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For data science roles, senior (L6) at AWS or post MBA level (specialist track, so same pay as generalists) at MBB? Comp is 20% higher at AWS just to start. But maybe looks like MBB has better upside - solid path to promotion to manager level with solid comp increase. But worse WLB and it's unclear to me whether MBB data scientist on the resume is up to par with big tech data scientist on the resume. Coming from big 4 so I am considering brand so I can do better with future resume screens.

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I'd take AWS. Only go to MBB if you want to do consulting with a hint of data science. Big tech is the way to go for real DS / technical work. Also exit ops wise, a lot of tech companies discount DS experience at consulting companies (and understandably so).

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Haven't really encountered that, most generalists treat us like any other consultant. Have heard of stories of a few bad apples but very rare.

Personally would take AWS. Tech data science>consulting data scientist for reputation/resume cred. MBB data science is more or less on par with B4 and nothing super special.

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DS is a big field and means a lot of different things to different companies, divisions, and teams. At my FAANG, of the few ex consultants on the DS team, most are from big 4 or niche analytics shops, with one guy from MBB (bcg). Overall I’d say the MBB brand actually hurts them in this space - ivy league frat boys known for fingerpainting in powerpoint are not our target for talent, despite their effort to pivot to ‘dIgiTaL’ with fancy names like ‘Gamma’ (ooo Greek!) and ‘QuantumBlack’ (do they deliver quantum computing??).

Amazon. Data scientists in consulting dont do data science and will have a harder time placing into tech

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Assuming the work is the same across both companies - in going to day that big tech is the way to go. I have had friends at mbb in tech roles and the one thing that always stood out was how they didn't really have a plan for that to do with the tech group. I feel that with big tech they at least know what to do with the tech guys. That being said...you do learn to how to align tech with business value really well at mbb. Personally I would go with big tech unless you have an MBA, crush on mbb and are you enough to not care about the loss of wlb

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