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McKinsey and Co - Review - GeneralistBest employer in Turkey for analyst level pay Meaningful work Opportunity to meet key decision makers of country. Work can be repetitive, low value adding after a while Hours and working conditions much worse than McKinsey offices in Europe or North America...
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KPMG - Interview - ActuarialQuestions were not particularly difficult - pretty standard stuff. Make sure you have 'additional comments' to add in support of your application - in every stage (online application and web interview) they ask for extra comments so try not to say everything in the first few questions. One of the bi...
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Is Audit the worst?Not sure if this is the right place to post but I'm looking for some advice on a potential Audit internship. I started college as a humanities major intending to work for the UN or something but I recently changed my mind and am interested in a financial career- I don't know much yet but I think I'm...
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GMAT Score for Experienced Hire Entry-Level MBBHey everyone, I am undergrad Class of 2017 so currently have about one year of work experience. I am interested in applying to MBB for their undergrad role (Business Analyst/Associate/Associate Consultant) this fall, and I was wondering if taking the GMAT this summer, scoring well, and putting it o...
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2018 ADC Strategy Consulting Firm Recruitment & Case PreparationI made it to final round at BCG Chicago office but didn't receive an offer (fall 2017). Do you guys know of anyone that received an interview the following recruitment cycle from BCG after no offer? Also, would anyone like to case practice over Google Hangouts? I'm in need of case partners!...
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Is Wharton undergrad worth $30,000 more per year than USC?My high school senior is choosing between the Huntsman dual degree at Penn (Wharton undergrad econ degree + International Studies degree + Chinese/Japanese proficiency) vs at USC she'd get an International Relations degree with a business minor (same languages proficiency). At USC she's been offered...
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2016 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone, I would like to start a thread for 2016 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to!...
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BCGIs there a chance of getting into BCG for a full-time role if you are not selected for Bridge to BCG....
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Bain AC or LBSHi, I am final year engineering student from Belgium and recently decided to go for an MiM (Master in Management) degree afterwards. Thanks to a strong GMAT, I got in at London Business School earlier this year for the MiM 2018-2019. I wanted to get an MiM since my goal was always to work for one o...
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Advice: the Good, the Bad, and the UglyHave you ever had someone do their best to give you advice only to find later that the advice wasn't actually useful? harmful even? I'm prepping for an interview and I'm finding that some subsets of advice are literally contradicting themselves....Anyone have a good "wrong path" advice story?...
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Deloitte - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsThe parental leave policy is great and you get to work with extremely talented coworkers. Definitely making a push to challenge MBB. You will experience a highly political environment. Compensation is not based on merit, there is a strong correlation to your network and the support you receive....
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The Evolution of the Consulting IndustryIn the past, companies turned to consultants mainly for access to their analytical capabilities, but today this is not enough. Organizations are now seeking consultants out for sector/topic expertise and their ability to drive change. This is driving consultancies to restructure and adapt their deli...
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Senior Partner McKinsey ConversationHello, I recently reached out to and had a conversation with a Senior Partner at McKinsey through alumni connections. I’ll only be a freshmen in college in the fall but I was best wondering how to best keep in touch with him over the next couple of years so that I can develop a good relationship ...
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Big 4 internship to consulting FT?I am currently recruiting with a Big 4 for an internship in advisory for my junior year. it is a year in advance and will likely be an exploding offer (I will have to accept or decline before on-campus recruiting) and once I accept I will be disqualified from on-campus recruiting for the year. I wou...
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Huron Consulting Group - Review - HealthcareSolid culture. Great friends with most people in my start class. Also, the coaching set up for employees is awesome.. Certain groups within the company can struggle at times reducing the bonus paid out end of year, and the overall total comp is low compared to industry....
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Any Insight of Consulting in Canada?Hey guys, I'm a Canadian in HS and I'm hoping to go into Management Consulting after undergrad. I don't know if this is the usual but I'm planning to stay on rather than leave for exit opps (I don't know if this is the usual in Canada). Anyways, I was looking for some insight on the best schools, to...
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MBB in London?I just wanted to get people's opinions on the differences between the MBB offices in London? Are there any factors that make the individual offices different to the "global stereotypes"? Potential differences could lie in: * Size * Prestige * Type of work * Who wins the work * Time off...
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McKinsey Implementation Coach RoleHi, I was recently offered a role as **McKinsey Implementation Coach (within Sales & Marketing Practice)**. I have around 4.5 years experience and an MBA from INSEAD. I understand that there have been some changes in the implementation track, with more alignment between this track and the generalis...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - N/Ahonestly i have not taken the interview yet im just trying to check the questions but i have to submit an account to be able to do so , so im just gonna fill a 500 letters here scnsldcs sdv sv d vas dv avd a dsv sad csa dc sa s dv asdva sv ads vas dv adsv dsav sdv sadv sd v dsvs jndslknclksa dnclk...
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Moving from IBM CbD to MBB or Exit Opps?Hi Everyone, This is my first post ever here at WSO. I've started as a Business Transformation Consultant at IBM last fall after graduating from Northwestern. I realize most of the projects here are in tech, and I really want to move into real Operations/Strategy consulting instead. Does anyone k...
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Phone Call with MBB RecruiterI'm a sophomore at a non-target school and have a phone call scheduled with a MBB recruiter who said that he would be happy to give me more insight into recruitment. What should I expect? What kinds of questions should I prepare to ask him? The phone call was set up by a contact at a different offic...
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Experienced Hire - BCG Interview for Associate LevelHi everyone. I am a first year analyst in a well known finance rotational program with a Fortune 50 company. I have a first round interview coming up with BCG, and am being considered fro the Associate level. All communication I've received thus far from BCG has made it clear I am part of the Experi...
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GS/JPM/MS Summer IBD to MBB chances?Will be doing a GS/JPM/MS IBD SA next year but am still keeping my career options open and considering management consulting at MBB for FT if possible. Any thoughts or advice on this and how difficult it may be to make the switch for FT if I don't enjoy the internship as much as expected?...
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Moving back to consulting if venture capital doesn't float my boatHi guys, I'm at a bit of a career crossroads. I'm wondering if it would be possible to move back to consulting if venture capital isn't for me. I like consulting but I feel like I can't miss out on trying VC. What do you think? I'm thinking if I don't like it, go get an MBA and do OCR again. Thought...
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ZS Associates - Review - PharmaceuticalsGreat culture, interesting topics, everyone is willing to help each other and there are free snacks in the kitchen. Fractured staffing, no travel, interns are not given real responsibilities, but this is to be expected...
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McKinsey from DC Area non/semi-targetI’m looking into attending GMU this fall (underachieved at a magnet school) and I was wondering if anybody could tell me how well it places into McKinsey and other consulting firms. I heard from the people there that the top 5-10 students in Finance can usually make it into McKinsey and the rest w...
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Northwestern Mutual - Review - GeneralistReally liked working with an energetic group of people who actually wanted to do good and help others.. Felt that the internship program was underdeveloped and a lot of the senior management didn't know what to do with us....
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Riveron ConsultingI was wondering if anyone had any insights into Riveron Consulting (mainly Dallas and Houston office). Couldn't find much info besides some bad reviews on Glassdoor. Looking to their Acquisition practices which seems more like a Big 4 Due Diligence group. Any info on the culture, reputation and ...
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Ipreo - Review - Real EstateFlexibility to work on resume. Great market exposure. Interaction with IROs and some c-suite members, while most c-suite member see your work.. Compensation is not up to par with other finance avenues. Finance training is minimal and must learn on you're own. ...
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KPMG - Review - ConsultingVery flexible schedule and not a lot of micromanaging. You are given work and expected to complete it, this includes work which takes you by yourself to the client site to interact with the client and stakeholders. . KPMG has not been doing well lately and the compensation has reflected this. We are...
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Is getting a CPA useful for Big 4 Valuation advisory? Will start work on a Big 4 valuation team this summer. I was just wondering if the CPA is useful for a Big 4 Valuation advisory type of job. Already on the CFA track. ...
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FactSet Research Systems - Review - Operations- Good hours - WFH - Easy work - Good hours - WFH - Easy work- Good hours - WFH - Easy work- Easy work. - Low raises - Politics- Low raises - Politics- Low raises - Politics- Low raises - Politics- Low raises - Politics...
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BCG ReferralHow do referrals at BCG work? Does a referral guarantee you a first round? I was told by the person referring me to not apply online (I'm from a non-target) as they would be submitting my referral for the 2019 internship. Would appreciate any insights. ...
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Victor Cheng McKinsey case resource splittingAnyone interested in buying/already bought Victor Cheng's McKinsey cases? Would be interested in splitting the resource :) ...
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Personal BrandingBeen an analyst for a while at relatively new technology consulting firm, completed undergrad from no name college. How would you recommend building a personal brand to stand from the lot? ...
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IBM - Review - N/AGreat work life balance, and ability to interact with senior management. Felt like I was constantly learning. . Think that the compensation was a bit low for industry standards. Not as much of an opportunity for client exposure at younger levels. ...
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Sustainability consulting/futureHi all, I'm starting FT at a Tier 1/Tier 2 firm in a major US city and I'm pretty excited. Like most starting analysts, I'm coming in as a generalist, and I'm looking forward to doing that. However, my undergrad degree is/was focused on the intersection of business and environmental sustainability,...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistYou get to work with some of the smartest people from a wide range of backgrounds on many different questions. . You do work long hours, sometimes on projects that are not that interesting. Travel is okay but can be bad when the inevitable flights are cancelled. ...
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Outback Vision Protocol time study which**Outback Vision Protocol** time study which nutrients are important for muscle boom and recuperation. at the same time as you’re using home from the gymnasium muscle boom and repair is occurring on the mobile degree. cell synthesis and tissue...
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Sophomore Internship AdviceI have 2 offers for a summer internship after my sophomore year, and I can't decide which would be best for me if I'm trying to into consulting. For background, I'm current sophomore econ/math major at a non-target school. My first option is in business/data analytics at a regional financial service...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Generalist-Good work environment -Good work/life balance -Smart colleagues -Flexible work schedule (esp. Fridays). -Many years (4) before promotion to managing role from Associate -Lots of travel -Little say in cases in first year...
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McKinsey and Co - Interview - Generalistcase study questions, why would sales of a retail product drop over time, had to trace it back to mix of products and cannibalization from new items with lower contribution margin than original mix of products, had to wak through profitability and then macro interactions with competitors who forced ...
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Deloitte - Review - GeneralistWell paid, decent worklife balance, an experience for M&A deals. And there are many deals that you do not have to focus on too much pitches.. Less compensation than IBs, and not that strong career, compared to IB. If you want to do M&A deals, I recommend students to go to IB...
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McKinsey and Co - Interview - GeneralistQuestion tended to be focused around a few key areas. Three that I remember are: 1) Team difficulties 2) Convincing others 3) Leadership roles Give a quick 30 second summary of the story to the interviewer and ask them if they would like to hear. McKinsey checks for structure in your stories and you...
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Prep for BCG interview for an experienced applicantI managed to get an interview at BCG for a generalist consultant position next month. I am currently in my 2nd year at a second-tier consulting firm. Wanted to get some advice from members on how to best prepare for both fit and case interviews. Its been >3 years since I last interviewed for con...
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E&Y Cadetship worth doing?I'm currently in the process of applying for an E&Y cadetship, and I want to know if anyone else believes it's a path I should go down? About 3 weeks ago I completed my aptitude test for the Brisbane E&Y, and this week completed the Tax consulting challenge. If I passed the aptitude test, and then ...
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Accounting -->IBD/MBB (undergrad)Hey everyone! Im an accounting major at a Canadian target (Ivey/McGill/Queens). Unfortunately, I realized a bit too late that I do not want to pursue a career in accounting. I have a 3.8 GPA and a good CV. I think I have a decent chance at obtaining an MBB/BB/EB offer based on the success of other ...
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Bain & Company - Interview - GeneralistThe most difficult question was if I had a weekend all to myself, how should I spend my time. I'm not sure what they were looking for on that one and was caught a bit off guard. The other questions were very typical fit questions, such as "tell me a time when you worked in a team", "tell me the most...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Management ConsultingCollegiality Fast growth in Switzerland Great atmosphere Impressive colleagues Work life balance Projects ending up on newspaper headlines. Low salary (vs peers) Long projects (lot of carvouts) Red tape (risk management) Smaller footprint than competition ...
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Deloitte M&A opportunities / exit oppsHello all! As far as I can tell, Deloitte's M&A practice is mostly post-Deal 1. Basically, its more about integrating the companies rather than doing due diligence. I have a few questions about this notion, if someone could answer them. 1) What % of work is due diligence versus post Day1? 2) What ...
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Uber corp strategy ? Anybody has any info on the Uber corp strategy team in Silicon Valley? This is for full time opportunities. Thanks!...
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Health Advances LLC - Interview - GeneralistCase was not data-driven, so it was atypical in that respect. Very nice interviewer and case question was great. It was almost like the one step before the case where they ask you on how you would go about collecting the relevant data. So, I proceeded to tell her about who I would talk to and what ...
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PwC - My Financepartner at Belfast salary details?Hello guys, I would like to ask for your insights on the salary for a My Financepartner role in PwC at the entry level. I searched but I was not able to find any information. Thanks!...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - GeneralistPro 1: Amazing people/culture/life outside office 2: great office 3. ability to work from home 4. mentorship is a plus. 1. too corporate 2. structure gets in way of success 3. partners have own adgenda but a fantastic company overall ...
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Samsung Electronics America Strategy Group 2Hi Guys, I got an offer from Samsung Electronics America's Corporate Strategy Group (this is different to their Global Strategy Group GSG) in their US headquarters in NJ. I was wondering if anyone knows much about team culture, projects and exit opportunities? Can a move to Apple, Facebook, Google,...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - GeneralistI generally enjoy the people I work with, and often enjoy the work.You can always learn, so it's exciting to be in an industry where you're essentially paid to do that, however it does come with its challenges. The travel can be difficult to manage, and since the clients own your time you're often g...
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Deloitte Advisory Life SciencesI am interviewing for a Consultant role as an exp. hire with 3yrs in industry. I know Advisory is not MC, but does Deloitte Advisory feed off the same great reputation, especially for Health and Life Sciences? The role will fall under risk and financial advisory supporting client solutions (pharma a...
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Mercer - Interview - HealthcareThe interview questions were those you would expect from a typical interview. The phone interview was strictly behavioral. The interviewer asked about my educational background, the standard "walk-me-through-your-résumé" question, and about working in a team. It was standard and quite conversation...
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I'm depressed. When should I quit?Dear all, I have stayed at this newly founded specialized consulting firm for now one year. Before that I was fresh out of school and considering what to do with my life. After having tried it for a year, I know this is not what I want to do. My Master's was focused on econometrics and finance, ...
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What is comp like at Canadian offices?Anyone know what the comp is like from Analyst to Senior partner at Canadian MBB and Big 4 consulting firms? Are they relatively close to what they pay in America? Thanks!...
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A.T. Kearney - Review - Consumer - RetailColleagues are good to work with, for the most part. Roll-up-your-sleeve and down-to-earth type of attitude.. Work/life balance nonexistent. Intense projects. Crazy partners. Clients can be pushy. Tough if you're married....
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BCG vs. PWP for PE/HF exit opps?Hi, I have to decide between a full time offer at BCG or at Perella Weinberg by the end of the week. I am interested in PE or HF exit opportuniities and having a strong brand on my CV. What do you think? Thanks in advance. ...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Management ConsultingCollegial atmosphere, people tend to help eachother out. Internal work is more of our choosing and not overly intense. Less of an up or out culture - you can stay at Senior or Manager rank for 5-6 years if you prefer. Our clients generally choose us because they like to work with us. We're on an upw...
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Bain & Company - Review - Management ConsultingGreat culture, fun office, good teams, minimal travel, variable case options, fun events, not much else to say. I don’t have anything bad to say about working at this company. Had a great experience all things considered ...
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ZS Associates: How well knownHow well known is ZS Associates in the management consulting world? I've heard a bit about it, and they seem to focus a lot on several industries (pharma, telecom, financial services). Would love to hear thoughts about it....
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ZS Associates - Review - Management ConsultingSmart people Good exit opportunities Expense accounts Lunch and learns Cool coffee maker at the office . Work is very boring and repetitive Management is not great Competitive environment Sometimes a hostile environment Getting stuck on the same project Marketed to us as "Strategy" work however ...
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Slalom - Interview - Management ConsultingWhy do you want to pursue consulting? What is your experience with SQL and Amazon RedShift? What type of work have you done at your previous internships? Cam you describe your senior thesis to me? There weren't questions that were too technical. The majority of interview questions tended to be b...
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Uber san franciso business strategy and operations?Hi, does anyone know if Uber sponsors visa for Canadians for their strategy and corporate development divisions ? Anyone has any info on them . Thanks so much!...
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Nielsen Company - Review - ConsultingThis job offers a very low-stress office, with many of the employees wanting to uphold a casual lifestyle. Projects are also generally fairly interesting, with a good amount of variety and flexibility between roles.. Leadership is not as strong as I was hoping it would be, as there are many managers...
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