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  2. Deloitte S&O vs PwC Consulting

    Management Consulting

    I'm in the second year of my MBA.. and have 2 offers 1) SA @ PwC 2) SC @ Deloitte S &O The roles are similar, however it seems like Deloitte does more strategy, vs PwC mostly operations and implementation work. PwC came up with 10% more money and ...

    51 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  3. HELP: PwC FSR Group

    Other Industries

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge about PwC 's Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate (FSR) Group. "The PwC FSR group has experience in all aspects of securitization accounting, tax, finance, servicing, ...

    52 comments21 Feb 2017 -

  4. As the title suggests, leaving my firm in a few days. More than happy to address any questions, general or detailed, regarding my experience big 4 advisory ...

    39 comments13 Jan 2015 -

  5. Hi! In one sentence, I am asking what are the chances to break into Top 7 MBA from big 4 advisory (FDD and valuation). I posted my question here because I got an offer and want to make an informed decision. Big 4 FDD and valuation is a small world so it i ...

    18 comments9 Apr 2016 -

  6. Big 4 above Bain and BCG?

    Management Consulting

    eFinancialcareers published an article where they surveyed 6,500 consulting professionals globally on the ideal professional services firms to work for and the Big 4 surpass both Bain and BCG. The Big 4 consulting practices have gained a lot of prestige i ...

    11 comments6 May 2020 -

  7. Hello- I interned at a Big 4 company in their advisory department last summer and received a full-time offer. A few weeks after accepting the offer I found myself in some hot water with the law (DUI-D Charge, trial set for February). I realize this is a v ...

    14 comments30 Oct 2016 -

  8. Signing Offer

    Management Consulting

    I just got an offer from a very highly rated consulting firm (not MBB) and was wondering if anybody knew what the policies on negotiating offers are. I'm coming out of undergrad so I don't have a whole lot of leverage- if any, but also don' ...

    19 comments22 Mar 2011 -

  9. Hi Everyone, I'm currently in the middle of a job competition for a big 4 advisory group. Wanted to gain some perspective if possible. Story: Early December- Professional contact referred me to the group VP that was hiring. Things went well and appli ...

    9 comments6 May 2020 -

  10. Hi all, First post here. I am currently in audit at one of the Big 4 and am interested in eventually transitioning to transaction advisory services, specifically accounting due diligence for M&A and perhaps later, some valuation work. What is the reco ...

    13 comments17 Aug 2012 -

  11. All Things Advisory

    Management Consulting

    I've seen plenty of threads about xx firm advisory vs. other opportunity, but nothing dedicated specifically to advisory roles at professional services firms. I also know there has been endless debate about which firm is worth a crap, which ones suck ...

    13 comments14 Jun 2012 -

  12. Big 4 Risk Advisory to MBA??

    Management Consulting

    Hey everyone, I've been searching this forum to help me find answers to my questions, and thought it might just be easier to ask my own questions rather than searching replies in other people's threads. I just graduated and recently started at D ...

    10 comments21 Oct 2015 -

  13. Big 4 Risk Advisory

    Job Search Advice

    I'm a junior most probably pursuing a Big 4 risk advisory summer internship in banking and capital markets Risk management and possibly being able to interview with corp finn, valuations, M&A towards the end of the summer. If I skip the ibanking ...

    12 comments5 Feb 2011 -

  14. At a crossroads

    Management Consulting

    Hey guys, Just need a little incite, I just graduated in May from a non-target with a 3.6 in Accounting. I have internship experience in Internal Audit at a Fortune 100 and in Risk Consulting at a Big 4. I received an offer at the Big 4 but it doesn' ...

    11 comments20 Sep 2011 -

  15. Unexpected Dilemma!

    Job Search Advice

    3 months ago I was losing hope on getting placed before my undergrad is over. I thought my finals will end in May and I'll be on a job hunt at least till August or so! Well... how things can change. I have not 1 but 2 offer letters currently and my l ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  16. Alright I am probably going to get a ton of heat for this post but I am really torn as to what I want to pursue. Currently I have received offers to do an investment management summer internship with Goldman Sachs as well as Management Consulting with PwC ...

    8 comments20 Oct 2014 -

  17. EY FSO BAP Exit Opps?

    Management Consulting

    Hey Everyone, I'm leaning towards accepting a FT offer from EY's financial services consulting arm. Was just curious on what typical exit opps are from this program? Which MBA's recruit from this program? Thanks! financial advisory Ernst &a ...

    7 comments3 Oct 2017 -

  18. Hi guys, First of all I'd like to thank everyone for their posts on this forum as they have been really helpful to get information from people who are actually in industry. Well I am a fresh graduate from a top UK business school, I am hoping to go i ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  19. I've seen lots of posts asking about the possibility of going from Big 4 to a top MBA program, but I haven't been able to find anything regarding my particular situation. It seems most of the people on the site are coming from audit or advisory ...

    7 comments16 Apr 2014 -

  20. Hi guys, I'm currently in one of the Big 4, strategy & sustainability consulting in Asia with 2 years of experience (not Deloitte S&O) and I'm trying to break into tier 2 strat (AT Kearney, roland berger and etc.) or even try for MBB. Bt ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  21. I was reading an article on TS in a Scandinavian country. The article says hours are 50-60 week. Would this as well as pay be similar in the U.S.? Anyone with specific knowledge on the jobs hours/work life balance would be greatly appreciated. big 4 trans ...

    6 comments8 Oct 2014 -

  22. The thing with Big 4 Management Consulting is that it is possible to get into these 4 firms without the need for MBA. I personally graduated with a Masters in IS from a 3x ranked US News School and still made it into the CIO Advisory Program of a Big 4. T ...

    6 comments4 Dec 2012 -

  23. I have an offer from a Big 4 valuation group. However I really want to do IB. I am about to complete my 5th year in a masters in accounting program and am thinking about turning down the Big 4 offer in order to recruit for a SA spot. I was never able to r ...

    6 comments18 Oct 2012 -

  24. Philly Phinance

    Management Consulting

    I've wasted enough hours in the day reading this board that it's worth me contributing... I'm a recent PSU grad, solid GPA. Did the F500/regional brokerage internships, went abroad. Networked like a maniac, landed a bunch of F500/retail ban ...

    6 comments26 Apr 2011 -

  25. I recently graduated from an MSF program and will be starting with a Big 4 firm in their intellectual property practice. They assist clients (mostly F500 firms and a few VC funds) with licensing, valuation and transactions of IP. I have a background in el ...

    5 comments2 Aug 2014 -

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    Management Consulting

    removed big 4 advisory ...

    5 comments4 Jun 2014 -

  27. Pretty much it. Accounting and finance undergraduate in europe I am interested in audit and strategic consulting. For the first part i am obligated to get ACCA. For the second is acca+ msc in applied econ a good path. (i am not a fun of mba so i seek alte ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  28. Big 4 Advisory Dress Code

    Management Consulting

    Hi monkeys, It may sound like a random topic but I have zero clue on what I will be wearing as an entry-level associate at a Big 4 advisory. I'm curious to know if I will be wearing a suit all the time. How formal is the attire? My office is in NYC. ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  29. I have just been offered a position at a large E&P in a 'corp. development & planning' group, which falls under treasury. It sounds interesting enough and the company has a great reputation around town- it is decently sized, so I would h ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  30. Cut and dry...open forum for brain dumps..... big 4 advisory ...

    4 comments19 Dec 2014 -

  31. Accenture + KPMG ITA

    Management Consulting

    Hello all, I am currently graduating in economics (where I did a lot of IT stuff on the side) and I now got job offers from Accenture, another IT consulting firm, and the IT advisory branch of KPMG. I'd be very interesting what your thoughts on KPMG ...

    4 comments4 Jan 2012 -

  32. big4 advisory-> big4 TAS

    Management Consulting

    does anyone on this forum have experience with this, and if so...what is the best plan of attack towards realizing this? thanks big 4 advisory ...

    4 comments17 Aug 2011 -

  33. big 4 advisory big 4 deloitte kpmg pwc e&y ...

    3 comments5 Oct 2015 -

  34. big 4 advisory ...

    3 comments12 Jul 2015 -

  35. DELETE- NOT NEEDED

    Management Consulting

    NOT NEEDED big 4 advisory ...

    3 comments19 Dec 2014 -

  36. Wanted to get some outside perspective on my current situation. Currently been with a Big 4 consulting firm for 2+ years. This year is my promotion year to Senior (I am 98% sure I will be promoted). I am looking to make a move soon to industry (ideally in ...

    3 comments4 Nov 2014 -

  37. Big 4 consulting vs IBM consulting?

    Management Consulting

    I'm considering between these two options. I'm more interested in management consulting. But I don't know which firm I should go for entry level. Between PwC (Performance Alignment) Ernst & Young (PI)and IBM (Business Information) consu ...

    3 comments7 Mar 2013 -

  38. Hey guys, Long time reader, new member. I am currently approx 5 months out from graduating (graduate april 2012) and am considering either sticking with my small boutique consulting firm or applying for a larger consulting firm. I don't think I would ...

    3 comments9 Nov 2011 -

  39. Hey guys, I'm a junior accounting major and this upcoming semester is the major recruiting cycle for internship offers (90% of which lead to FT offers). All of the firms ask for your top two locations of preference and expect that the office you inte ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  40. big4 superday acceptance rate?

    Job Search Advice

    Hey Guys, Just have a quick question here: I have superday coming up for transaction advisory in NY, and my friend who works for audit in another big 4 company told me that once I get in for superday for a big4, my chances of getting that position is basi ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  41. Hello all! Longtime lurker, first time poster here. So I currently work in Big 4 Advisory as an IT auditor. I am not a fan of the work and I really want out. My true aspirations are to go to b-school and get into consulting. That said, have a few question ...

    2 comments18 Aug 2014 -

  42. yo guys I am a sophomore finance and accounting major at a business school that ranks in the bottom half of the top 100. I have also just completed a 6 month finance/accounting co-op with Johnson and Johnson. I recently attending E&Y's Emerging L ...

    2 comments18 Apr 2016 -

  43. Big 4 FDD

    Other Industries

    What exactly does the FDD (Financial Due Diligence) Group at Big 4 firms do? Specifically how is the FDD group at PwC considered? Lastly, what are your exit opps? big 4 advisory ...

    2 comments8 Aug 2012 -

  44. I've read on this site that Big 4 Valuation projects can be highly variable. I'm trying to determine how to get on the more complex projects to gain experience and increase my various exit opps, Thanks business valuation big 4 advisory 1st job h ...

    6 May 2020 -

  45. Hi Everyone, I have run into a bit of dilemma and i figured the folks on WSO may be able to help. First a little background on myself: I am a current senior year at a good (but non-target) business school with a good GPA and pretty strong resume. Moral of ...

    6 May 2020 -

  46. Big 4 Consulting Offer

    Job Search Advice

    So I just got an offer for a senior associate position with a big 4 type consulting firm. This role is based off a major city in Texas and the group is specialized in financial services (banks, originators, etc.). I am supposed to respond within a couple ...

    6 May 2020 -

  47. Interviewing for a KPMG Transactions & Restructuring Internship and a Corporate Banking (technology team) position at a BB. Wondering if anyone can give me some more insight on either of these positions, and which one I should go for if I get an offer ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  48. Advice on my future options

    Job Search Advice

    So, here's my story: I live in a small country in Europe. I started working as an accountant (the bookkeeper kind) at a small local firm when I was 18, shortly before I went to get my BSc in Macroeconomics (with Banking and Finance specialization) at ...

    6 May 2020 -

  49. I am currently a Risk Consulting Associate at a Big 4 Financial Services Advisory practice. However, the work is not really what I expected and is pretty dull IMO. I am interested in transitioning into Public Sector consulting having previous with the Sta ...

    1 comment3 May 2016 -

  50. Hi, Looking for some advice on career progression from the knowledgeable members here. Two years ago, I joined a Big 4 as a Senior (tech consulting) out of a top-20 MBA program as an Experienced Hire with 6+ years of non-consulting, but brand name, experi ...

    6 Jun 2015 -

  51. Hello Everyone, Would love to get some advice on which route is better for a summer internship eventually leading to IB / PE / front office. Either big 4 Advisory Summer internship or Citi Summer Financial Analyst Program (hired as "generalist") ...

    1 comment20 Mar 2015 -

  52. Would anyone who has worked in either one of them can advice which out of the 2 offers might have better exit ops? Booz Allen Hamilton- will definitely offer a lot of different projects. Managemeny Consulting is definitely a great career path. I am a litt ...

    3 Jan 2015 -

  53. Big 4- Promotion to Senior Raise

    Management Consulting

    Wanted to see if anyone can shed personal insight. I am with one of the big 4 (not Deloitte), and have been with the firm since UG. I'm up for promotion this year and wanted to see if people would be willing to share what I can expect in $ or % for a ...

    16 Dec 2014 -

  54. Advisory Consulting

    Management Consulting

    Currently an analyst in a F500 strategy group (internal consulting). Looking to move into Big 4 Advisory to gain broader experience and hopefully bump up into an upper tier B-School program. I understand the various services that Big 4 firms offer but in ...

    14 Oct 2014 -

  55. In pursuit of two roles: one within Big 4 Advisory and another at Goldman. The roles seem somewhat the same (PM, BA skills within FinServ). From the mid level career perspective, should I stay in consulting (Big 4) or head back to industry (Goldman)? Let& ...

    1 comment14 Oct 2014 -

  56. Intellectual Property Finance Career

    Management Consulting

    I will be starting with a Big 4 firm in their valuation group and was approached by a partner to consider looking into the firm's intellectual property practice (I have a background in electrical engineering and worked as a research analyst with a sm ...

    29 Jul 2014 -

  57. Introduction and Big 4 TS Switch

    New User Introductions

    Hey WSO Monkeys, I am a recent graduate from a small liberal arts college in the Southern United States, where I majored in Commerce and Business. (My school was too small to offer more specified business degrees such as Marketing, Finance, Accounting, et ...

    1 comment12 Jul 2014 -

  58. Hello world (of WSO)

    New User Introductions

    Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I started lurking on WSO 3 years ago, when I stumbled upon WSO forum while searching for modeling tips (I was building my first financial model at the time). Kept visiting ever since, but joined only recently. To add- ...

    1 comment16 May 2014 -

  59. Financial Consulting Decision

    Management Consulting

    Friend is deciding between 2 offers: boutique financial consulting (not OW, still fairly well-known) and big 4 advisory, financial group. They want to move on to bschool in 2 years and/or explore other exit opps. No particular devotion to finance. Which w ...

    31 Oct 2011 -

  60. GE or BIG 4 Advisory

    Investment Banking

    Need a little career advice. i am trying to break into PE or IB. what would be better to start in to transfer into a front office in one of those places, GE's FMP or advisory at a big 4? and depending on which one what type of group should i try to g ...

    1 comment17 Oct 2011 -