MBB refers to the three largest consulting firms: McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company.

How does LEK’s healthcare practice compare to that of each MBB firm? All views welcome, zealots and balanced opinions. I work for the healthcare team and am considering defecting. Just wondering if the grass really is greener.

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Can anyone give an update on most recent comp packages for MBB or tier 2 firms? - consultant/senior consultant level. Base, bonus, etc.

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For 2020 Taxes was anyone able to take a Home Office Expense deduction while working W2 for MBB or Big 4?

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Do the big four (S&A, Business transformation) give market sizing profitability etc type cases similar to MBB?

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Which is better if want to switch off to MBB: KPMG Strat v Accenture Management consulting?

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Anyone exit from MBB into healthcare VC, either at a firm or corporate venture arm? Would love to know when you exited, how you found the role, and pros / cons

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In terms of exit opportunities, is it better to be a top performer at a Tier 2 strategy firm (with a good network) or an average performer at MBB (with an average network)?

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Want to join PE from a non-MBB firm. From an advanced degree (PhD) background and hence mostly exposed to the LS industry. Want to know if anyone did this transition: PhD > Consulting > PE. Is there any way to go for LS specific teams in PE ?

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I'm getting my MBA from the University of Arizona, how prestigious is the AACSB accreditation? And do MBB or Big 4 Consultant firms care about it?

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How difficult is it to go from bizops at FAANG to MBB without prior consulting experience?

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Happy Sunday everyone! How does an experienced professional break into consulting? I’m genuinely interested in the profession, see myself in it long-term, and have a great resume (reviewed by a partner at MBB), but getting an interview has been impossible. Anyone’s willing to have a coffee chat and help this desperate soul? It’d be much appreciated!

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Amazon vs Microsoft vs Salesforce vs Intuit vs MBB. Which one would you choose if the compensation is same?

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Happy Saturday :) Anyone at MBB willing to look through my resume and potentially help me understand what skills im lacking? Current international student that has had no luck with getting interviews through campus recruitment and I don't completely understand what's going on. I've had a few seniors and school coaches look through my app and they don't have any tangible feedback. I would truly appreciate your perspective, thanks so much!

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Considering a move to ZS as a tenured direct admit partner. What is the average salary for a Y2/3 Principal at ZSA? FWIW, coming from MBB

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Any partners who switched from B4 to MBB, if so what was your experience and how was the transition? Would you do it again?

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Recently got an offer from one of the MBB as entry level staff and I am wondering if the salary and benefits (PTO etc) are non-negotiable ?

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What is the mbb pay for EM/PL in Singapore? Base and bonus?

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I wanted to ask 2 questions 1. I used to hear Bain ME had an aweful culture before they made some major changes, firing leadership etc. and now apparently it has improved. Is it true? 2. Does a Partner 1 in MBB in ME making significantly more than in other firms ( Startegy&, OW, Kearney, Accenture).. Just wanted to know how large is the delta considering avg. performance

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Hi fishes - I’m with an MBB as a 2y Partner looking to move to B4, for a bunch of reasons. In active conversations with two of them. While compensation levels seem similar for now, the other posts on this bowl suggest we end up making more at B4 than MBB. (Referring to the 1.5M number of a y4 partner at b4). What is the real trajectory that people here have seen at B4? And how much of that is bonus - base - other components?

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Anyone here who made the exit from Big 4/MBB consulting to a VC? If so, I’d love to hear about how the experience is so far. (Not to mention the WLB and comp!) I’m considering a career change but have no one in my network I can go to for insights. Thx! 🙏🏾

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Looking at just the comp / growth / exit perspective, would you be better off going for a UMM operating role or LMM investment role (interests lie w deal team but experience screams operator)? Offer from operations comes in high - MBB/Harvard alum on Op team. LMM Associate offer lower all-in than 3YOE consultant base comp at T2, but is with deal team. Any advice is much appreciated!

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LEK just gave 10% raises to all junior staff to match MBB 🤪

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Good answers / themes for why you’re looking to leave current firm (ex OW) for MBB?

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Moving from big4 to core strategy firm (read MBB). Have 2 months before I join the new firm. Wondering what I can do to prepare myself, are there any courses, books that would help me gain some skills. I have mostly done PMO, tech implementations kind of work so far. Don't want to leave any stone unturned and want to make it work.

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Hi everyone, hope you are doing well. I applied to BCG and received an email from them telling me I was on the waitlist for interviews. What is the chances of getting an interview if I am on the waitlist? I am not well connected with BCGers, any recommendations on who to contact? Do any one of you think they can help me or connect me to someone willing to help from the inside? I applied to Atlanta, Boston, and Miami. I am on a F1 visa which makes things harder, MBB being kind of my only options.

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Any tips on how I can land an MBB interview. My goal is to work there instead of doing an MBA and doing the switch. I have a fairly prestigious undergrad background. ~top 30

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I am new to MBB style case interviews and trying to prep for an interview with Bain soon (possibly with McK as well) . There are tons of books, articles, YouTube videos, etc. and I don't know where to start or which one is useful 🤯 can someone share their experience on how to plan interview prep for mbb?

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Can anyone speak the the human capital practices at their firm? I'm currently in HC consulting and want to continue working in the field, but not sure what opportunities there are in MBB.

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In a world of remote consulting work…. How long can the US maintain its high premium over European and, esp. developing market consulting? Both price tag to clients and significantly higher salaries for the people. I imagine may move faster at Big 4, etc. than MBB, but within MBB the huge cost and salary differentials feel… increasingly hard to maintain (even though I think the differential has actually gotten bigger, not smaller in the last two years). Thoughts?

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Any MBB or T2 firms allowing extended remote work for consulting staff?

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What type of life science work do MBB/Big4/T2 specialize in? Is the day-to-day work different? What about hours?

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How does EYs senior manager translate into a MBB model? Working alongside an EY SM who thinks they’re a junior/associate partner but whose responsibilities seem to match an EM. Also is it normal for Big 4s to ignore juniors? This SM refuses to listen to anything I say and gets annoyed anytime I speak in a meeting or when I said I was talking to the partner directly - whereas my McK team proactively encourages me too.

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Interested in consulting at MBB. Is connecting with recruiters via LinkedIn and reaching out about potential positions something I should do?

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Anyone from MBB cyber focused with openings? M3 EY with a focus in large scale cyber transformation

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Anyone exit to McDonalds in Chicago? I see a lot of MBB move there; wondering about the pay and WLB like for a manager role in their Digital Strategy Group

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Help me brainstorm: my DH is late 40s and wants to pívot and get into a consulting & real estate practice. Lots of experience on the real estate side. Which firms or groups should he look at? He’s spoken to MBB and essentially they do 1-2 real estate finance type engagements a year.

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Hi all, how much does referral matter if I m applying for a data related summer internship at MBB? And at FAANG? Had 2 years of work experience going to graduate school

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Are there any examples of former Black consultants making it to C-Suite at a company? In business school, they say MBB is the C-suite factory but has this been true for Black people in the C-suite?

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Is it realistic to aim for a move to MBB after 1-2 years of experience at a Tier 2 firm (OW/ATK/RB/S&) in the region? How difficult is it to move from Tier 2 to MBB?

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Interviewing with a small internal strat team (currently 3 FTEs) led by the CSO. One VP was awesome, Ex MBB really energetic/excited is with 1.5 yrs in tenure. Then interviewed with the other VP and Manager. They weren’t great, overall not quite at the same level as the VP in terms of professionalism and pedigree. They were very tactical and felt more like middle managers without vision. The latter two seem to have grown up in the company (3-4 years)

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What are some cons of working at MBB? Bad work life balance is probably the biggest but ‘what else’?

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Would you rather be a PM at FAANG or generalist at MBB?

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MBB interviewers: “What’s your management style”, “What’s your communication preference”, ever hurt to provide a story to illustrate those traits? Or best spend that time elsewhere (“tell me about a time” questions, the case itself, etc). Ideally would do both, but only 30/45 mins here. TIA!

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Can somebody share a resume template worthy of MBB application? TIA 🙏

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How would you succinctly describe the differences in culture between MBB?

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Are most MBB partners pompous and full of it? Every partner I’ve worked with is obsessed with “second order insights” and “complex problem solving”, but we’re literally just crunching excel data to tell the clients what they already know...

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Working in Europe temporarily. Have an option to do Executive MBA, it’s around 70-90k Euros for an year. Another option I have is doing part time PhD in Management. It’s around 35-40k Euros for 4 years. Any thoughts on which one would be more useful? Currently work in a T2 in their digital practice. Had plans of shifting to MBB 3-4 years back but lost interest after

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I have offers to both MBB and INSEAD/LBS. What would you choose?

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On getting into FAANG. For those who made the switch, what are the typical roles from, say, MBB? How did you go about it? What's needed on the resume if I'm planning 12 months out? Lvl and pay?

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Does MBB have a strong presence in the DC area?

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Does Deloitte belong in MBB? DMBB?

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Been thinking about MBB lately and was wondering if anyone had any advice on when to make initiate the switch. Have an MPH and been in Life sciences/Healthcare consulting for a year now

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Am I crazy for wanting to go from sales to MBB and taking almost a 50% paycut?

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Any PE firms particularly known for hiring from MBB? I’ve been doing my own search but looking for more insight

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Stern/Ross/UCLA for MBB?

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Does mbb strategists do strategic planning or is that a different type of strategy?

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Is it worth jumping to Deloitte (offer in hand currently) in order to position myself better for FAANG 3-5 years down the line? Other options include staying at BAH or trying to get into MBB.

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HYP grad with summa, MBB, 750+ GMAT, but weak extracurriculars - how likely is one of HSW?

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Have you guys heard of COTA life sciences ? They use proprietary abstraction technology & oncology expertise to curate data to generate insights . Any valuable information you can provide about company , experience, culture is appreciated .

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Is it realistic to aim for a move to MBB after 1-2 years of experience at a Tier 2 firm (OW/ATK/RB/S&) in the region? How difficult is it to move from Tier 2 to MBB?

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Hi I was planning on applying to Blackrock for their Corporate strategy and development summer internship program. Could someone help me understand the job responsibilities better?

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Do big 4 firms care about where you work? Say you want to work remotely in a different city, is there tax implications (they make you report your physical work location)

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I’ve already postponed an interview for a job (that I don’t really want) twice and now I have a client conflict again. At this point should I just email the recruiter and say I’m no longer interested?

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Anyone have the latest PwC comp grid?

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When you show up to client site and no one from your team or client team is there, how okay is it for me to wfh for rest of the day? No one tells analysts when they're taking PTO or wfh I guess 🤷‍♀️

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Anyone from ZS willing to refer a friend for their healthcare practice in the NJ office?

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Personal finance question - where should my money go first? 401k - half the limit Mortgage - 2.8% 3 months expense cash - want at least 8 Buy a car - lease is ending Furnish empty house

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I just finished an art direction internship in LA I’m and looking for what’s next. I’m happy to stay in LA or move to NYC. Any leads would be appreciated!

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I have attended my technical interview at infy and after that i received mail regarding document verification which also includes my expected ctc at infy etc..could u pls guys help me wat is the next process? Will HR discussion will happen or not? When will they release offer letter or any interview dates reg HR interview?

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I’ve been dating a very physically attractive 6’4” con man that claims to be a barber for the last 2 years in Houston. He drives several cars including a Bentley and a Corvette. If anyone is dating a man that fits the description, let me know and I can tell you more. He also has a ton of baby mamas in KC, Vegas and Houston.

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How to fix the American health care system as a European: tell me where I’m wrong…

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Anyone have idea for director level comp (base + bonus + equity) for LinkedIn? Looking to compare offer

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I’m exhausted and need a week off. No one can cover me on this project. Feeling really stuck. Even a week of working remote would be a big gain.

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Just got a salary bump at my first job!!! I didn't think it would feel this good but it does

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Any current/Ex IBM please guide me to Opt In/Out of the IBM's Medical Insurance. To start of there is a co share of premium for a base sum insured of 3L which comes around 1790/- Then skipping the benefits for a second if I jump on to the claim part there is a Copay of 10-90. Employee will have to bear 10% of the claim and insurer will bear the other 90%. For dependents 20-80 Copay. Are the benefits are good enough to consider copay and subscribe ? Please Suggest.

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What grade (A-F) would you give your state or district in their covid response?

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Are DC and Chicago tier 1 cities in PwC in terms of salary bands?

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Anyone given the Googlyness and Leadership interview? What kind of questions are asked?

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