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WSO Hall of Fame: Consulting Forum The Wall Street Oasis Consulting Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the consulting industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate here. If ...
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Is consulting the best job to get if you eventually want to start your own business? Out of the all the prestigious jobs out there, which one of them would set you up the best for you to start and run your own business in the future ? People say doing private equity/IB helps you to understand businesses, but others day consulting gives you more knowledge about business in general? ....
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BlackRock or PwC?Hi, I have been offered a position as an Advisory Intern at PwC and one as a Corporate Actions Analyst at BlackRock. My aim is to get eventually hired by McKinsey and I'd like to know the pros and cons of each position and each company. As for me, my weaknesses are that I don't come from a target Un...
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Deloitte - Review - Valuationgood benefits, great training program for new hires, pay was relatively good when I started compared to other firms/practices in the area. . lots of hour spent on audit support work, which is a plus in the first year but gets repetitive after that. ...
Deloitte - Review - Risk Management1) Significant wellbeing perks (flexible spend on gym equipment) 2) Upward feedback is often tracked by managers and implemented 3) The company provides opportunities for second chances- one year alone won't make or break your career. 1) The financial due diligence team has a firewall separating it ...
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Hedge Fund to MBB Without MBA?Bit of a weird question. Let's say I did 2 years of BB banking and 2 years at a reputable hedge fund. Assume good performance at both and decent UG school, but nothing spectacular. 1. If I were to recruit for an experienced professional role at an MBB, how do you think I'd be perceived as a candida...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Management ConsultingReally smart individuals around you that help motivate you to try harder, New York City. Work in multiple industries until you find what you like.. Some of your colleagues will be like sharks, try to feast on the weakness of others. You are expected to work until your job is done....
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Moving from Credit Research at BB to ConsultingHi WSO community, I currently work in credit research in London at a BB and will likely move to Frankfurt next year (am native German). Just as a background: after uni in the US (non-core, but top 20-ish), I started at the same BB in the US in Wealth Management (WM), moved to London and continued w...
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Best books on market sizing?Hi guys, I’m having trouble getting good at market sizing, and was wondering if you have any recommendations on best books for market sizing learning and practices please? Thank you’...
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Digital Practices for MBBHey guys, I was wondering what the recruiting process is for the digital practices at MBB (digital Mckinsey etc.) are. I did my undergrad in econ and finished in April and currently work in tech as a BA and i wanted to know what my chances are for MBB positions if i apply to their digital practices...
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Corporate Strategy At IntuitAnybody has any insights on Intuit's Corporate Strategy team. Recruitment process, pay, prestige, exit opps and etc. Thanks! https://careers.intuit.com/job-category/5/corporate-strategy-and-development/job/2018-4208/corporate-strategy-associate?src=JB-10116&utm_source=indeed&utm_medium=jb&src=JB-1...
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Strategy jobs at Google Anybody here has any insights on Strategy jobs at Google ? Recruitment process, pay, and etc. https://careers.google.com/jobs?utm_source=indeed&utm_medium=jobaggr&utm_campaign=freeaggr&src=Online/Job+Board/indeed#!t=jo&jid=/company/associate-global-business-strategy-google-building-41-1600-amphithe...
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Offer from Deloitte, with a paycutHello everyone! I am new to this forum and was so glad to have stumbled upon this site. I was hoping to receive some input from the members on here regarding a dilemma I'm facing. I have received an offer to join Deloitte as a Consultant. I'm currently with a small firm making what a senior consu...
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McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and Bridge2BCG 2018 for ADPAs from 2017, I would like to start a megathread for 2018 McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to! Deadlines McKinsey: 8th of April Bain: 13th of April...
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Rising Senior Consulting RecruitingHi All, So, I'll be a rising senior this year at a very, very non-target school located in the Washington, DC area. Currently have a 3.75GPA, and had internships across corporate M&A, investment banking, and am currently in my second year interning in strategic planning for a major Aerospace & Def...
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Deloitte Restrictions on Distance from OfficeHey all, Does anyone know if Deloitte places restrictions on how far you can live from the office you're aligned to? I've been thinking of moving to a town that's about two hours outside of the city, and I'm curious if there are any official rules about relocation. Thanks!...
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FactSet Research Systems - Interview - InvestmentsWhat do you understand about how our company's software functions in each of our core functions... i.e. pension services, investment services, and insurance services. Their was very little information provided in previous interviews and information sessions about how the software actually functions ...
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Re-reaching out to previously networked consultantsHey everyone, Last summer I reached out and networked with a bunch of consultants in order to learn and improve my chances of getting an interview. I got the interview for a few firms but sadly didn't get an offers. How do I re connect with these consultants? How would you write an email to re conn...
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Converting internship to FT offer at PwC?I'll be starting an internship in MC at PwC in the Middle East this week, and was hoping for some tips to help convert my internship offer into an FT offer at the end of summer. Experiences and any advice all welcome, many thanks! For background, I'm a humanities major, with a good GPA, and hoping ...
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Accenture - Review - HealthcareChallenging work Good benefits Good compensation Good people If you get opportunities you will learn a lot.. Low job security Hard bench policy Not a lot of development opportunities You have to fight to get a position, and your only as good as whatever you did last....
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Undergraduate GPA Matter After MBA?Would your undergraduate GPA matter for an MBB despite graduating from an M7 MBA program? Additionally, would a MBB consider other academic transcripts that help offset your undergraduate GPA? (I.e. if you did poorly in undergrad, graduated, and took more relevant academic courses and did well, w...
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Three years of MBB leaving for PE in NYC - AMAHave lurked on here since undergrad so posting here in case I can be helpful. **Before MBB**: Went to a target state school (think Berkeley, Michigan, etc) and studied computer science. Interned at MBB, some tech companies (big and small), and did various leadership stuff on campus **My MBB exper...
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Full Time MBB chance and adviceHey all, I'd love to get advice on full time recruiting, and understand the odds. - I have a 4.0 in a STEM degree from a target top 10 school (currently headed towards Summa cum laude) - Have been premed but want to get away from it, done tons of research, and studied abroad - Currently interning a...
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Rising Senior curious about ConsultingHey guys, I was wondering if someone who has done consulting can give me some opinions on what skills are most important for being a good consultant. Also is there any way to find out if it is an okay fit without an internship? I am a rising senior at an Ivy who is doing software engineering this s...
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Transfer to Schools with Better Recruiting?I go to a school that's probably considered a semi-target for IB, but no MBB recruiting and some Big 4 consulting recruiting. I'll be a sophomore this year, and am wondering if applying for junior transfer to some consulting targets would be worth it. I've read that b-school and career opportunities...
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AMA: Went from Cap Mkts SA to MBB FTHey guys, I graduated from a target school this past spring and I'll be starting work in a few months at an MBB firm. I know FT recruiting is on a lot of current SA's minds and wanted to give people some help. I worked at a BB in cap markets (DCM and got a return) and wanted to recruit out. Went thr...
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AMA: I grew up in Consulting and reinvented my brand 3 timesHappy to answer any questions about how to decide if consulting is right for you, day in the life type questions, how to build a long term, fulfilling career in consulting, and if you are in consulting how to gain experiences without pigeon holing yourself, as well as build a case for promotion. Bel...
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Interview Practice Partner - HERO StoriesHi! I am a recent grad with a specialization in Consumer Journey Mapping and Service Design aiming for organizations like Deloitte, Accenture, IBM. Looking forward to practicing my HERO stories (virtually). Get in touch if you are interested. Thanks, Swati ...
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Better Route For Top Consulting FirmsCouldn't find this question on the forum but maybe it's been answered. Let's say that MBB is the main end goal here, which road would set you up better to break into MBB: Going straight out of UG to a boutique consulting firm or going into a large company from a "lesser" industry so having an audit ...
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Frameworks T2 ConsultingHello Monkeys, I am wondering which frameworks are most common for T2 Consulting Firms (IBM/Accenture). I am a Finance Major at a Non-Target and figured that I can't put all of my eggs in Investment Banking so I am making it a priority to practice cases over the next few weeks. Most commonly I have...
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McGladrey LLP - Review - GeneralistWork/Life balance is a positive aspect of the firm. Counseling families are a great way to connect to senior leadership within the firm. Great intern experience!. Pay is relatively low compared to other firms. Interns in GPS or FSO are siloed into an industry, which I think is not beneficial. ...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Management Consulting- tons of things to learn, especially from different clients, different offices - i love travelling, so the on-the-road life is perfect for me - miles and points (worth it!) - constantly meeting new ppl . - never really get to sleep in my rented apartment - economy flight - occassional overtime can ...
Parthenon Group-EY - Review - GeneralistVery high performing team members, good exposure to different industries, some sr. management people try to care about office culture. Work life balance still sucks, and there are still too many due diligence projects relative to strategy projects...
Strategy& - Interview - GeneralistThere were no really unexpected questions. The most difficult one was to explain why am I not going back to my old firm (strategy consulting, in Europe) as I have been at a fairly smaller firms before while Strategy& in Middle East is fairly large. Had 2 market sizing based cases (how many of x in...
Capco - Review - N/AMy time at Capco was well-spent working with smart and hard-working individuals who were well-rounded consultants . The amount/type of work for the internship program really depends on what area exactly you're working on....
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EY FSO Advisory - Financial Services Risk Management. Opinions?The work is mostly Basel risk management consulting for banks, funds, and insurance firms. What do you think about this gig? Is this better than FSO audit? Could this lead to a top 10-15 MBA? MBB consulting perhaps? Or switching to corporate banking? I know it says risk management so FRM is a no ...
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Smallest companies that would hire a big 3 consulting firmObviously small and fast growing companies can't typically afford to hire a large firm. But at what point (market cap?$1B?, $10B?) do companies tend to become clients?...
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Strategy& - Review - Generalist- Team is made of geniuses who know the region very well and have connections - In the ME, S& is larger than any MBB and you get paid more - Generally positive outlook in the region. - Strategy& brand name is not as recognized as Booz & Co - PwC integration might go wrong in the future...
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OC&C vs UnileverHi, In a couple of days, I have to make a decision for my first job after graduating. I have currently 2 offers (Both in Istanbul/Turkey) from OC&C (Associate Consultant) and Unilever (MT Position for Supply Chain). I know these are completely different positions in different industries. During my...
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Strategy& - Interview - Financial ServicesWhat framework do you use when creating a financial model? Do you know how to calculate the net present value? What are the three main ways that the Los Angeles Lakers generate revenue? How much did each one those areas make of the course of this past season? Please tell mea little about yourself? H...
Oliver Wyman - Review - GeneralistGood work life balance- some cases can be interesting. There is a strong toolkit to be learned. A large variety of project to see. Some projects can be extremely boring. Too much powerpoint. Sometimes travel can be long and to not so nice places...
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2017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/ Mod Note (Andy): top 50 posts of 2017, this one ranks #21 (based on # of silver bananas) ...
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Capital One vs Deloitte S&OHey everyone, I'm a Product Management intern at Capital One and like it so far. It's very techy, and I want to go more into strategy, so I'm looking at consulting for full-time. Would it be worth it to apply to Deloitte's strategy and operations team? I know the recruiter there, so I believe I ca...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - GeneralistGreat exposure to cutting edge problems. Relatively balanced lifestyle once you've found a group that supports you. Great travel perks. Fantastic colleagues. Career progression is a function of managing upwards internally instead of problem solving. Gets repetitive after serving same sector over tim...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - ConsultingGreat team, everyone is very friendly and the work is not stressful. Regular happy hours with smart people.. Not as challenging as regular quant position. No bonuses for well done job. Sometimes long exhausting trips....
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - GeneralistNothing was too unexpected. There were no quantitative questions, they just want to get to know the candidates better. Questions were along the line of: - Why do you want to work here - Why finance - Where do you see yourself - What classes did you enjoy taking And some questions about my previous w...
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Deloitte BTA Customer and MarketingI was wondering if anyone who is going through Deloitte's Op Model change knew what incoming BTAs in the customer and marketing group would be doing? What industries/types of projects? I saw there was another thread but it seemed to be talking about S&O. Thanks!...
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Oliver Wyman London vs Bain in Continental EuropeHi guys, I am a graduate student from a London target uni, originally from a small western European country. I know for sure that I want to do consulting, and my ideal consulting job would involve broad exposure to different sectors, lots of travel and decent exit opps to PE (since this is most lik...
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How does Capital One stack up to full consulting firms?Hey everyone. How does Capital One Strategy compare to full time consulting firms such as MBB, T2 and T3 firms with respect to factors such as Exit Opportunities, B-School placements, and salary (though this is not as important to me as the first 2). I've tried searching the forums but haven't come ...
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Military Officer to Management Consulting in 2031Hello, everyone! I hope this thread finds you in good spirits. For the past several months, I have been silently reading through this forum for information on management consulting and have gained a lot of insight from your expertise. I'm a naval officer with 7 years of experience as a Cryptologic...
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Alvarez & Marsal - Review - RestructuringLower hierarchy due to relatively new development in the region and good management brought in from senior consultancy firms. Plenty of opportunity to jump ranks. less deal flow and not a fully developed bonus structure compared to the US. KSA is a difficult area to enter into, the work can be chal...
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MBB Final Round Less Than Perfect Did anyone's MBB final round go less well than expected or just not perfectly and still get an offer? Any stories? Thanks! ...
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Bain Partner Interview I have a final round FT Associate Consultant interview with two partners from Bain next week. Does anyone who recently completed this process have any advice on how to prepare or what to expect? ...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Transaction Advisory ServicesDeal exposure; capacity to pursue opportunities aligned with professional interests; investments in human capital. Occasional work to support audit practice (generally related to valuations - specifically verification of assumptions)...
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AMA: Recent graduate starting at MBB soonFirst time poster -- I graduated Spring 2018 from a target school and this forum helped me a lot in my preparation, so I wanted to offer an AMA to give back and hopefully help out some rising seniors or others in college looking to get into consulting. ...
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Should I move from Oliver Wyman to BCG?I've been with Oliver Wyman FS for the past couple years. Recently I was approached by BCG, went to interview, and receive an offer. The pay is around the same. BCG has slightly more interesting work, but generally it's pretty much the same job. I've build up quite a good network and reputation in O...
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Deloitte - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsDM is solid on rope as far as project scope goes. Basically, you’re expected to be a rockstar day in and day out. . It’s an accounting firm, so there’s a lot of “this is the way we’ve done it” attitude on that side of firm. ...
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - EnergyOpportunity to work on challenging assignments, very smart and hard-working colleagues, multiple mobility options. You may not have as much flexibility as you would like to work on the specific projects or industries that interest you the most and for which you may be better prepared...
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CONSULTANTS: How much practice did it take for you to pass your case interview?Awhile ago, I went to a Boston Consulting Networking event. I asked a consultant how did he prepare. He said he had done at least 100 prep interview cases and also read through another 100! What about you? Or any other tips on how you prepped for the case interview?...
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Roller Coaster: Missed McKinsey's call, they emailed, and haven't called again yet. HELPI was interviewing last week (Wednesday) for my final round at a local McKinsey EMEA office. They had a decision the same day, and called to inform me, but my native phone number wasn't working properly in the country I was interviewing at, so I couldn't receive the call. Next morning, I wake up to...
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ExperienceBain Webinar InviteI applied a few days ago and just got an invite to the ExperienceBain webinars. Does this preclude me from getting invites to the physical offices? Dos anyone have any experience with this from previous years, or other invites from this year? I'm just wondering if I should be happy or sad to see th...
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Direct Promotion at MBB vs. Join Unicorn StartupHi there, I am in my mid twenties and have received a direct promotion offer from an MBB to a post-MBA consulting position. I also have an offer for Biz Ops at a tech unicorn startup. Compensation is roughly similar, but obviously startup has more risk and less liquidity. What should I do? ...
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3.6 GPA, lots of work experience, top US uni, international student: enough for MS or BAML sophomore internship?Would I have a chance of getting into Wealth Management for instance at MS? Or are my credentials not sufficient?...
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Find key things amidst detail (from 60 pages in 15 minutes)Hi guys, I’m facing a challenge at work and I’d really appreciate your advice please. Basically, I constantly need to find key things admits a lot of detail under time constraint, but I don’t know how to do that and tend to get lost in details. For example, I’d be given a 60 page package on ...
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Tier 2 Firm vs GoogleHi all! First thread on WSO! Goal after University: Start my own Business someday, and therefore am trying spend the next few years learning as much as I can. Background: I'm in my final year and had recently interned at Google over the summer in their Business side. They have offered me a gradua...
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Strategy& - Interview - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)Questions regarding leadership stories and how I managed to make decisions with conflict set of data. Final round consisted of 2 cases with Partners. The cases were based on Partner’s experiences and did not follow a tradional case interview format. One was focused on retail industry and other on ...
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Business School Case BooksConsulting Case Book PDF's I went through the consulting interview process a few months ago and found these case books really useful for practicing, both with people in mock interviews and for solo issue tree practice. I have also really benefited time and time again from WSO so thought I might gi...
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Tier 2 Internship to MBB FTHi Monkeys, I'm a rising undergrad senior at a semi-target (3.7 GPA, 2310 SAT, 35 ACT) who's interning at a T2 (LEK, Deloitte S&O, Strategy&, OW), and am looking to re-recruit at MBB this fall. I've never applied to MBB, but now I'm looking to go there full time - what should I be doing between n...
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