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It's some serious bullshit how underpaid B4 is. This lie about the name on the resume being reason enough to go underpaid. Y'all deserve more money, regardless of name recognition.

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Also, OP, as someone not at a big 4 firm, I can tell you with certainty that the big 4 is better on your resume than Crowe. That doesn't mean your experience has no value. But your résumé won't be as highly looked upon as someone from PwC's, all else held equal. It's something you can overcome in the hiring process, but hiring managers in many large companies will prefer the big 4 experience.

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Staff level is not a good salary to compare between B4 and all other firms. As salaries increase B4 generally way surpass midtier especially after bonuses. The comparison between partner base salaries is almost 100% more at B4. There are a lot of reasons not to go B4 (not discussing going into industry) but salary generally isn't one of them.

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The pay is survivable, but have you ever done the calculation to see your actual hourly?

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I think it's pretty relevant considering most of us will switch out before reaching even a manager level.

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It's indentured servitude to get the name on the resume, don't make more out of it than it is.

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Sure! I'm 56k, staff 1, my signing bonus was 3,000, my CPA bonus was 5,000, and so far my overnight bonus is $500. Haven't gone through firm bonuses yet. Ohio.

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I don't aspire to big companies like that, I went mid range to get into mid range. But to be honest, my plan is to go back for my PhD and become a professor anyways :)

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It's a free market system. If pay was that bad no one would work for big 4

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Yeah! My friends that went big 4 in my city got 50k, no signing bonus, as a comparison.

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OP, sounds about right on salary. I'd say B4 is about 10% less than market through senior manager.

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I banked around 170k this year including bonuses as a manager. In the offseason I barely work 20 hours. It's not a terrible gig #partnertrack

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The brand has a value too

That's what I'm saying. But they use it as an excuse to pay you less, it should just be a bonus in addition to a decent wage. Wish there were some stats on whether or not Big 4 does anything more for you than just being in public in general for a while. You could do a cost analysis to see if you recoup what you deserve afterwards

OP this is an anonymous forum. Tell us your Experience level, line of service, and region/cost of living factor, and your salary & most recent year's bonus. Then we'll decide. Do you really think you're getting that much more than your big 4 peers? I'd bet $3k max.

@OP, since I'm not a new staff, im not at the big 4, and I'm not in that area I'm not 100% sure how that compares, but it sounds like you've got a great gig! Good luck!!!

But true, if your plan was to partner.

EY offers path to PhD programs, fully covered. Also I work in advisory as senior and make 85k. I got 4% raise as staff 1 to staff 2 and then 20% staff 2 to senior. I think it's underpaid but not that much

Which practice?

Financial services NYC.

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