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Two offers from same consulting firm, two geographies, different pay, different positions, help!

Someone asked on Aug 17, 2018 - 1 answer

Hi forum,

I've recently been offered two jobs from the same company (Monitor Deloitte) in Paris and in HongKong. In the Paris one I'm offered a consultant position with a starting consultant salary that you might expect and in HK I'm offered business analyst with its respective salary.

My intuition is to take Paris of course because its position and salary but am I missing something? Does anyone know about the consulting market in both geographies for this firm specifically and enlighten me on the pros/cons from each? I'm guessing that perhaps HongKong is a lot more competitive so they can leverage a weaker offer, but would it reflect better on my CV if I worked there?

Thank you very much in advance!


replied on Aug 18, 2018
Bain & Company | University of Cambridge | CV/Resume writing | 770 GMAT

It is best you try speak to people in the two different offices to get an idea of the type of work they do. However, I wouldn't think that working in Hong Kong would give you any kind of prestige advantage over working in Paris - if anything, the opposite, since you would be working at a lower position.

Another consideration you haven't mentioned is: where do YOU want to live? Hong Kong and Paris are dramatically different places. Ultimately, you should pick the place you want to live in, since this will impact your happiness, and thus your ability to do your job successfully.

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