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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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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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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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Shred FX disposition as a persuader**Shred FX** disposition as a persuader, it is treasured to recognise how pix form the demeanors of your group of onlookers. Make careful study and research of the pics you want to apply earlier than you utilize them. within the event that utilized...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.Five years almost to the date, I was fired from Oliver Wyman (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is when I'd walked into the year-end review genuinely thinking I'd be told I was promoted. There are a few words one never forgets, and the sentence that'll stick with me forever ...
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Company Review: ZS Associates - Good, growing companyGood group of people, interested in your success. Very good at pharma/healthcare, and are growing fast. solid business school placement . Tough work/life balance, have to juggle several projects at the same time. coworkers are smart but probably not the same level as MBB. ...
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AMA - I Work at Strategy&. ConsultingHere to answer your questions. A bit about me: -Strategy& Senior Associate -Graduated from M7 MBA (class of 2015/16) I'd prefer not to give much more detail at this time about myself (e.g., where I'm based, etc). Headcount has shrank about 20% since I've joined (hint hint - and this is net of new ...
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Company Interview: Ernst and Young - Associate ConsultantThe most unexpected interview question they asked me was related to Journal Entries. Since I applied there for a post of data analyst. They asked me to go through 2 financial statements and explain the meaning of each account. Then they asked me definition of some financial terms like working capita...
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Undergrad degree in Commerce: Accounting and Business Management or Finance and Banking for Mckinsey?Just curious to know which degree would be more conducive to landing a graduate Business Analyst (BA) position at McKinsey. An undergraduate degree in Commerce majoring in Accounting and Business Management (with internships at the the Big 4), or degree in Commerce majoring in Finance and Banking (w...
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Company Interview: Parthenon Group-EY - Parthenon-EY internshipThe first round interview question was about opening up a restaurant on my college campus. This allowed us to apply our knowledge about our campus and customer demographics to construct thoughtful and creative answers. For the second round group interview, we were given data and asked to increase pr...
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Has anyone heard back from BNP Paribas? Superday on 10/6Did anyone else who interviewed for an internal consulting role at BNP Paribas hear back yet about an offer? I had a super day on 10/6 and still haven't heard back.. Does anyone know when BNP typically gets back to candidates after a Super Day? Should I assume I didn't get an offer then since I have...
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Big 10 College Student, Career Trajectory CrisisHi guys! I'm Aaron, currently a College of Business sophomore at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I understand the only competitive major here is practically accounting. Doing well in the accounting classes but I have decided that I want to pursue a career in management consulting. I know...
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PwC Risk Consulting Internship Hear back?I was just wondering if anyone interviewed this year with the Houston office or last year? I am just wondering when to expect to hear back after the final virtual interview, and if/when to give up. I would really appreciate any insights. Other office locations can be please respond too, I just said ...
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Interview Help? I recently got invited to 1st rounds to Parthenon-EY and FTI Consulting. Since the former is management/strategy consulting and the latter is financial/economic consulting does anyone have an idea of what type of cases there would be or what sort of questions they could ask? Any help is highly appr...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - Great place to work for- Best Company Culture - Great People - Strong growth in European market - Good Private Equity Opportunities. - Lower standing in the German market than BCG, McKinsey - Small impact in some sectors - Bad for Work-Life-Balance...
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Huron Case InterviewDoes anyone have any experience with Huron case interviews process? I am interviewing for the Enterprise Solutions and Analytics Analyst Position, but I am unsure what to expect in terms of case interview since it is over the phone. If someone could give me an example of a case that they did/how t...
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Alvarez and Marsal TS vs EY FSO AssuranceI am currently a Junior Accounting Major at a non-target school planning to take the CPA with 2 internship offers for the following summer (and both have a reasonable chance of turning into full-time offers). The first is at Alvarez and Marsal in their Transactions Advisory Group. The second is in F...
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BCG First Round InterviewHey everyone, I've been through a bunch of different threads, but a lot of them are from years ago so I just wanted a fresh take. I am interviewing for the Associate role at BCG as an experienced hire. I have my first round interview coming up, and does anyone who's been through the process have a...
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UK Full time recruiting thread Is anyone here also applying to firms in the UK? Interviews decision should come out in a week or so for MBB, so I am starting this thread....
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Company Interview: Novantas - Summer InternFirst (of two) round consisted of two 30-minute interviews, 1 with a partner and 1 with a 2nd-year analyst. - The partner gave me a case which was really just a market exploration/brainstorm case (related to finance), after having asked me: why consulting and why Novantas? He also did a quantitative...
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Mckinsey Operations TrackHow are the different tracks viewed at McKinsey? Are some more 'prestigeous' than others? Is operations at McKinsey like back office at a bank?...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - Amazing companyOverall, fantastic firm with great people. The community here is really special and you make a lot of great life-long friends. . The local office staffing model, while great for culture, makes staffing options relatively limited. ...
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Problem Solving Test experience for McKinseyHi guys, I applied for McKinsey and they told me to take the test next week. I've gotten myself familiar with this test for quite some times now. But I still want to know if any of you guys have experiece you would like to share on this? And any recommendation on materials I should check out before ...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - Data Analyst at EYReally engaging work, get a lot of experience with BlockChain and other tools that are coming into their prime with the financials industry.. Office isn't in the downtown area, and the team is pretty small making networking a struggle. Hoping for better compensation as well....
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Company Interview: Deloitte Consulting - AnalystNothing was difficult in particular. The role was more about interacting with clients and your approach to a alternative solutions. In one of the round we were asked to work on a case study, Where we were required to provide technical solutions to maintaining the data of an energy client. Just out o...

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