Consulting Exit Opportunities

Monitor Deloitte, ACN Strat, Parthenon-EY, and Strategy&. If you got offers for all 4 where you go and WHY?

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S&O doesn’t exist anymore so better to replace with Monitor Deloitte. I’d pick S&

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Parthenon or Monitor 100%

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OW before all of these

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S& was a total sh**show a year ago according to my friends who went there. Parthenon has a strong brand but work is mostly DD. Only a small part of what used to be Deloitte S&O is Monitor so you can’t use the two interchangeably. I’d personally go with Deloitte or ACN for the variety of work and upward trajectory each firm is experiencing

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One data point. I love Strategy&. Been here several years. Things are much improved. All integrations are tough, but many issues have been ironed out. Business has been great. In terms of Booz people leaving, truer in some practices than others (O&G, Auto for example). My practice (FS) has added many additional partners and directors over the past 18 months (net gain including attrition). The majority of whom have come from BCG.

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I’ve seen some of their work at common clients and it has been excellent. You can definitely see some of the old Booz & Co. caliber thinking pass through. I’d also say that of all the acquired consultancies (Monitor, Parthenon, etc), Booz was the best among them. I’ve heard that a ton of Booz people have left though, so answer might change depending on team / practice. Comp and WLB I think is competitive with their direct competitors (ones you mentioned)...nothing of note.

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People commenting dont seem to understand what happened with s&o. Theres now strategy & analytics and mergers & acquisitions (both good), and then the operations half of s&o got split up into core business ops and customer & marketing. Tech consulting was renamed and human capital stayed the same.

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You’re not going to get anything but biased and second hand answers here. All impressive firms in their own right, although S& and EY-P probably offer best bets for strategy work given that M-D has been subsumed into S&O, which is a very broad umbrella. Really depends on your personal preference and fit.

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If you could get offers at these four, why not shoot for mbb?

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S& is a dumpster fire. Parthenon or Uncle D probably your best bet.

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Parthenon. Great culture (similar to Bain’s), strong brand, and solid work. Exit and business school opps are great, especially if you’re thinking PE or education/social enterprise (since they do a lot of high quality DD work and education cases). Great pay too! Hours can be long given double staffing but I’d still take it.

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I picked ACN. Liked the people more, and had a clear development path through the new hire programs out of MBA and undergrad

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I joined a month ago, went through the onboarding materials, and found the site that outlines each of the offerings and the sub-levels in great detail. Think people need to do their due diligence and understand their orgs structure lol ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Brand wise, S& perhaps. Also, some friends there seem to like it. Though if you are going to be in consulting for the long haul, brand should not be your major concern. In that case maybe something else, but I don't know.

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I’d say maybe ACN? My perception is the marriage of PwC and S& isn’t a happy one. Doesn’t seem like a fun place to work. But, I don’t work at any of those so take it with a total grain of fishbowl salt

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MD1 at most target schools you can get offers to these four and not even get an interview for MBB. I interviewed with all four of these and got two offers, didn’t get an MBB interview

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This is completely wrong. Our people are mostly from Northwestern, Columbia, Penn and Chicago with some NYU, Darden, Harvard and Princeton. You’re much more likely to get an offer at Bain from Indiana than you are at Strategy& (we’re by no means more elite, but they cast a wider net and invest more in recruiting).

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Eh to be fair, new joiners know the current org structure better cause you go through the recruiting process and onbaording. Meanwhile the rest of us are stuck in our old ways

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Pretty sure acn strat pays the least on this list

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