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In Tech at D. Over my past 4 projects they seem to really burn us into the ground overwork us. Is that just my bad experience? Other Big 4 have a similar issue?

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dude just stop trying so hard. say you're unavailable. take your 3 and don't let big d fuck you

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D2 has some legit, practical advice, and I'll paraphrase - boundaries!

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You've had bad luck. I've been on a few of those but also had some awesome projects in tech. Overall the consulting lifestyle isn't for me but 4 bad projects in a row is not typical

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Not Big4, but TC and avoiding the overload. Personally, I'm going the depth then breadth approach. Specialize, build your reputation as a consistent performer who doesn't cause management any headaches and can speak to clients at both high level and deep technical. Then broaden your skillset. I was at others' beck and call for my first 2 years of projects. That's about what it took to establish myself as a tech expert in a high-demand niche. From there I hit consultant, my first solo project, and I've had leeway to call my own timeline since. Since the client generally doesn't know the ins and outs of my tech, I handle scoping, I handle the project plan. I tend to propose the no-stress timeline, sit down with the client PM, and land on a timeline with only periodic stress.

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EY is the way to go.. why do you even want the D..

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^i don't want the D but in my case it was the only consulting firm that recruited at my school. would've loved EY or kpmg

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