MBB Middle East Comparison

Bain BCG BCG McKinsey and Bain MBB McKinsey Middle East
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 28, 2018

Hi all,

Have MBB cross offers for Middle East Offices. How do they stack up for the following:

1) Exit Opps

2) Industry Coverage (i.e. where they are strong/weak)

3) Compensation

4) Ability to transfer internally (I may want to come back to Europe at some point in the future)

5) Chances of getting into top MBA programs

Many thanks in advance

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updated an answer on Nov 28, 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

MBB is MBB...

Can't speak to comp; everything else should be very similar to other locations (except more energy work of course)

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Saq on Nov 28, 2018

Ok gotcha. So no clear standout firm then?

Anonymous replied on Nov 29, 2018

As Guennael said, MBB is MBB, and differences will be marginal. Some differences I am aware of:

  • Bain is the smallest player of the 3 in the region by a significant margin, but has been growing super fast in recent years
  • In terms of work - Bain will have a good presence on PE in the region, and also works a fair amount in retail/CP and O&G cases, but has a limited presence in government work (Compared to BCG and McK). Can't comment in more detail on specific presences of BCG and McK
  • At Junior level, Bain may pay a slight premium over BCG/McK to compensate for smaller size, but it's a small difference, and you'll earn much more than you'd earn anywhere in Europe anyways (higher base + no tax)
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