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When did it hit you that working in the Big 4 is a dirty political game? That everyone smiles in your face but they would all put a knife in your back at any given moment if expedient for them?

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You should learn that within your first year

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You mean as much to EY and your team as an animal to a factory farm.....

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The Big 4 is the only place a lot of the people who make Partner would ever have a chance at making big bucks. Many don’t have the credentials or smarts to make it on the outside so they claw their way to the top to make a seven figure annual payout. To do that they will stick a knife in the back of anyone who gets in their way. Not fun

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Probably during internship

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I learned that during my 2 years EY. I left EY due to the toxic culture in the federal practice. People
Have no conscience and are have no moral standards 🆘

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This is not unique to the big 4.

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Any mid-profile client (and above) will have this but some smaller engagements aren’t as bad for this. Not to say things can’t be political but smaller engagements tend to have less people at the same level working alongside each other so that suppresses competition.

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I learned it my first year but was in denial and it fully sank in on my 2nd year

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I was forwarned by my friends who had already left by the time I was applying around. Yet I still chose to go for it. Shows what we’re willing to sacrifice for a nice brand on the resume.

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It’s everywhere...life work and all

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Im a first year started in august and im learning that now lol

Can you give an example?

SC1 lol EY Federal has the worst environment. So toxic

During my second spring busy season.

first month - my mentor normalized it for me. Like it is perfectly normal and that is just the way things are

I've seen a group at GT work in perfect harmony before but that started to crumble when the Partner of that practice retired. So a perfect team has existed, but It's extremely rare and fragile.

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Finish it...”peace out.."

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