Consulting/analyst - Deloitte or Accenture

New drcrx
Jul 8 28 Comments

Health/Clinical background with some F500 retail internships as well. doctorate degree. How do i get in at Deloitte or Accenture? Jobs all seem to target experienced hires however i dont graduate til May. App process seems more difficult than MBB or life sci firms. I can send my resume if anyone is willing to do internal referral.

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  • AT&T / Data Mr.Fix
    Jul 8 4
    • New drcrx
      OP
      Haha! I keep seeing that. I am just applying to keep my options open. Obv MBB is the goal
      Jul 8
    • AT&T / Data Mr.Fix
      Had a close friend work there. Regular 80 he weeks for entry work
      Jul 8
    • Accenture shortsell
      That website is awesome!
      7d
    • Accenture swehk
      LOL wtf that's some hate website
      7d
  • Drive.ai zyz
    I don't see why people want to work for these firms. Pay is subpar, and you only learn BS non-technical skills.
    Jul 8 7
    • New drcrx
      OP
      MBB is the true goal. I am just trying to keep my options open as i know i want to enter consulting
      Jul 8
    • Drive.ai zyz
      Same comment applies to MBB.
      Jul 8
    • New drcrx
      OP
      Ahh. I am trying to get into high finance roles and with my background (not having an MBA or finance experience) only a doctorate, consulting would be the best way for me to get in. :/
      Jul 8
    • Drive.ai zyz
      What's your doctorate in?
      Jul 8
    • New drcrx
      OP
      Pharmacy (PharmD)
      Jul 8
    • Drive.ai zyz
      Doesn't that pay better than consultancy/finance? Why specialize in a less technical area where anyone with way less knowledge/training could literally do the same thing?
      Jul 8
    • New drcrx
      OP
      The ceiling is waaaaay higher in consultancy/finance IB. LOL not even close
      Jul 8
  • Deloitte / Consultant Gfes23
    Agree with commenters here. Big 4 today is overrated. Pay is ok not great for the expectations they have. Long hours and 1/3 will leave within 1-2 years. 2/3 will leave by 3-4th year. Remaining will get stuck at mid management level for life or until they get kicked out. Only 1 in maybe 100 make it to partner after slogging out for 12-15 years.

    Used to be a great career path when consulting was looked as a prestigious profession. Like pilots and cabin crew, times have changed and clients no longer value consulting. They would rather hire internally at a fraction of consulting fees. And with the perks they offer, the smart ones are now going internal than consulting.
    6d 1
    • Deloitte uAag27
      You talk like it’s different anywhere else. The space at the top is scarce in any company, most people (90%) will end up stuck in middle management or below.
      If you think 12 to 15 years to get to a partner position is a long time, do you have any idea how long it takes to attain an equivalent position in the industry? A lot longer, and you will have to slog a lot more if you want those positions.
      5d
  • PNC SE101
    Working as consultant can expose you to different areas and can help you understand where you want to go.
    Work there for 1-3 years, understand where you want to advance and get a good job offer.
    That's what I did.
    7d 1
    • New drcrx
      OP
      I agree! This is my plan if i can get in somewhere
      7d
  • Deloitte uAag27
    If you are looking for an entry level job, you may have a chance, however you are out of the target audience that Deloitte hires in entry level positions (college grads). Your degree is not helping you either.
    If you want MBB, you should try them out of the bat. They do consider a lot of people with advanced degrees in their hiring process. Don’t waste time at Deloitte or Accenture.
    Also, if you want feedback from more people in consulting, join fishbowl. Blind is full of programmers and software engineers that only like to talk and lie about their total compensation.
    5d 0
  • Accenture akijangun
    Having worked for both Deloitte and now Accenture. I recommend Deloitte
    7d 0
  • Accenture angr
    Wait why do you want to join ACN or Deloitte when you have a doctorate?
    7d 5
    • New drcrx
      OP
      I want to join MBB. I am just keeping my options open for other firms. Thats why i am asking, just in case. Lol
      7d
    • Accenture angr
      Ahh I see. Well ACN is hiring like crazy right now buttttt I wouldn’t call the culture academic if that’s something important to you
      7d
    • New drcrx
      OP
      No problem at all lol. i definitely want out of the academia-like culture. Do you know how i can apply as a PhD candidate? The career tab seems to be tailored more towards target schools or experienced hires.
      7d
    • Accenture angr
      I have no idea. My advice to you would be to try to network with Senior managers/managing directors— basically anyone high up in the food chain. To be honest with you you might have a slight disadvantage having a PhD
      6d
    • New drcrx
      OP
      Yea for deloitte and accenture, im def at a disadvantage so they are my last options. But i was just wondering how to apply just to have that option. I will def reach out to senior managers! Thanks!
      6d
  • Bloomberg zvlE26
    F500 on blind lol. FAANG is everything
    Jul 9 1
    • New drcrx
      OP
      My bad. F10
      Jul 9
  • Paysafe VGWs80
    Don't join accenture, waste of time
    Jul 9 0