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Has anyone had experience/any luck negotiating their new level at MBB? Making the switch from Tier 2 to BCG and trying to keep my same level.

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You honestly might not be setting yourself up well for success to come in higher. Better to come in with a little time to get your feet under you with lower expectations than to come in higher and flame out quickly. We generally bring people in at a level for a reason; it’s not just punishment for lateral hires.

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Agreed. Set yourself up for success long-term

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^ came to say this. It cuts both ways. Even for us homegrown folks, having 18-24 months to demonstrate readiness for the next level often feels hard.

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They typically don’t negotiate unless you’re a direct admit partner

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Thanks everyone! For a little more context, I’ve several years at my current level and up for promotion to manager this year at my firm so wanting to move to the consultant level at MBB (not manager, but not down to analyst).

This seems pretty reasonable

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