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+2565 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oliver-wyman" target="_blank">Oliver Wyman</a></span> (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is when I'd walked into the...

+752016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates


Hey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group"...

+75Business School Case Books


<h3>Consulting Case Book PDF's</h3> I went through the consulting interview process a few months ago and found these case books really useful for practicing, both with people in mock interviews and for solo issue tree practice. I have also really benefited time and time...

+682017 Management Consulted Salaries Out


What do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. <em>Mod Note (Andy): top 50 posts of 2017, this one ranks #21 (based on # of...

+57The All-Nighter Experiment: What Worked and What Didn't


[quote]<p>I need this done for tomorrow morning, but don’t spend too much time on it. <strong>I don’t want you to be here all night.</strong></p> [/quote] That's what my MD said to me before I pulled my first all-nighter. &nbsp; I've had other...

+512017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates


Hey guys, it's time for the sequel to last year's popular thread. This thread is primarily focused towards those APDs/ADCs (PhD/JD/MD) applying for full-time positions to MBB. While MBB seems to have a monopoly on the ADC application process, we can also use this thread to share...

+46AMA - Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====>Booth MBA/"Tier 2" Consulting


Hi folks - I've been active on here for quite some time and thought I'd give back by sharing a bit of my background and providing some advice for those of us on the 'second chance' track. I left my first degree (top 50 undergrad) with a sub 2.0 GPA after 2 years (family...

+352018 APD MBB Full Time Recruiting


Hi everyone, wanted to get this thread started for updates on the APD recruiting cycle at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> for this year. Applied a few weeks ago to McKinsey but no updates yet, including invitation for PST.

+34AMA: MBB, BB S&T+IB, Top MBA, US/Global


Been on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for ages (10+ years) and asked Andy to let me do this AMA with a fresh username so I can focus on giving the most helpful answers without any baggage. I've benefited a lot from <abbr title="Wall Street...

+32My View on the Current Top 10 Strategy Consulting Firms


This is my take, and I've included some basic commentary about why I've listed certain firms in certain places. I'm definitely interested in hearing what people think, but before I give the list I offer two disclaimers: 1. This is what I think the landscape CURRENTLY looks...

+30How To Get An Offer At Goldman Sachs


I actually posted this video in another thread but he deleted the YouTube video when it got like 15000 views. Thankfully someone from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> saved the video and commented on a thread that I was on a few months ago. I spent 10 minutes...

+28AMA: I grew up in Consulting and reinvented my brand 3 times

Christie Lindor

Happy to answer any questions about how to decide if consulting is right for you, day in the life type questions, how to build a long term, fulfilling career in consulting, and if you are in consulting how to gain experiences without pigeon holing yourself, as well as build a case for promotion....

+27AMA: Former Strategy& associate


Hey all, long-time lurker on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> who worked at Strategy& for 2 years and wanted to give back using a throwaway account. A bit about me: graduated from target undergraduate school, interned at Strategy&, and returned full-time...

+26McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and Bridge2BCG 2018 for ADP


As from 2017, I would like to start a megathread for 2018 McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to! Deadlines McKinsey: 8th of April Bain:...

+262016 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD


Hi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2016 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/mckinsey-and-co">McKinsey</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group"...

+24 AMA - I Work at Strategy&. Consulting


Here to answer your questions. A bit about me: -Strategy& Senior Associate -Graduated from <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> (class of 2015/16) I'd prefer not...

+22Firmsconsulting TCO Program


Hey 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...

+212017 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD


Hi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> Insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...

+20Case study interview for MBB consulting - 24 of my best tips on how to get in


As a former <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> case interviewer, I've interviewed a lot of people and have seen people make very small, avoidable mistakes. It's often very nuanced things that push the edge to good versus great. Just because you...

+20AMA: Former McKinsey EM


All, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="//">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>) and...

+19Is there HONESTLY a difference in the quality of work between Strategy& (Tier 2 consulting) and MBB?


I finally finished the horrible recruitment cycle for consultancies here in London, and have come out with an offer from Strategy&. My question is, is there actually a difference between them and <span class='keyword_link'><a...

+19Unhappy at MBB


Young and ambitious ladies and gentlemen, I am feeling unhappy and want to share my thoughts with you. Not a fan of whining in the Internet, but I have found it hard to find people who I can open up to and who can also truly empathize with my situation. A little background, I did my...

+18From weighing 280 pounds and a 2.5 GPA at a Non-Target, to 200 pounds and an Interview with McKinsey


Hi Everyone, I've been browsing Wallstreet Oasis for the past few years and I want to share my story and more importantly, reiterate to everyone on this forum to dream big. I went to a non-target state school and while suffering from social anxiety and obesity, I was also facing an...

+18Preparing 300 hours for McKinsey and BCG offer


Hello everyone, I just signed and sent out the McKinsey offer. This is something I have not even dream about 4 years ago when I first found about the world of consulting and MBB firms. It was a very long journey. I could not always see how all dots will connect but being driven by ambition...

+18Why Would Anyone Go Into Consulting?


<em>Mod Note (Andy): I put this on the frontpage because of the high quality of responses inside the post, take a look...</em> After going through the recent recruiting season as a junior and coming out with an MBB offer and a few in banking, I have to ask: why would you go into...

+18AMA: Deloitte S&O -> F500 Corp. Strategy -> M7 -> MBB

wanna b mbb

Bounced between consulting and industry pre-MBA and decided to go back for more consulting post-MBA. I recently received/accepted an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">offer from <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...

+17Non-target student with full-time offers to 2/3 MBB's. Ask me anything!


Hey everyone, this site has been fairly helpful to me throughout the last few years, so I figured it was finally time to give back. I'm currently in my senior year of undergraduate, and I have offers from 2/3 MBBs (made it to final rounds at the 3rd, but was rejected after final round). I...

+16Some Thoughts on Managing Multiple Offers (Consulting / MBB)


I've seen a few posts from people with multiple offers who are wondering which ones to take, so I thought I'd share a few of my general thoughts. I dealt with the same issue last winter, and have discussed the pros and cons with many of my friends at b-school. These are just my...

+16AMA: I was a consultant and interviewer at McKinsey


I spent 5 years working as an innovation strategy consultant at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/mckinsey-and-co">McKinsey</a></span> in the Montreal office. During that time I worked on projects around the world on a wide range of...

+165 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Consulting


<p>I worked as a management consultant for 4 years.</p> <p>I learned a bunch of stuff about business and strategy and operations.</p> <p>I also learned how to sound smart about something I knew nothing about, and how to use jargon to make simple things sound...

+164 Real-Life Consulting Exit Opps of My Former Colleagues

Christie Lindor

Since I have always continued my career in consulting, I decided to do a social experiment. I conducted an environmental scan through my LinkedIn network. I then categorized my findings into key themes of the most common consulting exit career paths using a cohort of 45 former consulting...

+152015 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD/ADC!


Hi everyone, Thought I'd start a thread for 2015 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...

+15Leaving Deloitte Strategy Consulting After 2 Years - Ask Me Anything (AMA)

wanna b mbb

In the coming weeks, I will be leaving Deloitte S&O after just under 2 years on the job, to join the corporate strategy group at a retailer. Since this forum was very helpful to me as I was seeking jobs in consulting, I thought I would give back by candidly answering questions about...

+15The Big Four Auditors? Not As Much Anymore


Just read a very interesting article on WSJ. Thought it'd be interesting to share with you guys! As you know, the Big 4 are known for audit/tax/accounting; however, in recent reports, it seems that is no longer their largest revenue generator. Consulting has grown exponentially within...

+14Spent 3 Years at MBB - Ask Me Anything


Hello Monkeys - I'm heading into my last <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">week at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr></a></span>, and need something to do besides pack up my...

+14Thought Consulting Was My Dream...Now I Hate it


After fighting long and hard to secure a grad-level offer at a consulting firm, I've been there for a few months now and have realized I hate it. While I think a lot has to do with my current manager, who is something else, I find it extremely stressful every single day, on top of spending...

+13How to get over burnout


I guess this goes out to the more senior people on this board who have experienced burnout before. I have been working 100+ hour weeks for over 3 years so far, but recently I have become burnt out. I have lost my desire for anything and everything. I have no desire to work, make money, go...

+13How is A&M perceived in the industry?


I think their pay is v high right? No cap on bonus. If you don't get into <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>/dont choose to go to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, is A&M a solid option? What about exit opps?...

+13Thoughts on Accenture Strategy?


I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on ACN Strategy. I believe that it was formed in late 2013. Specific questions: <ol> <li>How many consultants work in the Strategy division relative to MC or SI?</li> <li>I've heard that for strategy projects, ACN...

+13Ask Me Anything: I went from a non-target to McKinsey, MIT Sloan and BCG


Hey guys, An undergraduate I am mentoring sent me a link to an AMA from this site from someone in business school. I was reminded that I was using this site 9 years ago in 2006. Back then I still hadn't accomplished much. Through focus. belief in myself and failing MANY times,...

+12Can't sleep before interviews


Hi everyone, Frustrating experience here. After months of prep, couldn't sleep before an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> final round and blew the interview. Happened for the first time a year ago, and then again last week with a different <abbr...

+12Why I think you should take a corporate strategy gig over consulting (including MBB) at the entry-level


I got a lot of help reading <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> when I was an undergrad and wanted to contribute somehow. Wanted to drop my 2 cents, as I <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">feel like...

+12Fit/Behavioral Interviews - A Crash Course


A few weeks ago I finished interviewing for <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> consulting internships and wanted to capture some of my thoughts while they're still fresh. There are lots of good resources for <span...

+12AMA: Consultant at Accenture Strategy


Hi everyone, After speaking with a couple students currently recruiting, I realized that a lot of students could use more information about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span>...

+11Haven't started at McKinsey but was approached...


As the title goes, I will be joining McKinsey soon, but have already been receiving quite a number of messages from head recruiters / headhunters from the venture capital, private equity, technology and corporate space to my LinkedIn inbox, since listing it on my profile. So far I've only...

+11Ask Me Anything: Recruiter from a Consulting Firm


<em>A stranger is being shown around a village that he has just become a part of. He is shown a well and his guide says: "On any day except Monday, you can shout any question down that well and you'll be told an answer". The man seems pretty impressed, and so he shouts down:...

+11I stutter. Can I be an MBB consultant?


The title really sums it up. I believe I have the requisite credentials on my resume to get an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">interview at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...

+11Advanced Professional Degree McKinsey Application Process


I just concluded the third and final round of interviews for an associate summer internship at McKinsey and thought I would share my experiences and thoughts on the process. <h3>McKinsey APD Interview Process</h3> First a few disclaimers: <ol> <li>I didn't get...

+11AMA: Management Consultant and Value Investor

MJ Woods

Dear <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I'm more than happy to help any WSO’ers with perspectives on management consulting, renewable energy, agriculture, value investing, and life in the Midwest. And in return, I expect to learn from...

+11Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB


<em>Mod Note (Andy): Interview/AMA Tuesdays! @karl_pilkington was nice enough to start this one yesterday. <strong><a href="//">Click...