PIMCO Account Management Or Management Consulting?
Want to get some perspectives on this forum. I am about to graduate from a top 5 MBA and just received offers fromand a T2 firm (think LEK, Kearney, EY-Parthenon, Strategy&,etc). I am having a difficult time deciding between the two offers because they are drastically different, but both are industries I am interested in.
I have never done consulting prior to MBA and am deeply interested in this line of work. I feel the work in consulting will be interesting and is something I would enjoy (despite the hours). However, the total comp at PIMCO is 70-80% higher compared with the consulting offer. I've benchmarked it with my peers who gotand other consulting gigs, which are all similar at the post-MBA level.
I have so far heard many great things about PIMCO after speaking with many alumni and I am impressed by the caliber of the people I interviewed with. On the other hand, taking the account management role at PIMCO would mean that I will be committed to thefor the long term.
Is management consulting worth the difference in pay and is it a better career path?