{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Offer Comparison:\n\nPWC - Senior Manager - $183k + 25k Signing Bonus +20% Annual Bonus\n\nBoutique Firm - Sr. Principal - $220k +10k Signing Bonus + 10% Annual Bonus\n\nThoughts??\n", "post_id": "61687f2793b282002bda1656", "reply_count": 37, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

Offer Comparison: PWC - Senior Manager - $183k + 25k Signing Bonus +20% Annual Bonus Boutique Firm - Sr. Principal - $220k +10k Signing Bonus + 10% Annual Bonus Thoughts??

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

Take the higher base. With pwc 20% performance bonus is not gaurenteed. And depending on which city tier you might be at the top of the SM band ans may only get 3k increments each year till you make director.

like

make sense.

It’s $37k/yr difference. Question for you - how soon do you think you will be Director at PwC? Each year is $37k opportunity loss. 3 years = ~$100k How soon do you think you will catch up on those loss? If it takes 3 years to catch up and another 3 to make up, we are talking about 6 years here. Will your career stagnate at boutique? Can you come back to PwC later after 4-6 years at higher level? Assuming you continue to grow anyway at boutique.

like

I guess one always have options to interview for right position, just the timing has to be correct. Agreed it's about lost opportunity cost and pay back that needs to figured in.

Recent IconRecent

You ain’t getting 20% bonus with us.

likefunny

All helpful thoughts.

Sr Mgr at 183 base seems really low. What practice is this?

like

I think SM for PwC is <> other SMs because they have Director which is == SM elsewhere.

The second has has more base money and a better title. Not sure what the WLB difference is but I’d easily go second if I already had a Big4 brand name on my resume.

like

Spent 8 years in industry. Title still matters a lot (especially one that can translate over). And typically, principal is v high up on that totem pole.

like

How was your fit with the boutique? Is this an area where you'd feel happy and grow? Are you looking to stay in consulting long term or exit to industry?

Fit is good with small firm. Consulting for a few more years.

Depends, what’s important to you? What does the long term path look like at the boutique firm?

Sounds like the right fit then, better pay and stimulating. I think you have a decision OP!

What practice in pwc ?

Tech

I was told PwC SM went up to 32% but I doubt anyone gets that

Lol

like

Does PWC pay for MBA??

Yes we have an advisory scholars program. You have to go through an application process and it’s far from guaranteed but definitely pretty common.

Related Posts

What brands are killing it with Branded Content at the moment? Bonus if they have had accompanied brand assets surrounding or as part of the consumer journey. Sponsored films, mini-series, podcasts...

like

do you ask to know the salary of a job during the first interview or do you go through the whole process (could be 2 total interviews, could be 5) to ask? The interview process is such a mental and time drain that I honestly don’t even want to go through it unless I know the salary is something Im interested in.

like

I know all the salary posts are annoying, but I really think I am underpaid. What’s your salary for consultant level B, FS SE?

like

3 years work ex and a masters Senior at 106k plus bonus Am I at a good, average or slightly below market pay level?

like

If I am going to be promoting to senior in October, should I expect my senior salary not to be great due to the economic downturn?

like

Any recommendations for checking account? Looking for one with a bonus for joining and no monthly fee

likehelpful

What is the going hourly rate for a nanny share (2 infants)? I’m being quoted $23/ family (so $46/hr). It’d be $25/ hour for a single family/ infant. Live in Los Angeles. Thank you!

like

Questions for ECDs and higher that may be on here. When you were negotiating your salary, etc where there any other perks and add-ons like (bonuses, etc) that you worked in?

like

At what salary point did you feel “content” if ever? At $90k, and I’ve always figured once I got to $200k I’d be “good” and chill out, thoughts on that?

like

What is an average salary for an SAE at an agency in the south?

like

Can anyone in Philly tell me what their first year manager salary is in advisory?

like

Currently BA at MBB Eastern European office with no reliable access to LS projects. Got offered A2 with FT to AC at LEK LS and Sr. Cons at OW LS London. Comp is about the same. I am particularly interested in drug market access/ commercialization strat. and LS M&A. Can anyone provide advice on which option to choose? It seems that OW has both of my interests, while LEK has brand name plus strong M&A track. Would appreciate any advice/ comment

like

Average comp for an Enterprise first line leader?

like

🐠🐟🐡: Kindly share your thoughts: Microsoft Canada - Technical Account Manager (TAM) compensation. Would like to know if I’m being lowballed or the offer is on par with market standards. Thank you!

like

Current/former expats, any advice on how to get an opportunity in a diff country while maintaining a US salary? Is this likely if I’m applying to jobs in other countries or...

like

Does anyone know what the typical comp structure is like for a CEO of a small ($5M annual revenue) privately funded corp? I assume like $250k + bonus + commission of some sort? Any details from exper?

like

Hi all! For an experienced hire as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, what should I expect the salary/sign-on bonus to be at a MCOL city? I have approx. 3.5 YOE (non-consulting), MBA and MS degree (non target school) and also SHRM certified (which is probably irrelevant for the role but thought I’d share anyways). Already did my research but the range is kind of all over the place for experienced hires so just want to have a ballpark. Thanks!

like

I have a referral offer for the CSP if anyone is looking for a 60,000 bonus points offer. Thanks! Please DM for link

like

Are you looking for a Senior who can act as a work stream coordinator across Payroll, Absence/TT and Comp? I’m certified in all but TT. Looking to coordinate these work streams and Lead Absence.

I live in and absolutely love California. No other state compares in my mind (industry, career opportunities, salary, culture, diversity, food, weather, landscape, political inclination, etc). If I were to consider temporarily (2-3 years) moving to another state to accumulate more wealth on the way to FI, what states (specifically cities) would make me least miserable?

like

Additional Posts

Teenage sister told the school nurse she wants & has tried to kill herself. They called a health center, and she was committed to inpatient therapy against her will. Anyone have experience or advice?

like

How do people in IB go on weekend getaways to cottages/hikes or whatnot? Do they actually use vacation time for this? Is it reasonable to tell your team you'll be away from your laptop over a weekend?

like

Getting ready to blow my theoretical bonus on a new bag. Currently have a mulberry laptop bag (mens). Any suggestions <2k max.

1. Do all partners at same level pull same base salary? (Think two 3rd year partners at the same firm, and exclude variable pay) 2. How does this base pay differ at big 4 vs MBB?

like

How flexible is ey gds in terms of wfh?

like

Sinai Chicago - how long is the hiring process? What type of drug screen? Pay range for Practice Manager with 10yrs exp in multi specialty?

like

I’ve always heard the stories of friends and colleagues working for toxic, narcissistic clients. I always wondered if they were exaggerating or somehow slightly contributing to the situation (as it takes two to tango). Well, I regret to say that for the first time in my 15 year career I am working for a client who is truly a nightmare. Tips to deal?

like

People who have graduated from undergrad in the last 3-5 yrs- what’s your salary progression been? Curious to understand which firms up pay most quickly (assume you’re high performing) I'm1 yr in-75K

like

What should be decent salary in india for 10 years exp guy in IT?

like

Project just wrapped (early) and now I’m on the bench between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just exactly how screwed am I trying to find a new gig before Xmas? Same approach as normal? Any tips?

like

How do you handle clients asking you to train their people to do your job to replace you? Not opposed to the helping/part but these people have absolutely no background/certification in what you do.

Side hustle as anyone ever filed a claim through BriteCo for lost watches? How did it go, was the transaction smooth? Figuring out what insurance broker to get, and worried about the replacement only option.

like

People with H1Bs, how easy or difficult is it to switch jobs as long as the other firm is ready to sponsor? Just applied for green card at the current firm, but want to move to the industry in a year.

like

Interviewed for a Production Support Engineer role two days ago - went OK, was able to answer some questions and others that I couldn’t. The role was not posted yet on their site or LinkedIn at the time of me interviewing. Feedback from Manager was that I presented myself well and they would have to discuss as a team if they had the time to get me up to speed as there was a learning curve. Noticed yesterday morning the the role had been newly posted on LinkedIn (day after interview).

like

What is your saving strategy? Anyone using a whole life policy as a way to steadily build value in addition to basic savings and higher risk options such 401k and stocks/bonds?

like

401k advice requested - 25 years old, live in nyc, make 125k. I’ve always maxed my 401k to 19500 with a split of regular and roth. Always do the 6k of Roth IRA too. New firm has no matching policy. I understand the benefits of tax so maxing it is beneficial, however, I’m almost breaking even each month. Is it smart to slow the contributions, keep investing myself so I will have money for a down payment down the road? Don’t want to pull on my 401k if not needed

like

What would be the plan TCS regarding WFH plans next year 2022.

like

All-my dad has been guilt tripping me into visiting him. He is 8 hours away driving without stopping. I am pregnant and am not traveling anywhere where I can’t drive non stop - not even seeing my in laws 90 minutes away. I know it sounds crazy but that is where I am. He half jokingly said I could wear Depends. Please tell me I’m not crazy and that it’s okay for me to not go and my dad should be at least somewhat understanding. We don’t have the best relationship.

likefunny

Any recommendations for a new office chair for work from home?

like

Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal