With MBA internship recruiting over, I am curious to see if anybody noticed any trends at their schools regarding how students ranked consulting firms. I am not trying to start a firestorm about why XXX firm is terrible, etc. but genuinely curious about the perceived hierarchy at other business schools. For example, at my school (top 15 on west coast) and when talking to one of my friends on the east coast, I noticed students tended to pick the following firms (groups by order of preference) when receiving multiple offers:
Group 1:( to win out, followed by with a slight edge over Bain. Bain took a slight hit due to rumors of it being the one most likely to be acquired by a Big 4 if the industry consolidates further)
Group 2A:, Strategy& (Students at my school have chosen Deloitte the majority of the time. Many students are worried about Strategy& being completely integrated into overall MC practice. Students also enticed by 2nd year tuition reimbursement at Deloitte)
Group 2B: ATK, LEK
Group 3:, PwC
Group 4: IBM, EY,
Group 5: boutiques, etc.
Parthenon & OW did not have a presence on my campus so I didn't include them. What have you guys noticed at your school?