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This app alone makes me so happy for not going to a big 4. You guys look miserable for the same pay.

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It's all a path my friend. Best not to hate on each-other because we'll probably be crossing those paths one day. #TheReasonThisAppExists #BitchWithUs #NotAgainstUs

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It's all about the resume! Good luck going anywhere with a no-name firm!

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But the exit opportunities are ripe for the picking...

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Which is why everyone at the big 4 with a linked in account gets dozens of messages every week from recruiters seeking b4 experience. But good luck maxing out as an accounting manager in like 20 years

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I think you're taking 1 example of your friend and assuming everyone has similar experiences. Only 2nd years I know doing cash and AP are morons who are underperforming since they can't be trusted with anything else. Besides, I think it's safe to assume that a large majority of people not at big 4 were rejected and settled.

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I've been at a smaller firm and I've been in Big4. Big4 is better.

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I'm almost certain this guy is a vote for Trump.

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We're saying that despite our complaining, there are places we'd still rather not be. Kinda like first world problems, but for Big4 accountants.

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I have worked at a small firm, a large regional firm, and PwC. I think by far PwC is the best and I don't think I ever want to leave. Everyone's offices and circumstances are different, and maybe some B4 people don't know how good they have it, but PwC is the absolute best I've experienced.

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First years test cash, and revenue. 2nd years are entire income statement.. So before generalizing that people only test cash as a 2nd year.. Your friend must be slow, and incompetent as a 2nd year

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Anyone working in accounting will have off days to complain about, if you don't it means you aren't learning and growing as a professional. All jobs have the good and the bad, stop bashing on big 4, there's a good amount of cons for small firms as well

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RSM US 1, get out of here with your excessive smiley faces. I'm glad you love your job, but why don't you post about that rather than negative comments about firms you know nothing about.

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Lol, that what i am thinking whole time. Plus my friend at PwC said he only got to do cash and AP even as a 2nd year associate :) :) :)

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Zinga👆🏽

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We are where we are, why compare and bash on each other we're essentially doing the same shit anyways. The hours aren't always good at mid tier, and there are the same political issues in the workplace as well. Imo we all have it made compared to staff accountants.

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The size of the clients and the operations of big companies is the main advantage. Also, complex accounting issues with a lot of multi-national firms is another big advantage. All have their pros and cons

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So you guys sit there and complain all day and when someone calls you out for complaining everyone gets immediately defensive and makes it sound like it's actually not that bad......

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But we can't deny that Big 4 has better opportunities once they leave public. That is factual. But I feel fine with my chances too.

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I know I complain to friends and family a lot and will be leaving sometime after busy season, but I knew what I was signing up for and don't regret it one bit. I wouldn't trade the professional experience I've gained for anything. Plus - looking through job postings, all the most appealing positions have "Big 4 Experience preferred/required" so the few months of misery is worth it in the end.

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I don't know how many of my peers tried for Big 4 and failed, but I didn't. I interviewed at three of the four big 4, and a few smaller firms. I declined my second interview at one of them, and the recruiter called me back and asked me to reconsider, so I went. Anyways, when it's all said and done, RSM was the best fit, and I have no regrets. I have SEC clients, large clients, and small clients where I worked on almost every section of the financial statements.

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