It seems that most F500 company's strategy teams have members joining from consulting firms. I am joining a boutique firm which specializes in M&A service, and they have added a new product line focusing on providing M&A strategy. I have spoken to the managers, but apparently no one has pure strategy consulting experience, while they have a strong financial background and focus more on the financial angle.
Since my goal is to join a tier 1 strategy consulting firm in 2 years (probably M&A practice), I am a bit worried that the project process and working methods in my firm will differ a lot from a typical strategy consulting house, especially since my managers do not have pure strategy consulting background.
Is this something I should worry about? How could I keep my skillset and working methods similar to MBB standard and pattern, so that my methodology and perception of strategy will not be "totally different" from typical strategy consultants? Thanks for the advice!