 years. Progression from that point on is more challenging because clients don’t really want to be buying advisory services from anyone under the age of 40.

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Definitely not fixed based on tenure

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4.5 YOE and I’m Manager so early promos are defo a thing

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I does depend on the specific area/practice though - some parts of PwC clearly pay higher than others..

My group has senior 5s and they’re not considered poor performers

You get promoted when the partner thinks they can charge you out for more.

That works up until you're expected to start bringing in business.

There is no such thing as a partner day track from grad. Despite what you think, you can barely eat cereal in the mornings.

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