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Need help deciding between two offers. EY-P M&A TSE - 175K - Senior Associate McKinsey Strategy - 165K + 30K sign-on - Associate 5 YOE at Deloitte doing Strategy, M&A and DD, up for Manager in June. No MBA. Chicago office. I do not like working more than 45-55 hours a week and value WLB. Leaning towards EY-P with potential to make Director in 12-14 months. No such conversations with McK on early promo. I’m not a rockstar and will be an average to above average performer. TIA!

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McK has the brand value still, so I'd say go that route. As a current EYP employee, the WLB is totally dependent on project just like it is at any other firm. I've had projects where I'm done at 5-6pm and projects where I'm done at 9pm. I've only heard of a few where it's worse than that, but you typically know what you're getting into ahead of starting the project (ODD and CDD typically very high burn).

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Lol EYP seldom does CGS

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Something to consider to about your EYP offer is that it goes associate, senior associate, consultant, and THEN director (which is the manager equivalent) so I’m not sure how much I would trust that 12-14 month timeline to manager if you’re coming in as SA. Very typical of the firm to bring you in at a lower level with promise of promo and then have things go a bit different.

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I’m gonna go out on a limb and say go EYP. Your peace of mind and WLB are worth more than the marginal salary difference especially if you don’t want to stay in consulting for that long

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The issue is that you are trying to get promoted. You can’t coast at EYP either. If you are going to work the same, might as well at Mck

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You will never have good work life balance in transactions....

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Do you ever want to go to industry? If so, take McKinsey and don’t look back. You’ll make more ten times over if/when you leave

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Join McK, go to a top tier MBA program, start your own firm . Don’t stay long as a corporate slave . Wish you all the best !

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What OP make Global Managing Director at McK in 10 years.

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Very desi thing to say... played it in my head in Hindi

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You will burn more than 45 hr/wk on commercial diligence at eyp

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This is my favorite post I’ve read. The self awareness and confidence is there. Go McK. You’re going to burn out at 12-18 months at either, so brand will be important.

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You’ll be working more than 45 - 55 at EY-P in TSE on occasion. Without knowing much about your future career prospects, if you want to coast being an above to above average performer than I’d say it’s more likely to happen at EY-P. If it was me making this decision, I would choose McK because of the opportunities it would give me after.

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I hope you know Associate Director at EY P is equivalent to Manager. EY P donot have any manager designation.

Associate Consultant EYP Director = Manager EYP Senior Director = Senior Manager Partner

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So gonna go out on a limb here - what are your hours like at D? If good why not just chill there - you get to be M and can continue up the ladder more easily

I left with 2 YOE and got 50% raise, so I can confirm

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How much is deloitte paying you now? And what about for Manager?

Around 130K right now. Would take a while to get to the EYP and McK numbers.

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Neither of these opportunities sound right for you and you’ll be stuck at both for years. I would hold out

Let me get the offer you turn down

Would you indulge me with a DM explaining to me your journey ?

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