{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "In a Big4 deal Analytics group that’s not premier with no path to partner... should I try to move to MBB/T2 to gain traditional consulting experience or try for tech/FAANG... I just wanna make money", "post_id": "60a89afe33e0bf001c664550", "reply_count": 6, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "5ae4a4f739e7cb001391ec8b", "bowl_name": "Consulting Exit Opportunities" }

In a Big4 deal Analytics group that’s not premier with no path to partner... should I try to move to MBB/T2 to gain traditional consulting experience or try for tech/FAANG... I just wanna make money

likefunny
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

PwC I assume? Not sure anyone else uses the “deals analytics” nomenclature. So on the one hand, consulting partner is one of the highest earning career paths there is, especially on a risk adjusted basis. Once once you hit a certain point in your career your chances of making partner are quite good. But FAANG can also be quite high paying, and frankly the most senior folks in FAANG make a lot more money than a consulting partner does. Of course, so does a successful movie star or hedge fund manager or NBA player. Where I’m going with this is, “I just wanna make money” isn’t a useful starting point when you think about career decisions. I understand you want to maximize your earnings, but just because LeBron James makes a lot more than both of us doesn’t mean his path is available to you. What do you actually want to do? You’re not on a path to partner now. You could move into a consulting track in Deals or at another firm, but that’s literally a different job than the one you have. Is that a job you think you would like? Is that something you think you would enjoy doing? Would you be good at it? If not, is there a path available to you in tech? Figure out what you want to do and what you think you can do well at, then pick a path to maximize your earnings. If you start with the money you won’t make the right choice.

like

I think the hardest part about this is I 100% understand your point and can not for the life of me figure out what direction I want to go. When I look back through my career and what part of my consulting work has been interesting, I honestly can’t think of much. Unfortunately I think this a predicament of my group as we don’t have our own engagements. We piggy back off of FDD deals in need of more advanced analytics or revenue schedules. Because of this, our role and impact within the deal is fairly detached, as we’re removed from any meaningful contribution or insights/recommendations to the client. I like to think I came to consulting to create some type of impact for our clients. To Work on interesting and unique problems and work towards finding solutions and making actionable recommendations... I have yet to experience any of this. (I’m also an SA 3ish years experience, title on FB is outdated) We have had people try to switch groups internally from our team only to be sent back, so the precedent for any new switches seems limited. Also, I feel that I could switch if I networked hard enough, however if I were to make the jump and start over, I’d rather do it at a new firm with better exit ops. I think I just need to connect with a variety of different teams to truly understand what other consulting groups do... because I’ve really only seen the deal side. I’d be happy to talk more in DMs if you have any advice or would like to talk in more depth. Let me know.

I struggle because I like the idea of path to partner for how stable it is and promos of 7 figs. I’ve only really gotten traction at BizOps FAANG roles. Not sure the career path for those types of roles or end game...

Try both stick to whoever gives you the best offer

What do you do in deal analytics?

Piggy back off of FDD deals that need more granular revenue cuts or schedules of their acquisition/divestiture targets. It’s mostly descriptive analytics.

Related Posts

What are the big cultural differences between Big 4 and MBB?

like

When do you usually hear back for Round 1 interview from MBB for an experienced hire role?

like

I see a lot of Big 4 consultants romanticize strategy work on this forum, but are there any other MBB consultants that don't like strategy? Personally haven't enjoyed the strategy work I've done

like

How’s EYP wlb for 3 yoe? Is it as bad as MBB

funny

What is the difference between getting life sciences consulting expertise at a life sciences boutique firm vs at bigger generalist firms (MBB/big 4)? How are the projects different and what type of experience do u gain?

like

Is there any value in applying to HSW with my stats? MBB background, 3.2 undergraduate GPA (double degree in engineering & math; top 10 state school), 710 GMAT

likehelpful

Does it make sense strategically to lateral from T2 to MBB in the next few months (assuming late summer start) if I want to do 2022 on-cycle? Will funds care that I’d only have a few months of experience at MBB / would I be poorly perceived for wanting to leave MBB after a year?

like

Looking for some advice. In MC at B4. Top performer since I started straight from undergrad (1s my entire career). Been told numerous times partner track, best candidate for partner in the group, etc etc. however, I really am not liking the work I’ve been in. Lately I am running large implementation projects - ERP and other tech. The coaching i have from leadership is this is where the business is going, this will be a great business case, brand etc. Debating trying a switch to MBB (cont).

like

Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?

like

Does anyone else find it absolutely hysterical that people group MBB/FAANG/PE/VC for the prestige-oriented folks and they never include BB IB 🤣

likehelpful
like

Whats the timeline for MBB background checks i.e. when does it start relative to accepting the offer and how long does it take? Accepted an offer with a February start date and want to get it over with ASAP. One last thing standing between me and putting in my notice 🙏

like

Does it matter what headphones you use on a zoom interview in terms of looks for prestigious companies MBB, Big 4 and others? I’ve been told that that my Sony noise cancelling headphones don’t look good and I should invest in AirPods.

like

I know the forum hates Deloitte but does Deloitte have good exit ops? I’m interested in doing strategy work and struck out on mbb. I studied engineering in college and received an offer from Microsoft as a customer engineer. Is Deloitte worth the gamble (S and A) How do they place for b school? For reference I went to a top public school (cal, mich..) and studied EE, ORM

like
like

Anyone recently negotiated compensation at MBB ? What was the approach - negotiated sign on / bonus structure / base (I’ve heard it’s fixed so not much room there)?

like

For those that have done MBB background checks, what does "5 years paid employment history" mean: 1. Paid employment history from the past 5 years i.e. December 2016 - December 2021 2. 60 months of paid employment history

like

FAANG>MBB>Deloitte

likefunny

Anyone get an offer from another MBB firm while recruiting? Why did you make the choice you made?

I always hear that MBB folks work from 8am - 9pm minimum, assuming it’s a *good* day. Is it realistic to maintain deep friendships in this kind of environment? Or are people always feeling too burnt out to meet up on the weekends?

like

Additional Posts

I passed the first phone case round mid-November and the recruiter said she would schedule my final rounds in January and let me know more details around end of November. I haven't heard anything since- should I follow up? Just wanted to have a set date for interview so I can plan other things accordingly. TIA! McKinsey & Company

like

Has anyone’s metabolism slowed since starting an SSRI? I have gained about 10 pounds since starting Paxil a year ago, and I think it’s a combo of my lifestyle but also potentially the Paxil, which I do not intend to stop. Having a tough time losing any weight, and would love to hear any stories or tips you may have.

like

Senior Managers and Partners: What would you think of a manager that performs well by all measures (though doesn’t necessarily exceed all expectations, but smokes weed just about every night to unwind? Would it be an issue when it comes to deciding on a promotion?

likefunny

My fiance and I are thinking of getting a joint bank account and credit card, but not sure if 1. We should wait till we're married and 2. What the best bank/credit card option to use is, which won't require exorbitant fees

like

Given how abysmal diversity is in senior leadership, what happened to the generation of black professionals who should be old enough/at the stage of being senior partners at our firms? Where are they professionally and what work did they do instead?

like

Who here is Hilton? Just curious (and before I hear you regurgitate pointsguy.com, you're wrong, Hilton is a sleeper, Waldorf Astoria / conrad / curio)

like

How do you feel about putting on hold your family expansion plans because of a recent promotion? Do you think it’s a normal thing to do? And if so, how long is the normal waiting period? Knowing that the parental leave is about 6 months!

like

C3.ai is hiring a ton and has some awesome comp packages. If you have the DS skills and okay with a long interview process hit me up. Made the switch not to long ago and honestly great product/team. DM if interested and I’ll connect you.

like

What are the big cultural differences between Big 4 and MBB?

like

Any other juniors in baking get a sizable salary bump recently (within the last few months) as a “market adjustment”? Is it getting more competitive for big banks to retain juniors?

like

Is an MBA to a lower tiered school or specialized marketing graduate certificate more valuable to a hiring manager these days? My goal is to transition into marketing & become a lifecycle marketing manager. Thank you for your feedback!

like

if I just don't show up at the client site, would I get fired immediately? Would I get severance?

like

I'm a foreign national with a UK work visa, normally working in London. If I end up working from home outside the UK for 80-100% of the tax year does my UK tax rate change?

like

How do you all keep up with your mental health in this industry? I’m feeling emotionally drained, stressed and lots of social anxiety. So much that I don’t want to do anything but sleep on weekend

likehelpful

Just moved to a smaller firm and noticing our paychecks are a day or two late after a federal holiday. Is that something to be concerned about or is that normal? I used to work at a big four and don’t remember having those lags but maybe I just already forgot

like

Can anyone chat about the KPMG healthcare strategy practice or if there even is one?

like

I am expecting a promotion this year from C to SC. Should I wait to hear back on the news before I initiate my roll off from the current long term project that I've spent 1.5 years on? Dyingggggg

like

Do you think wfh makes consulting better or worse? I think it’s nice without the fatigue from traveling but the lost of efficiency and the number of calls I need to be on every day (sometimes 8+ hrs) makes me crazy.

likehelpful

Anyone looking for referral in Impetus, DM me 2 to 15 YOE Openings for: QA, big data, Hadoop, Cloud Devops, UI(react angular), NodeJs, Java/Dot net/ Full stack, Machine learning

like

When do you usually hear back for Round 1 interview from MBB for an experienced hire role?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal