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Been in this game for years and I'm still not clear, is Big 4 Advisory/Consulting considered Tier 3? Is this because we don't generally do strategy-related work?

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It's just PwC

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Thank you for a classic Deloitte answer.

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It's because none of your strategy practices are particularly mature except for perhaps Deloitte

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I think it varies by geography. In places I’ve worked in Europe and Middle East (and my limited experience), big 4 get grunt work and lower value. The price point is lower, and a lower reputation with clients. Plus there’s the exclusivity element. When 10 people you know join a big 4, but 1-2 gets MBB and 3-5 get OW/LEK, it builds a perception in your mind. Even if those guys aren’t all doing strategy in big 4.

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It’s a huge region and lots of money been thrown around so maybe. But the industries I’ve seen (public sector and related), they weren’t in the top 3-4 I saw around. I saw ‘PwC’ doing PMO though. But once again, v limited experience.

Great question. Would you say we’re tier 1 or tier 2? If not...

Ngl, why is strat the only metric? I'm not sure how we fare in the other MC specialities...

Yes, this is what I am wondering. Especially for particular specialties, I know capabilities and maturity vary widely by firm. So I just wonder what the tiering is based on... Prestige?

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