Is data scientist role better at MBB or FAANG? Let’s assume same comp (even though I think tech pays a bit more?)

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Hot Take: Defining your self-worth by working at FAANG, MBB, or Bulge Bracket Bank or going to a M7 Business School isn’t the move.

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What’s a more attractive B4 short term exit, to MBB or a F100? Given similar salary at both the exists, F100 is manager (TPM) and MBB is associate. 2year goal is FAANG or/and then becoming an entrepreneur.

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If you are not coming from MBB (i.e., don't necessarily have a top of industry firm on your resume yet) and you want to exit to tech, do you care about whether it is as well known as FAANG and similar companies? Say if a late stage startup reaches out promising same initial comp as FAANG, would you take it or would you hold out? And why?

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Did anyone make a transition from being an MBB data scientist to a FAANG data scientist? 1. How did you differentiate your value proposition? Given the solid technical bar, does consult and business skills create an advantage? 2. How do you feel about the change? 3. Any tips on the preparation process? #FAANG #EXIT

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Did anyone make a transition from being an MBB data scientist to a FAANG data scientist? 1. How did you differentiate your value proposition? Given the solid technical bar, does consult and business skills create an advantage? 2. How do you feel about the change? 3. Any tips on the preparation process?

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4 years at MBB, 3 years at FAANG, looking to join VC fund as principal+ Do you know someone who’s done this? What’s your advice on networking with funds, startups, incubators, etc?

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4 years at MBB, 3 years at FAANG, looking to join VC fund as principal+ Do you know someone who’s done this? What’s your advice on networking with funds, startups, incubators, etc?

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4 years at MBB, 3 years at FAANG, looking to join a VC fund as principal+ based in continental Europe. Has someone done this before? What’s your advice on networking with funds and startups?

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What exits could be expected for a technology transformation program management internal consultant (with XP in highly technical subjects like cybersecurity) in the finance industry, after 3 YOE? Product mgt. in startup/FAANG, strat/implem consulting in MBB/BIG4? Asking before I accept a graduate position offer

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How’s the tech scene in Chicago? Anybody jumping from MBB to Tech / FAANG? Or do you have to go to SF/Seattle for the 💵💵💵?

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Is it true a lot of people in MBB want to exit for FAANG or other big tech? If so, is MBB not worth going to if I have an exit opportunity for big tech?

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Most lucrative & relatively common MBB exits? Is it PE Ops & FAANG roles (in addition to in-house Strategy & Sr Exec roles)?

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Feel as if I’m constantly behind peers in terms of career progression (e.g. MBB/ FAANG) despite having a decent-ish background (tier 2 consulting and now at top tier finance company in strategy role). I find that the companies I’ve worked at have very set progression based on tenure, with no room for negotiation. I’m really ambitious/ hardworking and I am not sure where to go that would match my goals of career progression. Is it just MBB/ FAANG or is there anywhere else? Any ideas?

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Is it recommended to get two full years of consulting experience before looking for a move elsewhere...for more comp (say to another Big 4, industry, attempt at MBB or FAANG)? Already have 8 yoe in the DoD space outside of consulting. And about 16 months of consulting exp

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Is it recommended to get two full years of consulting experience before looking for a move elsewhere...for more comp (say to another Big 4, industry, attempt at MBB or FAANG)? Already have 8 yoe in the DoD space outside of consulting. And about 16 months of consulting exp

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What's a median salary (considering all US employees) for big 4, Accenture, MBB and FAANG? Is 200k for big 4/ACN, 300K for MBB, 400k for FAANG a good ball park estimate?

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Any thoughts on the MBA program at Boston University? Is Boston University MBA good enough for positions at FAANG or MBB? And what about the MBA program at MIT?

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Is MBB worth it? I’ve never been in mbb or big 4. Just smaller consulting firms. Have a competing offer between FAANG and MBB. I’m in tech and FAANG is more interesting for my career as well as preferred work culture. However, I’ve seen a lot about MBB here and kind of want to join just so I can say I was in MBB. Is it gonna be killer hours? Promotion politics? Biases on my lack of education? hoping to hear what others have to say

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Are post-MBA exits from MBB actually as good or easy as they’re perceived to be? It seems like everyone is walking out for 15-30% (or more) TC bump, with better WLB at great companies - is it really as easy as just sliding right into places like FAANG and whatnot? Or do folks from MBB also struggle with exit opps and leveling and whatnot?

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In a Big4 deal Analytics group that’s not premier with no path to partner... should I try to move to MBB/T2 to gain traditional consulting experience or try for tech/FAANG... I just wanna make money

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I recently received two offers: (1) Deloitte (S&O); and Accenture (Technology Consulting). Which would be more aligned to MBB/FAANG?

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Should I still try to negotiate salary after accepting a offer? It is from Accenture for a security analyst position. Since I’m basically a new grad I assumed negotiating salary wouldn’t be worth it. Until I talked to someone on the security team there and he told me I should at least be a senior analyst since I am coming in with a Masters. Should I try to negotiate to a senior role and the salary or leave it? It’s my only cybersecurity offer. Also looking for FAANG,big4or MBB referrals :)

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25. At MBB. Thought I wanted PE but I’m thinking FAANG PM type role might be better now. Ultimately I’d like to start my own business. Where are people who join PE 4-5 years down the line vs those who join FAANG?

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My career goal isn’t to make it to MBB or a unicorn or FAANG. It’s to feel fulfilled and challenged as I progress. I can’t be the only one that isn’t title or company chasing.

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Would CBS J-term make sense if you want to transition from MBB to a US start-up or FAANG?

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Big4 tech consulting -> FAANG sales strategy -> tier2(S&, Atk, Lek, etc./MBB. 1 year at Big4, 1 year at tech company, non-target UG. Likelihood of actually accomplishing this? Thank you☺️

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MBB FAANG Networth

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Does B4 let people go the same day as their resignation only if they’re going to a direct competitor? How about MBB or a tier 2 consulting firm? Have people been let go immediately in case they go to FAANG or other industry firms?

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Starting Friday (early morning) with a Google rejection saying the interview is cancelled less than 2 days after its scheduling. Got rejected from Apple too this week. On the bright side, I recently got promoted and have been receiving great PPMD & SM feedback for a few weeks & genuinely felt proud of my work+feats - I think that is equally, if not, more important than getting praise. Gotta take life with the good & the bad. Gonna keep trying for FAANG & MBB still! We all gotta keep swimming!

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For a strategy-esque (non-PM) career trajectory in FAANG/tech, what’s the comp trajectory look like? Can one ever reach MBB partner-like comp? MBB’s pay trajectory is too good to leave, but maybe I’m being naive

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Does anyone else find it absolutely hysterical that people group MBB/FAANG/PE/VC for the prestige-oriented folks and they never include BB IB 🤣

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How hard is it to move to FAANG from a relatively unknown boutique consulting firm? Are there extra leaps compared to MBB or Big 4, or if you get a referral you have similar odds?

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Hey, where can I learn more about employment in FAANG? After more than a year in consulting, I think I've developed a good understanding of the industry and kinds of work etc. but I'm clueless about tech... asking because I'm contemplating going all in for MBB but a lot of people are advising me to look into tech...

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Know I don’t want IB / PE / VC or MBB coming out of an MBA. FAANG seems okay but overhyped - are there no other exits with great ROI?

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Working for MBB was my dream throughout undergrad. I just signed an offer for a role I am excited about at FAANG, but I can’t help but feel twinges of jealousy for people who are getting into MBB with the recent increase in experienced hiring. Please help me 🤦🏻‍♀️

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MBB manager vs FAANG product: pros and cons? I was excited about the perks in consulting but with all of them gone (and likely we’ll never go back to the glamorous lifestyle fully), product roles that I earlier said no to seem lucrative.

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Dear MBB fishes, requesting your immediate guidance on data engineering practice. I currently have to pick one between FAANG vs MBB. Same base but 25K RSU difference. Please help me with your insights! Moving from industry in Midwest region.

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If I took a part time MBA program, can I still campus recruit for a summer role at MBB, Big 4, FAANG, etc?

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Is it easier to get a FAANG offer if you’re coming from Big4/MBB?

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

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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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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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Reject me all you want FAANG and MBB, I will keep on applying till you want me 😍😜😤💯💯💯

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

MBB or FAANG (Ops role)? Similar comp structure

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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I see a fundamental issue with consultant salary/role expectations when exiting. What do you expect when exiting MBB after 3, 5, 7 years post MBA? What's your target (VC, IB, FAANG etc.)?

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Currently interviewing for a VC Associate role (pre-MBA), a FAANG PM Role, and have 2 Series A funded startup offers for product/growth. Does it make sense to wait until I can get MBB experience?

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To those in non-MBB: Would you rather have an offer in hand right now for MBB or FAANG pm? Assume it’s a lateral transition.

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

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Is moving from MBB to FAANG non tech roles (strategy & ops) worth it? How is the career progression?

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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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Looks like B4 partners makes the most $$ in the long run, even tech/FAANG or industry level senior roles doesn’t pay more then $600-700k, except a few roles like ceo/IB/PE/other financial roles/startup rsu (of u r lucky). Came to the conclusion after reading all the posts in this and other bowls. May be MBB, but if u add pensions, I think B4 is better. Thoughts?

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Everyone keeps talking about regretting not being a SWE at FAANG and earning 250k+ straight away. If you aren’t at MBB, there is a very good chance you would also have not got into FAANG

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FAANG good MBB bad, am I doing it right

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People who’ve left MBB/consulting for FAANG: Is it everything you thought it would be? Better or worse how?

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Currently at MBB (post mba) with an offer in FAANG in fin ops (170k) and in a PE backed company (210k) in their transformation office. Which to take? What kind of exits are there in transformation?

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Are starting salaries for the same jobs different by school? Like for example would MBB/FAANG pay more for a HBS grad than a Booth grad? Or is it just that the HBS grad has better chances at landing the position, but the pay is the same?

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Do the big 4 pays 3 weeks notice if you are going to competitor?

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Thoughts on life insurance? My boyfriends brother started at Northwestern. I wasn’t buying into it at first. They played it up & I fell for it but now I’m contemplating it. I have a whole life & a term life, which totals $1M, costs $230/month. I have a 401k, Roth 401k, my own investments, I receive stock yearly from my company & purchase it quarterly at a discount. I have a finance degree, I’m good with my money, I budget, frugal & very in-tune with my finances. I’m just not sure if I need it.

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What’s the typical process to move from a verbal offer to written offer? Do you typically need to tell the recruiter you’ve decided to accept their verbal offer before they send you a written offer to review? Also is there a standard timeline to make a decision (interviewing with other firms too, so timing is tricky bc would like to finish those processes before making a decision)

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Was planning on waiting until I was in a solid financial position to purchase my first watch (which I wanted to be a datejust) but am getting impatient and thinking of buying something on the lower end now ~1-2k. Thoughts on waiting or go for something lower now?

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EY recruiter consistently reaching out to me for traded product- risk and capital practice. Had not considered having convos outside of PwC until 1 rating and $500 raise this year. Thoughts?

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Anyone exit to the sports industry? If so, what is your role now?

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Trump and his whole team are about to survive COVID (including Chris Christie) and we need the country locked down? C'mon man!

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Anyone hear of CNM? Seems like a small California firm, but a lot of ex-B4 leadership

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Layoff List; Agency, Location, Departments, Number of Layoffs. Post Away.

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GoToMeeting, Zoom, WebEx, Skype, LoopUp, Teams.. So many platforms... Whats your favorite and why?

Interesting things you had to teach an intern/ new hire?

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anyone have contacts at TikTok? saw some relevant roles and would super appreciate a referral! thanks very much fishies

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Any media freelancers out there? I am leaving my Full time position at the end of the month to take a break. I’m figuring out my next step and would love to get intel on how you got started

Two R1 Zoom interviews - one went well and the other not so well. Think it was a good cop bad cop situation. Do they factor in both interviews 50-50?

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Downwind to JFK

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Folks in NJ, any recommendations for a doctor for the green card medical exam?

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Getting to super days but not getting offers. Is applying to the same firm but different groups acceptable?

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Been out of consulting for 6 mo. now. Still have dreams replaying all the times people were asked to cancel holiday, women were demeaned, the ethical gray areas, and I didn't speak up. Therapy time?

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I'm really struggling with focus & could use some coping tips, if anyone has some. I live alone & am hundreds of miles from my family. I've been in isolation for months (My firm is still doing 100% WFH). Everything feels so overwhelming and coping with being lonely and being sad is getting harder and harder. I'm coming up on a crazy Q4. I'm low on hours for the yr so I need to go all-in on work for the next 2 months, but I'm not sure how to make it happen. Any recommendations?

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