Ive recently gone through the whole app process for the big 4, and now find myself with two offers: Ernst and young, and KPMG.
Looking at the contracts, the pay, ‘benefits’, and other crap is pretty much equal, I’ll be doing the ACA with either, and Im finding it really hard to choose between them. (Although i have heard that KPMG also have bonuses and daily lunch allowance, which may slightly tilt the balance I suppose?)
At the moment, I kind of have the impression (from the offices and various interviews/ACs), that EY has the more mature, professional ‘feel’ to it, better office (altho their main office seemed to me like pretty much exclusively 30somethings walking around) - which I guess is good and bad…good in terms of the vibe and prestige, bad in terms of perhaps limited networking, and not so many grad recruits as I would have in KPMG, which has a much younger vibe?
Also, does anybody (preferably who works for EY) know much about the social side of things for them - I know for sure that KPMG is really really active in terms of sports clubs, societies, etc. but havent heard much from EY about it - this is a pretty important thing for me.
Or has anybody got any other reasons why I should choose one over the other?