I'm in the nice position of having two firm offers, one from PA (speak for themselves) and one from a smaller niche consultancy (40 strong) and growing 40% increases for the last 2 years and on line for this year two, they are the best in their field but unknown outside of it.
Both packages are about the same and both roles are strategy (focusing on technology), the hrs will be longer at PA and there'll be more time away from home, but ultimately will probably produce more money in the long term. Also if it became necessary to find new job PA always looks good on a CV. Although the clients in the smaller place will know the name well and should employ as quickly (theat will be a step out of consltancy I guess).
I'm really confused I always though big consultancy after my current job at a niche - to get broader experience - but the work I have produced in the niche by far outclasses the big places for quality and infact my company was often subcontracted to do the technical work whilst the big companies handled the rest.
I can't have gone through all the arguments - and I'm looking for advice this will be the 3rd position for me and the palce I am likley to stay at longest, I've 3 years esperience in tech strat and am 29 years old - thinking to the future.
Thanks for reading this far and any help is appreciated.