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On average what are the hours like in big 4 FDD? I know there are a lot of variables.

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Average probably 60-65 year round at PwC. If you’re considering switching from audit, I’d reconsider.

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Average probably 45-50 the past year. Pre covid there were bigger gaps between deals, and more time off

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You should switch groups then lol

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Hard to say average because there is so much variability. You could be on a deal for 3 weeks and work 25 hours week 1, 45 hours week 2 and 60 hours week 3 followed by 2-3 days on the bench and then help tee up a new deal (request list, reading background info, etc.) This is just an example as every deal and office is different depending on deal flow.

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Exactly this. Why I gave a 45-50 average. It is definitely more than at times, but also less than that as well.

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It’s not that bad if you were on a large public filer in audit

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Highly sporadic. Anywhere from 30-100+ depending on the pace of each deal.

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All in I average somewhere around 50. There are 20 hour weeks and there are 80+ hour weeks (although rare and definitely don’t happen for every deal).

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Averaging 80 hours

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