{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "MBB 🐟 - can you describe the moment when reality did not meet your excitement/expectations you had before starting the job?", "post_id": "5da9d85c09ad13001ee52338", "reply_count": 8, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

MBB 🐟 - can you describe the moment when reality did not meet your excitement/expectations you had before starting the job?

likefunny
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

My tombstone WILL read Strategy Consultant and Inbox Zero Practioner Now Providing Value to the Worms of the Earth

likefunny

I’ve been on both sides. Night and day difference from my perspective. At the same time, these are first world problems in the grand scheme of things. Nobody will care decades from now where i worked and i doubt it will be in the history books or on my tombstone ....

like

Agree with BCG1. Culture, peer group, resources, pay, project scope, work streams, prestige, benefits, network, etc. are all better

like

Want to verify whether the experience is all that different from us folks in Tier 2 land.

like

https://joinfishbowl.com/bowl_lsg0hv

Related Posts

Any suggestions on how to find referral for FAANG/MBB? Tried message recruiter on LinkedIn not much reply:(

Who has transitioned from MBB to Private Equity? What is the pay difference and would you do it again?

like

Anyone besides me leave the Big 4 or MBB and get pestered by GLG to do 1099 project work? They are relentless.

smart

I recently received two offers: (1) Deloitte (S&O); and Accenture (Technology Consulting). Which would be more aligned to MBB/FAANG?

like

How’s the tech scene in Chicago? Anybody jumping from MBB to Tech / FAANG? Or do you have to go to SF/Seattle for the 💵💵💵?

like

Post MBA- would you go MBB or FAANG (including non-faang tech) ?

like

What are some of the best consulting firms for a software engineer? Is MBB still considered elite in this area too?

like

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.

like

Has anyone exited to a FAANG equivalent (uber, airbnb, Tencent) from Big4, then further exited into MBB? Interested in seeing if it’s a possibility

funnylikehelpful

If I think Deloitte is toxic, would applying to McKinsey or a MBB be a bad idea?

likefunny

Didn’t get the MBB offer, so going FAANG

like

How does Partnership work? Do you really need to buy into it, if so how much is the buy in and what are the perks of getting admitted to the partnership? Asking for both, Big4 and/or MBB.

like

Does anyone else find it absolutely hysterical that people group MBB/FAANG/PE/VC for the prestige-oriented folks and they never include BB IB 🤣

likehelpful

Out of curiosity- are MBB and Big 4 sold out? I am hearing mixed reactions..ZS is fully sold, Deloitte is firing, Mck is more busy than ever before....what’s the word on the street

like

For those Tier 2 folks that left for MBB, what has been the difference so far? Will you advise others to do it, especially if doing great at T2? If your goal isn't "partner", does this change the DMP?

like

Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?

like
likesmarthelpful

Folks who moved from MBB to a top-tier tech firm (E.g. FAANG): how does the talent compare between the two?

like

Best paying nom-mbb firms that have a strong power/utilities arm?

like

Looking to move to MBB from Big4 consulting. Any MBB folks willing to offer advice for a successful switch or a referral?

like

Additional Posts

I’m bad at interviewing bc I can’t look at charts and come up with insights on the spot (it takes me a few minutes to process). But that doesn’t mean I’m bad at critical thinking. I feel like the interview process for MBB is flawed

like

Would you leave a big 4 to go to smaller company? This is in consulting. At current company on partner track but could be 5-7 years and at smaller company ($1b rev) it would be 1-2 years. Partner comp is similar (top Partner obviously make alot more at big4). 75% raise. Lobe my current company and team. Nervous company is too small and staff may be lesser skilled. Would you move? Nothing is guaranteed of course on Partner track. Would you only leave if it's Partner role not just MD?

like

What are the best international Marriott properties? Want to burn some points on a big trip later this year

like

What are some skills you want to develop while working in consulting? I’ve been at the job for 5 months now but sometimes feel like I lack role models and PD directions. What are some skills you wish you could’ve worked on? Paint me a picture of your role model :)

like

Does ey gds only open salary accounts with HDFC? Or can we request for other bank accounts? This is so weird

like

What qualities do you look for in a mentor, or if you already have a successful mentor/mentee relationship what makes them a good mentor for yourself? That is, if you had the option of choosing one. Same gender, ethnic bg, professional bg?

like

How's the culture and comp like at Point B?

like

Can anyone please refer me for Data warehouse/ETL Testing role (3+ YOE) in TCS?

like

Interviewing for BIE II role at Amazon-NY, how much reasonable TC range for this position?(break down). MS with 9 Yrs Work exp. TY

like

You'd think I'd be used to waking up alone every morning by now! The loneliest part of WFH. :(

like

My company is changing to unlimited vacation days. Will they pay out the people who still have vacations saved up? They are being super secretive. Has anyone gone through this?

like

Client was 30 min late to our call, and says I'll join "now", 5 minutes into the call, his phone rings and he says wait a second until I'm done. Never shows up. 😐🔫

like

Rating consulting firms based on brand aesthetics— McKinsey: clean, minimalistic, iconic and professional 9/10 BCG: green, pretty infographics, weird new corporate logo 8/10 Bain: red, abrasive, eye-catching but not very memorable 7.5/10 Kearney: clean rebranded corporate logo, nice website, cool aesthetic 9.5/10 LEK: ugly serif typeface for corporate logo, website looks and functions like it was built in 1999 4/10 S&/EYP: audit firms with a slightly higher marketing budget 6/10

like

When do you think it’s the best time to ask my firm to be remote only/ work from a diff country? During my review? Right before I move? Moving isn’t an option and I have enough money saved up in case they fire me on the spot. Just thinking maybe there’s a time to ask where they won’t fire me right away and don’t know if I should take advantage of the market now or wait as long as possible. I’m a 2018 grad specialty corp.

like

Anyone have the CFF from the AICPA and willing to share their studying/exam experience? Curious about required effort, study plans, exam structure, overall opinions of the cert. Thanks!

like

Does your PCP need to be an MD? Is NP okay? I am using one medical and there doesn’t seem to be many MDs available

like

Ok let's see what the gender demographic is. Like the comment that applies to you.

like

Looking for mentors in FAANG, MBB, and other Big 4. DM me please. 😀😀

funnylike

How to prep for a McKinsey Digital interview Specialize in Agile. McKinsey & Company

like

How are firms handling the economic downturn in terms of billable hour requirements for associates? Are annual billable requirements being updated or mitigated in any way? Curious to see how other firms are handling this issue, and also afraid of not being able to take any time off until 2021 😳

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal