How good is McKinsey Quantum Black and BCG Gamma in terms of people, projects and training/growth? Are these groups treated as second class citizens?

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Also what would a 5 year experience Data Scientist come in at? (Both title and base salary + bonus). Very interested in both of these groups.


BCG Gamma is not a separate entity. It was built organically...with significant efforts going to identify how startegy and analytics can work together. Gamma salary is same as traditional consulting (salary consulting salaries can be found on glassdoor). Challenge with this is, clients don’t pay the same bucks for startegy and analytics projects. Hence, the challenge of embedding analytics under strategy projects. Or, keeping them small...which means you don’t do implementation. Or, if they do implementation...they collaborate with body shops to do the same (eg NICE, Mu Sigma, TCS etc). Average Gamma projects last 8-12 weeks.

Quantum black is an acquisition. So, not sure of working dynamics.


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