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

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There’s a pretty strong pro-FAANG sentiment in this bowl. I have no interest in those companies, so the choice is easy

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Same I’d switch to MBB easy

Higher hourly rate at FAANG for sure. Not uncommon to find 40-50 hour roles that pay great.

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Well it depends on your goals. If you want to manage FAANG products, then the choice is pretty obvious. If you want the broadest early business training across disciplines then choose MBB.

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It’s why I chose consulting.... wasn’t sure I wanted to be in tech. Still have no idea.

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Also be aware that you’re biasing answers based on which bowl you post in. Exit ops are filled with those wanting to leave consulting lol if you post in MBB bowl, it’ll probably skew the other way

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I bet if you asked this question in tech/engineering exit ops (if it exists) FAANG would still win. And win by a landslide like it is here.

Depends what you want to do. If you want to be a PM, go FAANG. If you’re not sure/ want to do anything else in tech (eg Corp strategy) do MBB.

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People go to MBB to get to FAANG. Skip a step.

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I don’t see how this would be better experience for a fresh grad than working at MBB.

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I'n a combo of both, SWE exp and no interest in tech so MBB for me

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What do product managers do at FAANG

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For people with technical backgrounds, would choose MBB. (E.g., I interned in FAANG SWE and could pivot back to product / SWE imo if I wanted to)

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