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Reasons not to prefer MBB!  


Raman Singh
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Hello Clan members and People my query for the day is-

Often there are some pluralist Consulting aspirants who donot prefer applying for MBB due to xyz reasons.

As an aspirant i would really like to know what are the reasons people don't tend to get attracted to MBB and get into Big 4 or accenture etc.

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Chet Van D\'Naik
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 Chet Van D\'Naik
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Hey Raman,

Honestly I have not met people who "don't" want to get into MBB, but I'll take a stab at your question for the prospective reasons, as I have worked for both, a Big 4 and a MBB firm. Understand this, this is very subjective.

The biggest difference between a Big 4 and a MBB firm is the level of aggression with at you operate. At a Big 4, you will have a more collaborative and a slightly easy going work-life. You'll have your managers and your colleagues paying more attention to your development as such. The hours will be slightly low, I mean slightly as they have the bandwidth to ease of their work.

For a MBB firm, you will be given your own module and will have to start working from day one. The nature of work will be more transactional and not so much collaborative. This doesn't mean that people won't help, it happens due to the sheer amount of work and the aggression that exists in the workspace in the team, that there is really low patience and margin for error. The hours will definitely be on the higher side (fun fact, I went on for three months with out knowing what sunshine feels like for a case, because I had to leave for work early in morning and return back late at night) 

There are higher chances of getting burnt out with a MBB as opposed to Big 4, where things are done at their own pace. Having said this, you get promoted faster at a MBB firm.

So really it depends what one is searching for in consulting.

Hope this helps !
Chet

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Raman Singh
(@iamraman)
Joined: 3 months ago

Senior Partner
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@Chet Van D\'Naik

Yes i i mean quite true everything boils down to what one desires.What as a consultant one wants out of his work,his or her growth trajectory, capability to handle long hours etc.

I got your point man.Thanks, really appreciated your thoughts.

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