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How valuable is having a B4 name on the resume? Currently at a boutique and have the option to join B4 (not KPMG) or industry. Industry would pay more for the first couple years. Wondering if B4 would be the better option for the long run

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Why you gotta clown us? 🥺

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All I’m saying is me and my buddy both worked for a big bank a few years ago, he hopped over to KPMG, me to EY. Both 3 years in and he’s making 30k more than me and works less than me and enjoys being a walking meme bc he knows he’s got a better setup than the other consultants who dread their lives 😂

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https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-archive (It’s just a bad joke.)

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Why the hate on KPMG lmaooo

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I started in a small engineering consultancy and then went to PwC as my second job post undergrad. I immediately noticed a difference on how many more recruiters started responding to me. MBB and Big Tech are both better, but B4 is much better than just industry alone.

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I think it’s pretty valuable honestly. I know people on here love to hate any firm that’s not MBB, but in the real world having a big 4 (KPMG included, even Accenture) holds weight. That being said, just go for whatever pays you more. Big 4 won’t care about your salary.

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Lol, just curious - why did you specify it’s not KPMG?

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I would pick the one that pays more, has more interesting work and overall better work-life. B4 sounds great on paper but I’ve had friends only stay for a few months before jumping back into industry

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