What’s the work-life balance like at MBB (and other strat consulting firms)?

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Same story - the good ones are good; bad ones are bad. I guess over time, if you learn to align yourself with the right partners, you get more good ones than bad ones. If you just keep ‘going with the flow’, you’ll keep getting thrown to the wolves.

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Variable? I've done 80 hour weeks including weekend work and 3am finishes. This case I'm coasting 50 hours every week. Chill as.

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D1 a thats head down working time which includes work in flight. That’s why we fly biz class. I probably average 62-66 and 55 is the dream.

I average 55-60, but that’s not to say I’ve never been on 60-75 hour cases

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I average about 60-65/week.

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You can have lighter cases at strategy firms but they are usually not strategy. A blend is nice, sometimes feels good to do an OD in the middle of the mayhem Source: Personal experience, primary interviews, BCG Analysis.

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What’s it like at ACN strategy?

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Any MBB fish that went from T2 > industry > MBB? Why did you go back into consulting? I am in a pretty good role right now but besides industry circles, I have no branding. MBB has invited me for interviews. Should I even consider? TC is about the same and I have decent hours. Worth going back for the brand, network, flexibility in/possibility of better exit opps?

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People at strategy shops (e.g., LEK, MBB): any precedent of people making a lateral move from other firms after 2-3 years? High performer but dealing with post-merger internal issues.

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What’s the rationale of people who move from FAANG, MBB or MSFT to small companies?

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Anyone from MBB open to having a conversation with me? I’m a part-time MBA candidate and would like to get some advice on how to distinguish myself from my peers

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How long does it usually take to hear back after MBB final round? I think this was off cycle for experienced hires and it’s been 7 working days - should I keep waiting or move on? TIA!

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Is it common to switch from one MBB to other? Feeling kind of let down by the work I’m doing currently.

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What is the best way to learn about different roles in FAANG? I was a MBB consultant in India. I am in the US now with a AI products company. I work well on the intersection of technology and business. I have conceptualised and deployed multiple enterprise products over the last 2 years. I am looking to move to a bigger organization now. However I don't want to get into corporate strategy roles. What are some other roles that could be a good fit for me?

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How likely is PwC Deals SA to MBB? What would the process entail and what rank would I come in as?

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Which would you choose: MBB consulting or FAANG product management? Why?

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To those from MBB in Canada. Do any of your firms have sizeable Vancouver offices with Partners in BC?

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Should I pursue MBA if I already have MBB & PE experience? Current MBB and heading into large-cap PE this year, always fancied a MBA experience as a kid but increasingly uncertain about its value-add in terms of learning / personal development

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I would honestly pay fishbowl money if they would let me filter out all these dumb MBB(other firm) posts going on today

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MBB interviewers: “What’s your management style”, “What’s your communication preference”, ever hurt to provide a story to illustrate those traits? Or best spend that time elsewhere (“tell me about a time” questions, the case itself, etc). Ideally would do both, but only 30/45 mins here. TIA!

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How long is it reasonable to push back MBB interview dates? I have a first round interview at the end of this month but am in the middle of a very intense project. Is pushing the interview back by 2 weeks unreasonable?

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How much room for negotiation is there on role level when moving to MBB as a lateral? Currently M2 at a boutique founded by ex-MBB partners. We often compete with MBB. Recruiters at each firm have steered me towards joining at Associate (M) /Consultant (BB) level which I believe is common practice for lateral moves. This would likely result in a small pay cut for me, even at A3/C3. All have suggested a 6-12 month window to Manager promotion is possible. Would appreciate some advice, thanks!

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Does up or out policy applies to partner and senior partners at MBB?

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What type of exits are possible out of Finance Transformation consulting? I’m a recent grad and am really doubting my decision to start out in consulting. Not at MBB or Big4 but from a top 20 school

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What made you guys choose IB over consulting at an MBB/T2 out of undergrad? Just started doing M&A strategy and now am contemplating which path to pursue

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OKAY KPMG D&A FISHIES— I have an interview!! Tell me what I should know or study!! Please I really want this! Thank you!! KPMG

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Have an interview with EY FDD that includes a case and meeting with two senior managers. I heard the case was excel intensive. Any ideas on what to expect?

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Aight fam. Spent last year on the PIP, almost got fired mid year, but worked on firm initiatives like a machine through the year, and killed it on client projects. Finally out of the PIP. Fuck yeah!!!

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Hi need advice on what to do. Currently at 2 YOE and 80k base with ~10% bonus and really great WLB. Do I 1) leave to industry for a role I really enjoy for 110k base 5% bonus and limited growth opportunities, decent WLB 2) stay in consulting longer (whether at current firm or jump to another) and exit at a higher level

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Has anyone on Temporary visa (H1B, DACA etc.) Applied for Global Entry? Recently got a job that may require lots of travel within the US and global entry which includes TSA pre check would go a long way. I am on DACA. Been in the US since I was 5 years ago. Any pointers would be helpful. Can't seem to find anything useful online as I cannot travel to India being on DACA

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Recognize post-MBA PE is difficult without prior PE experience. How feasible is post-MBA PE with ~2 YOE in consulting (DD focused), and ~2 YOE in corporate development/M&A in industry? Assume M7 MBA

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Hi, Post salary discussion I see few things: Basic and HRA are too low even lower then my current org. Is that same for you all? What is this Quarterly and monthly bonus. Are they paid every month? Do we get 100% or it's less?

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I am currently in immigration law and would like to pivot to a higher paying area of law. Any recommendations? I only have experience in immigration as an attorney.

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Very low since I recently got rolled off a project and been on bench for a bit. I don’t know if should start looking for other jobs.. Any words of wisdom for folks who went through a tough patch?

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Been furloughed for a month. Sucks, but silver-lining is that I'm building a game with my girlfriend. If you're furloughed / laid off, what're you doing w your newfound free time?

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Is it worth lateraling to MBB in this hiring frenzy? 1 yoe and having a meh time

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Can someone help me understand: what are client libraries and code in context of GCP and APIs. I need a basic 101 ‘tell me like I’m 5” explanation please

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What does it mean when someone says that "we are a high leverage organization"? That phrase came up in an interview. I don't remember the full context, but it definitely wasn't in the context of debt - something about the organization's activities, how it makes an impact, hierarchal structure, or something else. It was an interview with a VC firm.

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Taking some time off. Need some book recommendations. Some light interesting non-fiction. No self help or management books. Just interesting topics that won’t make me think about work.

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Other than a % of URM in total or in a hired class, what metric should we be using to measure the “health” or “success” of racial/ethnic diversity in large organizations?

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Anyone here from VMWare. Need some inputs on the interview process, firm culture l

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I was offered a Sc at Capco in NY. What is a reasonable salary? Anything I also should consider?

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What’s a good reason for wanting to leave your firm within couple months to say for an interview?

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