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For those who worked both at ACN Strategy and at MBB, how is the talent pool difference? Is it pretty drastic?

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Yes - Accenture Strategy is very tool specific and McK is very tech roadmap McK can tell you the most applicable tool based on growing needs Accenture strategy can you tell a lot about to drive that tool to meet goals

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Density of hard workers / talented people is higher at MBB. There are many very talented folks at Accenture too, just that the density is lower due to the larger size. Also, the MBB population is very homogenous compared to Accenture.

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I'd say that there is a dramatic difference whe it comes to talent density more than anything else.

The ratio of good consultants : mediocre consultants tilts heavily in MBB's favor. ACN Strategy has some really talented folks and those consultants are just as good as or better than anyone at MBB. However, MBBs have way fewer mediocre consultants as a percentage of their staff than ACN does.

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It’s like an Ivy League vs. a big ten school. There are impressive people at both, some at one that clearly “should” be at the other. As a whole talent is going to be better at the Ivy though

To be honest, there's not much difference in the talent being sourced out of college/grad school but rather the culture (e.g., establishing an ownership mindset early), leadership apprentice (e.g., managers who embody the culture), and resources to enable your growth. This job isn't rocket science - we just have much better ingrained processes to get the most out of our people.

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