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Biggest differences between making Partner at Big4 vs. MBB?

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Because then you should know better what your vale prop is. A best friend of mine from MBA is a 2nd year partner in one of the NA offices. I know for a fact how much he made last 2 years and it was nowhere close $800k... he did slightly above average on points collected, etc

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I know ours quite well and have a pretty good view of McKinsey, but I don't know Bain at all.

Ours was already posted in the thread,but I was very surprised by the number you quoted for the reason I laid out.

Also I have heard your managers top 300k by their 4th year post MBA so you are saying the junior partners get a 100k raise. That sounds light to me unless the senior partners are taking most of the profits or the junior partners are getting a ton of delayed comp or the profitability profile is fundamentally different.

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MBB you sell interesting work. Big 4 you sell whatever makes money

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*MBBD

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Dollah

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Exit opportunities as an MBB partner are significantly more lucrative. There's also still up or out at Partner for us. You don't find them slacking from my experience

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Deloitte partners start around $300k. Partner ~7-10 years in makes ~$1M. BCG starts around ~$800k and can make ~$2M around 5-7 years.

Source: Family member is a partner at one of the firms.

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Well, a partner has told me recently that he knows the answer before a case starts so I wouldn't overplay the interest part

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Our 1st year partners make 800-1M for reference... average partner 1-2m... senior partners who knows

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@D1 you are an idiot

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@P3, state your sources. My references have said that base at MBB is much higher, but high end partner compensation at big 4 is multiples above MBB. One former MBB partner that switched to our practice alluded he is 2.5x previous comp now

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^I'm in my early 20's but still have no idea what that means

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D1 - really that big of a difference between D and rest of B4? Speak truthfully

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@EY1, exactly what you want to do as a partner. @D1, you're an idiot

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MBB partner can make 2-3x more than Big 4

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Well not trying to be that big a tool - just hard to believe Bain partners make less than McKinsey APs and BCG principals - maybe they get 400 cash and a lot of their comp is deferred as equity or something

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Wat.

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Also, time to partner seems much different. Our first window is 6.5 years post-MBA (or promo to C which = B4 SC). Mode/median is closer to 8 (and OUT by 8.5-9 latest).

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MBB partners prefer pre-Lautner era Taylor Swift, Big 4 partners prefer post-

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Bain - really? Is the time to partner shorter?

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What level are you BCG5?

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