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LifestyleHi Monkeys, I've read M&I's article about consulting vs. investment banking but he didn't really say any nice of it. I'd appreciate if somebody could explain what their lifestyle is like in consulting and if somebody worked inside and outside of consulting, I'd like to hear a comparison as well....
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Consulting in Canada - need advise!Hi everyone! I posted this on one of the forum topics, but didn't get that much reply. Hopefully this one will. I'm new here at WSO, and I am loving the fact that I am learning so much from the vastness of information that is being shared on this site! (I know you're not suppose to believe everythin...
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Background check - rescind offer?Hi all, I've accepted an offer from Accenture but won't start till August. Meantime, a background check will be done (according to recruiter in June). When I fill out paperwork, I will not omit any of the following: I have 3 misdemeanor charges on my record from 2007: Assault - dismissal with prejud...
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Weighing and Communicating an offerHello, I've been working at a management consulting firm for almost a year, and one of my ex-directors offered me to come join his mc firm . It comes with a promotion from Analyst to Consultant and a significant raise (28% of base salary increase). However, I really enjoy working at my current firm,...
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Inhouse Consulting Hi guys, I have recently received an offer from a MNC (think DP DHL, EON, Deutsche Telekom) inhouse consulting division. I was told that their client includes not only internal divisions, but also external firms. They mentioned that it was basically like any other management consulting firm (being s...
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Exit Ops: Economic ConsultingDoes anybody know what the exit ops are like at places like Charles River Associates, NERA, and LECG? I feel well positioned to get a job in the economic consulting industry, but I wouldn't want to get stuck there for life. I'm hoping I'd be able to transition to roles in investment management/res...
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A.T. Kearney vs. Deloitte S&O vs. Strategy&Interested in your views for post-MBA opportunities/prestige/exits etc. among these three. I've read older threads on this topic, have interacted with people in these firms and my take is this: 1. ATK - have an ambitious growth target, could be fun if they don't die doing it. People I met were all c...
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From transaction Services to management consultingHi everyone, I am currently working within transaction services at one of the Big 4 companies in the London. I have been there for about 4 years and focus on financial due diligence. I have worked for most of the large private equity funds and have experience from over 30 financial due diligence pro...
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Advice Need from other Consultants Hi WSO, I created a new login to protect my identity. I took an offer within a Big 4 MC group in January. I was recruited into a product group from industry as a Sr Asso, ( I'm post-MBA). I still haven't been staffed on a project, to make matters,worst my group sucks at winning work. I spend ...
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AMA - Economic Consulting; Recruiting Qs WelcomeHi all, Since it's recruiting season again, I thought I'd answer any questions anyone has about economic consulting. I've worked at a top tier econ consulting company for the past 3 years and have held various leadership roles on the recruiting team. I've reviewed hundreds of resumes, interviewed ...
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FTI Restructuring InterviewI have an interview coming up for FTI Consulting (Boston, NYC one of those area), specifically in their restructuring group. Just wondering if you guys know much about the firm's culture, day-to-day role and type of questions I should be expecting for the role? Thanks alot!. ...
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Living with your parentsWith the constant travel in consulting is it ever a good idea to move back in with your parents post undergrad? This is assuming that they are within commuting distance (below 1 hr commute). Pros are that you will save a boatload of money (rent is too damn high especially in nyc) however you will lo...
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Working in consulting with no home possible?Excuse my ignorance on this topic, but seeing as the 3-4-5 is the standard in management consulting, it seems like a waste of money to rent/own a place? Why not just use airbnb.com and book affordable places to stay, whether you would prefer to stay at the client site for the weekend or go back and ...
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PM me to share LOMSI am looking for someone that already has VCs LOMS and willing to share the cost! Please PM me! ...
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Staying at client sites during weekends?Hello all When engaging on studies far from home office, is it possible to stay at clients city once in a while during the weekend? (every 2nd or 3rd week) So working remotely instead of being at home office during fridays Possibly get "ticket refund" or significant other flown out instead of buying...
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Internal NetworkingCan you guys give me some insight into the best ways to network internally, so as to get staffed on the best engagements? Or to at least always be staffed? I'm going to be starting at one of the Big 4 in a couple weeks, and I'm coming from a small, regional firm. At my current firm there is no su...
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Accenture MC vs. Corporate Strategy at Mid-sized F500Accenture has the upper hand in terms of location (the Corp Strat position is in a small city halfway across the country) and compensation. However, my primary concern is career development. I have limited experience with consulting and would love it if you guys could shed some light on which job y...
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Consulting Intern - tips for how to get a full time offerHey guys, This summer I am interning for a large IT company in their global services department in a consulting role. Of course I would like to end this summer with a full time offer. Does anyone have tips or advice on how to make a good impression and secure the coveted FT offer? Simple question bu...
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Has anyone successfully used Airbnb to offset rent costs while traveling?This summer I'll be beginning my career in big 4 consulting in NYC and with rent for a 1 BR at $2000, I was wondering if any consultants used Airbnb to rent out their space Monday-Thursday. Apparently, this practice is illegal in NY but I'm willing to risk it if it means pretty much living in my ap...
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How bad would leaving in <1 year look?Hi all! So I've been with a Big 4 in management consulting since October. When I joined I wasn't given any options for where to live and I'm not a fan of the city where the offer was (Houston). That said, I figured with the travel I'd manage and then I could move / transfer offices if I hated it tha...
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Economic Consulting to Management ConsultingJunior summer will be working at an economic consulting firm (think Brattle/Analysis/NERA/Cornerstone, etc). Depending on how this summer goes, I definitely also want to keep my options open and recruit for management consulting in the fall. I know that the skillsets are pretty different and both in...
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Management Consulting in Calgary, ABAnybody in Management conluting based out of Calgary, AB....or know anything about it? I know McKinsey has a relatively small office in Calgary, but what about Deloitte and Accenture and others? Anyone know how big the groups in Calgary are??? Also, are most of the clients for these firms' offices ...
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