I got matched with someone on some dating app and I said “I work for one of the big 4s” he said: “big 4s? Who are they lol?”
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The Big 4 like the Final 4?

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Believe it or not, there is a great big world out there outside of the Big 4 and MBB

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I’m in this bowl with y’all and still don’t know what the Big4 or MBB are.

I also don’t know the difference between consulting and tax/auditing - is this different than business strategy? Is consulting the same as accounting? Like what even is consulting, what do you do other than billable gaslighting?

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I think you’re missing the point. If you can’t explain K&E past ‘biglaw’, then you’re at the same point I’m at - I know McK/Deloitte/KPMG/etc are 🙌🏽consulting🙌🏽, but past that? Idk what they do.

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My husband didn’t know what the big 4s are or MBB. He works in skilled trades - I also don’t know most of the machines he uses. It can be sexy to date someone with wildly different experiences than you - we enjoy the fact that we both have different interests.

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Same! I hope the OP wasn't making fun of the fact that the person didn't know cause honestly most people don't know. Plus it's kinda irrelevant wrt relationships. Doesn't make you a better person 🤔

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Afaik only consultants take themselves this seriously.

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This right here…FACTS do arrogant!

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breaking news!!!!!!!!!!

outside of consulting…no one gives af about big4.

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Also - when I have a first date with someone, I just say I work at a consulting firm (or if you’re in accounting, just say you’re at an accounting firm), no need to use terminology that the average person wouldn’t be familiar with.
Same if you worked for a health insurance plan - internally we call it payer, but I would tell people I work for a health insurance company. Use terms that people would be familiar with.

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I still don’t know what the big4 is.

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I think WPP, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis.

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Sorry Dentsu.

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Based on personal experience anyone outside of accounting, finance or consulting in general may have a challenge understanding who the big 4 are. I mean honestly as freshman in college a senior accounting major I was dating got an internship at PwC and I thought they were a water company. 🤦‍♀️

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Having heard of them and knowing what they do or that that’s what people mean by big4 are two very different things, lol

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Immediate unmatch.

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Lol if you’re not in consulting or tax/audit, you most likely won’t know what big 4 means, and chances are you most likely won’t know anything about MBB either. Pretty common, even I never heard of Big 4 or any of the other firms til 7 years after working in industry.

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The saying "small frog in a well, know how big the world is" comes to mind...
Big 4 is pretty industry specific. Not everyone knows (and should honestly, just because?)
what they are. Also, side not but add to that the fact that big 4 may vary from one industry to another. Big 4 in consulting is different than big 4 in baking etc. Even in tech, hell not too long ago FAANG didn't have the N in it.

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When I was younger I had heard of EY but thought it was a banking/investment/stocks company. But I didn’t really know about the big 4 until I read about them in my first accounting textbook. I mean like I also grew up thinking accountants were just the guys at H&R Block that do your taxes. If your not in the business industry then you really have no reason to know who the big 4 is or their functions.

The whole professional services sector is sort of unknown to people unless your in it. Like I can’t even count how many times I’ve had to explain what an auditor does and why companies need their services.

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I'm gonna tell my kids the big 4 are HR block, liberty tax, Jackson Hewitt and turbo tax. 😂

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Is big 4 consultant hype for a small D?

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I will be honest- I have worked for the military/defense contracting since I was 19 and when I read Big 4 I think, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Honeywell.

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Lol, we all come from different worlds. That’s one of the reasons I am on this app (and others) so I can learn more and not be stuck in my little bubble.

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Yea no one in my friend group cares about the Big 4 or MBB other than people who work in their industries. And why should they?

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Alot of people actually don't care what other people do for a living, it's normal. That said, a lot of career women & pretty girls have no personality / social skills outside of their job & this is why so many of them are on dating apps🤷‍♀️

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I just tell people I work for one of the largest accounting firms in the world....Gets em everytime🤪

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Or what I say…. I work at THE largest accounting firm in the world😂

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