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What do you do at Big4/MBBB ? (KPMG, PwC, EY, Deloitte) + (McKinsey, BCG, Berger, Bain)  

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L - Rathke
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Let's have some insights- I think that would be very useful especially for aspiring consultants.

Feel free to share your work experience, it doesn't matter if you completed an Intern or work as a VP 😉

You can talk about basic information from working hours or where you worked, to which benefits you drew from your time there or also possible negative points about your work in big4/MBB.

Thanks to all interactors!

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KevinJon
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Never worked at a big4 but I have heard that the working hours can get quite tough as an intern 😉

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William Ooi
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I worked for a year in PwC and will be moving to EY for a management consulting role. In terms of hours, it is in general pretty high. I think it depends a lot on what you to achieve. If you want a fast tracked career progression, you gotta put in the hours and prove your value to the company. If you want a balanced lifestyle while still progressing steadily up the career ladder, you have to prove that you can deliver value that is equivalent or higher than what others can provide within the same period of time.

The benefits of working in a Big 4 firms are definitely the resources and exposure. A lot of mundane work is replaced by RPA and efficient in-house software, and we do have access to various resources (i.e. bloomberg, industry analysis sites, etc.)

The negative aspects would be long hours, heavy workload and demanding bosses with high expectations (this varies depending on departments).

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L - Rathke
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@william_ooi__

Thanks for sharing @william_oii__ !
Can you give us some numbers in terms of your working hours/week? 60+/70+/80+ at your position in PwC and your upcoming job at Ernst&Young with some work experience already?

And I mean did you really recognize people with standard ambitions? As soon as you work in PwC / Big4 you should have quite high ambitions, right haha?

Another question, which would be very insightful, is if the people working on this medium commitment, which career option they have right now - Is it still possible for them to get into some of the other big ones like bcg, Mck and so on?

Greetings,

Lasse Rathke 🙂

 

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William Ooi
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@rathke most weeks 60+ hours but some weeks do reach 70+. I can’t tell yet for my EY position haha. 

There are definitely a lot of ambitious people but there are also people like me who went into big 4 for the name thinking that there will be good exit opportunities from a big 4 firm. You will be surprised to see there are lots of unmotivated peeps as well. 

I did see precedence of people moving from a big 4 firm to MBB but it is expected that you will get offered a lower position. 

 

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Furqan
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I've been working as an Analyst at Deloitte since January 2020 and my experience there so far has been exceptional. The team has been cooperative, my reporting managers and partner are also very supportive. The environment is completely professional and the organization is structured as the big four firms supposed to be. My working hours are from 9 am till 6 pm daily with one hour lunch break (Monday to Friday). Overall, this job is a unique learning opportunity for me!

 

For further questions, you can mail me:

muhakarim@deloitte.com

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Käse123
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Good point

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