If you could work at any of these for 2 years, which would it be?

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McKinsey
36% (354 votes)
Bain
20% (192 votes)
BCG
10% (102 votes)
Piper Jaffray
15% (145 votes)
I'm rather kill myself than work at the above firms
19% (182 votes)
Total votes: 975

Comments (18)

Feb 16, 2011

Piper was the obvious choice. You could have put up Citadel janitor or Bear Sterns PWM and it wouldn't have mattered

Feb 16, 2011

I would rather work at Bain or McKinsey than Goldman Sachs IBD, and I'm going into investment banking next year

Feb 17, 2011

Piper Jaffray, no question. A guy like me could make five times what I'd make at any of the others.

Feb 17, 2011

Piper for sure. I very much understand the appeal of MBB but it just isn't what I want to do.

Feb 17, 2011

I think McKinsey is a classic case of the-emperor-is-wearing-no-clothes!

Feb 17, 2011

I like how McKinsey has no stake in the companies it advises, and they often go bankrupt or lose a shit ton of money.

Good racket if you can get it I guess.

Feb 18, 2011

Any ideas why are there so few votes for BCG ?

Feb 18, 2011

Probably because it is seen as the least popular feeder to PE after Bain and McKinsey. They're seen as an academic shot that doesn't place as well in PE/industry. There are obviously exceptions to the rule (John Paulson...) but perceptions matter.

Feb 19, 2011

I definitely need to do more research after seeing this post about Piper.

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Feb 19, 2011

From a personal perspective and related only to the people I know. Bain hires the best people, BCG the worst.
But take it with a grain of salt, I know less than a dozen people from these companies, so the sample is likely to be not representative.
But srsly BCG hired one of the most stupid and crooked people I know.
This is for LatAm offices btw.

Feb 19, 2011

BCG seems to hire more girls and marketing majors... no question about it.

Feb 20, 2011

Interesting. From my school,

McKinsey hires the type-A people who are the most well-rounded
BCG hires the smartest people (with the highest GPAs), even if their social skills are not necessarily the best
Bain hires the frattiest people, even if they are not that smart

Mar 7, 2011

and piper just hires the type of people... you'd never want to be friends with.

Mar 9, 2011

Sign me up for Bain

Mar 10, 2011

Monkeysama:I like how McKinsey has no stake in the companies it advises, and they often go bankrupt or lose a shit ton of money.

Hahaha this has to be sarcastic right? That's WHAT bankers do.

Dec 27, 2012

oh I didn't realize working as a janitor was an option.
Is it too late to change my vote?

Dec 27, 2012

oh I didn't realize working as a janitor was an option.
Is it too late to change my vote?

Dec 27, 2012
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