Keen to get perspectives from people who have switched between firms (i.e. McK, BCG, Bain, ATK, OW, LEK, RB, etc; sorry, not Big 4). When did you do it? Why did you do it? What were the pros and cons?
Dear fellow professionals, hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. I wanted to get your guidance and inputs on one thing - I got an offer in Germany (currently in a Big 4 in USA) . I wanted to check what are your thoughts in this bug move, any helpful tips, inputs, resources if you would like to share. Appreciate your time and inputs. Thanks!!
Consulting work life balance is simply taking a toll on me! Is it true that industry jobs have more work life balance than a big 4 consulting? I like my work but I am working for long crazy hours and also over the weekends (pay isn’t justified at the same time)
I need help: In consulting interviews, is it a death sentence to have been part of the COVID-related layoffs at a Big 4 strategy arm? I have now been rejected from two other T2 strategy firms, and apparently the feedback is that “I have great experience” but they “are not moving forward with my candidacy”. I’m getting beaten down here. I have 10 years consulting experience, 7 at health plans, 5 in strategy, and 3 as a manager. I know my industry, function, and story. What am I missing?
Wondering how much a Partner makes in Big 4 consulting? Is there really that big of a difference at the Partner level compared to MBB (starting 7 figure)?
Has anyone left big 4 to pursue nursing? I am about to be promoted to senior but don’t think big 4 is for me long term. I feel like the work I do has little meaning. I’m almost 25 and wondering if it is too late to switch career paths. If anyone has experience with this please dm me! 😊 would love to hear your story
Deloitte is giving mid-year hikes. Is this also happening at other consulting firms, big 4? EY PWC KPMG Accenture
Looking to get in to Cyber Security sales. What are some of the good companies to work for? I’ve come to realize that I am not super technical, but I do like to sell, and have great communication skills. Having worked for big 4 in cyber for 5 years has taught me a lot, and would like to take risk getting into sales, and hopefully make a good return. Please help. Thank you!
I joined B4 after college in 2019 and ever since working as QA, mainly manual/ functional testing. Can't see any progress work wise in same projects/teams. Before job, I wasn't a complete nerd but I did have some sense of programming so I wish to use that in my real life work in future. Can someone suggest how should I use my spare time so as to not be stuck in manual testing or testing itself? I'm somewhat lost when thinking of career progression after maybe next 5 years.
Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?
Any Big 4 people who work in actuary here? What's the work like? If I pass the first 2 exams, do I have a chance of transferring in?
I recently got selected at Accenture, I hold a better offer from big 4 now. hr is not willing to consider to match my CTC, I wish to decline the offer now. Can I quote this very reason and decline the offer?
Best time to move from Audit into B4 FDD? Recently started as an A1 but looking to make the move within a year or so hopefully
Consultant currently work for a boutique firm - about 120 people. What are some of the benefits to working for a Big 4 firm?
I'm getting a good amount of phone screens (guessing big 4 + CPA is getting me past the resume screen), but after that I'm honestly stuck. How do I frame risk assurance in a way that makes me valuable for financial analysis type roles? I have no experience with financial modeling, for example. I feel like I can BS about how I understand business processes, but then when it comes to technical knowledge I lean on "I'm a CPA" since the work experience sucks. Controls work is not very transferable.
Has anyone made the jump from the tax group of an AmLaw 100 firm to a Big 4 tax group? I have questions.
Trying to leave B4 desperately. Anyone know best places to go that are hiring in the NJ area? Even open to smaller firms I’m hoping the hours will be less…
Accepted an offer for a MM in FDD, but my current employer is offering 15k to stay, and will transfer me to the service line I desire (I have it in writing). Base is 10k more, and benefits and exits better at B4. Any reason not to stay? Not looking forward to reneging but seems like an easy decision
If you are not a partner, do any of the Big 4 have a mandatory retirement age? I have a friend who is working in industry and has been approached by a few firms as he has a very desirable technical skill set. He is in his 50's and doesn't want to make a move unless there is some runway to keep working. He basically could work as long as he wants where he is at. The pay increase would be significant for him to jump to but if he is mandatorily forced out in a few years it might not be worth it.
How much are other big 4 assurance level 2 people making in the SLC area? I’m only making 60K and I feel like that’s low for how expensive things are here.
I'm starting to look around for something impactful and could use some help. Amazon's remote roles are pretty limited. I have a heavy background with cloud, AI/ML and data. Looking to be involved with using my skills to move the needle on something interesting and engaging but not wanting to work grueling hours. Higher pay has usually driven my career moves. Netflix, Stripe and Slack seem appealing. But honestly, mainly because of the pay and prestige.
How hard would it be to bump offered title from SC to M ? Offer is from Big4, Currently 4 yoe, cissp,cism, cisa, Any help would be appreciated
Any Infor consultants here? Interested in learning more about comp, culture, work life, etc.
Hey moms, How do you usually split up work after a baby with partner? We’ll have parent’s support for a good long time and I know that might mean we could slack and then rudely be awakened by reality after they leave in a few months. So want to make sure both husband and I are part of it right from the beginning. E.g: should I be thinking of asking the husband to get into the habit of putting baby to sleep every night? Etc.
I was complaining about wfh initially since it was right in the middle of busy season. But now since things have slowed down and I'm working 40 hour weeks, I don't want to go back 😫
Good poisoning from hotel restaurant and AC is broken in room.... how many points do I ask for?
Any openings for Project Manager or Senior Project Manager with good experience on Agile as well. Thanks. YOE 13 Location Noida preferably or WFA type FYI serving notice period.. 2 month remaining
A friend at UBS just got a raise. Is it normal to get mid year raise like this at UBS? It came as a total surprise to this friend.
This question is not gender related, yet I don’t want to be ‘mansplained’ to, hence asking here ;) it’s related to taxable income at Deloitte...
For a strategy-esque (non-PM) career trajectory in FAANG/tech, what’s the comp trajectory look like? Can one ever reach MBB partner-like comp? MBB’s pay trajectory is too good to leave, but maybe I’m being naive
Canada here, asking for a friend - is it possible to not allow an employee to wfh given the circumstances? Even when the firm is technologically capable? My friend doesn’t feel comfortable going in.
What are the best CPA prep courses in the Boston area that will also award credits towards the 150 hour req? Asking for a family member, thank you!
Strategy folks - how do you get good at … strategy? Recently started at a startup in a role where I’m the only person under the head of our product team who handles the strategy-focus of the company. He wants me to take more ownership from him and I want to crush it but have no relevant experience here and am still fairly junior. Any books or classes? Or is it just trial by fire.
Being heavily recruited by Golin at the moment but I’m hearing mixed reviews on the culture. Any current employees with opinions to share? Wanna hear more before taking the bait.
Anyone know anything about the culture at slack? Looking for a place with a healthier work life balance. Willing to leave consulting.￼￼
How long do you have to be at your company to qualify for their maternity / paternity leave policy?
Fuck delta for not putting precheck on my ticket and RDU for not accepting my global entry card as proof
Negotiating a promotion and raise from Sr Manager to Assoc Director. How much should I ask for? Low 100s?
Would you go into the public sector (like teaching) or work at a nonprofit, if you made from 80k and up to 150k in salary over the course of your life? Why?
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