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+2615 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.

bbjhva

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...

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+79Business School Case Books

DropBear

<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...

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+752016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates

suehlee88

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"...

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+682017 Management Consulted Salaries Out

aspiringchimp

What do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/ <em>Mod Note (Andy): top 50 posts of 2017, this one ranks #21 (based on # of...

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+58The All-Nighter Experiment: What Worked and What Didn't

Alistair-Clark

[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...

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+512017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates

phd_engineer

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...

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

BreakingOutOfPWM

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...

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+352018 APD MBB Full Time Recruiting

jrdchn

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.

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

Discobolus

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...

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+33My View on the Current Top 10 Strategy Consulting Firms

Rondo12

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...

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+30How To Get An Offer At Goldman Sachs

BillBelichick37

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...

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+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....

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+27AMA: Former Strategy& associate

strategyand_alumni

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...

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+262016 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD

Neverland-Liyi

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"...

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

Zuggsberg

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:...

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+24 AMA - I Work at Strategy&. Consulting

StrategyAndWhat

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...

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+22Firmsconsulting TCO Program

consultantbhai

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...

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+21Case study interview for MBB consulting - 24 of my best tips on how to get in

Consultingrs

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...

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+212017 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD

Endlessyao

Hi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> Insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+20Unhappy at MBB

monkeyoasis

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...

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+20AMA: Former McKinsey EM

karl_pilkington

All, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-me-anything-project-leaderengagement-managercase-team-leader-at-mbb">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>) and...

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

twirleight

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...

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+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...

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+18Preparing 300 hours for McKinsey and BCG offer

SkyIsTheLimit

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...

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+18Why Would Anyone Go Into Consulting?

Matthew

<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...

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

consultant120

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...

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

lazy_overachiever

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...

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+175 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Consulting

Alistair-Clark

<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...

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+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...

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

Mike-Ross

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...

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

babster

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...

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+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...

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

Sue-Lee

Hi everyone, Thought I'd start a thread for 2015 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+15The Big Four Auditors? Not As Much Anymore

champagnepaki

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...

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+15How is A&M perceived in the industry?

iridescent007

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?...

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+14Spent 3 Years at MBB - Ask Me Anything

petergibbons

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...

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+14Haven't started at McKinsey but was approached...

Berrok

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...

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

analyst2012

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...

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

consultantguy12

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,...

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+13How to get over burnout

Stripstrapoption

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...

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+13Thoughts on Accenture Strategy?

WallStreetMonkeyConcreteJungle

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...

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+12Fit/Behavioral Interviews - A Crash Course

brj

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...

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

easyp1984

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...

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+12AMA: Consultant at Accenture Strategy

ConsultantThrowAway1234

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>...

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+12Can't sleep before interviews

Fisher19

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...

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+11Ask Me Anything: Recruiter from a Consulting Firm

Mark_BR

<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:...

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

angelpe

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...

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+11Advanced Professional Degree McKinsey Application Process

mopman

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...

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

karl_pilkington

<em>Mod Note (Andy): Interview/AMA Tuesdays! @karl_pilkington was nice enough to start this one yesterday. <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/faq/what-are-the-best-qa-threads-and-interviews-with-top-finance-professionals-on-wso">Click...

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+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...

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+10Why Consulting - Answering the Interview Question

Hopkins55

<em>Why go into consulting instead of the clearly superior investment banking?</em> <em>Don’t you travel an ungodly amount in consulting?</em> <em>Bankers make way more money.</em> <em>Aren’t consulting exit opps roughly equal to those of a...

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+10McKinsey vs staying in IBD

fixyou

Hi folks I am currently a 2nd year <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> analyst at an investment bank...

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+10Does school pedigree matter after getting the job?

healthguy15

I read that firms are considering hiring more and more consultants from different backgrounds and non-target schools. However, does being from a non-target background affect your opportunities to advance after getting hired? I'm asking because I notice that most of the highlighted employees...

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+10Looks like 2015 ManagementConsulted Salary numbers are out

dthollow

Thoughts? <!--break!> http://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2015-management-consulting-salaries-undergraduate-mba-interns/

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+10Why are so many consultants eager to leave?

DatesExcelModels

Hey guys, From what I've gathered from speaking with consultants, places like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group" target="_blank">Bain and BCG</a></span> seem like fantastic places to work. The people...

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+10Stragetic Layoffs at PwC Advisory US

APPLEMENOW

All, I was <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">member within PwC</a></span> Advisory, was told this week that they are making "strategic layoffs" and was let go the same day. I...

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+10Help! I think I hate consulting! What's next?

Consultingthrowaway

Hi Guys, I am a first year analyst at IBM within the Digital Strategy consulting practice, definitely the best division to be in at IBM consulting today! I am part of a few really cool internal initiatives and am relatively known in my group (80 first years so being known is good). I have a...

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+10Pricewaterhouse to Buy Booz Consulting Firm

pr0ficient

Sad day for the people at Booz... From dealbook: [quote]PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Wednesday that it had agreed to buy the consulting firm Booz & Company, bolstering its advisory business. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, though Booz & Company is expected...

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+9 How McKinsey made me a better entrepreneur

mcbites

When I graduated from college, everyone advised me not to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> firm <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+9Future of MBB

nyclifer1234

Hey 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...

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+9M/B/B Consultant Answering Your Questions

PrivateEmpire

I've gotten a lot of useful - and not so useful - information from this site over the last several years, and I'd like to give back by contributing some real content. Am finishing up a stint at one of the M/B/B firms and would be happy to answer any questions regarding <span...

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+9NE M7 to MBB: What I wish I knew, observations, and ask me anything

babster

I attend a northeastern <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> school and just finished first year recruiting, having <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">landed 2 <abbr title="McKinsey,...

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+9Kicked off my first S&O Project (Tech Consultant)

consultant120

The title pretty much sums it up. For most of my life, I was a nobody. I went to a state school and received a horrible GPA (was going through some personal issues). Turned that around and went through a series of companies before getting into <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+9Deloitte S&O Brand

Awilo11

Undergrad considering full time offers one of which being Deloitte S&O in a non-top choice city (think Atlanta, Dallas, Houston). Is S&O truly the next best thing after MBB? What has given this firm such a high reputation? Does the Deloitte brand create that much better opportunities in...

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+9Will robots replace your consulting or financial career?

Christie Lindor

I was recently reading a couple of books – Rise of the Robot by Martin Ford and Humans Do Not Need Apply by Jerry Kaplan. Both books share insights on the demise of both the industrial and knowledge eras. Both books provide key themes and stark warnings about the future of automation and its...

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+8Ex-McKinsey Consultant Here Answering Questions

McK_Throwaway

Left "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...

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+8Thankful for the WSO Experience: Non-target to Accenture Consulting

oolong-monkey

Every now I tend to self-reflect on my career, my life, how far I've gotten and wanted to share some words of appreciation to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, specifically being one of the Social Media interns back in 2014/2015 and now I'm currently a...

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+8Does anyone know if salary evens out overtime if you are lowballed at Deloitte

cats_891

Not sure if this is the correct forum but I do SAP Basis and Security and have about 7 years experience and just turned 30 recently. Unfortunately I was severely underpaid at my last job and made about 80k and recently I got an <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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+8AMA: 6 months into post-undergrad role at MBB

lazy_overachiever

Hey everyone, Over a year ago, I made an AMA after I received offers from 2/3 MBBs out of a non-target undergraduate school. That AMA is here: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/non-target-student-with-full-time-offers-to-23-mbbs-ask-me-anything Here I am again, 6 months into my new...

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+8Management Consulting Salary & Compensation, Average Bonus in Consulting

John-Doe8

<em>Below is an estimate of all-in consulting compensation progression. This list has been compiled with information from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Quora, and more in order to present the most accurate figures possible. In addition to salary...

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+8Consultants, tell us what your industry verticals are like

Winnfield

Lots of talk on Industry groups are on the banking side, but very little on consulting. What are the different industry verticals like? Obviously, there are changes from region to region and firm to firm and project to project, but I imagine at some generalizations arise: Private equity...

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+8Strategy& Recovery

ansible

Hello, Would anyone have a good view on the current state of Strategy&? We've all heard the horror stories of the alleged mass exodus of partners and the overstaffing and subsequent layoffs, but those events (if they happened at all) seem to be from 2016 or so. Where are they...

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+8McKinsey Who?

VanillaGorilla

Stumbled across this Forbes article from 1999 (link at bottom of post). When reading the first few paragraphs, you could easily think it was written yesterday (aside from the salary #'s). Makes the dotcom bubble of yore feel eerily familiar.... [quote]" <strong>7/26/1999...

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+8Return to GS IBD or try MBB

zalamar

This summer I interned with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> (London) and got my return offer. I'm now trying to decide if I should go back or...

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+8Differences between MBB and Tier 2?

DawgStreet

I am considering pursuing management consulting and I was wondering if there is a large difference in the type of work you do working at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> vs. a 2nd Tier firm (such as Big 4 accounting firms ). Do you work for bigger...

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+8Ask Me Anything - Federal Consulting at a Tier Two Firm

habu987

In light of the posts I've seen here and there regarding federal consulting, I figured I'd give a shot at an AMA. We all know that commercial consulting has all the glamour, but federal consulting *can* be just as glamorous. I say *can*, because it is very easy, in my experience, to...

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+8EY vs. PwC vs. Accenture?

_incoming

Hi Everyone, I've been lurking this forum for a while but now that I'm at a crossroads with job offers, I figured I would come out of the shadows for some help. Here are my current three offers (all are in the same city): <ul> <li><strong><a...

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+8Lowest ranked B School for MBB recruiting

Gibbs

Conventional wisdom here would suggest that you need to go to a <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr>/T10 school to give yourself a decent chance of making <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">it...

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+7A McKinsey grads eight tips for success at work

Alistair-Clark

One of my biggest pet peeves is people giving bad career advice. It drives me nuts when I see worn-out cliches like this being passed on to ambitious young professionals. ![The only place where success comes before work in the dictionary.][The only place where success comes before work in...

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+7What do consultants exactly do?

gohan

Hi guys, The title is self-explanatory. I know that consultants are hired to solve problems that companies are incapable of solving or simply do not have time to deal with; but what problems are we talking about? Increase revenue? Reduce costs? Strategic planning? Could you share your...

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+7AMA: MBB Manager Continental Europe

DreamingSpires

Hey everyone! Thought I'd do a quick AMA with this throwaway account. Currently employed at a north/western European office of one of <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> at the manager level. Would love to discuss the European consulting space for those...

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+7Corp. Strategy Offer - 72K in NYC?

Troy T

Just received a corporate strategy offer fresh out of undergrad in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> with a Fortune 50 company. The team is pretty small and seems elite, reporting to the CEO. Their offer is only 72K though, which seems really small in a city like...

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+7Just Received McKinsey Offer - Happy to Help

simonmany

Had 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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+7Worked as independent security consultant, want job at McKinsey?

TheLaughingLiberal

Helo! During and after college, did some computer work. DO I EVEN HAVE CHANCE? THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

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+7My two cents on getting a job at MBB

Shimmy2

Hey everyone, I just wanted to share with you some tips and tricks that ultimately helped me getting a job at the <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office of <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>. ### My background and path to the offer...

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+7Deloitte S&O vs. LEK

kamiRAGE5

Undergraduate lucky enough to be deciding on a few different consulting offers. Wanted to see if anybody had any advice for choosing between Deloitte S&O (probably #1 of the Big Four) and a smaller shop like L.E.K. Any thoughts on differences in prestige/exit/B-school?

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+7McKinsey New Ventures Specialist? Anyone have information on this role?

Ricardo.451

I am a senior at a target and was rejected from my final round <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">interview at McKinsey</a></span> last month (for a BA position). Although I received a tier 2...

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+7What are exit opps really like for MBB Partners?

FPM31

Over the course of consulting recruiting, I was surprised by the number of times somebody suggested to me that if one reaches partner level at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/mckinsey-and-co">McKinsey</a></span>, Bain, or <span...

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+7One year at MBB post-undergrad. AMA

sunsetplum

Closing this down - thanks for the great discussion! Best of luck, everyone. Wishing you all the best.

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+7Struggling with Managerial Activities in Stretch Role

consultant120

Was a great performer when contributing to my engagements as a Consultant however I've been recently placed into a stretch role on an engagement that involves activities traditionally done by a Manager/Senior Manager on the project. I'm struggling to perform as per my usual self in the...

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+7Future of Big 4 in strategy consulting

wapiti99

Given their relatively new entry in the strategy consulting market, what are your thoughts about Big 4 strategy consulting teams (Monitor, S&, PEY), both at current level and in the future? I've heard a lot of things about it, like Big 4 are investing a lot in strategy consulting...

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+7Should consultants get an MBA? 8 scenarios to consider

Christie Lindor

One of the most common questions I discuss with aspiring consultants is whether they should go back to school to earn an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> if they want to become successful in consulting. The blueprint that many people have in their...

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+7WSO Review Posts are Spam

DeloitteSandO

<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> staffers. If you see this you might want to limit the amount of spam posts your own system generates on this message board. It isn't even readable at this point given the limited traffic.

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+7AMA: Three years of MBB leaving for PE in NYC

luckytaleb

Have lurked on here since undergrad so posting here in case I can be helpful. **Before MBB**: Went to a target state school (think Berkeley, Michigan, etc) and studied computer science. Interned at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, some tech companies...

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+7Thoughts on Restructuring Groups?

kawasakimonkey

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...

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+7Making 100K+ with little experience

adamisbest210

Hi guys I'm a long term lurker of wallstreetoasis. I'm trying to break into the consulting industry and already have been assigned projects at a big 4 firm (Part time not full time). However, they have paid me on the projects at a salary of 50K/year, which is awfully low. I just...

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+7MBB acceptance rate

Prabhat Shrestha

Does anyone know what the acceptance rate of <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> Is? What percent are invited for first round, second round and offered a position?

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+7What are the Academic Backgrounds of Consultants?

MikiTheMonkey

Just curious to know about the general academic backgrounds of consultants. In my university, there are three specializations: public accounting, finance, and management. (The management specialist also includes concentrations in Marketing, International Business, Strategy, etc.) For a...

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+7Why consulting rather than private equity?

NYCkiddos

Why do you want to or enjoy working in consulting? Why would you prefer to work in consulting rather than in private equity? Thanks!

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+6What are strategy projects like on a day to day basis?

randomnameforme

Since graduating, I have been in consulting for 2 years now and have been on a variety of projects (implementation, compliance, even assessment/control testing). I've gotten a positive experience out of all of them (even under difficult situations...) and learned new things that I'm...

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