One of the reasons I want to transition from industry to consulting (tier 1) is that I get frustrated when I have to collaborate with mediocre people. My assumption is that Tier 1 consulting firms hire really sharp people and if I can get in, I’ll be collaborating with folks on top of their game (not expecting much from clients). I’m aware there are personal aspects I need to work on like my mindset, patience etc etc, but I just get so frustrated with blatant stupidity.

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IMO You’ll always find stupid people regardless of the level, but of course at mbb the ratio will be lower lol

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Are you planning on talking to your clients??

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Damn what are you trying to say about clients? LOL I'm pretty good at collaborating with clients and understand they present their own challenges. Focus of my question is on internal collaboration. I'm trying to avoid a situation where both my teammates and clients are mediocre.

Cool story bro

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It’s better to work with stupid people than people that are know it alls and obnoxious.

Take this as an opportunity to implement changes, add that to your resume “Led charge of ____ initiative to increase _____”

Then swing to MBB if you want.

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No prob! GL on your job search journey!

As someone who moved from industry to consulting with this being one of the reasons, I can assure you that their are people just as dumb and complacent in consulting. Lazy, stupid people exist everywhere, both in consulting and the clients we work with.

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Hey, consulting companies hire stupid people too!

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In theory, yes. But I encounter quite a bit of incompetence.

Damn, I thought that also Microsoft hired only sharp minds

Microsoft isn’t as selective as Top Tier Consulting.

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