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For people who have switched from Big4/Tier 2 consulting firms to MBB, what's the reason you made that switch? Also, how are you finding consulting at MBB better than your earlier consulting gigs? What according to you, is the selling point for the tier 1 consulting firms?

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Speed of progression - comp & promotion, they are paying my MBA, I like the people / performance culture, the projects we get have really stretched me. It’s all of these points not just one thing.

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Made the switch to Tier 2, I was in Tech Strategy earlier in a Big 4. Projects roughly the same - except, I don’t always work on Tech projects in the Tier 2. I also work on regular strategy. Salary is higher, but work life balance took a big hit. Not really sure I want it this way.

Moved from T2 to MBB. Despite good work /clients / office at T2, I was hoping to work on stuff we were not doing / unlikely to ever do. That worked out, e.g., getting to serve Big Auto and do operations for real (with frameworks and methodologies, beyond smart/energetic people). Additional benefits ended up being deeper learning in structured thought and communication, more training, greater access to experts and knowledge base. The many structures are generally advantageous but it can take away from the entrepreneurial side. If you want / like to develop clients earlier T2 can be better.

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