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Anyone leave MBB to go back to Big4 for family reasons? Was the WLB any better? Regrets? Or happiness?

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I feel like every firm has the potential to be good or bad for WLB - it all depends on which team you land on.


Second this: most of us work in reasonably large firms with pockets of good/bad everything. OP I’d look around internally before peeking outside. Start with the many BCGers working 40-50 hrs per week on fishbowl

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