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Does school pedigree matter after getting the job?

healthguy15

I read that firms are considering hiring more and more consultants from different backgrounds and non-target schools. However, does being from a non-target background affect your opportunities to advance after getting hired? I'm asking because I notice that most of the highlighted employees...

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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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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 <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, some tech companies...

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Seeking Info on PE-focused, T2 consulting firms

jmn3ye

Hi all. I am an early-career consultant at a T2 shop (not EY-Parthenon or L.E.K). I love the work I'm doing, but am less interested in traveling every week long term (which is what I currently do), and I like the idea of working on things like PE due diligence, F500 organic and inorganic growth str...

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PwC Women's Consulting Experience Interview

thegiantsdrink

I'll be interviewing on campus for the PwC Women's Consulting Experience next week, and I am wondering how I should prepare. The program started last year, so there's not much information online. I'm fairly certain it will be a behavioral interview, but has anyone here attended? If so, what's your a...

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Excel / PPT for Consulting - Management Consulted

neverenoughtime

Hi Everyone, Not sure if everyone is accustomed to the Management Consulted website, but I purchased one of their Excel / PPT for Consulting packages for $395 about a month ago. As my firm will be training me all of this, I have no need for the package I purchased, and was wondering if anyone woul...

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Ankura Restructuring

trippycannon

Does anyone have experience with this group? Interested in comp/hours/travel/exit? How competitive is this group with the big 3 RX shops (AM/Alix/FTI)? ...

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Final Round Interview - Experienced Hire

monkey1249

Hi Everyone, I was wondering how long it took you to hear back from your consulting firm about your final round interviews. Some context: I had my final round on 2/6, and the official start date would be on 2/25. ...

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Kellogg or Columbia for MBB (unconventional background)

jkap

I come from an unconventional background (architecture) and would like to get into MBB. I am deciding between Columbia and Kellogg. I am from New York and prefer to stay in New York after MBA. That said, I feel Kellogg would give me a better shot of getting into MBB as it can leverage better my b...

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Life at a leading strategy consulting firm

AnonymousConsultant

On getting in It's not a big secret that the leading consulting firms are notoriously difficult to get into. On average an office the size of a few hundred consultants receives a multiple of their size in first round applications per year. Ultimately, only a very low percentage of these applicants e...

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Deciding where to start career: Econ consulting or asset management

confusedStudent96

Hey all, Been a long time reader of WSO, but thought I would finally create a post and ask for some help. I am currently deciding where to start my career. I have two options. Econ/lit consulting at a middle tier firm. -mostly for when M&A deals go bad, and the firm serves as a valuation expert in...

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Case Interview Practice - Looking for Partners

Mr. Bob Dobalina

Self explanatory. Looking for people to practice with via Skype or in person (NYC) over the next 1.5 weeks. PM me if interested....

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MBB Implementation or 2nd Tier Generalist?

wheresthecash

I just finished my MBA at an MBB target b-school. have a Generalist offer from a 2nd tier (Strategy&/ATK/OW) and an Implementation offer from McK in a region of the world where that 2nd tier competes significantly with MBB for projects. My gut is telling me to accept the generalist offer since it's ...

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Oxford MFE vs MIT MFin for MBB

anonymous9191

I know neither degree is exactly relevant for MBB, but I was accepted to both (Scholarship too) and long-term interest is MBB consulting. Assuming I will choose one, which of the two is best for a career in MBB Management Consulting - all things being equal? Thanks you!...

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Clean Shaven for Super Day?

lincecum55

I have a Super Day with a consulting firm next week at one of their Northeast US offices, and am not sure whether to go clean shaven or not. I objectively look much better with a well trimmed beard, however this firm has European origins and a large presence there, and two of the consultants I'll be...

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Breaking in from a non-MBA master's degree?

cellerzo

Looking to get some opinion's on breaking into consulting from a non-MBA master's degree. I graduated last May from a nontarget school with a 3.89 GPA as a finance major. I'm currently working at a F100 biotech company on the FP&A team. I know this is the industry I want to work in (healthcare in ...

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No response after passing the SHL test

learningmachine

Hi everyone, Hope you're doing well. This is my first post on this site, and as you might have realized, I'm here to get help rather than share something that might help others. I passed the CV screening and SHL test for a role at one of the MBB firms, and the recruiter (recruiter A) told me that s...

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Lateral Up or Promotion?

CareerQuestion

I am a post-MBA consultant at one of the major consulting shops just outside of MBB. I am up for early promotion in my second year and it is likely that I will receive the promotion. I'm not sure I want to leave, I like my firm, but I'd like to reapply and at least consider transitioning to MBB. My...

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McKinsey: Business Analyst vs Junior Associate

carrots24

Hi! Can someone explain the difference between business analyst and junior associate for McKinsey? I looked at their career portals and initially I thought Junior Associate = Business Analyst for different countries, but then I found out some foreign cities offered both (Abu Dhabi, Singapore City, e...

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Any summer internships still open?

Barath-Ramanathan

As a sophomore in college, I was wondering if any t1, t2 consulting firms have summer positions open still. If not, what is the normal recruiting timeline for consulting?...

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Euromonitor Consulting Perception

Int09

Anyone know anything about Euromonitor consulting? Was contacted by a recruiter recently and don't know much about it. Thanks!...

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Perception of Teneo Consulting?

trees2017

Just contacted by a recruiter at Teneo about an opportunity at the firm. What are people's thoughts in regards to the consulting arm? Seems like they work with a ton of Fortune 500 companies and have incredible industry and government connections. All reviews and discussions here focus on their inv...

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Oil&Gas controller vs. restructuring consulting

zhang128

Hi guys, I am a first year MBA student seeking internship this summer. I am deciding between a controller position at Exxon and the restructuring practice at FTI Consulting. I feel like the work might be more interesting at FTI but would like to hear your opinions on this. Thanks. ...

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Restructuring Consulting at A&M

fitzmagic

Just wanted to know pay/culture/hours/type of work for a restructuring consulting position at A&M? I know they have an interesting comp structure, looking for some specifics on numbers. Also, what are the chances of exiting to PE ? Would an MBA be needed?...

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Cornell SHA vs. HYPW

Mike-Stone

I'm interested in going into Cornell School of Hotel Administration but go into consulting (hopefully WBB after). I was wondering how much recruiting I lose / how much more difficult it will be to get into MBB after Cornell SHA than traditional HYPW? Is the difference significant?...

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Is it appropriate to ask interviewer for the category of a case before interview?

malidsty

(Pardon my ignorance if this is a stupid question, but I'm new to the whole getting-a-job thing.) I'm currently a senior in college and going through the interview process at several boutique consulting firms. In my experience, the firms have usually given me some general background information in...

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5 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.

bbjhva

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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Good enough for MBB/Tier2 in US?

IOnlyCleanHere

Hi folks, I did my undergrad studies in Germany, where I come from, and currently engineering grad student at MIT. I pursue a career in management consulting. In Germany, I got invited by BCG and Bain for two smaller case workshops at my university and one year later by McK for a four-day-event wh...

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Big 4 Audit Cadet looking to move into MBB Consulting

WSO Nomad

Hi All, I'm a Big 4 audit cadet (for those unaware of the program - basically someone still in college but is also working in the field). I'm looking to move into MBB Consulting after graduating, which is in about a year. Any advice for maximising my chances of getting in? What else should I focus...

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Euromonitor International Consulting

Int09

Hey Guys, Was wondering if anyone has any information on Euromonitor's consulting group. Received an interview as an associate consultant and was wondering how it stacks up to other consulting firms in terms of pay, prestige, etc. Thanks!...

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