Interested in your views for post-MBA opportunities/prestige/exits etc. among these three.
I've read older threads on this topic, have interacted with people in these firms and my take is this:
1. ATK - have an ambitious growth target, could be fun if they don't die doing it. People I met were all consistently very nice -- which seemed to match their taglines of being down to earth etc. I'm not talking to their supply chain/procurement practice. They seem to pay pretty well too.
2.S&O - mixed impressions of the people because the firm is just so large. I know that their strategy portion of work is pretty low, more of it is ops focused. Even on the M&A side quite a bit of work was centered around PMI/integration work. I just felt that ATK felt like a lot more pure play in comparison (I could be wrong and I'm happy to be yelled at)
3. Strategy& - carries some of the Booz sheen but is also losing it now part of. Unclear what their work coverage will be once the integration is done and they have to exit clients where they overlap with audit. Some question marks here. And I've also consistently heard negative things about the culture - and I know quite a few ex-Booz people and I never got a good feel for the place.
If things work out, at this moment I'm leaning towards ATK. Not applying tofor personal reasons (and no, I haven't applied in the last 1 year either... it's more a lateral hire issue reason)