Accenture or Verizon??

New uVaf12
Nov 12, 2019 27 Comments

Hello Blind people,

I am having trouble deciding between these two companies for my first job out of college. A little bit about me. I’m a senior at RIT studying MIS. I have held two internships, one being an IT security internship this past summer and I’m looking to get into cyber for my career.

The two jobs I am interested in are with Verizon and Accenture. Verizon has offered me their technology leadership development program (which offers a cyber security rotation) . While Accenture’s offer is for a entry level security analyst position.

So my question is what company would you choose if you were in my position? This is comparing apples to oranges but I’m curious to see what this community has to say about these companies.

Thanks!

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    Congrats! Verizon is more of a tech company than Accenture.
    Accenture is not a good brand. More of a sweatshop
    Nov 12, 2019 2
    • New uVaf12
      OP
      Thanks for your input! Most people I’ve talked to said to go with Verizon.
      Nov 12, 2019
    • Verizon XobO37
      Verizon is not a tech company. It is 100% a telco. Will never be tech with out new sr leadership.
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Verizon Digital Media Services DeepInGuru
    Accenture is great for consulting experience which will help propel you in the future. Verizon is good for hands on tech.

    Can’t speak to the culture at Accenture, but Verizon is a fucked up company with mostly shitty leaders. Eyes wide open...
    Nov 13, 2019 2
    • Verizon GvHz3oB
      TBH Accenture isn't too much better. I had some managers who escaped em
      Nov 13, 2019
    • Verizon Digital Media Services DeepInGuru
      Sad state of reality then
      Nov 13, 2019
  • Symantec / Eng sympleton
    TC or GTFO
    Nov 12, 2019 0
  • Verizon nsIA64
    Verizon, no doubt. That leadership program is a really good gig if you can get in and make a solid impression. Opens lots of doors
    Nov 12, 2019 4
    • New uVaf12
      OP
      That’s great to hear! TC isn’t too important for my first job out of school. But it’s good to know that this can lead to great opportunities.
      Nov 12, 2019
    • Verizon hotpiewhy
      I'm in that program right now. There's a few different versions, but the technology track starts between 80-90k base, with about a 10% increase every year for 3/4 years. Definitely below what you can be making elsewhere, it's a trade-off for company exposure and really beneficial if you want to go into management.
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Cellular Sales BCarlsen
    Verizon. With 5G coming there is going to be endless opportunities
    Nov 13, 2019 0
  • Verizon GvHz3oB
    I know someone who did LDP and 3 years out she's already a director!
    Nov 13, 2019 1
    • New uVaf12
      OP
      Damn! That’s impressive
      Nov 13, 2019
  • T-Mobile qbVL37
    Both good companies. If I were right out of college again and had those opportunities I would probably go with Accenture but that’s just me.
    Nov 13, 2019 0
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    pJwc45more
    If you wanna learn and more depth and exposure Accenture is way to go. Verizon is not a tech company
    Nov 22, 2019 1
    • T-Mobile / IT linuxnerd
      Tell that to Verizon's leadership 😂
      Nov 22, 2019
  • T-Mobile mmXX85
    How did you sign up for Blind without a company email?
    Nov 13, 2019 1
    • New uVaf12
      OP
      I signed up while I was on my summer co-op
      Nov 13, 2019
  • Verizon Digital Media Services Ounm64
    If you hate yourself and life, go with Accenture.
    Nov 13, 2019 1
    • New uVaf12
      OP
      Noted
      Nov 13, 2019

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