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What are the pros/cons moving from a smaller gov contractor to public sector Big 4/Accenture/Booz?

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Yup. What BA1 said. I came to PwC from a smaller company and was really impressed with the people and opportunities. Now we’re Guidehouse. A lot of the good people are still here, but some folks are uncertain about the future. I’m optimistic. That’s a different topic though

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Your mom sucks. She works everywhere

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The resources and assets (delivery methodology, templates, knowledge sharing) are much more robust at bigger firms. You’ll learn how to deliver based on a wealth of past experience, which can be a huge asset earlier in your consulting career. Big firms also have a much broader client base and the opportunity to get exposed to many different kinds of work

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Guidehouse sucks - don’t work there

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From what I have seen the quality of people is overall better (there are good people at small firms too), and more opportunities and resources available to you.

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