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How is MBB different from Big 4 in culture, work style, etc.? Welcome any perspective!

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There are particular teams in b4 (e.g., S&, top end strategy teams - monitor, S&O - at Deloitte, parthenon) that prob are analogous or similar in work style and experience to Mbb. I think the big difference is that there is a standard of competency in business at MBB, standardized salaries, and standardized development. People-wise, I hear it varies by office.

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From my understanding having worked in our strategy shop: Higher caliber analysis and speed thereof, less scrutiny for expenses, 2 levels below C-suite vs B4 can be 4 or even 5 levels below, higher comp, faster promos, but also way worse worklife balance. Essentially B4 is an intense job M-Th, MBB is investment banking hours M-Th with a corporate friday

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Oh yeah, B4 is a smack in the face of bureaucracy compared to little ol’ booz

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I worked at Deloitte prior to this and think things are pretty similar. Maybe things move a little faster with a smaller team but it’s mostly the same. BCG is a lot more pleasant to work at though. Better benefits/traveling perks and the office has snacks! Another nice thing is the standardized salary. I knew people in the same role with a 40k variance in the salary. That made me plan to leave when I found that out.

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I agree... Thanks for the info!

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