Switching to a Client facing role from Bain Capability Network

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Anonymous A asked on Jan 26, 2021

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Francesco
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Hi there,

At least at McK and BCG it is quite difficult to move from a research position to a pure consultant position. I helped a person recently that after working at McK in the research division had to do an MBA to be able to move to a pure consulting role.

It is not impossible to do the transition, but it is definitely better to start in a pure consulting role from the beginning.

Best,

Francesco

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Ken
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Antonello
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Hi,

It's possible but you should plan the transition effectively.

Best.

Antonello

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Henning
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Clara
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Hello!

I have never seen it happen in the time that I was in McKinsey, but honestly, this does not mean anything, I am sure there are cases.

Something that would help for sure is an education break in between. Business school is very common for people who are thinking of switching carreers.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Ian
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Hi there,

What's your actual question?

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Gaurav
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Hi there,

as pointed out by others, I agree, it's not impossible, but it is better if you do an MBA in between.

Cheers,

GB

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