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What’s the case for going to MBB for 2-3 years before trying to make a jump to FAANG vs going straight to FAANG post-MBA?

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From friends that have done both, going one way or the other - there seems to be a ton more rigorous and hands-on training and feedback (including constant development culture) at MBB. My feedback cycle is biweekly + informal real time + formal end of every project for example. Whereas FAANG tend to leave you more alone to figure things out on your own. So apart from brand, case to be made about accelerated training and learning at MBB. Also my experience (certainly not everyone’s) has been very high quality managers to learn from as examples.

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This is helpful BCG1 thank you

Value to be ex-MBB

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Following as I’m in the exact same dilemma and starting MBA this fall. Is it better to MBB first? My school recruits heavily into both MBB and FAANG but wondering if salaries in FAANG would be higher a few more years out

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What roles are you looking into? mbb has value if you want strategy and operations, but if you want something more technical it's a waste of time - you'd be better off putting the time in FAANG directly in your preferred role if the opportunity arises.

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