this is not really a question, more a call for some input and food for thought ...
i am in the fortunate position to be offered a consultants position from both bain and bcg in germany. assume that compensation, personal fit and exit options are comparable. now:
1) bcg has a huge german presence, with a reputation possibly even surpassing mck among german business leaders. they have lots of offices and their administrative area spreads into the new growth areas in eastern europe and the middle east.
2) bain on the other hand are late-comers to the game in germany. they have only three offices and lag behind berger, atk, oliver wyman and bah in terms of name recognition. they are, however, investing and growing heavily at 20%+ revenue growth in the last year.
so the different outlooks are either joining an established company with somewhat solidified corporate structure (for better or worse), or to enter in a situation of exceptional growth and aggressive expansion. can you guys think of issues i should cosnider in making that decision (i.e. climbing the promotional ladder, job security etc.)?
comments are appreciated,