Visa vs. PwC

Cardinal Health puGi45
Dec 3, 2019 46 Comments

This month I received 2 offers both entry level; one offer from Visa for a Financial Analyst role. Salary 72k plus bonus, location SF. The second offer from PwC as a Risk Assurance Associate. Salary 58 plus bonus, location Miami, Fl

I am really struggling to make a decision because both opportunities sound good. But long term I’m not sure which is a better strategy

Any thouhgts or advice?

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  • Panasonic Avionics Hideo
    72 I'm SF in not much.I checked with the COL calculator and you are better of in Miami
    https://www.bankrate.com/calculators/savings/moving-cost-of-living-calculator.aspx
    Dec 3, 2019 8
    • Panasonic Avionics Hideo
      Have you ever been to Miami? Have you heard of Floridaman?
      Dec 6, 2019
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    • Bloomberg blindnon
      What's wrong with saying that in 2019? I'd want to know that bit of detail if I was OP
      Dec 6, 2019
    • Ameriprise Financial / HR garrymx
      That illegal comment definitely not ok.
      Dec 6, 2019
    • First Republic Nadu
      @garrymx I do not see such a comment. Nevertheless illegal alien is a Federal Legal term that denotes a fugitive alien. People in the US legally are legal aliens. Those are simply the legal definitions, perhaps you should let congress know what they should change that to.
      Dec 10, 2019
  • PayPal kbDQ88
    You’ll prob have a better exit strategy from PWC with better brand prestige. You can jump to FP&a then and be at 100+ . Visa FP&A exit is not that compelling
    Dec 3, 2019 0
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    72K in SF is beyond working poor. Go to FL.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Capital One / Mgmt wakandap
    Don’t take either, look for better options
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Deloitte datart
    Go with Visa. All these people saying that you'll starve have no idea. I lived in foster City/San Mateo and you can rent a small room for $1000/month but you need to start searching for flatmates early. $300/ month for food and $300 for other expenses. You'll be saving a bit too (but your goal should be to learn and move to higher paying roles). Bay area has more jobs but it also has more competition. Also, you can buy a bicycle and commute to office for free. If these are my only two options, I would choose Visa. Not only because of pay but I don't know what the future career prospects of risk associate are. However I know for sure that Amazon, etc hire financial analysts.
    Dec 7, 2019 4
    • Capital One QTer80
      ^ what he said.
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Capco dmodemd
      haha, bicycle in a suit to PwC ;)
      Dec 10, 2019
    • Deloitte datart
      Bicycle for Visa which is in San Mateo. If he joins Pwc, then no need to buy a car or a bicycle because on the days he's not traveling, he can work from home
      Dec 10, 2019
    • Capco dmodemd
      Really? We require consultants not at a client to report to the local office to work.
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Go with Visa. Work hard, keep eyes open and opportunities abound in the Bay Area.
    Dec 6, 2019 1
    • I also don’t think it’s even close to choose between PwC vs Visa as companies.
      Dec 6, 2019
  • Wells Fargo Panther43
    Of the two, go with PWC. You’re young and while this site seems to care more about TC, getting big 4 experience on your resume will be worth it down the road.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • PWC known for toxic work culture, you’ll be overworked. On the flip, good learning. Visa known for chill work culture but might be bored. Also 72k is very low for sf and even for visa. Can you negotiate?
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Charles Schwab NattyIsles
    SF is so expensive. FL has no state income tax so your money will go a long way
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • First Republic fakeacct
    No income taxes in Florida too. But my friends tell me pwc can be a slave driver. Best of luck
    Dec 3, 2019 0

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