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Would you rather do McKinsey implementation or Big 4 strategy if you want to do corporate strategy in the future? Why?

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Big 4 strategy consulting. You build relevant skills and have a clear answer for why you want to move into corporate strategy

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Definitely McKinsey. Joining MI doesn't mean you won't be on a strategy project. Honestly most people don't know the difference between any of the consultants. It's all about your interests and which leadership you network with.

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^ this

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McKinsey implementation has no path to corporate strategy. If your end game is corporate strategy no one will see that in your resume. If you want to make money and disappear it’s fine. Implementers at MBB arent taught by the firm how to do their jobs like the consulting side. You lateral from industry or other firms knowing how to do the job best and tell them how to do stuff. Aside from money and the prestige I don’t know what you get from this deal. In the end when recruiters find out you didn’t do strategy there they won’t be very impressed.

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When it comes to how Mck operates, the amount of misinformation on this app is astonishing. We don’t operate like what BCG said

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This responses here are way more surprising than I thought. The name will get you an interview, sure. But you better be able to speak to relevant experiences during the interview to get the offer. Some of those Corp strat interviews are rigorous

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I’d rather not work for morally bankrupt McKriminals. So Big 4 strategy...or literally anyone but McKinsey

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Learn the facts buddy

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BCG2, you should just stick to talking about your firm. At Bain, we do implementation with the same teams we have doing strategy and PI. It’s all part of the skill set. There is no difference in career track or trajectory. And you need to do all of them if you want to be successful here.

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Actually am a consultant aligned to TA. They definitely work with us but they’re not learning the same stuff except through proximity

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Thanks for the great answers. Having McKinsey on the resume carries a lot of weight but not sure if I’ll get the skills I need after 2-4 years. Will be interesting to see how this evolves as McK does more implementation and Big 4 move deeper into strategy

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Or sorry, B4 whichever one it is

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Question: what is the interview process like at McK Imp? I’m a finance change mgmt specialist at EY - is this relevant experience?

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Thank you Mck2

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