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Tier 1 from scratch or Tier 2 with connections?In a couple of months, I'll start my 2nd internship at a respectable Tier 2 Consulting Firm (think Deloitte S&O, Booz & Co). I've been building connections here for about 3 years, and I know a good # of Partners/Directors for a junior at a non-target school. I haven't met many Partners at an...
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Offer from boutique consulting firm with bad online reviewsI'm considering an offer from a highly specialized consulting firm in Boston. According to Linkedin, its alumni have gone to very good business schools. But it has a few horrible online reviews around the web. My goal is to enter M7 in a few years, and hopefully jump to a higher caliber firm in bet...
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Starting your own Management Consulting FirmSo a buddy of mine that I played sports with in undergrad recently decided to start his own consulting firm. He has legitimately no professional work experience but has some wealthy parents who may be fairly well connected. I have no idea how he's doing because he's the type of guy who would just te...
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Most important excel skillsHi guys. I am starting at MBB in three weeks from a scientific background and have thus only used excel for basic statistics and a bit of data analysis. I would really appreciate some insight into what resources in excel you actually used on your first project. So if any recent hires could tell me w...
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parthenonHas anyone gone through parthenon summer recruiting? Any tips regarding the interview? Much appreciated. ...
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Sending an informational session email after applyingSo I applied to this summer internship boutique consulting firm through on-campus recruiting. They never came on campus, so I never really got a chance to interact with people from the firm. However, I have gotten really interested after further researching the firm. They won't be calling for interv...
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AXA Advisors - Financial Consultant? Has anyone had experience with AXA Advisors financial consultant role? If you are out of luck on the job hunt so far, is this worth taking until you are able to transfer to IB? What is the compensation, life/work balance, etc like? Thanks ...
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Is Consulting dying?At least this post here sounds like it. http://piquesolutions.blogspot.com/2009/06/no-more... ...
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Different Types of ConsultingJust had some questions about Consulting in general I was wondering about the different types of consulting, what they refer to, their respective prestige level, and the companies that have that specific consulting. 1. So when people say "Management Consulting" or when a Firm has a "Management Consu...
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Your story of why you are doing consultingSome friends and I were talking about how important your story/motivation/passion for consulting sound like while you are networking or doing interview. A lot of times, recruiter really values your motivation or what drives you to pursue a career in consulting or the elevator pitch that you give. I ...
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Would you jump ship in this situation?Current firm: Small, industry-specialized consulting firm. Great leadership, good culture, good upward trajectory, and I'm well respected. Been there 4 years. If I left, company would be dealt a huge blow due to small size. Some very real concerns about the future of the firm (PE owned, and the...
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Need Advice: IT to Strategy post-MBAAll, I worked for Big 4 in its IT practice before going to a business school. I am just completing my part-time MBA program from a non-target (but still a known school in Northeast). My goal is to complete my MBA and transition to strategy for one of the management consulting firms. Recently, on...
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Accenture Promotions (Systems Integraion SI&T)For those in SI&T, how much of a raise in percentage did you get during promotion? and what was your rating (e.g. consistent with, above, etc.) And do you happen to know the range of percentages during promotion? Thanks! ...
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Getting into Consulting I am currently a Finance and Econ dual major. I enjoy the markets and the ideas of finance, but I have noticed myself more interested in the consulting aspect of things. I noticed it during my interview for a SA at BB. I was curious what it is like trying to get an entry level consulting job. Is...
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McKinsey DubaiAnyone have any experience with interviewing here (post-MBA most relevant, but something is better than nothing)? Any and all details appreciated: - # of rounds - types of questions - differences between interviews/offers here and in US offices - format (fly in for final or video conference) - expe...
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Pick one: JPM vs CapcoI know Capco is at the low ring of Consulting companies and their work is mostly IT project management within financial services companies. The JPM role is a strategic role, similar to maybe an internal consultant. Presumably, there is much more strategy and more "consulting" type work. Any though...
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From Equity Research to Consulting?I've spoken to many about the exit opportunities within ER, and there isn't much beyond moving from the sell-side to the buy-side. But what about all the industry knowledge you learn from covering those specific companies? Could you leverage it during interviews/entering the consulting industry? Has...
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Contribution margin or gross margin for calculating break-even point?I know the numerator for calculating break-even point is Fixed Cost, but is the denominator gross margin or contribution margin? I've seen it done both ways and am very confused which one to use. gross margin=Revenue-Variable Costs and contribution margin=Price-Cost. Which one is it? ...
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Big 4 Advisory ADVICE. PLEASE HELP!!!! Hey All, I am a Junior at a non target in the NYC region. A Finance and Accounting double major who recently accepted an offer to intern at a Big 4 Advisory type program. I have internships at a F500 company and the Federal Reserve. I have recently discovered that I pretty much have the option to gr...
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STEM PhD to MBB-- What's the Point?Hi Folks. I am a PhD candidate in a STEM field at Stanford. I’ve decided that academia is not for me, so I have been exploring various career options. It seems the two most reasonable options for me are management consulting and R&D at a DuPont/3M/Dow Chemical. I’ve been working hard on gett...
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Any U-Grad Business School Clubs want to Collab w/ Top Consulting Club headed by two Ph.D professors?Looking to develop beneficial relationships with other top business school clubs and organizations for consulting related issues within the macro and micro real-world business environment. This organization is at a top rated business school and would like to branch out it's efforts headed by two Ph....
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Deloitte acquires Monitor Grouphttp://blog.executivebiz.com/2013/01/deloitte-acqu... This will help Deloitte's S&O practice. What do you all think? ...
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At what point did you become interested in becoming a Consultant?I'm about to begin college after four years of the military. I became interested in Consulting after reading about Bain and saw the benifits and exit opps. Now I am wondering why other people get into it and what ,also they did to prepare. ...
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Consulting traveling perksI have a question regarding to the traveling perks that consultants get to have when they are on project on client sites. Specifically I am wondering about IT consulting industry. If say you are from City A and you are flied to City B for project on weekdays, on weekend can you be flied to City C fo...
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MBB - Apply for Associate Consultant, or Consultant? Profile EvaluationThis got long quickly, sorry - abbreviated stats at the bottom I’m a little unsure if I could apply for Associate Consultant, or Consultant. My work hasn’t been the most quant-heavy, but I’m leaning toward consultant. I'm a 3rd party Project Manager for Hospital Capital Projects – new constr...
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