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What is the non-compete policy at MBB

Someone asked on May 14, 2019 - 3 answers

Is there any? I know there are a lot of analyst to manager level consultants who moved around, went from BCG to McKinsey, etc.. What about individuals who are more critical to the company?

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Sidi replied on May 14, 2019
McKinsey Engagement Manager & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 60+ candidates secure MBB offers

There is no such clause in contracts of MBB employees. So anybody below partner level has no issue.

For partners, the situation always needs to be scrutinized with the help of a competent lawyer. Usually, there are some elements around prohibition to serve the same clients when switching to a competitor - unless explicitly desired by the client. But as I said - these are idionsyncratic circumstances which have to be sorted out on an individual level.

Cheers, Sidi

Ian
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replied on May 15, 2019
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Between consultancies - none

To other companies - 1-2 yrs for clients or direct competitors of clients

Vlad replied on May 14, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

  1. You can move to any other consultancy. Even the partners are moving
  2. There is a hiring non-compete. Very often you can't be hired if you are working for a company's client

Best