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Which of the big 4 has the best compensation? What I have heard is Deloitte has lowest base but highest bonus, EY has the highest base but lowest bonus, PwC is 2nd in base and bonus.

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EY OP - that’s why GT1 said “if you want to stay in public”. Agree that Big 4 looks better on your resume if you want to go to industry. And mid-tier is not regional.. RSM, GT and BDO are as international as Big 4... I left Big 4 because I wanted to do more business development and start selling work as a Manager. In Big 4, up to SM, you’re pretty much behind your desk and doing your work - they dont encourage people to spend $$$ and time doing BD (i already spent $5k doing BD alone the past 7 months in RSM). I’m doing a lot more BD than even my senior managers at Deloitte - who don’t even know how to sell or find opportunities!

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Plus EY OP, after leaving PwC, and spending 4 years at GT, I am leaving to join RSM soon. Throughout my search to leave, I have also received offers from reputable industry companies in my area, one being Koch Industries, not to mention I'm still receiving call backs for interviews. I chose to stay in public, so that's why I'm going to RSM in a more specialized area, which would be even more money (35% increase).

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Only one firm gives you a 20% bonus when you get promoted to manager

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LOL at EY. We are probably 3/4 in base and 4/4 in bonus.

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I am going to guess that between services lines, there are likely different rankings for the firms, let alone sub service lines

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Wow. Admittedly, THAT is a literal slap in the face.

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Bonus? PwC? Those 2 words don't seem to go together

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Uncle D’s bonus was 💩 this year and last.

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We suck and then suck more

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How does that compare to less than 2% that half of ey got for the last three years?

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I’ve averaged 14% in my 3 years here in base raises and 7% bonus. Take that FWIW.

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I have Seniors and Managers that say they stay at Deloitte solely because of the annual AIP bonus. I’ll be getting my first one this year to see if I agree

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Industry sounds much better with 2-3% raises and 20% bonuses

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4% raises multiple years in a row? Christ that’s heinous.

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Worked at KPMG and Deloitte... move to mid-tier... higher base pay, higher bonus, less shitty management

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I got 16% as a s1 when I was deloitte. It is nice but the low base sucked.

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Yeah that 20% is nice, it’s paid out after busy season as a m1 right? (So 6.5 years in for most)

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Ey has $5, $6.5, and $8 promotion bonuses after year 2, 5, 8. Total is definitely less than 20%. Deloitte doesn’t have promotion bonuses, but you get 3-5% on your base salary raise? (Or has this changed)

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4% raises for the last two years, 6% AIP the last two years

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Ey3. I’m confused on what you are saying... lost me there with that I am and just answering for a friend. Why would you have never received a bonus?

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