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Why are big 4 bonuses atrocious?

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Total comp is all that matters, and total comp progression. Relative bonus size is irrelevant unless you know that context.

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Because the market bears it. That said, consulting salaries tend to rise faster in non-promotion years than in industry, but industry tends to have better bonuses with slower pay growth.

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Base pay is far higher

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MCK1 for the win

Top performers in consulting tend to do fairly okay

This is like asking ‘why is my tax refund lower this year?’ Who cares? How much of YOUR money did YOU keep and how much of YOUR money did the federales get to borrow interest free?

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