Which offer would you choose?

SAP / Other GGuB80
Mar 14, 2018 9 Comments

A little back story first: I’m currently a contractor in my current role and want get a permanent position. There aren’t many at my current company and the positions in my org are majority contractors and the probability of becoming permanent or being let go are about equal since it’s project based. I would wait it out since I have about 6 months left in my contract but I want to buy a house and contractor benefits suck, & my contract will most likely just get extended. Here’s my dilemma:
I’ve interviewed for 2 companies and feel & hope I may get an offer for both. The pay is equal and would be a lateral move as far as take home pay with the benefits.

Company 1: downtown which would require public transit for the commute. Offers cable& internet for free while an employee. Office is ugly & dated. People seem more likable & job itself seems more in line with future goals

Company 2: in the burbs so I can drive my car / faster commute ( by about 15-30min), better office space. Job is more in line with what I currently do and could lead to other opportunities. People seem ok.

If it helps, the companies are Comcast & Accenture

Any advice would suffice.

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TOP 9 Comments
  • Amazon / Mgmt BakBown
    Which one will set you up best for your next job after this one?
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • SAP / Other GGuB80
      OP
      For what I want to do, most likely Comcast.
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Zillow Group tresxo
    Depends which city and suburbs?. I would choose Comcast, as it's different from yacc(yet another consulting company)

    Also heavily depends on whether you are on a visa or not
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • SAP / Other GGuB80
      OP
      I’m on the east coast so snow/cold & terrible weather happens about 50% of the year. Also, no visa. I prefer the suburbs only because it’s a straight run and you have control over when you leave /get to work. Where as going into the city would require driving to a train station and then doing public transport the rest of the way. So I wouldn’t cut costs in transit since I still have to pay car expenses , I would just have to add the expense of public transportation to the mix
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Qualcomm LayLawn
    Comcast
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • SAP / Other GGuB80
      OP
      Why Comcast?
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Uber nantheman
    Accenture is a consulting firm and that job might require travel. I have seen people travel coast to coast while being employed at Accenture
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • SAP / Other GGuB80
      OP
      It requires about 20% travel
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Microsoft Lotl
    As a consumer, Comcast is the devil incarnate.
    Mar 14, 2018 0