Help me choose between offers

Hi guys, I am a junior and am choosing between Strategy&, Deloitte, and EY-P for an internship next summer. Which one would be best/give me the best odds to land MBB for FT?  Leaning towards S& (pay is higher) + like the ppl. Thanks in advance.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Sep 22, 2020 - 10:41am

I would say S&. You already like the peopleb and pay being higher is good.

Something else is that Deloitte and EY-P have been going through re-orgs that seem to have diluted the brand. Go on some other threads here or on fishbowl to read about it. Some parts may be overblown but it seems like S& has done of a good job of truly being the strategy arm of PwC and keeping the brand separate. That's important for your career as you don't want your brand to be diluted in the future just because management decided a re-org would streamline product offerings.

Sep 24, 2020 - 2:07pm

I would personally choose Strategy&, however the others aren't bad options though.

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Sep 25, 2020 - 9:28am

Do they differ by location?

Assuming all else equal, I would go with fit since it will help you perform better during your internship.

  • Intern in Consulting
Sep 25, 2020 - 3:00pm

They're all NYC. I also have an interview scheduled with Bain but they won't accelerate. Unfortunately these offers also expire before the process with Bain will have finished. Do you think I should just intern at T2 next summer and try to get MBB FT?

Sep 25, 2020 - 5:53pm

You should definitely not decline a S&/D offer because you have an interview scheduled with Bain

What would be the consequences with your school if you re-neg in the off-case you get the Bain offer? Check our your university policies out regarding re-negging, how long company offers should last, and if you can get out of the consequence for re-neg if the deadline is before university recruitment policies would require employers offer

Sep 25, 2020 - 5:02pm

Since you got all these offers/interviews, I assume you go to a target school. Your school will have a career services policy stating that they cannot force to sign an offer if they use OCR, usually the date is late October. Email HR asking for an extension and say that it would "be in line with the Career Services policy for employers who utilize on-campus recruiting". This should result in them promptly extending the deadline. (No need to explain the Bain part, just that you need more time). 

Failing that, take an offer, go through the Bain process and if you get an offer, renege. Your school will most likely not actually penalize you (just be like the employers were predatory with deadlines) and even if you did get penalized, it would just be some like 6 month ban from OCR. but who cares, you have an internship offer from Bain that has a 90%+ return rate. 

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