Hey everyone, I have a BSc degree from a semi-target university in the United Kingdom, and I currently have around 2 years of strategy consultancy experience at a Big 4 in one of Africa's most competitive economies. I'm looking to step into consulting in Dubai/ Abu Dhabi (MBB, Tier 2, boutiques, etc.). Any referrals? Thanks
Anyone move laterally from Big 4 Data &Analytics to BCG Plantinion or GAMMA willing to connect on their experience transitioning and current nature of work. Happy to throw in a gift card of your choice if you are willing to connect over a 30 min call.
Applied to multiple positions (different roles) at PwC consulting on which I perfectly match and I received quick rejection emails (within few days /hours which I appreciate not like EY who takes months or Deloitte who completely ghosts you). All the other big 4 got back to me positively with interviews. It's not my resume, my cover letter or how I match to the roles. I don't understand what is happening.. I really would like to get at least a screening call from PwC ( I really like the company)
Now that I'm promoted and looking to leave, I find myself caring less and not being proactive to take ownership. Will PMs and above realise this even if they don't call it out? Does it reflect badly? I still do good work and all that's required, including weekends if necessary, but do not bother to do extra to drive anything which I used to do. Consultant rank at B4.
Big 4 fish, how do you handle independence reporting for your bf/gf? My bf works at a big 4 firm as a consultant (not audit) and from their vague definition, I qualify as a "spousal equivalent." He's always worried that he could theoretically get fired if he didn't report me and they found out about our relationship, but we definitely don't want to go through the process, especially considering I'd have to sell most of my stocks as they're restricted. Is there really a risk to not reporting me??
How many times a week do y’all consider quitting. I’m a lawyer by background, my husband is in big law making like 5x what they pay me in big 4, and we work very similar hours. I do everything around the house, with 2 kids. I hate house work. I strongly dislike childcare, all day. I’m okay outsourcing housework but I wouldn’t want to have a live in nanny bc they are my children and I want them growing up with my care. I’m just really burning out/struggling/ finding it difficult to stay motivatd
Currently an SM with a Big 4 in Toronto area. Came from industry and been in consulting for about 5 yrs. I am now strongly feeling going back to industry. Challenge in making the switch is the pay. Currently making around $225K (CAD). Background is in Tech Delivery management. Looking for which non-consulting companies in Toronto area can offer 240-250K for Tech program management roles
Left B4 as tax associate & joined regional firm as Senior. It's been a month. I thought I hate B4 but I just hate public accounting. What do I do? How bad is it to leave this firm after few months?
Not trying to be provocative, but are the US Entities of each firm generally considered to be the strongest talent wise? At least of the B4 I’ve been at, it felt like the US folks were operating at a higher level. Not even American so not trying to be “ohh omg USA numba onnee”
FYI - you should still get 401k match from your old company if you leave in first few months of new year. Heard differently on this app, but left B4 in Jan and still got employer match in Feb for 2019
Any US based Big 4 employees ever do a secondment to your offshore team’s country (e.g. India or Philippines) or is that not common? If so, care to share your experience??
So apparently EY believes that moving to unlimited PTO will provide a first mover/differentiator advantage amongst the big 4.. I’d advise Deloitte, PWC, and KPMG folks to let EY stand alone on this one! None of us asked for this and they are doing it primarily to reduce PTO accrual liability for layoffs/in states where employers are limited in taking away earned PTO
Feel like I’m having a quarter life crisis. Are there any common non-accounting exit opportunities with decent pay from big 4?
Hi, all! I am currently in the process of switching firms. I’m at another big 4 in financial services. My new role has sent out a survey for market team preference between Financial Services and Products & Services (tech, media, telecommunications, consumer markets, etc). In terms of work and exit ops, which would you choose and why? Thank you!
I feel so lost in my career. I have three years of B4 experience (1 year audit, 2 years risk compliance) and I absolutely hate what I do. I’m a high performer yet I have zero motivation. I don’t see myself becoming partner & I also dont see myself being a controller/CFO in industry. I feel like I made the wrong choice but accounting is all I know. Anyone else go thru this? What type of role/industry did you pivot to?
Feeling really low about exits from big 4 mc. Feel like I’m not going to get anywhere good in a field that I’m interested in. Anyone who made it out successfully have any advice?
Thinking of leaving B4 for Slalom. Pros/cons outside of the B4 pension benefits I would be walking away from.
How should you respond to a LinkedIn recruiter when the time isn’t right but you don’t want to burn a bridge? I just started at McKinsey a few months ago and a Big 4 recruiter reached out, now is not the right time to move but I’m not sure what the future holds and don’t want to completely ignore someone either
Industry or more punishment? 1) tech/e-commerce strategy job at F50 2) Strategy and analytics group at the D of MBBD Equal salary but industry has equity equal to base. Both manager level. Base 200k. Which do you pick?
What is approx. compensation of a Tax Manager with LLM in NYC at PwC? Also, how is a work-life balance at PwC NY? I am thinking to apply to PwC but before doing so want to check the comp info and work-life balance to make sure that I’ll be in a better position than now.
Would you leave to a Microsoft PMM role if you only have one year left till promotion to manager at your firm? Exit now or wait and get the title? Thoughts?
All of the suggestions on how to maintain WLB fall to individuals - but ultimately if the firm keeps selling as much work as we’re selling, we can’t deliver if lots of folks reduce hours. Seems like a supply/demand mismatch. How can we empower our teams to prioritize WLB and also get all the work done, when utilization is still so high?
Currently experiencing the new delta boarding zones process. It's not going well. Almost everyone with seats just past comfort plus have had to go back further in the plane to find overhead space. :-(
If I have applied for a H1B this year with my current employer. Considering I switch my job before the lottery results, and my H1B gets picked. Can I use it with my new employer? Am on my STEM OPT right now
How many vacation days do Bain and McK MBA hire get? Glassdoor says 15&19. Is the difference real?
Has anyone’s firm who has been back in the office announced anything about going back to wfh because of Covid cases spiking / new variant?
😬 ~15 ppl in my apt are wfh in our common living area. At least 3 ppl have their email notification sound on loudly so everyone knows when they receive incoming mail. It’s grating. Is it reasonable
Do you have to spend a certain number of months at PwC before you get their parental leave benefits?
How much are the hourly rates for the seasonal contractors at the B4 firms? Especially in tax. Thanks
Guys need help, my engagement manager provided very good feedback in MDS but gave right opposite to that to my counsellor. In short she tried to be a B****. I am up for promotion this year and want to make sure that doesn't impact my round table. I have already spoke to my counsellor. Please suggest some more options. I was also thinking to reach out to HR to complain about her.
Thoughts on MBA? Been in Consulting for 4 years with a well-established network. Some have said there’s more value staying at the firm vs. paying $100k+ only to come back with a small pay bump.
Deloitte experienced hire Consultant (commercial) offer, $110k base. How did I do? What does SC salary usually look like upon promo?
Current S3 in TT (m&a tax). JD/LLM. I'm looking to switch to another big 4. Would it be nuts to aim for 200k + 30k signing bonus to switch?
What is the toughest challenge for a Consultant to transition from big 4 to MBB consulting? I was fortunate enough to get an MBB offer as an experienced Consultant and want to make sure I hit the ground running. Thanks! Bain & Company McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group
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