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Can anyone compare how MBB hours stack up against B4 PA (Public Accounting)?

I know the work is entirely different but just curious on the hours. Outside of busy season I probably average 45-50 hrs (closer to 70 when filing a 10k out the door) and it’s not bad but just curious if MBB is more or less.

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I average 50-55 but can definitely get worse than 70

You'll get different answers from different people since consulting experiences really vary based on project type, client industry, and specific teams (both internal and external)

The best source to get a view is the consulting subreddit's survey. They have a slide which shows the distribution of average hours by firm. Shouldn't be very hard to find after a few minutes of searching

Quick answer though I'd say 55-65 hour weeks are typical but again there's a high standard deviation there so you should check out the survey results

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60-70hr/wk on the regular, burners surpass 80hr/wk

Remember that since we don’t work weekends, this means burners translate to avg of 16hr/day

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Five times in three years, and that’s probably top decile or at least quartile

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Can confirm T2 hrs also 60~. Function of strategy consulting imo

To G1’s point above, I did a decade at MBB and after the first year I averaged 55 hours. I wasn’t willing to work more.

Would be interesting to get your perspective on the two experiences and what you enjoyed and why you moved.

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