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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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Victor Cheng McKinsey case resource splittingAnyone interested in buying/already bought Victor Cheng's McKinsey cases? Would be interested in splitting the resource :) ...
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Is Wharton undergrad worth $30,000 more per year than USC?My high school senior is choosing between the Huntsman dual degree at Penn (Wharton undergrad econ degree + International Studies degree + Chinese/Japanese proficiency) vs at USC she'd get an International Relations degree with a business minor (same languages proficiency). At USC she's been offered...
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Personal BrandingBeen an analyst for a while at relatively new technology consulting firm, completed undergrad from no name college. How would you recommend building a personal brand to stand from the lot? ...
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BCG ReferralHow do referrals at BCG work? Does a referral guarantee you a first round? I was told by the person referring me to not apply online (I'm from a non-target) as they would be submitting my referral for the 2019 internship. Would appreciate any insights. ...
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IBM - Review - N/AGreat work life balance, and ability to interact with senior management. Felt like I was constantly learning. . Think that the compensation was a bit low for industry standards. Not as much of an opportunity for client exposure at younger levels. ...
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Mckinsey interview on hold-- has anyone had this? Hi, So, I recently have been going through the McKinsey New Ventures interview process for an analyst role as an experienced hire. After R2 interviews, I received a call from the recruiter to give me interview feedback. Overall, they said that I had done okay, (not amazing but well). As next steps...
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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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Sustainability consulting/futureHi all, I'm starting FT at a Tier 1/Tier 2 firm in a major US city and I'm pretty excited. Like most starting analysts, I'm coming in as a generalist, and I'm looking forward to doing that. However, my undergrad degree is/was focused on the intersection of business and environmental sustainability,...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistYou get to work with some of the smartest people from a wide range of backgrounds on many different questions. . You do work long hours, sometimes on projects that are not that interesting. Travel is okay but can be bad when the inevitable flights are cancelled. ...
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From trader to consultantHey guys, **Has anyone made the switch from trading to consulting (or know of anyone who has done this)? ** Asking again since only search hit I found was from 2011 I'm currently attempting to do this very move. I've spent my career working in Chicago prop, both as an options market-maker and as a...
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Hired by top firm. Want to intern with a rival before start date - good idea?Hey guys, I'm finishing my undergrad this month and accepted a full-time offer with a top tier consulting firm (let's call it Firm X) starting in September. Since I have 4 months to kill, I applied for part-time jobs/summer internships to make a bit of money. Today I got invited by email for an inte...
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EY TAS (OTS) to Parthenon-EYHello, If someone is working in EY's Transactions Advisory Services (TAS)' Operational Transaction Services (OTS) practice, would it be possible for that person to transfer to Parthenon-EY? They are housed under TAS so at least its the same group but I understand that they are strategy focused. H...
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Outback Vision Protocol time study which**Outback Vision Protocol** time study which nutrients are important for muscle boom and recuperation. at the same time as you’re using home from the gymnasium muscle boom and repair is occurring on the mobile degree. cell synthesis and tissue...
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Sophomore Internship AdviceI have 2 offers for a summer internship after my sophomore year, and I can't decide which would be best for me if I'm trying to into consulting. For background, I'm current sophomore econ/math major at a non-target school. My first option is in business/data analytics at a regional financial service...
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McKinsey from DC Area non/semi-targetI’m looking into attending GMU this fall (underachieved at a magnet school) and I was wondering if anybody could tell me how well it places into McKinsey and other consulting firms. I heard from the people there that the top 5-10 students in Finance can usually make it into McKinsey and the rest w...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Generalist-Good work environment -Good work/life balance -Smart colleagues -Flexible work schedule (esp. Fridays). -Many years (4) before promotion to managing role from Associate -Lots of travel -Little say in cases in first year...
McKinsey and Co - Interview - Generalistcase study questions, why would sales of a retail product drop over time, had to trace it back to mix of products and cannibalization from new items with lower contribution margin than original mix of products, had to wak through profitability and then macro interactions with competitors who forced ...
Deloitte - Review - GeneralistWell paid, decent worklife balance, an experience for M&A deals. And there are many deals that you do not have to focus on too much pitches.. Less compensation than IBs, and not that strong career, compared to IB. If you want to do M&A deals, I recommend students to go to IB...
McKinsey and Co - Interview - GeneralistQuestion tended to be focused around a few key areas. Three that I remember are: 1) Team difficulties 2) Convincing others 3) Leadership roles Give a quick 30 second summary of the story to the interviewer and ask them if they would like to hear. McKinsey checks for structure in your stories and you...
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Prep for BCG interview for an experienced applicantI managed to get an interview at BCG for a generalist consultant position next month. I am currently in my 2nd year at a second-tier consulting firm. Wanted to get some advice from members on how to best prepare for both fit and case interviews. Its been >3 years since I last interviewed for con...
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E&Y Cadetship worth doing?I'm currently in the process of applying for an E&Y cadetship, and I want to know if anyone else believes it's a path I should go down? About 3 weeks ago I completed my aptitude test for the Brisbane E&Y, and this week completed the Tax consulting challenge. If I passed the aptitude test, and then ...
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Accounting -->IBD/MBB (undergrad)Hey everyone! Im an accounting major at a Canadian target (Ivey/McGill/Queens). Unfortunately, I realized a bit too late that I do not want to pursue a career in accounting. I have a 3.8 GPA and a good CV. I think I have a decent chance at obtaining an MBB/BB/EB offer based on the success of other ...
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Bain & Company - Interview - GeneralistThe most difficult question was if I had a weekend all to myself, how should I spend my time. I'm not sure what they were looking for on that one and was caught a bit off guard. The other questions were very typical fit questions, such as "tell me a time when you worked in a team", "tell me the most...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Management ConsultingCollegiality Fast growth in Switzerland Great atmosphere Impressive colleagues Work life balance Projects ending up on newspaper headlines. Low salary (vs peers) Long projects (lot of carvouts) Red tape (risk management) Smaller footprint than competition ...
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Deloitte M&A opportunities / exit oppsHello all! As far as I can tell, Deloitte's M&A practice is mostly post-Deal 1. Basically, its more about integrating the companies rather than doing due diligence. I have a few questions about this notion, if someone could answer them. 1) What % of work is due diligence versus post Day1? 2) What ...
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Firmsconsulting TCO ProgramHey everyone, I have asked this question before a few years ago, but wanted to ask again. Has anyone used Firmsconsulting services? Can someone vouch for the quality of the training program that they provide? I am wondering because they charge a very high $ for training for off-cycle recruiting, an...
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2018 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone, Keeping with tradition, I would like to start a thread for 2018 McKinsey Insight, Bain and BCG Bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to!...
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Uber corp strategy ? Anybody has any info on the Uber corp strategy team in Silicon Valley? This is for full time opportunities. Thanks!...
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Health Advances LLC - Interview - GeneralistCase was not data-driven, so it was atypical in that respect. Very nice interviewer and case question was great. It was almost like the one step before the case where they ask you on how you would go about collecting the relevant data. So, I proceeded to tell her about who I would talk to and what ...
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PwC - My Financepartner at Belfast salary details?Hello guys, I would like to ask for your insights on the salary for a My Financepartner role in PwC at the entry level. I searched but I was not able to find any information. Thanks!...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - GeneralistPro 1: Amazing people/culture/life outside office 2: great office 3. ability to work from home 4. mentorship is a plus. 1. too corporate 2. structure gets in way of success 3. partners have own adgenda but a fantastic company overall ...
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Samsung Electronics America Strategy Group 2Hi Guys, I got an offer from Samsung Electronics America's Corporate Strategy Group (this is different to their Global Strategy Group GSG) in their US headquarters in NJ. I was wondering if anyone knows much about team culture, projects and exit opportunities? Can a move to Apple, Facebook, Google,...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - GeneralistI generally enjoy the people I work with, and often enjoy the work.You can always learn, so it's exciting to be in an industry where you're essentially paid to do that, however it does come with its challenges. The travel can be difficult to manage, and since the clients own your time you're often g...
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Deloitte Advisory Life SciencesI am interviewing for a Consultant role as an exp. hire with 3yrs in industry. I know Advisory is not MC, but does Deloitte Advisory feed off the same great reputation, especially for Health and Life Sciences? The role will fall under risk and financial advisory supporting client solutions (pharma a...
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Mercer - Interview - HealthcareThe interview questions were those you would expect from a typical interview. The phone interview was strictly behavioral. The interviewer asked about my educational background, the standard "walk-me-through-your-résumé" question, and about working in a team. It was standard and quite conversation...
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I'm depressed. When should I quit?Dear all, I have stayed at this newly founded specialized consulting firm for now one year. Before that I was fresh out of school and considering what to do with my life. After having tried it for a year, I know this is not what I want to do. My Master's was focused on econometrics and finance, ...
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What is comp like at Canadian offices?Anyone know what the comp is like from Analyst to Senior partner at Canadian MBB and Big 4 consulting firms? Are they relatively close to what they pay in America? Thanks!...
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A.T. Kearney - Review - Consumer - RetailColleagues are good to work with, for the most part. Roll-up-your-sleeve and down-to-earth type of attitude.. Work/life balance nonexistent. Intense projects. Crazy partners. Clients can be pushy. Tough if you're married....
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BCG vs. PWP for PE/HF exit opps?Hi, I have to decide between a full time offer at BCG or at Perella Weinberg by the end of the week. I am interested in PE or HF exit opportuniities and having a strong brand on my CV. What do you think? Thanks in advance. ...
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Moving back to consulting if venture capital doesn't float my boatHi guys, I'm at a bit of a career crossroads. I'm wondering if it would be possible to move back to consulting if venture capital isn't for me. I like consulting but I feel like I can't miss out on trying VC. What do you think? I'm thinking if I don't like it, go get an MBA and do OCR again. Thought...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Management ConsultingCollegial atmosphere, people tend to help eachother out. Internal work is more of our choosing and not overly intense. Less of an up or out culture - you can stay at Senior or Manager rank for 5-6 years if you prefer. Our clients generally choose us because they like to work with us. We're on an upw...
Bain & Company - Review - Management ConsultingGreat culture, fun office, good teams, minimal travel, variable case options, fun events, not much else to say. I don’t have anything bad to say about working at this company. Had a great experience all things considered ...
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ZS Associates: How well knownHow well known is ZS Associates in the management consulting world? I've heard a bit about it, and they seem to focus a lot on several industries (pharma, telecom, financial services). Would love to hear thoughts about it....
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Phone Call with MBB RecruiterI'm a sophomore at a non-target school and have a phone call scheduled with a MBB recruiter who said that he would be happy to give me more insight into recruitment. What should I expect? What kinds of questions should I prepare to ask him? The phone call was set up by a contact at a different offic...
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ZS Associates - Review - Management ConsultingSmart people Good exit opportunities Expense accounts Lunch and learns Cool coffee maker at the office . Work is very boring and repetitive Management is not great Competitive environment Sometimes a hostile environment Getting stuck on the same project Marketed to us as "Strategy" work however ...
Slalom - Interview - Management ConsultingWhy do you want to pursue consulting? What is your experience with SQL and Amazon RedShift? What type of work have you done at your previous internships? Cam you describe your senior thesis to me? There weren't questions that were too technical. The majority of interview questions tended to be b...
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Big 4 internship to consulting FT?I am currently recruiting with a Big 4 for an internship in advisory for my junior year. it is a year in advance and will likely be an exploding offer (I will have to accept or decline before on-campus recruiting) and once I accept I will be disqualified from on-campus recruiting for the year. I wou...
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Uber san franciso business strategy and operations?Hi, does anyone know if Uber sponsors visa for Canadians for their strategy and corporate development divisions ? Anyone has any info on them . Thanks so much!...
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Nielsen Company - Review - ConsultingThis job offers a very low-stress office, with many of the employees wanting to uphold a casual lifestyle. Projects are also generally fairly interesting, with a good amount of variety and flexibility between roles.. Leadership is not as strong as I was hoping it would be, as there are many managers...
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Can you get into Consulting with a degree in International Relations from a prestigious school?I got an offer for graduate studies at a prestigious school. I am now undecided if I want to study for a Master's in International Relations or if I should study for a Master's in something business-related at the same school. My heart says International Relations and my brain says something busine...
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Waitlisted at MBB? How to proceed? Hi everyone! Looking for some help regarding what would be the best approach for my current situation. Last Friday around noon I had my final round of interviews at one of the MBB (Latin American office). My last interviewer (Partner and Managing Director for the office) said they should be back...
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Boutique Consulting Case Interview HelpSo I have a case interview with boutique financial consulting firm next week. After digging through the small amount of interview reviews on Glassdoor a couple people have mentioned you have to use excel to make a decision on a business case and then present it with powerpoint. I was expecting more...
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IBM - Review - ConsultingThe company is huge, which opens you to a myriad of opportunities and resources. Generally, the people are smart, which motivates you to stay on top of your work. . People can view you as a resource, as opposed to an actual human, so lack of empathy may be the largest con. ...
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Do I Have a Chance to get Into MBB ?I go to to a nontarget undergraduate school and have a 3.5 overall GPA/ 4.0 major GPA. I'm also a double major in Accounting and Management Information systems with a minor in Economics. I interned this past summer at EY in their advisory group. I recently got into MLT (Minority program) and BCG, ...
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Parthenon Group-EY - Review - N/Apays well and deal with some interesting problems that require some interesting work to solve. sometimes at least. long hours and staffing can be random at times with little or no control on what you might get staffed on sometimes...
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Anyone here knows anything about Flex and Samsung Electronics ?Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone on here knows anything about the corporate strategy teams at Flex (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flex_(company) and Samsung Electronics. Flex's corporate strategy team is in San Francisco and Samsung's strategy team is in Mountain View. Do you guys know ...
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Valuable ? Udemy - Excel from Beginner to AdvancedHi everyone! As I am prepping for my summer internship at Roland Berger this summer, I am looking at different excel prep programs. On that, I have found is Udemy's "Microsoft Excel - Excel from Beginner to Advanced" for around 15$ (90% discount). After looking around on this forum I realized no ...
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What is "over-prepared" ?Hi everyone, so I talked to someone at an MBB a few days ago, and she told me that, although it's necessary to get well-prepared, don't be "over-prepared"...what does she mean? She went off the phone because she didn't have much time left. Just want to see different vibes on how to be well-prepared ...
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Private Equity to Consulting??Same post from the Private Equity section but hoping to get more advice. Does it make sense for me to go from PE to Consulting now? A bit of background on myself: I got a computer science degree in Canada, did a few years of M&A and have been in PE for almost two years now. My PE exposure is very l...
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Why Would Anyone Go Into Consulting?Mod Note (Andy): I put this on the frontpage because of the high quality of responses inside the post, take a look... After going through the recent recruiting season as a junior and coming out with an MBB offer and a few in banking, I have to ask: why would you go into consulting? As a junior, ...
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Any Insight of Consulting in Canada?Hey guys, I'm a Canadian in HS and I'm hoping to go into Management Consulting after undergrad. I don't know if this is the usual but I'm planning to stay on rather than leave for exit opps (I don't know if this is the usual in Canada). Anyways, I was looking for some insight on the best schools, to...
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Tailoring cover letters to specific firmsSo we all know to tailor cover letters to specific firms/jobs. Some people who have critiqued mine have said to mention specific things about firms as to why I am attracted to them. However, I am not really sure how to do this in a genuine way and without coming off as BSing. Like we all know MBB a...
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MBB in NYC - experience with hours, work-life balance across the firms post-MBAHi all - I'm currently doing an MBA and have summer offers from MBB in NYC. I am trying to get underneath whether there are significant lifestyle differences between the three firms. I know that I will work hard at all of them, but I am wondering whether there are concrete differences in: - hours w...
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Consulting Elite BoutiquesSince the last post about this was from 2010 I figured an update might be in order. What are some EBs in consulting? I know boutique may be a term up for discussion but I would say small number of offices (...
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Intern to Full Time in a different VerticalThis summer I will be interning at PwC in their Risk Assurance department. However, I am much more interested in working in their management consulting or tech consulting roles. What are the chances I'm able to finesse a full time offer from a different vertical than the one I have an internship in?...
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Likelihood of breaking into Consulting 2 years out of undergradHi all - I graduated from undergrad 2016 and currently work in research & Biz Dev at a consulting firm. Asking about my prospects of lateral move to another firm to work as a consultant. Do most firms just hire straight from undergrad/MBA or are they open to experienced hires? Thanks for any input!...
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Accenture - Review - Strategy90% of my coworkers are great to work with and enjoy being there, the work is usually interesting, even when its not the project will be over soon.. High amount of travel, standard for consulting. Sometimes projects seem understaffed, or not staffed with the right mix of people....
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Management Consulting recruitment at Master of Engineering ProgramsWas curious what schools do Management Consulting firms look at when recruiting kids from Master of Engineering programs ( EE, CE, ME) and how competitive are these positions? Do they start out as analysts or Associates? What is their salary compared to those that are hired from undergrad?...
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Tier 2 Restructuring Consulting Salaries?Just curious....I am waiting on a written offer from one of these firms (did not get salary details over the phone) for a Senior Consultant role in the RX group. What kind of salary should I be expecting? Any details would be great. (Think BDO/Crowe Horwath/Grant Thornton/RSM in a more Consulting...
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Unsure of which double concentration or minor to pursue?? (undergrad)So I've been looking into doing either a double concentration or a concentration + a minor, but I have no idea which combo of either of these will be more beneficial. The options that I’m considering are: -double concentration in finance and MIS -double concentration in accounting and finance -co...
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IB SA --> MBB FTI will be working in the M&A team of an EB this summer (EVR/PJT/CVP) and am looking into making a transition to MBB for FT. I understand this is fairly common but I haven't found any recent threads on this topic. For anyone who made a similar transition in their career (either from IB SA to MBB FT...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - ConsultingHigh quality work. Great responsibility. Very good learning environment. Good promotion policies. Senior management would be available to junior staff.. Extremely long working hours with limited respect for individual time. No control over staffing and you could get stuck on projects very far from i...
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Yale som vs berkeley haas mba for mbb ??Hey all, Coming from a non-profit/int dev background and trying to break into mbbd... no preference for location (woukd work internationally too) Which school offers the best chance to get into one of these top firms? ...
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AlixPartners...thoughts on reputation and compensation?I have some initial interviews coming up with AlixPartners, but looks like there aren't too many resources on WSO or Glassdoor with respect to recent salaries and experience. Can anyone share their experience (past or current) working at AlixPartners? How is their culture? I know the workload is in...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - AdvisoryNo questions were particularly difficult. The most important section was the group case study, which you were assigned in a group of five, and you had one hour for a typical consulting case. Have to produce a ppt presentation in the end. All five people in your group had to present, and collectively...
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Comparing Deloitte vs KPMG?What's the better firm? Also, whats the differences in: Leadership/Mentoring People Working enviornment Which is Better for Advisory - KPMG or Deloitte? Our users highlighted that Deloitte is generally considered to be more prestigious across the board. User @lou", an investment banking analyst...
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PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Technology Consulting-Great people -Solid pay for a summer internship -Overtime nearly every week (averaged around 50 hrs if you seek out work). -Typical intern work -Local staffing (didn't get to travel) -Pressure to accept FT offer to go to Disney...

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