Hi all, I'd like to seek your advice on experienced hire. I have graduated from MBA 2 years ago. And because of that, I can only apply through the "experienced hire" track. A couple of questions:
1) Given that I have an MBA degree, if I get an offer from MBB, is it definite that I will be hired at the consultant (at BCG/Bain) or associate (at McKinsey) level?
2) Given that I have related consulting experience at a tier 2 firm, is it possible to negotiate specific rankings, such as "2nd year consultant" or "2nd year associate"?
3) Do MBB firms give ranking according to whether the candidate is from a target school? I've heard in some rare case, people get lower rankings (associate at BCG / BA at Mckinsey) just because they graduated from a non target school. (Note: top school according to major rankings but just not MBB's traditional target school in the region)
4) Regarding experienced hire, is the salary negotiable? Just heard from a head hunter that the salary range of Mckinsey for the experienced role is "100k - 170k" in my region (seems like an "associate role" given the JD). Quite surprised given that the salary is "negotiable" at such a wide range, especially compared with the standard salary if hired through the MBA recruitment channel.
Appreciate your comments.