EY-Parthenon vs Accenture

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New answer on Apr 15, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Apr 14, 2021

Hi Community,

I am struggling to decide which offer to go for (my offers are both in Germany, for EYP and Accenture).

- EY-Parthenon: Offers a salary equal to MBB, seems to have a great community and work-life balance, I like their FMCG focus, they are not well renowned but working on their standing with a CAGR of 35%.

- Accenture: Worldwide renown, also good work-life balance, interesting digitalization focus, salary rather medium-low compared to other strategy consultancies.

Now my question: What would you go for? In terms of the German but also the worldwide market? Does anyone have insights into where EY-P is going?

Thanks a lot for your help :)

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Adi
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replied on Apr 14, 2021
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Hey,

I have provided a lot of insights on Accenture previosuly. Have a look at below threads.

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 that pressure.

Congrats and all the best choosing.

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Francesco
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Hi there,

I would consider the following:

  1. Where do you want to be in 5-10 years? Based on that, look for how many alumni are more present in that field. It is not relevant that Accenture has more Alumni, if they are not related to what you really want to do in your life.
  2. If you consider the average consultant/partner you talked to in each company, which one would you rather be? Quoting Jim Rohn, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. And you will spend a lot of time with your colleagues in the next years. Be sure you chose a company where people are close to the person you want to become.
  3. What is your gut feeling telling you? Our gut feeling is able to catch elements we cannot rationalize. You may “feel” a company is better, but don’t know exactly why. Don’t base your decision on that only, but dig deeper on why you feel that way.

If you want to do extra due diligence, contact Alumni (not current consultants) that worked ideally for both. You will learn more in a 30min call with them than with any online research you may do.

Best,

Francesco

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Ian
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Hi there,

While Accenture is probably objectively a bit better, I get a strong sense that you are really drawn to EYP.

Don't let me put words/thoughts in your head, but, based on what you've written, you clearly want EYP. You're attracted to their offer, like their growth, appreciate their work-life balance and think you'd fit well in their culture...what more could you ask for!

Go with your gut here on where you will fit best!

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Denis
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Ex-Bain 5 yrs | Goldman Sachs Investment Banker NYC | MBA Chicago Booth | Passed > 13 MBB > 20 IB interviews

Personally, I d go for Accenture. Their reputation and overall profile seems to be slightly more attractive (at least to me). I have seen more ex-Accenture people in my MBA, at Bain, and also in IB.

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