Deciding On Consulting Or Strategy

Hi, I would love to hear monkeys' thoughts on this decision. I'm most concerned about the nature/breadth of the work. Both options seem to look equally good to business school. If anyone would be willing to chat with me over DM, I'd also appreciate it.

I've already read some other threads on consulting as opposed to strategy and it sounds like the consensus is that consulting generally provides a better springboard for your career than corporate.

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  • Analyst 1 in Consulting
Nov 6, 2020 - 1:43pm

To be clear, I think the consensus is even when talking about Strategy, consulting is better. Though I think you can't really go wrong; lots of people talk about how much they like the culture and the company-- if you wouldn't have much of a problem staying at strategy. I would personally choose consulting, but I wouldn't think you're a fool to do differently. 

 
  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Nov 6, 2020 - 4:04pm

Strategy over OW is not smart

 

Consulting over strategy is a clear choice

 

Strategy is an exit, not a starting point.

 
Nov 8, 2020 - 2:32pm

Between Strat and consulting, I would give consulting the bump for exits and career progression.

The strategy has great progression if you want to work up, but I would take consulting for more broad exposure to different industries.  

I would give strategy the bump for work life balance and culture.

Overall, I think it is a wash between the two and depends on your preferences (are you willing to work much harder? Do you like the location? etc)

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