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Anyone have insight on joining a company that’s known as a “white boys club?” Have an offer in hand that I really like but not much diversity from what I see. Not sure how this’ll impact me, if at all

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If you already feel the vibe, I suggest you run away.

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Wait .... There's a firm that's more predominantly white than Accenture????

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It’ll impact you in terms of progression, opportunities, bias against your gender and (possible race if you’re not white). On the flip side, it could be an opportunity for you to be one of the first BUT without strong backing and mentor, you’ll be left out in the cold. I turned down a job that was 30% more than what I currently make for that reason. I looked up Executive leadership at the company and they are All old white men. There is no diversity to speak of, except one female HR leader. I read the company reviews online and ran as fast as I could from them

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^ This. The first para is gold! Been there, done that, and was faced serious challenges to succeed. I left in a year to join another team.

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My entire team of 23 is Indian (including me) except one person

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That was my old firm. More like a frat alumni group. It gets tiring - watching women and people of color skipped over, seeing unqualified folks promoted because of cronyism, having incompetent men defend incompetent men. I think I was done when the GM explained white privilege to our market, and then proceeded to say she’d opt for her white privilege again if she were reborn 🙄🤣 Uh, okay. And nobody really did or said anything about it. So I was like, Hmmm...good to know. Sadly, you won’t escape some of this foolishness. But if you can find a place that actually prioritizes diversity and acknowledges their blind spots that’s good.

How is Accenture in terms of diversity? All of my projects with Booz so far have been super diverse (both gender and race) and I have an offer with Accenture.

Really depends on practice, but overall I see great strides within analyst and consultant level classes, but as you move up it becomes less and less diverse. This means my teams are diverse, but Leadership is not that diverse - though there are slow changes. I will say, from what I see, they are trying to make an effort and aware it is an issue.

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Depends on the company size, to what degree they are working to change, and where exactly their reputation comes from (i.e. are they generic white bros who don’t think about diversity or frat bros with an office culture hostile to women and POC). I second PwC1’s comment above- you could be the first and that might be cool if the company is seriously committed to change, but you will be swimming upstream for awhile.

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