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Would you rather be a PM at FAANG or generalist at MBB?

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PM at FAANG and it's not even close

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PM at FAANG hands down. Anyone who says otherwise probably hasn’t actually worked at MBB.

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Why did you not accept the Amazon offer? Were you down leveled?

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I mean depends. Early on? MBB. Later in career? FAANG

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FAANG without a doubt, I’d like to be able to breathe

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I dont get why these are always compared. Aren’t they completely different jobs? Do people just compare them because the comp is in the same ballpark?

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Yes. The original question was, why compare these two dissimilar jobs? And you implied that people are only in MBB for the money. Some people are in strategy consulting because the want to be strategy consultants, and wouldn’t consider FAANG even though the pay is similar at some levels, because they don’t want to be in tech.

Neither. Develop some skills, become an expert - and then go join wherever you want.

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