I have just received FT offers from both these firms, and need help in deciding between the two. I'm from a primarilyof school, Stern, and in this horrible job market, the litigation and are the only ones hiring it seems.
I understand that Huron came from Arthur Anderson in 2002 when CEO Gary Holdren left to start his own unique consulting firm; a firm which started the profitable business of AA (litigation, economic, forensic accounting, and a little strategy consulting with the acquisition of Galt). I have no proficient accounting background or experience, yet I still got the offer due to some economic consulting experience.
FTI is the leader in this "niche" consulting category, but from people I talk to they say its internal investment bank in financial restructuring is good and even competes on some deals alongside the Rothschilds of the world. On the other hand, a guy I knew who interned at FTI as atold me that Huron is the new, hotter firm gaining a lot of deals that FTI used to get and around $75 in the market or so after its IPO last year.
My problem is that what are the EXIT OPS in this "niche" consulting type of area? Could I garner some financial distress skills and parlay that to the finance's? Could I transition to special situations, distressed equity/debt, or even top-tier strategy consulting down the line?
Their entry-level Analyst offers are for $60K plus a $6k sign-on bonus paid in 2 installments. Does anyone know the compensation levels as you work your way up through this type of consulting company? I hate how in consulting there is no top-notch training like's/HF's/trading shops give you. Rather they give you a week to learn how to /Access.
Any help is appreciated in helping figuring out which to choose.