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Big tech or consulting? Which do you prefer as a career and why? I realize this is really general. I’m interviewing with Accenture and Amazon and the opportunities and career trajectory or so wildly different. This would be my entrance into consulting and concerned that if I wait too long, consulting would be a pay cut without prior consulting experience. It’s already looking like a financially lateral move but high potential. Vs tech is a big jump financially but different career direction.

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lol legit dont go into consulting - half of us are here because we didn’t know what we wanted to do out of college and arent coders

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Pick big tech. Everyone is trying to leave consulting for big tech for a reason. And if you want consulting, what kind? Amazon is a tier 1 tech firm, but accenture is a tier 3, maybe tier 2 consulting firm. I could see Amazon vs MBB being a tough choice, but not so much Amazon vs Accenture.

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Go big tech. Accenture’s value proposition is that it hires people with no skills out of college and trains them up in a vertical in a rapid fashion that they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. If you are already skilled enough to get offers at big tech though, Accenture offers nothing to you.

That’s a good point. I’ll find out if I’m qualified enough if any of these interviews turn into offers.

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