If I have an internship offer from both KPMG and PWC in tax for NYC which should I take? I liked the people and environment much more at KPMG and they also offered to pay me more. KPMG offered around $30 an hr and I know friends who just accepted fulltime offers with a starting salary with a Master's in tax of $72,000+(5k signing bonus). PWC offer was about $27/hr and starting salary was low 60's. I really just didn't like the environment or people at PWC. My only fear is the PWC has a much better client base and KPMG I think is having tough times. Do you think accepting an offer at KPMG is risky? Will there be layoffs or a possible reneg of my offer from KPMG? What should I do?
KPMG Tax Internship vs. PWC Tax Job
Note: This thread took place during the financial crisis.
However, our users shared useful opinions below. Generally speaking, users felt that the pros that the OP listed for KPMG outweigh the potential risk of client stability.
When making decisions between the big 4, our users shared that the most important things to consider are fit and culture as well as pay.
You already answered your own questions - go with KPMG. Worst come to worst, you don't like it after your internship, it would still look good on your resume and you could look at other options.
As mentioned on KPMG's website, their internship program has the potential to be Global where interns spend 4-5 weeks in US and then the rest at another country.
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