Offer Decision: Deloitte vs. EY-Parthenon
I received internship offers from Deloitte (Strategy group) for the LA office and EY-Parthenon for the NYC office.
I am very conflicted because I like both firms for different reasons. Deloitte seems to have a broader range of projects/industries and a more comprehensive experience overall. I really like the fact that EY-Parthenon is smaller and seems to have a strong office culture due to less travel. However, I'm not sure whether I would like the projects at EY-Parthenon given that they have a more narrow focus.
Location is also something that I'm considering. I don't mind interning in LA, however I would really like to be in NYC after college. I'm not sure how easy it is to transfer offices at Deloitte after completing an internship. Also, if one firm is clearly better than the other, location wouldn't be as important to me.
Lastly, I may choose to re-recruit FT at MBB next year, so I want to choose the internship program that will best prepare me for that. What would you recommend in terms of:
1) Location (is it easy to transfer Deloitte offices?)
2) Type of work: strategy vs. implementation & overall scope of projects
3) MBB placement
4) Office culture
5) Work-life balance