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How much different is T2 consulting from MBB?

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I put it this way: The average person is a bit better at MBB. The average project is a bit cooler / more impactful at MBB. The top 1% of people and projects both go to MBB 99% of the time. BUT the top quartile T2 people are much better than the average person at MBB. And the same goes for projects. And comp. And exits, now that I think of it. So anyone at a T2 who maximizes their experiences and does well doesn’t need to worry at all about not being at MBB. But if you have the choice, usually choose MBB unless maximizing for short term WLB.


D is T2? Also, care to elaborate on the key differences at individual level? How’s your day to day different? (Usual differences - prestige / quality of casework / high calibre peer group etc is well understood)


Huge. Source: moved from D -> BCG

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Depends on what your goals are For certain exits, pretty big. For career consulting? Comp & trajectory are slightly worse, but not but much.

I disagree with manager 1 in some ways. Ppl are smarter or just more privileged and could afford an mba from a top program. And are the projects cooler? Mbb seems so fluffy. At ey we get to do strategy and implemmentetion. Pay is better at mbb but you’ll eventually need an mba to continue your career growth there

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