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Consulting Firms?

Which firm is the best for a young consulting associate looking for a fast pace environment

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Nethania’s Answer

Consulting firms offering exceptional graduate programs or internships, such as PwC, EY, or Accenture, are excellent places to explore. Companies with these types of graduate programs typically provide outstanding opportunities for new graduates.
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Camila’s Answer

Hi Avery!

"Best" is very subjective and will depend on what you are looking for. Try talking to people who work at different firms and see how they talk about the culture. Reaching out to alumni from your school is a good place to start.
In the end, it is hard to say. The team you land on will have a big impact. Even within a company, certain teams may have different expectations or ways of working. Knowing what you are looking for is a great start! Don't be afraid to ask questions of people who have been there, and listen to how interviewers describe the company.
That being said, PwC, Accenture, Deloitte, BCG, and Mckinsey, are all great places to look into.
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Robert’s Answer

The "best" option can vary for different people. It's a good idea to look into companies close to where you live or want to live. Check out their values and other details. If you're still in school, talk to a student advisor. They might know some people you can connect with.
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Jody’s Answer

Hello Avery, " consulting" is a broad term and in my opinion, as a consultant, you cater to the customer's work scopes. And that is very broad indeed for various broad customers. Happy customers pay invoices for consulting services rendered. And successful consulting firms are incredibly fast-paced. When I started my first day as a consultant I was walked to a cubicle and was given a laptop computer loaded and ready for use, a desktop unit fully equipped and ready to go, a cell phone, and two boxes of office supplies. Then I got to work 7 days a week covering projects in the daytime and in the nighttime on the third shift. I did that for 2 years before I left for a smaller company that made empty promises and let me go later because they needed my professional engineering license to market engineering services and hired another engineer to replace me. They actually did me a huge favor kicking me to the curb because it forced me to upgrade my life when I would have preferred to be complacent. I decided to door knock at the Johnson Space Center, close to my house and easy to get to, I asked the security personnel at the main gate - " how do I apply for jobs here ?" I was told to get a visitor's badge and then go fill out applications with the companies on site. The Johnson Space Center has over 200 facilities on over 600 acres of land, it is a small city in itself. I called everybody I knew and the softball coach for my daughter, who worked at NASA, arranged a visitor badge for me so that I could go in and fill out applications in person. I had an immediate interview that same day I filled out my first application and I ended up working at the Johnson Space Center for 10 years. In those 10 years, I also did consulting work on my own time because I refused to be complacent and I attended every training session I could in those 10 years to increase the working skills for my resume. After I was laid off at the Johnson Space Center due to budget cuts I did my own consulting work which I still do now. My advice to you Avery, choose the firms you want to work with and market your skills that fit their needs. Invest your time in creating resumes for multiple positions that you can do. Train yourself on how to interview. I joined Toastmasters International for $10 per month and learned how to be a public speaker. I call it the Open Door Theory, somewhere there is an open door, and all you have to do is find it. And you may not get the dream job offered that you want, but it may give you valuable skills that you can use as a stepping stone to the dream job you want. Every successful consulting company has a staff of hard workers. Market your skills to fit their needs and develop the skills you want to meet their needs as well. Avery, you will be successful and I have no doubt about that. How successful you want to be is up to you and the choices you make. Cheers !
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Venu’s Answer

Cognizant is another good one you may want to consider
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Miranda’s Answer

I recommend reaching out to leading consulting companies such as PWC, EY, Boston Consulting, or Accenture. There's a wide variety of consulting roles available for you to grow and thrive in.
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