Data Scientist, which company choose

BCG McKinsey and Bain IBM
New answer on Aug 13, 2019
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Anonymous A asked on Aug 12, 2019

Hi, I am currently working at IBM as a data scientist in southern europe (think of France, Spain, Italy) and even if I feel happy, I am not sure if it's a really prestigious place to work as a data scientist, so I wanted to know how is the comparison with McKinsey Analytics and BCG Gamma, in terms of salary and exit opportunities in the market (Or if there's any other consulting firm with a better reputation)

I have been approached by recruiters from both BCG and McKinsey and that's the reason I am posting this question, as I am not sure if it's worth the movement and if they also pay for an MBA for data scientists in these consulting firms

My current profile is a degree on Computer Science, a Msc on BigData & Machine Learning, 3 years of part-time internship in a small shop of AI & Machine learning, 1 year of full time working as a lead data scientist for a major retail in europe and 5 months working for IBM as a data scientist.

Thanks for your insights

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Ivan replied on Aug 13, 2019

Try Quantumblack (a McKinsey company)

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replied on Aug 12, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


I believe you should get the offers from at least one of these companies first (it's not that easy). You can ask them directly about MBA - that's totally fine


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replied on Aug 13, 2019
BCG | A.T. Kearney | University of Cambridge | 350+ coachees | 5+ years of consulting experience in London, Dubai and Istanbul


Both McK and BCG have reputable in-house data / digital companies, thus I would highly advise you to interview with both. You can reach out to them for any questions you may have prior to setting up the interviews (regarding career prospects, staffing, type of projects, mba sponsorships etc.).



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