Deciding between offers?

Accenture Strategy MBB North America USA
Anonymous A asked on Apr 28, 2021

Hi all,

I am trying to decide between 2 offers for strategy consulting roles. Would be interested in hearing your opinions.

Roles

1) Boutique strategy firm a leader in TMT advisory (high amount of PE work)

2) Accenture strategy fs

I have FS experience, and I am very passionate about technology and business strategy. I would like to experience a different industry other than banking but I am not 100% against it, e.g manufacturing, telecoms, technology and software.

My ambitions/exits strategy post are:


Most favourable
1) MBB

2) Transition into industry for a strategic role idealy some sort of business strategy role in Tech, FS or TMT industry; Samsung, Verizon, BT, VISA, Mastercard etc or PE/VC firm

Least favourable

3) MBA (Ideally Top 10 program)

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I will answer based on your goals:

  1. My ambitions/exits strategy post are:


    Most favourable
    1) MBB ----> Accenture Strategy

    2) Transition into industry for a strategic role idealy some sort of business strategy role in Tech, FS or TMT industry; Samsung, Verizon, BT, VISA, Mastercard etc or PE/VC firm ------> Boutique TMT consultant

    Least favourable

    3) MBA (Ideally Top 10 program) -----> either

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Accenture is very good.

But based on your interview experience and research on both firms which one is a better fit? Make a choice based on the firm & role which is a better fit with your career aspirations, values and risk profile. Choices are never perfect as with every other event in life. So remove the pressure for finding something perfect. Focus on giving your best.

I have provided plenty of insights on Accenture vs other firms. So have a look at this thread and others mentioned: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/ey-parthenon-vs-accenture-9952

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If in doubt go for size of the firm, reputation first, i.e. I'd pick Accenture Strategy over any boutique. Make sure to start networking in the general direction of MBB as soon as you start working pretty much, prep the next professional step 1-2 years in advance to give you enough time to react.

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Hello!

Congrats, amazing job!

Honestly, and focusing my answer on the fact that long term you want to go to MBB, I would go for Accenture.

This said, there is no bad option here and any decision you make it going to be good.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Hi, if your main long term goal is joining MBB I would go for Accenture strategy

Best,
Antonello

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If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
​Best regards.

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