To those who went from B4 to a mid tier/regional firm - do you have lighter hours or is it the same crap? Tax service line.

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same crap but also managers and partners who have a chip on their shoulder about not being at big 4, shittier benefits and shittier offices

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Thanks everyone, just trying to see what my options are. Not sure I can last at the B4 - the environment is unbearable

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Not lighter hours but lighter bullshit p

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I went the other way around. Same crap at mid tier but people are a lot more crazy at mid tier as they essentially do the work of 3 people equivalent at B4. Technology worse but you'll get responsibility earlier. Less complex client base.

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Depends on the firm. Your exit opportunities are much better from the big 4, but if you want to stay in public and establish yourself as someone who can only work a certain number of hours from the outset (interview #1) regional can be pretty good. Here the salaries, benefits, and tech are similar.

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If its the hours you do not like, I doubt you will be happier at mid-tier

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^Yeah, looks like the only way out is industry

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