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To all fishes that went from T2 to MBB - did you notice a big difference in quality, standards, people worked with, or anything else? Trying to understand why MBB is MBB beyond name-brand and prestige.

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A few things: - Found the leadership stack (managers, partners) to be much more effective and engaged at MBB - Greater access to research teams, knowledge teams, analytics, and all manner of support to make time more effective - Greater budget (both in dollars and client leadership engagement) to do the work; can field massive surveys, gather all stakeholders easily, etc. This is all sorta self fulfilling. Higher prices lead to leadership that can be paid more, it funds support staff, and clients engage more when more is on the line. To be perfectly honest, I think a lot of people on this app treat consulting like it’s unidirectional (with MBB at the top). The truth is that these firms all have different op models, price points, and sweet spots. There’s a time and place for each model, they’re just different.

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Depends which T2. Compared to OW, I don't think there is much if any difference between standards. Big 4 might be different due to sheer size and scale, they need to be less selective overall. But the best Big 4 consultants will fare perfectly well against anyone at MBB.

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Think primarily T2 would be LEK, OW, EYP

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