5/13/12

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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5/13/12

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5/13/12

interested

5/14/12

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

5/14/12

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.

5/15/12
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.

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5/15/12
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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.

I am not surprised that you got the call from Bcg/Bain without referral - it's not like a referral is a must and I said nothing about that.

I am kind of surprised by McKinsey not calling you, though...when I got one, the guy (Engagement Manager level) was pretty sure I would get called. As your resume must have been strong, it wasn't even an issue of referral not being sufficient to overcome a bad resume...so dunno. McKinsey has some weird HR practices sometimes (as in, saying that they are hiring when they are not).

Or perhaps I was just wrong, lol.

OP: sorry, but know nothing about the Tier 2s. I could assume that them having less structured HR policies, there is a lot of volatilty among offices/partners/period...a referral may get you nothing in some cases and 50% hired in others...dunno.

5/14/12

Awesome thanks for the info. Any experiences at other firms like Big 4, Accenture, Monitor? I assume seniority matters like banking right?

5/14/12

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.

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5/14/12

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?

5/14/12

What about by office location? Non NYC vs NYC?

5/14/12

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

5/16/12

What is the lowest gpa (target undergrad) to break in and get the 1st round interview through a referral?

5/16/12

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