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Which is the best consultancy to work for?

 
#1 Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 12:32

Lost and Confused

I know that's a ridiculous question to ask and I know everyone will (or most people at least ;) ) say that their company is the best but I was hoping to spark some intelligent debate as to which consultancy company is the best to enter into a graduate. I am looking to start applying soon and I would much appreciate any and all information you all have.

Thanks

L&C

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#2 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 12:34

Lost and Confused to Lost and Confused (#1)

Enter into AS A graduate... not enter into a graduate.

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#3 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 12:53

tippr to Lost and Confused (#1)

I few points on this:

Why have you used a semi-colon and double parenthesis in your first sentence?

Why is your first sentence soo long and not punctuated with commas?

As for your question: who cares!

Tippr

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#4 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 13:11

anal-ist to tippr (#3)

This comes up a lot on here but I think you need to decide on what you want to do before establishing which is the best firm.

Accenture's human performance service line do completely different work from Bain's private equity one, but it's what you want to do that determines which is best for you.

In terms of big names to apply to probably hit up Acn, Deloitte, MBBB for starters

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#5 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 13:17

martin to anal-ist (#4)

Again, I'm going to look picky, but you need to specify what you mean by "best". Do you mean:

best financially?

best work-life balance?

best for your cv?

best for challenging work?

best for clear career progression?

best for manageable politics?

best for work in a particular sector?

best for lots of/ no travel?

best corporate logo?!

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#6 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 13:53

anon to martin (#5)

He means which one pays the best per hour without demanding too much from their staff and has reasonable working hours and the lowest stress culture with minimal travel as well as a half decent brand name and OK promotion prospects.

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#7 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 14:23

Mars A Day to Lost and Confused (#1)

I'm recruiting for the world's BEST consultancy - it's called mckeraccedellatobain & capatrolapricewaterwhatever. The selection process is never concluded so no one gets to join, analysts are paid milions, and the work is so exciting everyone has to take regular days off to get over just how varied, exciting and challenging it is. Moreover everyone is a valued member, there is no bodyshopping whatsoever, and powerpoint is only used to deliver a lunch menu to your laptop on the beach (lunch provided by claridges).

This is a pointless question L&C - it's horses for courses. Your experience as a graduate will be more or less the same whichever one your join.

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#8 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 14:59

Lost and Confused to Mars A Day (#7)

Wow, lots of assholes on this board.

If you think:

'This is a pointless question L&C - it's horses for courses. Your experience as a graduate will be more or less the same whichever one your join. '

Why not just say:

'Your experience as a graduate will be more or less the same whichever one your join.'

Is there any need to be an idiot about it?

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#9 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 16:15

Mars A Day to Lost and Confused (#8)

No. But neither is there any reason to ask idiot questions either. You said yourself it was a ridiculous question.

As you have yet to start applying look don't limit your options - you will find it very competitive, so apply to all the big consulting firms; each one will have a good development programme for grads, and you won't really know whether you a)like consulting and b) where you want to focus for a while. The real choice will be between big systems integrators like ACN etc, accountancy 'advisory' firms - Big 4 mainly, and strat firms - MBB, LEK and the like. Broadly they offer something different, but you will be self defeating to try and break it down further. Apply to them all if you can (and have the academics) and sort out which one attracts YOU as an individual the most when you start getting offers. One will naturally rise to the top which you will feel most affinity with.

And L&C - learn a sense of humour - you'll need it in consulting anyway, and with one or two exceptions this board is not full of arseholes, just generally some very sharp humour, sometimes a bit sarcastic. If you lighten up a little (join in?) you might find you get more insights.

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#10 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 16:34

Curious to Mars A Day (#9)

IS IBM's Consulting division up there with the likes of Acc for a grad?

If i do 2 years in IBM Consulting as a graduate, but manage to stay away from Coding, testing etc....maybe focus a bit more on Business Analysis, Change, Cost analysis ..etc ...will i be in a good position to move to a big 4 consulting practice later??

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#11 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 16:52

Enlightened to Lost and Confused (#1)

Lost and confused:

This is a much debated question. It's probably easier and quicker to get an answer by searching previous threads. However, I feel (like other responders on this thread) that you're questions is not well though out - hence, simply stirring up mindless debate.

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#12 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 16:52

anal-ist to Curious (#10)

Would say Acn is better as a brand to ohave on the CV and better paying.

You could move in the future though yeah given the current job market (if it remains) but I'd suggest trying these firms first.

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#13 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 17:33

Jonno to anal-ist (#12)

Let's give the guy a break, he asks a reasonable question the least we can do is provide a reasonable answer.

Lost and Found, I find that the graduates at Deloitte are the best to enter.

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#14 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
13/09/2007 21:13

greyhair to Jonno (#13)

Ironically, you're probably asking the question in wrong place or wrong people. The people of this site don't have the perspective or independence to answer what you want to know fairly. You're not going to get a proper answer out of embittered consultants whose career has stalled or HR bods in disguise.

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#15 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
28/11/2007 21:41

Stevie Soon to Wonder What The Outside World Looks Like to Jonno (#13)

I entered a graduate from Deloitte the other day...

she didn't half scream.

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#16 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
29/11/2007 09:19

anon to Stevie Soon to Wonder What The Outside World Looks Like (#15)

Which is fair enough. It's pretty difficult to half scream.

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#17 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
26/01/2008 12:54

phuk you to anon (#16)

join a big 4 as a graduate. Although you may not the best experience , it probably looks the best on your resume.

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#18 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
28/01/2008 12:12

hardhead to phuk you (#17)

I dont think the initial question was worded very well, or well thought out. Expecting 'all information you all have' stinks of a bad attitude.

The use of profane language about other respondents on the board then serves to emphasise this character flaw later on in the thread.

It is therefore an irrelevant question as whichever firm is the best will likely as not have no interest in recruiting this applicant, based on the impression that this message gives.

Try another tactic to find out where you are going lost and confused.

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#19 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
29/01/2008 11:41

Dan to hardhead (#18)

Winning an argument on the internet is like winning the paralympics. You may have won, but you're still retarded.

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#20 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
29/01/2008 13:09

hardhead to Dan (#19)

Try telling that to the board at Google!

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#21 RE: Which is the best consultancy to work for?
04/02/2008 19:44

wailer to Dan (#19)

that is not a very nice thing to say.

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#22 RE: KPMG assessment Centre
04/02/2008 19:50

wailer to hardhead (#20)

Has anyone out there been through the KPMG assessment Centre? How is it like?

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