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Is there a prestige gap between the big 4 and ACN that is big enough to be worth taking a detour to the big four before exiting consulting? Depending on your perspective you might not see acn as less prestigious than say ey/pwc/kpmg but curious what people think the general perception is. (Not talking about strategy& or Parthenon)

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No way. I'm at EY and I feel like ACN is valued equally if not more.

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I don’t see ACN in any way less prestigious than the Big 4 in “tech” (I’m generalizing, thus the quotes) so I wouldn’t bother with a detour to the Big 4 for “tech” prior to exiting, unless maybe it was a promotion. FWIW I came from Big 4.

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Kidding me? Imo, ACN is superior in tech and strat work and the comps reflect that premium. S&C pays more than big4s in every geography. Big4s are yet to match the scale, maturity and risk-taking apetite of ACN in day to day business. And Accenture is only getting started I feel with all the new rigor to train its employees and remove redundancies.

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I really agree with the momentum. I think in 3 years it will be the winner for sure just not sure about what I wanna do short term

Im ex ACN and ex Deloitte though profile still says Deloitte. I found the D brand for whatever reason resonated better in looking to exit. That said, I have a more favorable view of ACN as a company and specifically in my offering area.

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On the tech side of things I’d say ACN is on par or even better. For everything else I would see ACN on a lower tier. Depends what you want to do when you exit.

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Can’t decide is the problem hahaha but I generally agree with that

Sure there is a tremendous prestige gap if you're in audit/tax. You 100% should take a detour to b4 before going into audit/tax in industry

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Accenture doesn't do tax/audit.

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Honestly surprised to see all the support for ACN on here 🙃. I think pay is slightly lower but anyone who makes a jump these days will get more money whether you are joining or leaving ACN. Many are saying ACN prestige is higher for tech and strategy. I'd say it's at least on par. Ahead might be bold.

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I’d say accenture tech is higher tier

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I would say Accenture is viewed in the same ballpark as big 4. Mayyyybe if you had an offer at a prestigious Deloitte group it could be worth it, but otherwise don’t bother

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For tech Accenture is #1. They are meh for other domains

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