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    Please advise, thanks a lot
    in terms of the starting salary and work environment, will you work for KPMG in Reading or Deloitte in London?
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    salary will be higher in London. and for the rest, its down to personal preference.
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    London 100% because you will have exposure to bigger clients. Thats what its all about imo. Unless you prefer Reading for personal reasons.
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    I have heard that KPMG is more prestigious than Deloitte in the world? Am I right?
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    Thank you for your advice. Any more advice? thanks
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    (Original post by TTKK)
    Thank you for your advice. Any more advice? thanks
    Talk to the employees of KPMG and Deloitte and visit both the offices to see which you prefer.
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    definetley deloitte. globally have the highest revenue, winning clients from pwc. firm best placed in the economics downturn represented by the only big 4 firm to still generate double digit growth in the UK. predicted to overtake Pwc in a year..

    London over Reading defintely. Same salary mind, but client exposure is non-paralell.

    i work for deloitte in london by the way any more questions let me know.
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    Definitely Deloitte London. It's always easier to move to a regional office later than the other way round. And in terms of rep, both are big 4 firms so both highly regarded.
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    I work for kpmg, and i would recommend deloitte london, purely due to the location.
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    From my experiences with both firms I wouldn't want to work for either - so in that respect it's up to you.

    In terms of location, I'd say go for Reading - for the first 3 years you'll do the same qualification regardless of location. Plus, if you go to London (and you're not doing audit) you'll be asked to specialise pretty early on whereas in a regional office you'll get a more rounded experience....and you have the option of moving to London later on.
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    who would u work for then?

    PWC - if u like to be treated like a dog?
    E&Y - f you wana be with the smallest of the big 4 and know e&Y are struggling with the credit crunch, i.e. delaying graduate scheme starts, cutting costs..

    and working in a regional office means u get smaller clients, no networking potential, hardly any socials so again you'll not network.. specialising in london office is non-sense, firstly you chose which division you want to work in and the firm re-itterate the priority is to qualifiy first before u want to 'specalise'. many many qualified graduates switch from financial services, to real estate, to hospitality, to products and services...

    London mate. obviously those working in regional office will prefer it if its closer to home but they'd all rather work in the city if suited them better., no doubts about that.



    (Original post by HappyHupo)
    From my experiences with both firms I wouldn't want to work for either - so in that respect it's up to you.

    In terms of location, I'd say go for Reading - for the first 3 years you'll do the same qualification regardless of location. Plus, if you go to London (and you're not doing audit) you'll be asked to specialise pretty early on whereas in a regional office you'll get a more rounded experience....and you have the option of moving to London later on.
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    I wanna work on the moon...
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    I have a doubt, when I look at the vacancy page of Deloitte London, There are Audit, But in their leed and manchester offices, they have Audit-Financial Service, Which I am preferred, and I also want to go to london.
    So for the london office, they don't have Audit-Financial Service or just it#s a general audit and you will be allocated afterwards when you enrolled.?
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    Phone them up. But before that, some general advice, rephrase your query. Trust me on that one.
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    you have the choice what division you want to join in london and u want financial services group u then chose between 3 sub division:

    banking and securities (B&S)
    insurance and investment manangement (I&IM)
    securitisation

    other audit divisions include product and services, real estate, hospitality and lesuire, non profit organisations.. you'll see the list on the website.
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    I'd work in London. You'd probably do more rounded work in a regional office and know more general stuff, in London you will likely be working on more specialist projects. Certainly more of the best staff - leaders in their fields - work in London.
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    Would I be wrong in saying that working in the London office would be more stressful than working in a regional office?
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    I couldn't tell you, as I don't know what it's like to work in the regions. If I were to speculate, I might suggest that working in the regions would mean you would have more direct contact with clients/ senior staff as project teams would be smaller. This could mean more responsibility and stress as people get on your case.

    Not saying it doesn't happen in London but with more junior staff and intermediate grades you can usually pass something up for review to an assistant manager rather than make a prat out of yourself in front on the partner.

    Certainly if you work in the smaller practices, you'll probably see more projects from beginning to end which means that items will crop up that will require your personal attention, whereas there's more opportunity to delegate in London.

    I suppose it depends what you're looking for but in my opinion London will always be a prestigious office to work in. One of the major differences others have told me is that working in a regional office means you'll get to know people from all service lines, it's far more incestuous in London.
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    (Original post by uthinkilltellu)
    Would I be wrong in saying that working in the London office would be more stressful than working in a regional office?
    The more high profile work would obviously be in the London office, you could probably drive and park close to the Reading office whereas you'll obviously have to commute to the London office. Depends on the individual really, do you want perhaps a slow pace in Reading or do you want to be where all the action is in the City. Personally I would pick London without a second thought.
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    The difference in salary between London and Reading is £500 so I wouldn't even think about the salary aspect. Just think about how hard it will be to get to work in London during peak hours.
 
 
 
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