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Things you wish you knew/learned before joining MBB? Joining BCG soon!

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Learn to program so I don't leave with only slide jockey skills. More and more projects are analytics based which involves us bringing in some experts. Excel just doesn't cut it for a lot of analysis since data is getting too large. My prediction is the traditional toolkit will require programming in 7 years for people to have a competitive shot at joining a big firm 🙃 Just learning python to do some more rigorous analysis would have been super useful.

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Joining BCG is not as great as it is sold.

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What the the main things that are oversold/swept under the rug?

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If you got two offers, one at an MBB firm and the other in PE (buy side, lower MM) which would you take? I acknowledge they’re different fields but I have two offers and don’t know which path to go down. Asking for personal opinions.

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Anyone been able to successfully go the MBB route and be there for family / kids? Or any thoughts on intentionally avoiding the path to have WLB for that reason?

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Leaving MBB after 1 year 5 months. Too short?

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For those Tier 2 folks that left for MBB, what has been the difference so far? Will you advise others to do it, especially if doing great at T2? If your goal isn't "partner", does this change the DMP?

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How good is your firm at helping you to acquire new technical skills and business knowledge? I am at a big four, and there is 0 appropriate technical training. I have to pick up stuff on the go and honestly feel like an amateur, just pulling solutions out of my ass..I hate to look back and realize how I could’ve produced better quality work. Is MBB like that, as well? Also, most managers and higher are so abstracted from tech that I don’t even know a single good expert to ask for advice

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Started at a T2 consulting firm not too long ago. Worth switching to MBB to break into PE?

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At what level in MBB do you specialize in an industry? Engagement manager? Also is it really up or out even as a partner?

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From talking to students at multiple M7 schools, it seems like all of the BB/MBB/FAANG companies recruit at most if not all of the schools . So if you're planning on recruiting for one of these, is there really a major difference in career opportunities between each school? Asking because it seems like some schools are specifically known for finance vs consulting vs tech, but if the companies are all recruiting at all these schools, the differences don't seem as pronounced to me.

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Anyone else here feel like joining a tech company or startup more than joining MBB. I mean mbb is super prestigious and all but it’s not the long play for me

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Seeking support : Any MBB Partner/MD willing to review profile & potentially refer for lateral level consulting opportunities. YOE : 12+ Have worked with F500 clients & startups.

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Planning to move to a EU country around summer 2021. Anyone who is a non-EU citizen got a consultancy job in EU countries can share your experiences. 1. How long it took to find a job ? 2. In what practice you got offered a job for ? (Such as technology or risk or IT etc) 3. Did you get offered a job by boutique consultancy companies or sticked with Big4 and MBB ? 4. How was the attitude of HR to you considering the fact that you were a non-EU candidate ? 5. What would be your hints to share ?

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What are the big differences between MBB and Strategy&/Parthenon? I am new to consulting and people are giving me crap for turning down BCG and joining Big 4 strategy.

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What are the consulting firms that have good PE practice other than MBB, Parthenon and LEK?

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Who has transitioned from MBB to Private Equity? What is the pay difference and would you do it again?

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For people who have switched from Big4/Tier 2 consulting firms to MBB, what's the reason you made that switch? Also, how are you finding consulting at MBB better than your earlier consulting gigs? What according to you, is the selling point for the tier 1 consulting firms?

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ACN S&C 🐠: have you guys also had a pay revision similar to MBB and T2 firms..?

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If you are currently in school, there is no point in applying for student loan forbearance right? Since you’re not expected to be making payments anyway?

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Hi Fishers, Got offer from Deloitte USI and PwC SDC Which one is better choose. PwC permanent WHF Salary both same Management Consulting How is work life balance in both? Is there any onsite opportunities?

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Good morning and welcome to my home office! I've got my coffee and am looking forward to responding to your questions with Zoe and Ron. I was raised by a single parent in upstate NY (far from NYC!). I've had to ask a lot of questions in my career and look forward to hearing yours!

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BCGers: asking for a referral! Will DM details as needed and based on our conversation. This is a request for the Consultant level.

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Cross posting this but could use the female perspective — Got a really substantial (~40%) mid year raise after I brought in a basically unsolicited competing offer from one of our peers. My firm typically only adjusts salary on an annual basis in March, and I’m pretty worried I’ll see a smaller than normal annual raise this spring to “make up for” my out of sequence mid year raise. Any advice on advocating for myself to ensure that doesn’t happen?

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I have a case of FOMO I’m trying to navigate lol. One of my friends from college just told me she’s getting married in a few weeks, but I haven’t gotten the invitation. We are pretty close and we regularly call each other. I also learned that people whom she said she is not close are actually invited to the wedding. On one hand I’m trying to calm myself that she might be limiting attendees due to covid, but it’s not a great feeling. How else should I think about this?

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