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If a Senior Manager / Director from a Big 4 wants to jump to MBB or T2 (think OW, Kearney, LEK), what level could they aspire for? Consultant is too many levels down, is Engagement Manager / Project Leader etc possible and if so, recommended? Or is the advice not to jump and stick till Partnership at Big 4? (I am in the midst of an advanced round interview at a MBB and at a T2, but the levels have not been discussed very weirdly in both the cases)

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Why don’t you ask what level they have in mind for you? Would save everyone involved some time don’t you think?

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Perhaps, but I am not in a do or die desperate situation to jump firms. So, I am going through the motions with an open mind and secondarily, to evaluate myself too in some ways. I don’t want to back out now and worst case, we can all back out at a later stage.

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I've seen Managers from Deloitte level down to Consultant/Associate when moving to MBB but Senior Mangers lateraled to Principal/AP. This is only 3-4 cases so YMMV.

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I have also seen warnings on FB before asking people not to transition to EM / PL directly. So, I am treading with a bit of caution here

This is helpful, thanks!

Did you not apply to a specific job?

Barracuda 1 you really are incorrect in that line of thinking. I’ve worked MBB and non MBB and the two are really so different

This is highly dependent on firm, sorry. You've given 6 options. Out of those options I would say definitely not go to K for a level downgrade, otherwise it depends.

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