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+24Last week at MBB - AMA

MBB-Throwaway

Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I'm a 3rd year at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> & am coming up on my last week at the firm. Want to give back to the community since it provided helpful guidance for me as a...

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+8Is Management Consulting just a glorified Audit?

ChloeJ90

Two things. Audit is a statutory requirement while consulting is not. But if you understand the way an external audit works, you will find a lot of similarities. I'm listing out some of these similarities but I could be totally wrong as I've never worked in consulting so most of this...

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+6Am I making a bad decision by taking my T2 FT offer and not re-recruiting for MBB?

Actually_Auston_Matthews

I'm an undergrad student and this summer, I interned at a T2 (ATK / OW / Monitor Deloitte) and fortunately got a return offer. I really love the firm and the fit with the people and especially my local office that I'm based out of is fantastic. I would be beyond happy to return here...

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+5Best Credit Cards to Travel as a Consultant (updated for 2019)

brookeimpact

Hey everyone, I just started my first job as an associate consultant and I 'm hearing about all the opportunities to amass travel/hotel points if you're smart and sign up for the right rewards programs/credit cards. Everyone around my office has different opinions, and a lot of info on...

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+4BCG No Longer Taking Referrals?

randomconsultingguy

I just spoke with a family friend at an east coast office of BCG, and at the end of our chat, she let me know that she would like to refer me if she could but claimed BCG no longer has a dedicated referral system for undergrad candidates. I'm at a non-target for BCG and she told me my only...

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+3Strategy consulting to Corp strategy exit salary in the UK?

engineer999

Hi all, I am not in Management/Strategy consulting yet (I am making a decision on an offer), but as my decision will based on the fact it opens doors to industry or PE in the future I wanted to know what I am getting myself into. I think I am more suited to a Corp strat role (prefer the...

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+3Which MBB is best for PE Recruiting?

yaytest33

Just finished my summer at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> consulting firm and had a great experience (loved the people, the work, etc.) -- I got a return offer and I'm definitely leaning towards going back. I'm strongly interested in doing...

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+3FT Recruitment Coming Off An PE Internship

hcstro

I had a great opportunity to intern for a small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm this summer after getting denied by all big consulting firms as I was not 100% in on consulting. But after doing some <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...

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+2MBB Interview: Next Step with Dubai office outside my list of preferences

mtafaK91

I have an application as advanced degree candidate (PhD) with one of the <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> consulting companies , yesterday I received an email that they will not proceed with my application with any of the offices I picked in my application...

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+2At MBB soon. Steps to take to generate long-term wealth and passive income

deMaestro

Dear Fellow Primates, It has been a while now since I've started a thread or posted anything for that matter. A bit about myself: I spent a couple of years on a highly non-traditional career path (sports, arts, etc.) for this forum. With some determination and luck I managed to gain...

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+2From IB SA to Consulting FT (potential downsides)

EUROPETARGET

Realized during my investment banking internship, that I can't really cope with the hours that well, and that I NEED WEEKENDS OFF. Since I have a few interviews scheduled I wanted to inform myself about the potential downsides of Consulting compared to <abbr title="investment...

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+2No return offer from T2 for MBA internship

HIQ111

Currently finishing up my summer internship at T2 consulting firm (ATK, S&, LEK, ACN) and just found out that I am not getting a return offer. The feedback during the return offer call was a bit more direct than any feedback during the internship. It was not a matter of effort, attitude, or...

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+2Best group/ function to be during recession

Syd NYC

Everyone is talking about the next recession. Both consulting companies and corporate are preparing. I would be curious to know what could be the best group/ industry to be during a recession? Even if the next downturn is not as bad as 08, will the consulting firms be impacted as bad as 10 years...

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+2Bain or BCG for Summer Internship??

westcoastkid99

Need help deciding. Really liked the people at both offices and don't yet have any specific industry niche or exact exit opp in mind. Are there any notable differences between the two in terms of exit or prestige or <abbr title="Masters in Business...

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+2Calculator needed for consulting career?

gorem34

I don't currently have a calculator. I was curious on, whether or not, if I should invest in a good calculator (like a TI84 or better) for consulting. It’s pretty expensive so just wanted some thoughts before I invest like $150 on a calculator. Also, do you need a calculator for case...

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+2Is the recruiting process different to that of IB?

Mansa

I’m now aware that obtaining a full time position at an Investment Bank is incredibly difficult without having previously interned in the industry, or at least worked in a relevant field. Do consulting firms higher undergraduates without any previous experience full time? Say for example...

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+2Reneging IB for MBB

anon_chimp

I’m currently debating accepting a full time offer with a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> prior to doing <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> recruiting. Everyone I’ve talked to, including a former head in the office, has said...

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+1Roland Berger - progression and salaries on principal/partner level

marcus2012

Hi everyone, I know, there are not many RB folks here, but recently got some confusing information about this firm and wanted to clarify: 1) What is the avg progression in RB to principal/partner? Is it really longer than in many other consultancies? 2) What are the salary levels on...

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+1Cold emailing an alumni MD

MichaelBrovitz

Hey guys, I was wondering if cold emailing an alumni thats an MD of deal advisory at a big 4 firm is a bit too aggressive? I know generally it's better to get in touch with mid level employees and get referred to someone higher up, but this person is really the only alumni from my school in...

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+1E&Y Transaction Advisory Services

sdifkhd1222

Hi everyone, first-time poster. I don't know if this is the right forum, but either way. I got an interview recently with one of E&Y's TAS groups and I was curious what people think about them, what to expect on the job and how they compare to the other Big 4 firms. Not looking for...

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+1Please Help with Internship Options

jfjioaq

Hi all, Could you please suggest some other opportunities that are very prestigious/relevant to consulting, assuming I do not get an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> internship? For example, I heard corporate strategy at Disney is very good, in addition to...

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+1Looking to get into consulting.

KBBEAN

I am a rising second year at a target state school looking to get into consulting. I joined some competitive finance clubs and I got great exposure as a first year, getting to work on projects with various companies. This summer, I am doing an unpaid internship for a boutique real estate based...

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+1MA Economics and Consulting

hamzaali2898

I am currently a senior at the University of Houston, pursuing a <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> Economics. I intend on getting a MA Economics degree from UH/UTSA/ or SMU. My question is whether a MA in Economics will be a good degree for consulting and whether will...

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+1IB SA to Consulting

JPGoldmanStanleyMD420

Basically I want to keep my doors open to consulting. I was planning on recruiting late this summer and into fall since consulting has a slightly later timeline, but I have recently received an expiring summer analyst offer in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>....

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+1Consulting Internship Recruiting Season?

imalcaza

Hello all! I'm relatively new to the forum but have been reading and learning a lot from the other users. I'm a currently an incoming Junior at a non-target and looking to find more information on when I should start looking to apply for internships for the 2020 summer. As far as I...

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+1Senate Internship

politics_as_unusual

Hey everyone, been a longtime reader of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> but made this account so I could ask my first question. This fall I will begin my freshman year of university in DC, and am extremely lucky to have been accepted into an internship in a...

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+1Management Consulting analyst pay in non-NY/SF

Undergradsurfer

Was hoping some on the forum could give insight to MC undergrad starting offers now offers are starting to go out. Specifically have non-NYC/SF in mind think large city(DC, BOS, CHI). I have seen the management consulted pay report but hope others might have insight into offers currently going...

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+1Deloitte Consulting & Accenture

DirtyOldBeggar

I was just on the phone with one the senior consultants there and that person told me that Deloitte Consulting doesn't take straight from undergrad anymore, they only take from their past interns or experienced hires. Is that true? And does anyone know where is the link to the Accenture...

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+1How does MBB value industry experience?

yststl

Congrats on the new position and thanks for doing this! I'm wondering how does <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> value industry experience? I have an engineering undergrad degree. Did 3 years engineering, 4 years technology development, 2 years corporate...

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+1Accenture Interactive Salary Expectations -- 4 years Industry Experience

new to consulting

Hi all, I am currently interviewing for a consulting role with Accenture Interactive and am trying to get a gauge on the salary range. I live in one of the top 3 most expensive cities in the US and have 4 years of experience in consulting and strategy in the software industry. I do not have...

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+1Lateral into Consulting?

lateAspiringConsultant

Hey guys, I graduated from a big state school two years ago and have been in an operations job since in industrial gas and equipment. Started with a leadership development program. Now it’s basic distribution, production and engineering support. GPA was only at 3.0 but I was in the...

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+1How to identify growth areas

andreasmoren

Dear community, how would you go about identifiying "areas of growth", i.e. what framework could be used to derive interesting topics for a business? Thanks a lot in advance! Andreas

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+1My boss is pressuring me

Hashirama32

Hi all, Or if i promise him but eventually when i find a good opportunity if i leave, will that be very bad behavior from me? I'm just wondering would he do the same for me? Or boss would leave me if he has gotten a better opps thanks all!

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+1Network for getting in

snortingcaffeine

I know an EM at McKinsey and a Principal at Deloitte- does knowing people do anything for consulting, or is that just IB? What advantage do I have with these? Both went to my highschool (top-ranked private, ~25 kids per grade) and I am friends with their relatives. Should I pursue the...

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+1Freshman at non-target LAC—How to prepare myself for MBB

aaaaaawhat

I am a rising freshman at Smith College, considering double major in Philosophy and Statistics. <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> definitely is my goal. So far as I know, Smith isn't target school to many consulting firms, and a lot of alumni work at tier...

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+1Applying to Top Consulting Firms

aaa123aaa

What is a competitive GPA from a top target at a consulting firm like McKinsey, Bain, or BCG? What are good resources for case studies? Thank you

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+1Deloitte Spouse Referall

enthusiast_68

My spouse has been at Deloitte for 3 yrs in Core Business Transformation group. He recently referred me to the Finance & Enterprise Performance group, and I will soon go through the interview process. Will I need to tell the recruiter that my spouse referred me? Will that fact affect my...

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+1Army Officer looking to transition into Management Consulting

Vantagray

Hey everyone! I'm a transitioning Army Officer looking into opportunities within management consulting. I've only recently developed my interest in this career field, but the more I research and learn about it, the more intrigued and excited I am about setting MC as a post-military...

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+1Recruiting Timeline for MBB and General Consulting Firms

chalupamonkey

Looking to start getting into the consulting recruiting process as the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> process reaches its tail end, and wanted to get an idea as to what the timeline is like. I've been fairly focused on banking up until now so some what got...

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+1Restructuring Advisory vs Restructuring Consulting

Chimp scampi

Is there a difference? Specifically, I'm talking in terms of the big Restructuring consulting firms: A&M, FTI, Alix. Thanks in advance for the help!

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+1Networking / Applying to KPMG Strategy

randomconsultingguy

Can anyone share any insight into how one might go about applying to KPMG strategy off-target at the analyst level? Can't find any strategy-specific application on the firm's website. Info on KPMG Strat is pretty scarce on this site. I'm even having trouble networking, as lots...

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+1Why Don't Operational Restructuring Firms (Alix, A&M, FTI, etc.) Hire Undergrads?

YungBull

Hi fellow primates, *I was wondering if anyone on here, especially those that have worked or currently work at an operational restructuring shop, could provide some insight as to why these consulting firms do not hire full-time employees directly out of undergraduate college.* I understand...

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+1How to break into MBB or Tier 2 Strategy Firm in Dallas

Texas15

Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I'm looking to break into <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> or Tier 2 Strategy firm in Dallas or <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> (preferably Dallas in...

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+1Advice Needed: 1st Job Move Post MBA - Internal to Consulting?

OldManSachz

Hey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Looking for some general advice here. I'm a 2018 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> graduate, currently slightly more than halfway through a two year Leadership Rotation...

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+1Changing Offer Location - MBB

mtafaK91

Is it possible to ask for office change upon getting an offer, will the company (i.e. MBB) be willing to negotiate it ?

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+1Do Fall 2019 grades matter for target on-campus recruitment?

lilyvandersome

I currently have a 3.9+ GPA. However, I will be taking two of the hardest classes in my career next semester and might get a B in at least one of them. Will any jobs I get, especially the Tier 2 firms I am more likely to get hired by, care about my grades? Can I get an offer rescinded?

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+1Exit Opportunities Out of Consulting - Middle East & APAC

karlmoufarrej

Does anyone have insight on the viability of exit opportunities out of MC into <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>/<abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> in the Middle East or the APAC region?

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+1Applying for jobs while abroad?

Kjian414

I just graduated this May and haven’t had luck with jobs for the past 2 months and due to some now resolved legal issues I wasn’t able to leave the country. (Case thrownout in my favor) I have the opportunity to go abroad for vacation and get a temp/internship role as an analyst at a...

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+1Transaction Services: Number of hours? Billable hours?

bigfrezzzer

Hi everyone, I have a questions for all your TS FDD professionals. I was wondering if there is a big difference between the number of billable hours for TS professionals by country. The reason I am asking is because I spoke with someone from another country who was shocked over how...

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+1LinkedIn S&A Case Interview Help

gonline47

I'm currently a summer analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> bank for <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. I applied to the LinkedIn S&A program, finished the...

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+1Undergrad Recruiting: Is the McKinsey PST/BCG Potential Test Used?

FinanceFederer

Hi all, I'm currently an undergrad senior preparing for full time recruiting, and learned from last year's McKinsey and BCG hires that they did not take the McKinsey PST/BCG Potential Test during their interviews. Because I'd rather not waste time preparing for something...

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+1Rounding numbers during case interview

tigeroui

Is it okay to to round a number like 2.5 million to 3 million while doing math in a case interview? It would be easier when it comes to finding the percentage. Also, is it okay to do long division on paper during the case interview? Thanks!

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+1MBB international office language requirement

cah2

How strict is the language requirement for international offices? Are daily tasks/presentations done with the local language? I am particularly interested in China and Japan.

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+1Applying for MBB whilst starting work at the Big 4

pop67123

I will be joining a management consulting graduate role at a Big 4 firm this September. I was wondering if I should/would be able to apply for <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> graduate roles (as well as OC&C, Oliver Wyman etc.) in the next recruitment...

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+1MBB Full-Time Feeders

Intern in Investment Banking - Mergers and Acquisitions

After being brutalized by <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> summer analyst recruiting, I'm interested to hear about mgmt consulting tracks at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>. I'm about to be a junior in college, and...

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+1Small Business Banking to Consulting? am i nuts?

whatnext

Not sure i have come to the right place, but im looking to break into consulting with 10+ years of progressive experience in in retail banking, working in actual branches. My carrer spans 10 years, working everything from a teller to small business retail banking (what im doing now) at all...

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+1About to be staffed for 3 months in a project I don't want

Syd NYC

Hey weekday warriors. The situation is the following: after being staffed for 2 months doing PMO, the client asked for an extension of the study for another 3-4 months. The only caveat, they want the same team. This is frustrating bcs I was about to join another project (strategy) after rolling...

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+1Getting into healthcare consulting

MPHgrad

I'm based in Toronto, Canada, and I would prefer to remain here, so if anybody has knowledge about Toronto specifically, even better! I am open to moving, however. I have a chemical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. Worked a few years at an engineering consulting firm...

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0Db,Wells,Stifel/Raymond James,STRH SA 2020

Insistsbanks

<abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> 2019 best offer of these——————///.

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