Working for MBB was my dream throughout undergrad. I just signed an offer for a role I am excited about at FAANG, but I can’t help but feel twinges of jealousy for people who are getting into MBB with the recent increase in experienced hiring. Please help me 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Was at MBB and now at FAANG. Let’s be honest, MBB was more interesting and people overall are of much higher caliber. People go to FAANG for the combo of great $ and lifestyle...I can relate to your regret...you learn so much more from people at MBB in a short period time that you won’t be able to at FAANG. In terms of mobility, pretty much every MBBer that wants to get into FAANG can do that but not vice versa.

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Lol and this is why our team just rejected 4 MBB candidates

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I felt that way for a LONG time - got rejected from top tier colleges, post-undergrad jobs, and business schools and ended up settling for T2. Always felt like I was somehow inferior. Now that I’m at a large MBB I look back and wish I could’ve enjoyed those experiences more. It’s fine - biz class seats are great til you have to work all throughout the flight, high per diems are great til you realize you just eat room service salad in front of your laptop everyday. There’s always going to be something better - most of my class has or is actively trying to exit to FAANG. And actually now 10 years post grad my biggest regret is always wishing I was elsewhere instead of enjoying some excellent moments when I had them. Not sure if any of that helps... just .02 from an old-ish soul

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Ill add to that, it was my dream to get into mbb. Once I did I felt sorry for all the people that didn’t get in just because I knew they would never be able to see what a load of horseshit our recruiting marketing is. Its made to play on your insecurities but the reality is the job is not nearly as great as advertised. There is no free lunch.

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Bruh FAANG is a MBB exit you’re ok

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YES!

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You skipped a step and went straight to FAANG, it’s like skipping a grade. Be Proud and Congrats

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You dodged a bullet. Consulting is not all that. You should enjoy life at FAANG.

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Post your venmo, I ll send you some $ as clearly you are in need of urgent help

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Faang gives free therapy session. Ur covered d

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But people at MBB clamor to exit to fAANG. You’re one step ahead and skipped the soul-sucking consulting part.

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FAANG is better

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You can always go to MBB post Faang. I did b school intern at Faang, McK sand now going back to faang

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same thing for me!! It feels absolutely ridiculous but I’m so jealous of people that did MBB and I feel really inferior, even though I went from big 4 to faang. I have the same exact thoughts lol

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^I feel that - have had similar feelings for sure. Even though I've been able to do some strategy work at PwC.

What will you be doing at FAANG? At FAANG it's mostly PM, Engineers and Data Scientists running the show. But in the end, nothing is black and white. There are certainly roles at FAANG that aren't as good as MBB. But on the average, FAANG is better (by a lot, I think). I've sampled both grass.

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Are you a cow

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Why would you dream of hell?😁

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Don’t worry about it. I went from a T2 to BCG with the dream of going into tech after, and now I wish I went directly. It’s not worth the lost time and effort

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All the vets are leaving for FAANG. You just skipped a step! Enjoy your better comp and WLB. Youre not missing out on much

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Which FAANG , now it’s FAAMG, Microsoft replaced Netflix

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Netflix is still a good company but not any better than Uber, Linkedin, etc. GAFAM are the tech giants

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