I've been doing applications for Graduate jobs and I have an offer from Accenture at 55,000 (AUD), no sign-on bonus, no raise for two years, for management consulting.
I also have offers from the big australian banks and an IB.
The big banks are offering me around 70,000 with a 10% sign on bonus, will have reasonable working hours, no ridiculous travel and opportunities for progression.
Accenture on the other hand expects significant travel, longer hours and haven't really sold the progression aspect to me. I am attracted by the fact that it is a large, international organisation and is recognised no matter where I go.
I was just wondering if anyone could help me by answering any of these questions;
1) Do the MBA schools take on Accenture employees? (I know it's not an MBB but is it still competitive?)
2) What sort of pay jump is there after two years? I know this varies, but what is possible and realistic if I work hard and my achievements are recognised?
3) Do MBB's look at experienced hires from Accenture if I later decide to take that path?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I have a good opinion of Accenture however they seem to expect me to dedicate my life to the job whilst being paid less than a 9-6 job...