Google or Consulting (BTA)!??
I'm really needing some help here in deciding between two enticing job offers.... The offers are between the Google account manager position and a consulting position (BTA from Deloitte Consulting). In addition, Im also waiting to hear back from Microsoft for the product manager role.
I'm a senior in college now so my concerns are similar to many as far as job satisfaction, work life balance, growth opportunities, and exit strategies..... I do wanna say that I LOVE Google and the Googleplex blew me away when I visited and I really do see myself living an fulfilling and happy life in the Bay area. The job they are offering me is mainly account management for a book of business of larger clients (like Expedia) and doing primarily consultative sales (data driven, achievable ROI, recommendations for solution strategies, etc.) And I have the chance to apply into the program that puts you on the track for strategy and biz development after one year.
However, consulting is also enticing to me because the traveling seems to make an interesting lifestyle (with the points, etc.) and I can get exposure to a wider array of industries. Furthermore, a firm like Deloitte has much more structured promotion and and training programs, which seems to be lacking at Google? and they are paying a lot more $$ so I dunno....
At the end of the day, my goal is to get into a MBA program at Harvard/Stanford and I know only Google can get me there. My only concern is that it is sales and Im not sure just exactly how sales-related the job really is. I do understand that getting the account manager position right out of school is very fortunate as many people have to go through being an OSO associate and whatnot before being promoted into it. I just wanted to get people's thought on what to go with.