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AMA: 2.5 years @ MBB post PhD

Hughly741

I appreciated the info I got from this forum when I was applying so figured I’d pay it forward. **** Briefly about me: * I am a PhD at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> in N Europe * Joined ~2.5 years ago as entry level (think BA/A/AC) * ...

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AMA: Three years of MBB leaving for PE in NYC

luckytaleb

Have 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 <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, some tech companies...

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M&A consultant AMA

sameerkal

Hi all can see there is very little information about the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> consulting industry on here so happy to do an AMA. please note all information I have relates to the european market, USA may be different

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WSO Hall of Fame: Consulting Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

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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Moving to USA (Houston) from Europe

bigfrezzzer

Hi everyone, I am a European who is moving to Houston Texas for a big 4 job. I am trying to get an overview of what why net income would be after tax. Does anyone of you have a calculator? Moreover, what are some of the type of living costs, I should take into account? Thanks!...

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Thoughts on Restructuring Groups?

kawasakimonkey

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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Does major matter for MBB?

mangolaugh17

Some background: I'll be entering Dartmouth in the fall and I'm curious to see how much major matters for recruitment. I'm interested in being a political science major (technically Dartmouth calls it government), but it seems like almost all recent Dartmouth grads going into MBB were Econ/CS majors...

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Management Consulted 2019 Salaries out. Wow!!!

Gibbs

I don't know if this has been posted here already, but I could not find it with a quick search. But I just looked at the [Management Consulted MBA salaries]((https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2019-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduates-mbas-phds-interns/) for 2019 and O...

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Career as a Financial Analyst vs. Financial Advisor

KingJayk

I have an interview with a consulting company for a Junior financial anaylst position. I current work in wealth management for a team of Financial Advisors at a BB. I was wondering everything thought about this. Would you prefer a career as a Analyst or Advisor? What are your pros and cons?...

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AMA: 2.5 years @ MBB post PhD

Hughly741

I appreciated the info I got from this forum when I was applying so figured I’d pay it forward. **** Briefly about me: * I am a PhD at an MBB in N Europe * Joined ~2.5 years ago as entry level (think BA/A/AC) * Now am an Associate/Consultant level * I have worked through Europe and a bi...

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BCG GAMMA?

NeverSayNever

Got dinged by BCG generalist after 1st round, but got a phone interview with GAMMA. Want to start thread since not much information is available for gamma right now... 1. interview process. what is that 30 mins phone interview with recruiter about? background? mini case? experience? 2. difference...

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Different Types of Partners

Mzhavil

Hello, As some of you working in consulting might know there are several different types of Partners. Most notably there are junior or salaried partners, and partners who have an equity stake at the firm. I have also seen some MBB partners listed as Advisory partners and can't figure out what exac...

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Alvarez & Marsal Restructuring

consultant_world

I've done some research on A&M's restructuring group here and elsewhere, but wanted to get input from other members here. My understanding is that the restructuring business is top notch, and has a reputation for great work. Base pay seems below average, but the bonuses can be significant. As wit...

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Is there HONESTLY a difference in the quality of work between Strategy& (Tier 2 consulting) and MBB?

twirleight

I finally finished the horrible recruitment cycle for consultancies here in London, and have come out with an offer from Strategy&. My question is, is there actually a difference between them and MBB? For context, I was at a dinner and a very senior person said that at the end of the day its all jus...

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Ways to get into health care/medical consulting as a recent finance graduate?

Orangutndm

Dear WSO I am working as a back-office (*shudders*) analyst at a bank. I wanted to get my foot into medical services/consulting when I was an undergraduate student, but somewhere along the way I forgot my goals and am squandering my recently-graduated years in BO. I am willing to go to school again...

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McKinsey’s Undergraduate Women’s Summit

sj13

Has anyone attended McKinsey’s Undergraduate Women’s Summit? Especially interested to know if it gives you a leg up during recruitment for summer internships. Would appreciate any insight into the event. ...

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Does anyone have a list of companies with internal consulting groups?

WolfyWolfyWolfy

I was just curious to see which companies have internal consulting groups. I know that every company has a corporate development/strategy department....

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Tax Consultant Looking to Lateral to Management/Strategic

cookiesareawesome

Long story short, I've been a tax consultant (NYU/GULC Tax LLM + T14 JD) at an int tax office for one of the Big 4s for a 4 years and the more I work in the area, the more I want to move to the management/strategic consulting side of the business. Do I need an MBA to basically push a reset button? ...

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The Importance of Start Dates in Consulting

NotAClimber

Hi Monkeys, I'm going to start my analyst stint at a T2 Firm (think LEK, Deloitte S&O, Strategy&, OW), and have been given two choices for start dates: early August, or early October. Is there a meaningful reason why it would be better to start in August over October? More specifically, would I ha...

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Deloitte S&O Brand

Awilo11

Undergrad considering full time offers one of which being Deloitte S&O in a non-top choice city (think Atlanta, Dallas, Houston). Is S&O truly the next best thing after MBB? What has given this firm such a high reputation? Does the Deloitte brand create that much better opportunities in terms of exi...

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The Bridgespan Group Entry Level Compensation

banker112

Does anyone know the starting comp at Bridgespan for an consultant coming right from undergrad? I've looked at glassdoor and the range is pretty wide ($55-85K) so hoping someone here might have a more recent data point. If so, do they give a sign-on or YE bonus, or is it 100% salary? Thanks!...

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Second Year technology analyst?

Osh_331

Hi all, I’m a business analyst at a boutique healthcare consulting firm for less than a year out of undergrad. I've been doing tech implementation work so far with some exposure to strategy. I would like to transition into tech consulting (Deloitte maybe?). But is it even possible to go in as ...

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Which sophomore internship offer to best prep for summer 2020 recruiting?

Fish Fairblood

Just for context, I'm a sophomore at a semi-target university (on campus interviews from one of MBB and some T2-3 firms, info sessions for many others), double majoring in bioengineering/statistics with probably a 3.85-3.9 by the end of this sem. After recruiting for summer 2019 it seems I have two ...

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Natural language processing on news articles

Victor-T

I have been applying for data scientist jobs at consulting companies. Some of the companies have been asking if I know how to use natural language processing on news and social media for market research or due diligence or business intelligence purposes. Honestly not sure what this entails. Can s...

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Thought Consulting Was My Dream...Now I Hate it

analyst2012

After fighting long and hard to secure a grad-level offer at a consulting firm, I've been there for a few months now and have realized I hate it. While I think a lot has to do with my current manager, who is something else, I find it extremely stressful every single day, on top of spending 4-5 days ...

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University to Experienced Hire

maikandcookies

Hello, Is it possible to enter MBB as an experienced hire straight from undergrad? Simply put, I think I will be overqualified to do 1st year analyst level tasks when I graduate (research, formatting slides). I will be 28 at graduation. If so, how would I frame my experience during undergrad recr...

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Strategy& salary increase (post-MBA)?

togoto

Hi, Does anyone have information on post-MBA salaries at Strategy&? Management Consulted currently says that there are "ongoing internal discussions to raise" the current salary of 150K, so I wanted to see if anyone had new information to share. Given the recent hikes at MBB, where starting salarie...

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Victor Cheng McKinsey case resource splitting

bloons

Anyone interested in buying/already bought Victor Cheng's McKinsey cases? Would be interested in splitting the resource :) ...

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McKinsey Networking Help

justphresh

Hi All, I cold reached out to a Senior Partner at McKinsey and actually got a response for meeting! They weren't available to meet when I was in their region during that week, however they referred me to the recruiting manager for their Implementation division (which is what the Senior Partner is i...

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Setting up HF self

xWallStreet

Looking for buyer to accquire a Wall Street HF firm. It was incorporated in Delaware in March 2017 It also comes with two brokerage(IB and TD) and bank account with full global margin trading privileges and a Wall Street Address. All the tax returns like the Form 5472 are filed. And from 1st January...

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Business School Case Books

DropBear

Consulting 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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Is it possible to exit from KPMG Deal Advisory directly to PE?

Jordan-Simkovic

Looking to intern with KPMG this summer, and I was curious what sort of path there would be to take to get from KPMG Deal Advisory to PE...

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Case study interview for MBB consulting - 24 of my best tips on how to get in

Consultingrs

As a former MBB case interviewer, I've interviewed a lot of people and have seen people make very small, avoidable mistakes. It's often very nuanced things that push the edge to good versus great. Just because you "crack the case" doesn't necessarily put you in the 'great' category. Yes, you need to...

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Off-Cycle MBB Recruiting for ADCs

Timeless Banana

I'm an MD currently completing a post-doc in pharma, applied as an ADC to MBB in the fall, made it to the decision round for MBB1 and MBB2. was waitlisted at MBB1, was asked to complete an extra decision round then waitlisted at MBB2, and was ultimately rejected to both though asked to reapply durin...

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