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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Awesome place to build your careerGreat environment, very collaborative, clear career path, company values are truly part of our daily routine. Work life balance can be an issue if you can't find a way out to manage it. Company top management is aware of that and willing to help...
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Company Review: Accenture - Best consulting firm to work forPaid-overtime means that managers attempt to limit your hours. Excellent culture of not being disturbed on weekend. The company provides exceptional work-life balance far superior to the industry. A big emphasis on training and providing opportunities to develop skills and gain exposure within the ...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - FSO advisoryCulture is superb, easy to switch groups. There are many chances for feedback around performance and work streams. . Pay is kinda some bullshit. There is no overtime pay or performance based bonus at the lowest levels. ...
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Company Interview: Capco - Capco Associate ProgramHow many iPhones are in the world? which of the 50 states would you get rid of? how could you increase revenue at a ski resort? Give me your 30 second elevator pitch What do you know about Capco? Case question had to do with increasing revenues for a company that was having difficulty in acquiring n...
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Strategy& FT Offer EvaluationI currently have a FT out of undergrad offer for Strategy& in the NYC office within the FS practice and wanted to hear people's thoughts on exit opps, b-school sponsorship/admissions, culture, travel, job stability, etc. I know that a lot of the bad press around the merger is from competitors/disg...
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Waitlisted at MBBSo yesterday, I recieved notification that I was waitlisted from my top MBB choice. Anyone have any idea of the liklihood of getting off in the next month or so? Also, I have a BB IB offer that expires next week. Anyone know what happens when you renege a FT offer? ...
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2018 Summer Consulting Internship Timeline Megathread? Is there one of these for the consulting forum? I don't have much information regarding to the timeline of the more known and less known firms. When should applications open for a majority of the firms? First round interviews? etc. ...
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Deloitte Digital Exits and ProjectsI was wondering if anyone had any experience with the types of projects entry level hires would do at Deloitte Digital? It seems they do some implementation (salesforce) and some strategy work as well as UX design but I was wondering proportionally what would I most likely be doing in the first few ...
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How difficult is it to get into Deloitte Monitor O&S and PwC Strategy consulting?How difficult do you think it is to get into either of them? And how do they compare with each other in terms of competitiveness and pay/prospects? and also, any thoughts on PwC management consulting? I was wondering if it 'easier' to get in for that than strategy and if so, what is likelihood o...
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Company Review: Ernst and Young - Consultant- very good team atmosphere within and off projects/cases - good management which encourage the young team members to give their best. - comparable with other consultants in Germany a relatively low salary and low bonus - there could be more trainings and learning sessions available...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - BA at McKinsey Incredible people and culture around me. Everyone is constantly working as a team in the pursuit of the same goal - very supportive people and cool work. . Lifestyle in the industry can be demanding. Long hours and demanding clients can be a huge downside to the job. ...
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Company Interview: IMS Consulting Group - Associate ConsultantTeach me something. Hadn't expected this at all!!! I was able to come up with something. ...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - Great experience - Great people, opportunities for promotion, great corporate culture - Fair pay, good extrinsic and intrinsic benefits. - Pay is not as good as top strategy consulting firms - Have to wait 2 years to receive cash bonuses (beyond senior level)...
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Recent info (or interview advice) on EY's FSO Advisory practice, esp. for PI?Interviewing next week for FSO Performance Improvement. I've searched around but most info on the group is a bit stale. Anyone have any insights, especially on the interviewing side? I'm a 2017 MBA but I'm interviewing off-cycle for a full-time role. Should I be looking at Manager-level roles?...
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Company Review: Deloitte Consulting - 3There are a number of interesting projects across large government / quasi-governmental bodies and medium sized businesses. The culture within the department is easy going and friendly.. The salary level is low compared to analogous options within the employment market. No trainings were provided...
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Company Review: Deloitte Consulting - Great Experience* Work with great people * Hours in the federal practice are far better than those on the commercial side * Size and scope of federal projects is fairly large and offers the opportunity to make sizable impact . * Projects on the federal side of the practice tend to be much slower paced * ...
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Review of case prep material on the marketHi guys, I am currently trying to sharpen my analytical skills for case interview. I thus really need some materials taking root from real cases that has been made by ex-consultants. I am of the understanding that as a general rule, we should adapt the frameworks specific to the business case, but w...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - 4Great company to work for. Lots of work and networking opportunities. Staff and upper management cared about both my learning and happiness and was able to gain a lot of skills, experience and exposure . Pay felt a little low in comparison to some other firms. In addition, some HR/Tech systems could...
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oliver wyman exit opportunities for PEHi guys, Just received an offer for OW Dubai, still waiting answers from the MBB... I wanted to know does anyone have any insights on the exit opportunities from OW (mainly if I wanna break into PE)? Many thanks in advance for your help!!!...
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Company Review: PwC - Decent Internship for Experience- Lots of free swag such as t-shirts, water bottles, etc. - Lunch was provided at least 2 - 3 times per week. - Very bureaucratic and slow in getting permissions to access websites - Difficult to progress in the company unless you knew Korean ...
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Company Review: General Electric - AssociateLeadership, School, Learning, Expenses Covered, Number of Responsibilities, Travel, Networking, Audit/Consulting work. Restructuring, Compensation, Traveling to crappy destinations sometimes, Hierarchy, Bureaucracy, and Politics...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - Advisory ConsultantIt's okay. Ey needs to focus on winning in the market. Good culture, great people, very forgiving of mistakes. More competitive salaries needed to attract talent, get high quality people, high attrition rate each year...
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Company Review: Accenture - PositiveI enjoy working in Accenture because of their culture, sharing sessions, learning opportunities and responsibility given.. Some cons about this company is the long working hours and salary paid to interns are low compared to the hours....
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Company Review: Accenture - 5This company is really engaging and inspiring, full of talented people and technology and innovation driven. Sometimes it requires too much work and full hours for operational stuff and activities with no added value...
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Selecting locations when applyingHi all, I'm just curious about the dynamics of selecting an office location. I am wondering if it is okay to select offices simply because one wants to live there despite no connection to it. For example, say I list Amsterdam on my list of choices on a McK application. Will reviewers be like "Yo...
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MBB (non-US) -> MBA (M7) -> ??? Hello everyone, I'm writing this post to ask about the possible post-MBA career path. Sorry for some typos in advance- I'm writing this thread with my phone :'( I recently got a full-time offer from MBB and happily signed the offer. I've done the internship and loved the job and the environment s...
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Company Review: KPMG - SatisfiedGreat work environment, smart people, long term success prospects, travel perks, opportunity to grow and learn within multiple industries. . Low pay initially, long hours, critical tight deadline projects always, old school leadership mentality in some groups. ...
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How to overcome shyness and be more entrepreneurial?Hey guys, Recently joined a top consulting firm as a fresh graduate and the first formal feedback I received is that I should (1) be less shy (i.e., speak up more often, ask more questions and be more outgoing with clients as well as colleagues) and (2) have a more entrepreneurial mindset. What ar...
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From Big 4 MC to Deloitte S&OHi everyone, I work at a Big 4 MC (Finance focused) and was looking to make the jump to Deloitte S&O. After talking with a few colleagues that work at Deloitte S&O, the project scope is very similar to my current position and that I would be a good fit considering that I have the project experience...
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Company Review: PricewaterhouseCoopers - Satisfied- Smart and broad network of people - Depth & Breadth of work experience - Huge focus on training & development. - Low client exposure - Sometimes the work gets more transactional and less strategic - Limited travel opportunities...
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Company Review: Accenture - Good place to start your career* Work is very interesting and has lots of variety * Good career opportunities * Talented & motivated people * Good learning/training opportunities * Fast paced . * Pay is competitive, but still below market * Long hours * As is with most consulting firms, you have to work har...
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McKinsey "Keep in Touch" Program??sup guys i just heard back from McKinsey for a summer internship interview, and didn't get to the next round I go to a non target, with pretty strong referrals to the firm, and got this email from a Mck recruiter saying "Again, we are still very excited about your candidacy for full-time recruit...
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Need opinions on job offersI am currently considering three offers at hand. I studied engineering undergrad so I really didn't plan to go into finance or consulting or spent a lot of time prepping... but anyhow I think they turned out to be more interesting opportunities to me, so: A. UBS private wealth management at Hong K...
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Switching to consulting from research in OW?Currently doing research in OW aka knowledge services. Ive been sold the dream that OW accommodates employee development and will allow you to try out different things within the firm as long as you request for it. How realistic/possible is it to make the switch from research to consulting? Is this...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - McKinsey BAGreat people, amazing benefits, competitive pay, good work, very transparent review process with clear trajectory. Tough lifestyle, rarely sustainable for many people. High turnover. People are too smart for their own good sometimes...
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Company Review: Strategy& - Great firm with bright future as disruptorGreat people, competitive pay, great opportunity for industry specialization, firm is establishing itself as a distinct player in the consulting game . Excessive travel and hours during projects, the bureaucracy of PwC is annoying and hinders some work, there is a little fragmentation between legacy...
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Company Review: Strategy& - Great firm with bright future as disruptorGreat people, competitive pay, great opportunity for industry specialization, firm is establishing itself as a distinct player in the consulting game . Excessive travel and hours during projects, the bureaucracy of PwC is annoying and hinders some work, there is a little fragmentation between legacy...
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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Great but travel gets oldGreat, smart people and super interesting work. Huge variety and international experiences if you want if. Lots of unpredictable travel makes it pretty difficult to maintain a life. It can be difficult to influence the kinds of work you do, particularly if the office is very busy...
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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Great ExperiencePerks Salary. Yes perks is above salary. Still a newbie Good career growth. BCG looks way better on a cv. Highly intellectual people Making an impact Shaping opinion of industry leaders diverse projects and the best part is exit options. Even if you interned at MBB, decent options for exit...
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Deloitte Advisory position titlesWhat is the formal progression of titles in the Toronto office? Analyst > Consultant >Snr Consultant?...
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PST test taking experienceHi guys, I applied for McKinsey and they told me to take the test next week. I've gotten myself familiar with this test for quite some times now. But I still want to know if any of you guys have experiece you would like to share on this? And any recommendation on materials I should check out before ...
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Company Interview: PricewaterhouseCoopers - AssociateTell me about a time when you failed; tell me about your biggest weakness; why work in Consulting; None were too difficult. Just practice the basics, brush up on cases, do your research and you'll be fine. I would recommend checking the firm's website and read some real life case studies they have. ...
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Which of the following can I best leverage for FT recruiting or for MBA?Hi all, so I have two summer internship offers from recruiting this fall: -Cardinal Health, IT intern (role and location tbd, but location is likely to be Dublin, OH) -Grainger, Enterprise Systems Intern (Developer, Chicago or Lake Forest, IL) Which offer would better help me out in FT recruiting...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - McKinsey reviewhave no idea what company review detail means. have filled all pros and cons in the below box. company brand is very good. . pros: reputation, brand, salary, impact on community, talent, big projects, working with high level business people Cons: too much work, easy to get out, low long term salary ...
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Company Review: Analysis Group - great culturevery collaborative environment and intelligent people, flat hierarchy and interesting casework. Great first job out of college.. long working hours and some late nights before filing report; depends on the case, some can involve a lot of document reviewing...
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What would it take to acquire one of the Big 4??Hello everyone! Traditionally we have seen the Big 4 buying consulting firms or developing their strategy side internally. But what would it take to acquire one of them? How does their partnership structure affect how that deal would be conducted? All the best!...
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Company Review: Capgemini - GreatGreat people, interesting projects (F500 clients) Strong in the area that I am interested (digital strategy, operations). Reputation is not as well known in the US compared to its competitors DO not have a MBA sponsorship program ...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - Great place to work!For me, the high quality projects, high impact work and great people really set Bain apart. Of course the opportunity to work in the PEG ringfence is a huge bonus. . Not specializing in an industry or functional area until manager could be seen as a con for some people. ...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Great company to learn at* Very broad exposure in terms of geographies, industries, and topics. * Consistently high-priority projects for clients, which means you always get the attention of very senior people. * Steep learning curve! . * Long hours, which sometimes involve working on things that are not strictly n...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - GoodThe office culture is great because the people are supportive and from diverse backgrounds. Good office parties. Staffing could be improved as there is not much options in terms of travel experience or flexibility with staffing...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - SatisfiedGood culture. Reasonable hours. Coworkers want you to succeed. The mentor assigned to me was very helpful and made everything transparent. Coworkers taught me a lot about the company and industry.. One manager was sometimes rude and overly sarcastic. Work was sometimes tedious. Reviewing risk contro...
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Company Review: LEK Consulting - Life sciences consultingNo travel. Good compensation. Intetersting growth strategy work. Many cases per year. Great benefits.. Visibility. No control over allocation. Cross staffinf but doesn’t let employees travel to work with co-workers....
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AMA: Consultant at Accenture StrategyHi everyone, After speaking with a couple students currently recruiting, I realized that a lot of students could use more information about Accenture Strategy, as it can sometimes seem like a black box to recruits / students. Therefore, I'm willing to answer any and all questions people may have. ...
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Company Review: Simon Kucher Partners - Great cultureThe people working at Simon-Kucher are very nice. It is not a competitive, dog-eat-dog environment like other consulting companies. Staffing depends more on availability than personal preference. However, this also has its pros because you don't have to apply constantly to be in projects...
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Company Review: Oliver Wyman - Good employer for selected topics- very competitive salary - challenging tasks - good opportunities for career progression - intelligent colleagues. Like many big consulting firms the business is very much focussed on big incumbents. I am sometimes missing more diversity in client/task portfolio....
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Company Interview: Deloitte Consulting - DeloitteInterest in the Industry as interview was for finance transformation team was tricky. I also had to feign a huge desire to do accounting exams as this is a requirement to be on the graduate program. Also why the firm was tricky, need standard differentiation between the big 4 and reference the pass ...
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Company Interview: Ernst and Young - Summer internshipA time you've made a decision based on lots of data? How would you go about meeting clients' needs? I was prepared for a strength based interview and most questions were straight forward. However, I struggled a bit with these 2 questions. I was able to answer it but I wish I had more time to thin...
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