For 2020 Taxes was anyone able to take a Home Office Expense deduction while working W2 for MBB or Big 4?
Everyone talks about career suicide if you leave big 4 too soon, but shouldn’t overall life satisfaction be more important?
I came across a post boasting about perks in big4 vs park in Witch companies, here are my input 1. I started my career with big4. Although it gave a lots of perk to keep you grounded or get you in comfort zone some major cons were A. Out dated technology stack B. No work life balance C. This big 4 always carry tapes to measure your performance. 2. I recently joined a witch company and here are my inputs A. Latest tech stakes but slow pace of work B. No long working hours (gov job)
I often see posts about people getting 350K exit or 450K or more in FAANG. Are those strategy folks from Big 4 or are there cyber folks too getting these exits ? I am making close to 200k as M3 in cyber . Not able to anything that would pay more than this in non-consulting ? What roles should I target ?
I know of someone that got away with working for two different Big 4 firms at the same time for nearly a year before one of them found out and fired him. Curious if there are any others out there?
How does the new rule impact on amendment? Big 4 has promotion typically every year and which require amendments. Do you think this will effect current H1 holder?
Would it be a bad move to leave B4 FDD for somewhere like A&M or HL or Riveron as a soon to be A2? I’m being recruited and their practice seems to be growing like crazy so I see it as being a good opportunity to ride the growth and get paid more in the meantime. Any advice?
I’m currently out on medical leave but I also accepted a new position with B4. Is it Wrong to give my 2 weeks notice a week before returning to work? New firm wants me to start ASAP.
Anyone here have experience boomeranging back to their original b4 firm within a year of leaving for a diff b4? Does this look bad on a resume?
Currently 26,single, working at big 4 making good $$. But, often I wonder what is it that I’m chasing in life. I don’t clearly have a definition of where I want to be whether it be money/career/life..
At the big 4, why is cyber security usually in risk advisory/assurance and not in consulting?
Out of curiosity why is KPMG consistently made fun of and considered the worst of the big 4? I've been here a year and love working here, the people and work make me happy to come in everyday
I am considering switching jobs from Citi Tech Risk to BIG 4 Risk Advisory. What are your thoughts?
Has the hiring slowed down in big 4 FDD? Looking to make the move and wondering how long it’ll take to get an offer if all goes smoothly.
What does M&A consulting at big 4 look like, especially at the entry level? All my previous experience is in audit/tax and I know nothing about consulting, just wanted to try something new. I liked my finance courses in undergrad, but not sure how relevant that is. Would I have ANY transferable skills from my accounting background? Can you explain what the work is like for a new hire? Especially if you've made a similar switch?
I hate what I do in my current team. I have no interest in anything we do and am slowly becoming more and more miserable. Is it worth it to switch teams? Not sure if switching teams will slow my progression to being promoted to senior. Any advice would be appreciated! Btw I'm a first year tax associate in a big 4!
For people managers, will you choose to downgrade to individual contributors at FAANG or continue being a people manager in traditional industries (e.g., finance, healthcare)?
Should I shave my beard for my first day? I was told from my past internship in finance that it’s a good move but I don’t wanna shave
My 3yr old daughter was playing with 2 different sized crayons yesterday. The bigger one was mom and the smaller one baby! The imaginitive conversations that followed were the best entertainment ever!
I got hired as a freelancer on a project. 2 days in and we’re off to a slow start getting access to what I need. It’s paid hourly. I blocked out time to work a full day knowing I’d dive right in but that’s not how it turned out. My question is do I bill the full day even though I only put in a few hours of kick off calls and contacting folks to get access to the things I need? It’s not my fault they were disorganized. What would you do?
S3 here. Planning to move companies as my promotion this year looks unlikely. Can i pitch myself for a manager at another big 4? I have close to 9 years of experience and a masters
Any openings on VMware
Planning a weekend getaway for my aunt’s birthday this year. She would like something local and a bit remote to allow lots of reflection/meditation. What local areas do you recommend? I’m in DC/MD.
So what happens to current Ms at the new tiering levels? Especially if they were gunning for a D promotion in the next 1-2 cycles? Do they jump up to SM2? Or just have an extra 2-2.5 years added to their cycle?
Hi all, I’m looking for ways to develop myself professionally. I would love recommendations or tips on how you continue education in your field to stay relevant and continue to learn about different marketing strategies. Any tips on really good conferences, programs, classes, books, would be so so appreciated. I’m currently a senior manager for local marketing activations on a planned path to become a director. Thank you!
Which books would you recommend for in house counsel about strategy, management, and leadership? Asking as product counsel for tech startup.
Men’s hair style/ facial hair, and interviewing at Big4 poll: 1. Ok to have longer hair 2. Only medium/short hair is professional 3. Trimmed beard & mustache ok 4. Only mustache ok 5. Long beards ok 6. Clean shaven only 7. Hair style/facial hair have no relevance
I feel like this bowl is full of broken people who are complicit in abusive work environments due to the ill-defined nature of “success” and people who have moved beyond the climb, recovered from that state of mind, and are just trying to keep their boundaries intact long enough to gracefully exit
EY folks, what is your compensation cycle. If I join as a new hire in March will I get atleast minimum raise and bonus for this year?
How hard is it to move to FAANG from a relatively unknown boutique consulting firm? Are there extra leaps compared to MBB or Big 4, or if you get a referral you have similar odds?
Hi all, I would appreciate your thoughts - I’ve been really struggling to adjust to long-term WFH and just have been extremely unhappy with it (feelings of isolation, burnout, hopelessness). I realize I’m not spending time on commute and such, not wearing uncomfortable clothes, but I’m still really miserable. I feel like most of my daily joy used to come from live interaction with people. I know many of y’all are really thriving on WFH and need your help / thoughts on how best to adjust. TIA!!
Hi all, anybody here working at Apple? Would love to hear about what you do, culture, WLB, TC etc - especially if you are in MarCom!
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