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    As someone who's interested in an actuarial career I'm struggling to decide which specific field I want to go into, namely consulting at Big 4 firms or insurance.

    For anyone who has some knowledge or experience in any of these jobs, I'd like to know more about the nature of the work and some of the pros and cons of each in terms of relative pay/work hours, stress/workload, atmosphere of the work environment, later career opportunities and overall enjoyment.
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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    As someone who's interested in an actuarial career I'm struggling to decide which specific field I want to go into, namely consulting at Big 4 firms or insurance.

    For anyone who has some knowledge or experience in any of these jobs, I'd like to know more about the nature of the work and some of the pros and cons of each in terms of relative pay/work hours, stress/workload, atmosphere of the work environment, later career opportunities and overall enjoyment.
    Out of interest, what is it that attracts you to the big 4 over other pensions actuarial consultancies?
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    (Original post by Terry Tibbs)
    As someone who's interested in an actuarial career I'm struggling to decide which specific field I want to go into, namely consulting at Big 4 firms or insurance.

    For anyone who has some knowledge or experience in any of these jobs, I'd like to know more about the nature of the work and some of the pros and cons of each in terms of relative pay/work hours, stress/workload, atmosphere of the work environment, later career opportunities and overall enjoyment.
    What degree did you do? Just wondering
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    (Original post by TheIrrational)
    Out of interest, what is it that attracts you to the big 4 over other pensions actuarial consultancies?
    Only mentioned them because they were the main ones and they do more than just pensions, it's just that they don't do insurance. If I were to go with consulting it would seem more beneficial to go for Big 4 rather than some lesser known consultancy, from what I've seen they provide better exit opportunities post qualification at the expense of longer hours and more stress.
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    What degree did you do? Just wondering
    I'm in my first year doing a masters degree in Physics.
 
 
 
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