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Is it worth going from Director at EYP to Consultant at BCG to transfer into MBB? Currently working in Strategy and Transactions at EYP

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Let’s normalize here - Director at EYP is PL at BCG. MBB always require 1 step down, going down to C is not a huge deal and your comp will likely be the same with significant upside once you hit PL + more interesting work + way better exits. In my opinion, yes, unless you think you want to go partner route at and love EYP

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True. Require is a poor word choice. We have Ms going to Bain as SM but agree taking a rank below is fairly common

Yes go, the benefits package alone will make this a good decision over 2-3 years. You'll always be able to boomerang to eyp if you want (at a significantly higher comp than if you stayed) and you'll have better exit opportunities

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I’m a BCG alumni and senior director at EYP. If I were in your shoes I would absolutely do it. Would I go back? Probably not, but I’m older and have a great network here now.

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I think the 26YO/4 YOE was why they wouldn’t let you lateral vs the one step down?

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What's the pay diff

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Pay ends up being a pretty minor reduction

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Absolutely not

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Director to Consultant? Half a decade of progression lost to go from T2 to MBB?

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Ah. If you were just promoted to a PL equivalent role (2 year tenure loss) I would do it. If you’ve been director for a while - no.

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MBB or bust

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FWIW, you would be on the young end of BCG Cs which are mostly 24-31. It’s the appropriate level at 4 YOE.

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Do it. And appreciate the runway the C level will give you to get up to speed. Otherwise it’s sink or swim at PL, partners will be hesitant to staff you and it’s an uphill battle.

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OP - how old are you?

5 years after ug is the natural time frame for an director in eyp... not too surprised by this

Super jelly, i would

If you have the offer do it now and don’t look back.

No. A manager left London EYP strategy and went to bain a level higher..

Manager at EYP is equivalent to SM at Bain. The person also probably had a top tier MBA.

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I would definitely try to shoot for a bit of a higher role. Doesn’t EYP win work from BCG at least occasionally?

We do. My last project we beat out BCG and another firm after they ditched McKinsey.

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Yes do it

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