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I did not know what big 4 consulting was till age 33. True story. Been in Finance all my life.

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I am sorry but unless you were winning and already at a high place in your last job, you'll not be hitting partner any time soon in big 4 at age 33. There are some homegrown partners at 30 in these companies. Your junior will be your boss. If you are okay with that, come in!!

D1... I am 32 and have partners of my age. How does that matter as long as I am learning and enjoying my work. I don’t have problems reporting to people younger than myself. I know my worth. Did not know about consulting until 28. Then got into MBA to transition into consulting.

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