McK Investor Support vs. Bain

Hey monkeys, 

Looking for advices here. 

I'm considering moving towards MBB in France. I have opportunities with Bain (Consultant) or McKinsey (Associate) as a member of the Private Equity & Principal Investors team which involves >50% of PE staffing - (PE staffing is c.30% DD and 70% portfolio support). 

Given the fact that I am not certain if I target PE or corporate exit, I was wondering which ones offers the best exit opportunities ? 

McKinsey is obviously an overall better brand. But is the PE part well recongized ? 
The choice would have been clear for me if the opportunity wasn't with McK PE business. For corporate exit -> Mck, for PE exit -> Bain. 

But in this situation, isn't McK PE not as good as Bain PE, but loosing the overall brand recongnition from McK ? 

Thanks for any advices you may have ! 

Comments (2)

Most Helpful
Jan 21, 2022 - 2:10am
kigiya1594, what's your opinion? Comment below:

giving a perspective here as an MBBer in the US - they are considered equal here, but not sure about the regional reputation in France. above all else, take the firm with the stronger reputation in your region (it's not necessarily McK)

if both are roughly equal in France, and you dont have a preference for corporate vs PE, then it's really your call. flip a coin, talk to some people. if you were in the US, I would honestly say that you cant go wrong with either firm, and i know several people who have actively chosen bain over McK

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 21, 2022 - 7:22pm

Debitis harum impedit ipsam reprehenderit animi officia. Molestiae velit corrupti sint tenetur rem dolorem id. Nulla et reiciendis in aut.

Incidunt laborum et perspiciatis quisquam neque repellendus repudiandae. Id ut quia ea. Minus fugiat sunt officiis vitae suscipit quis. Aperiam quo odio accusamus ab et. Quos ratione minus est velit eveniet ratione soluta ratione.

Start Discussion

Career Advancement Opportunities

June 2022 Consulting

  • Bain & Company 99.4%
  • McKinsey and Co 98.8%
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 98.2%
  • Oliver Wyman 97.6%
  • LEK Consulting 97.0%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

June 2022 Consulting

  • Cornerstone Research 99.4%
  • Bain & Company 98.8%
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 98.2%
  • McKinsey and Co 97.6%
  • Oliver Wyman 97.0%

Professional Growth Opportunities

June 2022 Consulting

  • Bain & Company 99.4%
  • McKinsey and Co 98.8%
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 98.2%
  • Oliver Wyman 97.6%
  • Strategy& 97.0%

Total Avg Compensation

June 2022 Consulting

  • Director/MD (48) $270
  • Principal (23) $268
  • Vice President (42) $244
  • Engagement Manager (88) $221
  • Manager (137) $167
  • 2nd Year Associate (137) $137
  • 3rd+ Year Associate (101) $129
  • Senior Consultant (301) $129
  • 1st Year Associate (488) $117
  • Consultant (532) $116
  • Engineer (4) $110
  • NA (12) $109
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (122) $109
  • 2nd Year Analyst (277) $98
  • Associate Consultant (151) $96
  • 1st Year Analyst (941) $85
  • Intern/Summer Associate (159) $81
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (434) $67