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Career trajectory for MBB vs PE megafunds? Is it harder to make partner at PE firms compared to at consulting firms?

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They’re both hard - you have to commit the time and effort to make it there. Possibly though that at PE megafunds the deals might come to you a bit more vs at MBB as a partner you need to source business to be successful. But honestly I don’t think you should pick either or switch to either based on “how easy/ hard it is to make partner”. You still need to be good and put in all the years,otherwise you won’t make it... hard to do in a job you don’t like..

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Yes. Consulting is based on sales PE is based on returns. Much easier to sell a million dollars worth of work than to get a million dollar return.

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It depends on the PE firm. Many of the big ones don’t have to source deals, they just need to pick the good ones out of the ones that come to them lol. Yes of course you have to pick the right deals but at some point you have to do *something to earn those $$$$$ lol

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