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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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Future of MBBHey all, Looking for some thoughts on how you guys, looking at those actually in the industry, think the strategy consulting market is changing or will change in the upcoming 5-10 years. If you're in college but would like to chip in a few thoughts that's cool, but the usual 'MBB is superior to any...
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Deloitte S&o: Finance v StrategyI am anticipating an offer to join the Finance practice of Deloitte S&O. I was told during conversations with the recruiter that if I do well there it would be possible to move into the Strategy practice down the road. Additionally, I was told the Strategy practice does not take MBA hires, but ins...
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Company Review: Capco - Capco ReviewGood work life balance, some interesting projects to work on in the Financial Services domain. Good clients and company culture.. Limited range of projects within one industry. Work is limited to business process reengineering and FS back office....
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Compare E2E and LOMSHi guys, Is that a disadvantage not having a degree in business-related field compared to those did earn one on securing consultant job? I am an undergraduate student majoring toward BS degree in electronics and planning to get the MBB offers. In addition, I am preparing for case interview at turnar...
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Business Consulting in the Digital Era There has been a paradigm shift in consultancy businesses with the rise of technological advance in the digital era must read article. [Business Consulting in the Digital Era](http://blog.microagility.com/business-consulting-digital-era/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=Business%20Consulting%20in%20...
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Thoughts on Restructuring Groups?I was wondering if anyone here had experience with or knows anyone that works at a big 4 restructuring group? I know A&M, Alix, and FTI are top for restructuring (consulting), but how are the big4 viewed in regards to restructuring? is the work any different? ops? etc. Referring specifically to t...
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Company Interview: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - PwC deals1. how do you describe yourself and how does your friend describe yourself. most of the question I prepared were technical, really didn't expect that.... 2. What did you learn from your study trip to U.S 3. Any question for me? usually you expect to ask one or two questions in an interview. However,...
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Company Interview: Newton Europe - Graduate improvement consultantWhat would you ask a Newton director if you were in an elevator with them for 5 minutes? You have been working on a project for 6 months with a colleague: describe one good and one bad thing about you they would notice. Group case: 5 people each given one piece of information and asked to read ...
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Singapore: DT Consulting (S&O) or Accenture MC (Change Management)I've recently been offered both analyst position as title. Any advice on which to decide on? Thanks!...
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Boutique Consulting or Google (People Operations)Hi, I need to make a decision between taking an entry-level associate role in People Operations at Google (basically HR) and an offer at a boutique consulting firm that specializes in financial services. I am leaning towards Google right now, specifically at the prospect of being able to transfer ...
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Company Review: Deloitte Consulting - Best Big 4 to jump into strategy consultingGood atmosphere, nice & smart co-workers, world-class/Fortune 500 clients, brand recognition, great office & perks. Staffing should consider more one's expectations (client industry, core products, etc.), salary could be higher within S&O team to align +/- with strategy houses...
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Company Review: Strategy& - SatisfiedIntellectually stimulating projects with opportunities to practise my LBO modelling skills and steep learning curve. Sometimes projects have tight project timeline and life work balance can be difficult to maintain at all times...
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Company Review: IBM - 3Good lifestyle thus far, but dependent on project. Senior leadership is also really involved with formal training programs.. No say in what you actually get assigned to as far as roles and projects. You could sign an offer letter for one position and get placed in another....
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Company Review: Parthenon Group-EY - Great place to start your careerThe culture is great - I think work hard/play hard and smart, nice and driven are mostly true. Interesting mix of strategy and DD work, although some sectors do better than others. . Work/life balance can be unpredictable. That said, most managers seem to be conscious of the junior employees’ time...
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Thoughts on Accenture Strategy?Hi all! I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on ACN Strategy. I believe that it was formed in late 2013. Specific questions: 1. How many consultants work in the Strategy division relative to MC or SI? 2. I've heard that for strategy projects, ACN Strategy engages with the client first...
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Any source to get Victor Cheng Look over my shoulder (LOMS)Hi guys, I am looking to get the audios for VC's LOMS prep material. Any insights will be helpful. I already have got more than half of the audios from a friend so do not wish to pay the whole price for it. Anyone willing to share for a price??? please PM me....
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Word problem and Root-causes in PST I have McKinsey's Problem Solving Test coming up next week and I am pretty nervous. When I first practised the sample tests, I got 10 out of 26 wrong due to my misinterpret what questions were asking. After reflecting my answer, I found that there were 2 types of questions I often did wrong. One t...
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What is the best study plan for case interview?Hi everyone, I am in the process of applying into McKinsey. The most confusing part to me is case interview cuz this type of format is rare and seems to only introduced by management consulting. Is there any way that I can effectively practice this type of interview? Where should I start? What is th...
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Company Interview: Cornerstone Research - Cornerstone ResearchWhat is the loan/value ratio of a mortgage and how does it affect the mortgage default rate? I was surprised by the terminology and didn't get it in the first place, so the interviewer spent a long time walk me through the thought process. What are different types of risks of mortgage-backed secur...
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Company Review: Parthenon Group-EY - Parthenon ReviewGood job, smart coworkers. Professional yet generally casual atmosphere. Lots of learning in the first year on the job.. Work life balance can be highly variable. Promotion schedule is fairly rigid / scheduled with little opportunity for faster paced promotion for high performers....
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Management Consulting from semi/non-targetI've read on here that breaking into MBB almost requires going to target schools and having a high GPA, but without as many opportunities of breaking in from a non-target as IB for example. Honestly, I'm still unsure the relationship between school "prestige" and chances at an MBB, but I'd assume wi...
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Junior Year Consulting Internship Advice Hi, I'm a junior at an Ivy plus school looking to set myself up for consulting recruiting next year. I've had a few interviews for corporate and consulting internships but really fucked up my prep for them. Can anyone point me toward what I should be doing this summer to put myself in the best posit...
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Company Interview: Oliver Wyman - 1st Year ConsultantThere were no especially difficult questions. The fit question consisted of the usual fit questions. I was asked about my leadership positions and how I utilized it. I was asked to give examples of working in a team and how I persuaded team members. I was asked to give examples of working in a team...
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Company Interview: Capco - AnalystPhone interview involving 2 back to back 30 minute interviews. 10 minutes competency and 20 minutes case interviews. Tell me why you want to work in consulting? Tell me why you want to work here in this firm? Tell me why you chose your major in this university? Other than that, several cases regar...
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MBB background check - layoffHi guys. Recently accepted an MBB offer and going through the background check process. I am a bit nervous since I was layoff from a company 3 years ago and I did not bring up in the interview. I have finished my master and worked at another firm since then so interviewers usually didn't ask for t...
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Company Review: Capital One Financial - Capital One InternshipGreat work-life balance, mentorship, and support in the intern program. Pay is comparable to most IB and Consulting internships. . If you are not interested in the Financial services industry long term you may not want to stick around longer than a summer. ...
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Canadian MBA -> MBB ConsultingHi WSO, I wanted to gain a better understanding of the post MBA consulting scene in Canada. Which MBA programs would allow me to break into the top 3 Strategy firms? Based on my initial research, it seems that Ivey, Rotman, and Queens seem to be the most "target". Also since employment reports don'...
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Addressing Consulting Cover LetterHey all, I'm currently writing my cover letter for the typical, entry-level position within MBB and I've identified the Partners of the practice groups I'd like to work in specifically for each, so I'm wondering if it would be better to address my cover letter specifically to the person? If so, an...
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Company Review: Simon Kucher Partners - Consultant IIIHours are not as bad as MBB/Big4, fellow employees are young, smart, and good to work with. Project work is interesting and clients are respectable.. Pay is probably slightly below industry average, and the promotion schedule differs from the industry norm, which means it takes longer to reach first...
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Lowest ranked B School for MBB recruitingConventional wisdom here would suggest that you need to go to a M7/T10 school to give yourself a decent chance of making it to MBB, You can make it from a T15 school, but the chances are lower. However, I've noticed on LinkedIn that people from UW Foster (USNR #27) & UM Twin Cities (USNR #32) do ma...
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Company Interview: PwC - Summer InternNothing was difficult or unexpected in this interview. All the questions were standard fit and personality questions designed to draw out qualities they were looking for in candidates. As always its important to state the role and impact you personally had; it is not enough to say 'we did' etc. If y...
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McKinsey ImplementationHi, I'm in the interview process for an Implementation Coach position at McKinsey. I don't want to ask my recruiter these questions as not to provide the wrong impression. Basically, as an experienced hire 3-5 years out of undergrad, what can I expect in a compensation package? Does it vary by l...
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what to do next3rd-year student at a public target, majoring in some sort of engineering and economics. I received interviews from Accenture and Strategy, however, I didn't case prep enough and consequently didn't receive an offer. I got and accepted a non-advisory internship offer from one of the Big 4 firms for ...
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Current Offer Worry - Noise ViolationAccepted an offer with Accenture FS. I have 2 noise violations on my record (misdemeanors). Serious?...
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Shred FX family. , holy messenger and adam**Shred FX** family. , holy messenger and adam in the Bible story account the starting presence. The inquiry to be viewed as, Is there an Adam Ask someone in the road, What are you they may react human . The Bible states proclaim the man adam....
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Company Review: ZS Associates - Solid place to start a career in the Life Science IndustryGreat management, APs and Partners take the time to get to know you and your goals. Wide range of cases. . Lack of food in office is tough given that SSF is a bit of a food desert. Gym in house would be nice. ...
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Advice for my motivation oralHello everybody, I'm a french student ans i will pass an interview that talks about my motivation to become an strategy consultant and i would like to have your an intern point of view about this job and rather about the manner to become strategy consultant : what are the diffuculties during studi...
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Associate at ZS vs Analytics Consultant at IBM CbDHi everyone, I have offers on the table from both. At this point, I'm unsure whether I want my future to be in the tech industry, pharma/biotech industry, or if I want to explore more options through moving to generalist firms later. I am looking for advice on how both of them match up in terms of ...
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Management consulting PowerPoint templates Hello, one of my superior asked me if I can find some management consulting PowerPoint templates (where you have all the graphs and templates). Do you know where I can find those from top-tier management consulting companies? Thank you =) ...
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Strategy Consulting at a Top Firm - What are my chances ReallySo I'm a professional engineer in Canada and doing a part time MBA and seriously targeting a switch into management consulting, but I want MBB. I go to one of the top 6 Canadian schools and have excellent grades (just under 90% GPA) and a 710 GMAT currently. Highly involved in leadership of schoo...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Generally satisfiedSmart colleagues, international projects, fast career growth, strongest brand recognition, good transition out of law. Difficult hours, internal staffing can be haphazard for associates (doesn’t always account for target practice group)...
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Company Interview: McKinsey and Co - Fellow InternCase study was very difficult. Not allowed to share what the case was about, but they really want you to, on a high level, cover all possible aspects of the company you're pretending to advise, otherwise they'll keep asking "What else, what else, what else". Also had difficulty during the personalit...
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Company Review: IBM - IBM ConsultingWorking for IBM means you are with one of the most recognizable companies in the world. Not to mention the company has been around for over 100+ years. Exposure to different sectors is great and the fact that you are working with the world's most articulate and bright-minded clients is tremendous. ....
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Zero chances it seemsLong story short... I have zero finance/business/econ exp/knowledge. Science background for the associate position. Somehow landed a first round interview at MBB. Interview is 10 days away. Cramming case practice books, realizing how difficult and technical the problems are. I know people study for...
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Bain (International office-EMEA) Vs. Tier II ( Strategy&,A.T.K, L.E.K,) in the U.S.AEvaluating prospective options, the plan is to focus on 4 areas: 1. Overall Consulting Experience-(client types, casework, travel, etc.) 2. Promotion-(policies, time to partner etc.) 3. Wealth Accumulation-(earning potential) 4. Exit Ops Two key questions: 1. Other areas folks might con...
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Gaining quantitative experience before applying: Open courseware, Coursera, etc.Hi, I am planning to apply to MBB next summer as an APD. I come from a non-business background and it is quite rare to see my field represented at consulting firms. I have been told that I should brush up on my quant skills before applying, as it will help me in several ways. Now I am just wonder...
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Best Majors for Consulting/Venture CapitalMy two career paths that I am interested in are Venture Capital and Consulting. As a sophomore (non-target), I need to declare my majors and have narrowed it down to two choices. The first is finance/math/management major with a masters in accounting and the second is finance/math undergrad with a ...
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McKinsey to McKinsey Finalta/ New Ventures/Solutions etc.Hello, I recently did the three rounds of interviewing for a BA at McKinsey European office (not London), unfortunately I did not pass my final round. I received a call from the managing director of the office who interviewed me and he proposed to me to do one more interview with any of the other d...
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Company Review: Simon Kucher Partners - Great Firm!People were extremely smart, hardworking and friendly. The company has international exposure which is the reason I signed up. Promotion can be faster than other firms, and culture is transparent. The only drawback is the pay. We are paid less than the industry average. But the brand of Simon Kucher...
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Next Steps - IBM CbD ProgramHi all - I recently accepted an offer from IBM's Full-Time Consulting by Degrees Program. Does anyone know what next steps are (from now until summer) after my background check has cleared? Will IBM be accepting official transcripts and things of that nature later in the year? If anyone is wil...
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Next Steps-IBM CbD ProgramHi everyone - I currently accepted a full-time position in IBM's Consulting by Degrees Program. I wanted to reach out to anyone who currently is in the program and what the next steps are (from now until summer) after my background check has cleared. Not sure if IBM will be collecting official...
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GRE scores for top consulting firmsI was wondering whether my Verbal 167 and Quant 165 scores are good enough for MBB and also top healthcare boutique consulting firms? Should I spend time retaking it? Like would a Q 168, v 168 score make any meaningful difference? ...
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Deloitte S&O/Tech/HCSenior graduating in Spring 2016. Recently accepted my offer as a BTA for Deloitte. I know S&O is a notch above the other two consulting lines at Deloitte (HC/Tech), but I am wondering how large this margin is. In terms of career advancement, will being a BTA instead of a BA in S&O greatly limit my...
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Company Review: KPMG - KPMG Central EuropeEveryone in the office that is actually doing the work is young and so it is fun to go to work with peers.. However, the partners are all much older and so that creates weird power dynamics. Most people leave within three years....
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Company Interview: Bain & Company - Associate ConsultantThey asked me a question that combined a case interview framework with one of my previous experience bulletpoints. Thereby they took one of the companies I mentioned on my CV, and added quite a complex framework to it, which included a market sizing question as well as a more broad strategy question...
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Transfer PricingI am a junior double majoring in Economics and Finance and got two TP internship offers from Ey and PwC. Do you know the main differences between the two programs and which one is more prestigious?...
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Approximate Turnover RatesHi - I'm wondering general/average turnover rates for MBB's at the Analyst and Associate levels? Ie: 1) Approximate turnover % after 2-3 years as an analyst (post undergrad) 2) Approximate turnover % after 2-3 years after coming in as an associate (post-MBA)...
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PST prep material reviewHi guys, As a little background, I'm coming from a technological field and I have just finished up my MBA degree. I began researching about consulting industry a few months ago and sent off my CV for MBB firms. Now I have got an invitation to do the McKinsey PST. I am wondering if anyone here has ex...
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Assigned a case "buddy" ahead of interview?Have an MBB summer interview coming up and was assigned a principal "buddy" to do a mock case with me/help me prep for the interview. Is this normal? I've never really done/prepped for case interviews before so I'm worried about looking like an idiot in the mock before I even get to the real intervi...
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Need my cold email reviewedHi guys, I'm an undergrad trying to secure a summer internship. I found a recruiter at Oliver Wyman through LinkedIn, and found the firm's email format elsewhere online. I proceeded to email him this: Dear _name___, I am a sophomore at Rutgers University, currently studying Industrial Engineering i...
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Switching to consulting from research in OW?Currently doing research in OW aka knowledge services. Ive been sold the dream that OW accommodates employee development and will allow you to try out different things within the firm as long as you request for it. How realistic/possible is it to make the switch from research to consulting? Is this...
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Selecting locations when applyingHi all, I'm just curious about the dynamics of selecting an office location. I am wondering if it is okay to select offices simply because one wants to live there despite no connection to it. For example, say I list Amsterdam on my list of choices on a McK application. Will reviewers be like "Yo...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - Best company to work forBest company to work for. Colleagues invest heavily in whats called "Professional Development" with weekly coffee chats updating you on your progress. Lots of fun culter/social events.. Hours can be long. Project desirability can vary significantly across geographies. Still a great firm...
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Company Review: Mercer - Great initial learning experienceMany opportunities to grow through taking on additional projects and responsibilities, the practice did not use any existing templates and all Excel models were created/modified/updated from scratch as needed which provided an excellent opportunity to learn how to model. Very niche work focusing on ...
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Company Interview: McKinsey and Co - Business Analyst InternThe behavioral component of the McKinsey interview is far different from those of many other companies, because they will follow up and grill you on everything. If you tell a story, then you should be expected to give detailed reasoning for why you did everything you did, what you expected, what yo...
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Info/Advice on EY's TAS OTS Group? I recently got an offer for EY's Operational Transaction Services group within their TAS division, and wanted to learn more about the general job progression, salary, as well as potential exit opps. It seems like a lot of good exposure to consulting on M&A from the operational standpoint but I'm not...
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Worth it to Transfer Dream Job - McKinseyI currently go to a state school that is ranked over 100 and my dream job is to work at MBB. I know that this is going to be a challenge, but I have worked extremely hard over the past few years to get myself in a position to help make this a reality. At this point, I am also willing to do almost ev...
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Company Review: CohnReznick LLP - Great firm, lots of opportunity Great work environment for a non-big 4 environment, lots of smart people who are willing to help you and move you forward. Great HR and very close knit company. . Sometimes slow in regards to the kinds of projects/what is in the pipeline. Too much focus on community give back and less on actual busi...
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How to go from being cut at McKinsey BA intern 1st round to being hired full time at MBB?So, I recently got cut from 1st round interview for BA intern at McKinsey in the US (I think my school is a target since we send about 10 every year to McKinsey and there are info sessions). It was a little unfortunate that I made a math error and when my interviewer gave me another chance, I missed...
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BCG Chicago Summer Associate Interview Turnaround Hey guys, first post on WSO. I had a first round interview with BCG Chicago last Friday, one case went superbly, while the other one went pretty well. I have not heard back from recruiting yet, do you guys know what the turnaround usually is for BCG's intern process? Let me know about any insights y...
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Offer Timeline - Is it possible to get an offer in under a week?I have a job offer that expires this Friday, but I want to continue recruiting till the last minute. It's a job I'm excited about, but I think I still may be able to do better. In your experience, if I submitted a few more applications this week and contacted their respective HR departments, could ...
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CamberView PartnersTrying to find some outside information on Camberview Partners. I have a phone interview coming up and most of all the information I am finding is just on their website and a few articles about them opening a shop in London. If any of you have had a interview there or know some more information th...
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Company Interview: A.T. Kearney - Business AnalystPretty much ordinary consulting questions. Nothing too unexpected really. Why do want to do consulting? Why do you want to join this firm? What do you know about our firm? What do you know about consulting in this area? What are your thoughts on some (industry) trends? How good are you in excel?...
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StreetSmart Business SchoolStreetsmart Marketing and Streetsmart Business School were born out of the real life challenges that the Founder Ian Marsh experienced building 5 multi million dollar companies. Over the last 17 years Ian Marsh has learned what to do and what not to do to build a successful company. That is why mo...
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6 months after starting and still no clientI've been at my current firm for 6 months and am still on the bench. This is my first job out of college and I am beyond frustrated, feeling as though my career growth has been stunted. FWIW, I am on the public sector/federal consulting side of the business, where things admittedly move slower, and ...

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