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5 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.Five years almost to the date, I was fired from Oliver Wyman (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is when I'd walked into the year-end review genuinely thinking I'd be told I was promoted. There are a few words one never forgets, and the sentence that'll stick with me forever ...
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Company Review: Strategy& - Overall, a solid firmEverybody at Strategy& is incredibly down to earth and easy to approach. Projects within certain sectors are top strategy work that is won over MBB.. No generalist model; you are aligned to an industry and competency from the beginning. Also, PwC brings its own culture and red tape that you have to ...
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Company Review: Accenture - Accenture consulting internshipGreat global collaboration Steep learning curve Diversity Great work life balance Decent compensation . People are too busy to really pay attention to Mentoring Projects differ in terms of experience: type of Consulting work, work hours ...
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Company Review: KPMG - Ok place to start your careerGreat team, you will get promoted fast if you're good. Offers a lot of development opportunities, like MBA, MSc, CFA, ACCA, CPA.. Salary is low especially at entry level. A lot of low performers work at the company. Sometimes too big to shine....
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Company Review: KPMG - SatisfiedFlat management structure in Transaction and Consulting divisions Some very smart people in the business. - Continual development opportunities should be informal e.g. training sessions fortnightly - culture isn't fantastic - people you know are nice but people you don't know just treat you like ou...
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Company Review: Accenture - Accenture is a great technology consultancy company yet not as technical as ibm or Microsoft Good salary and interesting projects related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning and Augment Reality. We have to work more hours a day on average and we don't get paid for extra hours. Working at operation phase is exttrmely difficult. ...
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BlackRock PMG vs EY BAP for MBB after 1 yr?Got offers from EY for National Advisory BAP program and from BlackRock for a portfolio analyst role in NY. Would like to try transitioning to MBB after 1 year. Think EY skills might be more transferable to MBB since it is a Consulting role but the role at BlackRock's is harder to get/more prestigio...
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Case Interview PartnerHi, I am looking for a case interview partner. Can meet in NYC, or via skype. Skype ID: lizgym Thanks...
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Company Review: Accenture - AccentureMost people were generally very friendly. As you got higher up, the managers had more of an aggressive, direct way of guiding projects, but that is to be expected . I really would have liked to get more coding experience. Granted I do not come from a technical background, but i didn’t spend any ti...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Super I feel like we have unlimited opportunity and the partners give us great sponsorship. I have lots of friends on the job and I'm constantly learning.. Really, the only negative is that we work around the clock. Otherwise, everyone goes out of their way to help you and is brilliant. ...
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Company Review: Accenture - Intern to Full TimeVery impactful work in an exciting space. Great industry visibility and prestigious brand name to present to clients. . Overall, the firm seems very bureaucratic. Can seem like too many moving parts to get noticed. Growth as a company does not seem to be slowing down. ...
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Company Review: Accenture - DecentGreat perks, good hours. Lots of variety of good projects available. Technology focused work. Some pretty smart people. Good brand. . Constant travel, sometimes poor hours, technology focused work, quality of people vary, not very interesting work, rabbit hole...
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Company Interview: Accenture - Accenture Summer Analyst (MC)There really weren't any difficult parts to the interview. They asked really standard behavioral questions - 'why do you want to do consulting?', 'tell me about a time you faced conflict in a team', 'why Accenture?'. Other than those, they spent a good amount of time simply conversing with me about ...
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Company Review: Strategy& - Strategy& InternThe work is challenging and forces you to grow The people on my team were engaging and incredibly intelligent. The hours seem to be pretty long, travel is the norm (could be a pro to some) Weekend work occasionally is required...
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Company Interview: Novantas - InternBrain teaser: there are four people trying to cross one bridge, they have seventeen minutes to do so. The bridge only fits two people at a time at most. There is one flashlight and you need the flashlight to cross the bridge, but two people can share a flashlight. The analyst takes one minute to cro...
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Mid-level career change Big 4 -> JPM WM : is the comp worth it?Hey all! Recently on round #2 of JPM private client group as a private banker and switching from a Big 4 as a mid-level employee. What do you guys think? Will the comp structure be worth it? What is average total payout for a private banker NYC? Any advice would be awesome - thank you!!...
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Fall 2017 MBB Experienced Hire Entry-LevelHey everyone! This is a discussion for people who are applying to MBB for entry-level roles (Business Analyst/Associate/Associate Consultant) out of college with little work experience. I was wondering if people have heard back on their applications/if there are any updates/ I applied to MBB at th...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - Great place to learn but long term is toughLearnt analytical skills; Ringfence (PE diligence practice) gives early exposure to the rigor of PE . Consulting is deck oriented; typically the impact is not clear which is why Bain is a great place to stay for a few years and move on to something more impactful where one can apply one's skills...
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Company Review: Accenture - Solid Consulting IntroPeople. Comp is good but I know competition is better. Great sense of controlling your own career as staffing is heavily network based. . Large company HR leads to silly policies. Regional model is frustrating at times, though you start to get around it as you develop expertise and reputation. ...
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Company Review: Accenture - goodgood company, with lots of offices around the world, listed companies strong in technology, rising industry. no generalist program, due to the size of the company there might be a lot of paper works, working long hours due to the nature of the industry...
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Company Review: Cornerstone Research - Very Satisfied, Great Company- Take care of employees a lot, great health benefits - Good management, very respectful and kind - Not a competitive nature at all . - In more expensive cities generally - Long work hours but you get compensated well so that's the way it goes ...
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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - HeadlineT14Prestige, Advancement, Growing Rapidly, Pay, Expense-ing Policy, Good clients, Beautiful Office, Worldwide reach. The Employees are very hard workers, and as such, collegial atmosphere/activities are not fully present. Also, office transfers are not easy to do (makes sense to some extent, as some of...
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Company Review: Grant Thornton - Intern Incredible culture. Highly collaborative between Associates & MD's/Partners. Very high potential for growth. . Pay is slightly below Big 4. Not as strong reputation as Big 4 - if you're considering Exit opportunities. ...
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Company Interview: Capgemini - Business AnalystNothing particularly hard. Two behavioral interviews with two different managers. Mostly focused on my resume and typical behavioral questions (strengths, why hire you, etc.). There wasn't even a case interview, which was surprising given the face that the role I was apply for was consultant positio...
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Company Review: Strategy& - Work in progress at S&If you are staffed on the right engagements, Strategy& projects are fascinating, tied to a client's most pressing problems, and get you great exposure to senior leadership.. The culture at the Firm needs serious work. The apprenticeship model is broken, with more senior professionals seeming more w...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - Great Consulting Company-Great Company Culture -Very Supportive Staff -Exciting and interesting projects -Self led Career - Work with really smart people. - Compensation is on the lower end - Travel a lot - Staff program is not fully flushed out so there are a few organizational issues...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - Love BainGreat people, interesting work, fun travel, awesome opportunities. I have really loved my time and can see myself staying for a while. . Travel can be taxing, hours are long. Obviously you know thing coming in, but it is still rough to be cranking away on slides at 12am...
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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - 4: Good to be there, good to leaveGreat people, super high learning in year 1 & 2. Opportunity to travel extensively for work internationally.. Was not a fan of consulting - high stress and constant client demands resulted in a never ending cycle of pain....
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Company Review: Alvarez & Marsal - 3Good worklife balance Good client profile Secondment programs in the US Good compensation if you make it above the manager level. Bad training policy Bad remuneration for the staff (Analyst to Senior Associate) Low interaction with other office teams...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Great opportunitiesGreat colleagues, interesting clients, amazing office perks, great facilities, interesting travel destinations.. Long hours, low compensation (by international standards), stressful work, competitive atmosphere between colleagues...
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How do NESCAC Schools do in Consulting?How are schools like Williams, Middlebury, and Amherst seen when it comes time for recruiting at major Consulting firms?...
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Company Review: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Fantastic place to work!BCG invests heavily in developing their employees. Despite the facially competitive up or out consulting model, they do a fantastic job of fostering a collaborative atmosphere and making sure that you are supported with all the tools you need to be on the "up" side of the equation if you want to be...
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Time to hear back on Bain Final RoundHad a Bain Final Round in Houston last week for an AC spot. Anyone know how long it should take me to hear back?...
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LEK Life Science roleAnyone interview for Life Science Strategist role at LEK last week hear back yet? I interviewed for Boston by phone and am waiting to hear....
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - PwC is middle of the packFast growing practice, the partners are social and people rank low in a**hole factor. Location is central. Extremely low bonuses compared to MBB. Low base salary at senior levels compared to pretty much all consulting firms....
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - SatisfiedGreat coaching and coworkers. Amazing projects compared to most. Loving the Strategy& integration and new knowledge base.. Poor compensation for the hours. Partially being Canadian practice, partially I don't ask for more. ...
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Company Review: PwC - SatisfiedOverall spirit in the company is great, there's a lot of extremely talented and ambitious people to work with. . Lot of work in comparison to competitors. Probably due to the territory, pay is not what it is in other offices globally....
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MBB London intake dates??Hello, I was wondering if anyone here could tell me which months MBB usually have intakes for Junior/Associate Consultants for their London offices? Thanks in advance Akash...
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Company Interview: Altman Vilandrie & Co - AnalystThe hardest part was the behavior, in which it consisted of a question regarding: How would you describe an iPhone to an alien? I was also asked about a time when I failed but did not bounce back, which threw me off guard because I had originally prepared a story about how I failed but ended up doi...
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Staying in touch with interviewer post rejection?Was rejected from a first round interview at MBB firm and one of my interviewers actually had a very similar background as me. We both studied similar research areas etc and I felt that I had established a good rapport and toward the end of the interview was actually asked questions about my researc...
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Accenture Corporate Development and Transaction Services groupHey everyone, I have a phone call scheduled with a recruiter for an analyst role in Accenture's CDTS practice. I was wondering if anyone has any insight as to how the group works (nature of the work, exit opps, compensation, etc.)? From some research, the group appears to be Accenture's own in-hous...
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - PwC AssociateGood culture, open communication and encouraged feedback, lots of corporate and consulting events for each practice. Pros: - culture is open - flat hierarchy - feedback is encouraged at all levels - lots of alcohol ...
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Company Review: Deloitte Consulting - Deloitte Federal Technology Consultant* Great opportunity to move around from federal to commercial * Interesting clients with great mission driven goals * Decent salary and compensation benefits to all employees . * Wish the bonuses were a bit more competitive * The salary unfortunately is tend to be lower in federal than...
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Bain Boston Final Round Turnaround I interviewed in the Bain Boston office on Friday (10/13), and was wondering if anyone has heard back yet. I know that if you get the offer, you often hear back on the same day or the day after, so was wondering if people with offers already heard back. Thanks!...
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Mckinsey group placement (Private Equity Practice vs Strategy & Corporate Finance)Recently received an offer for McKinsey full time. My long term career goal is to go into PE. Given this, which practice (private equity vs strategy&corp fin) would lead to better PE exits (or if there is no meaningful difference between the two)? I understand that traditionally corporate finance ha...
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Need my cold email reviewedHi guys, I'm an undergrad trying to secure a summer internship. I found a recruiter at Oliver Wyman through LinkedIn, and found the firm's email format elsewhere online. I proceeded to email him this: Dear _name___, I am a sophomore at Rutgers University, currently studying Industrial Engineering i...
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Company Interview: LEK Consulting - AssociateSize the market for the number of waffles consumed in hotels across the US, tell me about an analytical project you did. The pure strategy cases were relatively straightforward, mostly profitability related. They were much easier than cases you would get at an MBB interview, and the interviewers did...
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Summer intern, F500 scientist vs Startup internal strategy vs Deloitte technology consultantHello, I'm an advanced degree candidate looking to apply for MBB in the coming fall. I have several summer internship offers at hand, but am wondering which one will provide me the best preparation towards a career at MBB. 1. Research scientist at F500. I assume this will only be helpful in adding...
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Is it just me or is this forum having issues?Currently, when I look at the front page only 5 of the topics are actual topics. 90% of the topics seem to be 'paid for content'. The other 10% appears to be spam. This could be just me, but I think I'm using the default configuration, is it the same for others? The current state is, I hesitate t...
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Company Review: Deloitte Consulting - Pretty satisfied- Good people to work with; cares about you both professionally and personally - work hours are not too crazy. - pressure around firm contribution - more flexibility and predictability around travel would be nice...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - great for 2-3 yearsgood leadership, good clients, good projects, good colleagues and work atmosphere. reasonable pay for industry. Overall poor lifestyle and long hours. Especially when travelling for client work. Limited allowances made for personal situations. Lower pay than other alternatives...
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Company Review: Accenture - Mostly positive1. Extensive network of experts 2. Great office (location, overall design) 3. Fair promotion management 4. Big knowledge database. 1. Workplace reservation system from accounting firms 2. No staff for reviewing/helping with materials design, therefore low quality of client deliverables 3. Lots of co...
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Company Interview: Teneo Blue Rubicon - Undergraduate research fellowThere was no particularly difficult questions. It was one-to-one, and I just needed to provide my mentor with the reasons I am eager for the role, why I was originally interested in the degree, and how I have planned for it so far. Additionally, I also submitted my CV to be checked. The process was ...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - Satisfied Great colleagues, challenging work, good exposure to dyour verse industries and hard problems to solve . Long long long hours, constant travel to ungodly locations, luck plays a big part in promotions........

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