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What’s the top 1-3 reasons folks leave big 4 to go to MBB (minus salary & career progression)?

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Prestige / Clout, learning opportunities, much more interesting work, better culture / community, stronger network

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1/ Prestige
2/ Exit Ops
3/ Perks

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I wanted to manage teams of people who would push themselves and push me as hard as I push.

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People prestige and interesting work

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I’m moving to Bain in a few months. My top 3 reasons (apart of Salary and Career progression):
1. Project caliber: bigger projects with a much higher impact.

2. Learning curve: in hand with the big projects, you also work with top-notch consultants. The ones who moved from B4 to MBB were the best in their field. Working with smart, self driven professionals makes you grow faster. (Corollary: if you’re the smartest in the room, you are in the wrong room)

3. Pride/prestige: here it’s twofold. (1) personal satisfaction; (2) Prestige opens you doors for better exit opportunities

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I haven't looked back to big 4. Good move.

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Can someone elaborate on better culture lol not saying big four is better but I can’t see how MBB is..

I joined during COVID so a little harder to compare but it’s deff a team environment. I’d just say expectations of you are higher

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Better exposure to experts.
Much more internal knowledge & IP to leverage from.
Big4 has way too many service lines now I cannot quite see how it converges.

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Has anyone had any conversations with their manager regarding the accelerated salary increase? It's supposed to be communicated in July.

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SC and got a Manager offer at another big 4. But I am not happy about the salary (still negotiating). there is a low probability that I will be promoted in August, but potentially Agile promotion. Also moving from client facing consultant to internal projects. Should I take the offer anyway?

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If I leave EY audit to go to another big 4 (different line of service), would I be walked out the day I put in my notice and get paid the 2 week notice period anyway? Thanks!

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Is a $50k salary with overtime reasonable for an entry level position as a project manager? Am I in a position to negotiate for higher pay based on my little experience?

Industry is eDiscovery which I have 1 month of experience in. I have 3 years prior experience as a paralegal.

I’ve told a couple people this statement and thought it was a good idea for it to be first post in the bowl. If Vialto wants to retain and attract talent then Vialto needs to pay more than Big 4. I am hoping come July everyone recieves a more than average pay bump.

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Been hearing rumors my firm may be acquired by a mega firm soon (MBB / tier 2). For those of you who have gone through this, curious what happens to staff below EM, above EM? Do titles transfer or demotions? Who gets the boot?

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Moved to a new city and the office is very different (culture/people-wise) than it was previously. I'm still an associate. Is it worth it to switch Big 4 firms or are they all pretty much the same?

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Transitioning from Critical care and worked several specialty in my 30 yrs of nursing. Ive worked in Utilization Mgmt and Case Mgmt in the past and considering doing case Mgmt again. What the salary range for Case management in Atlanta,Georgia for insurance company?

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Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by PwC. The Regina George of the big 4

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Are you looking for job change in big 4 or TOP MNC's, DM me your details like skill set and experience level.
Will help u out.... Gud luck

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For former Deloitte/PwC colleagues, what is your experience like at MBB? I’m talking team collegiality, WLB, work itself, etc.

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Can anyone share comp projections(salary, bonus, and potential signing bonus) for corporate performance improvement team? Specifically looking at ERP Advisory at A&M. Have 5 yoe in erp implementations and am thinking I’d come in as a senior associate. TIA

Alvarez & Marsal

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Chicago personal injury 1-3 year associates: how much is your base salary before commission?

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What percentage would you ask for a salary raise/adjustment during a performance review cycle?

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Daughter is waking up at 2AM asking for yogurt often...do you guys give your kids food if they say they are hungry in the middle of the night? Also asking for milk/yogurt after we brush teeth b4 bed

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Any idea how much cost a logo in Chicago? Hourly rate? Starting price?

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Where'd all the fun people go?

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Need urgent help and advise.

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LTI or Wipro....???

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I am completely lifeless and unstimulated at my current B4. Moved from regular consulting to our Transactions group searching for excitement and have not found it. Not that interested in MBB slave labor even if it is more "exciting". Where's the middle ground?

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Any Jr to Mid Art Directors out there that would like to buy a house, reduce the amount of late nights, and most importantly not worry about aging out of advertising? Come to the dark side aka Pharma and get that bag. No pharma experience necessary. DM me a link your work and we can start a conversation.

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Switching from mechanical to IT... Having same cost offer from Accenture and Genpact which is better??

In terms of work culture and facilities... In business analyst field.

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Dear Fishes,
Total experience of 5 years. I started working with Accenture from last six months. However I applied an IJP transfer into a different deal in same level my package is 4.65 lpa and the team in which I am moving, the minimum budget for an associate is 9lpa. Am I eligible for hike? Can I ask for hike? If yes, then how much descent hike I can ask for. If no, then I will be not eligible for my next hike as I am changing the team, till 1 year there will be no changes in my package.

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I’ve worked in this small enterprise doing marketing content for four months but my resentment is growing tremendously because I am now the go-to person for anything and everything (website, investment pitching and general admin)

I just want to quit but my short stint and gaps prior to this may raise a red flag in my next interview. How should I go about it?

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What’s the difference between manager and senior manager at Bain and how long from Consultant level?

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McKinsey internal offer. Am level before partner at small boutique firm. Work in tiny but hot area (non-strategy). No desire to make partner as I don’t enjoy selling. Fewer YOE than most at my level. Exp mostly at small companies except for a B4/ACN. No MBA, masters from an Ivy but a less competitive program. Offer is similar to other industry offers in the past but haven’t looked recently. Current TC is on the high end in consulting but have had similar offers.

TC ~$290k (current) vs ~$160 McK

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McKinsey & Company Re: the $100k housing assistance loan, can I get it after I close on a house or do I have to take it before closing? Would like to get into a home before I start work, but loan isn't available until after starting afaik.

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Is anyone working as a Software Engineer in McKinsey?

I want to know how is the career progression like. Do you guys end up in consulting as you progress up?

Also what’s the difference between a Software Engineer in Digital (Client Facing) vs Software Engineer in Technology and Digital (Internal Role)

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Anyone able to case prep in the evening this week?

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Is the cover letter for BCG necessary? Do they really read it?

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What’s first year EM comp at McKinsey & Company ?

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Can anyone from Bain provide a referral? Good M&A and strategy experience. I have worked with PE and many other industries

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What is it like to work at McKinsey? Are people fun and nice to work with?

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Any BCG 🐠 based out of the DC office care to chat and/or provide a referral?

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How do Bain final round evaluations work? Is it solely the two partner interview results or a comprehensive review of overall performance?

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OW associate with a fast track to EM in 8 months of BCG senior associate. Long term goal would be to stay in consulting

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