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Most companies offer 2 or 3 weeks vacation for new employees. Is it a big turn-off to hiring managers for a request of 4 weeks? How many of you get separate PTO days for miscellaneous personal stuff or work/life balance? What is everyone getting these days for number of sick days? I think the standard 5 isn’t enough now that everyone has the chance of getting the flu and COVID.

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I requested 4 weeks and got it.

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I'm at EY now and they've transitioned to unlimited PTO. This past year I've taken 200 hours of PTO+the July break and December break

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Kpmg gives 4 weeks + week off in July and a week off in December

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Never hurts to ask. Honestly wouldn't work anywhere that didn't give 4 or more weeks. I'd also stay away from unlimited places unless there are guidelines on how to use it.

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Agree on that unlimited PTO. Depending on the Frim or even the team. I was at GT for 9 months and had to literally beg for one week off.

most companies at a Program Manager level will give 5 weeks vacation off the bat because of the grade level. At the least 4 weeks. So I don't think that would be an unreasonable ask. Three weeks is pretty stingy.

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