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Is consulting as advertised when it comes to career acceleration? Personally, I am starting to doubt it. It feels like the skill sets are a bit dated and the world has moved on. Also, we get put on so many random engagements it’s hard to build tangible skills. I am talking big 4, MBB is a different game.

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So far, not in my experience.. Seems to be a farce to get all of us to feel good about ourselves.

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It works in a variety of ways . Took me 6 years after MBA to become manager , which is very slow . But in another 5 more years I made partner . Working hard is a given in this field and most do . But you also need luck on your side to find good projects and great sponsors

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Luck is the truth. If you get 2-4 years of Staff Aug, you might as well have been in industry. At least you get invited to everything in industry where as you don’t in Staff Aug.

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I’m not sure if MBB is all that different tbh. Maybe in terms of prestige, but not necessarily in terms of skill set

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