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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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AMA: Deloitte S&O -> F500 Corp. Strategy -> M7 -> MBB Bounced between consulting and industry pre-MBA and decided to go back for more consulting post-MBA. I recently received/accepted an offer from MBB after a grueling recruiting process. Happy to answer questions about my path to-date, my b-school experience and the recruiting process. ...
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Alvarez & Marsal - New OfferHey everyone - So I've recently just received an offer from consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal in Houston, Texas. Could anyone provide a little more insight into this firm based on my questions I've framed below? 1. How well is the reputation of Alvarez & Marsal perceived among peers outside of the...
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IBM CbD vs. Grant Thornton Tech Consulting practiceHi all, I recently received offers from both of these programs and am unsure which route to take. I'm looking for a place that will offer me the best experience and although I've already weighed out pros and cons of each, I would love to hear from the community. In terms of salary and benefits, both...
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Company Interview: Bain & Company - Summer Intern (ADC)How would you go about setting up an amusement park? Tell me about a time you used critical thinking. ...
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What are differences in energy industry of top tier consulting firm?Hi, as an engineering student with a strong background in the energy sector, I am really interested in differences of MBB consulting in this particular industry, especially in the field of renewables. What are major differences in terms of capabilities, industry reputation and track record? Especial...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - 5Great people made the summer a fun experience. I really enjoyed meeting other EY interns and the team atmosphere.. Working in the federal space was interesting, but not very intense. I think it could be a great experience, depending on what you're looking for!...
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Does McKinsey, Bain, or BCG care whether someone with an MBA from a top school applies with either a GRE score instead of GMAT?I read that MBB often wants to see applicants gmat scores; however, does it matter to MBB if an applicant applies with a GRE score instead of a gmat score?...
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Advice/options for recruitment in the spring for summer internshipsAfternoon everyone, I was hoping for advice moving forward. I, unfortunately, was unable to land an internship for this coming summer at one of the big consulting firms. I am now pivoting towards exploring other options. I was hoping people could provide some ideas and suggestions that would be ava...
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AlixPartners USA vs. Simon-Kucher and other London firmsHey guys! I'm new to the forum and wanted to get your take on some consulting firms, as well as US vs. UK. I have an offer from AlixPartners in their Dallas office (3rd biggest in the US) out of undergrad from a non-target top 30 uni. My aim was to get into consulting in the US (I'm an international...
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Company Interview: NERA Economic Consulting - NERANone of the questions were super unexpected. In this first round interview all of the questions were behavioral. It was important for me to know my resume inside and out. Asked about previous research experience and especially quantitative experience. It was a typical Hirevue interview not much mo...
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Capital One Business Analyst - PlanoHey guys, I just accepted my offer to intern with Capital One next summer. My goal is to work on MBB for full-time, but I may want to take the Cap1 offer. Does anyone have any thoughts on the Plano office or the Business Analyst position in general? I've read through all the other Capital One WSO t...
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Non-Target to MBB, from US to Latin AmericaHi All, Disclosure: this is my very first post so please bare with me, should I make any mistakes in not following any guidelines. I am a US citizen interested in breaking into MBB in Brasil/ Latin America. I am speak little Portuguese and I will be in Brasil working on non-consulting related (e...
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When MBB refers to a prospective associate's "leadership" experience, what are they specifically referring to?When I hear leadership, I think of managerial roles, successful entrepreneurial experiences, and leadership positions in collegiate clubs while in college. What else are MBB employers referring to when they say "leadership experience"?...
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Company Review: KPMG - Life as a real Management ConsultantEasy job Good hours (typically 30-50) Potential to build career at a steady pace Potential to travel . No to poor bonus compensation Certain partners have too much power Lack of team feel Arbitrary promotions...
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Lesser Known Consulting vs Internal StrategyI'm finishing the first semester of my MBA this week, and I'm considering my potential internship opportunities. I was hoping to go into consulting, but I've already been turned down by MBB and Deloitte S&O for first round interviews - likely due to a weak GPA. Based off of my networking, I think I'...
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C's of Marketing Organizations are always seeking out for new and keen methodologies for Advertising their products and services, and one tool is especially useful in finding such methodologies the C's of Marketing. Customer Culture Convenience Competition Communication Consistence Customization Coordination Contr...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - WonderfulIt's very stressful job different from other internships I did before. But I can learn a lot about consulting management.. Usually go for business trip which is very tiring and exhausting. I don't like flight trip very much....
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - McKinseyA better work/life balance than other McKinsey offices from what I've heard. Overall it has been quite enjoyable so far.. Resources industry can be cyclic in nature, as is the work. This can mean brief periods 'on the beach'....
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Working elsewhere right before full-time?Hi WSO, I signed full-time with a financial services consulting firm and chose an August 2018 start date (can start earlier if I really wanted to). I finish my undergrad in April 2018 and wanted to know if it would be acceptable to intern elsewhere from April until August (when I start). Since I'...
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Does MBB care where a prospective consultant attended undergraduate if the applicant has a prestigious graduate degree?For example, someone has an associates degree from a community college, and a bachelor's degree from a lower-ranking university (not top-25); however, has either an MBA or Ph.D. from a prestigious school (top 10). ...
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When do management consultants choose to use VBA macros?As either an intern or full-fledged consultant, what VBA macros have you seen used often? Alternatively, what VBA macros would you suggest that an incoming associate learn? Thanks!...
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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - BCGReally good. The company is very friendly. I went to the welcome weekend and it was an overwhelmingly good experience.. Not too much. The people are very diverse and understanding. Definitely the best place I've been so far....
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Breaking into consulting as ex-diplomat??monkeys, I wanted to ask what are the entry options for consulting. I was a diplomat for about 5 years, and I want to break into consulting. I will be getting a t3 mba. I know if you join straight out of undergrad the progression is analyst --->associate -->manager -->principal-->partner. the questi...
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Interning at PwC MC vs Strategy, disadvantaged?Sent off an application for a summer internship at PwC for MC as opposed to Strategy specifically. This was essentially because the link to Strategy& wasn't made expressly clear, but I am aware of the difference in the brands. Assuming I intern in MC at PwC, would I be disadvantaged as opposed to in...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - "Make your own McKinsey""Make your own McKinsey" - Perks - Overall culture - Board room access as a BA - Many great colleagues. Staffing, and in general understanding how the place works. Opaque processes. Some underwhelming colleagues, especially at the EM and AP levels....
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MBB Asia Exit OppsHi guys, I am going to be taking up a graduate role with MBB in Asia, and was wondering if anyone here could provide some insight into the exit opps available, particularly in Asia? Thanks!...
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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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GS/JPM/MS Summer IBD to MBB chances?Will be doing a GS/JPM/MS IBD SA next year but am still keeping my career options open and considering management consulting at MBB for FT if possible. Any thoughts or advice on this and how difficult it may be to make the switch for FT if I don't enjoy the internship as much as expected?...
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2 years out of college...when to apply?Hi all, I graduated from Top-5 engineering school with 3.7 GPA, and am currently working at a major O&G company. I would like to break into management consulting, but my knowledge is most firms hire straight out of undergrad/MD/MS/PhD/MBA. I will be applying for a business analyst position (entry l...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Summer BAThis is a company that truly invests in the people it hires and provides them the opportunity to grow, while still making it possible for employees to truly enjoy their lives . Hours can be tough and the regular travel can be draining, but this is consulting and nothing that was unexpected...
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Delta PartnersDoes anybody know them? They are a TMT focused boutique which operates in emerging markets. I would like to know someone's opinion....
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When does the prestige of a person's undergraduate degree matter in either consulting or the world of finance?I have a friend who has been struggling with a decision whether to go to an ivy league school for undergraduate. He is struggling with the decision because attending the ivy league school would put him in a lot of debt. He is currently taking classes at a non-target school, and while he has a wealth...
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Looking for Case Interview partners for Dec, Jan and FebHi Everyone, I am currently looking for case interview partners to get some live experience and improve my skills. I am currently in financial research and would be starting my MBA in march. We can also share the material collected to help each other. I have the VC's LOMS and case interview secre...
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Company Review: Triage Consulting Group - Associatethe only goods are that you ge ta good work life balacne and meet lots of interesting people as you goon through work. the company has zero room for growth and you will not grow professionally as long as you're here. the exit opps are limited...
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Ex-McKinsey consultant here answering questions for at least a couple daysLeft "The Firm" a little over a year ago. I've been meaning to do this and just never got around to it; no time like the present! I'm doing an AMA at r/consulting on reddit as well, in case you run across that. I joined McKinsey in a mid-sized office in the US as a Business Analyst out of undergrad...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - EY MoscowInteresting job - everyday tasks are different with different projects. Deep valuation knowledge, good for career start . low salary, not always involved in deals, some valuations are for tax purposes, colleagues frequently leave the company ...
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Company Review: Booz Allen Hamilton - Software engineer. It's okayMax 40 hours per week. It's not a difficult job. I'm a software engineer, though, so maybe it's different if you're doing more traditional consulting. . It's dull. Nobody wants to spend a career in federal consulting. I took the job because I didn't want to waste more time looking. Will probably lea...
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Take Graduate MBB or Wait for IB?Hi guys, So I initially wanted to do IBD summer and (hopefully) eventually make a switch to an investments-type role (AM/HF maybe PE). However, the I have yet to secure an IBD summer internship but recently got an offer for a graduate MBB role. My question is, if my plan is to go into AM/HF/PE dow...
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Big 4 S&O Internship --> MBB/Tier 2Hey everyone, After a hectic recruiting season, I managed to pull interviews in at McKinsey, BCG, and a Big 4 firm in their S&O practice. My first interview was with McKinsey, where I unfortunately didn't get past the first round (first case interview ever), and then I did BCG and got to their su...
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - good culture, good pay- Prestige - Good work/life balance -Smart people - great to work at a place where you can have great, smart teams. - Hours - Ops for advancement are somewhat limited in some regards - Could use some potential for better prof advancement opps...
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Company Review: Strategy& - SatisfiedGreat pay, great people, interesting work and clients, huge investment from pwc in growing out practice. branding difficulties with respect to strategy& post-Booz, non-HQ office definitely gets less attention ...
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Kurt Salmon Private Equity and Growth Strategy GroupI was wondering if anyone had any information about this group of Kurt Salmon? There is limited information about them online. I know it's a small team but it seems comprised of ~70% Stanford grads and the former members have had some amazing exit opps in the past. Any insights would be greatly appr...
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Data Analytics: Deloitte or AccentureHi, I'm currently supporting Deloitte's Financial Advisory practice with a launch of their Data Analytics services in M&A transactions. I moved to this position 8 months ago, after internal finance/data analytics work at Deloitte. I'm an expert in data modeling and visualization, with decent BI skil...
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Strategy& Deals Team vs AT Kearney?Coming out of undergrad and trying to decide between full-time offers with Strategy&'s new Deals Team and AT Kearney (generalist offer), both in NY. Would love to get any thoughts/opinions! Thanks....
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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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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - What is this asking?People are chill, not feel as pressured. Cross team collaboration on pitching and delivery. Broad exposure to deal - financial (due diligence, FA), post-deal value consulting. Sometimes not feel challenged because of low profile role. When no mega engagement often work on multiple small engagements ...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Overall satisfiedFlexibility, culture is great at McKinsey, promotions are fast, clear partner trajectory, comp is quite good esp as you get more senior. Stress on getting staffed, pressure on EMs to begin selling cases; travel can get grueling if you aren't staffed locally...
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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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BCG Second Chance InterviewInterviewed several months back as an experienced hire two years out of undergrad. I made it to the final round and was told I was ranked very but my performance one case was holding me back. Was encouraged to try again in six months. I really enjoyed all my interviews and have a great feeling ab...
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When is too soon to consider exit Opps?Just started at a T2 firm this past July in the Bay Area, and focused in Strategy for TMT. Originally planned on working until around Jan 2019 and then starting to talk with head hunters and assess the landscape with big tech firms and VC (i know that is a hard jump, but i have some really strong co...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Extremely Satisfied with DeloitteSupply Chain Service Line creates a supportive environment. Extremely friendly and intelligent colleagues.. Staffing often occurs outside of the formal staffing process, sometimes leaving those less skilled at networking out in the dust without the support of a strong staffing process....
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McKinsey Online Assessments - Next StepI recently applied to McKinsey (non-profit sector), and got an email to take the online assessments. How long after taking the assessments did you hear back from them? I'm new to the industry (currently in Ed.) so I'm completely unsure what the norm is here. ...
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Parthenon EY vs. Deloitte S&O Federal OffersHi WSO! I got a summer internship offer for Parthenon EY and Deloitte S&O's Federal Practice in DC. I am very excited for both options, but am having trouble deciding between the two. Both have very high conversion rates into full-time offers at my school, so there is also a high chance I will en...
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"Scared" of SuccessHi WSO Community, I got a special problem: I'm an HYP student who has been working under the radar on health tech project together with a friend over the past two years. The past summer, my friend worked at MBB and he got a return offer which he gladly took. Over the past weeks, we got some very ...
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Company Interview: Cambridge Associates - Summer Investment AnalystAll the fit stuff was very straightforward. Walk me through your resume, teamwork, the usual. The case study was pretty easy, but they didn't give me any time to review it beforehand. Basically just walked me through it and asked me to present it altogether at the end. Have a basic knowledge of fina...
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Company Review: Booz Allen Hamilton - Great Place to WorkSkilled staff, flexible culture, competitive salary and compensation are great. Management should continue to adjust these game changer on behalf of the staff, vise shareholders, and all parties will consistantly benefit in the end.. Staff Turnover after contract lose is discouraging and stressful ...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Satisfied Quick learning curve, opportunity to work on a variety of projects, if you proved yourself, could earn autonomy quickly. . Long hours, lack of clarity in how to progress and move up in the firm. Multiple rounds of layoffs when I was there. Lack of project choice when market was softer and often had ...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - So far so goodColleagues seem to be honest, and I haven't heard a lot of bitching from current staff. Overall, people are friendly. It's consulting, so the usual: travel is large, hours are not short, and pay is not the best - but not bad either....
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gpa required for low tier- lower mid tier and mid tier firms?Hello Im a freshman and I currently go to the university of Maryland. I'm a Econ/information double major,and I'm currently interested in doing consulting and was wondering what the Gpa cutoff is for firms that are considered low tier, middle tier and low middle tier consulting firms? (sorry ...
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Company Review: Accenture - Review of AccentureFlexible working hours as I was juggling part time with school A lot of rotation between divisions and projects (was staffed in 3 top divisions and 2 projects during a 5 month period) Many good looking and fun colleagues who are high profile. Pay is not that competitive, but compared to Big4 it is m...
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McKinsey New Ventures Specialist? Anyone have information on this role?I am a senior at a target and was rejected from my final round interview at McKinsey last month (for a BA position). Although I received a tier 2 offer, I was really gunning for MBB and am now unsure if it's worth entering into consulting to not be at a MBB firm. I came across McKinsey's New Venture...
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Company Interview: The Brattle Group - Summer AnalystIf you have to work with dull projects, what techniques are you going to adopt to motivate yourself? What is the most challenging part of your quantitative project? Do you have any past teamwork experience? Have you ever run into any disagreement with your superiors or team members? What are the me...

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