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What's the earliest in someone's tenure you've seen them fired from MBB and why? (Looking for validation that the feeling like I'm doing a sub-par job, but trying to be coachable, 7 months into my job doesn't equate to getting fired in the next 5-17 months...)

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2 years - not fired but counseled out at the first promo point You’re probably fine; there is a learning curve!! Chin up! I felt so awful for the first 8 months but am now one of the strongest performers in the office. Confidence and competence both come with time.

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1Y if no ethical issues involved. And that is already pretty pretty rare, 2Y is when the chopping block gets busy

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Transitioned out at… <12 months = usually values issue 12-18 months = not good at this job 24-27 months = not ready for next role Being coachable is key. For what it’s worth, I had a team member join my project around 7-8 month mark and I coached that person up and they’re now doing super great. I’d highly recommend to get someone (your talent manager, your career advisor or equivalent role at your MBB) to make sure your next manager can take the time to coach you.

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If you are actually trying and haven’t had an ethics issue, you will 99% make it to the 2 year mark at BCG

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Saw a bunch of people let go at 6 months because the firm had over hired. This was several years ago. Otherwise I think the fastest was about 18 months (excluding major ethical issues)

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Sorry I’m not familiar what are values issues ?

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It’s something of a lie by omission, but it could create values issues after you start and actively cover it up, put it before client work, etc. The bigger challenge is that juggling this while working at the firm will be near impossible. People have done it, but I wouldn’t want to be trying to do a part-time MBA while learning the ropes here.

Firms hired a lot of people to accommodate the high demand and lowered their bars of entry, You will be fine most likely until this goes on - however in the meantime settle into some capability/industry that you are comfortable in to and be ready to act on the coaching that was provided. Be open and you will survive unless you are too low on the bar and cannot be upskilled into whatever you work or said you can do.

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Things got a bit tighter during covid, person on my team ended up being counseled out under the year point I think

Values issues can get you CTL at any point (saw one go in their first week), but nearly every campus hire who is actually trying to take feedback and get better will last 12 months, if not 18.

Outright lying about something, backed up by written proof.

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