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Does school pedigree matter after getting the job?

healthguy15

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

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AMA: 2.5 years @ MBB post PhD

Hughly741

I appreciated the info I got from this forum when I was applying so figured I’d pay it forward. **** Briefly about me: * I am a PhD at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> in N Europe * Joined ~2.5 years ago as entry level (think BA/A/AC) * ...

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AMA: Three years of MBB leaving for PE in NYC

luckytaleb

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

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Dropoff after top 15 firms?

TheYoungWolf

Sorry, I’m a little new to consulting so I have a question about the industry. It’s pretty established that MBB is at the top, followed by strategy firms like LEK and Oliver Wyman and then the Big 4. How big is the dropoff after these top 10-15 firms for career trajectory and comp and business ...

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Junior Year Summer MBB (or tier 2) Internship Chances

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Am a sophomore right now at a semi-target (of sorts). I've grown very interested in consulting, and I am eager to obtain a tier 1/tier 2 internship next summer (summer after my junior year) Was wondering what y'all think my chances are to get some MBB & tier 2 interviews. -School: Semi-Target -GP...

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Share 3-month consultingcase 101 account with a fraction of cost

huyang0908

Hi guys, I have a 3-month consultingcase101 account starting from 06-Mar-2019. I would like to share the account with anyone who's interested with $30 only (Original price $126). Send me an email to [email protected] if you need it and you are serious to share. Thanks...

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Thoughts and impressions on the other side of an undergrad MBB recruiting event

kindheartedconsultant

Edits: I wrote this up and just sort of posted it, but I've gone back through to clarify and sound like less of a dick. I apologize if it rubs anyone the wrong way. Edit 2: looks like the way I said everything is really rubbing some people the wrong way, and doesn't accurately express what I meant....

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Questions about Moving from Investment Banking to Consulting

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I've been working for GS for the past 5 years (previously worked at MS for 3 years) and I'm Senior Associate (MO position SEC DIV) at GS and have MBA (non top tier). I'm exploring mobility/career change and I've my eye on consulting. I've been doing some research online and wanted to get feedback...

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Sophomore summer internship vs a social science research fellowship? Williams College

vithanvidai

Hi guys, I am currently deciding between a relevant(not Consulting or big company) internship vs a research fellowship on perception of wartime Vietnamese emigrants(I am also Vietnamese) . The reasons I am debating because although I have a pretty weak GPA(~3.4X), I already did a winter internship ...

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AMA Request: ATK/LEK Consultants

Klaud45

There's a lot of information around on MBB/Big Four/ACN consulting, but not so much on the smaller, but still very strong, T2 shops like ATK, LEK, and OW. Are there any consultants from these shops (personally interested in LEK due to their strength in PE DD) that would be willing to shed some light...

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Mention consultants you talked to in the cover letter

Wayne111

Hello all. I am just wondering if it is appropriate to mention an acquaintance's name in the cover letter. Over the years, I have either met at conferences or done informational interviews with consultants (from associate to partner) but I have not directly worked with them or been close so to spe...

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BCG Interview in One Week -- Best Final Preparation Tips?

FlyEaglesFly

I received a BCG first-round interview out of the blue a few weeks ago. I am from a non-target and although I had some familiarity with case interviews, I had to brush up quite a bit as I was unfamiliar with MBB interviews. I have done two mocks with current BCGers, and the only critique was to wor...

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Strategy& salary increase (post-MBA)?

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Hi, Does anyone have information on post-MBA salaries at Strategy&? Management Consulted currently says that there are "ongoing internal discussions to raise" the current salary of 150K, so I wanted to see if anyone had new information to share. Given the recent hikes at MBB, where starting salarie...

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Applying to MBB Full-time after Internship Rejection

moneyballer97

Hi! I attend a target university for MBB on the east coast, and applied + made it to first round interviews at McKinsey and Bain. However, I didn't prepare at all for either interview, as I was caught in a midterm exams, and honestly wasn't motivated, since I wasn't sure if consulting was the path ...

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Big 4 Consulting vs Poyry

rakiva

Hi all, Does anyone of you have information regarding Poyry Management Consulting and how well it's regarded in comparison to Big 4 consulting in UK? I’ve looked at some profiles on Linkedin and it seems like most of the consultants and senior consultants actually have Engineering background and ...

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BCG GAMMA?

NeverSayNever

Got dinged by BCG generalist after 1st round, but got a phone interview with GAMMA. Want to start thread since not much information is available for gamma right now... 1. interview process. what is that 30 mins phone interview with recruiter about? background? mini case? experience? 2. difference...

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Why is MBB so sought after vs. Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, S&?

pilisopa

I know this might be sacrilege but as a neophyte to the consulting world's nooks and crannies, I wanted to know why MBB is so highly regarded versus, say, Deloitte, PwC, Strategy&, Accenture, or any number of other "top" consulting firms. Sure, it looks like the salaries are slightly (though not alw...

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The "Ivy" Tag

rocket77450

I currently attend a non-Ivy school that's ranked between 8 and 15 in the USNWR college rankings. Would transferring to an Ivy League institution boost my chances of breaking into management consulting? How would my school compare to its Ivy peers, such as Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth, and Penn (non-Wh...

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McKinsey & BCG in Philadelphia

anonymousmonkey14563226

Curious as to how the Mckinsey and BCG offices are viewed in comparison to some of their other US offices. Exit ops, how challenging is it to land a position out of undergrad, and compensation in comparison to other US offices?? Any and all information would be appreciated. ...

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How is A&M perceived in the industry?

iridescent007

I think their pay is v high right? No cap on bonus. If you don't get into MBB/dont choose to go to MBB, is A&M a solid option? What about exit opps? Thank you for the inputs. ...

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Applying to Tier 2's as an Experienced Hire

coo12

I'm about 8 months into my consulting career with IBM GBS. The work I mostly do is around implementing enterprise software - traveling 4 days a week to our client's site. Although this is a critical part of our consulting practice, I want to transition to a role that is strategy and/or operations ...

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MBB: Importance and benefits of a good rating

licacibuy

Hey everyone. I’m almost 9 months into my first year at MBB (think Atlanta office) and while my first two cases ended up great from a reviews perspective (likely outperform), I’m under the impression my third case supervisor has given me the impression that I am an average performer and treats...

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Preparing for Deloitte/PwC Valuation and Business Modeling Interview/Case Study

mardini22

Hi All - I have 2 interviews, one with Deloitte for their Valuation & Business Modeling team and one for PwC for their Deal - Valuations team. (Both in Dubai, UAE). I have been invited to do a case study for Deloitte - Valuation & Business Modeling. Does anyone know what this case study could look ...

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Background Check - Notifying Current Employer Question

kreclu56

Hi All, I'm currently undergoing a background check for for a consultant job at one of the Big4. All is well and good. However, my on-boarding assistant told me that I needed to confirm that I have given my notice to my current employer in order to complete the Current Employer Verification porti...

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Is Voctor Cheng's LOMS The Best Prep?

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Most UK to USA internal transfers

CleoConsult

Im looking to make a move from London, UK to New York and wanted to get the opinion of NYC based consultants as to which firms seem to take the most internal transfers from the UK. So anyone that works in NY (American or otherwise), does your firm seem to offer many internal transfers from other co...

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URM @ Target School

yeehaww

Hello everyone, I have been recently looking on WSO, and I have found it super helpful to hear people's experiences in management consulting. I am currently a sophomore at a top target Ivy League college, and I am a first generation student and underrepresented minority. I have a pretty good resu...

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Why MBB plus a few tier 2s (LEK) are more open-minded to advanced degree but most firms in tier 2 and 3 are not.

Wayne111

Mckinsey and BCG hire a lot of advanced professional degrees (MD,PHD,JD), and they have a specific process to do so. I've heard McKinsey's 50% incoming associates are APDs (can someone confirm?) But firms in other tiers seem to be less interested. If APDs can be proved to succeed and add value in co...

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Splitting Profits From Music Sales

shafi1248

Hi Everyone, A local musician has offered to hire me as his marketing intern in exchange for a percentage of his music sales. This sounds fantastic. I like to trust but verify; is there a way I can legally make sure that the profit from his music sales are split between us?...

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Charles River Associates (CRA) vs ZS

freroht

Best spot to become a partner/VP or for exit opportunities? Not 100% sure if I’ll stay in consulting for the long run ...

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Deloitte Federal Analyst S&O

ausenna

Hey guys, I was just curious to see if anyone knew anything about Deloitte's Federal Analyst in the Strategy & Operations Group. Things such as, how hard is it to transfer over to the commercial practice? how good are the exit opportunities in terms of MBA placement etc.? how reputable is Deloitt...

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3.44 @ Wharton .. how good of a chance do I have to break in?

Takeoff33

Hi guys - Long time reader of the forum, but I've had trouble finding some specifics on my situation. Background: GPA is 3.4 Varsity athlete. A few quick questions: Do I have a chance at Big 4, or should I shoot for smaller firms? Should I emphasize my fraternity experience? I realize that ...

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Does start date matter for PE?

dat_boi_3069

Starting soon as an analyst at an MBB in NY. Quite certain I will recruit for PE this fall when on-cycle recruiting happens, but since recruiting happens so early these days (last time was October) I feel pressured to pick an earlier start date than I would otherwise like. Does anyone who's recruite...

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How long for invitation after referral?

dennispouka

Hello guys, I have secured a referral from an MBB partner, as I am looking for an internship after my master's degree. I come from a non-target school. How long would you think it will take before I receive the actual invitation for the test? I have already started preparing and I am worried that I...

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2019 Deloitte S&O Salary/Compensation - Correct Expectation

kreclu56

Hi All, Recently I was given an offer from Deloitte S&O for a consultant position. I have almost 5 years of indutstry experience (non-consulting) and an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid Spain. The offer I was giving was between 115-120K. I thought this was good from reviewing the salaries on ...

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Vista cognitive ability test.

Nickh

So Vista Equity Partners' consulting branch wants me to do some kind of test. Should I be worried? Has anyone done this? Anybody work for Vista and would like to network. DM me ...

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