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BCG Consultant or AlixPartners SVP? Pay is significantly higher at Alix to start but I’ve heard it levels off. Main concerns are up or out (BCG) and breadth (Alix)

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As far as I can tell there’s not a ton of leveling off until you get in the $400k plus range at Alix. And don’t you work there? Just talk to someone at the firm

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I may have used the wrong term (ESL), meant that BCG’s catches up to Alix in a couple of years

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You’ll be fine with pay at either. Question really comes down to you and what you want to do. I am ex-BCG and prefer the work at Alix. Better network at BCG (bigger alumni base) and obviously a better known brand.

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You’re also working with people who know their shit so things just move faster because you’re not training juniors. The collaboration is better because it’s a real debate between equals and not a top-down driven approach.

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Also you are willing to get down leveled? I think BCG consultant maps to our VP?

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It’s not worth being down-leveled. Alix has a good reputation. Take the SVP role.

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I’m a former mbb partner and current alix MD. what are your career goals? Either could be the right answer based on this.

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Just think that’s not the right way to think about it. Is the long term goal to be head of strategy for a F500? Well BCG is better for that. Is the goal to be in PE Operations, well Alix is better for that. Is the goal to be a consulting partner? If you want to be a SME partner, bcg is better, if you want to be a seller / relationship owner AlixPartners is undoubtedly better.

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AP4, could you elaborate?

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