Would you take a Sr director at cognizant over associate partner IBM or associate director guide house? If comp was the same

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AP at IBM puts you on an accelerated path to Partnership in Big 4 or other consulting companies.

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In my opinion, AP at IBM is Sr Mgr at Accenture. I have known folks with 2-3 years at ACN SM exiting to IBM at AP

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Assuming you are referring to the BFS team at Cog, senior director is a meaty role (considered a partner rung) in a good team, at a company that is doing well. The culture might be a little if a shock, but I’ve spent some time there and have nice things to say. IBM seems to have really lost their way, but they keep making relevant tech acquisitions that are keeping them relevant. Guidehouse is PE owned and mostly risk focused as the non gov stuff was formerly Navigant. Good people, but very limited tech capabilities. I understand comp is somewhat limited, but don’t have firsthand experience.

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Very results oriented, scrappy. Overall people were nice. The biggest shock I had was the travel budgets and hotel rate restrictions (big issue in HCOL cities) and the challenges getting things done via offshore support teams (everything done on Indian time) The leadership in the BFS team was very capable. At least big4 level and in some cases legit top tier level folks. The lower level talent, managers and below were a crap shoot. Lots of sourcing from third tier firms. They are pushing hard to raise rates which should help to up the talent quality.

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@OP - why are you deciding to leave?

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Op, what level are you in WM?

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Hello OP - Im in the exact same boat as you.. What did you go with and why ? was total comp+ joining bonus+ RSUs better at cognizant or IBM if you would like to exchange notes in private please text me on 201-839-0683 and happy to chat

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