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Have offer from McK Boston and Bain Dallas. Have more friends at Bain but love Boston. Thoughts/advice?

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I’d go to Bain. You’ll learn to appreciate Dallas- or at least how much further your money goes there than in Boston.

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Bain is 10x better

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I couldn’t click with Bain people when I went through recruiting and Dallas is very boring imo so McK Boston. And you can make new friends at McK while having your Bain friends network.

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Pick Bain so I can have a spot at Mck

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Bain 🎒

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I’m from Boston area and moved to Dallas in my 20s. Absolutely loved it. Such a great, underrated city (not to mention cost of living, weather, etc). I’ve heard great things about Bain Dallas from friends who worked there so that would be my choice. But if you really want to be in Boston and have an offer from an amazing firm there, take it.

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Don’t base it on how you connected with the interviewers and how many friends you have at each firm. Base it on which one works on the stuff you are interested in and which city you like better.

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No bad option. Go with your gut.

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As someone who lived in Dallas in my 20s but was originally from Boston, I hated Dallas (so much less to do, tho saved a lot of money)

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McKinsey is global staffing so you might end up barely in the office anyways. Friends at Bain don’t necessarily carry over to work. Your 60-80 work weeks are what will affect your life the most (in my opinion), so make sure you love the work! Which company has better practices for your interests?

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Am I the only one thinking ask Bain to start in Boston? I’m surprised nobody says it but I might be missing something here

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Still I find it surprising that if you like so much the firm and a certain city you wouldn’t propose it.

McKinsey is 11x better

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Bain! Starting at Bain dallas soon.

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McK boston. Especially if you love the city

As ping as you also got along with the people you met at McK, prioritize where you personally want to be first

People don’t stick around for long - I wouldn’t index too much on specific friends

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Dallas is a dumpster fire.

Similar boat, I went to Dallas after school since I had a ton of student loans. Have had a quite comfortable lifestyle but now that I’ve paid them off I’m going back to Boston. Dallas actually has more to do than Boston since it’s a bigger metro area but if you’ve never lived in a car city you will hate it since it feels like there are a grand total of 8 neighborhoods that are more than 2 blocks of things to walk around and do. Food scene is great but feels much less accessible than Boston since much of it is hidden gems throughout the area in unassuming strip malls. Dallas is more diverse throughout the metro area but it feels much less international living in the city than it does walking around Boston. For example, for most great Asian food you have to drive 20-30 minutes out to the suburbs in Dallas. In Boston, you walk around Chinatown.

I tell everyone I talk to in recruiting to optimize for city. If all your friends are in Boston, go there. You can ask about moving your offer to boston but I’d be surprised if it worked. In nearly all cases, moving to a different MBB won’t eliminate things you are frustrated by, but moving to the city where you want to be will.

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