After completing MBA, my application to strategy consulting firms didn't work out, and I ended up receiving an offer from one of big four's financial advisory unit. The team that offered me a role was focusing on M&A strategy. I'm wondering whether this role would be a good stepping stone to management consulting, and would the experience be adding value?
I am facing some drawbacks of this role, so I am evaluating the upside of this role:
1. Pay: local pay at emerging market, much lower comparing to MBB or other strategy consulting firms. MBA associate program doesn't exist.
2. Brand: not sure whether big four would be a brand that could help me get interviews from top tier consulting firms.
3. Experience: since the role would be focusing on M&A, I'm not sure whether the scope would be viewed as "too limited" compared to strategy consulting.
Thank you for providing your advice!