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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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Just Received McKinsey Offer - Happy to HelpHad my final round this past Friday and got the call the same day. This forum was pretty helpful to me, so I wanted to pay it forward. If you're still in the process for McKinsey (or BCG, I also interviewed there) and have any questions, send 'em my way and I'll do my best to answer....
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EY vs. Deloitte ConsultingI got an offer from EY advisory but I'm considering passing it up in order to interview at Deloitte. I would be taking up a Supply Chain Management Consulting position at both companies. I'm mainly considering this for two reasons: 1) Deloitte generally has a bigger brand name (at least in Canada)...
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How to internally network?I'm currently interning at a big 4 in a non - consulting department, and i'm wondering how do i network with consulting department without giving off the idea that i don't like my current position. What is the proper way of internally networking?...
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KPMG - Interview - GeneralistThe hardest questions were questions that focused on fit with a twist, or a personal story -type situation. For example: "How do you handle stress", "Tell me about a time you had to lead a team", "Tell me about a time you failed"... Overall, everything was challenged by the interviewer, so you had...
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FTI Consulting Restructuring PracticeHi, I have an upcoming interview for a position in FTI Consulting's restructuring group and I wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts on the following: 1. Compensation 2. Differences in work compared to banking RX 3. Reputation compared to other consulting firms. (Generally know they are conside...
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Bates White exit oppTrying to decide between accepting an offer at a boutique IB or Bates White Economic Consulting. Can someone speak to exit opps at Bates White? ...
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Bates white Economic consulting exit oppsDeciding between job at boutique IB and Bates White Consulting, Can someone speak to exit opps and career at bates white?...
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Mars & Co vs KPMG Strategy Offers. Post MBAHello WSO, Long time lurker here and finally finished my MBA recruiting. I've secured few offers and narrowed down to two. (I wanted to focus more on strategy which helped me filter out option from Accenture - specialized strat, etc) I've read through all the comparison threads from before, but due...
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Willis Towers Watson - Interview - GeneralistNothing too difficult as I said. Primarily behavioral questions concerned with getting to know the candidate as a person, trying to test the candidates experiences and skills to fit the position you are interviewing for. Some questions about actuarial exams and your awareness about them, whether you...
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Management ConsultingInteresting casework and opportunity to specialize in areas that are either interesting to you or showing strong growth. London location for most firms (Banks do a lot of work) meaning less travel than other locales, and usually not to terrible locations. Generally good W/L balance, with M-Th bein...
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Accenture Strategy vs. Deloitte BTA vs. EY TAPI've received offers for Deloitte BTA, EY TAP, and Accenture Strategy. Because I wasn't sure what type of consulting I wanted to do and was under the impression that Technology Consulting would be heavier on data analytics than Strategy, I applied to a mix of the two and ended with this selection. I...
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Accenture - Review - GeneralistA lot of opportunities to learn. Great development program for analyst and senior analyst with widespread exposure. . Long hours depending on the project. No overtime for anyone besides the first years. The consequent year's pay jump is not as much as other companies....
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What should I do as an undergrad if I want to work for Mckinsey? Currently, in my sophomore year, have a 3.5 GPA- I think it is a little low for Mckinsey so I am trying to get it up. I go to a target school. It's my dream to work at Mckinsey and consulting is definitely what I want to do after graduating. I want to maximize my chances of getting in at Mckinsey. ...
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Grant Thornton - Review - ConsultingGood work life balance, strong culture. Very friendly people that were willing to mentor and share experiences.. Smaller company, less resources. Latter was a sticking point for a lot of employees, and a few ex-employees....
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Cornerstone Summer Analyst vs Capital One BA ProgramNon-target junior looking towards MBB who received a few final round interviews this cycle. My two best offers seem to be between Cornerstone's Summer Analyst program and Capital One's BA program. Not sure which to pick to set me up for next cycle, as well as which job might be the best if I choose ...
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RSM US LLP - Review - OtherI enjoyed the position because my worklife balance was good and I was payed very very very very well. I didnt like it here because my boss sucked and was mean. Please be nicer to me. Also the office was bad...
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Getting into Consulting from a TAX backgroundHi WSO, I'm a Tax consultant in India, I want to get into the Consulting sector in USA or Canada. What are the chances of getting into the sector through an MBA which is not from the M7....
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Healthcare Consulting Firms: Huron, Navigant, or ZS?Did some browsing but couldn't find any recent thread regarding healthcare consulting firms and specifically these three firms. Currently have offers from Huron Healthcare (general) and Navigant Healthcare (Revenue Cycle Management) with a final round interview scheduled with ZS later this week. The...
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Deloitte & Touche LLP - Review - TaxGreat people/atmosphere to work at; Great work/life balance; unlike CPAs, as an attorney you won't have to spend weekends in the office. low salary; no office (even for managers or senior managers) -- offices are only available for PPMDs (even so, those offices are no good without windows). ...
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - N/AGreat upward mobility for entry level positions. Lots of opportunity to move to various groups within company to learn different specialities (advisory, audit, tax, or different industry focuses). Company has invested money in good training programs to not only learn your industry, but to also learn...
KPMG - Review - StrategyThere are great co workers and partners. Everyone is super smart and the clients were all top companies. . Pay is less than MBB and there are not as many great perks. Travel can get tedious but that is the norm in consulting. ...
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Which of the Big 4 + Accenture Pay for Business SchoolI'm having a little trouble finding the info online. I'm recruiting with all the Big 4 management consulting arms and Accenture and as hoping to find out what their programs for MBA is?...
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BCG GAMMA Take home case Hey there, is there any any chance to get an infeasible solution to the case at hand ? Am getting one. ...
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What job is better for MBA and MBB?Hi guys! What job is better - a junior management consultant at Deloitte or Financial analyst at P&G? If my goal is to break into Mckinsey?...
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Consulting Case 101 accessJust got a 3 month subscription for consultingcase101, they have a bunch of consulting case studies, interview questions, McK PST practice tests, fast math drills, case prep, which seem pretty helpful. PM if you want to share the costs....
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Looking to split cost for consultingcase101I just bought the yearly access for consultingcase101, looking to share cost with whoever's interested in practicing cases. There's tons of resources good for MBB practice interview. Just let me know if you are interested. ...
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Get to Know What You Don't KnowSpent 5 years at McKinsey & 2 at Oliver Wyman. The learning curve is steep, the work is fun, and the career anxiety high. I created Stratechi to simplify strategy and leadership. It's been called "the best publicly available strategy overview." Spend a few minutes getting to know the content. It wil...
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Bain & Company - Review - N/AI just got enrolled. The first few months was a training session organized by the company. Then they will put you on the real case I thought. I will come back to add comments if I start "working".. The competition is so tight. It seems everybody around has a stunning background: top schools, top int...
Deloitte & Touche LLP - Review - GeneralistExcellent benefits programme entailing both parental leave benefits, contribution to gym card, healthcare insurance and discounted offers on morgages.. As a big 4, sometimes big clients get put on hold during an audit tenure, which can be interpreted as disruptive to pipeline....
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistPeople seems really nice. The Boston office is also amazing with great view of the Boston harbor. I enjoyed the interview process.. Not much really since I haven't officially started at the company yet, but I do hear from others that the hours can be rough....
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistInteresting work Smart people around you Good management and career development Great exit opportunities. Work life balance can be tough Sometimes there is a competitive atmosphere Staffing model can be difficult...
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Do most MBA hires at MBB have prior MBB experience? Do MBB prefer prior MBB experience (as an analyst or associate recruited after undergrad) while recruiting MBA grads? Or is it not much of a factor when compared to MBA prestige, GMAT, networking and case interviews? ...
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Chances of Getting an internship with BCG / McKinsey / Bain? CEO of student-run businessAcademics: - 3.6 GPA / Cum Laude 2019 Grad - Accepted in Northwestern for non-MBA MSc program - Non-business major (Communication Studies / Corporate Anthropology Minor) Rel. Experience: - CEO of a student-run business enterprise with a portfolio of 6 businesses / 80 staff members / over $4 mill in...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - ConsultingPwC is a good place to start a career in accounting & finance for young professionals. The company provides a lot of onsite training.. Most people complain about the compensation and they are right to complain about it when their peers industry work less hours and make more money....
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Strategy& Deals Strategy Currently considering a summer offer from Strategy& Deals Strategy for a summer internship: anyone have some insight on the group? Curious about culture, potential future MBA placement, sweatshop reputation, and potential re-recruiting for MBB full-time. Also curious how the group is faring in comp...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - Risk Managementsome technical question related to risk management, option pricing, the Black Scholes model. Also a general question about career aspiration, experience, knowledge from university, courses taught. Part of the interview with HR was in English, another part in Polish. Generally, positive experience, ...
Bain & Company - Interview - GeneralistI don't think there was anything unexpected. Overall they were all standard case interviews, although the two with the partners were definitely more ambiguous (no real exhibits or necessarily a direction that the interview "had" to go in). The hardest thing about the interview in the final round was...
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EY TAS OTS vs PwC DDVWhile I didn't capitalize on my MBB interview, I have an MBA internship offer at PwC Advisory DDV and E&Y TAS OTS. Any thoughts about pros and cons of each re: exit ops, prestige, full-time re-recruiting, culture, etc? Looks like EY will pay slightly more....
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is 40yo toooo old to apply for a PhD entry associate consultant position?Hi guys, I am turning 40 this year, and currently finishing my postdoc training in Harvard med. I graduated with my Ph.D. degree 2 years ago, and I have around nine years of working experience in the clinical pathology lab. I recently attended an informational session from BCG and found consulting i...
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Consulting case 101 account sharing !!I got a 6 month subscription on consulting case 101. If you are interested in sharing this account please let me know at fuyuanyuan1995(@)gmail(.)com. Ignore the parentheses. Thanks! ...
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Consulting DesignHello, Is it helpful for some of you to have a well-designed deck? How do you go about designing one? Where do you find designers who can make it look really good for you? ...
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McKinsey New Ventures Healthcare Analytics Interview?I'm considering applying for an analyst (not solution analyst) role in the Healthcare Analytics & Delivery group at McKinsey New Ventures. Does anyone have any experience with the interview process for this position? Are there case interviews? How does it compare to the general strategy business an...
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EY Dallas BAP/TAP Megaday ResultsHey did anyone on this site attend the EY Megaday in Dallas this week for full-time/intern BAP and TAP positions? Post below if/when you hear back ...
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Oliver Wyman - Review - TransportationGreat people. Everyone you work with at OW is incredibly sharp without the ego or arrogance (for the most part). Transparent compensation structure. Long hours. Common to work late-evening and weekends. Internal processes are not all well developed. Feel like corporate office functions could be impr...
Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - Risk ManagementWhy do you want to work in Ernst&Young? Why do you want to be an Advisor? Tell me about your previous experiences. Why did you choose Switzerland for you graduate studies? Why do you want to work in regulatory environment? What do you know about European regulations? What is the EBA? Tell me you str...
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What summer internship best set up for a career path to MBBs?After going through internship recruitment this year, I wasn't able to make it to MBBs. However, I was able to get three different offers on the table hoping someone can give me some advice. Option 1: Technology Consulting Internship at Big4s Option 2: Corporate Strategy Internship (non-MBA) at To...
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Promontory Financial Group - Interview - ConsultingI was not asked many technical questions but i found it to be difficult because they wanted number of things attracted me to consulting. I think it gives the opportunity to gain an insight into different industries and experience working with a range of companies. As a consultant you’re working cl...
Accenture - Review - Government - FederalOpportunities to work with a lot of great, intelligent people on (sometimes) interesting projects. Lots of opportunities to learn, especially if interested in technology and software development. Accenture is a huge company, so there are inevitably some down sides compared to other consulting firms-...
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Accenture Strategy vs Strategy& vs EY OTS M&A ConsultingAccenture Strategy vs Strategy& vs EY OTS M&A Consulting - Between these three, any advice on the pros and cons of each? ...
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McKinsey and Co - Interview - Generalistthe case situation is quite unfamiliar and requires creative-thinking skills. I also find that the most difficuly case question was probably the chart questions- you need to digest lots of data and information in a short time and then provide an insightful analysis. Also, brainstorming can be really...
Alvarez & Marsal - Review - RestructuringGood comps, challenging job, highly skilled coworkers. The company lives for their values, so you can be sure that from the intern to the partners everyone will be alligned with the companies core values. At the moment the main downsize is the work-life balance. However in recent years the company h...
Capgemini - Interview - GeneralistThere were no unexpected or particularly difficult questions. All standard interview questions about the company, culture, industry and why you are a fit here. Simple behavioral questions about the strengths, weaknesses, personal brand. Most of the interview was casual and off script with a focus o...
KPMG - Interview - StrategyTell me a revenue growth if the client accepts this deal. this question seems straightforward with market sizing or estimation question. However, the interviewer did not let me do any analysis or sizing, but just wanted to know the gut number. Not sure if we are running behind time or something, bu...
Charles River Associates - Review - Antitrust- Great health benefits - solid work/Life balance - Smart and high achieving colleagues - Interesting work. - Long hours - Pay could be slightly more competitive - Management could check in more regularly with staffers...
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Background Check Traffic Citation -- Consulting OfferI recently got an offer from from a large consulting company (think Strategy&, Accenture, etc). However, I recently received a traffic-related citation in my state, with a court-date coming up. Basically I caused a minor accident, no one hurt but a car got towed. Will this impact my background check...
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PwC Advisory Internship vs BrightHouse, a BCG Company Strategy InternshipHaving trouble deciding between the two. For those who aren't familiar with Brighthouse, it is BCG's "creative consultancy". **PwC:** Pros: Pretty Solid Rep, opportunity to lateral to MBB Pay is solid, 30% higher than BrightHouse It is "Real" consulting, albeit probably a good amount of impleme...
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Cognizant technology solution - Review - Technology ConsultingThis is depending on the project team, but I've worked with very nice and helpful people. Strong brand recognition in the industry. Store purchase discount.. Work can be mundane if you happen to get an IT implementation type project. Bottleneck for career advancement. ...
Capco - Review - GeneralistPeople are very personable and passionate. Everyone has a positive attitude and is easy to work with. The projects can end up being staff aug on regulatory stuff. You’ll have to network to get on the cool stuff but it’s feasible if you try. ...
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Mars & Co Reputation and Exit Opp?Considering an offer from Mars & co. People seem bright there and really cool to work with. Limited travel and being in suburb is a plus. Work seems very interesting and focused on high end strategy. Those were my first hand impression so far, but was wondering what the industry perception was and...
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Oliver Wyman vs. Parthenon-EY Full-Time OfferI recently received two full-time offers from Oliver Wyman New York and Parthenon-EY San Francisco, and am having difficulty choosing between the two. I know OW is very strong in Financial Services, has a global staffing model, and has a typical Mon-Thurs travel model, whereas Parthenon focuses on p...
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Got an offer for Oliver Wyman, should I still apply to MBB? I decided to interview at "Tier 2" consulting firms before I interviewed at MBB to practice as realistically as possible, and I managed to get a full-time offer at Oliver Wyman while at it. The offer is great and I really clicked with the firm and the people; so: Should I still apply to MBB? Are ...
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Accenture - Interview - GeneralistThe case was a bit difficult because they give you a sheet to look over in 10 minutes and you have to do some calculations and make some recommendations from that. As I was going over things the interviewer did not really ask more questions or anything and would just nod and when I asked questions h...
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Anyone Heard back from Putnam Associates (Life Sciences Consulting)Had final rounds early last week, but still haven't heard back. I know that probably means a rejection but has anyone actually heard back from Putnam?...
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Strategy& - Interview - ConsultingFit questions were probably the hardest component because they dig deep into why you specifically want a position with a specific team within the specific vertical - I could very easily see some people start to crumble under constant interrogation on why they wanted to join Strategy&. For example, w...
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Corporate Strategy vs. Strategic Planning Hi guys, I was wondering what exactly the difference is between corporate strategy and strategic planning. Is it the same or are there any differences or nuances? Google is unfortunately unclear about it. Thank you in advance for your help! Best....
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