Tier 2 Consulting VS F500 (Consulting Arm)

Hi guys, 

I am having to choose between a management consulting role at a Tier 2 Consulting Firm (Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger, Kearney, Strategy&) and a Fortune500 company. Considering that I am not planning to stay for long before I leave to do my masters abroad at a top European BS and pursue a career in PE, what do you think is the best option atm (especially in terms of brand, CV etc)? 

Comments (8)

May 31, 2022 - 8:08am
camusdr, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If your end-goal is PE, why would you do a Masters? 

I'd personally aim for something like Strategy& Deals and try to leave straight into PE after 2 years. Where are you based?

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May 31, 2022 - 5:10pm
ariaserma, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks for taking the time! I'm based in Greece actually where ops to join the great brands are very limited. I'm planning to do a masters abroad hoping to open up some job prospects in London or Central EU. Until then, I will have to work locally for a year or two and I am kinda worried about the brand- and industry-stigma that comes with the choice that I make.

May 31, 2022 - 5:03pm
ariaserma, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thank you for your reply. I was afraid so. What if I told you that with respect to the F500 op, it is not in-house consulting; rather external with focus on fintech?

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May 31, 2022 - 7:05pm

No problem, happy to help

The additional detail would not change my answer. Ultimately, if you want a consulting experience you should join consulting. The market probably won't perceive you as an ex-consultant in the same way, it is unlikely that a F500 will provide a similar training / learning experience, and the work is likely narrower in scope

Jun 1, 2022 - 11:00am
ariaserma, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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