A lot of people describe themselves as ex-MBB. Makes me wonder - what’s the average tenure length that an MBB professional serves before moving on? Is the culture / WLB too harsh to really sustain beyond a point?
Is it possible to get hired with 3-4 years consulting experience (without MBA) at the post-MBA role at MBB? If not, anyone have experience moving firms after b school?
Are MBB sponsored MBA students expected to return to their home firms for the summer between their two years? I know you're obligated to go back post-MBA, but what about the summer in between?
Currently a rising 2nd year MBA at an M7 and looking to re-recruit after striking out on two MBB final rounds last fall (I ended up at S& for the summer). Any tips for success the second time around? For those in a similar boat who landed a full time offer, what did you do differently? Thanks!
Is corporate strategy better than MBB?
Are there any former management/strategy consultants who are now in big law (corporate), and could offer some advice on why corporate law might be a better choice? I’m a 2L having a hard time deciding whether to go into big law or consulting. I’ve heard from many who went from law to MBB and prefer consulting, but want to also hear from people who left consulting and why corporate big law might better.
How does LEK’s healthcare practice compare to that of each MBB firm? All views welcome, zealots and balanced opinions. I work for the healthcare team and am considering defecting. Just wondering if the grass really is greener.
Has Deloitte already closed applications for consulting? I was applying for MBB and made it to final rounds but didn’t get any offers. And now I’m worried it’s too late for Deloitte or others.
Would you recommend working for Strategy&? How is WLB compared with MBB & other BIG4? Any insights into culture of the company will be appreciated
People keep saying working at MBB is not like working at Big4. What does that mean?? In what ways is it different?
Does Implementation at MBB (not T2) prepare in anyway for PE Ops (not deal team)? Or traditional is still the best way to go? Also wondering about being in the transformation/change management type track
Are there people here who are in say big 4, don't see themselves there in the long term and want to give a shot at MBB or other reputed strat firms but somehow that doesn't work out? What is the possible solution? Is moving to industry the only option?
Can someone please explain the kind of work MBB firms perform in the federal space? I just can’t see it being widely different than the other big 4 firms in federal. Ex: most work is systems driven (implementation) is that still true for MBB? Thank you!!
Best level to switch from big4 to MBB?
Bonjour ici !
Je suis un consultant italien avec nationalité française, j'ai été récemment contacté par une MBB et j'envisage de m'installer à Paris depuis le Moyen-Orient où je travaille actuellement.
Y a-t-il quelqu'un qui aimerait entrer en contact et me parler de son expérience?
Merci beaucoup !
How does PwCs reputation in the consulting market place compare to the other top firms (big 4, MBB, Boutiques, etc.)
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Capgemini - 27 CTC + 1 JB, C2 Manager
Larsen & Toubro Infotech - 27 CTC + 2 JB , P3 Specialist - Cloud Software and Services BU
Yoe - 7 Tech - .Net
Looking for Job security with long term stay and WLB and good learning exposure.
How would be work pressure and responsibilities pressure in both ?
Confused because Capgemini is providing Manager designation which is some high as per me experience.
I have only 2 days remaining to join. Kindly help 🙏
Pandemic was rough on everyone including me - left my ad agency (big name) and took some freelance work in beauty/fashion that paid super well. It’s only been a few months and I’m having a hard time getting attention from recruiters at ad agencies now that I’m ready to go back. Any advice?
Sharing a fun story about our admirable industry:
I worked at a firm that cycled through associates like woah. Whenever someone left, the chair of the team would tell clients that the departing associate was fired for poor performance. Despicable.
Two of my friends now work at this firm. They lateraled there recently. I just heard that after 6 years, that limp dick dufus still tells people that he fired me.
Happy Friday from Loch Tulla, Scotland 🏴
Does anyone knows how this EY GDS is ? Hows their package, work life balance & all, could someone please tell me that.. I’m about to join EY GDS next month
Are there jobs in biochemical patent prep and pross for people with masters degrees? Everywhere I look people want Phds.
Is anyone in the Deloitte / ACN / PWC / EY Anaplan practice available to network? Currently at a boutique Anaplan consulting firm and looking to make a switch to a larger firm to round out my skill set / learn from a larger network of professionals. Preferable remote with hybrid flexibility however open to relocation.
I’m still sad about Kim and Pete 😞
Thoughts on Weber Shandwick in Chicago?
A Financial Consultant 1 from Fidelity called me to set up a review of my finances. Is it worth talking to her? Does a Financial Consultant 1 have a lot of experice or they are just starting?
Shared this a month or two ago. Re-posting in case anyone is interested.
Which firms have strong public sector strategy practices outside of McK and BCG? Thinking in terms of projects such as digital strategy for a federal agency, COVID response plans, K-12 education restructuring roadmap
Not so much PMO or tech implementation projects
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On a scale of 1-10 how bad is it if you get rolled off because the client hates you & your work? And how common is it?
Paying an insane amount of tax due this time ..7.8k fed due. Other BCGers did you face any such problem? I feel something got screwed up at our end...
I was complaining about my project to my mentors/staffed and planting the seed that I wanted to get off it as soon as a better project came up (clients are a mess, I’m silo’d from my team, no skills/career development opportunity), but now.. 2 weeks later.. it’s amazing. I don’t do much. Set my own hours. Report to no one. Do I backtrack and stay on this project as long as possible or still roll off for better dev opportunities? (4 YOE)
If we’re so smart and supposedly such great “complex problems solvers” why won’t anyone pay us to solve problems like climate change, healthcare disparities, human trafficking, etc? Wish we could actually work on things that matter.
Forgot bose headphones. Sitting next to body odor, loud kid behind who is actively and loudly playing with the armrest. Happy Monday!
Is going to B school truly worth it? How significant is the difference in career trajectory? My concerns are forgoing two years of income, after spending a lot of energy, time, money, studying, only to then go to school for two years and come out into an opportunity I could have eventually grown into, exited to, or altogether don’t find as ~worth it~ for servicing the debt I took on for the extra degree and forgone income. What’s the right balance?
What is your utilization rate?
My company has everyone below manager at 97% and claims that is industry standard. Agree?
Harvard says instead of asking ”how are you?”, we should start small talk with “what is your state of mind?”
Do Harvard researchers interact with real people?
Here me out here.. but is it allowed to buy someones mortgage (or do a swap per say) when buying a property for your own. For example. I want to buy house A for 400k and Person B has a great rate and a 400k loan but wants out. Can I basically buy or do a mortgage loan switch?
Honestly I feel so isolated on my project. This WFH has taken a toll on my mental health and I don’t know how much more I can take. I barely speak with anyone other than the other analyst on my project. I want to set up daily touch points just to know I’m not alone. I’ve told my counselor I want to roll off and join a team that interacts more, but he just says to be grateful I have my job and am billable through the year. Is anyone else feeling this way? How do you cope?
From the Deloitte bowl.
Conflicted right now as to what to do. audit background, 3 years into my career.
Stay at EY or join a boutique firm for a paycut.
Details: Joined EY not even a year ago in FSO BC and got a 30% raise and 6% bonus in August, now my base is at $130k. WLB has been great - sometimes I work until 7-8pm but half the times I end at 6. Have only worked 1weekend so far and that was a fire drill where my mgrs had no idea what they were doing and the rest of the team was out on vac.
Lifetime consultant here, any want to share what life in industry is actually like? What do people do for their day to day? Is it repetitive tasks? How do you operate? (Thinking general management role)
I am looking to buy canvas art, especially 5 panel ones.. anyone know of budget friendly sites to score such pieces?
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