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Simon Kucher Partners - Review - Management Consulting- Rapid growth - Opportunity to receive fast-track promotions - Annual holiday party in Germany each year . - Not enough effort to promote employee satisfaction (some offices do a better job) - Surprisingly bureaucratic for a smaller firm due to the centralization of everything in Germany...
McKinsey and Co - Interview - Management ConsultingI was asked a lot about my campus leadership and difficult situational based behavioral questions. As for the actual case, it was quite quantitative which was different from what I was told about first round interviews with the firm. The case itself was also quite structured, which I was not expecti...
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Management Consulting vs Technology ConsultingHi all, What are the main differences between Big 4 Management Consulting and Technology Consulting? I know they both fall under the general line of service of 'Advisory', but was hoping to gain some insight on some differences, including exit opps., and overall job description. ...
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Strategy& - Review - Strategy- Great work-life balance - Interesting projects without implementation work from being part of PwC - Great access to industry / clients from being part of PwC - Generally avoid travel if possible - No need to specialise until you reach Manager - Great colleagues - More diversity especially at juni...
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Career Direction: RX consulting or IAHello all, feeling very very lost and hopefully can get some career advice here! I have two job offers in front of me currently, both very different from each other. My short term goal is going to B School within the next 2 years and leverage that to break into management consultancy. 1st job offe...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Interview - GeneralistThe most difficult part was the math/logical test. It is made of difficult math cases for which you do not have enough time. You can try it on their website, but the real test is a lot more difficult. The interview itself was more relax and I got some qestions about personality, strong/weak points,...
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Consulting Networking - Is it creepy to work out someone's email?So I'm preparing for FT UK consulting recruiting and looking to network a bit. I've found some school alum that seem really cool and I want to reach out to, but deciding how is best to contact them. My immediate thought is to go for LinkedIn but people seem to suggest response rate is better on ema...
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KPMG - Review - Strategylots of vacation, significant investment by the partners to grow the firm, great team building events. a lot of travel, being part of KPMG brings with it a lot of bureaucracy that slows down work and wastes my time...
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Transition from Engineering to Consulting?Hey everyone, I'm entering my final year at school, studying chemical engineering (MS). Unfortunately, I've come to realize too late that the engineering life might not be for me--I don't really like being stuck in a plant environment, and from what I read, there's a lower salary cap for engineers....
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Engineering Masters should I continue in engineering and then do MBA or switch to consulting now?I am a masters of engineering student at U of Toronto. I did my undergrad in engineering for the same school and worked in manufacturing and R&D for a startup electric automotive OEM that ultimately failed. I will be finishing my masters mid next year and would appreciate feedback on what my options...
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Accenture - Interview - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)Where do you see yourself in 5 years? A lot the questions were expected however you would be expected to know information such The company values How you keep abreast of the latest technology as this is a tech consulting company Example of times you have gotten along with people to deliver somet...
Deloitte - Interview - Treasury1. Does SAP R/3 version 3.0F supports full Loans Functionality? No it does not, it only support loans taken as a way to manage credit facilities, interest expense accrual, cash flows and covenants, but it does not supports loans given or acting as a lender. This required either an ABAP patch, going ...
Argus Information and Advisory Services - Review - ConsultingGood experience to break into consulting/cards. 401k match, decent bonus if company has good year. . Long hours, low pay, high attrition. Bonuses going less and less as revenue pressures hit. Really get grinded high to be in White Plaiins...
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American Express Strategic Planning Group (Undergraduate Internship)Thoughts on this program, anyone? I've read all there is about it on WSO but I am looking for more up to date info. I've seen a lot of ex-McKinsey, Bain, BCG guys on linkedin end up at AMEX's internal strategy/corporate development arm. How does this internship stack up with MBB, especially with reg...
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Getting into MBB Help?Hi WSO, I am looking to gauge my chances of getting into MBB this coming academic year. I am from London, but, from what I understand, the recruitment process is the exact same as it is in the states. Please see my background below: * Graduated with a 1st Class/4.0 GPA in Chemical Engineering ...
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Oliver Wyman - Review - GeneralistCulture is great and not focus on prestige Travel opportunities to interesting places (read financial hubs). Not too competitive pay Some projects too PMO focused, not up to the strategic image the company wants to portray outwards...
Alvarez & Marsal - Review - ConsultingGreat people that actually want to help you develop, interesting work and clients. They appreciate and want industry experience.. Long hours and sometimes brutal travel to non-exotic locations, some clients are not sophisticated and expect more than we can produce with the data and systems they mak...
LEK Consulting - Interview - Life SciencesUnexpected question was asking about prior business experiences from one interviewer. As a PhD student, I never had any hands-on business experience. The case that followed was a strategy case but felt like a fishing expedition from the interviewer to prove that prior business experience was necessa...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Technology ConsultingThe people are great, really friendly people for a Big 4 firm great working flexibility, people often are allowed to work from home. Long hours and unrealistic deadlines to work with sometimes While working from home is nice it is very hard to "unplug"...
LEK Consulting - Interview - GeneralistThere was a difficult interview question that was basically an interview question. I was under the assumption that brainteasers were on their way out, so this caught me off guard. Think - how many people are on top of the empire state building right now? How many pennies can you fit into a Boeing 74...
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Appropriate to give small present to the consultant helping with mock interview?Hi, I am having a mock interview with a consultant from the firm I am interviewing soon. I would like to show my appreciation to the consultant for her time (although it is coordinated by the firm, she would be doing this during her off-time.) and am wondering whether it is appropriate to give her a...
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Bain & Company - Interview - Management ConsultingBehavioral questions for first couple minutes, then they dove straight into the case interview. Bain prioritizes learning about you as a person during the case interview. Case interview is interviewer-led. They guide the interview questions but you should provide all the insights. Should be more o...
Mercer - Review - Asset ManagementGreat culture, very diversified. People are nice and supportive in general. Great training and learning support . Poor placement structure. No return offer even my stay with the company was 12 months vs. the 8 weeks summer. ...
McKinsey and Co - Review - Management ConsultingGreat team and culture, perfect office location and amenities, projects are mostly interesting and great compensation package. Unclear promotion guidelines, working hours can be brutal at times, sink or swim culture is widespread...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - GeneralistGreat culture, top player in its industry, friendly coworkers, straightforward feedback, great continuous training. FDD tends to be overlooked in the finance industry, which tend to make coworkers willing to leave the firm/industry...
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McKinsey Defense vs. Deloitte Federal Analytics S&OI'm a data scientist thinking about two potential opportunities in the federal consulting space: McKinsey Defense vs. Deloitte Federal Analytics S&O. I am hoping to check my impressions of these two organizations. Which might leave better/higher-level exit opportunities into the federal government? ...
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Anyone have experience with the Hirevue video interviews? I am recently looking to go into Consulting as a Senior Associate Level hire and it looks like consulting firms are using this video interview format now? Anyone have experience with HireVue interview you can share, preferably for Deloitte and IBM, but any experience with other firms you can share ...
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Accepted an Offer for a Boutique, But then received an offer from a Tier 2 FirmThrowaway account for obvious reasons. I have been working at a Boutique Life Sciences Firm for less than a year, it's a great firm in the Boston area (think Putnam, ClearView, Huron,, Clarion, Trinity Partners, etc.) and the work has been great. Out of the blue, however, a tier 2 firm (OW, Deloitte...
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Strategy& - Review - GeneralistGreat work and coworkers are very smart. I was really able to learn a lot during the summer. People here are definitely motivated to work well and succeed.. Strategy& brand is getting diluted, and hours are very long. The merger with PwC hasn’t gone smoothly—the firm doesn’t seem sure of how ...
Strategy& - Review - Consumer - Retail-good team dynamics and overall firm culture -interesting strategy-focused work -flexibility in staffing across verticals/industries. -confusion and unhappiness over PwC merger -uncertainty over brand name -generally lower pay and signing bonus...
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BCG Growing Future LeadersI can not find a lot of information about interviewing for this program nor the size of the program. Please let me know how many people are selected and about the interview process + any reviews of the program if possible. I haven't applied yet, but I attend a target school....
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EisnerAmper LLP - Review - N/ASome of the peers here are very nice and friendly. I would say those closer to your age group are the ones who you can truly be yourself around.. They pile work on you even when you're already drowning in work. When you express concern of being overworked to management, they say they'll try their be...
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KPMG Risk AdvisoryHello Fellow Chimps, I am looking at an opportunity with KPMG Risk Advisory as a manager and I wanted to know if anyone here has had experience with members of this team. Any information you can share would be appreciated. ...
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FT Offer - Next StepsHi - so I got a FT offer @ a Fortune 500 for a rotational tech program in Chicago. It pays around 80k including a signing bonus, and also will pay into my 401(k) at about 10% per year with no required contribution. Seems to provide great Medical + Dental insurance benefits. I am interested in g...
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KPMG - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsGood mentorship program, steep learning curve and great corporate culture. Opportunity to work on projects from very different industries. low level of salary, ...
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Great reads for ConsultingHi, when it comes to good reads for IB, Rosenbaum and Pearls "Investment Banking" is regularly mentioned. Is there a counterpart that you could recommend for consulting? Best, Etb...
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Crafting a T2 to MBB Story (Undergrad Senior)Hi Monkeys, As I'm preparing for my upcoming interviews with all 3 of the MBB firms, I'm at a loss as to what I should say to justify making the leap from my full-time offer from a T2 (S&/ATK/LEK/Deloitte S&O/EY-P) firm. Obviously, there's the better exit options and better opportunities, but I c...
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KPMG - Review - Consumer - RetailInteresting projects, decent pay, pressure not too high, AU live each year, a lot of company activities. You will see less competent people holding positions higher than yours. The company doesn't always promote the most qualified people....
Booz Allen Hamilton - Review - Technology Consultinggood work life balance with this type of consulting, decent pay for rewarding work. Nice stock purchase plan. A great place to learn new things and but can be challenging to move up the ladder if you do not have good sponsorship...
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Timeline for summer analyst roles at MBB + other consulting firms?I'm a junior who just decided to try consulting for my final internship. I have no idea what the process is like. Just bought Case in Point and am going to start prep now. What's the recruiting timeline look like for MBB? When is the resume submission deadline? When are interviews? (I think some tim...
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Huron Consulting Group - Interview - HealthcareBehavioral interview: the director wants to get a sense of how you work on a team and if you have researched the company. Why are you interested in Huron vs other consulting agencies? Why do you want to do consulting vs something else? What are the Excel functions that you know? If you have a si...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Management ConsultingCulture is open and accepting. Environment is conducive to learning. Broad range of practice areas to choose from.. Firm does a bad job of assessing value of graduate students and veterans. Vets have skills and experiences that bring much more value than an MBA, skills that can't be replicated. Yet ...
Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistGreat work life balance. At Bain & Company, you have the flexibility to choose the type of projects you want to be involved in. the people are extremely intelligent, and nice. Always looking to help you and make you grow.. Travel is usually one of the drawbacks of consulting work. Often times you ha...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Credit RiskNice people friendly approachable Busy always had something to do Did actual work not busy work. Didn't need overtime. Low pay pays below the living wage tough to rent and work More variety needed. In the same section for the duration...
Capco - Review - Management ConsultingGood culture, great place to learn consulting in and out. Great client book with large growth ahead!. Politics, sometimes it is hard to understand the direction of the company due to its quick growth. This is to be expected though....
Gallup Consulting - Interview - ConsultingThe questions I got were pretty standard behavioral and personality questions. I would not say they were difficult or unexpected. But here are a few. 1. Are you a hardworking / motivated person? 2. Describe a stressful situation at work. 3. Are you a team player? 4. Are you good at numbers? 5. Wha...
Deloitte - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsChallenged with new responsibilities each week. Promotion is based on performance rather than years of experience. Work hours are long. Dressing could be a bit more flexible. The expectation for performance can sometimes be unreasonable....
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Case Western Reserve or transfer to UVA next fall?I will be going to Case Western next fall to study finance, and I am wondering if anyone knows how on campus recruiting is for management consulting firms is? Will I have enough opportunities to make it or would it be worthwhile transferring to UVA next year?...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Interview - GeneralistNothing unexpected from the fit interview (leadership, overcame a difficult situation, etc). They did ask for why consulting and why specifically with their firm. For the case, I was asked to provide my initial thoughts after the prompt and before developing a framework. I was also asked if I was su...
LEK Consulting - Interview - Consulting1. What was the most stressful situation you have been in within a specific consulting experience I had. They told me to fully describe it and then asked me more questions on it 2. Another one was why consulting and not science (pointing out my scientific record) and were grilling me on that. 3. Exa...
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Management Consulting1. Extremely talented peers 2. Great exposure across industries 3. Steep learning curve and C-Suite experience. 1. Work life balance is completely out of whack 2. Unstructured projects leading to ocean boiling 3. Travel...
LEK Consulting - Interview - HealthcareThe questions were pretty straightforward market sizing/revenue projection questions for pharma drugs. Practice life science cases and you should be fine for the 1st round. If you find other life science cases, the case should not be difficult at all. I think the fit questions are maybe the h...
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Top government agency vs. Deloitte/MBBI am a recent graduate from a school with a top CS program, and I am choosing between government work to start and federal consulting. My major wasn't CS, but I took lots of CS/data science-related courses. I am hoping to choose a path (gov't vs. Deloitte analytics/MBB) that keeps my options open. A...
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Newest Case In Point edition (10th) vs earlier editionsHello all, I'm new here and looking to prepare for an interview at MBB coming up. I've heard great things about the book case in point, but there are 10 editions available and was wondering if anyone can provide insight on whether to get the newest edition or whether edition 8 or 9 is suitable/rele...
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