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People at other strategy consulting firms, are new undergrad hires managed on projects by new MBA hires?

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Managers, generally.

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Pretty standard model, OP

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New MBA hires are honestly the hardest to work under. They get paid a shit ton but don't understand how consulting works or how to keep up. Sorry junior practitioner venting....

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Seriously - as a post MBA - the wide range of ability of undergrads was stunning - some undergrad analysts were amazing at excel and powerpoint but most were not.

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How to drive their own work efficiently and proactively. It's not realistic for someone to hold your hand through the project.

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No

Nah

Who generally manages?

For us it's generally the Project Leader (the promotion after 2 years post-MBA). Same person manages the post-undergrads as the post-MBAs.

Good model ^

I dislike our model. Have a feeling we got it from Bain.

^Can you elaborate on what you mean by "keep up?"

Yeah Parthenon - no idea what your talking about. Managers manage...below that is staff. As an SA you prob have a work stream you own and maybe an associate with you. But managers manage. Maybe different at a CDD firm though? In strategy that's how it is

It's the general structure of our Corp strategy business as well (Which is about 50%) .. Can be hit or miss. Sometimes you can have a great post MBA hire who can also be a great friend and manager who understands your tasks. Other times not so much.

You sound terrible to work with.

Why so mean senior associate?

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