Oliver Wyman vs. Accenture (MC)

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I have two offers in MC from OW and Accenture - I fell in love with OW and the people, I'm really leaning towards them, but I've always liked Accenture and its people as well, and I just wanted to hear more from you guys. Accenture's a really big company and name and I'm sure there are great benefits to working for either one.

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Oct 6, 2014

Congratulations on the two offers. Do you know what type of work you would be doing for either? If you want to go by prestige, OW might win out. What exit opps are you looking for?

Oct 6, 2014

My 2c:
If strategy consulting then OW, hands down. Much stronger of a brand name, at least in Europe. Those guys come right after MBB and arguably fare even better than Strategy&. That being said, if you want to move into corporate tech, then Accenture might be a much better option.

Oct 6, 2014

I share similar thoughts with theadoor - My perception has always been the OW has had the better brand name and reputation - my understanding is their bonus is pretty decent too after the first year.

Oct 6, 2014

Oliver Wyman without a doubt. Better brand name, better exit ops, probably better pay.

Oct 7, 2014

I believe travel will be much, much better at OW. If that is a consideration for you.

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Oct 7, 2014

Check out the hours as well. I knew someone in OW who worked about 100 hours on couple of projects. Haven't heard this about Accenture MC.

Oct 7, 2014

OW for sure.

Oct 7, 2014

Should go with OW unless you have a strong interest in tech

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Oct 8, 2014

if you fell in love with OW, then marry her and don't cheat on her by going to Accenture

Oct 8, 2014

thanks guys! I'm for sure going with OW and I've sort of known that the whole time, I just wanted to hear some unbiased input

Oct 8, 2014

OW has a better reputation and if you're in their FS arm in London, I'd take that any day over Accenture.

Oct 8, 2014

OW has the better reputation, especially if you are interested in FS.

Oct 8, 2014

OW in London by a mile. London is a great city, and OW has a great reputation particularly in the UK. Accenture...well Accenture is brutal.

Oct 8, 2014

In what way is Accenture brutal?

Oct 8, 2014

OW in London will be an exciting experience

Oct 8, 2014
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