Is it worth it to go through mba recruiting and try to jump from D to MBB? Currently an mba student and wondering if projects are that much better or more interesting at mbb. would love to hear thoughts from anyone who has made the jump

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Is MBB really that much more demanding than Big 4? Feels like a lot of the job is the same...

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Depends on where you are in B4. Part of the “intensity” with MBB is the general lack of expertise they bring to their engagements. They redesign the wheel every time. Some clients appreciate that. Most do not.

You’d get the same projects. Just fewer of them and more likely you’ll be ejected sooner. D isn’t perfect, by any means, but size can help create balance and flexibility. While most of the industry shrank the last 8 months, we’re actually growing (slightly).

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Less about the recruiting and more about whether you are ready to take on a very demanding role

Op- made the jump at the manager level... the work is really more intense but the projects are really interesting. Expectations are high, there is little room to mess up but you will learn a lot. You should definitely try out the recruiting process and explore the firm offerings

Mck1 - how did you make the switch at manager level?

Are you on GSAP? If so then it’s a no brainer.

Unless you’re re on scholarship and aren’t going to have any loans.

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Hard pass

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