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I can answer the first question from experience- it varies… the bottom line is there is a big difference in work culture between classic and others .

In my cases with them - they’re the ones signing off by 6-8 pm but we usually burn the midnight oil … they are really good with tech knowledge - but have minimal storytelling or slide making skills (which is fair) but also a lower desire to do that - whereas in classic side - we are fanatical about getting the perfect story and slides in front of client …

So a lot of times as you can expect they would be considered different (I won’t say second class) - just not the same intensity as classic - overall I’d say - you’re likely making a good move from where you are to be part of a really good group of folks

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Platinion here. Regarding BCG3s comment I've seen core CT hurt their career path by playing too fast and loose with PLA material. But most are exceptionally good at orienting themselves in foreign domains (makes sense, that's the job). The key is a good faith partnership with a reliable Platinion expert.

BCG1's comments are in line with my experience.

It’s not the USDC of BCG by any means. You do need to prove yourself a bit because a large amount of the bcg doesn’t know what the heck platinion is. Btw most of your cases are likely going to be core strategy cases (with a tech focus).

There’s no path to partner currently

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It changed recently, there’s now a partner path in Platinion I think. Definitely double check in your interviews but I remember an email going out earlier this year

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It’s not like USDC as in support-focused role; but I get where the analogy could come from given 1) different pay and different titles 2) focus on specific technology and doesn’t get involved in general cases or staffed like a generalist consultant. Overall, treat it as a separate business unit. Treat it as if BCG acquired Accenture/Deloitte/IBM tech consulting practice and gave it a separate name.

D1, USDC folks sit on cases and can do exact same work, BST doesn’t

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