Unfortunately, this is a common question and dilemma for many candidates. They try desperately to gain experience at Deloitte or LEK, hoping this will offer an advantage when applying to the big three. In fact, this strategy is encouraged by many misguided MBA counselors and well-meaning friends who do not know any better – but should.
It is a bad strategy.
You would be better off having no consulting experience than the wrong type of experience.
This podcast explains why.