Unfortunately, I was let go by an MBB firm and wanted to provide some context on my situation also discuss potential next steps for myself.
I joined roughly one year ago at a pre-manager level and rather surprisingly, I spent the majority of my first 6 months at the firm on the beach. Nevertheless, I also managed to complete my first case which was roughly 4weeks long. In the proceeding six months, I completed a further 3 cases in which I performed well, but not outstandingly well and as a consequence, the firm subsequently decided to let me go due to performance-related reasons.
As you can imagine, I am very disappointed as a feel my performance was not bad and regardless of performance, my development has been hampered by not being staffed for the majority of my first six months (none of my colleagues who joined with me experienced the same amount of time on the beach).
I spoke to multiple partners within the firm, and in their own words, they feel that I have been "very unlucky" and they feel as if though this decision was heavily influenced by the COVID situation and the need for the firm to be able to maintain the attrition levels of its consultants to balance the incoming new hires in order to ensure that the firm's pyramid structure can be maintained.
My questions to you all are:
- Can I realistically apply to another MBB office within the same country?
- If I was to receive an offer from another MBB office, would my tenure begin from scratch again or is there a possibility for me to join as a tenured consultant?
Happy to discuss this topic in more detail over a paid consultation as your advice would be greatly appreciated- please let me know if you are available to do so and I will drop you a PM
Thanks a lot