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Tailoring cover letters to specific firmsSo we all know to tailor cover letters to specific firms/jobs. Some people who have critiqued mine have said to mention specific things about firms as to why I am attracted to them. However, I am not really sure how to do this in a genuine way and without coming off as BSing. Like we all know MBB a...
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MBB in NYC - experience with hours, work-life balance across the firms post-MBAHi all - I'm currently doing an MBA and have summer offers from MBB in NYC. I am trying to get underneath whether there are significant lifestyle differences between the three firms. I know that I will work hard at all of them, but I am wondering whether there are concrete differences in: - hours w...
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Intern to Full Time in a different VerticalThis summer I will be interning at PwC in their Risk Assurance department. However, I am much more interested in working in their management consulting or tech consulting roles. What are the chances I'm able to finesse a full time offer from a different vertical than the one I have an internship in?...
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Likelihood of breaking into Consulting 2 years out of undergradHi all - I graduated from undergrad 2016 and currently work in research & Biz Dev at a consulting firm. Asking about my prospects of lateral move to another firm to work as a consultant. Do most firms just hire straight from undergrad/MBA or are they open to experienced hires? Thanks for any input!...
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Accenture - Review - Strategy90% of my coworkers are great to work with and enjoy being there, the work is usually interesting, even when its not the project will be over soon.. High amount of travel, standard for consulting. Sometimes projects seem understaffed, or not staffed with the right mix of people....
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Management Consulting recruitment at Master of Engineering ProgramsWas curious what schools do Management Consulting firms look at when recruiting kids from Master of Engineering programs ( EE, CE, ME) and how competitive are these positions? Do they start out as analysts or Associates? What is their salary compared to those that are hired from undergrad?...
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Tier 2 Restructuring Consulting Salaries?Just curious....I am waiting on a written offer from one of these firms (did not get salary details over the phone) for a Senior Consultant role in the RX group. What kind of salary should I be expecting? Any details would be great. (Think BDO/Crowe Horwath/Grant Thornton/RSM in a more Consulting...
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Unsure of which double concentration or minor to pursue?? (undergrad)So I've been looking into doing either a double concentration or a concentration + a minor, but I have no idea which combo of either of these will be more beneficial. The options that I’m considering are: -double concentration in finance and MIS -double concentration in accounting and finance -co...
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IB SA --> MBB FTI will be working in the M&A team of an EB this summer (EVR/PJT/CVP) and am looking into making a transition to MBB for FT. I understand this is fairly common but I haven't found any recent threads on this topic. For anyone who made a similar transition in their career (either from IB SA to MBB FT...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - ConsultingHigh quality work. Great responsibility. Very good learning environment. Good promotion policies. Senior management would be available to junior staff.. Extremely long working hours with limited respect for individual time. No control over staffing and you could get stuck on projects very far from i...
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Yale som vs berkeley haas mba for mbb ??Hey all, Coming from a non-profit/int dev background and trying to break into mbbd... no preference for location (woukd work internationally too) Which school offers the best chance to get into one of these top firms? ...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - AdvisoryNo questions were particularly difficult. The most important section was the group case study, which you were assigned in a group of five, and you had one hour for a typical consulting case. Have to produce a ppt presentation in the end. All five people in your group had to present, and collectively...
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Comparing Deloitte vs KPMG?What's the better firm? Also, whats the differences in: Leadership/Mentoring People Working enviornment Which is Better for Advisory - KPMG or Deloitte? Our users highlighted that Deloitte is generally considered to be more prestigious across the board. User @lou", an investment banking analyst...
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PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Technology Consulting-Great people -Solid pay for a summer internship -Overtime nearly every week (averaged around 50 hrs if you seek out work). -Typical intern work -Local staffing (didn't get to travel) -Pressure to accept FT offer to go to Disney...
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Consulting Internship with 3.3-3.4 GPAI am currently a sophomore studying Industrial Engineering the Honors Program at Rutgers University. If I have a GPA of around 3.3-3.4 when I apply to consulting firms for summer internships next year, how are my chances? I have pretty good internship experience, and I am participating in a Deloitte...
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Deloitte - Review - Strategy and OperationsLarge company Diverse opportunities Early leadership development and training for young talent Good pay. Bureaucracy Terrible performance rating system Little integration or collaboration across public and private sectors Federal projects mostly staff aug ...
Accenture - Review - ConsultingWork life balance is good in technology consulting, this is different in management consulting long hours are not the norm. Since I live in Asia compensation is low, this also depends on the country but in Malaysia 6 figure compensation is rare...
DeciBio - Interview - HealthcareDo you know about the healthcare industry? Please describe one of the companies you know. Tell me more about the diagnostic part of the company. If you start a company, what do you expect your partner to be like? Why don't you choose to commercialize your own research, instead, you want to do consul...
IBM - Review - GeneralistThere honestly isn't. I've hated my experience there. The brand value is a great launching board for new opportunities though, to get a new job. . They way way overhired the number of analysts they needed and as a result lots of analysts spend ridiculous amounts of time (months) on the bench doing n...
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AMA: Non Target to MBB Full Time Hey everyone. Thought I'd contribute back here and help out anyone who is struggling to break into a top consulting gig from a non-target. Came from a VERY non-target state school (UG) and recently accepted an offer from my top firm (an MBB). Happy to answer any questions that people have on making ...
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MB & BCG?Do MBAs generally select either McKinsey or Bain offers when they have a choice between all 3? Speaking to my MBA friends and from online research, everyone references MBB but generally prefer McKinsey or Bain. Is Boston Consulting Group considered the same way as KPMG for Big 4 firms?...
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MBA Internship Advice to setup for FT RecruitingHey everyone! As the recruiting cycle comes to a close, I was hoping to get some advice on my current situation. I'm currently at a Top 25 MBA program and am looking to make the jump from the public sector to consulting (M&A/Strategy). Unfortunately, internship recruiting didn't go as well as I was ...
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Do I really need an MBA to move from Analyst to Associate ? (Or undergrad entry level to MBA-starting level)Hi the people of WSO, The title said it all. I have always wondered whether an MBA is worth it. I graduate from an Ivy. Then I started a company and sold it after 2.5 years. During that time, I was taking management courses at a non-target school. That was mainly for my business. After selling the...
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Hard skills that an entry level consultant needs Hi everyone, I'm wondering what hard skills does an entry level consultant need in their job? Is it mad Excel data analysis or the ability to understand income statement +balance sheet? Of course, this is in addition to understanding the basic like revenue, sale, margin, and cost structure. I'm ...
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Current Big 4 Post-Merger Integration Manager - What are my Exit Ops?The pay is is great, but I'm over the travel and the shitty PMO work. Colleagues have mostly left for other firms, but I'd really love to get out of consulting and sleep in my bed every night/actually start using my brain. The vast majority of my experience has been on the execution piece of the M...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistMentorship Smart and Driven People Interesting work Invest in Employees Great Perks Good compensation . A lot of travelling is required, which can often be tiring. Sometimes the hours could be very long. ...
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Accenture or The Highland Group!I'm working on Accenture but got an offer from the highland group. What would you recommend I do?!?!...
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Accenture or The Highland GroupI'm working on Accenture but have a offer from the highland group, from your experience recommend!?!...
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Salaries for Accenture MC , PwC MC , KPMG MC?What are the salaries for big 4 MC besides Deloitte S&O and Accenture Strategy? What is total compensation for their MC analyst positions? (not strategy)...
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Restructuring/Turnaround Consulting InterviewHave an interview with a non-Big 4 (Top 10) accounting firm’s Restructuring/Turnaround Consulting group. I’m scheduled to interview with 5 different people. The total interview time will be 2.5 hours. Any tips for the interview? Should I expect a case study? I’m coming from a Commercial/Corp...
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KPMG - Review - Forensic ServicesThe people who work at the forensic group in Moscow are the main asset of KPMG, as most of them are extremely devoted to their job, as well as being willing to help each other on various tasks. I was honoured to have an opportunity of working amongst them. The major poblem,which eventually led me t...
KPMG - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsGreat company to work for. Friendly coworkers, however the you really have to grind when it comes to working right before a proposal date and make sure ALL information is up to date. Can be overlooked very easily as it is a dog-eat-dog work place when it comes to impressing the manager or trying to ...
Charles River Associates - Interview - Life SciencesThe most mentally challenging question (not necessarily difficult) was about market estimation for a new coffee shop. They asked 'a coffee shop wants to open in an office building in London but only if they can be profitable within 12 months. How would you go about calculating this and what is the s...
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Which McKinsey Office to Choose?Hi fellow monkeys, I was lucky enough to receive a McKinsey offer today after roughly two years of pursuit. I am now faced with one of the most major decisions: which office to choose out of New York, DC, Chicago or Silicon Valley? Would love to pick your brains. My priorities are as followed: (1)...
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Deloitte - Review - Strategy and OperationsLots of perks, travel, expense account, hotel stays, points and working with smart people. Very good exit ops, and MBA sponsorship.. Lifestyle is unhealthy and unsustainable. Overall compensation and promotion process lacks transparency. Requirement to participate in heavy firm initiatives (free lab...
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McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG application preparationHi everyone, I'm preparing for applications for Mckinsey Insight and BCG bridge2BCG this year. I'm just wondering how important is the essay writing and is there any useful tips for preparing the essay part from previous attendees? Thanks a lot for the help and insights! ...
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FT Re-Recruiting After InternshipHello Monkeys, I'm an undergraduate junior with an internship at Strategy& this summer, and would maybe like to re-recruit at other firms (which I didn't have a chance to last year). My questions are: 1. If I'm lucky enough to get an FT offer from S&, this summer how long do I have to decide bef...
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Bain & Company Case InterviewHey there, in the interest of saving time I'll try to be brief and to the point. I just got invited for an undergrad summer internship case interview at Bain Italy. The invitation was received through email and was written in Italian. I have two main concerns: **(1) Will the case interview be i...
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How is A&M perceived in the industry?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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The Big Four Auditors? Not As Much AnymoreJust read a very interesting article on WSJ. Thought it'd be interesting to share with you guys! As you know, the Big 4 are known for audit/tax/accounting; however, in recent reports, it seems that is no longer their largest revenue generator. Consulting has grown exponentially within the four and ...
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PwC Financial Services Insurance Experienced Associate InterviewGot an in person interview for the practice listed in the title. Has anybody interviewed for this practice at PwC before or any current PwC employees know what I can expect? Case Study? I am an experienced hire with about 1 year of experience. ...
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Hewlett Packard - Review - Technology ConsultingGood exposure to many different industry partners (i.e. Cloud providers) that might be useful in the long run.. Poor people management especially since merger with CSC which caused a lot of shifts and changes of internal positions...
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Corporate Strategy to Consulting? Help!!Hi all, This is my first time ever posting on a forum, but i'm pretty anxious and desperate (its also exam season) so appreciate any help I can get. I'm currently trying deciding between two internships, one at corporate strategy/in-house consulting unit at a big five Canadian bank (CIBC) and the ...
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Alvarez & Marsal - Review - Management ConsultingHaven't started yet (I begin June 2018), but the application process was great and am excited to have the opportunity to enter the consulting industry as a sophomore.. I haven't started yet so I don't have anything specific. The application process and all people involved were pleasant....
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Europe Strategy& offices requiring only English and sponsor a work permit?Hi, I would like to apply to Strategy& in Europe before applying to MBB. I'm not a citizen of EU and don't have a work permit so I skimmed websites of various Strategy& offices in Europe and could not find any info about language and citizenship/work permit requirements. Can someone shed some ligh...
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Accenture - Review - GeneralistEveryone is very approachable and creates a good environment for work/life fit. They encourage you to still have a life outside of work and I will block off evenings every once in a while to go on dates with my significant other. . - Ability to move around between industries and project types depend...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Management ConsultingGreat place to build a foundation for the rest of your career. Opportunities also exist for internal transfers if you would like different experiences. . It is very easy to get pigeon-holed into one particular practice area or get stuck on a specific type of project (i.e. tech implementations). Thes...
Duff & Phelps - Review - ValuationFellow staff are all nice, outgoing, driven, intelligent colleagues. Good training program, CFA reimbursement, Develop technical/modeling skills. Opportunity to work on prominent clients. You will be rewarded/can be promoted quickly if you put in the work.. Long hours, below market pay. Some MDs are...
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From consulting to P&L roleI understand this transition is hard, but I have a few questions: 1) Can a consultant do anything to set themselves up for this kind of transition, while in consulting? 2) What are the perks / cons of P&L exit versus a corp strat exit? Versus a corp dev exit? 3) Is it easy to move from Corp Strat to...
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Cambridge Associates - Interview - GeneralistIt wasn't a super difficult question but one was "what are some of our firm's strengths and how do they appeal to you" - answered along the lines of integrity, commitment to independence, and mentioned the client retention rates (97%). The unexpected one was "why did you choose your school?", I ment...
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Interview with Bain & Company's Keith BevansHi WSO'ers, You may be interested in an interview I recently had with Keith Bevans, Global Head of Consultant Recruiting at Bain: [ *Bain & Company's Keith Bevans Talks About Careers, Life at Bain.* ](https://blog.accepted.com/bain-companys-keith-bevans-talks-about-careers-life-at-bain-episode-251/...
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RSM LLC Tech. and Management Consulting Practice (Formerly known as Mcgladrey) I was recently offered a position with RSM (Boston) for their Technology and Management consulting Practice. I was familiar with the company as an accounting firm, but the MC practice is new, and I would like some input about: type of projects, prestige, how this firms looks for Business School, tra...
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Arthur D. Little - Interview - N/Afinal round question (partner): what are the most important reasons NOT to choose this firm? I hadn't prepared for this specific question and it's difficult to come up with an answer that is good (not BS) but still does not make them question your commitment to their firm. I said that maybe the fir...
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Credit Risk Management - Management consulting vs top tier banksI have 1.5 years of experience at Deloitte as a Credit Risk Modelling Analyst and finance background. I have received two offers for a Credit Risk Modelling role, one from Oliver Wyman and the other from RBS. My ambition is to develop advanced risk management expertise in banking and become a Credit...
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Phone Call with MBB Senior Partner OpinionI'm a sophomore at a non-target and I reached out to one of the very few alums we have at MBB for an informational interview. My intent was for him to ask for my resume at the end of the call and that didn't happen. When I asked him if networking into MBB was my best shot, he said that his MBB doesn...
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Case practice partnersHey, I've got an interview with BCG in the next two weeks and I'm looking for case partners to practice anytime 1000 - 2200 (GMT +8) weekdays and weekends. I've gone thru victor cheng's videos on YouTube and his LOMS program extensively. On top of that I've also done 20 cases on my own and a few l...
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Deloitte - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsBroad industry exposure possible if aligned to good service i.e. M&A but heavily dependant on partners you networ/work with and geography e.g. Financial Services in NYC, Energy in TX. National staffing model can result in terrible weekly commutes like NYC -> SF Monday through Thursday. New comp mode...
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Best SUNY for Consulting?Transfer student from NYS and I'm trying to break into consulting after undergrad. I've been accepted into other schools, but for the sake of affordability right now I'm considering a SUNY. I've gotten into SUNY Binghamton, Albany, UB, and Stonybrook. Which of these would position me best for consul...
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FTI Consulting - Review - ConsultingThe variety of projects available to work on, collegial atmosphere in the office, working with smart people. Emails come at all hours of the day an night and you are expected to answer, weekend work is quite common...
Accenture - Review - GeneralistGreat top tier company, good projects, technology learning and good benefits with life and work balance. Being a big company it comes with hard to maintain a great and acceptable to all corporate culture. ...
Charles River Associates - Review - Life SciencesThe people at the firm seem very interested in your personal development and the staffing process (told by others incoming with me) is partially also based on interest (so specific therapeutic areas). Since the life science practice operated 3 areas (strategy, policy and litigation) in general polic...
Deloitte - Interview - HealthcareNothing out of the ordinary. Weaknesses, strengths, how would your friends describe you. The technicals asked about my understanding of how to value a business. They asked if I knew about a current situation and how the recent news would move the valuation numbers. As I went through the macro proces...
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My two cents on getting a job at MBBHey everyone, I just wanted to share with you some tips and tricks that ultimately helped me getting a job at the NY office of MBB. ### My background and path to the offer (can be skipped) I come from a small European country (...
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MBB case Interview Partners 2018Hi everyone, I have my first round coming up in a few weeks and I'm looking for a case interview partner. I know there are a few posts on here for the same, but they're a little older so I thought I'd make a new post. Please PM or reply if you're looking for people to practice with, or if you curren...
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