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For graduate scheme, i was wondering how Accenture compares to Big Four?

I know big four are also tilted towards Audit, Tax etc. but how do the management consulting divisions compare?

Are they any better or worse?

Also, in London which company has a better brand/career development opportunities?
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(Original post by Jedbrien)
For graduate scheme, i was wondering how Accenture compares to Big Four?

I know big four are also tilted towards Audit, Tax etc. but how do the management consulting divisions compare?

Are they any better or worse?

Also, in London which company has a better brand/career development opportunities?
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Strategy& + Deloitte Monitor >>>>>>>> PwC MC + Deloitte MC + Accenture Strategy >>>> KPMG MC + EY MC >> Accenture MC

Generally, PwC and Deloitte have the best 'names' in the industry, but it really depends on what you want to do.



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(Original post by Princepieman)
IMO:

Strategy& + Deloitte Monitor >>>>>>>> PwC MC + Deloitte MC + Accenture Strategy >>>> KPMG MC + EY MC >> Accenture MC

Generally, PwC and Deloitte have the best 'names' in the industry, but it really depends on what you want to do.



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Pretty much this. Would add Parthenon with Deloitte Monitor and Strategy&. I would also put Deloitte Monitor ahead of Strategy&. Accenture Strategy is an interesting one.

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(Original post by Jedbrien)
For graduate scheme, i was wondering how Accenture compares to Big Four?

I know big four are also tilted towards Audit, Tax etc. but how do the management consulting divisions compare?

Are they any better or worse?

Also, in London which company has a better brand/career development opportunities?
My understanding is Accenture generally pay more/lots of benefits compared to Big 4. And also, Accenture is regarded as more of a one-stop shop - i.e. they have capabilities to deliver everything. And there is probably more areas you can move around. They do sponsor for MBAs if you can present a business case for doing one. Exit opportunities are okay for start-ups, corporate development, moving to industry but I imagine IBD is better, by quite a margin.

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My understanding is Accenture generally pay more/lots of benefits compared to Big 4. And also, Accenture is regarded as more of a one-stop shop - i.e. they have capabilities to deliver everything. And there is probably more areas you can move around. They do sponsor for MBAs if you can present a business case for doing one. Exit opportunities are okay for start-ups, corporate development, moving to industry but I imagine IBD is better, by quite a margin.

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Hey, thanks for the reply. Is this with regards to their Management Consulting divisions? Or jus the companies in general.

Also because i am new to London, how is Accenture viewed in London relative to the big four?
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(Original post by will2348)
My understanding is Accenture generally pay more/lots of benefits compared to Big 4. And also, Accenture is regarded as more of a one-stop shop - i.e. they have capabilities to deliver everything. And there is probably more areas you can move around. They do sponsor for MBAs if you can present a business case for doing one. Exit opportunities are okay for start-ups, corporate development, moving to industry but I imagine IBD is better, by quite a margin.

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The big 4 are a one stop shop. Accenture are basically just IT advisers - which is a highly lucrative business.

The big 4 offer all aspects of accountancy, management consulting, strategy advice, corporate finance, IT consulting, HR consulting, legal advice. You name it, they'll do it for a fee. While Accenture doesn't. Also another massive difference is that Accenture is a listed business that needs to pay out to shareholders, while the big 4 are partnerships, their senior management keep all the profits.
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The big 4 are a one stop shop. Accenture are basically just IT advisers - which is a highly lucrative business.

The big 4 offer all aspects of accountancy, management consulting, strategy advice, corporate finance, IT consulting, HR consulting, legal advice. You name it, they'll do it for a fee. While Accenture doesn't. Also another massive difference is that Accenture is a listed business that needs to pay out to shareholders, while the big 4 are partnerships, their senior management keep all the profits.
I meant more with regard to consulting from concept to delivery in the IT space rather than covering every type of consulting but never mind. You're right there is a distinction between Pre-IPO MDs and Post-IPO MDs. However, every employee at Accenture at any level can receive up to 10% of their salary in Accenture stock (discounted at 15%) and receive dividends through this or sell instantly for a profit. Most young people take advantage of this as a way to part save for a housing deposit. If you look at how the share price has evolved, this has been incredibly lucrative for a lot of people - so it somewhat makes up for the fact Accenture have shareholders to pay as all the employees (who decide to participate) are shareholders with varying stakes.

Also, was referring to them in general OP, and how it is viewed depends on what you want to do longer-term; it's not that clear cut.

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Accenture has its pro’s and cons, as do all consulting entities. Accenture’s ability to truly think outside the box with a talent pool that runs deep, are just a few mentions that put them in the forefront Imho
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This is a joke. Do you work in the Consulting industry to know this to be true? I have been in Consulting for the past decade and can tell you that Accenture is a one stop shop. Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Operations - they do it all.The likes of the “big 4” will find it very difficult to compete with Accenture on all verticals. And when one thinks big 4, it’s typically Accounting and Audit work that the big 4 will do.Honestly - people need to do more research from legitimate sources than taking career advice from these random blogs.
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