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Joined a big 4 late in my career at 35 as a SA. On track to make M next year. Would making Partner even be possible or worth it with the mandatory retirement age?

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What if an SA is 27?

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How much of your personal life and ethics are you willing to sacrifice? Remember, once/if you finally partner, you have a 10 year commitment to get the magical retirement package.

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I am in the same boat. Yes you can. I have seen people come in much older than you who are hired as Director. It's worth it if you are aggressive here on out. You are looking at Partner around 43-45?

If you're doing well in the role and want to stick with it, MD might make more sense for you

A lot of post MBA folks come in early 30s and they make partner. I know at least two partners in risk that have made partner like that in about 10 years.

Can you make partner without an MBA?

Director route

Yes. I think the most important thing is are you willing to commit totally? To faster promotions, hard work, responding to client. I was in a meeting with a senior partner and he had to interrupt the conversation to take a client call. I think it's an all in kind of game. Ask yourself if you are all in.

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