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experienced consultants who moved to MBB: do you find the work/projects more interesting?

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I haven’t done a single PMO case in my 3yrs at bcg. Exclusively doing strategy and pe work One of the huge differences is caliber of both people and thought. It does vary though from one group of partners to another so still gotta find your home and everyone’s experience is different Point is if you want to do pure strategy work and have the chops + energy - you can

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To me, it’s slightly more interesting than the tech implementation work I was doing before, but it’s far more draining because of the quick pivoting that is required, constant answer generation, and constant selling of the storyline (internally to LT and to the client)

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7.5 years experience in it risk (currently a manager) no mba but part time in progress - any tips for breaking into mbb

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Would you take this offer? 1.5Yrs post MBA at consulting firm. Headhunted to join FAANG at ~10% raise.

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