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Why are the Big 4 considered to be the best places to work and best consulting firms? Other than prestige and brand I don’t understand why they’re consistently rated and regarded so highly

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lol we’re not

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If you think the Big4 is mediocre/bad, then you’re blissfully unaware of the rest of the world.

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Cause they paid the rankings sites the most

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LOL Maybe 15 years ago. Today only for your first job out of college. Then hard pass.

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It’s about perceived influence. Does being an analyst at Deloitte mean you are special or anyone cares? Hardly. Being the CEO of Deloitte, very respectable. Everything is relative. But consulting it’s very well known and accepted that MBB are the top shops and most respected by a long shot. But, end of the day who cares? You would be surprised how some people working in unknown companies doing software or just crazy random stuff that make a ton of money and live far better lives in terms of a heathy balance without chasing a name on a resume.

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I 100% agree with you there and think you hit the nail right on the head.

Marketing, I suppose

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Scores are the result of tens of thousands of CPAs most of whom don't work long hours or travel (unless you count a short drive to their in-town clients) submitting the surveys. For CPAs Big-4 is their equivalent of MBB. For consultants it is definitely tier-3 or lower and the experience is awful with all the independence rules, accounting firm CPE requirements and other assorted bureaucracy.

this is a marketing wonder.

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You’re welcome :)

It’s part of the cult !

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No I agree, I’ve boomeranged back to EY and when I and others left to go to deloiite some of the narrative from the partners was hilarious. Even saying we had all left Deloitte within 3 months when we were still socialising with our friends from the team! It was actually funny!

They’re not, probably just sheer size and branding- also consider how long some of these firms have been around. We can objectively understand there are better firms out there, but to the general public they’re relatively unknown. With all that being said- coming from industry, hard working type A personalities are an expected norm in consulting and not prevalent in most other organizations (when I say most I’m clearly not referencing the likes of FAANG or companies that attract top talent in the world)

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K4 whoa that’s exactly me right now! I realized i made a huge mistake by coming here and regret it. I’m looking to get out but sadly not a lot of roles out there right now.

No one considers Big 4 to be the best consulting firms, most folks here would probably consider them tier 3 at best.

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They are not, it’s all lies.

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It’s the government buddy! It’s the government.

Because big 4 is bigger than big 3?

What's your source? If you "heard it" from someone, GTFO.

It’s good for us that people think that way, let’s keep it real to ourselves that they don’t know what goes on in here 😂

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