MBB work from home environment

How are consultants at MBB feeling about working from home? I'm hearing some are telling the incoming class to delay their start date a few months so they can start in person since work from home has so many drawbacks. Is that actually a good idea?

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Comments (9)

  • Associate 2 in Consulting
Mar 26, 2021 - 1:23pm

There are a ton of existing threads on WFH, but short version is it sucks for juniors

I'd only delay though if you have something better to be doing in the meantime. Money is nice to have and more project experience won't hurt you

  • Associate 2 in Consulting
Apr 1, 2021 - 3:18pm

Going on a cool trip with friends or completing a meaningful personal project

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  • Analyst 2 in Consulting
Mar 30, 2021 - 6:45pm

Delay, delay, delay. I can't emphasize this enough. Consulting is not something that's easily learned if you don't have a manager to regularly speak with in your early stages. If you have an MBB offer, they are very, VERY generous if you do ask to defer. I had a member of my office who held off for an entire year and joined the following year's class because she wanted to travel the world. 

  • Consultant in Consulting
Mar 31, 2021 - 12:32am

I have been thinking the same thing but I don't think these kids can afford to delay more than 4-5 months at most given all the earnings they're giving up. And who knows if we'll be back in the office by then. 

Apr 1, 2021 - 3:19pm

Agree with the above rn, joined remotely and it's been rough for both hours and learning. Pretty in the flow now after a couple months but first ~6 months were not a great time, I'm sure other analysts would appreciate the bodies rn though

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