Choice of firm (Bain vs. BCG)
Hi,I'm looking into choosing between these two great firms for an. This will be in the Middle East offices.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the best way to go about this. My criteria for these firms go along these lines:
- Private Equity vertical
This is what I am finding most. I would love some insight on how this factors in to break into PE down the line. If I decide to go with how different will it be to break into PE?I'm not set on PE from this point is I know very little about the field, but would still like to explore it down the line.
- Public vs. Private sector
From my understanding, BCG is very well known for its public sector work which it is dominating now in the Middle East. From what I have heard, they are receiving projects in a very large number and at a very high caliber. At the same time, Bain offers some opportunities on private sector as well since its strengths seem to lie there. Would it be difficult to be staffed at BCG on a private sector project, and vice versa? Is this something to look into from this stage, and if so, how can I decide where my interest lies?
Opportunity and ease to relocate to US offices (New York, Chicago, etc.)
Opportunity and support for prestigious MBAs (Harvard, INSEAD, etc.)
Opportunity and difference in exit ops.
Though Bain's people are definitely supportive and friendly, I did not find it difficult to connect with my interviewers at BCG. This is not a major point for me, but I would still love to hear your thoughts.
Help me choose between Bain and BCG. My criteria here are type of projects, private equity vertical, relocation,ops, Exit ops.