I got offers from two MBBs, but for slightly different entry points (I'm a few years out of university and have some work experience in an adjacent industry): one for (what at BCG would be) First Year Consultant, and the other one for Senior Associate/Junior Consultant.
Obviously starting a little higher up the totem pole would have its perks ($, looks better on CV), but I'm wondering about the following additional considerations (among others):
- Should I expect to have less time to get up to speed if I start at Consultant-level versus Senior A./Junior C. level and how much higher are the requirements at that level?
- Are there many instances where people had a much harder than necessary time or even failed due to starting at a level that wasn't right for them?
- Any other things I should consider?
Has anybody been in this position and/or can share their experience/thoughts?
Thanks for your input, much appreciated!