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Need advice - working less than a month. I recently moved to industry as VP role from audit. I realized that workload and responsibilities were way more than I expected and the company fired so many people ( vps and svps) and wants me to replace 3 VPs work for the year-end. I worked all wknds just to figure out if I can compete the work or not, and concluded that it’s beyond my capacity. I was not told this during interview, and the culture is very toxic as well.

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For the first and second week I thought it’s just me working in industry for the first time but it turned out that ppl wants to get out from this firm too. ( due to restructuring, massive lay offs ). I witnessed c level cursing to other team members during meetings etc. ppl are defensive and not want to share any information.


From my experience, the toxic culture isn’t going to change anytime soon. I switched to private and saw a lot of red flags by day 2 and things just got progressively worse from there. I, along with the rest of the department, bailed within 2 months, leaving behind the two directors. I would’ve left sooner, but I didn’t want to leave without a another job lined up. Best decision ever!


This is my 3rd week and I am mentally so stressed and overwhelmed even compared to busy season. I know it’s very bad timing as we are in the middle of year end, but I truly think I will get panic attack if I keep working here. Is it okay to resign after working less than month?

Def okay you could even leave it off your resume if it’s only been 3 weeks. Get out of there.

Why would they fire folks before YE? Are they dumb? That’s when you need people.

Cost cutting measures I think. They fired ppl in summer and hired me to replace them for year end work

You can always go back to PA if you more stressed on where you are right now.

EY2 is absolutely right--you can always go back to PA. You could also find plenty of better situations elsewhere in industry. Sounds like you're in a pretty rare scenario; I'm not sure it's very common to be asked to replace 3 VPs. That's pretty extreme. What exactly is it that makes the culture toxic? Doesn't sound like there are many people there to be toxic.

What company 👀 I’m looking to go to industry immediately after busy season just for a better WLB Maybe raise the issue with higher ups?

Honestly I feel like this is the main reason to not stick it out in PA as long as possible before making the switch. Because the expectations are so much higher when you come in at that level. If you came to industry at manager level I’m sure it wouldn’t have been this stressful but that’s just my two cents

Facts that’s true. It’s gonna take time but under no circumstances is public accounting better. It’s just what you’re used to.

Come back to KPMG.

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