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Do partners at top consulting firms have better WLB? An Associate here contemplating whether all this is worth it. Thanks!

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They certainly travel more, which I don’t consider favorable beyond my late 20s

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They don’t but they get paid 20x so think about what you want in life. If you want chill and average money, think industry

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^ depends on level. Seen middle managers do this a lot. But at the same time, seen executive level pull pretty much a consulting schedule - back to back meetings all day, frequent travel and apparently late hours (from e-mail traffic)

Yes and no - the work is very different so its hard to compare. They definitely spend less time “doing” and more time “directing” so if by wlb you mean spending less time doing excel/ppt and getting stuff to people by a deadline then yes wlb is better. They also have more flexible work days However, with more money comes more problems so the pressures of sales, account & people management is much higher than doing a deck by EOD. Making it a “always on” job. Source - Parent is a partner.

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Better than who?

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Thanks a lot P1. That helps!

I’ve heard there’s a huge gap in WLB between B4 and MBB. I know MBB partners grind. Anyone from B4 care to comment?

I think it’s dependent on the group someone’s working at in the Big 4. Big 4 is so massive it’s hard to generalize WLB for the entire firm tbh

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