Accenture Strategy vs Oliver Wyman

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Hi Everyone- looking for some color on Accenture Strategy and Oliver Wyman for FT roles. Have offers to both and am really torn. From my take OW is superior in terms of prestige, but would like to hear opinions about both in terms of lifestyle/culture/type of work (would OW only make sense if I wanted to pursue FS). Let me know, appreciate any insight.

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Oct 2, 2017

OW hands down. My only direct experience w/ Accenture is with their IT consulting so my impression of their Strategy arm may be off, but OW for pure strategy consulting is as good as it gets.

Oct 2, 2017

It is extremely new and growing. The process was very competitive (I go to a target school and superday was with other target schools, candidates were top notch). Anyone have insight/experience on the specific strategy practice?

Oct 2, 2017

OW is almost exclusively FS and very heavy on modeling. I'd take them definitely over Accenture though.

Oct 5, 2017

I interned at Accenture Strategy in nyc this past summer and I'm going back full time. I would say our prestige (atleast acn strat can't talk about consulting) is growing and many would now put us in the same tier as an OW, ATK, ect. Lifestyle depends on the type of projects you work on and your team. Typically, projects with longer hours would be growth strategy and M&A projects. Culture is great in my opinion compared to other firms I've interacted with. Very cool people, down to earth, and easy to work with. Type of works depends on the office your in. Since we have a regional model, each region has its typical industries of strength. In terms of functional work, a lot of zero based budgeting work, along with the digital strategy type projects. I hope that helps.

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Oct 8, 2017
Atlantaguy:

I interned at Accenture Strategy in nyc this past summer and I'm going back full time. I would say our prestige (atleast acn strat can't talk about consulting) is growing and many would now put us in the same tier as an OW, ATK, ect. Lifestyle depends on the type of projects you work on and your team. Typically, projects with longer hours would be growth strategy and M&A projects. Culture is great in my opinion compared to other firms I've interacted with. Very cool people, down to earth, and easy to work with. Type of works depends on the office your in. Since we have a regional model, each region has its typical industries of strength. In terms of functional work, a lot of zero based budgeting work, along with the digital strategy type projects. I hope that helps.

And would you call Zero Based Budgeting real strategy work? Come on!

Oct 5, 2017