MBB manager vs FAANG product: pros and cons? I was excited about the perks in consulting but with all of them gone (and likely we’ll never go back to the glamorous lifestyle fully), product roles that I earlier said no to seem lucrative.
Worth going from MBB to LMM PE? 2 years post undergrad. Is LMM money even equal to consulting?
Fishes at MBB or even Big 4 consulting. How is the return-to-work / hybrid model being worked out at your firm? I stared not too long ago and I’m not huge fan of the virtual environment. I’ve found it to be longer hours, unproductive and needless zoom calls. Before the WFH forever zealots jump on me, but m not advocating to return back the office 100%. I’m just genuinely curious if this will continue to be the norm. Because if it is, it’s not for me.
MBB folks, how does sponsorship work if you get full scholarship? Do you still get money (say a percentage) from your employer?
Dear MBB fishes, requesting your immediate guidance on data engineering practice. I currently have to pick one between FAANG vs MBB. Same base but 25K RSU difference. Please help me with your insights! Moving from industry in Midwest region.
Thoughts on exiting MBB to revolut? Seems like culture there isn't great, but RSUs could make it worth it?
If all the top consulting firms made anonymous decks or gave anonymous pitches to a client, eg no branding and the client did not know which firm made which deck, do you actually think that the client would prefer MBB? ￼ Is MBB actually coming up with better/more innovative solutions? I feel like I see many repeat or slightly altered ￼solutions on almost all of my cases, are these really things that people at Deloitte/Accenture etc aren’t coming up with?￼
New to consulting and feel inferior to my colleagues. I'm surrounded by Harvard grads, Oxford grads, Columbia, ex MBB, ex World Bank and so on, you get the picture. I graduated from a local university and a bit behind in my career track because I devoted the last three years as stay-at-home mom. Any tips to silence insecurities?
Does MBB, Strategy&, LEK, ATK etc allow rotational programs in different countries (London, UK, etc)? How competitive are those rotations to get into?
Anyone in MBB dealing with narcolepsy? How do you manage? Do you ask for accommodation and how does it turn out?
Has anyone exited to a FAANG equivalent (uber, airbnb, Tencent) from Big4, then further exited into MBB? Interested in seeing if it’s a possibility
I have an engineering background, graduated last December, and accepted MBB over FAANG (product design & manufacturing engineering offers) . This bowl’s focus on exiting consulting into FAANG (cont)
What are post-MBA MBB salaries in Europe and Asia? I keep hearing that they’re a lot lower than in the US but I’m trying to understand how material the difference is. (I’m asking because I’m debating between an M7 and intl MBA program.)
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.
I’ve realized most people actually hate the big D, because lots of the people hired & top talent were near misses at MBB (final round etc.) and they resent the firm because of it. It’s a sad reality but it’s true.
Does MBB do payments consulting?
Is the MBB name really worth it over Big4, T2, Boutiques in terms of exit opps? Would love to hear from experienced hires who have insight into both types of exits (MBB vs other) to better comp and wlb (tech is ideal but any industry works). I know type of case work factors heavily into opportunities but how much does the MBB name really open? Is that name recognition worth leveling down to grind for another few years?
What is the difference between getting life sciences consulting expertise at a life sciences boutique firm vs at bigger generalist firms (MBB/big 4)? How are the projects different and what type of experience do u gain?
What would you all say are the best consulting firms to work at in the federal government space? I’m not sure how many “prestigious” firms (like MBB) have a significant federal practice at all.
Anyone have tips for paying off $136k of student loans (undergrad and mba)? I’m trying to make large payments but now I have no savings or 401k. I’m 25 and just stressed as hell about this :(
Can anybody take me through their EY interview process/experience for SC 1 technology consulting?
Do any of you guys you meal delivery services like HelloFresh or SunBasket when you travel? Best one? How to expense?
So EY gives up to 16 weeks parental leave now... If you have a kid at the beginning of busy season do you still get promoted?
What are the exit opportunities/salary ranges for roles in sustainability consulting? I hear all this attention for sustainability but I don’t see a lot of positions or roles for this work
Anyone got advice on taking care of a sick parent? I’m 29, my dad passed away a few years ago and right now my mom is having some really troubling health issues so I’ve come home to support. Any advice at all is welcome, I feel in over my head
Some senior managers I work with don’t know the ins and outs of the engagement and purely stay on the PM role. Is it normal?
Which one to choose between ofss and Capgemini. Looking mainly on WLB. seniour consultant role in both the companies. And salary not much difference.
Is it true that you can only upgrade domestic on AA by using 500 mike upgrades? If you don’t have them you can buy them at $80 per? I’ve been delta platinum and now AA. This is insane..
What’s the top range salary of a strategy director in a major market (LA, NYC, CHI)? $200k or is that high?
Why does it feel like all agencies are either totally award obsessed or business obsessed. Is there no agency that can exist with those two working hand in hand? Why must one always come at the expense of the other. Am I just jaded? Idk tbh
This horse has been beaten to death but suggestions on Amex Plat vs Brilliant for Marriott loyalists? I already have Gold that gives 4X on dining and supermarkets (my biggest expenses) and don’t wanna part with that. No I don’t want CSR, thank you.
What approach do you prefer to take when a client thinks the billable hours on an invoice are too high, but you think they are reasonable based on the work performed/deliverables?
How much PTO are you taking off for your wedding (and/or honeymoon)? I'm starting a new job and worried and want to take less but also don't want to regret taking more time for my honeymoon.
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