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Any folks who did their MBA and went and joined MBBs . Was it worth the chase ? Would like to hear more on this.

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I know lots and lots of such folks. Only about 30% stayed beyond 4-5 years. So that may make one think it isn't worth the chase. However, if you look at the exit opportunities - PE, Funding for own startups, Leadership roles at startups, you realize these brands still command a lot of trust and respect in the market. I myself joined Kearney and realize there is definitely sea of difference in terms of strategic nature of the projects as well as the exit options. Off course the folks who stay on and work their way to partnership in these firms standout as advisors to some of the top business leaders globally. So imo it is absolutely worth fighting. Happy to hear contrary thoughts and opinions.

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One of my friends who moved from deloitte to MBB recently is finding it very hard. Both physically and emotionally draining with work till midnight being a norm was what I heard. Others seem to cope and adapt.. Depends on person to person I guess. But generally I see a lot of exits in ~2 years since it's not sustainable and opportunities outside are good.

Yes up or out is there and practiced quite ruthlessly. 14 hours is pretty normal ( might be considered good by a few consultants).

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I am one of those folks. Think anybody who makes it will probably say it’s worth it, at least financially.

Do you see yourself staying and becoming partner or using MBB as a launchpad to better WLB and good roles outside consulting?

It takes a lot out of you, but M1 is right - makes sense financially. I've doubled my already generous compensation in 2 years. Looking for exits now, and the name does open a lot of doors (even without referrals).

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