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MBB Written Case InterviewExperienced hire here just got an invite to BCG second round interview, heard there's going to be a written case. What's the best way to practice/prepare? I've searched the forum and didn't find anything specifically helpful. Any advice is much appreciated. ...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - Management ConsultingWalk me through the process for evaluating active manager's performance. How do you go about attributing performance of the manager to the varying sources of return? If you're forecasting individual line items, that you know must sum up to a separately forecasted total, how do you go about ensuring...
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2017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, it's time for the sequel to last year's popular thread. This thread is primarily focused towards those APDs/ADCs (PhD/JD/MD) applying for full-time positions to MBB. While MBB seems to have a monopoly on the ADC application process, we can also use this thread to share information and dead...
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Tier 2 Consulting to MBB After 1 Year?I am curious to know if MBB firms ever hire consultants at Tier 2 firms after 1 year of work (and how to initiate that process if that is the case). I received final rounds at 2 MBBs during my senior year of undergrad but didn't convert either and ultimately ended up accepting a return offer at my T...
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PrepLounge vs ManagementConsultedHas anyone ever used these sites for case preparation and can provide some insight. Looking to prepare for FT Entry Analyst position. Thanks ...
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IBM - Review - Consulting* travel * Hours * freedom of PTO * benefits * Time off * Collegues * projects . * General Work * Implementations * Lay-offs * Pay * Bonus * Older co-workers * projects ...
ZS Associates - Interview - N/AThe case interview was difficult because you were given a packet of information and had 45 minutes to prepare 4-5 slides with calculations. Then you present this to other consultants who question you and ask you more questions. It is a large amount of information and calculations where information i...
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AMA: Management Consultant and Value Investor Dear WSO, I'm more than happy to help any WSO’ers with perspectives on management consulting, renewable energy, agriculture, value investing, and life in the Midwest. And in return, I expect to learn from you. My background: I'm a 20-year management and economic/financial consulting veteran ...
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What do you actually do in consulting?Hey everyone, What is the daily schedule of someone In MC like? Im having a hard time grasping what do you guys actually do on a daily basis or what is a project like?...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - Risk ManagementThey asked me specific technical questions on my resume and what I may know in my area. They were looking for people with a decent amount of knowledge while willing to learn. It was difficult because I really don't know the knowledge that want in specific areas, but I expressed the will to learn and...
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BCG First Round InterviewHey everyone, I've been through a bunch of different threads, but a lot of them are from years ago so I just wanted a fresh take. I am interviewing for the Associate role at BCG as an experienced hire. I have my first round interview coming up, and does anyone who's been through the process have a...
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How to prep for an Ecommerce Strategy internship within Marketing?Hey Guys, I'll be interning @ a large CPG firm on the Ecommerce strategy team for their largest division. TBH i've done nothing like this in the past, and don't have any experience doing marketing of any kind- anything I should prep for before it starts? I'm planning on brushing up on excel/ppt/...
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Double majors: Listing only the higher GPAI'm from a target, and I'm double majoring in finance and english. My finance GPA is pathetic, but my english GPA is high - it's close to a 4 . Is it ethical if I list my english GPA as my major gpa? My overall GPA is 3.63, so I could really do with the boost from my "major GPA"...
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Case Interview Partner for Summer 2019Hi all, I'm looking to find case interview partners for this coming Summer. I'm open to all levels of familiarity with the case interview. Drop me a pm with your email and let's get something set up! ...
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BCG First Round Turnaround - Off CycleI first round interviewed for BCG off cycle post MBA consultant position on Friday late afternoon (3 business days ago). The other candidate that interviewed at the exact same time with the exact same people received an email rejection on Monday morning. I have not heard anything and tomorrow is Thu...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - HealthcareHave been able to keep weekends "work free" for the most part since starting here. Great professional development opportunities, already being contacted by numerous recruiters with exit opportunities, brilliant coworkers, interesting projects.. Travel gets really old after about 6 months and often w...
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Consulting Elite BoutiquesSince the last post about this was from 2010 I figured an update might be in order. What are some EBs in consulting? I know boutique may be a term up for discussion but I would say small number of offices (...
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Opportunities for AccelerationHey guys! I'm a rising Junior from a Target School with a Bulge Bracket IB internship for this upcoming summer. I'm definitely thinking about pivoting to management consulting when I recruit Junior fall. One logistical difficulty with this goal is that my IB internship this summer will give me very ...
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Connect to ClearviewHas anyone heard back about the C2C program? I had a second round interview earlier this week and was told that decisions would be sent out by today. ...
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Management technical question!!!discussion for this topic is no longer needed.... excuse me admin, but how can I delete this? Thanks! ...
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McKinsey new office in Austin? I see on McKinsey's website locations - they have listed Austin as an office. Is this a legit consulting office or a support location. Can anyone confirm? ...
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How to break into management consulting as fast as possible? I'm an 19 year old upper secondary school graduate from Finland with a university place in one of the most prestigious business school in Finland where I will start my studies next August. As my major I will study finance and the plan would be to break into management consulting as fast as possibl...
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Feeling a little lost, should I move to Charlotte to try and break into consulting?###**Skip to last 3 paragraphs after skimming background for tl:dr** Background: I just graduated this month from a top 50 undergrad/top 10 public school with a 3.4 in Econ. Last month, I was convinced that the only way to get my foot in the door to IB (what I thought at the time was my most optim...
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Two interviews on the same day?So I applied to an MBB, took the PST (with minimal preparation) but got through. They told me that I will be taking two interviews on the same day...one in the day and one in the afternoon. Do you suppose that both constitute Round 1, or the first interview is Round 1 whereas the second interview is...
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Economics Consulting QuestionI've been looking around as to the best way to get into economic consulting with one of the big firms (AG,Brattel,CRA) and I think I'm looking at three options: 1) Get my master in applied econ and then apply to boost my chances 2) Work as a research assistant for a couple of years and then go 3) T...
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Does MBB care where a prospective consultant attended undergraduate if the applicant has a prestigious graduate degree?For example, someone has an associates degree from a community college, and a bachelor's degree from a lower-ranking university (not top-25); however, has either an MBA or Ph.D. from a prestigious school (top 10). ...
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Bain Case InterviewsHi everyone, I've got a Bain case interview coming up - have been practicing cases, and based on what I've seen it appears Bain uses a mix of interviewer / interviewee led cases. They also seem to like using heavy graphs / charts as part of their cases. Can anyone with relevant experience please con...
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Deloitte Digital vs IBM Digital?I already have 2 years of work under my belt and got an offer for IBM digital as a senior consultant and Deloitte digital as a entry-level consultant. Pay is relatively similar so I'm more looking at each more in terms of growth opportunity and exit options. ...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - GeneralistFrankly, it was unexpected that the recruiter was not more prepared. I had prepared for the interview but she had not even reviewed my resume. This was definitely a waste of both of our times. It was a simple phone screen, so no difficult questions. Frankly, it was unexpected that the recruiter was...
LEK Consulting - Review - GeneralistEarly management responsibility Prestigious clients, cool projects Ability to transition to buy side . Unpredictable hours Having a limited say as to the cases you work on Lack of diversity of practices and others...
McKinsey and Co - Interview - ConsultingSpecific questions asked in my interview / interview breakdown. 1. Interviewer gave a brief intro of him/herself (2 mins), then asked me to do the same. 2. Q: why consulting? 3. Q: Typical McK PEI question, describe a time where you had to lead a team, tell me what's good about it and any difficulti...
Accenture - Interview - GeneralistThe business strategy Managing Director asked me the following question: "What, in your experience, causes IT projects to fail?" I was surprised as I expected questions and/or cases focusing more on a more strategic level. Luckily I had quite a lot of experience working in IT projects from my in in...
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Best Case Interview Resources 2018Hello! I was searching for the best case interview resources in previous threads, but couldn't find one that's up to date. As a rising senior, what are some of the best case interview resources that I should be using this summer to prep for strategy consulting case interviews? I've heard case in po...
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McKinsey and Co - Interview - GeneralistI was asked about a time I worked in a team. It is not a particularly tough question but I found it hard to sufficiently answer it. I would provide my answer and the interviewer would have multiple questions about incredibly minute details about the situation. During the case part it is not expected...
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Europe MBB recruiting in the summerHi all, In terms of optimal recruiting period, is it a good time of the year to apply to MBB in Europe during the summer, i.e., July-September? Thank you!...
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IT Strategy Consulting ServicesBenefits of IT Strategy Consulting Services ? can we enhance online business with this services ?...
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AMA: Non-target undergrad to MBBHi all, Been using this site throughout my college career, and it's really helped me out so I think it's time to give back. I love reading success stories on the site, especially non-target ones, so I thought I'd share my own in order to help others who are trying to get jobs, especially you non-ta...
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ATK undergraduate internshipDoes A.T. Kearney have a business analyst internship program for juniors? Can anyone shed any light on this? ...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - GeneralistHow to structure a deal given unique circumstances What do you consider to be the greatest achievement in your life, and what drove those successes. On the spot questions, that were unexpected and had to think quickly that is not to waffly What is your ideal job Interview over skype was a challenge....
McKinsey and Co - Interview - GeneralistThe most difficult aspect of the interview questions was that they were outside of a pure business framework. One of my interviewers was an MD and gave me a pharma case. The case seemed to require some knowledge of drugs and how they work. However, the interviewer was very friendly and helped guide ...
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Can I Break Into Management Consulting? I had always thought that good grades would lead now I know this is only one part of the equation. I wouuition coverage and international status at the time, I am also curious to see whether recruiters would view my choice tMBA ...
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SAT Score for consulting Do SAT scores make a big difference when applying to a top consulting(BCG, McKinsey)? I'm at an ivy and was a recruited athlete so SAT scores were irrelevant. I have above 3.7 with two quant majors but I have around a 2000 SAT score. Would I still get an interview? I don't get why a test I took 4 ye...
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AMA: MBB Manager Continental EuropeHey everyone! Thought I'd do a quick AMA with this throwaway account. Currently employed at a north/western European office of one of MBB at the manager level. Would love to discuss the European consulting space for those interested (most discussions seem to focus on the US/UK so thought this might ...
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Hired by top firm. Want to intern with a rival before start date - good idea?Hey guys, I'm finishing my undergrad this month and accepted a full-time offer with a top tier consulting firm (let's call it Firm X) starting in September. Since I have 4 months to kill, I applied for part-time jobs/summer internships to make a bit of money. Today I got invited by email for an inte...
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Target universities for top London consulting firms?I’d like to know what the target universities are for top management consulting firms in the UK, namely McKinsey, Bain and BCG. Is it true that the London office if these firms mainly target and hire from these unis: - Oxford - Cambridge - LSE - Imperial - Warwick - UCL Also, is it necessary to ...
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PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - ConsultingGreat treat by the managers. A lot of opportunities. Normally, we meet with the top management clients. The location of the offices was too far from my home and the traffic was crazy. Sometimes the schedule wasn't respected...
Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - AdvisoryThe case question was different than what I have had in the past, as their advisory practice is risk-based. Consisted of several pages of reading on a company and picking out what I saw as its biggest risks and how I would propose addressing them. I was not as familiar with IT aspects of risk and s...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Structured Products good pay. good mentorship. . Long hours ...
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Finally getting a MBB interview!Just wanted to share with someone. Finally got an interview at a MBB and I am beyond pumped. My PhD is in hard sciences/engineering from a very small private school that isn't well known other than in engineering. I graduated with my PhD 3 years ago, despite networking and applying multiple times di...
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Lateral into an entry level role?Hello everyone, I was wondering if there is a set practice for lateraling with less than 1.5 years of experience? Is there an advantage to lateraling into an entry-level role from one type of consulting to management consulting at a Big 3 or should one wait until post-MBA? Thanks in advance....
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Compass Lexecon - Interview - Economic Consulting[Industry knowledge] * Who are our competitors? * What do you think we do here? * Who are our clients? Who do we talk to? * What skills do you think are important to succeed in econ consulting? If you had to pick one above all else, which? * Can you talk about any recent cases we hav...
Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistGood people, strong culture; Friday beers and ability to make connections within the company and across offices. Low pay; Long hours; High expenses in London; Not the most high paying job in London given other careers...
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Nagging FeelingDoes anyone wake up with a nagging feeling of wanting to quit consulting to become a pirate? How many consultants do you know get to sail a ship everyday to plunder riches? Zero....
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Riveron Consulting - Review - Management ConsultingHigh growth, fast paced company with the great opportunity for advancement. Best place I've ever worked.. There's always a risk as a firm grows that it will lose what made it special to begin with. It could become just another consulting firm....
IMS Consulting Group - Review - StrategyGOOD LEADERSHIP AND SMART ANALYSTS AND ASSOCIATE CONSULTANTS ABILITY TO RISE IN RANK FAIRLY QUICKLY IF DEDICATED. TOO NICHE FOR SOMEONE WITHOUT HUGE INTEREST IN PHARMA STAYING TOO LONG MAKES IT HARDER TO PIVOT TO SOMETHING IN ANOTHER INDUSTRY ...
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MBB final roundsHi everyone, I've recently made it to finals at one of the MBB firms but didn't pass - noticed partners kept rushing through the discussion and it was hard to maintain being structured and keep up the pace - was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar? Is it a pressure test of sorts tha...
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Applied Predictive Technologies 1st rounds, any insight on them?Search turned up nothing on this firm. Just got 1st rounds invite with APT but I don't know much about the firm besides its data-driven consulting practice. Sounds overall like very tech-y consulting firm. Anyone has any insight on their culture, strengths&weaknesses, career prospects etc.?...
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KPMG - Review - Due DiligenceBoth the work and clients are interesting. There is opportunity to work on large deals with well-known ibanks and PE shops. There's a strong collaborative culture and willingness to develop employees. . There can be poor staffing/team composition with either too many or too few resources. Some mid-...
Arthur D. Little - Interview - Generalisthow would you help the government of a country establish a regime change in a specific industry? Another one was on deregulation of the market and was kept very open ended. But this open endedness quickly devolved into a qualitative discussion to which the interviewer interjected that why didnt you ...
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Contacting MBB consultantsHi, How would you advise me to contact current MBB consultants via cold messages, i.e., consultants I have no previous acquitance with? via direct email? Connect invitation on Linkedin? What works best in your opinion? Thank you :)...
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Someone from Reddit said I should post here: Partner Interview (Deloitte Technology Strategy & Architecture) + Case StudyHi WSO! Hope this is the right place to ask! Someone from Reddit PM'd me and said my question would receive a much better reception here. A few days ago I received a call confirming that I made it passed the Assessment Centre stage and will be progressing to the Partner interview at Deloitte for T...
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2018 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone, Keeping with tradition, I would like to start a thread for 2018 McKinsey Insight, Bain and BCG Bridge2BCG status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates and indicate which programs in which region you applied to!...
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Comp for KPMG Data & Analytics practice (Advisory)Hi, Was just wondering how much comp can i expect with the KPMG Data & Analytics practice aka Ligthouse. I guess it falls under Advisory and I have about 2 years prior experience as a Senior Associate with KPMG in the US. ...
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How to figure out if a company sponsors visa for Canadians ? Hi everyone! I'm a junior at a Canadian target and I'd like to recruit for full time opportunities in the US, preferably at tech companies such as Google/Facebook/Linkedin/Dropbox etc. I'm interested in their rotational programs such as Linkedin Strategy and analytics (https://studentcareers.linked...
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Should I negotiate sign-on bonus or increase in base?I'm weighing a few offers...Is this something to negotiate? Or should I focus on increasing base comp?...
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Teach For America before Consulting/MBAHi all, Been a reader for a while, but first time poster. A bit of background: I am currently a senior at a no-name state university, and will graduate in a couple of weeks with a 3.99 GPA and majors in Economics & Environmental Studies. Ultimately, I would like to attend a top MBA program and work...
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