Quick survey: How many people were fired from Big 4 during the pandemic? Big 4 always boast that they don’t fire people but I’ve been shocked to hear this year that numerous firms did during the pandemic.
Now all of these firms are scrambling as they look for talent and people are refusing to come back.
Curious if anyone has begun the interview with a big 4 and come to find out they are pregnant 2 weeks before the final round? Any thoughts on how to proceed especially if this is a drastic upgrade.
How easy/difficult is it to move from big 4 firm in US to MBB in Singapore/Australia? Anyone you know did this before?
How do you define work-life balance? And how much of that balance is reasonable to expect for someone with ~2 YOE, be that in the Big 4 or in smaller niche/boutique firms?
Has anyone moved from a big 4 to a BDO/GT/RSM? I have an opportunity to move to a mid tier as a manager or stay at KPMG for another year to become a manager. On one hand, I have consistently been a top performer and have an outstanding reputation at KPMG, but on the other hand I am and sick of the forced standardization/granularity and overall long hours culture at B4. Also, I look up and see that managers/partners are abused here in my B4 office. Will it be materially different at a BDO/GT/RSM?
How much do smaller firms / freelance consultants charge for short (e.g. 8 week) strategy engagements? I know MBB can run in the high 100ks, even close to 1M, and B4 about 2/3s or half that
In Deloitte GPS and want to switch over to commercial at another firm (since this appears easier than transferring internally). Of the other Big 4 and ACN, who is strong in general mgnt consulting?
7 years of Consulting experience in Financial Services and currently a manager with a Big 4 . Experience includes Feasibility Assessments, CBAs, Program Management, SDLC (All phases),
Is FDD at Big 4 that much better than MM firms? Got an MM offer, not sure if I should hold out for the Big 4 or if I’ll basically have an equivalent experience at the MM firm. TIA
For those of you who have worked at two or more Big 4 firms, which was your favorite and why?
I’m looking to move back into big 4 for TS after leaving audit to do a short stint in industry.
Can someone give a referral (U.K - London based)? Thanks!
Big 4 : How would you evaluate this offer in consulting : 170 k, HCOL, 9 yoe, Manager in HCOL?
Background:Asia, expecting to promote to M this cycle.
Looking for some advice on being headhunted/jumping ship. I’m speaking to HR from another big 4 + a recruiter for another firm for an M role, and it looks like the $ and potentially benefits will be bigger, but I’m not that keen on moving unless the $ is a huge jump. Any advice on how I might navigate this? Have interviews next week for the other roles.
Do FAANG employees have to sign their life away, be measured, compared, monitored, submit hours, have a ton useless annual training, and prevented from freely investing like the big 4?
So I've got a mish-mash of a background covering:
(1) Financial Audit at a big 4
(2) A controls/process internal advisory role in industry
(3) A solid base of technical programming experience in data science, full-stack, and low-code applications, obtained through projects at work and personal projects.
I'm trying to make my way back into professional services in an advisory/consulting capacity but I'm not sure exactly which roles I should be aiming for. Any advice anyone out there can share?
Will it be a mistake to join a valuation practice as an experienced staff/associate for $85k when i have the option of continuing with stupid b4 consulting at 105k? would move for solid exit opportunities in fp&a & higher paying job later down the road. but it’s tempting to stick with public consulting for more $$ and zero exit opps. i like val, i want to do it; just not sure it’s the right move.
Spent $600 in one night on dinner and drinks for two. Is this (a) effects of big 4 life (b) economic stimulus (c) ballin (d) means I need mental help?
Working as Consultant at Cognizant Business Consulting now, I am being offered a role of Senior Business Analyst as a contractor for 1yr, initially for 6 months in Deloitte IN. I am a bit skeptical with this Contractor thing. Can someone guide me please? They say I don't have prior Big 4 consulting experience and hence this role.
Ladies in B4, do you feel like your job has contributed to give you gray hair at an early age? I feel like my gray hair is noticeable a little more every year… Been in PA for 5 years
The only time I saw the client counterpart today was in the restroom. Atleast we agree on something!!😜
Guys, any opinions on To Boot shoes? Picked up a pair of lace ups and they seem decent enough quality but wasn't sure how they stack up against AE.
i'm traveling for a client right now and have a friend in the area. my team & i are supposed to go out tomorrow night, is it inappropriate to invite my friend?
I got a speeding ticket while driving to client location and attending daily scrum call. I was my giving my updates and lost the track of my speed. Am I eligible to expense that?
How much to tip for a massage?
Is there any good way to tell my extroverted manager that I (an introvert) need to cut back on mandatory team dinners to preserve my own sanity and prevent burn out?
Does anyone else have a problem with the plastic tip of heels (on the heel) coming off? How do you prevent this or fix it? So tired of buying new heels 👠
I am a Junior-Mid level Copywriter who didn't go to ad school but have a book full of produced work (no spec) that I've pieced together the last few years. Is there a way I can make it known (cont...)
Does any firm beat Deloitte’s 16 week paid family leave benefit that’s available for both the mother and father?
Just accepted a position in legal compliance at a F50 company. If I leave in a few years to get an LLM in a field I’m passionate about, would that make transitioning back to law more feasible?
How many folks here use head hunters and resume writers? Any tips for finding quality ones?
Happy Diwali everyone! 🎆🪔💥✨
Anyone else have anxiety when waiting in traffic, at check out lines, waiting for customer service on the phone etc?
Voice in my head will start about how I'm wasting my time and should be doing something more productive. The voice will also berate me for not planning my day better & I get in to this thought pattern of beating myself up. Therapy has allowed me to seperate myself from this & recognize it. However, I'm looking for tools to completely diminish or eliminate this chatter. Tia!
My project lead is going to propose in the next few weeks. Any ideas on an appropriate and thoughtful gift to give the couple?
Has anyone received an on-the-spot offer for employment during an interview process that spanned a few rounds? Also, if you are considering multiple offers, what’s a tactful way of telling your potential new employer you need some time to respond? TIA!
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