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Old 23-10-2021, 09:36 PM
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Yes i agreed. PWC auditors are generally less competent. Thats why less employers want to take them in and prefer the other big 4s
So kpmg is the better choice now?

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So kpmg is the better choice now?
To be frank, not a lot of difference. Anyway the 'better competence' is a trade-off



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Old 23-10-2021, 10:20 PM
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YES AGREED. PWC is severely shorthanded now. Covid restrictions on msians coming in, who are our bread and butter. Please come over and relieve the workload of us singaporeans pls. I wanna abuse u
I heard most Singaporean grads don't want to join big 4 already. Those who join also use big 4 as a stepping stone or to boost resume

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yes pwc is damn sad now, a lot of managers leaving not only seniors
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I heard most Singaporean grads don't want to join big 4 already. Those who join also use big 4 as a stepping stone or to boost resume
That was always the case la bro
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yes pwc is damn sad now, a lot of managers leaving not only seniors
Wat happened to pwc. I thought they are the most coveted big 4 of all?
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Old 24-10-2021, 08:47 AM
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That was always the case la bro
Not the case 20 to 30 years ago when big 4 firms were very prestigious and gen x didn't mind the horrible work life balance
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Not the case 20 to 30 years ago when big 4 firms were very prestigious and gen x didn't mind the horrible work life balance
Lol what’s the point telling us about 30 years ago when most of us not yet born
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Old 24-10-2021, 09:06 AM
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Not the case 20 to 30 years ago when big 4 firms were very prestigious and gen x didn't mind the horrible work life balance
Circumstances (Economy, Cost of living; standard of living, social media) in 2021 are clearly different as compared to 1990 to 2000. There is no point comparing, just move on from your boomer mindset.

Gen Z has different thinking and priorities. There may once have been a generation willing to put in blood sweat and tears into their careers, but this is no longer the case.

We also have many attractive alternative career options now. Public Sector remains stable, Tech is offering skyhigh salaries, and MNCs are offering management associate programs which accelerates career progression- causing some unhappiness among senior workers as a fresh graduate turns manager after an 18 months rotation, I know.

Let me be Captain Obvious and point out the kids born in 2000 are turning 21 this year. The girls will be graduating as soon as next year, and the boys to follow in a couple of years.

It may be shocking to you, but 30 years ago is 1991, not 1960s or 1970s. And we are closer to 2030 than to 2000.
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Gen Z has different thinking and priorities. There may once have been a generation willing to put in blood sweat and tears into their careers, but this is no longer the case.

We also have many attractive alternative career options now. Public Sector remains stable, Tech is offering skyhigh salaries, and MNCs are offering management associate programs which accelerates career progression- causing some unhappiness among senior workers as a fresh graduate turns manager after an 18 months rotation, I know.
Exactly. Boomer partners in big 4 need to wake up and understand why local grads are shunning big 4 or just using big 4 as a stepping stone and not staying more than 2-3 years.Boomer partners haven't realised that there are many attractive alternative career options now with better work life balance and higher starting pay. They should also stop pretending to care about our mental heath when they are obsessed with revenue growth.

Gen Z will rather be self employed as influenza rather than slogging in your sweatshop.
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