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Non-Target to T-2 Consulting w strong connection?Hi, I go to a large state school in California. A Non-Target for Deloitte S&O (Major Target for Human Capital and BTA), I have a 3.2. I am President of my consulting club; 1st place in a schoolwide strategy consulting case competition. Business Analyst/Financial Analyst at Fortune 60 in silicon val...
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Has anyone interviewed with McKinsey Advanced Analytics?I am wondering if anyone has any experience interviewing for McKinsey Advanced Analytics. I hear that the interview process is very much like the consultant interview process with a statistical modeling element. What is the interview process like? What kind of cases are you asked to solve? What kind...
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MBB ReferralWhat is the best way to ask a MBB partner for a referral? Have spoken to the partner once and emailed a few times. The partner has connected me to recruiters a few times and ends emails along the lines of "let me know if I can help"....
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Accenture - Interview - StrategyHow would you solve the youth unemployment issue in Spain? ...
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Arthur D. Little - Review - Management ConsultingInteresting topics. High level visibility. Good team spirit. Exposure to a variety of industries (from T&T to TMT and Healthcare). Long hours. Often treated as an intern and no end to end responsibility. Face time required, which is often not useful....
McGladrey LLP - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)The most difficult question was "Tell me a time when you took a risk and it didn't work out." I felt it was difficult due to the surprise element. Often times you hear about a question regarding a risk that ended up working in your favor, but this was different. I ended up using an example from an o...
Altman Vilandrie & Company - Review - N/AFascinating projects, great senior leadership team, low travel, above market pay, lots of client exposure. Hours can be hard, more technical acumen required of Consultant-level folks than at the Big 3, no one has heard of the firm...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - RestructuringEY Restructuring Group is a great group with very reasonable work life balance. Above market base pay and below market bonuses. . Deal flow is largely a function of whatever your bosses are winning. In the case of EY Restructuring, the deal flow is not optimal in terms of exit ops (muni, education, ...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - ConsultingTake home-case study was about the post mergers and acquisitions clean up of this bank that had acquired many smaller banks. The question was around the fact that you're now a consultant who is talking to the CEO of that bank and you have to provide advice as to how to clean up that bank's internal ...
ZS Associates - Interview - Pharmaceuticals- Determine how to distribute the sale force among the difference accounts (doctors/patience/retails). First, you are shown data on numerous aspects of each office’s performance and strengths, as well as this market. Second, you are given some questions (both quantitative and qualitative) on the s...
Deloitte - Review - Credit RiskGood work life balance, good people to work with. A variety of projects. good internal mobility and opporunities.. Travelling a lot. Bonus is only for senior and above and is very low. Work is usually not very challenging....
Navigant Consulting - Review - HealthcareGood people and there is ability to have client exposure very early on which is different from Mckinsey. Sometimes the work can be uninteresting and can get hectic during end of quarters. Senior management can be out of touch...
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McKinsey or BCG? Have the opportunity to work for either McK or BCG in Chicago. Any thoughts? Factors: I'm interested in exiting either into public sector or biotech/pharma. I want to start a family in a couple years (I'm female, so pregnancy burden is on me)....
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Master's degree at target school (from non-target undergrad) for consulting?I will graduate at the end of this summer from a non-target school with a degree in economics, and my objective is to get into MBB or a Tier 2 consulting firm within a year or so. I was originally a pre-med biology major before I recently switched to econ, so unfortunately all my experience is clini...
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Anyone Heard Back From Mckinsey after the July 15 2018 deadline? Did anyone (Associate position, advanced degree / professional) hear back from McKinsey after the july 15deadline ? ...
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Deloitte - Review - AdvisoryCulture, Salary, Work-life balance, travel, promotes ambition, flexible scheduling, global deployment opportunity. Sometimes your project evaluator isn't directly involved in the project, too much audit work at times...
Parthenon Group-EY - Interview - GeneralistThe interview process was a very standard case based model. In general they were very good at explaining both the questions that were to be asked as well as the background of thee interviewers who were asking them. The first round was a market sizing and a business case study, the second round consi...
NewMark Grubb Knight Frank - Review - GeneralistFlexible working environment. Access to good resources. Team'd mindset. Fair compensation. Good work life balance. . I do not have many cons. if i have to give one, id say that the only thing i can think of would be poor marketing materials. ...
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Do interviewers "go easy" on diversity candidates in comparison to non-diversity candidates?Hey all, I have an interview coming up with Oliver Wyman. It is a final round interview and I am very nervous that I am underprepared. I received the interview because I am a diversity candidate. Does anyone know if the interviewers go "easier" on diversity candidates in comparison to non diversit...
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Restructuring Consulting to Restructoring Banking or M&AHi, all. I am thinking of transitioning from Healthcare Consulting to Restructuring Consulting. Ultimate goal is to get off the road and apply my acquired skills in a banking environment, e.g. Restructuring banking, Private Equity, M&A, etc. I am wondering how well the consulting side of Restruct...
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KPMG interviewed 2 months back still waiting on the offer letterI interviewed with KPMG for an advisory associate position . My last interview was in mid January 2016. The recruiter informed me they were interested in hiring me but were waiting for a project. Its been 8 weeks, the recruiter is nice he keeps me in the loop, but each week he tells me they are stil...
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Question for the seasoned Management ConsultantsHello Monkeys, The following is my Q: I recently noticed a position for PwC Management Consulting in their advisory business. This raised the question of how PwC MC varied from S& Consulting - in terms of work. The following is what I understood: PwC MC's work with S& Consultants to provide a mor...
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Networking Question- why do you ask to talk to other people?Hey guys, I'm beginning my networking efforts to recruit for consulting, and when I hear other people talk about networking, I hear that people often ask the person they are talking to if there is anyone else they can talk to after they are done with the conversation... I don't get why people do tha...
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Timeline and Advice for Non-Target FT Recruiting This summer I have completed an internship in a top Tech Consulting program (Accenture, Deloitte, etc) and wanted to ask for advice and a timeline for transitioning to FT Strategy consulting roles. I really enjoyed this summer, however, I believe my current interests align with strategy work. Coming...
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MBB internship in home country but trying to gain full time position in LondonMonkeys, I am an STEM student at Oxbridge college but a native of a North Western European country (think Nodics, Netherland, Belgium etc). This summer I am undertaking an internship at a MBB office in my home country. However, due to both personal (my girlfriend is UK-based) and professional (Lond...
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Booz Allen Hamilton - Review - DefenseI've yet to start working, but here's the pros of what I can tell you about the hiring process: -2 weeks total: 1 phone screening, then a skype call with 4 interviewers. Very relaxed and easy interviews, not really any technical questions. I've yet to start working, but there's very minimal negative...
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Bain verbal and numerical test UK officeI've been invited to take the Bain numerical and verbal reasoning tests (2 tests) for the UK office. Can anyone help with sample tests and structure of the test (types of questions, number of questions, etc). Is it more like PST, GMAT, SHL, etc? Would help to get some guidance on how to prepare! ...
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Is Consulting comparable to a Relationship Manager? I'm a credit analyst in middle market banking, on the career path to become a Relationship Manager (RM) within a couple of years. In talking with current RMs, credit team leadership, and researching online, I'm starting to think that an RM role is similar to consulting. RMs (at least in commercial ...
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Corporate Strategy Full Time Roleshi all- Was wondering if anyone had info on companies that have an established internal consulting/corporate strategy team that takes people directly from college...
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Duff & Phelps - Review - Oil & GasGreat culture and everyone cares about your growth as a professional. Number of hours is dependent on busy season. None. The job is what you want to make out of it and how much effort you want to put in. People tend to go to investment banking after a year or two...
Accenture - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)Company itself has a wide range of options and can be an easy way to gain insights in how the top companies in the world are run. You may be forced to take roles that may not be in your career path in order to get good ratings - Silver lining is that these roles may be short (Ex: 2-3 months) ...
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Accenture Consulting (tech vs mc)Hello! I will start at Accenture Consulting in November, however I do know if I will get titled as tech consultant (still at the Consulting department) or management consultant. The recruiters said that there is a minimal difference between them (5% of the work). Is it really true that the differen...
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Deloitte - Review - HealthcareDeloitte pays well and has a generous expense policy. There is a good chance of this setting you up for the exit that you want.. Some managers are very incompetent and narcissistic. Extremely difficult for experienced hires to get integrated into the community. Too network-driven....
Alvarez & Marsal - Review - Management ConsultingAmount of client exposure/ interactions, even as an analyst or consultant Responsibility over project approach and outcomes as project teams tend to be top heavy Good mix of strategy and execution. Different business areas have different levels of market place recognition and prestige A&M hires a ...
LEK Consulting - Interview - N/ANo unexpected questions asked. The interview consisted of meeting with 2 people. Case interview was not structured which through me off a bit. It was mostly focused on thought process and the topic was M&A related. For me, the market sizing portion was most difficult due as I was not quick on the ma...
VMG Health - Review - GeneralistGreat people and work-life balance, very strong corporate culture, nice office in central location, expanding comapny. Still operating in start up phase, less well known brand name, very niche industry might make it hard to switch to something else...
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MBB vs. Direct into IndustryHi all, I'm about to go into an MBA (M7) and I'm interested in going into industry over the long-term, aiming to work up to a senior management position. At first I got the impression that working at MBB for a few years and then transitioning into industry and working my way up would be the best...
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Kaiser Associates - Review - GeneralistEntrepreneurial culture, great clients, excellent work-life balance, meritocracy, friendly and smart colleagues. Lack of established governance structure has prevented breakthrough growth, moderate recent growth trajectory...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - ConsultingWork life balance is great, awsome company culture. They really do make yoy feel at home. You can make some really good friends.. Low pay relative to other firms. I still think that although im in a low cost of living city, the pay is low...
Huron Consulting Group - Review - HealthcareAbility to work from home on Fridays. “Unlimited” PTO Policy. Generally intelligent and hardworking coworkers. Projects vary immensely from one to another Poor leadership strategy and accountability until recently Long hours, despite below market pay...
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Finance experiences at McKinseyHaven't been able to find much information on the more technical finance work that it seems like McKinsey in particular does, especially through their NY office. Looking at their website and LinkedIn, they do a lot of corporate finance work and also have a sizable restructuring practice (the one tha...
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KPMG - Interview - TransportationThere were a few math questions such as how would you go about summing the numbers 1-50, what is the percentage of 11 of 55, tell me a number that is both a square and cubed number. Another question focused on doing a short case on optimizing time public workers spend collecting parking tickets in...
McKinsey and Co - Review - GeneralistGreat Growth opportunities with an inclusive work environment. Your coach and partners really focuses on your personal development and assist you in achieving those goals.. Work Life balance never improves. One expects that as one goes on to higher positions, things would improve, but it stays the s...
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MBB Consulting vs. Data Scientist (and vs. Deloitte)I am a data scientist who wants to work on strategic-level issues for an organization (doesn't everyone... haha). I just finished an MS from a top tech school (Berkeley/MIT/Carnegie Mellon/Stanford). Having technical work is very important to me, but what's more important to me is to have an establi...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - OtherGreat people to work with, great place to start and get a big name brand on your Resume, although it is still just a SSC.. They praise their Values and say how they try to uphold them but it isn't the case often. It is a Shared Service Center, so there's little opportunity for advancement and actual...
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - RiskInternational opportunities Better more efficient way to work Flexibility Innovation Learning and development. Boring projects Long hours Tiring work life balance Unglamorous Travel Short term projects Very political...
Grant Thornton - Review - Government - FederalGreat work life balance, friendly and intelligent coworkers, and interesting/fulfilling work for a wide range clients. No significant emphasis on performance, promotion potential depends on exposure to upper management/partners, small bonuses, bureaucratic ...
Deloitte - Review - ConsultingContained to 40 hours for interns, great culture, work environment is hands off, networking is readily available. Pay is not that great, jumping to consulting from this position within Deloitte has proven to be difficult....
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What do I need to do to succeed?Hello WSO community, I have an aspiration to be a Management Consultant at a top tier firm but really need to start laying out the groundwork and goals for this to be a reality. I am looking for advice and tips on what you believe the best way/methods for me to achieve this. I recently graduated f...
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Keystone Group - Interview - GeneralistMost difficult was a short case question about a small distributor in the midwest & advising on expansion into new markets. Another semi-difficult question was "Explain a complex topic to me" Other questions were fairly straightforward and began with the typical "Tell me about yourself" followed by ...
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Case prep partnerLooking for case prep partner over skype dm me if you're also looking for a serious partner. Currently interning till the 11th of August but from that week on want to go hard on case prep. ...
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What to expect - PwC Management Consulting interview Hi Guys, Going in for a Master in Accounting - The Big 4 recruit very heavily from my program. One of the positions I am looking at is Management Consulting Associate (advisory). Wondering if anyone has recruited for this position and can shed some light on the following:- I'm personally better ...
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Incredibly Quick Response From HR? Good or bad sign?I passed the screening and PST/online test for an engagement manager/project leader role for a top consulting firm in a matter of 3 working days. They got back 5 hours after I submitted a resume online, and 3 hours after I took the test. Is this a sign they want me real bad, have nobody to hire, or...
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Consulting in the Middle East - Any experiences? Does anyone have any experiences about: 1. Middle east consulting firms 2. Compensation compared to Europe or US 3. Are there any boutique firms working in the middle east 4. Interview and selection process...
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McKinsey and Co - Interview - GeneralistAlmost everything went according to my expectations. All of the interviews were opened by the standard personal experience piece. A few of the interviewers would move on faster, while a few others would stay longer and grill more on the topic. The cases were all very standard, mostly based on the in...
McKinsey and Co - Interview - GeneralistAlmost everything went according to my expectations. All of the interviews were opened by the standard personal experience piece. A few of the interviewers would move on faster, while a few others would stay longer and grill more on the topic. The cases were all very standard, mostly based on the in...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - AdvisoryThe culture is good: people are nice, offices are nice, lots of free swag, paid trip to Disney if you get a FT offer.. Pay not as high as other industries, over-PC culture, bureaucracy often gets in the way of doing business...
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job offers: IBM, Citrix, or ExxonMobil IT?Career decision: Need help weighing the pros and cons as I debate offers, really tough split decision: ExxonMobil IT: 105K, semi-normal hours doing different tech projects within the company and rotating every 6 months to 2 years. IBM Consulting: 85K Salary, full time travel Monday-thursday, expo...
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Boutique Consulting firms in Bay AreaHey Guys, What are some good quality boutique consulting firms located in the Bay Area? That are worth considering as a back up to all the Tier 1 and Tier 2 consulting firms? Asking because i want to start reaching out and networking with them....
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MBB Summer 2019 ThreadThe applications for MBB have all opened up for Summer 2019. Anyone got an idea on the recruiting timeline? Im at a target school in Canada (McGill) with a 3.6 GPA. ...
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Oliver Wyman - Review - GeneralistFast advancement, lots of responsibility, smart colleagues, decent pay, wide variety of projects to work on. We have relatively little control over what projects we work on; there’s considerable variance in their interest...
Protiviti - Review - GeneralistHad really good hours, never worked more than 60. People are very helpful if you're confused. Lot of activities.. Pay wasn't as good as many other places. Full time pay is bad compared to other consulting firms. Not enough work....
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Incredibly quick response from HRI have no consulting expeirience but somehow I passed the screening and pst/online test for a envagement manager/project leader role in a matter of 3 working days. They got back 5 hours after I submitted a resume online, and 3 hours after I took the t3st. Is this a sign they want me real bad, have ...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Generalistgenerally people / other employees are very smart. if you get lucky with teams you can have a great, fulfilling experience.. a lot of luck is involved in getting put on good teams. there are some bad partners and project leaders to work for who want to do as little as possible....

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