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Why do so many people want to work at MBB? Is it the money, prestige, exit opps? I guess I’m entering the stage of life where WLB is most important to me...

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$$$ and prestige

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It’s definitely not for WLB (been 70+ hrs/wk for 8 months now)

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Yeah, 40 hours of sitting at a computer already seems like a lot to me.

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Status, Money, project diversity, Travel policy

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Especially BCG’s travel expense policy. I’m jealous!

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Optionality - I have tons of options in and out of the firm right now. Easier to start high and exit to something with better balance but impossible to go the other way.

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Very true!

Status

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You mention you’re at the stage of life where you care about WLB. Remember the majority of our hires are campus grads, either undergrad or MBA, so their priorities might not be the same

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Great point!

Project diversity

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I guess what I’m realizing about myself is it would be great to have MBB on my resume but currently WLB is more important to me.

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Totally makes sense! I am sure I will feel the same - planning to get as far as I can here until I am ready to start a family and then find something else.

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