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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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Non-Target Cold Call Email StrategyHey All, Begining my cold call email spree for a full time senior consulting gig. Non-target (top 40) program with limited alumni in the consulting field. Looking for advice on: 1. Successful initial email, and response rate (currently 15%) 2. Who are your target receivers? (currently Managers, ...
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Are federal/defense McKinsey consultants second-class citizens in the firm?I frequently hear of a divide between federal and commercial consultants in big 4 consulting firms, especially at Deloitte. Supposedly that apparently results in slower careers, slow-paced projects, lower salaries, and poorer b-school exit opportunities. Does anyone know if McKinsey seems to have th...
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McKinsey Defense vs. Deloitte Federal Analytics S&OI'm a data scientist thinking about two potential opportunities in the federal consulting space: McKinsey Defense vs. Deloitte Federal Analytics S&O. I am hoping to check my impressions of these two organizations. Which might leave better/higher-level exit opportunities into the federal government? ...
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Appropriate to give small present to the consultant helping with mock interview?Hi, I am having a mock interview with a consultant from the firm I am interviewing soon. I would like to show my appreciation to the consultant for her time (although it is coordinated by the firm, she would be doing this during her off-time.) and am wondering whether it is appropriate to give her a...
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Anyone have experience with the Hirevue video interviews? I am recently looking to go into Consulting as a Senior Associate Level hire and it looks like consulting firms are using this video interview format now? Anyone have experience with HireVue interview you can share, preferably for Deloitte and IBM, but any experience with other firms you can share ...
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healthcare consultingWhich are the best healthcare consulting firms? What are the criteria that we should look out? I am looking for a top 10 list....
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Accepted an Offer for a Boutique, But then received an offer from a Tier 2 FirmThrowaway account for obvious reasons. I have been working at a Boutique Life Sciences Firm for less than a year, it's a great firm in the Boston area (think Putnam, ClearView, Huron,, Clarion, Trinity Partners, etc.) and the work has been great. Out of the blue, however, a tier 2 firm (OW, Deloitte...
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Strategy& - Review - GeneralistGreat work and coworkers are very smart. I was really able to learn a lot during the summer. People here are definitely motivated to work well and succeed.. Strategy& brand is getting diluted, and hours are very long. The merger with PwC hasn’t gone smoothly—the firm doesn’t seem sure of how ...
4C Ventures - Review - Wealth ManagementKind working environment, leader; flexible culture, more responsibility, great networking , open minded. less great deals, less great deals, less great deals, less great deals, less great deals, less great deals, ...
Strategy& - Review - Consumer - Retail-good team dynamics and overall firm culture -interesting strategy-focused work -flexibility in staffing across verticals/industries. -confusion and unhappiness over PwC merger -uncertainty over brand name -generally lower pay and signing bonus...
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2018 APD MBB Full Time RecruitingHi everyone, wanted to get this thread started for updates on the APD recruiting cycle at MBB for this year. Applied a few weeks ago to McKinsey but no updates yet, including invitation for PST. ...
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Deloitte Announces Zero RaisesI just heard that Deloitte in not giving any of their 1 year analysts raises on the East Coast. Can anyone confirm this anywhere else?...
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BCG Growing Future LeadersI can not find a lot of information about interviewing for this program nor the size of the program. Please let me know how many people are selected and about the interview process + any reviews of the program if possible. I haven't applied yet, but I attend a target school....
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EisnerAmper LLP - Review - N/ASome of the peers here are very nice and friendly. I would say those closer to your age group are the ones who you can truly be yourself around.. They pile work on you even when you're already drowning in work. When you express concern of being overworked to management, they say they'll try their be...
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KPMG Risk AdvisoryHello Fellow Chimps, I am looking at an opportunity with KPMG Risk Advisory as a manager and I wanted to know if anyone here has had experience with members of this team. Any information you can share would be appreciated. ...
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FT Offer - Next StepsHi - so I got a FT offer @ a Fortune 500 for a rotational tech program in Chicago. It pays around 80k including a signing bonus, and also will pay into my 401(k) at about 10% per year with no required contribution. Seems to provide great Medical + Dental insurance benefits. I am interested in g...
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AMA - MBB 2nd year analyst in EUI'm a 2nd year analyst at one of the top 3 consultancies, based in a major Western European city and mainly covering FIG engagements. Before that, I studied Economics at a no-name school, followed by a masters in management at a target b-school in Europe. I joined the firm directly as an FT hire aft...
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KPMG - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsGood mentorship program, steep learning curve and great corporate culture. Opportunity to work on projects from very different industries. low level of salary, ...
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Great reads for ConsultingHi, when it comes to good reads for IB, Rosenbaum and Pearls "Investment Banking" is regularly mentioned. Is there a counterpart that you could recommend for consulting? Best, Etb...
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Crafting a T2 to MBB Story (Undergrad Senior)Hi Monkeys, As I'm preparing for my upcoming interviews with all 3 of the MBB firms, I'm at a loss as to what I should say to justify making the leap from my full-time offer from a T2 (S&/ATK/LEK/Deloitte S&O/EY-P) firm. Obviously, there's the better exit options and better opportunities, but I c...
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Two offers from same consulting firm, two geographies, different pay, different positions, help!Hi forum, I've recently been offered two jobs from the same company (Monitor Deloitte) in Paris and in HongKong. In the Paris one I'm offered a consultant position with a starting consultant salary that you might expect and in HK I'm offered business analyst with its respective salary. My intuit...
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Consulting Case 101 SubscriptionHi, I am looking for someone who is interested in splitting the cost for 3-6 month subscription for Consulting Case 101. I hope to buy the subscription by next week Thank you. ...
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KPMG - Review - Consumer - RetailInteresting projects, decent pay, pressure not too high, AU live each year, a lot of company activities. You will see less competent people holding positions higher than yours. The company doesn't always promote the most qualified people....
Booz Allen Hamilton - Review - Technology Consultinggood work life balance with this type of consulting, decent pay for rewarding work. Nice stock purchase plan. A great place to learn new things and but can be challenging to move up the ladder if you do not have good sponsorship...
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Timeline for summer analyst roles at MBB + other consulting firms?I'm a junior who just decided to try consulting for my final internship. I have no idea what the process is like. Just bought Case in Point and am going to start prep now. What's the recruiting timeline look like for MBB? When is the resume submission deadline? When are interviews? (I think some tim...
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Huron Consulting Group - Interview - HealthcareBehavioral interview: the director wants to get a sense of how you work on a team and if you have researched the company. Why are you interested in Huron vs other consulting agencies? Why do you want to do consulting vs something else? What are the Excel functions that you know? If you have a si...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Management ConsultingCulture is open and accepting. Environment is conducive to learning. Broad range of practice areas to choose from.. Firm does a bad job of assessing value of graduate students and veterans. Vets have skills and experiences that bring much more value than an MBA, skills that can't be replicated. Yet ...
Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistGreat work life balance. At Bain & Company, you have the flexibility to choose the type of projects you want to be involved in. the people are extremely intelligent, and nice. Always looking to help you and make you grow.. Travel is usually one of the drawbacks of consulting work. Often times you ha...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Credit RiskNice people friendly approachable Busy always had something to do Did actual work not busy work. Didn't need overtime. Low pay pays below the living wage tough to rent and work More variety needed. In the same section for the duration...
Capco - Review - Management ConsultingGood culture, great place to learn consulting in and out. Great client book with large growth ahead!. Politics, sometimes it is hard to understand the direction of the company due to its quick growth. This is to be expected though....
Gallup Consulting - Interview - ConsultingThe questions I got were pretty standard behavioral and personality questions. I would not say they were difficult or unexpected. But here are a few. 1. Are you a hardworking / motivated person? 2. Describe a stressful situation at work. 3. Are you a team player? 4. Are you good at numbers? 5. Wha...
Deloitte - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsChallenged with new responsibilities each week. Promotion is based on performance rather than years of experience. Work hours are long. Dressing could be a bit more flexible. The expectation for performance can sometimes be unreasonable....
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Case study interview for MBB consulting - 24 of my best tips on how to get inAs 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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Case Western Reserve or transfer to UVA next fall?I will be going to Case Western next fall to study finance, and I am wondering if anyone knows how on campus recruiting is for management consulting firms is? Will I have enough opportunities to make it or would it be worthwhile transferring to UVA next year?...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Interview - GeneralistNothing unexpected from the fit interview (leadership, overcame a difficult situation, etc). They did ask for why consulting and why specifically with their firm. For the case, I was asked to provide my initial thoughts after the prompt and before developing a framework. I was also asked if I was su...
LEK Consulting - Interview - Consulting1. What was the most stressful situation you have been in within a specific consulting experience I had. They told me to fully describe it and then asked me more questions on it 2. Another one was why consulting and not science (pointing out my scientific record) and were grilling me on that. 3. Exa...
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Management Consulting1. Extremely talented peers 2. Great exposure across industries 3. Steep learning curve and C-Suite experience. 1. Work life balance is completely out of whack 2. Unstructured projects leading to ocean boiling 3. Travel...
LEK Consulting - Interview - HealthcareThe questions were pretty straightforward market sizing/revenue projection questions for pharma drugs. Practice life science cases and you should be fine for the 1st round. If you find other life science cases, the case should not be difficult at all. I think the fit questions are maybe the h...
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Top government agency vs. Deloitte/MBBI am a recent graduate from a school with a top CS program, and I am choosing between government work to start and federal consulting. My major wasn't CS, but I took lots of CS/data science-related courses. I am hoping to choose a path (gov't vs. Deloitte analytics/MBB) that keeps my options open. A...
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Why consulting rather than private equity?Why do you want to or enjoy working in consulting? Why would you prefer to work in consulting rather than in private equity? Thanks!...
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Account sharing -consulting case101 I already bought an account that will be valid til 3 OCT 2017. (Only 1 month left) actually, I no longer need this account anymore. so If you are still interested, i will be happy to share this account with you with the price $25 usd. you can contact me at pangpons(at)live(dot)com Thanks!...
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Newest Case In Point edition (10th) vs earlier editionsHello all, I'm new here and looking to prepare for an interview at MBB coming up. I've heard great things about the book case in point, but there are 10 editions available and was wondering if anyone can provide insight on whether to get the newest edition or whether edition 8 or 9 is suitable/rele...
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Interned at an investment bank this summer -> consulting FT?Is it possible to go from an interning at an investment bank BB(no return offer) with a 3.5 GPA to getting a full time consulting position? ...
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Saudi Basic Industries Corporation SABIC - Review - Risk ManagementThe amount of experience I gained in this company while working with big consulting firms such as Mckinsey and company,boston consulting group, and Booz Allen Hamilton. the salary is above average compared with other companies in the same industry. the feeling of no job security,and sawada program ...
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Internship success rate accenture/Oliver Wyman/Deloitte consulting/Strategy&Hi, I just wanted wanted to ask if anyone on this forum has found any data available on approximately how many applicants apply for the summer internship programs for undergrads at accenture/ OW/ Strategy&/ Deloitte Consulting and so on - basically the strategy consulting firms that are just below M...
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IMS Consulting Group - Review - Management Consulting- flat organization: seniors are easy to talk with and are pretty involved in projects, so you can learn a lot from them and can get their advice easily - responsibility: you can gain a lot of responsibility early on, something you can't get as easily at other firms, Associate Consultants through Se...
Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - N/AThere was a writing skills test which I found quite odd. There was a time limit. I don't think it factored much into the hiring process, however. The modeling test was also reasonably difficult for a person in college. The 3 statement skills test was partially filled out and you had to fill in the r...
Willis Towers Watson - Review - InsuranceGreat boss, visibility, interesting analytical work, client-facing, dynamic workload, interesting clients. Our KPIs don't make sense, mix between a revenue-generating role and an internal analytical team and no one has quite figured out how best to judge progress. Low raises/bonuses even in good pe...
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Things the interviewer said...I interviewed for a lateral hire at a top management consulting company...I've been working at a different industry for a long time... The way you approached the case interview was novel and unique Your thought process has a competitive edge Are you really sure you want this job? What other career ...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - GeneralistWas a great internship, employees were very approachable and always willing to help. You were always encouraged to ask questions.. Not a lot of cons. I would say one con would be that the program could have been slightly better organized and planned...
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistVaried work, lots of responsibility, travel perks, lots of development and training, very transparent career progression process. Work Life balance leaves something to be desired, work is moving more towards transformations which is less exciting to me...
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistJust got hired, don't know yet, so really I don't know why you're pushing this, this is not going to be helpful. Just got hired, don't know yetJust got hired, don't know yet, so really I don't know why you're pushing this, this is not going to be helpful...
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HELP! BCG and Bain fulltime Associate Consultant offers (Toronto), which one should i take?Hi All, I've got offers from both BCG and Bain offices in Toronto for 2019 full-time start. Which one should I take and why? Please also compare on the options of leaving to PE after two years or getting a sponsored MBA > staying at the firm for a bit > startup / F-500 exit / long-term consultant....
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PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - TaxIndustry leading group that provides the opportunity to work on challenging problems in a small team setting.. There is a pronounced disparity in talent in the group. Can get staffed with less talented managers / directors....
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Transaction Advisory ServicesFlexibility, travel opportunities, investment in training, professional exam reimbursement, remote work most Fridays. It can be difficult to get staffed on projects that you are interested in and the review cycle is not transparent...
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How to prepare for online Case Study Test?Hi, I work in CF and I am applying for a Business Operations role at a well established startup. Now, I have not worked in Consulting before, but I do understand how case study interviews work. But here's the twist - this place is asking me to do a two hour online case study test and then present ...
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Advanced Degree Recruiting for T2 firms- interviews yet?Hey everyone, Just applied to a couple tier 2 firms for life sciences consulting as an advanced degree candidate (phd). Deadlines have been this week and last week, but I figure it would be nice to see if anyone else is applying and if you've heard anything about interviews. The only forums here ...
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Microsoft - Review - N/AGood work life balance, colleagues are fairly nice and you get to work on some interesting technologies for a huge tech company. . Politics at Microsoft is pretty bad, even with Satya as the new CEO. Managers tend to micro-manage, and it feels like a boys only country club. ...
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NYC case interview practice partners?I'm a doctor (33M, if that matters) moving into consulting. I'm based in NYC, looking for some case interview practice partners. The goal is for us to be ready for a MBB interview within the next 1-2 months. I'm thinking we could meet a couple hours once every weekend to make sure we rock it. Bonus...
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Doeren Mayhew - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsWhen running a pro forma financial statement, what line items might cause a loop in excel? How would you deal with a CEO who is dissatisfied with your work, whether it be because you had told tell him something he didn't want to hear or because he expected more work to be included that you did not d...
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Non-Target to T-2 Consulting w strong connection?Hi, I go to a large state school in California. A Non-Target for Deloitte S&O (Major Target for Human Capital and BTA), I have a 3.2. I am President of my consulting club; 1st place in a schoolwide strategy consulting case competition. Business Analyst/Financial Analyst at Fortune 60 in silicon val...
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Has anyone interviewed with McKinsey Advanced Analytics?I am wondering if anyone has any experience interviewing for McKinsey Advanced Analytics. I hear that the interview process is very much like the consultant interview process with a statistical modeling element. What is the interview process like? What kind of cases are you asked to solve? What kind...
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