For the recent interns in big 4 and mbb within last 1-2 years, what was the return offer you got whether it be accounting or consulting or any internship that you did?

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Hey everyone, I am a recent graduate and just started working( 1 year work experience so far) but want to transition to strategy consulting (tier 2/ Big four/MBB) but I am starting from scratch with my prep for the case interviews and I’m curious on understanding if I can effectively/efficiently prepare for a case interview with free resources online as I am sceptical about paying some of the steep prices for coaching?

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Do folks in tech reach higher levels of compensation than consultants 5 to 10 years post MBA? I still keep in touch with many of my classmates who made a beeline to work for FAANG firms post MBA, and their compensation absolutely dwarfs that of MBB and Big 4 by a fair amount and the gap only seems to widen with time. The wlb, by all accounts, seem to be much better too.

Would love to hear from anyone else who made a similar move or knows others who jumped to tech?

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Please like this to open my dms! Seeking exit opp from big 4 to mbb!

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Has anyone exited Big 4 to MBB, specifically BCG Platinion as a Sr Mgr? If so, what’s the difference (pros/cons). Thx

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I would be interested in consulting roles at Big 4 or MBB but specifically for Automotive industry practice / projects. Is it likely that these roles could come up, or best to apply to general route and specialise later on? Thanks in advance

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Can someone rank MBB /T2 / big 4 in terms of their strength in Operations service line?
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Hello! I hopefully to switch to consulting side. Any one in here who can give me referral for a position in MBB or Big 4? Thank you in advance!

To big 4 director+ level: it’s been 2 years since I have left big 4 and joined MBB. I haven’t had to do proposals on top of client work. Promoted early and got additional bonus. Please stop holding performance review as hostage to force people under you to do your work!

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Who leads when it comes to work life balance in consulting? All of us put in plenty of hours but who gets the best deal in the industry?

What about for MBB specifically?

Big 4?

What’s your view on jumping ship from big 4 to MBB in London at 1.5 yoe, but have to start from scratch as an analyst?

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Are big 4 and MBB still hiring on the associate level? Looking to lateral

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Hi Fishers,

I have around 1 year of experience as a Market research analyst. How far this can help me get a job as an analyst/consultant in Big 4 or MBB?


McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company EY Deloitte KPMG PwC

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Currently in tech consulting at big 4. Want to switch to MBB. What skill set should I be aiming to build before I apply ?

Recently got laid off from a small biotech startup. I have 3 YOE in healthcare + 1 in life sciences and trying to get out of industry to go consulting. Was wondering if anyone would be willing to help out with a referrals to any of the following:

MBB, Big 4, LEK, ClearView, ZS, or Huron

Thanks a ton in advance!! ☺️

Do Big 4 senior partners earn more than MBB senior partners?

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Anyone that transitioned from a big 4 strategy group to MBB mind sharing how different they are in terms of type of work, culture, and WLB? Just had a first round for project leader at BCG and am setting up a final round for next week.

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If MBB and BIG 4 were TOP GUN call signs:

McKinsey: Maverick. Always getting in trouble yet always the guy you call in the clutch
BCG: Iceman. Just as good as Maverick minus the notoriety
Bain: Rooster. Limited in what he can do but knows how to deliver
Deloitte: Hangman. Pretty good but thinks he's better than he actually is
PwC: Cyclone. Stuffy and by the book yet respected
EY: Phoenix. Humble, let's her flying do the talking
KPMG: Bob. Butt of all jokes yet still in the cockpit on gameday

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Hi, everyone. Does anyone know where I could find information regarding the opening year of major consulting firms' offices?
I'm thinking MBB, big 4, boutiques...

Thank you!

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Hi everyone, I’m in a medium size consulting firm started working since Oct 2021. I’m wondering is it good to jump to industry for my next move or move up in the consulting world to polish my resume better with MBB or Big 4 in my resume… any thoughts? I really don’t know what to do in life so either one works for me, but I’m just lost.

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What’s first year partner comp range at MBB, T2 (OW, LEK, etc), and Big 4 respectively or are they all pretty similar?

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Does anyone know what staffing agencies work with T2, Big 4, and MBB? I've got recruiters call me all the time with various jobs in tech and finance, and I really wouldn't mind talking to them if they had consulting industry positions — or even back office contract roles within consulting firms.

Like I once interviewed for a McKinsey contract through Mindlance, so I know those kinds of opportunities are out there. Does anyone know of any staffing agencies that work with the big firms?

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Hey Everyone,
I’m a recent grad who’s looking to break into strategy or life sciences consulting. Would love to get advice, feedback on my resume, or referrals to MBB, Big 4, T2 firms, or life sciences firms. Thank you in advance!

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Best stepping stone to get into MBB? MBA vs experience at Big 4 / other second-tier consulting firms?

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Hello, I’m interested in the intersection of data science and business. In your opinion, would you recommend MBB/Big Four or going down a Tech route? Are there any firms you would recommend or avoid in either silo?

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Hello, I’m interested in the intersection of data science and business. In your opinion, would you recommend MBB/Big Four or going down a Tech route? Are there any firms you would recommend or avoid in either silo?

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What is the salary of a BA in big 4 or MBB?

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Would anyone from Big 4, MBB, and Kearney be willing to give me some idea on why I’m not getting any first round interviews? Even with referrals I can’t even get a phone screen. I have great work experience with documented success. But it is 2 years of FT, 1 year of internship, and just graduated from a non-target MBA. Is it I’m asking for too much for associate? I’m currently at 140 base and am asking only just to match my base. Or is my experience not enough for senior associate?

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I am an MBB partner and have been approached by a recruiter with a Senior Partner opportunity in the strategy unit if one of the big 4, in a different country. Advancement in my current Firm is unlikely in my current context So this would imply a more senior role, the opportunity to rebuild a practice, and likely doubling comp. However, I see it as a downgrade in prestige and the talent pool, and above all find it strange they look for someone outside the Firm. Any thoughts or advise?

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Anyone have an idea on average pay of SC in Big 4 vs. ASC in MBB? Need some benchmarks to discuss in future interviews. Appreciate it! 🙏

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Consultants with 2-3 YoE, what's your total comp?

Firm: (Big 4, MBB, etc.)
Salary:
Bonus:
COE: (LCOL, MCOL, HCOL)

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Looking for advice on applying R2 this fall or delaying application until next year. M7/T15

I have 4 YOE in healthcare in a rotational management program with the goal to pivot to healthcare consulting post-MBA (ideally MBB). However, I’m about to start a new job as a SC at a Big 4 in healthcare consulting. I still want to get an MBA for a variety of reasons.

Is it worth delaying until Fall ’24 to have the consulting experience on my application as well as the chance my post-MBA goals change?

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Hello everyone,

Aspiring consultant with a pretty technical background.

Like many others here, posting my resume for critique, gauging chances, and looking for referrals for MBB, Big 4, and Accenture, Capital One.

Thanks!

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Why do people move from MBB to big four? Seen a few

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Is MBB better than Big 4?

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What are the differences in culture between MBB and the Big 4? Has anyone worked in both?

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People who switched between big 4 and MBB. What are differences in terms of work/projects, culture, teams, work life balance.

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Is Finance Transformation becoming more popular in consulting? Do MBB or other consulting firms have finance Transformation teams beside big 4?

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This probably has been posted here before so I apologize to all of the trolls in advance... but how hard is it to move from Big 4 to MBB? What's the best way to do it?

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What’s the salary like moving up through MBB vs. big 4 vs. tier 2?

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What other consulting firms pay high salaries other than MBB after normalizing for levels? I have heard of A&M and AlixPartners recently. Any others people can recommend? No big 4 plz.

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Anyone transition from Big 4 to MBB’s in the past? Any thoughts around the merits of making that kind of a move?

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What do you think is the difference(culture or project) among MBB? Also what about the difference among big 4?

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Anyone who switched from big 4 to MBB at a beginner post-MBA position (essentially resetting the clock on promotion)...Why did you consider it and was it worth it?

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Folks who went from Big 4 to MBB, is the work at MBB truly much more prestigious and strategic in your opinion? Genuinely curious.

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So I’m in industry from big 4, and a colleague with same yoe comes from MBB. High paying tech firm. I think I work harder and produce quality content at speed, but they can hold executive conversations that tend to impress senior stakeholders.

Big 4 produces work horses and MBB produces leaders. Also they could be a work horse too since I don’t have full visibility.

Anyone have similar experiences or do I just suck at executive stakeholder management?

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What are exit opps from Slalom like? similar in terms of industry exits as big 4? not looking to move into mbb or pe by any means later on.

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Here is the TLDR LEK doesn’t suck post.

IMHO, our stint in consulting’s purpose is to develop a corporate strategy skillset. Doing CDDs is one of if not the best way to get a ton of reps and variety in our 18 - 24 month tenure.

With options among MBB, T2 incl S&, EYP, and general Big 4 / ACN MC:

- Take MBB (can ask for CDD, overall better comp package)
- Reject B4 MC (won’t get it here)
- T2 (pick other T2s if you want way more strategy projects that aren’t CDD / growth strategy)

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Big Four/Accenture/ATK/OW/MBB partner etc compensation vs PE middle market partner compensation? Seems similar. Lifetime earnings, benefits, 401k, pension plan advantage to Consulting partners over PE

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MBB Partner vs Big 4 Partner

What are major differences between them when it comes to the path to partner, salary, day to day work, work-life balance?

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When is bonus payout for everyone at MBB, other Big 4 and T2?
S&/PwC is 9/30

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Can someone head to MBB if they are doing Tech/Big Data consulting at Big 4?

Let’s say I’m a manager at one of the Big4 (KPMG). Will I be able to switch to MBB strategy with an MBA at a similar position?

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How do LEK and ATK compare to the Big Four and MBB? Do they offer better exit opps than Big Four consulting?

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In terms of prestige, how do you guy see Consulting (MBB, Tier 2, Big 4) versus non-IB/PE finance roles?
For example, working at Strategy& vs. a Global Markets role at BNP Paribas

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I was depressed last year, did therapy and on antidepressants and got completely better. But now I’m feeling depressed again, even though I’m still on antidepressants.
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Does anyone here work in life sciences consulting? I’d appreciate some help to clarify a couple of questions

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Im a 6th year associate doing insurance defense I am allegedly going to make non-equity partner this December. I have two business degrees and would like to use them....am I pigeon holing myself If I stay to make partner?

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Anyone here have transitioned from a wirehouse W2 to RJ 1099 and been offered to get leads from a team that deals with 401ks serviced? Essentially you would meet with former employees that still have

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After 13 years in government, really want to get out. Anyone have experience convincing the rest of the world you’re not a “government employee”? I think hiring managers see government work and assume I’m lazy. Ways to get around this?

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Other than donations, what are other ways we can volunteer during Ramadhan? Any leads? Esp considering this social isolation stuff (not really looking to go out in these streets...)

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JetBlue has the best domestic economy.

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Anyone else gonna try to cop the NMD Japan Pack tomorrow?

Any single female fish in their late 30s early 40s that would be interested in dinner and drinks over the next couple of weeks while I'm in Boston? Nothing serious, just company.

There is no trick to sell, either you can sell or not. The only trick is use your ears and identify key pieces and use them wisely in the conversation. Selling is a conversation properly led to a Goal.

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Any high volume corporate recruiters out there? I need advice, I have about 130-150 reqs, but about 300 open positions. I’m managing ok, but I’ll be passing off some of my sow soon because its not sustainable long term. One of my decks has about 100 reqs, and +\- 130 positions, the other 30-50 reqs holds almost 200 positions. So lower req load but more positions, or higher req load, less positions. It’s up to me to decide and I can’t choose :( plus I love all my hiring managers so it’s personal.

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Hello fellow fishes!

So a recruiter approached me a while ago for a more technology oriented position, but I need some advice on how to handle technical interviews with Google (have one coming very soon) since I butchered the last one a few years back (as a freshman) and I haven't done a technical coding interview in quite a while... Does anyone have any tips or advice? Or know anything that I can expect and prepare for?

Thanks!!

P.S. yes I know I should've kept practicing my LC. :(

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thoughts on “net 30” payment terms? has a company ever not paid on time? what do you do when that happens?

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Anybody else wondering why Jordan agreed to film the last dance? Was he just trying to make sure that no one liked him ever again? I mean he literally offended everyone possible.

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I have had 3 rounds of interviews with Cisco and haven’t heard back since 1 week. Does anyone know how long usually Cisco takes to respond after all rounds of interview? Or any insight on their hiring process?
Cisco

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Anyone have knowledge/experience with Impendi Analytics? Looking at a role there, thanks!

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I just watched Troop Zero on Amazon Prime. A delightful film. Highly recommend for everyone, especially the misfits out there!

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