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MBB, how do y’all feel about the Strategy arms of consulting firms outside of MBB?

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Same shit sandwich. We just have better bread

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It’s all the same shit

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Probably something along the lines of the Don Draper "I don't think about you at all" gif

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I think there are many smart people at the other strategy arms, but also many less smart people. We don’t consider true competition for recruits or work. But I have utmost respect, as above said, it’s largely the same work

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...and better comp, project budget and exit opps. No PE fund using their 2 consultant affirmative action quota hiring is using it on Strategy&

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Ouch A2

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I just left Monitor Deloitte. Loved them elsewhere in the world, hated them here in the US, zero structure below Manager. Depends on sector/functional offering though; in some specific areas they truly are at par with or better than MBB IMO, but in my area (and most areas for that matter) not so much. So all fishes swimming to get in - good luck, I just created a slot for you.

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I always find it funny when questions like this are asked I give you the (true) answer we always give in recruiting: we haven't worked at those firms, so how can we really say? We can only talk about our experience

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@BCG4 people ask because MBB has this god like status in consulting. Heck I bet 50% if not more of MBA ‘s get one just to go to MBB. They don’t realize as many of you have pointed out that it’s the same shit more or less everywhere

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The feeling that I’m getting is that the work is relatively the same across the board, depending on the group you get attached to within the respective firms. But, the pay, benefits, and culture all differ largely by firm. “Prestige” outside of MBB is largely left up for speculation. Thanks for the thought contributions, y’all!

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@BCG4 totally get that and that’s true, but I think a lot of consultants have this idea that during your time at MBB you are working on super amazing true strategy projects that no other firms work on

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Why do you ask?

Just want to see other flavors of kool-aid and how other people like the taste of it.

Could you clarify on "feel"? Like do I respect them or would I want to work for them, etc? My girlfriend works for another strategy firm and it seems like the same work.

Any thoughts on the strategy practices of econ consulting firms (ie analysis, fti, brg, nera, etc...)?

SC1 you're missing the point. Yes it's the same shit work but brands take you further in long run.

Ooooooo9o I..I'm we er5eE GET THE CHANCE THAT A CDHS

SC1- I'd estimate we probably are on average doing more interesting work But that isn't to say we don't have our share of boring stuff too

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