What are some of the biggest factors you all consider when leaving for another Big 4/equivalent competitor. I’m expecting a salary increase of 30% to 35% and slightly worse 401k match benefits.

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How it will affect my promotion time

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30-35% salary increase is reasonable, but you will likely have even better 401k match benefits with most enviable landing spots at least matching .50 on the dollar up to certain percentage of base. Additionally, you’ll probably get better health insurance as Big4 has been slashing coverage levels and increasing premiums over the years more extreme than other places.

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Also, how will it impact trajectory to partner. First promotion may be impacted but how about partner prospects and time at each level. Variances between firms is very impt

When you switch often you won’t get a bonus for the year you switch in if you join midway. Make sure they commit in writing. Are you leaving your bonus behind? Optimal is to leave right after bonus payout, or have missed bonus matched

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