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deloitte in orange county/ladoes anyone know what the offices in Orange county-costa mesa and santa ana & LA do? Is it consulting, accounting, corporate finance? How do I find this out tried to look on their website but couldn't find an answer. Most interested in the one OC office but curious about them all. Thanks for you...
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GPA / Majors matters... Hi, I am a rising junior in a decent European university, I plan to apply for some major consulting/banking firms in the US for a summer internship. In our school we get grades on a 0-20 scale, best students have usually 16, worst rarely less than 6. This is a major difference with your A, B, C....
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Moving from small and virtually unkown firm to M/B/BGraduated from LSE/SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) with a joint masters in International Relations and Economics and then moved (back) to Tokyo. Found a job with a small, unknown firm that does consulting for governments on trade-related issues, especially w/r/t agriculture but also ac...
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Are consultants sterile?I am convinced that 90% of male consultants are sterile... when I get up after working for a couple of hours, my laptop makes my crotch feel like its on fire. This can't be good for my little guys... definitely not one of the glamorous perks they tell you about in info sessions....
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applying for internshipsI want to apply for consulting internships in the U.S., preferable NY or Boston, however I will be abroad all year next year in London. I was wondering how applying for internships typically work. I realize most people say that hiring is normally done at schools that are closer to the offices, i.e...
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What to do at company profile visit? Does anyone have any tips to land an interview at a Bain & Co. company profile visit on campus? It's even more difficult when i'm not a student at that campus (I'm student at non-targeted university).Anything would be helpful. Thanks...
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Travel - How does you handle it and what does your firm do to make it less painful?Getting staffed on a travel assignment soon, rather excited since I was in the home office during my internship. From what I've heard, my firm is pretty good with travel, lots of perks, always a good hotel, generous reimbursement for meals. I am wondering what others' travel experiences have been l...
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Corporate Finance - Transaction Services career pathsJust wondering, what sort of career paths does 'Transaction Services' in a Big4 firm open up? The position provides training for an ACA qualification as well. What sort of working hours and type of work can I expect? The websites seem quite vague, 'supporting transactions, transaction structuring e...
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Breaking into Management ConsultingHi everyone, Thanks in advance for your advice. I just finished summer analyst at top BB, and previously worked in another in wealth management. I really would like to try and get a full-time job in consulting. I go to a small liberal arts school, and although the alumni network is good for finance...
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turnover at M/B/B?entry-level positions are generally 2-3 year programs at M/B/B...anybody have any idea what the turnover rate is? voluntary and involuntary? i am guessing that 1-2 go to PE, 1-2 get axed, rest stay on and/or go to b-school...
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Law school to consulting?I'm about to start my last year of law school and have a bit of a dilemma. I spent the summer interning at one of the top corporate law firms in the country and have an offer to return as a permanent associate after graduation. Unfortunately, I'm a little disenchanted with law and am considering goi...
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anyone know about the companies on this list for management consulting?http://depts.washington.edu/careers/job-intern/complist.php I found that list on the UW website, and I was wondering if anyone sees any management consulting firms besides MTG Management consultants on it. My second question is, since I know that MTG probably isn't a super reputable firm like MBB...
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Networking and Consulting - Getting an offer from MBB How much does networking help in getting an offer from M/B/B? I've heard both sides on this issue with some saying that it is a straight GPA/experience/case interview game and others who say the key to landing a job in consulting is through networking. What do you guys think? To what extent do you...
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Practice Case Studies Can anyone recommend any good books/websites/anything else for good business analyst level practice case studies for strat consulting? If they're MBA level case studies, that's fine as well. Thanks....
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Semi-target Econ vs. Non-target BusinessWe all know that Ivy econ >= non-Ivy business. But how about Northwestern econ (top 15, no undergrad b-school) vs. Notre Dame's Mendoza b-school? I don't think Notre Dame is up there with the other b-schools like Ross, Stern, McIntire, Haas and Sloan, but I hear Northwestern mentioned frequently a...
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IT Consulting - How does it compare to management/strategy consulting? Hi, I was wondering how IT consulting compares to Management/strategy consulting in terms of pay and hours. I like technology as well as business, so IT consulting seems like a good fit, but is the pay similar to MC? I know it would be less, but is it still possible to make around 150-200k after bo...
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Backup Careers in case one doesn't get into consulting?Hi, I was wondering what possible backup careers are possible to those that don't get into a top management consulting firm? Although I'm a senior, I'm planning on going to Michigan or USC and getting a double degree in economics and accounting, so what can I do if I don't get into McKinsey? Obvio...
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Smaller lesser known consulting firms? salary/opps?I go to a non target and was wondering what are the salary/opportunities for working at a less distinguished consulting firm? ...thanks ...
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Move from Media to consulting?Hi, How likely is it to move from a managerial role in media to consulting. I know experience in lifesciences/pharma domain is valued highly by consulting firms. Does the similar hold for media? Thanks ...
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Checking References/backgroundThis is purely a hypothetical situation...but I need an objective answer free of any morality. Say, a person is applying to FT to MBB. For the summer between Jr and Sr years, he/she had an internship that was completely irrelevant to consulting or even business (think researching, architect shadow...
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Accenture?: insights and thoughts?Sidebar... a friend with a prior IB background (associate) switched to Accenture 2 years ago and worked as a Sr. Manager in their M&A corporate strategy group. Coincidentally just left Accenture to entertain prospects into PE, HF etc. He's been talking to me ad nauseum about a move to Accenture. ...
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Oliver Wyman - Pay and lifestyle? Specifically their financial advisory and general management consulting divisions. How is the pay, lifestyle, travel?...
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Case QuestionI found the following case from 'Case-in-Point': 'Estimate the number of travel guides sold each year' (real question from Katzenbach). How would you approach this?...
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Non MBB consulting into Private Equity/Hedge FundsWhat are the exit opps like into PE and HF from top consulting firms (MBB) and other ones that are elite (Katzenbach, Monitor, LEK, BAH)? ...
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Frost & SullivanAnybody know anything about them? I've heard it can be a good place to work for a couple years but not long-term. Any thoughts on how experience at this firm might look to future employers?...
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Winning a Start-up challenge- What will be MBBs perspectiveRecently in April, I won a popular $100,000 start-up challenge held amongst all business schools in the U.S at my school(target). It had to do with a medical device to prevent cervical cancer for women in the developing countries which I have been working on since last september. I am pursuing that ...
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Orion ConsultantsAnyone heard of this firm and its quality/reputation/culture? thanks...
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BSchool after MBBAnyone have approximate statistics of MBB alums getting into HBS or Wharton?...
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physicians in consulting?As a physician without completing a full residency, will major consulting firms still hire you? Also, could you get hired without having an MBA if your undergrad degree was in business? Also, any ideas on the starting comp? thanks. ...
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Big Consulting--Hong KongAnyone do strategy consulting in Hong Kong? Any differences in pay/experience/advancement opps between HK and US offices? My goal 5 to 10 years down the line is to end up in HK or China. No doubt HK is the door to China, but I'm wondering if US experience would be more valuable at entry level....
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Studying International Business for Consulting?Hey Everyone! Quick Question: Will concentrating in international business (Berkeley calls it Global Management Concentration) be the most appealing route to enter consulting on an international scope (I'd like to consult around in Asia). Or should I concentrate in other fields, such as Marketing...
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Starting Salaries at Bain, McK, BCG?Anyone know? Fresh out of ugrad......
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McKinsey Interview Anyone?I have one coming up after the new year (scheduling problems) and I was wondering if anyone else has had one yet and if they could share experiences, tips ... etc. ...
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Parter/Upper Echelon CompensationJust a question regarding pay at the upper levels of Consultancies. While I'm sure most of the pay is performance based what is an average partner at M/B/B bringing in?...
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engg majors?Is it true that if you have a decent gpa in a major like engineering, applied math, or some sort of related field, then that's looked upon better than a good gpa in a history type thing? I've heard things like "consulting firms love math/engineering majors." And yet the firms say "major in whateve...
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Firm Perception - Among young grads Hey guys, I just wanted to get an idea of firm perception among young grads. So, assuming you had an offer from all of the following firms, rank the firms in order of where you would accept. Here's the list: McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Lazard, Greenhill, Me...
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How long until travel pushed you out?Out of curiosity, so how long for those ex-consultants did it take you to say " I love my job, but just can't handle this damn travel." I think I'm hitting a wall here and dont know if its just something you plug through and accept, or if i'm hitting a wall it means i'm done....
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Private Equity ConsultingHi, I know that Bain has a PE consulting practice. Does anyone know anything about it? ...
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Need some answers re: recruiting and other thingsHello... I am a rising senior at a semi-target school (BCG and Bain recruit 1-2 per year, McK doesn't, heavily recruited by Big 4). My majors are biology and management. Anyways, my problem is that I recently decided over the past few weeks that I want to go into consulting rather than grad sch...
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Question about traveling in consultingOne of the most significant negatives about consulting is the crapload of traveling right? I was wondering, if a project is 2-3 months on an off-site, when you're there, do most firms "force" you to fly back home every weekend? Cuz if you just fly somewhere and stay there for the duration of the pro...
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MonitorCan people tell me about Monitor Group? What is the company's reputation? How is the pay/perks? How are exit/opps? Any information woul be great. Thanks...
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Junior Consulting RoleHi there, I have just been offered a junior consultant role at derivatives consulting group. Has anyone worked for this firm? I have also received some offers for Ops grad schemes with IB's. I believe with the consultancy role I would start in operational support/documentation before moving onto a...
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consulting message boardsAny good consulting forums / MB's?...
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Project ControlI was wondering if anybody knew about the Project Control practice at former Big4 consulting firms? I've heard that it's not really consulting, but more of a managerial position, but I'm not exactly sure what the job entails. Also, if anyone knows what kind of exit opps. etc. an analyst position wou...
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Consulting Salaries vs. Investment Banking SalariesI'm going off to college as an undergraduate on the west coast and was wondering what kind of salaries and hours I can expect if I want to work as an ibanker, consultant, or venture capitalist in the Silicon Valley. I'm interested in the specifics - can I go home by 7 or 8 pm if I do consulting? Do ...
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McKinsey in Asia?Hi, just wondering if there's anyone that's at McKinsey (or Bain/BcG) in Asia? I would like to get a sense of what the associates make straight from MBA. Is it same pay as the US? Also, do you have to travel a lot still? Thanks....
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Non-target recruitingThis is a reply to the previous thread; for technical reasons it won't let me answer to the thread itself (says I need to log in, then refuses to let me log in) so I'm doing it like this. Consulting firms will give you much less of a look if you are from a non-target than IB. Part of it is because ...
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Non-Target SummerComing from a non-target school, what are the best options for junior year summer internships, to help one get into a Top 5 consulting firm full-time. As of right now, I have offers open from Lehman Brothers, and Credit Suisse for Investment Banking. I also have a standing offer to join the SEO pro...
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First year comp at M/B/B?Anyone know aggregate figures for all-in comp for last year's incoming class?...
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Non-target recruiting process - full-timeFrom what I've read it seems that the top consulting firms are even more selective than the top I-banks - "more selective" in that they will only look at core schools, no if ands or buts. There was one thread touching on the topic way back, but is there ANY recruiting process for non-target schools...
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made it to bain final round - my odds?Hey everyone, I'm just wondering if anyone knows what percentage of final round candidates get an offer. My interview's a week away and I'm going nuts thinking about it. Thanks....
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My specific consulting vs. IB situation - Currently weighing two job offers Currently I'm weighing two job offers, one of which expires soon 1/2 weeks. One is from top 10 mgmt consulting firm, other is from boutique IB in my city (non NY). To give you my perspective, I think the day to day work/ exposure of consulting is more interesting, but I really like a somewhat norm...
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High Tech Consulting for MckinseyIf I want to do high tech consulting for mckinsey, what kind of an undergrad background do I need for a BA position (preferably summer intern)? Do they like people with engineering majors, or do they like people from ivies with any random major, but high GPAs?...
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anybody want a doostang invite - Leave your emailjust leave your email address and i'll send you one....
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Office QuestionHi Had a question about the recruitment process for Mck/Bain/BCG For each of the companies I was wondering what the policy is on office preference? Say I do an internship in Toronto and get a full time offer... Can have the offer honoured an US office? ...
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Post-MBA Consulting PayWhat is the pay like for first year associates at M/B/B? Thanks....
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development, economic, political consulting...I hear that Booz does a lot of government work. Do other consulting firms work with government, non-profits, and NGOs? I was thinking about getting an MPP from Brown and then break into one of these fields. Is this a good idea to pursue?...
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Parthenon BostonAnybody know anything about Parthenon? Career track, compensation, reputation, interview process? Any help would be greatly appreciated....
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Consulting Forums - Good consulting firms? Does anyone out there know of any good consulting forums? This one is dead....
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Summer Leadership SummitDoes anyone know anything about the McKinsey Summer Leadership Summit?...
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econ/finance research assistantI am currently a sophomore and planning to take a couple of classes this summer while working. I have the opportunity as a Research assistant in a topic that i'm interested in. Will this look good on my resume when I'm applying for consulting internships next year?...
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Community service IBD/MC - Top b-school It seems any resume nowadays from a top b-school (Harvard/wharton) has some sort of significant community service commitment. As a pre-MBA does anyone know of any community service organizations that would be good for a consultant/ibanker in NYC? Obviously the qualification would be some sort of nam...
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bain and bcg-culture differenceIn general, how do bain and bcg's culture differ?...
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Getting into M/B/B Post-graduationAssuming I went to a great school and have very high GPA and top-notch internships, how hard is it to get into Mck, Bain, or BCG through their online application? Does your application pretty much go into a black box, or will they take the time to look at it? I.e. if you don't apply during fall re...
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MS S&T or Mercer?!I'm trying to decide on a summer internship and the two I'm deciding between are S&T in Fixed Income at Morgan Stanley or consulting at Mercer Oliver Wyman. I plan on going to law school a few years after I graduate (I'm trying to make some money to pay for tuition). I was just wondering what your t...
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Mathematical Puzzles asked in InterviewsWhat are the typical math puzzles an MBA grad would be asked in an interview?...
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% summer interns offered full time position at m/b/bWhat percent of summer interns are offered a full time position at m/b/b?...
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Deloitte vs. others?thinking of applying to DC, what's their reputation compared to others? more systems?...
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gpa for m/b/bWhat kind of gpa do you need to get an interview for a summer internship position with m/b/b?...
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What's so Cool About McKinsey?What's so Cool About McKinsey? Why does everyone want to work there? Can't be the pay, all consultants are underpaid as opposed to the ibanks....
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Consulting pay vs. IBD payMy sister is looking to get into consulting (despite my objections). Can someone post ballpark salary figures for entry level analysts (is that what they're called?) at a large consulting shop (think McK, Bain, BCG)? How much of a discount is it compared to those of us in IBD?...
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Consulting after undergrad?Is it hard to break into? What kind of grades/schools/skills are good?...
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Third Year Associate ConsultantI heard that Mck and Bain offer third year associate consultants a huge raise and the chance to go to work internationally for the next year. Anybody know if this is true? Is there a similar structure at Bcg?...
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bcg workanybody here ever work at bcg? if so, what was it like?...
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How do You Answer the Case Question?I have never done this, and I have a interview with Deloitte Consulting tomorrow and 30 minutes is going to be the Case Question. How do you do this?...
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Urgent help needed before 5 p.m. Thursday...I have 2 offers, both in Chicago. 1. Credit risk consulting with Protiviti 2. General entry level consulting with Accenture Both pay the same... Can anyone give me some meaningful advice or even regular opinions, please???...
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Consulting VS IBWho has better exit Ops? Strategic/Management Consulting or IB?...
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Deloitte ConsultingHas anyone had this interview / tell me what to expect? I have the first round for their summer internship on Wednesday. Also how does it rank as an overall group and exit options? Thanks....
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Saïd Business SchoolHi folks, Does anyone know how the MBA at Oxford's Saïd Business School is regarded by recruiters at Strategy houses in the UK? How does this compare to other European schools? Cheers, Rody ...
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Need Help - Master of Science in Engineering Hi I am currently doing a Master of Science in Engineering (1st year) in a US univ ~ top 15 with a fellowship, west coast, i have a GPA ~ 3.9 mostly from math type classes.. The univ doesnt have a great B school (not even in any tier) that puts me trouble :(, I would like to know 1. Is it possi...
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Consultant Roll Call How many people here are actually in consultanting or people searching for consulting positions? I'm in consulting...
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Consulting W/O all the travelAre there any good consulting firms where you DONT have to travel 4 days per week?...
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Which firm would you choose?Deloitte Katzenbach Partners Diamond Management and Technology Consultants (formerly DiamondCluster International) Fair Isaac Business Consulting Group ...
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Consulting Salaries and Career LaddarWhat do salary/bounus look like for the first 10 years and what positions/ ladder would you be climbing? For example in investment banking its like - first 3 years analyst then associate 3 years then vp; what do the first 10 years look like for a consultant in both positions and salary/bounus ...
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RosettaHey. Anyone has any info on Rosetta? Thanks...
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Exit opportunities - Other industries hire? Do other industries hire out of consulting such as possibly a hedge fund?...
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Which Are the Best US McKinsey OfficesHey Guys, Which are the best US McKinsey offices in terms of prestige and experience (perhaps even size)? Particularly the Marketing and Sales Practice offices? Furthermore, How do San Fran, New York and Chicago compare? Thanks....
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AlixPartners Vs. Oliver WymanWould like to know TRS entry position in AlixPartners Vs. normal consulting firms such as AT Kerny and Oliver Wyman, which has more prestige, better quit opportunities, better chance to get into good MBA like HBS, Wharton, or GSB. ...

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