I've been in the game for 6 months and on the app for a few days. Can someone please explain what a Tier means? In both contexts like city and rank. Much appreciated!

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How prestigious the firm is.

MBB is t1

ATK, LEK, Oliver Wyman and a few others are T2

Big 4 is T3 (depending on the team tho, S&O EYP S& are t2 to t2.5 depending on who u ask)

T4 is random shops which don't have a good rep, cap gem, IBM ect

I understand now. Thank you!

Re cities, the tiers are based on cost of living. So you’ll see Tier1/HCOL (high cost of living), Tier2/MCOL (moderate), Tier3/LCOL (low) usually based on how far from the national avg COL is. Some also add VHCOL to include very high cities like San Francisco. Examples are:

Tier 1/HCOL: NYC, Seattle, Miami
Tier 2/MCOL: Orlando, Cincinnati, Jacksonville
Tier 3/LCOL: small commuter towns/cities that usually are more suburban

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