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MBB folks, what’s the glamour with FAANG to you? I ask because I have done multiple strategy projects for/with FAANG, and could likely get an offer, but I still want MBB 🤨 Am I missing something?

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It’s so dependent about what you want to do. If you’re not technical, FAANG is going to be rough even if you’re a product manager. MBB gives you a chance to elevate consulting. For me, I have a tech background and want CTO one day so MBB doesn’t mean much in software company leadership - they want industry experience mostly.

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Cool story bro

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FAANG is still FAANG, but it’s not only because of recognition; they’re just the top companies with best exits if you want to be in tech, with well-known products. It only attracts people that want Big Tech though... many prefer startups or other industries entirely

Nope. I chose MBB over FAANG and don’t regret it for an instant

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