If you were <6 months away from making partner at a Big 4 firm and you were presented an opportunity to join McKinsey as an Associate Partner doing the exact same work.
What would you do and why?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

Delay the offer and make sure you get Partner? If they want you now, is it possible they would want you in a few months when partner Opportunity is a known deal?

But, on the other hand, why are you looking?


Is your firm bad about leading people on and fear it might not happen?

smartlike

If you’re 35, and currently a manager, you should take the AP role. That said, it’s weird they’d offer an AP (SM/D equivalent depending on B4) to a manager. You will be treated like a B4 SM until senior partner or quitting at MBB, but comp is great if you perform.

like

Ask yourself where you'd rather be partner at 50. That's the only answer that matters. This might sting/feel great for a few years now, but life is long and you gotta live with your decisions. The only person you are answerable to is future you.

like
Recent IconRecent

If you are really <6 months out take B4 partnership. The pay is really truly not that different and B4 partnership isn’t up or out the way MBB is at junior partner ranks.

like

Bingo

Take. It.

like

Take it. Big 4 is just bureaucratic career evolution vs. McK is more about customer impact. I worked as a SM for 5 years in big 4.

funnylike

Make Partner, then make your move.

Goodwill, network, and sponsorship will take years to rebuild.

like

Make sure you want to go through the trouble to rebuild your entire network at the new entity.

likesmart

Timing is perfect these days with all the shuffling

My Opinion - Make partner at your current firm and if you still wanna make a switch then look at the MBB‘s or other alternatives.

Would be really interesting to know how many people brought in at AP actually make Partner at McK.

like

Could you elaborate what makes BCG better? Currently thinking about BCG vs McK switch from my current employer

How much is the difference in pay?

like

Don’t think it makes sense to take a pay cut and it is not like Mck can’t pay

No way. Take the sure thing.

like

Is Associate Partner at M equity or non-equity?

like

Non equity

like

I’m in a similar position. Very likely to make P at my firm this year but am in advanced discussions for a P-level position at another, larger/higher profile, firm.

My calculus is that I’d be walking away from relationships and reputation that I’ve built and would need to start all that from scratch to credentialize myself at a new place.

I’m sort of set on staying put for that reason, unless the offering firm is going to just throw money at me.

In your case, apparently the long term earnings potentially for Partners at MBB >> Big 4. So that might be a consideration too.

like

The long terms aren’t comparable

like

Maybe. Depends on motivation. I have seen an example of Kearney partner joining Alix at Director level and then promoted to MD after 2 years

Not likely true, even if Kearney partner was let go for fraud. Lol

No

I did it. I had issue with some investments aka independence with our audit business (yet was in consulting) so was delayed by a year. In between, I got a significantly better offer from another consulting firm. Yes it’s not the same status but I make what a 3rd year partner makes.

No

Does a partner at McKinsey have less prestige than a partner at Big 4? Tougher/more tenure reqd/equity etc?

The hard truth is that consulting gives you zero prestige. Your clients and the people you know do.

like

What’s the pay difference?

Related Posts

Would any fishies from Harrison and Star be down to talk about the agency? Considering a role there and would love some true first hand insights on the agency.

like
like

Hi! I have a case interview for one of the big 4. I applied for supply chain implementation consultant. While I do have experience in supply chain, I do not have experience in consulting. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to prep?

like

Hi Guys,

I have offer with Deloitte USI with 13.25 Fixed , 0-10 % variable, 50k joining bonus.

and CGI 15 Fixed , 3% variable, 2L joining bonus.

I know Deloitte offers other perks as well being allowance upto 25 K year, etc .

Which one should I pick ??

like

Hi guys,

I got Candidate application form link and docs upload mail from KPMG hr and I have sent docs and filled CAF as well. At the time of screening for interview hr told me we've budget of 9 lpa but i agreed to go for the interview. Now i got an offer of 10.5 lpa so will kpmg accept my counter and give me more than 10. 5 or they'll only offer 9 lpa as per their budget.

And what should i counter them against 10. 5 lpa.. And if still they don't give me more than 9 lpa then what should i do?

like
like

Is it true that Accenture allows work from any of the 8 office location ?

like

Out of Thoughtworks and McKinsey,Which one is better in terms of work life balance and learning opportunities?

like

Please help..
Which one is better for job security??
Gemini Solutions
Deloitte India
Both are offering almost same ctc (28 lpa)
Cctc: 16
Yoe: 6
Please help and let me know.

like

Hi Fishes,
My final round of technical Interview was over in Deloitte USI and it was with team members. I think HR will connect with me for package as per team members.
Role : Consultant (Manual tester)
YOE : 5.6 yrs
Current package: 5.03lpa( this will get hike letter)
How can I expect from Deloitte because even for freshers they are offering more, so for 5.6 yrs how much can I expect?
Kindly Suggest!!

like

Berger Singerman? Culture, salary, bonus, work, hours, partnership prospects? Any insight appreciated. Thx!

like

How can I join the all things MBB bowl?

like

Fam, what’s KPMG’s life sciences practice like? Any thoughts on leaders and the nature of work?

like

Hey Folks,

What are the roles of level 9 at
Accenture UK for a cloud data engineer?
How much of technical works and lead roles will be expected by Level 9 .
Is there a chance to stay remote or occasional travel kind of positions ?

Thank you

like
like

Hi Fishes,
My YOE is 11.5 and I am Cloud Architect.
I have 2 offers
Siemens- 34LPA
Deloitte- 35 LPA.
Both joining projects are similar to Research to department.
What factor should I consider in choosing the company.

PS: Deloitte is near to my home.

like

Recent offer at Kindred for a Clinical Liaison in the Midwest for $67,500. 17 years LPN with med/surg, case management, insurance background. Yes or no? Thoughts?

like

Hi Fishes,

I wanted to know if Walmart revises offer after I have accepted it provided I have a counter offer.

like

PwC What’s the difference between HI X and TMT X sectors at PWC?

like

More Posts

Is it okay to pay 50% of monthly income in mortgage, hoa and taxes in a HCOL area? I am in the process of closing and really panicking over this fact.

like

I’m moving from the U.S. to Canada in a couple months. Where are the best places to live in the Greater Toronto Area, especially as it relates to good schools for a child and a fairly decent community?

How do I train my critical thinking skills? Any book recommendations?

like

Anyone ever heard about employees working multiple jobs remotely due to manageable workloads?

like

30M, Nordics. Anyone up for a chat in Europe?

like

I used to work at Arnold Worldwide for the entirety of the VoA Drivers wanted days. Curious as to how the shop is doing these days. Anyone know?

like

Welcome to our pre-k inclusive classroom. Even with 8 students, and only face to face for 4 hours, we struggle. We struggle being heard through our masks. We struggle with social distancing. We struggle as we find ourselves constantly reminding students to keep their masks on. We struggle to keep them engaged and to teach. One thing we do not struggle with- building connections and showing out love for each child.

Post Photo
like

Any fellow Pakistani female 🐠 management consultants on here that work in the GCC? How do you like your experience of living and working in your part of the world? Pros? Cons?

like

Hi I am lateral and my unit has been changed from ECAS to INS ADM? Any idea about ADM unit?

Hi there fellow members.I could definitely use your insights upon my profile.Here's a brief introduction about me.My name is Vinay Babu,I have a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from India and a master's degree in Microsystems engineering from Germany.Due to the fact that I was lacking in industrial experience and exposure and also I have a German B2 certificate (companies needed a minimum C1 for inexperience lads) I could not land into any jobs. Currently working with Automation.

like

Applied for a position in PWC UK and status shows as 'interviewin' on workday. Does this mean I'm selected for an Interview, or that the position itself is now in the interviewing process.

All I want for Christmas 2019 is my TS/SCI to go through

like

Time for some Friday Feel Goods! Let me hear your successes today.

I recently lateraled and my first deal was with the practice group chair. We managed to close on time today AND I got a special shout out from the client. Gotta build that "maybe she's not a complete moron" reputation early lol

like

On average, how many hours do you work a week?

like

It’s 4th and goal. Should I pass or run?

Post Photo
likefunny

Welcome to the bowl!! 😃 let’s make this interesting!

Any litigation associates in NYC with asbestos defense experience? DM me if open to a move.

like

Hi I joined virtusa on 14June 2022.Hr just call me and ask me to submit few documents on the portal and after that no one call me even no one connected me for further process.I don't know anything regarding my project and all.Even they didn't ask me for any bank details and all anywhere.And also after submitting documents .I got an email saying onboarding completed we will verify it from their end.He even not responding to my call as I called her many times.can you guide what's happening??

like

How many of you paid money for a consulting interview prep program, and did it help you get your job?

like

What’s a good app for making it look like you’re calling from your office number when you’re on your personal cell?

like

Additional Posts in Partner One

How much do MDs make? What is their comp structure like?

like

How long after making partner did you buy a new home? Value? If you didn’t why not?

like

I have found myself stuck professionally. I pretty much embody the “digital” mantra of the firm, even before it was cool. I have developed and brought in new tech to massive direct $ benefit. My feedback is all amazing but at the end of the day my leadership doesn’t really understand what I do. I am having managers that fill more traditional manager roles passing me by even though they don’t contribute close to the same $ and certainly don’t develop any new offerings like I do. What do I do?

like

Partners - after you hit your targets for the year, do you take it easy or just keep grinding like usual?

like