I'm currently in the interview process for an entry level consulting position at Deloitte in DC. My background is engineering and I've been working for a major OEM auto manufacturer for almost the last 2 years.
I hate manufacturing so that's the reason I'm looking to get out. I also realized working as an engineer doesn't net you nearly as much money as consulting.
Anyways, can anyone give some insight into what the technical interview will be like? I'm also not sure if I'll have to do a case interview since I'm coming in as an experienced hire. I've been networking my ass off and have met in person with two managers and have a senior manager (almost partner) talking to me too.
About consulting in general, what is life like while working for the firm and then after? I have friends who work for Deloitte, but they've only been there for 1 -2 years.
Ex-Accenture here. Can't speak to the technical interview since I came in to do analytics, so my experience is probably different.
As far as day-to-day, it depends on your boss and their relationship with the client. One plus is that you will get a ton of variety in your experience assuming you try: I learned 4 programming languages the first year I worked there. You also will learn to sell yourself and your work, since you spend like half your time doing just that. Travel can be fun, but you'll only get to see the nightlife.
I left after 2 years because a local firm was going to pay me 50% more to be an FTE and the travel was hard on my family.
I know that I will be working with those "I was in a frat, now I live the yuppie life" people, but that doesn't bother me as much as the rednecks and people who get married at the age of 23 who I currently work with.
Personally, I think consulting will bring me the money and experience I desire for the next 5 years. Tangible skills are shit a monkey can do, but those intangible skills like learning to sell yourself are much more important to me.
I don't think I'll mind the travel but I probably won't be doing much of that since I'll most likely land a federal consulting project over a commercial project. I honestly don't know what I want in life, but I'd like to be making good money while I figure that out instead of being a piece of shit millennial. Plus I need that money to bootstrap a startup that I cofounded. We might break even within the next year.