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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - great firmClients are diverse, very different types of clients and industries. Client problems are very different People are great . A lot of powerpoint Pay is not great compared to industry Sometimes planning is not great Slow progression...
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2016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey 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 (BCG) or now during the Summer. Let's try to provide sufficient data so it's less confusing: Current locatio...
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Company Interview: Innosight - Summer Associate1.Typical behavioral: why this school? what did you do at your previous internship? how did you enjoy it? 2. Case - unstructured scenario about a company with pre-existing products comes up with a new product. The interviewer reads the prompt and expects you to take a moment to digest. The intervie...
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Question about major at VandyI am going to transfer to Vandy as a junior student. If I decide to major in something else besides economics, such as history or political science then will this hinder my chance of breaking into management consulting? I have an interest for politics and history that's way I might consider majoring...
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Company Review: Cambridge Associates - Good place to start a careerGreat work life balance. Smart co-workers willing to share knowledge. Very good place to start a career. Salary. Career path for junior employees often not clearly defined. Can hit a wall after two years of employment...
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MBB in NYC - experience with hours, work-life balance across the firms post-MBAHi all - I'm currently doing an MBA and have summer offers from MBB in NYC. I am trying to get underneath whether there are significant lifestyle differences between the three firms. I know that I will work hard at all of them, but I am wondering whether there are concrete differences in: - hours w...
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Company Review: Deloitte - DeloitteWorking is quite intense in Deloitte but can learn a lot. I worked as a part-time consultant assistant, and really enjoy the fast-pace woking style.. I may not have enough time for my NYU school work, which is a main downside for me. Besides, the consultant sometimes is to busy to coach me....
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Company Review: Deloitte - Deloitte Consulting Business AnalystGood Flexibility, good professional training . When not traveling, people are free to work from home. . No cash bonus for the first 2 years. Top level and entry level people are consistently excellent, but the mid level management people are mixed....
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PWC Forensic Advisory vs Deloitte Risk Advisory vs EY Risk Advisory (HONG KONG) - Chances on getting into Management ConsultingHi all, Been amused by the information I am getting from this forum so far, and I will like to get some insights from you on my situation as well. I just graduated from a mid range college in the states. I double majored in Economics and Information System, my major GPA is 3.6 and my CGPA is 3.3....
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McKinsey PST exam next weekHey everyone, first post here. To much of my surprise, I have been invited to take the McKinsey PST in London at the end of next week. I have a few questions regarding the exam: -Is every applicant invited to take the exam? If not, what percentage is? -What are the best resources to study for the e...
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Company Review: Accenture - FS Consulting - Stay AwayTypical advantages of a large firm, such as benefits, 401(k) match, and so on. The people are also great to work with, depending on the project.. Being a public firm, the company is meeting external metrics amazingly and the stock price is through the roof. Internally, however, the employees do not ...
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KPMG EVS Info?Next week I go for the superday for KPMG's EVS group. It's valuation and some transfer pricing work. Anyone know what kind of compensation they have? Typical hours per week? Any advice? Any advice/information is welcome!...
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McKinsey Restructuring & TransformationHi, I recently wrapped up my third year at a turnaround/restructuring consulting firm (Alix, Alvarez, FTI). I’m happy where I am. A McKinsey recruiter reached out to me last week about interviewing for an open Associate position in their Restructuring & Transformation (McKinsey RTS) practice. Has ...
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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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Accenture CDTSAnyone familiar with Accenture's Corporate Development and Transaction Service (CDTS) team? I appreciate any insights on the type of work, pay, reputation in the industry/b-school placement, or any other useful information. Thanks....
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Company Review: Stout Risius Ross - Could be bettergood culture, able to dress down unless have client meetings. CEO is really passionate about the company and has a good vision.. Salary is not at market and working long hours can get unnoticed by management. There is a high amount of turnover....
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Company Review: Deloitte - BTA Summer ScholarLike any other consulting role this role fits that category in respects to the travel and perks of travel. The work will differ depending on the service line.. I do not have any cons at this time. Networking is key so make sure that it is used to get staffed on projects that are most desired....
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Thought Consulting Was My Dream...Now I Hate itMod Note: GREAT comment inside by user Hugo Bentley 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 str...
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Internship and FT Recruiting, GPA vs Case weightingI am back from abroad and missed fall recruiting on campus last semester. I am at a target school with a perfect GPA recruiting for some of the smaller firms and a couple bigger ones for summer internships. I am a science major with little to no business experience, but somewhat relevant research ex...
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Think I bombed my partner interview with McKinsey - is there any hope? So I had three interviews. First with an EM, where I'll give myself 10/10 for PEI and 9/10 for the case. The second was with an Associate Partner. I'll myself a 11/10 for PEI ( it went super awesome) and 10/10 for the case and 10/10 for the guesstimate she asked me to do. I did very well on both. ...
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Strategy& vs EY Strategy job offer helpHello Everyone, I was hoping to get your help in deciding between an offer from EY Strategy and Strategy& (formerly Booz and Co). Both are Engagement Manager roles and I am hoping to do my MBA in the next few years and then go into senior strategy roles for a fortune 500 company. Here is what I fee...
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Company Interview: Stout Risius Ross - Valuation Analyst InternThe most unexpected question was the written assignment which required us to construct a letter to the Board of Directors for a fictional company detailing the methods and rationale for valuing the company. The premise was that recent relaxed government regulations had resulted in a favorable enviro...
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AMA - I Work at Strategy&. ConsultingHere to answer your questions. A bit about me: -Strategy& Senior Associate -Graduated from M7 MBA (class of 2015/16) I'd prefer not to give much more detail at this time about myself (e.g., where I'm based, etc). Headcount has shrank about 20% since I've joined (hint hint - and this is net of new ...
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Reneging on BB PWM for top tier econ consultingI live in Europe, the BB is an European BB and the econ consulting is a top tier firm in Europe (Frontier/Oxera/Compass), probably equivalent to Cornerstone/AG in US. Is it worth it? Also if I choose EC, would it be possible to make the jump to ER/AM pre-MBA(I’ll be doing Corp fin and valuation ca...
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Is Voctor Cheng's LOMS The Best Prep?deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted...
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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Great place to workOutstanding benefits, work with smart people, meaningful work. People here care about your growth and development. . Significant ambiguity at times. Have to be okay with hierarchy. Not all work sees daylight. Often short deadlines....
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EY TAS OTS vs PwC DDVWhile I didn't capitalize on my MBB interview, I have an MBA internship offer at PwC Advisory DDV and E&Y TAS OTS. Any thoughts about pros and cons of each re: exit ops, prestige, full-time re-recruiting, culture, etc? Looks like EY will pay slightly more....
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From tier 2-3 to Bain but reduction in salary and levelHey guys... I am faced with an interesting decision. I am currently working for a tier 2-3 Life Sciences consulting firm (Trinity, ZS, IMS, Clearview but not OW or LEK). I am currently a first year manager (3 years post-MBA). I applied to Bain and got an offer as a Consultant (entry level post-MBA)....
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Differences between MBB and Tier 2?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 MBB vs. a 2nd Tier firm (such as Big 4 accounting firms ). Do you work for bigger clients at a Big Three? How are the two different in terms of work, clients,...
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Breaking into MBB; What Can I Do Better? What Should I ConsiderHello! Background: I am a junior attending top state school (think Berkeley, Michigan, or Virginia) majoring in Political Science. I am a transfer to the current institution last semester from a community college. Things I did: - Political Finance Intern at Congressman Re-election campaign. -...
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Company Review: Alvarez & Marsal - Like what you do and who you do it withInteresting work, mostly good people to work with, lots of travel so lots of airline miles. If you do good work, MDs give you a lot of rope.. Little control over what projects you get staffed on, some client sites are really undesirable or you can get stuck there for a long time....
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Company Interview: Cambridge Associates - Cambridge AssociatesDefinitely during my first case study which ended up being my third interview. They ask typical finance definition questions, but some of the analysis required to complete this is quite difficult without much preparation. Present your investment thesis for which fund you believe would be a more sui...
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EY TAS Business Modeling & AnalyticsLooking to network with anyone in this group from NYC. Want to learn more about the kind of projects they work on and prestige of the group compared to other Big 4 transaction advisory groups....
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Company Review: Willis Towers Watson - Willis Towers Watson - Healthcare Consultant Intern Review-casual dress -ability to work on many different projects at the same time -laid back management style. -didn't feel like I learned that much, more just going through the motions -clients need the same thing at the same time every year so work can feel repetitive...
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BCG off-cycle undergrad 1st round turnaround****************************************************************************************************...
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Company Review: Cornerstone Research - 4The people, the culture, the pay, the learning opportunities, the exit ops, the diversity, the reputation. Isn't as well known to the general public as management consulting firms even though I personally find the work more interesting....
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Is there any value in the CA qualification outside of Accounting?So I spent my junior years in the big 4 grinding out a CA while burning the midnight oil and now, as a Manager in the consulting (deals - IT merger integration) side of the firm, I don't really use my CA qualifications at all. I guess when CVs are added to proposals our clients have assurance I can...
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Choosing McKinsey v Bain MBA InternshipI'm in the fortunate situation of choosing between a McKinsey sales and marketing strategy consulting internship v Bain MBA Internship. McKinsey is in Denver, Bain in Dallas. In fairly agnostic on location. I'm leaning Bain based on the relationships I've built over the last few months, but saying n...
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Company Interview: Mercer Capital - MercerHow would a 15 dollar minimum wage impact a retail store? What questions would you ask to help you determine the impact? Why Mercer? Why are you interested in Career consulting? Talk about a time you had to present a lot of raw data Talk about a time you had a conflict with someone on your team Walk...
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Company Interview: Duff & Phelps - Valuation Analystabout 30 minutes interview, half was behavioral and the other half was about valuation analysis. Mostly basic questions about the firm, your interest in valuation and why, resume walk through, and discounted cash flow analysis. I had case study and valuation analysis included in resume so a good amo...
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Career advice; What should I do more to my chances and what am I missing?Hello! Background: I am a junior attending top state school (think Berkeley, Michigan, or Virginia) majoring in Political Science. I am a transfer to the current institution last semester from a community college. Things I did: - Political Finance Intern at Congressman Re-election campaign. -...
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M7 MBA w/ sub 3.0 GPA chances of Top Tier Consulting? I'm a current M7 MBA student with sub 3.0 GPA and wanted to get honest feedback on chances of top tier consulting job post-MBA? I think I am too low for MBB, but does anyone have any insights into any sort of GPA requirements/screening at Deloitte, A.T. Kearney, Booz, Accenture, PwC, E&Y, Strategy&?...
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What was your FIRST day and FIRST weeks like at your MBB?Looking for general, fun, interesting or not-interesting stories of what your first day on the job was like: ie 1) How you felt 2) What your expectations vs reality were like 3) How you adjusted to the new flow? (if it was a new flow at all) Thanks!...
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Is Strategy& Going to Ruin My Future?Hello everyone, I'm a long-time lurker and rising undergrad Junior at a semi-target who's received an early internship offer for Summer 2018 from Strategy& in NY. The only catch is that the offer expires on October 1st. I'm still going to apply to MBB, but in the case that they reject me or that the...
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Looking for Excel Data Mgmt Tests/Material for PracticeHi, If anyone has any case studies or any material regarding data mgmt for large amounts of data that would be great to run through on my own for practice. For example, having a large set of data, cleaning it up using different functions, then interpreting it through pivot tables to essentially cre...
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CAPCO (UK) - Senior Consultant / Principal Consultant ? Hi all, I am likely to have an interview with CAPCO next week. The HR said based on my experience, she will put me forward for a Senior Consultant role. Is there room for negotiation here after or during the interview process? I am fairly senior with 10+ yrs of relevant experience. The PC role woul...
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KPMG - TS Integration & Separation teamHi, Next July, I will start a 6-months internship within the Paris office of KPMG, within the Transaction Services - Integration & Separation team. From what I have understood (and found really interesting) during my interviews, the main purpose of the team is to help creating value during the m&...
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Company Review: Deloitte - SatisfiedYou get to work with some of the smartest people from top universities across the US. Get to work on a variety of different projects and get exposure to the operations side of businesses. The hours are bad, but this is to be expected in consulting. The traveling is also pretty rough, and I find it h...
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Company Review: Accenture - Very satisfiedBeen working here for about 5 months, people are very willing to help you if you ask questions. Pay is great out of college. Project security is kind of unknown at the analyst level, sometimes feels like you are expendable as a first year analyst. Was forced to take earner time off due to project fu...
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Is it too late to land a consulting job in HK now?Hi friends - a friend is relocating from NY to HK this month but still needs to find a job. His profile: fresh grad from a target, 3.8gpa, did internship at BB AM and boutique IBD. Understood that most firms finished recruiting, chances that he lands a consulting job in HK? he can start asap. What ...
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Company Review: Simon Kucher Partners - Good place, needs more payFun office culture / vibes, great leadership mentorship. Overall, the office is an incredible place to learn a lot about consulting for the first time.. Unsure about base pay comparison to other competitive firms. Do not know how the bonus structure works either; projects can get a bit boring if the...
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WSO Review Posts are SpamWSO 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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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Great company; industry is hard workGood pay, friendly and helpful people, weekends are kept free, good health benefits, great social events. Steep learning curve, irregular hours, sometimes long hours, inability to plan any life during the week ...
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AMA: 6 months into post-undergrad role at MBBHey 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 role. I ju...
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Company Review: BDO - Former EmployeeWork hours were only long during busy season (January - March), but were pretty lax in summer. It is a small team, so lot of room to grow.. Poorly mismanaged. Lot of talent leave and no action is taken by management to retain staff. Emphasizes flex hours as a pro, however, only in theory....
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Difference between "Management" and "Strategy" consulting?Doing MBA research and a lot of schools break 'management' and 'strategy' consulting into two distinct categories in employment reports. Clearly the majority show MBB as 'management' consulting, but there are also some listing strategy. What are the differences between the two? What is Managemen...
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Company Review: Accenture - Streets Is WatchingGreat pay, easy to meet people. I have had a lot of fun since I started the job and learned a lot about the relevant industry. Huge company, can get lost in the fray. Besides this there is not too much to complain about, especially for first job...
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Company Interview: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants - Summer internshipThe unstructured nature of the case made it difficult. Explaining over the phone was also challenging. Should have prepared better for unstructured cases. ...
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Recommendations for Education Practice people to cold email working at MBBHi everyone, I'd like to do some broader work than I'm currently doing in the education space. I'm doing deals, but I'd like to see some corporate education, school, nonprofit, and government education. McK and BCG do a lot of this, and so does Bain, but to a lesser extent. Can anyone recommend som...
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Company Interview: LEK - LEKTwo interviews with junior level consultants First was a market sizing, relatively easy, lasted about half an hour with behaviorals Second was a business case, pretty standard, again half an hour with behaviorals Tell me about yourself Why consulting Why LEK (important) Why this division Explain v...
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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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AT Kearney vs PWC Close friend received post MBA internship offers, and it's coming down to AT Kearney vs PWC (NOT S&, PWC MC/Advisory). I was MBB and didnt' recruit any of these firms back when I did my MBA, so I fear I'm a bit out of touch. I think the answer is ATK, but wanted to get a pulse check. What do you m...
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Company Review: Accenture - Satisfied Work Life balance is very good. Great way to explore many industries through the generalist program . Not much say on which projects you will be staffed on initially. Traveling benefits are not good as MBB...
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Company Interview: Oliver Wyman - Consulting Internin the second/last round, the first part with the first principal was a market sizing question. very little information was given, and one has to estimate a lot of numbers which was a little intimidating. for the second part, the case question was even more untraditional - the principal talked about...
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Company Interview: McKinsey and Co - Summer Business AnalystThe most difficult part was probably the personal story-telling, as it feels like a fake and rehearsed situation. The interviewer will ask you a question like "Tell me about a time where you made a difference to a team" and expect you to have a detailed and rehearsed story ready. Even though you hav...
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Company Review: Oliver Wyman - Goodgood very happy i wish to stay here for longer time hope there would be more bonus and holiday for consultant. working time is long, long travel time, less medical benefits, less prestige, less travelling subsidy...
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2018 Charles Aris Consulting Comp StudyResults are in... relatively minimal change from 2017, but always good to look over. http://files.constantcontact.com/b27df4bb001/cabd68bd-b037-44d3-8f70-8b91080d50c8.pdf...
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Solid place to start a career in consulting-good deal flow, not too much worry about beach time -great place to start -goos mentorship opportunities -backing of giant big 4 firm. -lack of strategy deals -less exit opportunities than MBB -on the lower end of pay -travel Monday-Thursday ...

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