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How hard is it to move to FAANG from a relatively unknown boutique consulting firm? Are there extra leaps compared to MBB or Big 4, or if you get a referral you have similar odds?

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Depends on the role and the MBB/big4 consultants you are up against. As a tech consultant, you have better odds than MBB folks for tech product management. They have better odds when it comes to BizOps and non-tech product management. Big 4 are so big and have so much variability in their talent quality that this comparison will be very hard. I would say you have a fair chance for any role compared to a Big 4 consultant with a similar background.

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