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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I worked in PE for 2 years and coming in as a principal or above with no finance experience and only 7 years of work experience (not directly) related would be hard to find. Most if the people I knew where groomed in finance and reached that level at 7-8 years.

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I started in PE then went to Deloitte. The stress, pressure, culture, and hours in finance just weren’t for me.

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Recommend you start doing angel investing on the side to get relevant quals

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Uhh I have no idea off the top of my head… US only fund, sorry 😞 Check Crunchbase & AngelList?

Have startup operating experience - doesn’t have to be successful, but need to show history of impact and value add.

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Probably not unless you were exceptional. Most firms want to see how you created new avenues of growth or otherwise impacted the startup’s fundamental trajectory.

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What was your role at FAANG? Corp dev?

Sales and strategy & ops

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Currently at MBB, got an offer from KPMG with a title bump and 70% more salary. Worth it? I’m pre-mba

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Hi fishes! Staring at an MBB soon! Understand this question has been raised before but I’d love to hear experiences people had with specific online courses for excel and PowerPoint and how relevant they turned out to be once you’ve started the job (eg Wall Street Prep / breaking into Wall Street has been brought up before but is it not “consulting” enough?) TIA!

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Non B4/MBB firms that sponsor for entry level non technical roles?

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I would honestly pay fishbowl money if they would let me filter out all these dumb MBB(other firm) posts going on today

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what firms sponsor mba? mbb, lek, deloitte, accenture?

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How long does it usually take to hear back after MBB final round? I think this was off cycle for experienced hires and it’s been 7 working days - should I keep waiting or move on? TIA!

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Does anyone here regret joining MBB? If so, why?

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

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Currently in T1 city with T2 firm and got recruited to MBB for a role in an emerging market. I am not interested to do the country switch now, and want to avoid going through this rigorous interview process as it doesn’t align with my current career aspiration. How to turn them down nicely, to still keep the door opens for future opportunity in different market or perhaps different timing of my life?

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For MBA recruiting, what GMAT scores are MBB looking for? Is it a cutoff score situation or does every point help, even as you approach the top scores?

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Hi fishes.. Advice required since I am confused. Profile - MBA from one of the IIMs, Deloitte S&O, total and post mba experience = 2 I am getting an industry offer for 34 LPA which I feel is huge considering my experience and role also seems good. My only confusion is that I feel if I stay in Deloitte for 1-2 more years, I might be able to switch to MBB or Kearney. I always wanted to try the client site lifestyle and might get better exit opportunities after that. What should I do? Thank you.

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Anyone moved to BizOps in a start-up from Big 4 MC? Seems pointless trying to lateral to MBB/Big 4 strat just to then move on

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Tier 2 to MBB at Manager level? I have a "round 0" discussion with a senior MBB partner this week and am not feeling excited by it. I'm currently at a strong practice at a T2, and am considering whether the upside of moving outweighs the risk. I'm in the UK, where there is a meaningful pay delta at the same level, and expect TC would be 20-25% more. I do feel like I'm paid pretty well as it is. My typical hours are 55-60, with occasional peaks at 70. (Continued below)

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Any insight into IBB consulting? They are a media boutique that was acquired by Accenture so NOT 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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Advice on networking for entry level full time positions @ MBB, Strategy&, OW, Parthenon, Deloitte S&O? 3rd year UG looking to recruit full time.

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Currently a manager at a tier 2 firm (LEK, OW, etc.). Will attend business school next year. Is it worth forgoing sponsorship to switch to MBB? Seems not, but curious to get thoughts.

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Non-mbb folks that want to enter mbb. If you had a cross offer from all three, would the recent negative publications about McK influence your decision?

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Non target state school, 3.8 gpa for UG, split time between industry, B4, and AWS. Is MBB possible?

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