What are the primary executive search firms that support exits from MBB in Chicagoland? I want to exit there but currently working in Europe.
Please be kind, genuinely looking for help. Started my Grad School journey and really want an idea of the quality of school I can realistically aim for. My profile: M / 27 / AA 3.1 GPA Frm a State university 6 YOE (3 in Big 4 Consulting) Active in community Prez of a few orgs Frm Chicago 100% open to relocate 1st practice GRE: 304 (151- V / 153 Q) Looking to pursue a tech mgmt concentration.
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?
Folks who left MBB at the 1 year mark - what did you dislike and has the new job offered what you wanted?
To managers and senior managers in big 4, how do you support your seniors to be promoted to manager? I have a senior manager on a big job, who always talks over me and once I explain something he always reexplains it as though I never explained it properly which brings my confidence down. Should I be more assertive and ask him why he is doing it?
How hard is it to get carry and/or make partner at a PE firm? Does it pay more than MBB at non-partner levels?
Former Deloitte Tech intern with a MIS background seeking tips on how to break into consulting. I’ve re-applied to the firm and other big 4 for consulting internships but haven’t had any luck.
Tax associate here who is masochistic and thoroughly enjoys writing long-form opinions, writing memos, doing legal analysis and research, but hates deal work and churning out documents. Where is the best place for me? I assume DC boutique or national Big 4 would make sense. What about sophisticated T&E, in-house, other ideas, etc.?
Can you shed some light on MBB recruitment? You got to events, shake some hands and then what? Do you need multiple people to back your candidacy at each firm? Will they invite you to “unofficial” events if they like you? Not really sure how much effort this requires
People in Audit/Compliance roles, what kind of offers are you getting in this market? I have 9 years of experience in B4 and was wondering how much should I except.
MBB 🐠: who do you see as your biggest competitors besides other MBB firms? As in, who do you come across most when bidding for work?
Thoughts on changing jobs right now in these uncertain times and leaving the ‘security’ of the B4?
I’ve heard the recruiting strategy at lots of firms is changing from MBA to experienced hires and PHDs. I see that is true at MBB but what about Big 4 and smaller firms?
Whats a typical MBB experienced hire Project/Case/Engagement Manager/Leader Signing Bonus?
Have around 2YOE in B4 consulting. Debating whether to apply to Bschool next year or recruit for MBB/T2 strategy consulting. What factors should I be considering? Interested in strategy for the skill set to be more marketable for PE or tech companies
Hi guys, How's ZS Risk and IT compliance team ? How is the work life balance and work culture? How much can I ask for ? Currently working in a Big 4 having 2.5 years of work experience. Current CTC : 6LPA Any update on this front is highly appreciated.
At same package working for which Big 4 will better for growth in the long in run and why EY or KPMG ? Considering SAP profile
When people say they work 80 hours, is it true billable 80 or is it inclusive of travel and some admin time. MBB folks?
Dear MBB fishes, requesting your immediate guidance on data engineering practice. I currently have to pick one between FAANG vs MBB. Same base but 25K RSU difference. Please help me with your insights! Moving from industry in Midwest region.
What is the salary for D1 in NYC?
does anyone feel that the exercise culture in consulting can be toxic? I’m all for exercise, but I feel like the consultants I know overdo it or spend $$$ to go to fancy exercise classes.
Any one who has done CSCP certification and can help guide through the exam preparation ?? Does it help when applying to MBB??
How much have you seen men negotiate harder than women do? I’ve had guy friends who straight up told their boss that the promotion $ amount is not good enough, and they came back with something better. How do I do this? It wouldn’t even be something that crossed my mind.
The feels when you roll off that one engagement that was a little more meaningful than the rest
I have a small vc fund interview for an intermediate (~senior manager) portfolio marketing role coming up. I know very little about the VC world. What do these roles typically pay? What are some things to look out? Any particular questions to ask? Any pointers would be much appreciated.
Desi folks (male specifically) - how have you dealt with marital issues? It’s unfortunate but men are not known to show emotions. Me and my wife have had so many issues. I also can’t initiate a divorce due to a child in our marriage. I feel like mentally I’m not in a good place and really lost on what to do. I’m constantly depressed, have contemplated suicide and just overall not in a good place but I’m keeping this all to myself and not talking to anyone
Is it true that you can only upgrade domestic on AA by using 500 mike upgrades? If you don’t have them you can buy them at $80 per? I’ve been delta platinum and now AA. This is insane..
My husband was laid off today. We have a new baby & new house so it’s a bad day. He’s in the financial services industry so I’m reaching out to see if anyone knows of any FS consulting roles open?
Interviewed with the UK firm and just heard back on the compensation. 44k Pounds. Fair enough? Or am I being taken for a ride. Above salary is for a Senior 1
If I did the final round interview and the company is asking me for references, how likely is it that they will give me an offer? Would love to not waste references’ time if there is no offer in the end
Anyone done a H1B transfer lately? How long did it take for you? Please indicate if it was premium processing or not. TIA!
Recently switched from big4 to Senior in FP&A (Corporate/Consolidations) at a pretty big real estate company. This career path now seems very unclear with no timeline on promotion and whats next unlike big4 careers. Was wondering if anyone can provide some insights into how to navigate this career (should I go back to Big4 and get some M&A experience from FDD/Valuations/Finance Transformation) or just keep doing FP&A work). End goal would to become a Director or VP in FP&A.
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