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I'm a senior in college. I just got invited to interview for the Strategy Analyst position at Deloitte in their GPS practice (I go to a school in DC), but I never filled out the application lol. How does federal compare to commercial in terms of pay, wlb, prestige, etc? I would appreciate any and all advice, as I am new to this. I have an offer right now with EY for PMO business consulting, but looking for other opportunities too.

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Given that commercial is cratering and we still have roughly 10% unemployment I’m actually kind of happy with gps

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Im in Public Sector at GT. With client work, it’s about a 9-5, but usually do 8:30-5:30 with internal/BD work. The job stability is awesome, but I’m a bit bored by the pace and want more $. Planning to exit to financial services or a tech company

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I didn’t know where I wanted to exit to either, except that I liked the idea of a business role within a tech company. You don’t need to have it all figured out, but networking is a great way to learn.

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I’d probably rank GPS Strategy at Deloitte higher than PMO in Consulting anywhere.

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I mean PMO isn’t the worst I’ve done it a lot. You can exit to a program manager type of position and a lot of the “Strategy” people at Deloitte are doing PMO right now lol

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Please dear God do not do PMO

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Commercial (Non PMO) > GPS non PMO > Switching jobs > death> PMO (GPS or commercial )

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Less pay, less(perceived) prestige), usually better WLB, longer projects

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FYI if ur in GPS, Deloitte makes it very hard to switch to commercial

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Similar story switching from PDM to Consulting...what an ordeal.

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Pay is probably ~10k less, but I think GPS has a a better culture, WLB, a more rewarding work

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Better WLB

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I was in the same scenario as you. Deloitte only recruits for GPS out of undergrad at DC colleges, so you’re out of luck. Try to get a commercial offer if you can, the pay is better (at the cost of WLB)

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Ugh I know. That’s why I didn’t finish filling out the application and just applied to the commercial strategy analyst position on Deloitte’s website (not Handshake, our career platform at my school.)

The next person I hear talk about prestige is getting an uppercut

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Is pay really less? Seems like a misconception. I am in federal practice making 87.5k straight out of undergrad

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EY hires undergrad straight into the PMO practice?

EY also did a restructuring days before my internship started so I have little to no info on new names and everything. It’s just my understanding that TD&E is basically the same as PM.

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Honestly, it really depends on the type of project you get on. I started in commercial and got extended 1 time in my project for a total of 2 years; I could not handle the remaining 6 months before the 2 years completion, and decided to leave to another firm.

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