2 years at MBB + M7 MBA, currently in Chicago. Looking to move to a lower cost of living geography. Heavily considering exiting into Tech in the Research Triangle Park Area (think Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Morrisville) . Targeting these firms for BizOps/ Sales Strategy roles: Cisco, Lenovo, IBM, Salesforce, Amazon, Microsoft. Non-negotiable is a focus on cloud technologies - either as a provider or an adopter. Any heavyweights I am missing? (Purposely left GCP out). Appreciate the stress test!
Does B4 let people go the same day as their resignation only if they’re going to a direct competitor? How about MBB or a tier 2 consulting firm? Have people been let go immediately in case they go to FAANG or other industry firms?
What’s the case for going to MBB for 2-3 years before trying to make a jump to FAANG vs going straight to FAANG post-MBA?
How does BCG’s operations practices score as compared to McKinsey and Bain? Want to switch to MBB for operations. Need some perspective. Thank you
What is the typical lag time between start date and offer at MBB as an experienced hire? I was told to expect a start date in a year during off cycle recruiting. Is this normal?
My career goal isn’t to make it to MBB or a unicorn or FAANG. It’s to feel fulfilled and challenged as I progress. I can’t be the only one that isn’t title or company chasing.
End goal: strategy at a large industry player (auto, apparel, etc) Is it more logical to use the mba to jump right into those companies or use the mba to get into Mbb/tier 2 and then jump?
Going to MBB from Tier 2...worth the switch?
How to best allocate time, from first to final round of MBB process for 2-3 weeks? Just keep doing cases daily / focus on behaviourals / read white papers/ relax a bit ?
Is there some comprehensive doc that maps MBB consulting levels to typical FAANG exits, types of groups etc? Or is this tribal knowledge?
I heard a rumor that some partners at MBB firms (and maybe other consulting firms, too?) can hold a plane. Is there any truth to this? I know our partners’ connections are strong, but that is one crazy ask….
Wharton EMBA worth it? Late career starter so limited white collar experience but interesting background/past life. Also have kids to support so can’t do a full time program. Want the MBA for career boost ($), as an entry to faang/MBB and to have more security for future opportunities. Worth it? Does the EMBA have the same faang/MBB recruitment access and weight as full time?
Got 2 offers, 1st from British American Tobacco- Planning Expert 10% pay rise and 2nd from small company(focus on data science) 50% pay rise, Data Science Project Goal: to break into MBB or FAANG
MBB fish - anyone offering to do referrals for London (Analyst/Associate level)? 1-2 YOE at T2, happy to share CV/discuss qualifications. McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company
MBB experienced hire entry level or stay at current firm and make manager in 3 months? 2.5 YOE, currently at boutique life science strategy firm. Firm willing to sponsor for MBA as well
Worked 2 years entry role IT consultant at a big4 and 2 years another entry role strategy consultant at T2 cobsulting firm (ATK, LEK, S&), which level at MBB should I apply for? Again entry role?
Want to join PE from a non-MBB firm. From an advanced degree (PhD) background and hence mostly exposed to the LS industry. Want to know if anyone did this transition: PhD > Consulting > PE. Is there any way to go for LS specific teams in PE ?
Just got an offer to join an mbb from Deloitte. I have 3 years of exp and have been working on b school apps and was planning on going after 4 years. Is it worth it to go (it’s a BA role) or should I apply post mba and try as an associate?
I shop at BR and my client counterpart Shops at BR clearly. Some days we will have on the same shirt.....awkward.
Working in Chinese company, with office based in China but working remotely outside of China. Fine and legal to work there without a work visa if im not living in China right?
What is the salary for a Senior associate at Alvarez and Marsal's Turnaround and Restructuring practice in the US (currently based in another country, potentially might shift there) If you could please mention the breakdown of base + bonus, since I am aware that bonus ranges can vary a lot TIA!
If the Sheraton runs out of valet parking when I check in, and valet is included in my rate, and I have to self park, can I get points?
Any Point B fish willing to talk about the company, it’s culture, and a Process Improvement role?
Another win for diversity!
Had a phone screen last Wednesday that went well. the recruiter said they knew of a few teams hiring, asked about my preferences and would check in with those teams/share my resume with the hiring managers. When would be good to follow up, or should I just play it cool?
Daycare moms that nurse, what is your at routine? I want to get up before baby gets up but boobs are super full so taking a shower means so much leaking (sorry TMI!). Also do you feed solids before you leave or just pack it for daycare to feed?
We often talk about European OOO msgs in this group, turns out there are challenges. "As costs ballooned, officials were "stunned" by the French taking a month vacation each summer." www.yahoo.com/news/budget-overruns-culture-clashes-over-121033257.html
Left public accounting as an Audit Manager to take a Controller position in private. Realizing I don’t want to get stuck in a Controller position LT and would like to possibly be in FP&A if I stayed in private. Have always had an interest in FDD and I am considering leaving private for FDD. Any thoughts on this potential move & if it would improve my chances of getting into FP&A later on?
Aiming for a junior AD role and wanted to know what I should keep in mind for a salary range? Will be at the same agency vs. jumping to a new agency, which I think is less of an advantage...
Does partner comp vary across the big4?
Who will decide hike for an individual and what all the parameters they consider ? I did so well this FY with quite a lot client appreciations but still got VC RATING. Not so happy in terms of transparency.
What’s the average salary and bonus like for experienced Deloitte advisory hires in tier 1 city? Looking for a range to discuss with the recruiter.
Hi 🐠 I left the US in August cuz I didn’t get in the H-1b lottery. Now I want to apply for a B1/B2 (tourist) visa and am concerned about the interview. Any experiences or tips to share? cont.
Does anyone have any tips to get back into a healthy lifestyle after giving yourself a break for a few days. I had been doing really well for the last 2-3 months, was feeling great and lost about 20lbs. I went away for the weekend and didn’t go crazy but let myself have cocktails and dessert and now I’m having a hard time getting back into the habits I had developed. I feel sick but I keep making bad choices
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