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Obviously MBB are the top consulting firms, but would people feel different about prestige based on service line? As in, is it better to be any type of BA/EM/etc at McK than doing the “sexiest” strategy work at a B4/tier 2? Would any of y’all at Tier 2s accept any lateral role at MBB? Curious to hear thoughts

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what kind of ‘sexy’ work are you doing at kpmg

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Probably as “sexy” as work at PwC, though your comment suggests you feel above B4 and more like MBBPwC lol.

Honestly, I don’t think any firm does “sexier” work, but I thought it was thought provoking to ask about different services within those firms. I never implied anything I personally do is more interesting or above others

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It’s kinda hilarious to be honest. I literally win and lose proposals on the weekly to MBB. At the point I’m not really sure what work is considered “sexy”. Most firms do the same nonsense trying to go up to corporate strategy and down to implementation lol.

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Guys come on... we build pretty slides for a living... we aren't Navy SEALs or astronauts or professional athletes... there is nothing sexy about consulting to literally anyone other than other consultants. Stop taking yourselves so seriously.

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consulting is the most genius scam in history.

“i’m going to pretend to ‘delivery solutions’ to people while in reality just make powerpoints and excel sheets and charge top dollar for it and make a business out of it.”

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Happy as clam at my boutique

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How sexy can PowerPoints be? Stop this, take the job where you can get the most money and don’t look back.

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Name matters but when you are an industry expert, you know who the players are and it really doesn’t matter

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Get in where you fit in

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You sound incredibly insecure. Why are you so obsessed with creating a prestige horse race, and who do you think is actually impressed by the perceived prestige anyway?

Do important work, do it well. Many people will care and find it impressive, and many more won’t care at all.

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I don’t like strategy work either. There’s lot of other stuff generalist consultants do besides strategy. Also some consultants come in on that track and switch to solutions or internal work for more wlb/family time.. And honestly, when does this prestige realistically come up? When you’re out with your buddies discussing work (and your buddies are likely not consultants so they don’t get it or are consultants and don’t care because they love you for you), or when you’re on a date and they ask what you do and they also likely don’t even know the difference (all they are thinking about is attraction and having a good time), or when you’re talking to your parents (who do not know the difference). Don’t accept the lateral role for prestige if it’s not what you want to do. Apply to the role you want and keep applying till you get it. Also, be grateful for what you have. Spent so much time upset that I didn’t get into HBS but now that I have an mba realised rankings do not matter, everyone moves forward with the next stage of their lives and nobody talks about it anymore. Don’t even care about prestige now and all I want is a man 🥲

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No one size fits all approach here

I don't like strategy work very much, from the little of it that I've done. I was just talking to some folks yesterday who agree with that as well. So not sexy to all of us!

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