I recently received two offers- management consulting scheme at PwC and Advisory Consulting Program at EY. I have been trying to compare the two but still can’t reach a decision yet. I would really really appreciate it if anyone can give me some advice based on what they know or what they have experienced.
Here is the comparison:
PwC- better reputation; larger market share for consulting; salary slightly lower than EY but there is a bonus scheme; 21-month rotational program with Prince II project management qualification; recruiting a lot more new graduates; recruitment process a lot less friendly and enjoyable than EY’s
EY- very pleasant experience at interview and AC (people seemed very nice, including the partner); 2-year rotational program with CIMA foundation qualification
My questions are:
Since PwC have so many new graduates each intake, does it make it more difficult to get recognized for your work?
Does anyone know about career progression in these two firms? (HR at PwC said they still don’t have data for promotion rate for people finishing the graduate scheme, since it only started 2 years ago…)
How useful are CIMA foundation and Prince II or do they not really matter?
What about the atmosphere in these two firms? Is it just me or does EY seem to be friendlier?
I would appreciate it so much if someone can help answer any of these questions. Thanks a lot!
Also, feel free to ask any questions regarding the recruitment processes. I’d be happy to help.