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Hey F fish, how important is the guys job to y’all (I mean title + company). Is there a preference chart for - Big 4, MBB, FAANG/Tech moguls , Start ups?

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Can anyone offer color on salery levels moving from a global advertising agency to the the advertising/digital practice of a Big 4 or MBB consultantcy? Is it similer to the strategy consultant pay or is it it's own level?

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Why are a lot of companies looking for Consulting experience now a days? Every job I apply to wants consulting experience from a Big 4 or MBB is this a new trend?

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Is MBB all it’s cracked up to be? Is it worthwhile or better just enjoying the ride to partner in big 4?

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Has anyone from MBB worked at the same client where there is one of the big 4 ? How are the dynamics between the two in that engagement?

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Is going to MBB from a Big 4 considered going to a competitor? Wondering if I will not be allowed to serve 2 weeks when I drop my papers. Any examples from people that were asked to leave immediately?

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MBB Partner, Big 4 Partner, FAANG PM, FAANG SWE, who makes the most?

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Is it true that anyone moving from Big 4 strat groups to MBB has to accept a downgrade in level/title? As in SM/Director/Sr. Dir to engagement mgr/PL. Do you know of people who moved without a "demotion?

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What does cyber work in MBB look like compared to Big 4? I’ve been noticing, particularly from McK that they have some cyber consulting positions here and there. I’m looking to stay in this field long term so I want to be aware of the career options. Also, I hear that moving to MBB from Big 4 isn’t always doable. Would cyber be easier for that since it’s more technical?

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For my colleagues who are partners at MBB/Big Four firms, how many of you were "brought in" as partners via an acquisition? Does that model still exist? I'm not sure if a sale is in my future, but always curious about options.

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Is the Big 4 to MBB jump common? I know everyone wants to work at MBB, but curious to see how often that desire actually materializes

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Has anyone made their move from big 4 to@MBB? How did you all get that job?

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What are big firms like MBB / Big 4 doing to keep employees (especially junior level) engaged and motivated during COVID? In your opinion, is it working?

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If Smuckers was a consulting firm, would it be big 4, MBB, or boutique?

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Those that exited to MBB from big 4, is it worth it? Thinking about the long hours and pressure

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Anyone who has made the jump from big 4 to MBB, what have you noticed the key cultural differences to be?

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Does anyone here know who pays the most in data and analytics roles in London? Big Tech vs MBB vs Big 4 vs Industry

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Thinking about pursuing a part-time MBA in fall 2021. Does Big 4 or MBB do full-time recruiting for part-time students in general (I know schools have their own policies)? Has anyone been able to laterally transfer as a part-time MBA grad?

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Anyone who has gone from big 4 or MBB to boutique, why did you make the change?

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What are some of the top Supply chain consulting firms outside big 4 or MBB?

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What do MBB consultants really think about Big 4 consultants???

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Hello, I am a partner at one of the boutique retail (fashion&lifestyle) consulting organization and looking at growth opportunities in my career..Based on industry rankings on Retail, Strategy, Mgmt consulting; MBB's are the top cream followed by the BIG 4 along with Accenture + niche strategy consulting like Alix Partners .....I'd love to chat with partners in retail practice in any of the orgs if possible to get some guidance & direction...looking fwd to it

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Looking to network with Canadian MBB 🐠. I have 3.5 years of strategy consulting experience in a big 4 firm in the US and a US MBA (Ivy league if that counts for anything). Please let me know if you are open to connecting..

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How much different or “better” are the tech/digital practices at MBB vs Big 4? Like how is the nature of work+opportunities different? do we need an MBA to transfer to MBB? Long term goal is tech PM.

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Big 4 partner in a developed country or MBB partner in a developing country?

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Is consulting as advertised when it comes to career acceleration? Personally, I am starting to doubt it. It feels like the skill sets are a bit dated and the world has moved on. Also, we get put on so many random engagements it’s hard to build tangible skills. I am talking big 4, MBB is a different game.

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How do you think a swap from MBB to big4 strategy would be viewed? Currently in a flagship office of an MBB and there is basically no strategy. There are 9 miserable cost outs / transformations / PMOs for every 1 borderline strategy case. The staffing lottery in my region means you almost always end up working 75 hours+ on some god forsaken project. Contrast that to what I hear about big 4 strategy: lower hours and more strategy exposure as the crappy projects go to the other MC departments

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Are any of the big 4 firms seen below one another? Or is it more McKinsey=Bain=Bcg > D=EY=pwc=kpmg? Purely talking in terms of prestige. Not sure if that’s even true for MBB but I’ve always wondered if “not all big 4 firms are created equal”

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Which of the big 4 or MBB have a really good consulting practice for buy side/ asset management clients? Looking to move to Consulting, have a strong 5+ yrs work exp of internal consulting in asset management firm

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Can someone please explain the kind of work MBB firms perform in the federal space? I just can’t see it being widely different than the other big 4 firms in federal. Ex: most work is systems driven (implementation) is that still true for MBB? Thank you!!

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Those who got into H/S from the big 4 (consulting practices), can you share a tip? Everyone I know that got in worked at MBB, a little discouraged...

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How easy/hard is it to get into MBB in India as an experienced hire and what pay can I expect? I have 3.5 years of US strategy consulting experience at Big 4 and an MBA (Ivy league if that counts for anything)

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Has anyone here made a switch from tech consulting to management consulting? How easy or difficult was it? Planning to explore options in MBB. Currently at a big 4 and wanted to understand if I am even qualifed to applied. Have 6 years of tech consulting experience at a big 4 and hold a master's in information systems and management.

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Want to get more answers/perspectives on this matter: Is it possible to lateral from big 4 to MBB right out of college (or a few months into your entry level job at big 4)? I’ve heard that it can be done, despite the common answer being that you need to wait a year to reapply to MBB

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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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Anyone want to give a ranking of top pharma / biotech firms (prestige and pay)? Looking for companies beyond big 4 and MBB

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Youngest partner/md you have seen at big 4/Accenture or MBB?

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MBB or Big 4?

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What’s the perspective on (civil) engineering consulting firms? Does any one make the jump from a Jacobs/Stantec/WSP into a big 4/MBB? I know most of our work is implementation heavy and industry specific, but it seems like there’s a lot of overlap IMO

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What are the most desired consulting companies in top business schools APART from MBB and Big 4?

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Are there reasons why someone would choose a big 4 over mbb?

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Mbb fish... what does a “typical” project look like? Eg. pmo vs analysis vs strategy? Im on a 20 person project thats pure pmo... trying to grt a feel for average big 4 vs mbb

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How much does your undergrad matter a few years out of school? Didn’t go to bad school but also didn’t go to a target. How would that affect my prospects at Big 4 or MBB?

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Any MBB or Big 4 have a big data science/ analytics presence in Dallas?

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If given the chance, what would be your reasons for switching to another big 4 or to MBB? (Especially taking into account the network/brand you've built already)

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At the risk of being ridiculed, need to ask this ... no MBA or MBB experience ... M&A experience in Big 4... is it possible to break into Corp strategy ?

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What does the recruitment process look like for PhD candidates for the Big 4 and tier 2 firms? I know MBB recruits PhDs, but am unclear about the rest.

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BIG 4 consultants, are you willing to downgrade for MBB ?

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Best time to hop between firms? Are there specific times Big 4 and MBB hire?

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All banks passed CCAR this year. Any thoughts on the consulting business? Big 4? OW? MBB?

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Can someone share if MBB does any sign to close or post close work like separation planning, TSA creation, synergy modeling etc? Typically I have seen big 4/Accenture/a&m do such kind of work.

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Anyone jump from Big 4/boutique firms to an MBB without going the traditional M7 MBA route? If so, how

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Is it common for MBB managers to leave for Big 4? Do they get a pay bump or title bump from doing so?

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Mulling over an offer. Is work at MBB way more work / significantly more intense than Big 4? I feel like I have a good brand/rep at EY; not sure if effort to rebuild all of that at MBB is worth it?

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What are the Pros/Cons of working for MBB as opposed to Big 4 (Deloitte / PwC)?

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Seeking advice: Once you are in a big 4 for MC consulting, is it hard to move up to MBB? If you went to MBA school and then tried recruiting into MBB with Big 4 experience? Thanks in advance.

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Accepted a new job at competing Big 4 but got a message from a recruiter from MBB. How do I respond to the recruiter? Is it worth it to take the call and be honest with them?

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How easy/difficult is it to move from big 4 firm in US to MBB in Singapore/Australia? Anyone you know did this before?

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Hey guys. Anyone around that transferred from big 4 advisory (EY ideally) to MBB? Would really appreciate a chat, thanks!

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Fish from Big 4 that jumped to MBB post MBA. Is it worth it? Appreciate your sharing🙏🙏🙏

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I’m applying for a masters in computer science. Tips on how to write a statement of purpose?

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What activities do yall use to build rapport with your customer base? As an example, the old troed and true method of inviting a cuatomer to a round of golf. Currently, I am trying to see if my base is into mountain biking.

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Would people feel comfortable telling their supervisor or client that they don’t feel ok traveling due to COVID-19?

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Can Senior Mangers at Deloitte expense personal Amex platinum yearly fee for club access

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Uhhhh are layoffs happening?

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When I “Demand Trial by Jury” as opposed to “Demand for Jury Trial” I’m secretly channeling a Game of Thrones reference.

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Anyone done Austalia's Work and Holiday Visa (the year for adults under 30 thing), and snag an industy or industry-adjacent gig? How hard is it to land one when it's so short-term from the start?

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Question: an employee was asked by his boss for same day turn around on responses/deliverables on a days he requested PTO. He completed the work. The manager wants to know if she can still deduct PTO time for the days requested, even though he completed work on those days. Help.

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Best interview tips for associate planner roles ? Or best interview tips in general ?

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What’s the average length of your project?

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How did your firm handle the recession back in 2008? Layoffs? Pay-cuts? etc

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People at Bain Consulting, can anyone refer me to this position ? Seems like a good fit for my current skill set:

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We have a fixed PTO time plan (very generous) but leftover rates by now are enormous. It’s gonna be about 160 hours of unused PTO per employee in the end of the year, and we only rollover 80. We thought about rolling over everything, but then accruals get too high. Does anyone have creative ideas how we can roll over excessive hours and don’t make them wages at the same time...

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Has anyone here been part of the Associate Product Manager (APM) program? I am interested in applying. Do consultants go on to APM? TIA.

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Anyone know of anyone going from an IT risk advisory role to financial analyst or fp&a? How did you market your experience

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What are your favorite places/brands for buying casual dresses? I’m WFH and STRUGGLING with productivity. I’m now “getting dressed” every a.m. in hopes of tricking myself into more motivation. I feel ridiculous wearing my usual work clothes, so I’m looking for dresses/options that are more casual but are still real clothes? Please also share any tips for (1) resetting when you’ve let your life go to hell and are v overwhelmed with fixing it and (2) staying focused + motivated while WFH. TIA!

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Anyone hiring enterprise sales in ATL?

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What busy season? I ended this week with zero billable hours.

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