Is it possible to switch from a Tier 2 to MBB after one YOE?

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Are you at a pure play strategy T2 (OW, LEK, ATK etc.) in that case, the cost-benefit of switching to MBB is a little skewed towards staying. Benefits - Slightly better comp, Better brand for exits (depends on geography/industry with some T2s actually beating MBB) Costs - Typically lower WLB and stronger Up/Out culture, Losing tenure / established network. All this changes if you’re at other firms..

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This was super helpful thank you so much!! My firm is not purely strategy which is why I think this move is worth it if I manage to get it!

Yes I have seen people do it from big 4 too

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If there was a time to do it, it would be now… we’re super busy, esp. in private equity

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I was actually hoping to apply to Bain!! That’s great to hear, thanks for the insight!

Sure, but you may come in at entry level as if you had zero YOE.

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apply and see if you get an interview

Thank you all for your comments and advice!

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