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KPMG or ZS - Comp is similar. Both are Strategy Consulting roles. Please suggest which one would be better & why. TIA! Edit - Relocation & Joining Bonus is 8k for KPMG. ZS offer has no such component. Only difference.

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KPMG because who is ZS? We also drink culture kool aid over here and got bonuses.

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ZS because we have a much better culture and pay opportunities. Assuming you’re not in India. During Covid we laid off nobody and in fact hired a ton and paid out two additional bonuses and promoted more people than ever.

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KPMG has Phil Mickelson as CEO, so there's that.

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Zs because 8-15%

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ZS2 inside jokes are inside jokes for a reason 😅

Former KPMG strategy and id say it depends on what you’re after. KPMG’s strategy group sells to a lot of different verticals whereas ZS is more Life Science focused (unless you’re in Priority Industries which is ZS’s group for everything else). KPMG does a lot of M&A which is very poor for work life balance. If you do diligence you won’t travel much at KPMG but otherwise it is 4 day a week travel, whereas ZS travels less from what I understand so depends what you want there. I don’t think our Boston strategy group was big but could be wrong. NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, SF, and DC I believe are the largest strategy offices. ZS will pay better over time and has no audit restrictions. KPMG probably has better name recognition overall, though I think ZS probably has a better brand with b schools and strategy consultants. What are you trying to get out of consulting?

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Did you interview for KPMG HCLS strategy vertical or just KPMG strategy generally

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I'm in San Diego now. I don't have to move if I choose ZS. Must move to Boston for KPMG. Have discussed a relocation bonus with KPMG.

I don’t think I can make a blanket statement for that. If you perform low, expect low. Have you also compared the cost of living for these locations? I’d base my decision on that plus where I would prefer to live. KPMG is the bigger brand as well and plenty of internal movement if you end up unhappy where you originally land.

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