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Is 33 a young age for MD at Big 4? Thoughts on age statistics for 1st year partner?

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33 is below average. I would say average skews closer to 40 for PMD’s. Some being younger (home grown), some being older (exp hires, MBA hires)

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Weird flex but ok

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I was made a partner at 27 but I declined. I wanted to live life on my own terms.

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I’m not a partner to all those salty folks calling me out for the “weird flex”. Just asking a question. Thanks to all those who answered with something useful.

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These days you’re seeing a lot of folks between the age of 33-36 becoming Partners/Principals/MDs. Especially if you’re homegrown from college at your firm and have been naturally progressing (and being top tier) in your role(s).

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At Big 4, this is not true. Anything under 36 is an exception. Even with an MBA, average tends to be close to 38.

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Damn I am waaaay behind the curve 🤦‍♂️

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Since 2008, average partner age has risen 5/6 years. So while at one time it was t unusual, it’s definitely on the bleeding edge these days

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I made partner at big 4 at 33. Definitely younger than average, but I found that my peers treated me as equal.

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Consulting or audit?

That would be below average for an undergrad-joiner MD at BCG, assuming no break for MBA and bleeding edge for someone who took the traditional 2 year MBA break, homegrown or otherwise.

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