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Is it me or has the big 4 gone down in prestige and reputation over the past couple of years?

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There’s a lot more competition for talent where the Big 4 has historically had a stronghold. I wouldn’t say it’s losing prestige though. Frankly, they offer so many services there gonna be tops in some and bottom in others and everywhere in between. Being an auditor is different than supply chain consultant in Big 4

As long as firms that take folks from better backgrounds, top places won’t recruit from Big 4. A lot of it is intangible signaling value, which is kind of crappy, but there’s always been more talented people than positions for talented people.

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Someone has had this exact same thought every year since the 90s

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Great resignation is more about minimum wage employees, not Big 4.

Deloitte is considered as an Indian consulting sweatshop

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No one mentioned Accenture?

People who work at b4 are the ones that really care most about it

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They're well known because nobody else is willing to do the same work. Accounting and Tax aren't exactly the most creative or exciting industries

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Right, Deloitte I believe is the only B4 where consulting is and has now long been the larger business unit

MBB or bust?

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Prestige unless it translates into some kind of exit is meaningless. Name recognition and prestige are different things. Only consultants care about “prestige”

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Prestige affects exit opportunity. It's not all about ego.... Ok it's mostly about ego

It’s just you. 😂

Big 4 are audit firms that provide tax advisory services, when did it ever have prestige? These companies employ 100,000+ people — can’t be that exclusive or prestigious 🤦‍♂️

B4 is prestigious to those who are at less prestigious firms

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