Can you shed some light on MBB recruitment? You got to events, shake some hands and then what? Do you need multiple people to back your candidacy at each firm? Will they invite you to “unofficial” events if they like you? Not really sure how much effort this requires
25. At MBB. Thought I wanted PE but I’m thinking FAANG PM type role might be better now. Ultimately I’d like to start my own business. Where are people who join PE 4-5 years down the line vs those who join FAANG?
Thoughts on business planning or sales planning at Facebook. Is this a good path from MBB consulting?
How different is the actual work content at MBB vs. Big 4? I don't enjoy work I am doing right now (PMI/Tech Implementation), but wondering if I should try for MBB before moving to industry.
Tier 2 to MBB - do consultants typically study case or do they already have it all naturally since they have been working in the industry for couple of years?
At what level in MBB do you specialize in an industry? Engagement manager? Also is it really up or out even as a partner?
Admitted to M7 but GMAT score is almost 20 points lower than the average. Post MBA goal is MBB but open to T2 firms as well. Will this impact my chances of recruiting for MBB given many of my classmates will have higher GMAT scores? Wondering if I should retake...
Any MBB consultants here that did not go to a Top Tier college? I didn’t come close to going to a top tier school, but have 6 years of big 4 experience and a CPA. Wondering if it’s worth a shot
From talking to students at multiple M7 schools, it seems like all of the BB/MBB/FAANG companies recruit at most if not all of the schools . So if you're planning on recruiting for one of these, is there really a major difference in career opportunities between each school? Asking because it seems like some schools are specifically known for finance vs consulting vs tech, but if the companies are all recruiting at all these schools, the differences don't seem as pronounced to me.
As head of a division in industry, we work a lot with vendors. Increasingly I am noticing that men working at vendor firms have offer resistance when I ask for more details/invoice timings etc. I recently had a partner from a mid size firm telling me that he will be sending the invoice without phase completion. Ofcourse, I pushed back since the work is not done and it's not per contract, and he comes back asking me to be flexible. I am ex MBB, and am quite surprised at this attitude. Cont...
If you got two offers, one at an MBB firm and the other in PE (buy side, lower MM) which would you take? I acknowledge they’re different fields but I have two offers and don’t know which path to go down. Asking for personal opinions.
How to get over MBB rejections, even after strong interview performances, could it all have been fit ?(West Coast US); minimal T2 presence
I'm a career Foreign Service Officer (TS clearance), specialization in nat sec strategy/cooperation, thinking about jumping back into fed contracting/consulting in the next several months. Former BAH manager. Any thoughts on where to start? At mid-30s, I think I'm too old for MBB and am thinking a manager/director role at AFS or a smaller outfit would probably be the easiest transition (BAH pay is too low). Also thinking big tech/blue chip international government affairs might be a possibility.
Who wants help getting into MBB? =)
Do you buy gifts for your significant others family on Christmas? When In the relationship did that start? I’m asking cause I don’t celebrate Christmas but don’t wanna be rude. We’ve been together for awhile and his family never buys me anything so I never thought much about it except this year his mother is getting me a wallet and now I feel weird.
Ladies! 1 year out of college and currently making double what my boyfriend makes (high $80k vs. $45k) - I don’t have an issue with it and neither does he, but I do anticipate this trend of me making more continuing (bc consulting). He’s thinking of becoming a teacher (and currently a paralegal). Not sure what my question is but just kind of hoping for some reassurance that I’m not crazy/being naive for currently being fine with a potentially life long/growing salary gap?
Fish - I am determined to go visit my home country this winter. I-140 was approved in April 2021 but everything else is pending (AOS, AP, and EAD). I know i will forgo AP the moment I step out of the US. My i-485 however should be ok right? I have a valid h1b visa
Trying to determine if I’m off-base: 9ish yrs of exp (7 + 2 post MBA). Focus in healthcare strat and org change/transformation — when folks call I’ve been asking for $175K base but the roles have topped out at $150K base. These are director level roles in industry and health tech. Is $175K too high? I’m currently at a T2 strat firm…
does EY have significantly more vacation to use than Deloitte? I would get 22 pto plus 3 personal plus 10 family sick leaves at EY. deloitte has only 23? that too it sounds against utilization
Is it worth it to go back to school for a better track to a FAANG company? The division I’m currently in seems like there are no good opportunities, and I have the funds available to finish my undergraduate full time (Canada). I applied to Amazon before for a highly senior position and made it to final interview so I think I would have a better chance for a new grad type role.
Sunday night travel... key meetings, deadlines, projects. can't feel the enthusiasm, the excitement and the rush. nothing surprises me anymore... time to say good bye, and find a new challenge?
Not nearly enough messages. Was a senior when I had a kid...so nice of KPMG to NOT tell me the way to properly submit for parental leave back in the day.
Made Julia Child's beef bourguignon today
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Hi! Currently interviewing at Accenture and was wondering the required utilization/billable hours for their federal practice. (Would probably come in at the “consultant” level). Thanks!
I have an old relationship with a c-level client leader that’s having some issues with someone at my company doing work for him. I’m not part of that work, and I want to help both sides. It’s fixable but puts me in an awkward position, e.g. needing to call out one senior person in my company that maybe isn’t a good fit there when I don’t really have any details other than what the client/friend tells me. Any guidance if you have been here? Thanks.
Which company would be better overall. CTS (Associate- Projects) , EY India (Consultant) (Considering work culture, growth, WLB)
Do you think layoffs would be more probable at a big 4/firm with over 2k staff or boutiques? Why?
Is it possible to get a job before completing Miami Ad School? Do you think I can get an internship in Q3 without the help of the school? I’m going to be 30 soon, so I don’t want to invest the whole 2 years due to ageism. If anyone knows any tips/tricks/shortcuts I would greatly appreciate it!
Do Deloitte and EY offer higher comp for Non-MBA masters degrees? Or is it like PwC where comp is same for all degrees that are non-target MBAs?
Many of my colleagues that started with me have been laid off. Where should I start looking just in case. Key resume points: - TS/SCI + poly - Security+ - AWS CCP - PMP - want to stay in DC area
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