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BCG/McKinsey research position vs. Google business associateA close friend was recently offered employments for a senior research analyst McKinsey, a research associate at BCG, and a Google associate position for Business Operations and Strategy. Salaries + compensations are pretty much the same across all three companies (except BCG pays around $5000 highe...
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MBB Interview Rejection - just one office or whole firm?Are rejections for interviews for specific offices or the entire firm? I received an email notice from an MBB saying they're not interviewing me, but HR person who sent it was from a specific office. Does that mean I'm not being considered for all 3 offices I indicated or just that one? ...
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Networking advice? Hi quick question. An alum agreed to send my resume along to the recruiter at a firm. After cold emailing him, we had a nice conversation by phone and he offered to forward my resume to a recruiter he knew and introduce me to some peeps at his firm. I sent him the resume/cover letter 1 wk ago, but ...
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How many pre-MBA ACs/Associates/BAs at MBB?Just wondering if anyone can comment on the total number of pre-MBA hires (total or per year) at each of the MBB. I would imagine McKinsey has a much larger number than Bain, which has a larger number than BCG (diamond structure)? ...
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Cumulative GPA vs most recent performanceIm going into my senior year at a Semi-Target undergrad school and want to break into consulting. I have a few decent work experiences with a boutique and a F50 company and I am the head of the Consulting club. The issue is that my cumulative GPA is horrible due to my complacency in my first year. M...
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MBB vs. $125,000I've been offered an MBB position out of undergrad (all in comp probably around $90,000) Alternatively, I also have an offer straight to a post MBA-level industry position (F500 company) paying about $125,000 What should I take (esp. in regards to exit opps, bschool opps, prestige, working environm...
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When is the best time to start case prep?When to start case interview prep? I know the old saying is "now". But what if I don't have an interview in hand and am not sure if I would even get one? I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars and a ton of hours on case prep material (books, ManagementConsulted guides, videos, live case) and then...
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Changes in ConsultingWhat are some of the biggest changes in consulting norms over the past 5-10 years? I recently watched a speech given by a former Deloitte partner outlining the cost benefits and knowledge that can be attained through outsourcing - not just call centers and manufacturing, but an actual consulting te...
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Ernst Young Business Advisor ProgramHey guys, Can anyone tell me a little more information about this program? I know that it will be rotational within the Financial Services Office. The three major lines are: Performance Improvement, Product and Controls and Risk Management. Is this considered FO and management consulting? Because ...
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CPG/ Retail focused consulting firms?Are there any consulting firms that focus on these industries in terms of strategic consulting? Something like a Symphony/IRI Thanks! ...
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Do firms pay for costs incurred while working on-project somewhere far from home?Do clients pay for rent (relocation etc) and what costs are to be paid by consultants for their trip to a place away from home? ...
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Recession proof a myth?Is it a myth or is it true that MC is recession proof. People outside the industry think so but I wanted an inside view. ...
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case interview prepAnyone interested in practicing some case interviews over the next few days over skype? ...
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2013 salaries?if im not mistaken, 2013 salary data should come out around now. any news? 2012 entry level salaries were the same as 2011 so maybe we'll see some growth in the 2013 numbers? (management consulted predicted as much: http://managementconsulted.com/consulting-jobs/201...) or if no one has numbers, an...
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The tools and skills every analyst should haveHey fellow monkeys, I just recently started as a Finance analyst for one of the consulting firms and have set myself the goal of learning as many tools and skills as I can. I have done quite a bit of research online however most say 'presentation skills, communication' etc which are just too general...
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Management Consulting with PharmD Degree and 2-year HSPA ResidencyHello all, I am graduating in May with a PharmD. Afterwards, I am transitioning into a two-year health systems pharmacy administration residency. What are my chances of getting into MBB or Big 4 for management consulting? If my chances are slim, what can I do to complement the training from the resi...
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Case Interview PreparationHeya Fellas, I am an MBA student at Boston College. Since my school is not a consulting school, I could not prepare my case interviews for the summer internships and bombed (being modest here) my interviews at two firms. I do not want to make the same mistake again during search for full time. I wa...
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Accenture Chances?So I went through the interview process for a Systems Integration internship at Accenture. This was the initial response I received: "I hope you are doing well! I wanted to thank you for your continued patience in Accenture's intern recruiting process. At this point in time, we are happy to infor...
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Consulting to MBA to Consulting?After a few years of post-undergraduate consulting work as an entry-level analyst, my firm encourages pursuing an MBA. After getting the MBA, the firm will reimburse me for the tuition costs so long as I return for 2 more years afterward. In this case, the MBA seems more like a 2 year networking vac...
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2011 PwC Starting SalaryDoes anyone know the starting salary and signing bonus (ballpark) at PwC advisory for this years undergrad class? Thanks in advance. ...
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Should I reinterview with Bain?Hi All! I'm a first year MBA student at Top 5 MBA program. This Winter I got invited to Round 1 interviews with Bain (as well as BCG and McK) for summer associate role in their San Francisco office. Unfortunately, an accident landed me in the hospital the week before interviews. I was lucky that i ...
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Data mining and MBBI have recently got accepted to MBB, and I will start 4 months later. I have recently become interested in Big Data Analytic, Data Mining etc. I was wondering whether It might give me an edge in my future consulting days. Has any MBB consultant had used machine learning or had general understanding ...
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Case interview prepHi...just wondering if anyone is interested in practicing some case interviews over the next week or so via Skype. Please leave email or email me at wardd23@gmail. and we can set something up! Thanks. ...
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MM IBD to MBB consultingHow tough is it to go into MM IBD then transition into Mckinsey, Bain, or BCG? How hard would you have to network? ...
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corporate strategy & cover letter?I know cover letters are a big thing and required for consulting firms, but what about corporate strategy? Obviously they are stated "optional", but do we need to have it? Asking because I included cover letters when I applied for jobs and never got hit back for an interview, but when I didn't inclu...
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