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Does MBB ever do cyber work with government agencies requiring a clearance? Wondering if that would be helpful with a lateral move or if they wouldn’t care.

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BCG does work requiring a clearance, but that wouldn’t help you get hired (for consulting roles, it might for support roles) I assume McK is similar. No idea about Bain.

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^What P1 said. I think Booz is probably your best bet for any thing cyber related.

Yes for BCG, though in my experience it wouldn’t be for a generalist role.

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Platinion, specifically, has a cyber security practice - but Platinion carries only some of the career benefits of being a BCG generalist (in terms of compensation, advancement, exit opportunities, etc). It is not equity-partner track.

Chasing prestige only brings so much satisfaction

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It’s not about prestige here. Given the size difference of MBB firms versus big 4 alone tells me they likely do different types of work. If I want to stay in management consulting long term, doesn’t it make sense to want to understand the differences? I’m not saying I want to do MBB, but I want to understand what they do in cyber

S or TS? Or TSCI

I’m sure you run into this a lot elsewhere too but S is not worth very much. It’s also not very hard to get. TS+ might be worth something to the DC office

Curious about this but also cyber work in general

This is really helpful. Thanks for the insight everyone

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