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Differentiation between Big4 in strategy consulting

Anonymous A asked on Mar 25, 2019 - 2 answers

Hello,

I am preparing my application to the Big4 for strategy consultant related roles. I have a hard time finding information online on how they differentiate themselves among each other. For Deloitte I know they have a bigger focus on consulting than the rest, but for PWC for example I could find nothing else other than that they are bigger in size. Anyone has more detailed information on that? The info on their website seems generic.

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Guennael
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replied on Mar 25, 2019
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PWC (Strategy&) and Deloitte are best, the other two aren't really Tier2 in my opinion. Even at the former two however, let's level set and agree we are talking about the Strategy Consulting arm. I'll give a lot more credit to someone coming from Strategy& than to someone doing "strategy consulting" in the standard PWC consulting arm.

I don't know how they differentiate (code word for me thinking they are all the same) so will let someone closer to these companies chime in and be more constructive

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I would fully agree with Guennael - KPMG and EY don't really have strategy consulting arms (if you exclude EY - Parthenon, which I believe has a completely separate recruitment process).

Are you applying for the "Consutling" roles or the specific roles at Strategy& and Monitor Deloitte? These are quite different in terms of types of projects and interview process, so some clarity on this would help me give you some better thoughts.

I am applying at Strategy&. — CV on Apr 01, 2019 (edited)