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In your opinion, how good is private vs public? Salary & hours/work life balance

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To variable. There are great industry exits and absolutely shitty ones. The average is probably close honestly

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You think there's a balance in public?

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Are you asking me? Yea, team dependent for sure but I had a couple years of 40 hour weeks with a 50 hour a week busy season at B4 in a major metro

Public has better entry to senior salaries, and then there's partner cash. Private has better wlb and better upper management salary. Private gets boring after a few years.

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All team dependent no matter where you are. I was Big 4 audit where most weeks were 50-60 hours in office and then 80 during busy season while I know people got luckier and maybe peaked at 55 hour weeks. I know some clients left at 5 everyday but ours were there till 8 or later (so wouldn’t call that WLB). I had a bit more WLB my first year at GT (now advisory) but that all went to sh*t shortly after the 1 year mark. I’d say generally speaking ya you’re gonna have a better balance in private and probably a bit more pay at whatever level you leave public from to go to private, but just make sure you weigh every factor when making your decision. For context I’m leaving for private after finding a role that meets my needs based on my conversations with the team about culture and them hitting a comp number I could work with

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