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How do you perceive Mercer Consulting in relation to B4/MBB?

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I don’t understand the relationship between Mercer and OW, so I perceive them mostly with confusion

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Same parent company. Some of the same corporate infrastructure (benefits, IT). Totally separate P&Ls, compensation and title structures, etc. Mercer’s clients are large employers and they do HR consulting. OW does more strategy type work.

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Mercer is an HR Consulting firm, specializing in employer benefits. You'll have a much bigger exposure to a wide range of projects by joining a B4 firm. At the same time, the work/life balance is much more feasible at specialized firms like Mercer.

They're a benefits broker....that's it. If you want to do benefits go there. No exits besides that.

Slightly disagree. Exit opportunities are available (myself included as I transitioned from Mercer to Deloitte). However, I had to do some extra self education to find the overlap between management consulting and HR consulting. As a benefit expert, the easiest overlap for me was to transition into M&A work, as all deals need to align benefits.

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