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KPMG paid for MBA. I have offer from McKinsey for $200k. KPMG will hire me back as manager for $185k. What to do?

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Make it make sense OP. Yes, McK offers more prestige. But don’t make this decision solely on prestige. Similar to another reply here, how do you like KPMG culturally? Are you happy with WLB? Are you happy with the work you’re doing....your clients? The difference between 185 and 200 isn’t that large to potentially have to pay back your MBA tuition to KPMG if you leave. If I were you and currently happy /content with being at KPMG, I’d take their M offer at 185 and stay at least until your probational period is over with the MBA payback. Consider McK later if that’s where you truly want to be at

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The only reason to consider KPMG is if you’re afraid for your WLB and think you’ll quit in under 2 years. The exit and network you get from a McK vs KPMG is incomparable, not to mention if you stay your comp trajectory is faster as well. 200k is base, your TC will be what, 30-40% more at least? And it will grow 20-30k a year. If you had a chance to do your MBA at HBS or get a full ride at Random State College, which one would you choose?

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McK. 185k is a small price to pay for join to McK.

I have a bachelors. How does a MBA get paid that much?

Similar to other posts figure out the payback and how long you want to stay in consulting. Did KPMG pay $200k post-tax or just cover tuition costs which equals about $200k pre tax? You can make back the $200k in 3 years if the latter otherwise that would have big impact on pay back period. Also even if top exists are similar between the 2 it will be a lot easier and you'll have more options from McK

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