I'm a bit confused about the various job titles at different consultancies and how they compare. Although there are generally broad similarities between consultancies there are also some \inconsistencies and sometimes I find it difficult to understand how positions at one company compare with another.
So, I'll start. At KPMG the structure is basically as follows:
E - Analyst (most junior position, first two or three years out of uni, generally doing tedious research work)
D Consultant* (next 2-4 years, doing more interesting consulting work under supervision of managers and senior managers)
C Manager (next 2-4 years, managing small to medium sized projects, some client relationship management responsibilities)
B Senior Manager* (next 2-4 years, experienced consultants managing larger projects and with more business development and client relationship responsibilities).
A Director (senior team manager with oversight of client relationship development, significant business development objectives and oversight of major projects. Participate in limited profit-share programme.)
P Partner (sits on backside in nice office, gets paid a lot)
*There are also people whose job titles are "Associate Manager" and "Associate Director". I think they fit in respectively at the top end of D-Grade and B-Grade, but I'm not entirely sure.
By way of comparison, at my last company, which was a small boutique firm, the job progression (with approximate equivalents to the KPMG grades) went: Researcher (E) - Associate Consultant (E-D) - Consultant (D)- Senior Consultant (C) - Associate Director (B) - Director (A), then some heads of department/senior executives who I suppose were equivalent to partners (it wasn't a partnership, so the structure at senior levels was different).
It would be interested to understand how the structure differs at other major consultancies.