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Those two firms staff ex-MBBs as "Independent Professionals" on projects. It pays around 2000 USD / day ans you become their sub-contractor to execute on projects they sold.
I am currently at MBB (associate) and I HATE it due to the work/life (im)balance. Met a guy that works as Independent Professional and he told me he works 150 days/years and makes around 300 k USD. Rest of the year is FREE TIME. They have loads of projects for him so he can choose between projects and it's easy to say NO.
For me that sounds like the first easy option to reach freedom again and still make decent money - but maybe I miss something.
Has anyone heard of the above firms and has a perspective on it???

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Comments (9)

Mar 25, 2008

This feels like a pseudo-ad.

Why did you list your industry as Investment Banking if you work at MBB? Also, what do you mean by 'Associate' - none of the top 3 consulting firms (unless BCG has stopped using the 'Analyst' title) use this title.

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Mar 25, 2008

Sorry if I created that feel. I created my Account quickly only to post the above. Well, McK still has Associates :-) (post MBA/PhD).
It felt like an ad to me as well when I heard about that...sounds too good to me, but the guy is an ex-colleague whom I rather trust...

Mar 25, 2008

BCG: analyst = Associate and McK changed Consultant to Associate.

Mar 25, 2008
ideating:

BCG: analyst = Associate and McK changed Consultant to Associate.

I see, appreciate the clarification.

I've only been out of the consulting game since mid-2006 and already my rust is starting to show.

Mar 25, 2008

...any comments on the original topic?

Mar 25, 2008

Its a bit hard to discuss the above topic inside my firm as you might understand, so without being pushy I d hope there is ANY perspective on my original post on this forum...
Thanks in advance, I'd really appreciate it!!!

Mar 25, 2008

I don't know what you expect people to say... it sounds great but there are a lot of potential negatives that I am sure you have already considered. Other than myself and smuguy, there aren't too many consultants who post here regularly so I don't know how much additional perspective you are going to get in the next 1-2 days.

If you are serious about pursuing it, why not discuss it directly with the firm in question? And are you seriously unable to discuss this with people in your current firm? I am sure you can at least discuss this with people from your class or friends etc. No one is going to rat you out to HR.

Mar 25, 2008

Thanks for the comment, ideating! I am not sure about really purusing it, as it has of course also significant downsides as you said (no security, looks probably poor on your resume and therefore closes a lot of future doors,...). But I really don't want to discuss it within the firm...rumor spreads far to quickly...I might call the guy again who initially told me...
By the way, what's your longer term plan and what are the relevant drivers (money, lifestyle...)

Mar 25, 2008