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Which of the firms are easier to break in through referrals for full-time recruiting? Anyone have any experience? and for consulting does it matter office location to location?

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  • OMS's picture
  • metrovestments's picture

    Booz & co is pretty good about interviewing referrals

    Life is not a "brief candle." It is a splendid torch that I want to make burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

  • Frabjous's picture

    BCG - referral gets you the first round. No less, no more.

    McKinsey - referral gets you the first round (test) and also provides some fuel for follow-up interviews (referr...ee? has to write "why he/she is suited to McKinsey"). Don't know if it's worth something.

    Bain - no idea.

  • metrovestments's picture

    I was recommended multiple times by a senior person at Accenture and they still never called. So I guess recommendations are not heavily weighted at their firm.

    Not sure about Monitor and the Big 4. And yes, recommendations obviously mean more coming from a partner vs. a consultant.

    Life is not a "brief candle." It is a splendid torch that I want to make burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

  • helpmepleasethx's picture

    Damn, metro, I had all my money riding on a recommendation from a partner at Accenture, was going to send the app tomorrow. Was it for entry level position? How high level were they?

  • metrovestments's picture

    Yes, it was for entry level, and the person who recommended me was 2 years out of business school. A recommendation from partner is a bigger deal though... good luck. Don't put all your eggs in one basket though.

    Life is not a "brief candle." It is a splendid torch that I want to make burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

  • In reply to Frabjous
    acronym's picture

    Frabjous:
    BCG - referral gets you the first round. No less, no more.

    McKinsey - referral gets you the first round (test) and also provides some fuel for follow-up interviews (referr...ee? has to write "why he/she is suited to McKinsey"). Don't know if it's worth something.

    Bain - no idea.

    Not true in my experience. I had a referral at Mck and didn't even get 1R. No referrals at Bain/BCG and I got an offer.

    "'In summary, people are morons and who cares. Make a shit ton of money. I've never seen a Ferrari paid for by what people think.' - ANT" -rufiolove

  • In reply to acronym
    Frabjous's picture

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