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Out of curiosity... how would you all rank career opportunities in consulting by country outside of the US? In terms of project opportunity, compensation, etc

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Have never done a project with either, but conventional wisdom here is never do a project in Germany or SE Asia because workload is insane

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In Australia they are higher than audit - not quite what they are in US but lifestyle is slower. Firm ranking basically the same - other than that KPMG has a weak consulting arm and Accenture are probably a better option for MC work

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Again, have not worked there, so this is a little apocryphal, but, particularly given that McK has roughly equivalent wages globally, Consultants in SE Asia are REALLY well paid relative to the standard of living. That in conjunction with a culture of long hours leads to an expectation of insane workloads/working hours.

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I think compensation is pretty low outside of the US. For example, non-MBB salaries in the UK are pretty much on par with audit salaries IIRC.

For big four, salaries are lower across the board in general (Europe and Middle East are the areas I know) unless you're part of Strategy& or Monitor Deloitte, which generally have comparable salaries

So outside of compensation, are there any countries that have a reputation of having better project work than others? Also, are there counties where the comp gap is smaller? If anyone knows of course

Better in terms of what? Different industries?

More so opportunities in general (industry strength of course is interesting as well). For instance, however, I've heard that many clients in Canada are very risk adverse and that leads to larger transformations either taking a while, or not being feasible. Curious as to other cultural barriers that may be of an affect. Of course, what I've heard is all just word of mouth

I am from SEAsia and plan to go back one day. M1, can you explain more the workload situation there?

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