Technology Consulting Exits

I recently got offer a technology consulting from Deloitte. I was hoping to learn more about the exits. Are they the same as S&O?
Also, few years in Tech consulting, how hard is it to move into VC at silicon valley or a tech company?

Thanks :)

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Comments (19)

Nov 13, 2016 - 3:39pm

I think that Deloitte's technology consulting arm is essentially IT consulting. Focused on implementations of various products/platforms (SAP, Hyperion, etc..) So my guess is that your exit opps would be to into corporate IT departments primarily.

But my experience as only been as a client so I have limited exposure to what they all do, others feel free to chime in.

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Nov 14, 2016 - 9:12am

This has been touched on before, I'll share what was posted before from a similar thread:

"In terms of exit opps from the BTA position, I've seen people leave into many different types of industries and jobs. They can range from transfers to other competitors (Booz, Accenture, IBM..), internal IT consulting positions and database administrators at the BB's, strategy consulting with Bain, BCG, and McKinsey, startups that were formed by Deloitte colleagues, government jobs, and even BB FO positions in my case.
As to whether they're aligned to your goal of being a IT director at a F500 company, I think Deloitte's a great launching pad and you'll get a wide array of project experiences. You'll probably have to stay with Deloitte for at least 7-8 years if you want to transfer over to that level of the position in the long term, but the Deloitte brand helped me greatly in my job transfer and would most likely help for you as well. I can't comment too much of starting on the corporate IT rotational program."

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:13am

Jobs after Technology consulting? (Originally Posted: 09/29/2017)

I am a Computer Science major with no experience in consulting. I have an offer from PwC (forensic technology services). Do I have any chances of making into HBS or Wharton from here? MBB does not recruit from my school so I cannot get in there and what is good exit plan for a technology consultant.

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Nov 14, 2016 - 9:15am

Technology Consulting (Originally Posted: 03/15/2008)

I'm curious about technology consulting at places such as Accenture, Deloitte, etc.

I'm more interested in business and strategy, but technology consulting might be an easier field for me to get into. How hard is it to transfer into a management/strategy consulting role after a while?

Also, what are the exit opps for technology consulting? How is the acceptance into top tier MBAs?

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:18am

Accenture/Deloitte has Management/Business consulting arms. Not impossible to get in. Work is more business process/implementation oriented than pure strategy. Accenture has a very small (comparatively) strategy practice, hard to get in.

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:20am

You should go after what you want to do. It may be possible to transfer into the strategy/ops practice from technology. However, there is no guarantee and it will depends on who you know (you will probably need a partner to support your case) and how well you can make the case that you are a good fit for strategy.

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:21am

I assumed OP figured it'd be easier to get into Accenture/Deloitte than MBB, and assumed Accenture/Deloitte do Tech Consulting only. Regardless, Vault message boards for the respective companies have more information about transferring between different businesses within the same company.

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:22am

Sorry, maybe my wording was confusing. However, I know that they all do pure strategy consulting. However, I mentioned Accenture and Deloitte because I know they are strong in tech consulting.

I'm wondering if it's a bad idea to do tech consulting first for a year and try to transfer. Or wait just it out a bit more till fall to do recruiting for MBB only?

I assumed OP figured it'd be easier to get into Accenture/Deloitte than MBB, and assumed Accenture/Deloitte do Tech Consulting only. Regardless, Vault message boards for the respective companies have more information about transferring between different businesses within the same company.
Nov 14, 2016 - 9:23am

In that case, transferring from Accenture/Deloitte Tech Consulting to their own strategy or MBB is almost impossible. Going to one of their operations management type group is somewhat more probable, but as usual, you need to wait at least a year, know right people, etc. I know someone who went from Accenture SI&T to Supply Chain under MCIM. Best bet is just go to a Top MBA after 4~ years.

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:24am

sorry OP, I hope I'm not high-jacking, but in general, do these IT firms usually pay as well as other management firms? Obviously, it won't be nearly as much in bonuses and such, but at least in base salary, are the two comparable?

Also, although this is a terrible example, do these companies do projects such as implementing newer technologies into a company for business purposes, or do they do things like fix a computer for the company (this is a bad example). I guess basically what I'm trying to ask is that do they do IT work, but in a business setting with business applications, or is it simply solving technological problems with no application to business whatsoever?

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:25am

The base salary is decent, I heard anything from 50K-65K depending on location starting. Projects are more along the line of implementing new technologies for business improvement than fixing computers. That's why there is Dell Support.

Nov 14, 2016 - 9:27am

It's probably an upgrade from typical engineering or IT job as far client interaction or excitement goes on day to day basis, but you won't be joining PE or HF upon exiting. I think in Tech Consulting side most people look for a good paying position (for normal people) with client companies, etc, or move up the ladder within the company. Or a stepping stone before business school.

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