MBB is so popular to work at. But why exactly?

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Anonymous A asked on Sep 08, 2020

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Allen
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replied on Sep 08, 2020
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Impactful work:

+ Great projects, choice of projects, expert colleagues, global exposure

Great experience

+ Well-run company with large growing business, highly sophisticated learning and development, culture of mutual support and respect, great salary and benefits

Career benefits

+ instant respect and prestige, strong network, jump ahead in your career

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Anonymous replied on Sep 08, 2020

Well, multiple reasons:

- Amazing experiences/projects

- Meritocracy

- Challenging environment where your colleagues are all smart people

- Exit opportunities

- CV boost of having MBB on it

- Steep learning curve

- Amazing benefits and salary

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replied on Sep 09, 2020
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Hi,
the 3 main points are related to:
- CV: MBB are considered big brands and allow you to grow quicker than any other company outside
- salary and benefits: usually at the top for comparable positions and seniority (do not forget about MBA sponsorship)
- learning curve: due to the broad range of industries and practices, the smart people you work with, and the long hours

Best,
Antonello

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Clara
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updated an answer on Sep 08, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

That is very personal!

Some of the key factors are:

  • Professional catalizator: the learning curve is indeed much steeper than other industries.
  • CV boost: allows for rapid professional changes
  • Dynamic enviroment: you see many industries and types of projects
  • Salary and perks
  • Smart people to learn from

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous replied on Sep 15, 2020

A number of reasons - of course not all are equally attractive to everyone:

  • Super interesting work
  • Great stepping stone in your career
  • Steep learning curve
  • Good pay (though nowadays matched by tech)
  • Constant travelling and expensed hotels & meals
  • Smart people around you
  • The projected aura of exclusivity
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Anonymous replied on Sep 14, 2020

Hi A,

Well, firstly, because they are top consulting companies!

Secondly, why is this so?

  • interesting projects
  • experienced environment
  • great career opportunities
  • fair salaries
  • well-run and organized business
  • stability and networking opportunities

Best,

André

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Anonymous replied on Sep 09, 2020

Hi, a couple of reasons:

1. Interesting work

2. Flexible lifestyle and output driven culture

3. Career boost

4. Excellent pay at similar age group

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Ian
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#1 BCG coach | MBB | Tier 2 | Digital, Tech, Platinion | 100% personal success rate (8/8) | 95% candidate success rate

Compensation - You get paid incredibly well. Only Finance and Tech can compete.

Exit opportunities - You can practically chart your own career after a healthy time at MBB

Training - You will get trained by the best. At the end of it all, you will know how to think about and tackle any problem, no matter how hard/complicated. You will be able to manage even the toughest clients and keep the most chaotic projects on track.

Perks - (A little reduced in the time of corona). $80-100 per diem, 5+ star hotels, business class for flights longer than a few hours, status and points for free future vacations, etc.

Exposure - You're going to be working across so many industries, engagement types, teams. The world simultaneously becomes larger and smaller

Brand/Approval/Signalling - You're in the marines. The rangers. The Navy Seals. If you can make it to (and through) MBB, everyone knows you're top tier.

People - You work with pretty incredible people. Everyone is so smart, driven, and accomplished. They're incredible not just to work with, but to have as part of your life post-MBB

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