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Would you leave a big 4 for a smaller firm that offered you a 70k increase in base salary and 10k sign on bonus?

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How many years will it take you in the Big 4 to get to that 70K delta? What about bonus potential? What new title do you get? Have you been at the big 4 long enough to have that count, such as it is, on your resume? Exit opps from the startup? Growth opportunities at the startup? I.e., Depends on many factors.

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I understand there is negativity on WITCH firms but I have interviewed with 3 of them recently and the leadership is changing and hiring more diverse people. They have a lot of money to spend and there are smart people there. They are offering better pay packages then the big 4 I found. Yes will some of the people be challenging to work with - certainly but doesn’t matter which firm you work at as you will always face politics and pricks. Especially at senior levels is to sell and there is money to be made in all these firms. I believe at a Sr level role and if you exit after 2 years shouldn’t hurt your chance to go back to big 4 as some are hiring Sr ppl from the witch firms or even outside of consulting.

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Thank you. This is really valuable advice. Appreciate it!

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I almost spat out my water.. yes

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To an extra $70K, brother/sister. I would’ve signed my life away homie.

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Is that a serious question??

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If I did enough research about the culture of the small firm and don’t see a red flag.

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I think if you added TCS to the post, it would change people’s perception. WITCH companies 🛑

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Don't think you will be shunned, especially in Tech consulting. Do a LI search for alumni of these organizations that are now at Big 4. You likely won't make it to MBB or Tier 2 from WITCH unless you get to an AVP+ level, but even that may change in the future given how MBB is making such a push into Tech and Digital.

OP, if you’re fully opposed to working at TCS, just bring their offer to Deloitte and ask for a counter offer... they’ll obviously not give you $175k but maybe you can squeeze out $120-125k? Anyone else have input on this?

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Lmao I don’t even make 70K at Deloitte after working here for 3 years

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What’re you starting at? Probably, as long as it’s a comparable role & won’t pigeonhole you into something undesirable

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Wipro Infosys Tata Cognizant HCL - typically India-based outsourcing firms that grew out of AMS work. However, they have grown well over the years, and expanded well beyond traditional outsourcing. Besides, so many companies are so dependent on outsourcing that these WITCH firms do several capiral-intensive digital transformation and similar projects such as strategic roadmals and the like. Some say the work culture is very hierarchical (as if the Tier 3+ firms aren't!), given their origins in India during the bureaucratic era, and lacks WLB. But that said, I think a lot of this is impression that consultants have from several years ago, and is inaccurate. They are not super-mature in all areas of managing their human capital, but when it comes to reality on the ground (and not constant talk of WLB at the Big 4's), they are really not that different any more. Why don't you ask if you can talk with some of your potential peers at TCS before accepting the offer?

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Damnnnn... Deloitte really got y’all in a chokehold huh?

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Take it. WITCH or not it all depends on the project and team

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No matter 105 to 175 or 175 to 245, I would go for it

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Yea. The company is TCS.

When did TCS, with 450,000 employees become “a smaller firm”?

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