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  • Summer Associate in Consulting
Oct 17, 2021 - 7:51pm

At bain - 

AC1 - 100 base, 15 performance bonus

AC2 - 105 base, 20 performance bonus

SAC - 120 base, 32 performance bonus.

Also, if you stay thru SAC, you get NAP of likely ~30-40k

  • Summer Associate in Consulting
Oct 18, 2021 - 11:17am

North America Profit sharing - accumulate ~10% of base + bonus each year depending on firm wide utilization (not personal hours dependent, solely aggregated to firm level). It vests after you've been at Bain through the end of SAC year, then afterwards you collect NAP each year you stay 

  • Summer Associate in Consulting
Oct 22, 2021 - 10:21am

pretty sure that all MBB progresses to MBA level after 2 years and is around ~180k/yr TC

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  • Summer Associate in Consulting
Oct 22, 2021 - 10:23am

This is incorrect - progression at Bain is 2.5-3 years before promotion to post-MBA role, in which comp goes to over $200k all in

  • Intern in AM - Equities
Oct 25, 2021 - 3:52pm

Is the Bain performance bonus like BCG's, where it's 16-26k for first year. I imagine there's a range and it's not just 15 flat for everyone

  • Summer Associate in Consulting
Oct 25, 2021 - 3:57pm

This is the target bonus that ~60-80% of the class gets, depending on office. Low performers can get ~50% of the target, top performers get 150% of target 

  • Intern in Consulting
Oct 18, 2021 - 1:02pm

BCG: 

A1 (Right out of undergrad): 100k base, 20% bonus, 5% of base+bonus in profit sharing retirement fund

A2 (Second year out of undergrad): 105k base, same bonus and retirement percentages

C1 (Third year out of undergrad, first year out of MBA): 175k base, same bonus and retirement percentages

Source: Just accepted full time offer there

Oct 18, 2021 - 2:17pm

It seems like at year 3 BCG really takes off compared to the other two, I'm surprised they don't leverage that fact more (e.g. I was unaware of that going thru MBB recruiting).

It might help since (at least at my MBB target) BCG seems to lose out most X-offers between M & Bain.

Oct 18, 2021 - 2:31pm

To touch on this a bit - I'm incoming at BCG, and most of the people I know chose BCG over Bain specifically (don't know many with McK offers). You could be right about the cross offer thing, but it seems to be leaning towards BCG a bit more now from my experience.

Oct 19, 2021 - 6:22pm

McK has standardized pay at entry level and at AP. In between, it depends on performance, and there's a correction at EM designation (typically 2-4 years).

BAs are promoted directly to EM, not to Associate. SBA is based on tenure and doesn't have salary implications.

  • Analyst 1 in Consulting
Oct 19, 2021 - 6:30pm

A5s

McK has standardized pay at entry level and at AP. In between, it depends on performance, and there's a correction at EM designation (typically 2-4 years).

BAs are promoted directly to EM, not to Associate. SBA is based on tenure and doesn't have salary implications.

I'm pretty sure BA pay is only designed to equalize with Asc pay at AP, not at EM. That is to say, BA> EM will always make less than ASC > EM

Oct 19, 2021 - 6:40pm

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