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I think “MBB” is outdated and would like this see a new acronym. Interested in people’s ideas. Mine is MBBAD (pronounces mmm bad) for MBB+ACN+Deloitte. Yours?

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@EY4: slight nuance there - when looking to exit from consulting into strategy roles in various other industries, what firm you come from, at least from what I can see, also matters. In a Strategy & Ops role now at Google and 85% of the global team is formerly MBB. The other 15% are either Big 4, OW, or boutique.

Not by surprise - and as someone who came from Deloitte, I’m glad most of my peers are from MBB (find them slightly more intense but also higher caliber).

At non-MBB, you’ll also find top talent, who had a bad day on a case interview or perhaps didn’t have the network to land an interview, but it’s just not the same.

Again, all my two cents.

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With the exception of Deloitte and Accenture the other big 4 have had to rebuild their practices from scratch. Both are a tier above the big 4 audit firms. Neither are MBB, but both have out performed MBB on occasion. (Ie. both have beaten MBB on deals and both have been brought in to fix/redo bad work from the MBBs). The big 4 have pockets of talent that are better than an average team from the other firms. It’s the individuals on the team more than the firm they belong to

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BOMB

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There is only MBB, it stands for McBeeisBest

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OP, you must be Deloitte .... what modesty 😜

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Or Accenture haha

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Mine is D(Deloitte) - B(Bain)A(Amazon)G (Google) - the bestest companies in the history of companies.

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I'm curious, why D and A? I'm at Deloitte and I'd still never put D in the same league as MBB, let alone Accenture. That seems to be the prevailing wisdom.
Deloitte may be far and away ahead of other B4 but it's not MBBD.

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We’ve pretty much caught up to Accn I’m digital.

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Wow! How many times have to see posts like this - guess delusion is pretty real!

But in whatever delusional universe you live, Accenture after MBB makes 0 sense.

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A1 speak for yourself - our firm isn’t lower tier 2 and if you strongly feel that way feel free to go work elsewhere. We compete with everyone across the consulting spectrum with our lines of business. That’s what differentiates us in the consulting space.

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Lol, I interviewed with ACN, got the offer but wasn’t impressed by the people / GTM model to leave one of the non-Deloitte Big 4, so there’s your answer.

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Said nobody from MBB ever

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What’s ironic about all this is how little anybody outside of consulting actually gives a crap about this. In their eyes, the difference between MBB is only how many alumni from each they have in their C-suite and the difference between Big 4 is squat. I guarantee an interviewer will never say “Maybe we should go with Candidate 1 over Candidate 2 because they were at Deloitte and not PWC”.

Please feel free to test with clients or people you know in industry.

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@A3 “consluting” - lol not sure if intentional but hilarious and somehow appropriate...

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MBBB

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Legacy Booz was cleaned out well before the acquisition. There’s a reason they sat on the market for so long.

Accenture is the backup job to your initial backup. It’s not in the same breath as Big 4 much less MBB.

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This was all too predictable ... which was actually the point of the post... the human need for feeling superior to others is alive and well. MBB has plenty of people from Big 4 and other firms and vice versa. The need to feel that firm A is above firm B is universal... all make ridiculous amounts of money and have ridiculously talented people. There are differences, but not nearly as large as most think. MBB is trying to get into tech, Big 4 and ACN get into strategy, and the world goes round and round.

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Would be nice. But let’s not lie to ourselves. ACN barely makes it to low Tier 2. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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MBBNCIS:LA

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It really should just be "D"

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Stands for Delusional

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Please OP let us know when you get to meet someone that chooses to join Deloitte over MBB. Or better, someone from MBB that applies to Deloitte (and who is not being counseled out)

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Stop trying to make Deloitte part of MBB.

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A2 lmao "that's what differentiates us"

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