I have an engineering background, graduated last December, and accepted MBB over FAANG (product design & manufacturing engineering offers) . This bowl’s focus on exiting consulting into FAANG (cont)

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Serious question: do I *need* MBB on my resume to have good exit ops from consulting? I have an M7 MBA, but struggled to land interviews because I didn’t have big brands on my resume (confirmed by recruiters). I wouldn’t be surprised if most/all F100 and FAANG hired MBB only.

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FAANG>MBB>Deloitte

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Stop being so obsessed with only FAANG for Tech. It's like being obsessed with only MBB for consulting and thinking everything else isn't real consulting😉.

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Are hours in FAANG/ big tech actually better than MBB?

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People who have made it to the perceived “top/best” place in their career field/education (MBB, FAANG, top PE fund, HSW, etc): do you feel satisfied? Have you had to recalibrate your goals? If so, what are those goals?

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Why does everyone put Tech / FAANG on such a pedestal, claiming it’s better than MBB. Sure, the comp and WLB may be better, but you won’t be doing as meaningful and impactful work e.g. Govt Covid response, Gates foundation projects, industry defining projects in the space of a few months etc

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FAANG good MBB bad, am I doing it right

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Is it expected that people who exit from MBB/Deloitte at post mba levels (PL/EM/M) take paycuts when going to industry? (non FAANG, PE). I'm In process at multiple internal consulting/strategy groups who say the paycut is part of the trade-off for less hours/no travel. But as a female🐠, I can't discern whether this is just a negotiation tactic. Mentors have told me never take less pay. For reference, this is at a comparable industry equivalent level (not clear up/down)

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What are the typical tech leadership roles to exit from MBB and move to FAANG?

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A reason why MBB is better than FAANG?

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So what companies should I work for to be considered successful? MBB, FAANG, what else?

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Didn’t get the MBB offer, so going FAANG

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So this might be a better place to post this and ask this question: Uncle D has announced explicitly that most people won’t get a pay raise & bonus this year except for those promoted and high performers. Amid this crisis, are companies including other big 3, MBB, FAANG, boutique consulting firms still giving high raises and issue stocks? Can you share the impact from your firm?

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STARTUP FOUNDERS and FAANG: would you rather hire MBB with 3-4 years of exp or Tier 2 with 5-6 years? If you could isolate those variables and everything else held constant.

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Every time I interview with FAANG or MBB I’m just reminded how dumb I am and why these companies pay so much to people who pass the bar! PS: Should I quit at rejection 5 or go for 10

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Assuming you are smart enough to do both (I know big assumption), are you better off being a SWE/data scientist at FAANG or equivalent level at MBB (based on YOE) from a compensation:WLB ratio?

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Wharton EMBA worth it? Late career starter so limited white collar experience but interesting background/past life. Also have kids to support so can’t do a full time program. Want the MBA for career boost ($), as an entry to faang/MBB and to have more security for future opportunities. Worth it? Does the EMBA have the same faang/MBB recruitment access and weight as full time?

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130k with 7 YOE (change management/project management), per FB post, I feel like I’m extremely underpaid. Will similar position in MBB or FAANG pay a lot more (assuming same non technical role)

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If there is a PM role at FAANG vs a consulting role at MBB for ppl out of undergrad, which one would you take and why? Not that I have such privilege now but just curious

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African/Black F; 3.7 GPA from HYP; 2 years at MBB; 2 years at FAANG; haven’t done GMAT, but aiming for 730+; education- related extracurriculars in my home country— what are my chances at HSW or M7?

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Would you rather a strategy and ops role at FAANG or MBB?

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What’s the case for going to MBB for 2-3 years before trying to make a jump to FAANG vs going straight to FAANG post-MBA?

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Generalist🐠at MBB: do corp dev roles at FAANG, or operational VC/PE roles, care that you were a “generalist” when exiting? I’ve been approached for data analytics roles at MBB (some specialized), but everyone tells me to go generalist when starting....

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Have any US 🐠 gone abroad for their MBA? Looking at LBS / HEC. Pros, cons? Not looking to exit into MBB, FAANG.

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If you’re frustrated about 💰 and career, maybe from FAANG/MBB/PE TC posts, just remember that 99% of life is still pretty much the same for everyone. You eat at the same restaurants, poop on the same toilets, live in similar neighborhoods, wear the same Patagonias, fly in the same metal cans ✈️, and maybe even drive similar cars whether your TC is 100k, 200k or 400k. There’s no use in earning tons more money than you actually need, and the “rich” life is still far away for those earning $1M

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Can someone compare the pros and cons of MBB vs. FAANG+M? How does each shape your career? How are MBA opportunities from each?

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What would you choose: MBB or PM at FAANG?

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How many years should you put in at MBB before trying to switch to FAANG? ~9 months in and would love to switch as soon as possible, but don’t want to be seen as leaving too early

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How impacted are summer ‘20 internships for current students? Any cancellations or still moving forward at FAANG, F100, and MBB/B4?

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MBB vs. FAANG pros and cons? My main priorities (in no particular order): 1. Compensation 2. Career Advancement/Upward Mobility 3. WLB 4. Ability to work on projects that interest me (and/or internal mobility to leave bad projects) 5. Exit Opportunities

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For those who have gotten into HSW without having started a startup/non-profit, worked at MBB/PE/FAANG, or gone to Ivy/MIT/Stanford undergrad, could you please share your profile/story? -ORM & mildly above average gal trying to find hope

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Which firms after MBB send most folks to FAANG in PM roles?

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At what level and salary do EMs exit into FAANG? I'm a recent EM at MBB and I'll look to get out of consulting soon. Can one expect L6/L6 at 300K for bizops/strategy roles? Top 10 mba +2 years MBB

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Does anyone ever FAANG >> MBB? Does this make progression/financial sense? (Generally speaking)

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I am in the job market and built a list of target companies. It’s mainly b4, FAANG, MBB and other tier 2 consulting companies. Due to lack of responses so far, I am expanding my search into other tech companies, and want to find out which are the other companies that provides stock options as part of total comp. How can I built a list of such companies?

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Those who want to join FAANG: don’t you think that the upward mobility is limited? Thousands of super ambitious MBB background people with top credentials joined these firms over the last decade.

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How did people decide if they wanted to go for MBB, FAANG, or IB during MBA recruiting? I'd want to spread my chances across all, but heard you should focus on one.

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How much does brand matter in tech (e.g., FAANG) for exits and career growth/learning vs a smaller well known tech company (e.g., YEXT)? Assume strategy/ops role. Is it like MBB vs other?

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Aside from B4, MBB, FAANG what other companies still sponsoring given this environment? Girlfriend is international and has T20 legal/business education, international legal/MBB/VC experience. Cont.

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For dev/engineers, is it easier to exit to MBB or FAANG?

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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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What’s the rationale of people who move from FAANG, MBB or MSFT to small companies?

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What’s Ross’s stereotype? Is it possible to get into MBB or FAANG post graduation? What is the student body like? Is it reputable?

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Any suggestions on how to find referral for FAANG/MBB? Tried message recruiter on LinkedIn not much reply:(

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Looking for mentors in FAANG, MBB, and other Big 4. DM me please. 😀😀

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How do you attract and retain mid-level talent when industry / FAANG pay so much more than MBB?

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Which non-SWE roles are worth it at FAANG in terms of pay? Will any pay better than MBB?

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Looking at you MBB & FAANG

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How do schools feel about you jumping from a management consulting firm to startup if that startup fails badly after you join? I’m sure you could spin it as a learning experience but will that really work when you’re being compared against people from MBB/PE/FAANG?

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Has anyone exited to a FAANG equivalent (uber, airbnb, Tencent) from Big4, then further exited into MBB? Interested in seeing if it’s a possibility

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MBB or FAANG (Ops role)? Similar comp structure

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What’s that salary website that members post here on occasion for more accurate salary data from companies like FAANG Mbb big 4 and IB? Not glassdoor, not paysa, payscale, it’s not as well known

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I don’t have a preference for FAANG or MBB. But are there any characteristics or traits that help one over the other? E.g PM in FAANG vs Mgr in MBB roles. Just a thought, no need to be harsh :)

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MBB & FAANG fish - curious if the kind of companies that reach out to you on LinkedIn are mostly similar companies(tier 1) or is it mostly messages from recruiters from smaller orgs/tier 2 companies

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What types of roles do MBB pre-MBAs apply for at FAANG?

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Dilemma Here: I want to get into Tech MC but don’t think I have the right educational background but if do go get it then I’m not shooting for Tech MC at this firm and will either go for MBB or FAANG

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MBB interviewers: How often do you receive S&O candidates from FAANG applying to your firms, at the pre-MBA level?

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Some of these posts are ridiculous. They’re like just exited consulting to FAANG/Niche Startup with $150k base and $400k TC with 6 months of experience,you can do it too! Then they ghost or explain that they are a former SWE 😬 coming from MBB. Going to some super Niche role that people with crazy backgrounds are recruited for. Congrats, but not everyone has that background

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Does anyone know anyone in the Cornell one tech mba? If Faang type companies don’t work out, do you think it’d still be possible to get into ib or mbb with this degree? Also, what are some other....

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