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boutique vs. big 4 vs. MBB? Pros and cons.

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EY1, I haven’t found Mckinsey to be competitive

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Boutique is last unless you have a well established resume already and are looking for money. Most future employers wont know if you were legit or not. MMB is generally the best but very hard work and competitive. Big 4 is good and more safe.

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Plenty of options in between boutique and MBB that aren't Big 4....some much better than most of the B4

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Agree with McK1. People at Bain are very driven but it’s more a self-driven environment rather than someone pushing you. Organization is not competitive or cutthroat - the distinction between that and being driven is important. Very collaborative, transparent culture. “A Bainie never lets another Bainie fail” 😊 SC1, are you actively deciding among the three? A narrower question would be more helpful - i.e., what are you looking to decide through the responses you’ll get here?

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Has anyone worked at a combination of the three, and have a preference? If so what and why?

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