Joining BCG as Associate Partner or Amazon as Principal Program Manager? Any suggestions?

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One gives you equity, the other doesn’t. Associate partners are the expert track, and usually have to worry about utilization vs impact.

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Go with Amazon. As an “expert” consultant, your #1 metric will be your utilization which means you gotta whore yourself out on day 1 and it’s not easy / fulfilling until you establish yourself. And to establish yourself, you gotta demonstrate an expert level of knowledge BCGers will appreciate, which you may or may not have. Also remember that many might look down upon you coming from a Big 4 so building your reputation to create “pull” demand might not be easy. Unless you join a small group of Partners who commit to looking after you immediately (bring you to their clients, staff you on their cases) it is an incredibly hard setup to succeed in. I would go with Amazon

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Amazon. And then hire me please 🥺

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Amazon, dummy. Rest 'n Vest

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You’ll earn more money at Amazon, however it may be more stressful.

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Amazon has a vulture culture

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What level are you leaving Deloitte at - SM?

Which service line yoh were in Deloitte?

OP - what’s your expert track?

Thought AP title was McK

Principal program manager at Amazon is an EM level position. You start Amazon as a senior program manager post MBA and then get promoted to principal

BCG. Amazon is still trying to figure it out the services game ... your options will be 👎 given the current valuation

What’s the $ and future prospects?

What is an associate partner? Haven't heard that title anywhere. Is it Partner and Associate Director?

We have no role by this title. Please clarify.

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