Graduating with PhD in comp neuro next year. I just did a week long internship at MBB to check out consulting, which I loved but ultimately will not be accepting my offer for life considerations (my wife also works at MBB and we have young children). It was amazing getting a sense of what the work actually comprises.
Are there any similar day-long or week-long internship programs for data/analytical consulting? Would love to test it out for a little bit to check out other firms
Has anyone made the move from Big Tech to Digital MBB (including BCG DV)? What are the pros and cons of doing so?
Can anyone compare how MBB hours stack up against B4 PA (Public Accounting)?
I know the work is entirely different but just curious on the hours. Outside of busy season I probably average 45-50 hrs (closer to 70 when filing a 10k out the door) and it’s not bad but just curious if MBB is more or less.
Any former T2 Associates who made the jump to MBB with <1YOE from undergrad willing to chat? Looking to understand the process and prep
Have worked less than a year as an SAP consultant, next step was to either do a masters in data science or MBA —> MBB, or FAANG. Any advice on how to map this out?
Sooooo when MBB says cover letters are optional, I should still write one right? They’re “optional”? Just hate cover letters 😫
MBB 🐠 in your opinion, do you think emphasizing more unconventional things in my background (community college; retail work) in addition to my consulting exp. would help or hurt my future apps? Why?
In what types of exit opps does MBB truly excel over Big4 strategy? Guessing VC/PE but anything else?
Long shot: Any McKinsey fish willing to chat about their experience & assess if I’d be a mutually good fit? Headed into another MBB/T2 final round (experienced hire, U.S. offices, 2YOE) & would love to still give McK a look in determining best fit 😅Yet to apply & have no referral - TIA any kind souls that are willing to chat!
Can you preserve some time in level when switching to MBB? I’m at 2 YOE. I understand that I would probably get the entry level title, but would some of my time in level transfer as well (I.e. I start not purely as an entry level title as if I just graduated, but as an entry level title with 1 year of progress of time in level)?
Do you guys get the sense we're more entrepreneurial than MBB? given smaller scale (at least in my office) there's a lot of unstructured staffing and project mgmt that both drives me nuts but...
Is there a Black at MBB group?
What’s the typical comp and wlb (hours) of someone who exits to big tech from being an MBB manager? What roles are these typically?
Looking for experienced case partners for the next few weeks. 1-2 YOE here and probably done 100+ cases, applying to MBB.
I'm currently in talk of joining ZS Associates, with ~5 YE from industry (healthcare/life science) and 7+ YE in total. It sounds from the recruiter that it's
more likely to come in as an AC first, not a C unless proven otherwise during the interviews. Should I even consider this opportunity since it might be a 'step-down’ from my current position, and might not look as good in my resume? Is it true levels at ZS are higher than other firms, MBB, B4, T2?
I’m social media drained. I can’t keep up with all you 25 year olds who have $500k in savings, perfect bodies and skin, no student debt, manager-level jobs in tech and MBB, tons of friends and partners/spouses who love them. I’m out for a while ✌️
So basically every dream exit/next job is dead for me:
PE: Barely looks at consultants (they prefer finance people), let alone those not from MBB
VC: They want those with operational experience, which disqualifies most consultants
Tech: I have no technical skills (aware that this one is on me), and learning them to the point where tech will take me will take forever and I’ll start at entry level if I even get in
Entrepreneurship: No money, entrepreneurship network, or idea
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Mood due to the weather
I got offers from Deloitte USI and Accenture. Both are offering 8.5LPA fixed. Which would be the best option? Need your quick suggestions pls.
Just a vagrant thought seeing US tech layoff, which will be the first service company in India coming up with hiring freeze this year?
looking forward to suggestions.
I am currently serving notice period. Could you please suggest some good companies i can give interviews in during my notice period to counter offer.
How can I goal seek tariff (price per unit) to meet a certain Equity IRR based on a target Hurdle Rate using VBA? Can anybody please share a code or explain it to me like I'm a 12 year old. 🙏🙏
Anyone in a tech company looking to bring on a Sr. Technical Recruiter or Director of Recruitment?
Ex-McKinsey EMs or ex-BCG PLs, at what level did you enter google? Being offered an L5 and want to make sure it’s the right level
Have you filled your ITR?
Is it important to tell recruiters your end goal when first reaching out? For example, I’m interested in switching from litigation to transactional, but my eventual goal is to go in house. Is that important to mention or precarious? Would recruiters have insight into the best way to make that goal happen?
Anyone who had COVID experiencing chronic fatigue and shortness of breath weeks and months after?
Received an offer at grade 6 for Solution Architect for CSG. I know RSUs aren’t offered at this level but are they offered upon promotion?
Also is 150k a fair offer for MCOL, 7 YOE, 10 carts?
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How much Quarterly variable received by C3A and above bands in TCS for 3 quarters? Is this 100% or we don't get full variable amount? TCS consultants please put some insights.
Hi All, I was offered a role with Aecoms San Francisco office working with an energy client for a midlevel associate environmental planner. I wanted to gauge what is a general salary that ones been offered on this team. I felt lowballed at $79k/annual, initially offered 74k. This is given that I had 1.5 years in land use planning and a recent masters graduate in urban planning.
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Staying at a Westin, the hotel door lock has been broken and able to open from the outside all week since they gave me the room, wtf is this shit
If I had to relocate from DC to Atlanta as a Sr Analyst, what are the chances Accenture would let me keep my salary?
Does it look bad having a couch in your home office? It’s behind me so when I’m on camera/calls, you can see it about 5 feet behind me. Not one a bad looking one but a modern chaise style with a plant or something near it.
ORD this morning: mad traffic, lines & super stressed out people. Goddamn. Happy Monday? ✈️😑
Trying to hide my lunch-drunk from my senior manager and he just skyped me, "we still on for drinks tonight? I already had too many for lunch but I'm totally game." Classic.
Anyone else incredibly sick of these airlines pitching their credit cards for 4-7 minutes every flight? Did they always do this?
Does the amazon fire stick work well in hotels?
I see some consultants blowing those high price checks in MGM National Harbor tonight 😆🙌🏽 Work hard play hard!
Have 3 nights at Ritz, switch cities 1 night st courtyard next week. Wife says "ouch you're really going to feel that". Love you honey but yeah, no shit
Interested in comp data points for Accenture strategy? Consultant level, MCOL. (DC/Philadelphia etc.)
Gift ideas for 20 year old guy? Budget is under $50. I’m getting my brother a gift and completely clueless
Just put on my Heavenly Bathrobe and opened a bottle of Shiraz. Is it bad that the front desk now hands me a corkscrew and a wine glass upon check-in without prompting?
Advice for annoying travelers - don't hover right up on the baggage claim belt. Step back and when your luggage arrives, proceed forward. If it's not here yet then GTFO the way.
How/where to invest in real estate. Open for anyone, aimed at those who have made money from good real estate investments.
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