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Got offers out of undergrad in tech consulting from PwC and Deloitte. Accenture interview next week. Thoughts on which one I should go for?

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I've been getting a pretty well rounded consulting experience from UncleD (delivery projects, but also some pretty fun strategy ones). I'd say there's a good culture here for people who are still figuring things out but there's a partner I strongly admire who came here from Accenture. So it's largely a personal preference but I'd say D is best for a more general consulting portfolio, Accenture might be better if you already know you'd like to specialize in tech consulting (specifically delivery projects)

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OP, one thing I think you should do is take everyone's advice here with a grain of salt, even mine, ESPECIALLY those that are just lambasting their firms or other firms with no solid reasoning to back it up or, worse, no experience at the firm they are criticizing. If a someone from PwC tells you PwC is a terrible firm to start your career with, you should discard that opinion. The same goes for anyone that says as much about Deloitte, Accenture, KPMG, or EY. They are all great firms, and any of them will be a solid start to a resume. Each firm has differences, but to claim one is outright better than another is shortsighted. For instance, the culture within a firm itself can vary between practices, and while there may be an overall delivery methodology, even the interpretations of that methodology can vary between practices, or even between teams within the same practice. I'd recommend evaluating the firm at a practice level, not at a "what you hear from the general consensus on Fishbowl about the firm" level. Share the practice you are looking at, and listen to the folks in that practice. I just recently left PwC after 6 years. I am headed to Accenture, and the decision was driven by a very substantial pay increase and a large signing bonus that will help my fiancée and me accomplish some of our immediate personal goals (wedding, house, kids). Even with a substantial pay differential, the decision was not easy for me, and at times, I wanted to just toss out the offer and say "forget it." I did my research before making the decision, and from all accounts, Accenture is supposed to be top notch at tech delivery, training, and innovation. But, it's also almost twice the headcount as PwC, so I'm sure that will prevent some unique challenges in terms of navigating the firm. Does that mean leadership won't be accessible? Maybe, but not necessarily. Does that mean Accenture is the best at tech delivery, training, and innovation? Maybe, but not necessarily. Keep in mind, the people in this forum are comprised of Kool-Aid drinkers, burned out and jaded haters, competitive dick measurers, and the like. But, there are also some folks here that will give you level-headed advice; that's what I aim for. As I await my start with Accenture, I've had time to reflect on my time at PwC. It wasn't always rainbows and butterflies; I had my share of shitty clients and shitty projects. There were projects where I thought about just up and quitting that day, every single day, for months. But, for each of those shitty projects / clients, I had 2-3 good projects/clients. Even on some of the shitty projects, I had great PwC teams that I was working with, but the clients were lunatics. Overall, after reflecting, my experience at PwC was overwhelmingly positive. I've had plentiful exit opportunities, many of which would have doubled my salary at the respective times, and I chose to stay with the firm, and a large part of the decision to stay was the people I was working with at PwC, and that's also exactly what made my recent decision to leave so agonizing. I worked with some incredible people, I was given opportunity after opportunity, and I found leadership to be very accessible (part of that is the art of building relationships). I went from Associate to Manager with the firm, and I owe the firm much and more for the investment they made in me; I have become a better version of myself professionally and personally under the guidance of my mentors at PwC. Anyway, that was my experience. If you are a motivated individual that is able to work alongside a diverse array of people while building relationships with them, you will find success at any of these firms. Most of the time, when people have a bad experience, I would attribute that poor experience to dynamics within the practice or the person themselves, not the overall firm. And, if these firms didn't respect one another, they wouldn't try to recruit from one another all the time, so wherever you end up, your career will be off to a good start.

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Acn then deloitte then homelessness then death...then pwc

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Yeah, what Manager 2 said. Especially that part in sub section 2, paragraph 4, clause 1, line 12.....

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Deloitte...

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And acn crushes everyone when it comes to operations, delivery, design, architecture, training and culture

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Seriously...when it comes to tech is accenture by light years. They have the best trainimg, their entire methodology is built around technology delivery, they have the ability to deliver on a global scale at multiple price points. Their leadership is solid. My recommendation. Spend 3 years at acn. Then 2 at deloitte, then go back to acn as a mgr.

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I beg to differ. I think Deloitte is the perfect place to start your career. You will see a more collegiate environment given the partnership culture and the consulting methodology will provide better exposure to help you figure out which area of tech consulting you’re suited too. ACN has on par capabilities but it’s easy to get lost in the firm. Deloitte consulting holistically is also a much more prestigious consulting firm and is a better brand for your resume as well. #ps: I am in ACN

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No one for pwc? Is it really that bad?

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Deloitte leading in tech Consulting... oh? Let’s see what ACN has to say about that. 🐋🦈

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Which firm fits best with what you're looking for? Try to understand culture and get exposure to the teams you'll be working with. All firms will be respectable on your resume; try to figure out where you think you'll benefit the most.

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D, it's by far leading the big 4 race as of now.

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Avoid EY and IBM

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Don’t ruin your life / career by joining PwC! It’s by far the worst firm to start your career at. That said, it’s an ok firm to join as a M / Director. (Assuming at that point you want a chilled out gig)

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Sooooi much hate for PwC. I've been with the firm for 6 years now and really have loved it. With that said, the firm is changing this year and not for the better.

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Deloitte is very pretentious and fake.

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D , with ACN as backup

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Always D 🙄

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Interns know about fishbowl? Dang.

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Thanks for the responses. What's your reasoning?

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OP, where would you like to be 3 and 5 years out of undergrad?

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