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I have a post-MBA offer with Accenture Strategy and I'm seeking advice on whether I should pursue this offer, or if I should continue to recruit for MBB (which may open more doors/opportunities). I previously worked 4 years at Deloitte Consulting. Where do people from Accenture Strategy (not Accenture Management Consulting) tend to go? Is it possible to have similar opportunities as MBB firms or do you have to work harder to get MBB-type opportunities?

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Stop waiting for offers that don’t exist and just go if it’s a big bump

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Depends where in ACN strat you land - you’ll see a wide variety of talent and exits compared to MBB. There are pockets that are MBB caliber and have MBB style exits - you just have to navigate the firm well to align with those groups / partners

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That’s true at every large strategy shop

I’ve worked at both and the answer is overwhelmingly no. I’m sorry but it’s the truth. Two firms are very far apart in caliber.

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People clients work processes priorities values

There is no guarantee that you will get into MBB. You already have offer from ACN. Take that and make the best you can. You can always go to MBB from ACN. I am sure Accenture does talent and org strategy well. Good luck.

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yes! acn strategy does do T&O work -- that's why i'm super interested because i think i can specialize fairly quickly

Lots of MBBs want to exit to FAANG product management. Just a few years of tech consulting at D can get you that. I did it and am now an L7, principal product manager but have many tech skills including cloud, sql, python, etc.

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yeahhh I don’t think a couple years of Big 4 tech consulting is leading to regular FAANG PM offers lol

Accenture strategy is better than no MBB offer every day of the week that ends with the letter “Y.”

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Do you want to do "strategy strategy" - business/CEO-focused, or "tech strategy" - digital transformation/CIO-focused? If the former I'd say MBB, if the latter, ACN Strat is a much better place to do that.

I'm interested in talent and org strategy !

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I hate to say this but can you say yes and delay your start day enough to give you some time to scope out the MBB?

Yes ! I'm going to work with my career office to see if there's some flexibility in my start date. I received an offer through a diversity recruiting cycle so it's a bit early.

Follow the money. How much is Accenture offering you?

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