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Decided to get my MBA later than most. Joined MBB after, but found the post-MBA role a lot more junior than I was expecting. I want to jump to a BizOps, strategy, or project management role somewhere else. What levels should I be targeting? I have 1 year of MBB but 10 yoe total In project management and internal strategy

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I honestly dont get why people always go to YOE. Experiences are dramatically different if you work at an Amazon warehouse vs. IB vs. MBB.

There is clear leveling from MBB to tech; staying longer in consulting buys you a lot more senior roles in tech

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Unfortunately, your total YOE matters less because companies/recruiters will look at you as a 1 year post MBA Associate/Consultant. Try to stick around for another year and make EM/PL. it makes a difference. I was in a similar situation and ended up staying longer in consulting to get more senior level exit opportunities

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Exit level will depend on how many years you’ve managed teams

Yes - but you could also go u to industry sooner and progress straight away. There’s opportunity cost for staying as well. Stay in consulting for 3 more years to enter tech at next level vs. going into tech, kicking ass, being promoted in 3 years later with a much deeper skill set. Being an EM/PL for 6 months isn’t going to do much for you in terms of leveling. Waiting until principal or AP... different story, but again - why not go straight in?

MBB experience has so far felt like a demotion from my previous experience. I feel like I got swindled by the marketing and it set me back in my career. I wonder if I would get a better role by taking it off the resume, saying I took the year off and highlighting past management experience instead 😂

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