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Anyone who has made the jump from big 4 to MBB, what have you noticed the key cultural differences to be?

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I worked at an MBB after my MBA, went to industry, and now am at a B4 as an MD. There is a difference in average talent, but if you look, you can staff similar levels of ability as you’d have at a smaller firm. The biggest difference is that my MBB firm had a much better performance review system.

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