Staying at an established middle market firm where realistic partner track is about 10 -12 years vs moving to big4 or MBB. Pros & cons of both?
Why does everyone put Tech / FAANG on such a pedestal, claiming it’s better than MBB. Sure, the comp and WLB may be better, but you won’t be doing as meaningful and impactful work e.g. Govt Covid response, Gates foundation projects, industry defining projects in the space of a few months etc
Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?
What’s Ross’s stereotype? Is it possible to get into MBB or FAANG post graduation? What is the student body like? Is it reputable?
How much sales responsibility do EMs,APs/PLs, Ps/Ms,Ps at MBB have? No disrespect, but for instance I just wonder how the 4th YOE from undergrad APs are selling consistently? Or they just deploy work?
If all the top consulting firms made anonymous decks or gave anonymous pitches to a client, eg no branding and the client did not know which firm made which deck, do you actually think that the client would prefer MBB? ￼ Is MBB actually coming up with better/more innovative solutions? I feel like I see many repeat or slightly altered ￼solutions on almost all of my cases, are these really things that people at Deloitte/Accenture etc aren’t coming up with?￼
MBB vs IB vs Biglaw. I only hear biglaw people complaining a lot about stress etc. Is it really so much more stressful than the other two?
Would CBS J-term make sense if you want to transition from MBB to a US start-up or FAANG?
How soon do transitions happen (involuntarily) at MBBs? I recently joined and am always worried that I’ll be let go. What are the conversations/processes like? [Asking for MBB because I’m also curious about the differences if any between the firms]
Currently at BCG, received offer from another MBB offering additional 12 months tenure credit for recognizing my prior-MBB experience. Jump?
Do you think Apple and Amazon fight over who's the first A in FAANG like BCG and Bain over MBB?
MBB folks, what’s the glamour with FAANG to you? I ask because I have done multiple strategy projects for/with FAANG, and could likely get an offer, but I still want MBB 🤨 Am I missing something?
Generalist🐠at MBB: do corp dev roles at FAANG, or operational VC/PE roles, care that you were a “generalist” when exiting? I’ve been approached for data analytics roles at MBB (some specialized), but everyone tells me to go generalist when starting....
Looking at you MBB & FAANG
Which companies are sponsoring H1-b apart of Faang and big4/MBB consulting? Looking for something with good wlb and pay.
I want to exit to MBB but if that’s not a possibility what are the next best consulting firms? Looking for at least midsize firms (non-boutiques).
Is it true that anyone moving from Big 4 strat groups to MBB has to accept a downgrade in level/title? As in SM/Director/Sr. Dir to engagement mgr/PL. Do you know of people who moved without a "demotion?
I'm on a brand new American Airlines A321. Like brand new airplane smell. NO SEAT POWER. NO ENTERTAINMENT units. #AAssholes #ihateAA #neverAA #AAsucks
What are people's thoughts on Exec MBA's? Presumably making Sr. Mgr. this year, so likely too late for regular MBA, but looking for additional personal growth.
How much are you putting into your 401k? I’m thinking 10% of my paychecks. About me: 29F, 140K annual salary, company match 6%
Just got staffed on a project in Seattle - thoughts, insight? Things to do, places to see and eat?
Starting my first travel project, how much/how do I sign up for tsa precheck/how do I use delta skymiles exactly? I have the app
Tips on practicing for a case on your own? My first one and I’m nervous - especially the numbers part. Do I have to memorize a bunch or random stats? Have a 45 min interview with a small firm.
I was told today by one of the hiring company hr that the market is dipping now.. there will no longer be job opportunities at good Salary ranges for much longer.. is it true ?!
Can we talk about the “Rise & Grind” / “Hustle Culture” aspect that seems to be organically baked into our role as Producers. Of course, it is what it is to some degree- but I’ve realized, in order to do my job effectively, my rest & work-life balance is a MUST. How have you handled that? Or do you just power through?
Dear Partners - Excuse if already being asked (I spent reasonable effort to re-use through 'search') I'm a 3rd year M pursuing an SM promo. I believe I'm doing well in my current role, and also believe I could do more. Could you help me with these Qs : 1. What can I do to ensure I'm an EFFECTIVE M3 2. What does a EFFICIENT SM1/SM2 look like for you? 3. At this stage I am in, what can I do to make my SM promo a REASONABLE "shoo in"? I'm working with key PPMDs on my promotion readiness. Thx!
Cleared first round business screen with amazon, scheduling technical screen later this week followed by Loop after- any idea what to expect? It’s for a Senior Solutions Consultant role
Are these positive signs during the final round interview with the big boss i had today? 1) asked for my timeline and when i can start the earliest, 2) listed all the political challenges the team is facing today and neighboring teams that are difficult to work with. Am i over-reading?
Help! I just took a practice test and after consistently scoring at or slightly above my goal score, my score just cratered 60 points so it’s now 50 points below my goal score. I’m taking the test in a couple days. Any advice?
Stanford making my heart jump today 😅 don’t they know this is not the time to say “you’re invited!” unless it’s an interview
Canada PR vs USA H1B visa. I am on H1B in USA with a good job and I have a Canada PR which I thought of using to get more stability in life but as I am running out of time on Canada PR it’s making me anxious if I should stay in the USA or move to Canada. Can someone share their experience if faced the similar issue?
How are other districts compensating you for working over your contracted time? I’m not taking just over. I’m taking about 13+ hour work days, every day.
I’m generally not a beggar but figured it was worth a shot: Does anyone have two United Club passes that are going to expire soon and you’re willing to share?
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