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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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McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage, Bridge2BCG 2019 For ADP

mvmv

Here the new topic for this year McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and bridge2BCG, Connect to ClearView, Path to Putnam and Clarion PROPEL status updates for advanced degree candidates. Please feel free to post updates!

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M&A consultant AMA

sameerkal

Hi all can see there is very little information about the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> consulting industry on here so happy to do an AMA. please note all information I have relates to the european market, USA may be different

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Emergency Physician to Consulting

EscapeMD

Hi all, I am a practicing emergency medicine doc trying to leave the field of medicine. Though I could list all the reasons, I feel for now it is sufficient to say I have invested significant time into reaching this decision and am quite confident in it. With that said, I don't know how to get out!...

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Masters of Engineering Management MEM (Duke, Cornell, Dartmouth) --> Consulting

Big Dreams

(Kinda long, but looking for some good input/advice) Hey Guys, Just wanted to get some opinions on what people think of the MEM program overall (masters of engineering management) and specifically from Duke, Cornell, and Dartmouth. The other schools who offer it officially are Northwestern and MIT...

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An English major with minimum business/quant stuff?

lilyvandersome

I am currently a sophomore English major at a target school (think bottom half of top ten in USNews) and I am extremely worried about getting a decent consulting gig. I have very minimal business and quantitative experience (although I stupidly turned down a spot in the business club recently). H...

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Are non-consultant roles at MBB still seen as prestigious?

wwwdotcomman

Most people here referring to MBB think of consulting roles (client facing). Those roles are obviously prestigious and sought after. Do other roles within MBB (such as marketing, research, or financial analyst) that are not consulting roles seen as prestigious or is it just another "corporate job"?...

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M&A consultant AMA

sameerkal

Hi all can see there is very little information about the M&A consulting industry on here so happy to do an AMA. please note all information I have relates to the european market, USA may be different...

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Mckinsey PDP Leadership Rotation Program??

themanthemyth

Mckinsey recently posted on my school's job board about some new rotational program they're opening up. Does anyone have any insight about what the role is actually about - the description sounds like a lot of jargon. What does any of that description entail about what you'd even be doing on the job...

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How do the big consulting firms get paid for benefits saved/the value of the solution for their clients

RobJamesSmith

Hello, Can anyone tell me how these big consulting firms get paid for the BENEFITS saved for their clients or the VALUE of the solution they provide? What I mean by that is I understand that consultants can get paid by the hour, the day or for a fixed duration for a number of different things inclu...

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Deloitte S&O vs. Capgemini Consulting

Flawless

Got offers from both firms for mid-level (Consultant) position. Which one to take when: - CC offers better total package (nicer car, higher net wage,..) - Deloitte offers higher bonus + fixed salary increase performance system - Business school ambitions in ...

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WSO Webinar: Biotech/Pharma Consulting Case Study -- 8pm ET, 3/11/19

AndyLouis

Tonight March 11th, 8PM EST Wall Street Mentor Dr Steven Mo will be hosting webinar a covering a Consulting Case Study on biotech/pharma R&D strategy and drug portfolio management. REGISTER HERE More info from the presenter: In order to mitigate the considerable risks in developing drugs, the ph...

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To Startup or Not to Startup!

Valueadder94

Hi WSO Community, I am an experienced tech / strategy consultant with a little over 3 years of experience, working in a small company gave me the oppourtunity to report to the managing partner of the firm. This was a great learning experience and got to learn first hand what it meant to be a top not...

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What do you consultants do?

2733278823

For you consultants what is your average day or week like? What do you do? Say what firm you're from because I imagine Mckinsey's work environment is different from a lower firms work environment....

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EY-Parthenon Associate Director - London Salary

2005.darkness

hi, Any ideas on the salary structure of EY-Parthenon in London, UK? The position is for Associate Director and above? (10+ years of exp) Also for the TAS (private equity - financial services) practice, what is a typical exist scenario?...

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MBB consulting salaries in Eastern Europe

Squirks

I was wondering about full-time salaries for entry level business analysts for the Eastern European offices (particularly Budapest) of companies such as McKinsey or BCG. There is barely any information on Glassdoor about these offices, therefore I was wondering if anyone has some concrete numbers. ...

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Splitting cost for Case 101 Subscription

xz482

Hi, I am looking for someone who is interested in splitting the cost for 3-6 month subscription for Consulting Case 101. ...

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McKinsey Online Assessment

yungstrategymaster

Hey everyone, I was lucky enough to make it past McKinsey's resume screen for a summer business analyst position and now I have to take an online assessment. It doesn't seem like the typical PST because it is made up of a 45 minute verbal reasoning test and a 45 minute numerical test. It is all onl...

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Bain - Final Round Decisions?

yeloboks27_1

Hi everyone! I had my final round interview at Bain this past Friday and was wondering if anyone else had heard back. I've seen other posts about McKinsey and BCG having fast turnaround times, but does anyone know if Bain is just as fast? I'm sitting on an offer from a T2, but Bain is my first choic...

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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 MBB, some tech companies (big and small), and did various leadership stuff on campus **My MBB exper...

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MBB/T2 Lateral Recruiting Pre-MBA in the US

UG.build

What is the pre-MBA lateral recruiting process (1 to 3 years work exp) in the US? (at MBB/T2 firms) I see these roles pop up periodically and couldn't find much "how to" advice about switching from a lower ranked consulting firm to MBB/T2 without an MBA. Specifically: 1. Is there a typical timelin...

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2019 Consulting Full-time Recruiting

ta297

Hello, I am a senior at non-target school looking to break into the top-tier consulting firm. I was curious about the 2019 consulting timeline - is there any time left to network and win offers for Sep 2019 - Jan 2020?...

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PwC Management Consulting vs EY Business Advisory Program (BAP)

Int09

Hey guys, I have an offer from EY BAP and PwC management consulting. Both are entry level positions out of undergrad. Which is better in terms of exit opps and prestige? Thanks...

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BCG Potential Test (MBA level)

Silver and Blood

Hi all, Does anybody know whether the BCG Potential Test is part of the first round interview for MBA hires? Incoming M7 student here if that makes a difference. Thanks. ...

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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

Daedalus.black

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

dbo

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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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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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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