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Is OW > AlixPartners for post MBA strategy consulting?

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We have new beverage machines in NYC - like 50 different soft drinks and flavored seltzers. Assuming AP doesn't have that - we win.

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This is bs! I’m going to show it to our soda buying department and get them to match.

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By far

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I got hired post MBA at OW. Only area that AP a would make more sense would be restructuring engagements. For the rest, OW does a much better job of industry and/or functional exposure. OW is a well known name in operations related consulting engagements, specially within the Transportation and Services sector. You’ll have better exit ops at OW relative to AP.

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Where is the data??? Lol

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Weird question as OW hires a minimal amount of MBAs and they have very little overlap in functional team or industry work.

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Yes, but both are good firms in different areas. OW does have better “general” rep though for those in the industry. Only spot AP is truly “best in class” is restructuring, but they pay well and aren’t up or out like many other spots. Source: I worked at AP pre-MBA (admittedly more junior)

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Worth mentioning you worked in FAS here. Our EI practice has doubled since you left in 2015.

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Yes

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But be aware, OW doesn’t do a lot of on campus recruiting at the MBA level. Not saying they don’t do any, it’s just not their primary model. Much more promoting from within.

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Same as anywhere else, it depends on the practice area and what you’re defining as Strategy.

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Heard AP’s consulting practice is more implementation focused. Guessing OW is more strategy focused.

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@associate 1, plz fix reading comprehension

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OW hands down

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Yes, 100%

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Maybe, but do you want $$$ or fame?

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This is a factual statement. I started as one of those MBA’s (it was a little lower then, but adjusted for inflation, it’s right on the money)

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