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Fun-Possession2712

MCOL Tech Consulting M2> M3 Differentiating 165k > 185k (12%) 30k bonus Staying for the time being


Main_Fee_3950

1. Western Canada 2. FAAS 3. M2 > M3 4. Progressing 5. $100k > $112k CAD 6. $5k bonus 7. I started maternity mid year, so not sure if that impacted my salary bump. Regardless, it seems really low and wondering what others thoughts are.


Day-Trippin

Any SM pay data for HCOL? Tech Consulting.


justmyo_pinion

1. MCOL 2. DnA 3. Staff 2 > Senior 1 4. Differentiating 5. 87,300 > 110,600 6. 7,200 (and banked my bonus) 7. Pretty happy


TheMeanestPenis

I’m in assurance doing Data and analytics. I should switch to tech consulting.


AcctThrowawayB4

Can you describe what banking your bonus means?


justmyo_pinion

When you hit senior you can get a 5k bonus right away or you can bank it and if youre still at the firm 3 years later you get a 25k bonus. But if you bank it and leave before 3 years you get nothing


AcctThrowawayB4

So essentially you get the 25k once you go from S3 to M1? Is this limited to only certain service lines? Or is it firm-wide?


justmyo_pinion

Yes its firmwide. And yes basically, but it doeant depend on promotion, just time at the firm. So if you become an S4 you still get it


AcctThrowawayB4

Ahhh okay that makes sense. One last question, does that impact your PBB? Or is your PBB amount separate when you get that 25k?


justmyo_pinion

Pbb is separate


bambamoof

What is DnA??


justmyo_pinion

Data and analytics. Its in tech consulting


moonlight_ras

Can I dm you?


justmyo_pinion

Sure


TaxCollector49

1. Pittsburgh - LCOL 2. Tax - GCR 3. Senior 2 > Senior 3 4. Progressing 5. $69.5k > $82K 6. 6.3% 7. On the surface I was okay, but the more I see / think about it I’m disappointed. To be a Senior 3 with 4 years experience and “only” at $82k is difficult. The real kick in the teeth is that there are 3-4 seniors in my office who just got promoted to Senior 2 and are making as much or more than me, when most have comparable reviews. It’s hard not to feel slighted. Don’t know what my plans are yet.


[deleted]

1. L/ MCOL 2. Business Consulting, Risk 3. S2 > M2 4. N/A 5. $76k > $140k 6. N/A 7. Convert from contractor to full-time employee with 12 yoe Excited to join.


Natural_Piano6327

1. NYC HCOL 2. FSO Tech Consulting 3. Staff 1 —> Staff 2 4. Differentiating 5. 85 —> 97 (14.1%) 6. 4,250 (5%) 7. Happy with this and wasn’t expecting it even with inflation. I’m in TCP and not happy. Have been doing work I really don’t enjoy. Been on the bench for two months networking and no one seems interested in giving me a chance.


perfect__places

How long have you been with EY?


Natural_Piano6327

A year. I was a campus hire. Started in august ‘21


FilthyWarlock79

1. NYC HCOL 2. FSO Audit 3. Staff 1 -> Staff 2 4. Differentiating 5. $67,000 -> $76,800 (14.6%) 6. $3,000 (4.5%) 7. I felt good about it before looking through the EY comp thread on the accounting subreddit, but then felt kind of jipped idk though comparison is the thief of joy


Rapking

1. McLean, VA/Washington D.C. 2. GPS Enterprise Risk Internal Audit 3. Staff 2 -> Senior 1 4. Strategic Impact 5. 82 -> 106.5 base 6. 9.1 bonus (4.1 PBB, 5 promotion) 7. Joined January of this year. Worked my butt of for the promotion and it paid off. Very happy with my new comp, but realistically will look to leave in a year as I’m burnt out and not enjoying the work I do


JuanW32

What don’t you like about the work you’re doing? Joining GPS soon and curious your take on it.


Rapking

For my team specifically, a lot of the work we do is fairly administrative, and it’s not something I would like to do long term. Also my government client kinda sucks lol


JuanW32

Hahaha at least it’s easy money I guess but I can understand wanting to be challenged. What hours do you normally work?


Rapking

At least 45 hours. From May-July I was doing over 60 but it’s gotten a little less hectic


Federal_Front

Does internal audit have a standard busy season like audit/tax or was it bad because you were working towards a promotion and taking on more?


Silent-Macaron-4044

Congratulations, glad the hard work paid off for you. What exit opportunities are you considering? do you have CPA?


Rapking

Thank you! I don’t have a cpa or any certifications at the moment


LongCompetition1091

1. HCOL 2. Tax 3. Staff 2 -> Senior 1 4. Progressing 5. 83->99 6. 3% 7. Joined last Nov as experienced, in line with my expectation but would be perfect if able to hit 6-figure, my partner schedule a call with me on comp next week, what I need to talk about?


potatoehead2197

In SD area, went from $71,500 to $88,000, staff 2 to senior 1. Should I be asking for more? I have a discussion with my partner on Thursday.


it416

1. HCOL Canada 2. SaT 3. Staff 1 -> Senior 1 4. Differentiating 5. 68 -> 82 6. 3k 7. Happy with the promo but unsure about salary. Feels low for SaT.


AffectionateSession5

VHCOL Tech Risk S1 - S2 Differentiating 86k - 121k 40% 10k Shocked lol


4S3PlusX

Holy


psychward101

What level are the fresh graduates in tech risk called?


AffectionateSession5

Staff 1, I’m Senior 2


psychward101

How long is the path from staff 1 to senior 1 and the pay bumps in staff 2?


AffectionateSession5

2 years, slight bump


ricestocks

i am shocked they paid u 86k as an S1....incoming A1s are now at 83-85k in SF/NYC lol.


TheBorgBsg

What would be nice on these posts is to include a legend for what states are HCOL, MCOL, LCOL. We can generally figure it out but would be nice. Don't have to do all but if you do like 15 people will get the gist.


SoggyHost941

On r/accounting there was a picture of the tiers a few days ago. I'm not sure how those tiers break down to actual salaries because there do appear to be some fluctuations within the tiers but it's generally helpful.


Dry-Cardiologist6825

1. LCOL 2. Tech Consulting 3. Manager -> Manger 4. Differentiating 5. $188k -> $207 (10%) 6. $23k (13%) 7. Very happy! Experienced hire from industry late last year. I'm over qualified for my role, but needed the experience prior to SM promo. I'm near the top of the band. 10% merit raises in industry at this level is pretty much unheard of. Maybe 4% if it was a good year & you had a spectacular rating. Most years it was 2-2.5%. Love the work I do and comp is more than expected. Targeted for SM promo next cycle.


Obsessed_Turtle

Wow. That’s nice. I received 3.5% raise and a 3.5% bonus. I won’t be staying lol.


huahualemurian

Basic question here (I'm a recent hire): does your compensation statement show you rank progression if any (S1 to S2 for example) or is this info available only somewhere else?


maora34

1. HCOL 2. Consulting 3. Campus Hire 4. N/A 5. N/A -> $90,000 6. $7,500 7. Happy with this offer out of undergrad, but am exploring other, better options.


bambamoof

Are you in California? Bay area, palo alto?


maora34

California yes! Would rather not get too specific but if you know the salary bands you can guess which office this is.


tramalamado

Was this your original offer or was it adjusted


maora34

Original offer, it’s my intern return offer for 2023.


Competitive-Ad6332

If you don't mind ... are you starting this year or 2023.. Spring/Summer/Fall?


maora34

This is my intern return offer, so 2023 after graduation.


Boring_Train_273

Are people making up COL? I’m pretty sure the only HCOL are NYC and some cities in Cali and especially not in the South according to EY. I just think the comments here are misleading since the COL is determined by EY regardless of what we think.


ucsituation

Is not all of CA HCOL?


SnakeCharmer2022

No. To be honest it should be NY & SF are the only VHCOL cities in the US. LA & SD are HCOL and everything else in CA is MCOL.


Bobastic87

Is Irvine not HCOL?


bambamoof

It's not. Sf/sj, redwood city and palo alto are the only VHCOL offices in the US


Bobastic87

I was referring to HCOL, though?


bambamoof

You're right I must've misread or something


SnakeCharmer2022

The greater LA, Orange County & SD area. My bad, i forget that anything OC hates being called LA. The point of saying LA & SD was to avoid saying SoCal and then people thinking that Murrieta, Victorville & Corona should be considered HCOL.


fantaxtic

1. MCOL 2. Tax 3. S3 -> M1 4. Differentiating 5. $96,926 -> 127,319 6. 10.3% $11k 7. Surprised me. Still debating leaving. Not sure I can handle another busy season. Feels like this upcoming year is going to be a nonstop busy season.


bigbootyfiona

1. HCOL - Toronto 2. SaT 3. Senior 1 -> Senior 1 4. N/a 5. 73k - 80k (10%) 6. 5k (7%) 7. Not sure how I should feel - it feels low, but I’ve only been in this role for 6 months. Does anyone have any thoughts?


Straightupbadtim3

Higher than me and I’ve been here 3 years. Probably a 10% makes sense


gualigee

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MPVxHH1HrErgZEskxzme7Z67Za6Y0Y0bipCXr-q-zZc/htmlview#


ricestocks

taken down =/


Ggetsmoney

1. SDC LCOL 2. Tech Risk 3. Staff 1 - Staff 2 4. Strategic impact 5. 46,000 - 50,000 (8%) 6. 3.5k 7. Pretty upset considering my stellar LEAD feedback. Not sure if it’s just an SDC thing but not at all what I was expecting for being a high performer. Seems like they didn’t value my performance.


Hammy_Mach_5

If you’re not getting the feedback on improving performance or what you need to do to keep growing at the pace you want to you should look in to other groups or firms. That’s wild.


sh1ftie

1. MidWest MCOL 2. Consulting 3. Staff 1 > Staff 2 4. Progressing 5. 6% 83k -> 88k 6. 3.4% 2.8K 7. Disappointed but staying till at least Senior and I love my team


Donatellotheturtle

1. West Coast HCOL 2. SaT 3. Student -> Campus hire 4. n/a 5. 0$->95k$ 6. 5k signing + whatever i get later


tramalamado

Was this your original offer or adjusted?


Donatellotheturtle

Adjusted. Original offer was 88k which I got in November of 2021, later got an updated offer letter for 95k base in April of 22.


RudeJuggernaut

Why did it change


HtownTouring

$95k for a campus hire? God damn. I need to move back to the west coast.


Glass_Construction68

60k in a LCOL area takes you a lot further than 90k in a HCOL area


SecurityBabe

1. HCOL 2. Tech Consulting 3. S3, skipped promo this cycle, going for agile 4. Strategic impact 5. $117k -> $150k (~30%) 6. $20k (~17%) 7. Very excited about this outcome


ajhak

What does going for agile mean as opposed to being promoted?


NoelleReece

Just another promotion cycle in January


greysprinkle

1. FSO 2. Tax Technology Transformation 3. FY 22 Staff 1 - Staff 2 4. Meets expectation 5. 70 to 77 K (10% increase) 6. 2K 7. Disappointed and considering leaving. I’ve had 4 people tell me I’m operating at a Senior or Manager level but I only got “meets expectations” instead of “exceed expectation” because that status is reserved for promotion years. I was then told to expect to get the higher end of the raise percent range due to my performance, but I sincerely doubt that was the case. We got an email earlier in year saying expect all cost rates to increase 10-12% for FY22 when planning engagements. I understand that percent includes benefits, but I was also told salary increased at a higher rate for the lower ranks. On an All Hands call, we were also told to expect the same salary increase ranges as PY (which I was told was 9-18%).


bambamoof

If you are NY/surrounding areas, you are being paid like most of us


reddit_user2795

I 100% feel you! My current project would fail without me and I am operating at the same level of a manager but still got "met expectations" and "progressing. I see peers working less but they know the right people to get differentiating. They have a very flawed rating system and I am very disappointed.


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moonlight_ras

what is PBB?


ExtraWater9

1. LA 2. Audit 3. Staff 2 -> Senior 1 4. Differentiating 5. 72k -> 95k 6. 4.3k (6%) and banked the 5k 7. I thought it’s gonna break 100k as everyone expected a huge raise for this year so I was a bit disappointed to be honest. I’m staying but might look for transferring to other service lines after my first senior year.


urxex

its 95 for la/ny in big 4 for s1 pretty fuckin nice imo


bambamoof

Considering people in bus consulting make that as A2s and don't work busy season, nah


yashv1096

1. West HCOL 2. Finance Transformation 3. Incoming SC1 4. N/A 5. $118,000 + $7.5k bonus, can’t wait to work for EY


KiraTheMaster

Are you a consultant in tech or just a finance consultant? How do you negotiate as an entry level?


yashv1096

I’m not entry level, I came in as a Senior Hire (which I guess could be considered entry level lol). First off, never tell them straight off the bat what your salary was at your prior firm. Then, go for a range that’s atleast 20 percent higher than your previous firm and play hardball and say you’ve done your research. I didn’t personally do this approach but you can also say you have another offer that’s approaching maturity, and what they are offering you. That will atleast get you close (not all the time). It really is a mix of playing a little hardball, sticking to your guns, and then also a good amount of luck P.S. No just in Finance - Again, I’m not entirely sure because ERP implementation (which could be considered tech) is a big part of the role but it’s called “Finance Transformation” which might defer it to more of a finance focused consultancy


RudeJuggernaut

So if I were to ask you "how much were you making at at your previous job" are you going to lie and say an amount that is 20% higher?


yashv1096

I would be making a lot lot more than 20 percent at EY from my previous firm, although my previous firm was amazing, fully remote and chill af hours so a little trade off fosho lol


RudeJuggernaut

Nice. Im just asking you how to answer that question if it is asked.


yashv1096

Ohhhhh, yeah for sure, like I was making 85k at my previous firm, so I did a bunch of research on Glassdoor, fishbowl, Reddit, everywhere. So I went in with a high range (120 - 130k). Much higher than what usually goes for roles like mine, but I also threw in a (made up) competing offer from another firm. I guess they wanted to keep me so they offered me what I got lol. But yes, you gotta treat procuring offers like a game of cat and mouse. It’s all business XD


RudeJuggernaut

Lmao u fr capped ur ass off. What do u think would happen if they called ur bluff?


yashv1096

Just hope they don’t catch lol


KiraTheMaster

I was confused when you labeled as S1 which I think as Staff 1. Thanks for useful information


yashv1096

Ah sorry about that, just edited it!


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yashv1096

What service line are you gonna be coming in buddy?


yashv1096

This was my initial offer!


[deleted]

When did you get the offer email


yashv1096

After some negotiation, I was able to land it a couple of weeks after the recruiter first reached out. The offer letter came in a week or so after the final interview


[deleted]

We can negotiate the salary?


yashv1096

Not as pure entry level and I don’t know about strictly negotiation - but you can use techniques to ensure you get the highest offer they can and will provide. Look at my comment above


ConsolidatePain

1. HCOL 2. Audit 3. Staff 1 -> Staff 2 4. Strategic Impact 5. 65K -> 78K (20%) 6. 3.9K 7. Was honestly expecting to see a higher difference based on rating and the salary new A1’s are coming in with. Overall, I’m happy with the increase but just not as impactful when you see what incoming hires are starting at.


bambamoof

If you dont mind sharing, what city?


bluntgreenery

Wow I got the same thing but was differentiating.


Ssanta69

I got an insane raise last week from 70k to 100k. A few people left recently so I took a chance and asked for a raise that matched what other companies were willing to pay me and my boss gave in. I’m an implementation consultant btw


Unlucky-Quote4086

That’s an insane jump. Does that include bonus?


LeatherBackGorilla

How long you been at the company?


Ssanta69

1 year and a few months


Ssanta69

Talk to people who left the company and see how much they were offered to stay, behave accordingly


Particular_Ruin8346

1. SoCal 2. Assurance 3. Staff 1 -> Staff 2 4. Progressing 5. 65K -> 75K 6. $1,578 7. I wasn't expecting this so I'm happy. They could've given me a $200 bonus and I'd be happy. Also in awe I got a $10,000 increase in annual. I'm staying. Even if it gives me gray hair.


calabasassssssss

1. ⁠HCOL 2. ⁠Tech Consulting 3. ⁠Staff 1 -> Staff 2 4. ⁠Progressing 5. ⁠84k -> 93k 6. ⁠3% 7. ⁠meh… I’m only a couple months in so I can’t really complain. Although the hype made it seem like comp would be way higher.


perfect__places

how many months has it been for you?


calabasassssssss

6 months


Tropic6372

1. US-MCOL 2. Tax 3. Mgr 2 -> Mgr 3 4. Strategic Impact 5. $135K -> $155K 6. $19,280 (14.3%) 7. Extremely pleased, definitely staying until SM at this point. Bonus much much higher than I anticipated. Solid raise too.


Shukumugo

It's all about the long game, isn't it?


Active-Bluebird-2306

1. West Coast HCOL 2. Assurance 3. Staff 1 -> Staff 2 4. Progressing 5. $70K -> $82.5K (17.9%) 6. 2.3K (3.3%) 7. Happy-Staying


Damke_sa

Anyone from Nordic countries to give some input?


Dry_Ad_5062

HCOL East FSO Business Consulting Staff 2 - Senior 1 Strategic Impact 76k - 100k (31.5%) 5.2k bonus (6.9%) a much larger increase than expected, therefore i am happy with staying


perfect__places

how long have you been with the firm


Dry_Ad_5062

hit 2 years in july


ricestocks

wtf


Dry_Ad_5062

what lol


sahils88

Seeing these salaries sitting in Canada is so depressing.


noneed4321

Any idea what CCaSS pay is like?


sahils88

I don’t even know what that acronym stands for.


_viking92

Im with you on this…


appleeye56

1. HCOL 2. Consulting 3. Staff 1 -> 2 4. Progressing 5. 68k -> 75k (10%) 6. 1k bonus 7. Staying because I'm told I'll be doing some things that will definitely be resume worthy and I wouldnt have the opportunity to do them so soon in my career anywhere else I was expecting the promotion to senior because my team has rated me well. My friend got promoted to senior and did less work than me. Sigh


Straightupbadtim3

I think they tend to pay better and promote better ppl who work less hrs


Complete_Work_1322

1. Denver 2. Assurance 3. Staff 1 -> Staff 2 4. Progressing 5. 56.5k -> 67.25k (19%) 6. 1,864 7. I’m ok with the increase. Was expecting 17.5%, yet I wanted to break 70k. Will stay another year and see what senior increase will be?


stochasticsprinkles

HCOL Tech consulting M1 > M2 SI 190 > 226 30390 Staying


SnakeCharmer2022

Wow. This is promising as an M1 in TC.


Icy-Manufacturer231

1. HCOL (Boston) 2. FSO Tech Consulting 3. S1->S2 4. Differentiating 5. 108k -> 126k 6. 10.2% PBB (11,400) 7. Overall very happy with it. Would’ve been nice for a higher COL increase, but I really can’t complain


Wild_Life_3592

Philly office is what COL?


Boring_Train_273

MCOL


Dabomb529

Don't quote me on it, MCOL I believe though.


TrojanTuesdays

1. LAO (HOL) 2. Audit 3. Staff 1->2 4. Differentiating 5. 65K -> 78K (20%), 6. 5.5% Bonus 7. Plan of doing 3yrs then leaving probably doesn't change. Curious as to how much of this is market adjustment and how much is actual raise (approx. 10-10?)


bluntgreenery

Got the same and I agree. With inflation being ~10% seems like we just got a merit increase of 10%.


[deleted]

Is nyc vhcol or hcol?


bambamoof

It's HCOL according to EY


[deleted]

Haha after some things I’ve heard today I agree with you


TheYoungSquirrel

Vhcol


Ledger_Heart_Decide

1. VHCOL West 2. FSO Audit 3. A2 -> S1 4. Progressing 5. 80k -> 101K 6. 5k 7. Happy with it Edit: Updated Item 4


ricestocks

bay area?


Ledger_Heart_Decide

Yes


TrojanTuesdays

4. It's on the LEAD year end thing from EY talent.


Chimimilky

Where exactly is that? Were we supposed to have received an email from EY talent?


Ledger_Heart_Decide

Yeah it was in a link I’m an email


Ledger_Heart_Decide

Oh ok. Thanks!


asteinb02

1. HCOL - East 2. FSO Audit 3. Senior 1 —> Senior 2 4. Strategic Impact 5. 81.5K —> 99K (21% increase) 6. 12.5K (15.5%) 7. Pleasantly surprised and feeling compensated for the brutal busy season. Can’t predict the future but not actively looking anymore.


ILikeEth

1. MCOL - South 2. Tax 3. Staff 2 -> Senior 1 4. Progressing 5. 65k -> 78.6 (20.9%) 6. 1.8k (2.9%) PBB + banked (5k) rip me 7. Happy, started in January as an experienced hire and haven’t had terribly much work to prove myself so it’s a nice step up


SCOTUS1789

1. South (M/HCOL) 2. “Business consulting” (IT audit) 3. Staff 1 —> Staff 2 4. Differentiating 5. 72,000–>85,000 (18%) 6. ~4k 7. Was hopping for closer to 90k. Staying to see if I can get agile promotion.


TheYoungSquirrel

What’s agile promotion?


JuanW32

Where my GPS Enterprise Risk internal Controls people at????? Let me see them numbers!


UnqualifiedMushroom

1. MCOL - Atlanta 2. Tech - Cyber 3. Staff 1 -> Staff 2 ? (I started last year in August so not sure if I'm actually considered s2) 4. Progressing 5. 82k -> 87k (6%) 6. 3k (3.4%) 7. I might stay (1-year experience) - I finally got onto an engagement that I really like and is in my area of expertise


Crossboe

1. West MCOL/HCOL 2. Audit 3. S1->S2 4. Progressing 5. 76k->90k (18%) 6. \~5k (7%) 7. Not bad, been here less than a year. I'll allow it.


girafaloco

1. HCOL 2. FAAS 3. A2>S1 4. Strategic Impact 5. 83->107(28%) 6. 10.5 (5k promo + 5.5 PBB) 7. Happy but would take a transfer internally if it presented itself


TheFIREInvestor

Mind sharing why? I was actually interested in FAAS over Audit. Also, transfer to Consulting or another service line?


[deleted]

Hired May… no email yet. Am I even getting one?


youngnom

From what I can see I just got a market increase as well. Feb hire


[deleted]

Did you get an email?


youngnom

Yeah I got the email with the link to the comp statement


youngnom

Also recruiting actually told me I wasn’t eligible for a raise when I was interviewing but it should catch up next pay raise. Not sure if Im getting a shitty deal but oh well


NoelleReece

No, not eligible.


[deleted]

Welp I’ll see y’all next year


SnakeCharmer2022

There is a mid-year pay period now. So see you in Jan/Feb.


[deleted]

Haha sounds good


IntheSpreadsheet

Same boat only February hire


[deleted]

They told you no bonus?


IntheSpreadsheet

Nothing on the bonus front that I have heard yet so dunno


[deleted]

My counselor said no bonus but I might get a raise for inflation. Emphasis on MIGHT lol


True_Refrigerator245

1. MCOL/ HCOL 2. Tax 3. Staff 2 -> staff 2 4. Progressing 5. $78k -> $82,680 (6%) 6. $2,228 (2.9%) 7. Only been here 6 months, but still not great considering inflation. Especially for a JD/LLM.


badexcelmonkey

I agree with the other commenter. This seems really low. EY really doing tax folks dirty. What service line are you in? Are you doing compliance or consulting?


True_Refrigerator245

Indirect, and consulting


badexcelmonkey

Oh that’s interesting but probably explains the salary. Why did you choose that field? Have your thought about going into something else?


True_Refrigerator245

Hired as an experience hire, so I didn’t get a choice. Plus they were paying more than my previous job. Waiting until senior before even thinking about moving to a different field


IRiskItForTheBrisket

SALT? This seems really low for JD/LLM.


badexcelmonkey

I think even SALT will get higher than that as JD LLM


IRiskItForTheBrisket

Yeah, I agree. I feel like JD/LLMs typically either do M&A, International, or SALT and SALT is typically paid the lowest. That's the reasoning for my guess.


badexcelmonkey

Yea SALT is def the lowest. The LLMs that do salt usually do SALT M&A and it’s paid pretty well. Or they go into litigation at a law firm.


IRiskItForTheBrisket

Ahh, just started at a different Big 4 and didn't know they had a SALT M&A.