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How hard is it to join MBB after working at big 4 for 5-10 years?

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If you're a high selling partner and can complete a niche they need, quite possible .

To be more specific, it would be at the Manager level.

You would probably need to have a very specific expertise they lack and be visible in the market

You won't make it as a manager, unless you have a very specific expertise, and that will require you to be at least principal level (and much more likely partner).

Even if I willingly took a step down? I'd consider that

After 5-10 years... you're expected to be a principal or partner. I've only seen industry hires that were a few years out of school at the consultant level, and never heard of manager hires (not saying it will never happen, just never heard of it).

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