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Has anyone made the switch from McKinsey to Bain? I'm considering it for personal reasons and would love to know if the culture difference is as pronounced as people say it is?

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In Atlanta and don't know any m->b and only a couple b->m. Culture is overrated imo. Your experience depends far more on the individuals that you work with / your "tribe"

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I beg to differ. Culture is not alike

Bain has better culture than McK ? Being an outsider , I can tell McK people are easier to work with , lot smarter , more diverse . 😎

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Maybe OP is a white frat bro who feels more in touch with Bain

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Can’t speak to D1’s unfortunate experience but in my neck of the woods (NYC) the transfers are mostly M -> B and not the other way - usually based on culture and lifestyle factors.

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That was not the case for the cases I know personally, but I guess we’ll never know for the rest!

I think it matters more if you can find your tribe/people than overall culture. Most people end up working with a core group over time, so finding that is more important.

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