Would you rather make $100k at MBB or $130k at KPMG as a senior consultant?

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$100k MBB

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I value WLB so KPMG

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Agree, I’d make the switch

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MBB. After 2 years your KPMG comp will be $150k. After 2 years your MBB comp will be $175k.

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Also even if you got paid minimum wage at MBB the exit opp differential makes it worth it

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MBB

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Future is uncertain so I would take the $130k and switch to MBB after a few years if needed

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Why not? If OP can get an offer now, the same should be possible in future as well especially after gaining more experience.

MBB... without even thinking twice

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The value of the junior years in any consulting gig isn't the money, it's the trajectory it sets you on. MBB could pay fresh grads $30k a year and it would still probably be worth it.

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Well yes, obviously MBB don't actually pay $30k because they have to compete with other firms for talent. But in a vacuum, working at McKinsey for a couple years for $30k still puts you in a better position than starting out working in advertising or "financial planning" but getting paid $100k would.

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10000% $130k - KPMG has great wlb

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That's a very odd scenario, but assuming the TC growth at MBB is faster snd the exit opps are better at MBB in the long run, I'd still choose MBB. If I do good enough this 100k might become 200k in a couple of years

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Think the questions is what are you doing for MBB vs KPMG ... it depends... both have very strong brands but it matters on what you want in your career for the next 5-10 years

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Maybe because the OP said Senior consultant and as far as I'm concerned only one "practice" has this level at MBB

MBB for better exits

Mbb no questions

MBB unless you think you’d get transitioned out within a year

MBB

MBB

How many years of experience?

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