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Is there such a thing as SC4 and SC5 in consulting? Are you automatically promoted to manager after SC3 in big 4 consulting?

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An SC5 is someone who should have been counseled out 2 years prior.

An SC4 should be a special case who is virtually certain to be promoted with in a year.

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Following as I recently joined b4. Seems like a bad decision to promote those who aren't qualified, purely based on tenure.

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PwC will move you horizontally along the SA3 cohort (SA3D).

But in my opinion, if you are dipping into 5-year SA territory at a large firm then something is wrong and you should leave/be exited.

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No auto promote, The number is just an approximation of YOE. Many exp hires come in at senior 4+ (as they come in above the other salary bands) and the idea is to move them up once they demonstrate the requisite skills.

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