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If there is a PM role at FAANG vs a consulting role at MBB for ppl out of undergrad, which one would you take and why? Not that I have such privilege now but just curious

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I’d personally chose MBB as well since it gives you options to exit into virtually any industry or function for the most part

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PM all the way

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Why

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If your end goal is to be in tech, PM. If undecided, MBB.

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This is correct. It is so much easier to pivot to what you want after consulting than industry experience, but tech PM starting will come out ahead of MBB if MBB person moves to tech later.

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None, become a software engineer at FAANG.

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Pichai had a history as an engineer before being a PM. Most people in tech would agree the best PMs usually have a strong technical background - which is why a lot of SWEs turn to product management as a second career after a few YOE if they’re not interested in pursuing IC or engineering management routes. Issue is PM is now getting over saturated/becoming the new data scientist as popularity for the role has absolutely exploded the last 4 years.

Most people that I know that had this choice chose MBB (have many SWE friends)

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MBB.

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I had maybe 3-4 classmates who had cross offers to both APM/RPM and MBB. Only 1 went with MBB. I'm pretty sure I would've gone with APM/RPM had I gotten it. The 40% pay cut for non-tech optionality isn't really that compelling.

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Why do you think that having two good job offers is “privilege”?

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