Help deciding on offer

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Hi guys

I'm really conflicted and need some outside perspective

I've gotten an offer from deloitte (A) that is a 10% cut from where I am now.
I have an offer from another company in industry (B) that is 20% more than where I am now.

The pay difference between deloitte and this other company is 3,250 per month or 39,000 per year.

The primary reason I was looking to leave my current company was to get a big brand name on my resume - I'm not planning to get an MBA so I figured deloitte would do.
With the serious pay differential, though, I might as well go get an MBA with the extra money I make from (B).

I would be coming in at a manager level at Deloitte, but they pushed me down from an M3 to an M2 in my final interview, which I really don't like - it feels like a bait and switch.
I also keep reading about how they deliberately lowball lateral hires and that does not sit well with me.

Any thoughts?

Comments (6)

Sep 4, 2019

The other company is 30% higher in comp, need to believe a lot for a Big 4 to be worth that in brand value

Sep 4, 2019

If you were to go with Deloitte in this case, you'd be valuing the incremental value of the brand at ~40k/year. That would be a significant over-valuation IMO. At the end of the day, it's an accounting firm that hires literally tons of people. It's not like the brand itself will be a huge green flag that will open up amazing opportunities.

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Sep 5, 2019

B-b-but Deloitte is harder to get into than Harvard - just ask the gurus at BusinessInsider:

Sep 5, 2019

From I'm from, people in Deloitte are busting their butts trying to get out, and no one in their right minds would be looking to lateral over

Sep 10, 2019