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Do you actually enjoy your job at MBB? Or are you just there for the money/prestige/exit opps? Been hearing horror stories about the WLB and didn’t know why else people would be sticking it out there if not for those 3 things.

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Hated it at first since didn’t find my people / worked a shitton of hours. Now found a great group and enjoy it a lot (work 50-55 hours max usually)

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I understand it’s a privileged statement to make, but of my peer set I make the least (of my fellow co-interns when I did SWE internship, and college buddies [all math majors] at prop shops/banking)

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Sure every Wednesday night around midnight while enjoying a nice dinner from the Ritz's room service, realizing I have no life but great PowerPoint skill. That was before, nowadays replace the nice dinner with a cold sandwich.

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Felt this!

Relatively new, but my current case makes me really enjoy doing my job. It’s still a job, but assuming I have to work it’s a job I am excited to do everyday. My first case was tough, I woke up every morning feeling like I literally couldn’t do one more day. It’s not because of Bain, it’s bc I wasn’t interested in either the capability or the industry and the hours were really bad. I think it varies a lot by case. I guess the idea is at MBB there are lots of cool interesting cases, so when you average across all of them it’s likely you’ve done more that make you like your job than those that make you dread waking up

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+1 to all of this. Also the most fun people/team I've ever been on... I like the vibe way more than I did in tech

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I like the people and the work a lot. I have been able to get consistently staffed on my industry & topics of choice, so relative to other people I do feel like I’m building a really tangible and solid skill set. The hours, lifestyle and general lack of stability are miserable and that is what will drive me to leave.

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I do enjoy my job, but also no chance I would do it if it wasn’t for the money. Take that how you will.

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Agreed

I’m really glad I had 6 years at an MBB, it was learning on steroids and the brand has opened doors to this day. That said, I would never go back... I literally have PTSD from being a PL / Principal.

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For EI, Our ideal candidate has a mix of consulting and industry experience. For example, I had pre-MBA work experience, MBB exp and was head of transformation at a MM PE owned company and came to AP as a Director. Historically, A.T. Kearney was our largest hiring pool, LOL. More recently, we’ve dipped into the MBA hiring, though like I said we don’t have the training or processes to support them as well as we should.

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Love it. WLB could be better but 60 hr average is doable for me because I love the people and usually (not always) the work. But yeah, I’m getting tired. So now I like it most of the time, love it some of the time, and hate it the rest of the time. Maybe this will change when I’m older (I’m 26F now). Money, prestige, and exit opps were never the driving force. I wanted to be a consultant at a place with great culture. All three are nice to have though - but I didn’t screen for it out of college.

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I enjoy the work a lot and our style of working. I’ve found great leaders to work with and projects that have impact for clients. The hours can vary but they did in previous organizations as well.

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Never worked there. But a lot of them are there for the “prestige”. Can tell just from interacting with them. Full disclosure I’m not a consultant / never worked in the space.

So you don’t actually know

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