A little bit about me:
Graduated from a non-target university, spent 2 years in a corporate leadership development program and 2 year at EY Advisory - Performance Improvement practice. High performing senior consultant, no MBA. I was approached by a Deloitte Consulting recruiter and decided to follow through the process (private message me if you have any questions about the experienced hire interview process at Deloitte Consulting) Just got off the phone with a Deloitte recruiter and here is the offer:
105K base, No sign-in bonus, comparable benefit as EY - as a consultant in S&O practice.
I have heard good things about Deloitte S&O but I am not sure if it would be the right career move since I would be having a lower level title.
I am moving from NYC to San Francisco. EY has limited market share in the west coast because many big tech firms are its audit clients. On the other hand, Deloitte Consulting is doing very well and the projects are quite interesting. This is my biggest motivation.
I do have a strong network and level of support at EY in the Northeast region, but not so much in the west coast. With my relocation, I will have to rebuild my network anyways. I would assume it should be easier to do so at EY with introduction and endorsement, but don't think it would be that much harder in Deloitte.
I do enjoy the culture at EY very much. It is supportive, friendly and diverse. Though I am not very impressed with the caliber I have seen in the firm, especially in its middle-level management. It gets frustrating sometimes, but also makes it easy for me to out-perform my peers and move up quickly.
EY vs Deloitte S&O Offer Decision
Considering the fact that the OP will be moving to a new office regardless, our users shared that Deloitte is the better choice between EY and Deloitte due to the brand reputation of the firm. Our users also shared that the west coast location of Deloitte is strong in the tech practice which will help further your career. They also highlighted that being new to the firm will better help you expand your network.
I think you make the move to Deloitte. Being new will actually help you network, people are generally friendly and open to someone new at the firm. Deloitte is strong in tech, as you said, so it aligns better with your new location.
The senior promotion angle is interesting, but don't get disheartened if you can't make SC without an MBA. Its a run, rewarding experience and you may want to do it I'd 2-3 years anyway.
I'd go Deloitte. It's a better brand if you care about that. It sounds like you're headed that direction as well.
Separately, User @John-Doe8, a consultant, shared some different factors to consider:
I'm biased toward Deloitte, but if you're performing well at EY and the offers are comparable, I don't really see a reason to jump ship. You're a known commodity at EY, have an internal network, know the systems, etc. You don't seem unhappy from your post, so what's the motivation for the move?
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