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BlackRock - Interview - OtherMost difficult questions were: what is stress testing? Why are large banks regulated? What is the capital adequacy ratio (theory, not actual number)? What are major risk types (e.g. credit, ops, liquidity, market, counterparty, sovereign/political, strategic, key-person, etc.)? How can some of ...
Huron Consulting Group - Review - HealthcareGreat culture and work/life balance Young and fun environment to work in Big focus on people development and coaching. Compensation is average, at best Business model largely sustained by aged methodology and technology Struggling to integrate delivery of multiple solutions...
Accenture - Review - Technology ConsultingBig company, endless opportunities. Tons of trading opportunities, I think compensation is pretty good, tends to be high profile work. Lots of happy hours and free food.. Hard to navigate, tons of internal systems, politics are a really thing, sometimes project work is boring if you don’t look out...
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Ankura Restructuring InterviewI have a interview with Ankura sometime next week for their restructuring and turn around group. Since they're a fairly new firm there's not a lot of information online Does anyone have any idea what to expect or how to prepare? Mostly behavioral, or technicals and case interviews? ...
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Oliver Wyman - Review - GeneralistPeople who you work with are incredibly bright, the work is fast-paced and interesting, within consulting OW has a strong brand. Too many hours, pay and prestige are lower than McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain & Company ...
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Associate Consultants Lifestyle As I am approaching my graduation date to earn my PhD and switch careers from the auto industry into consulting, I was wondering how do consultants run errands? how do they get for example their yearly physical or their dental check ups? what if someone has braces like me? (it is a pretty funny ques...
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Advice for BCG Final Round?Hey all, I have a BCG final round on Friday. I just had an Oliver Wyman final round this past Friday that didn't go well, so this is my last shot at consulting. Any advice? I've heard that BCG's finals are pretty open-ended. How do you come up with a lot of out-of-the-box or second level insights o...
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Fellow - McKinsey : Profile, Progression and PayHi I had an offer from McKinsey for Fellow, in New Ventures. Is there anyone out here who has idea about this new kind of role, particularly in terms of pay that is being given parallel to general consulting path....
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsCan you go into more detail about how you managed conflict? This topic came after I made a comment about my interest in leadership and previous examples of leadership. The interviewer then said that "Leaders often have to lead in challenging times. Can you share a time where you had to manage confli...
KPMG - Review - Management ConsultingVery good work life balance, upper levels of management are very eager to see young consultants rise up through the ranks. Slowly implementing a meritocracy where you must raise your hand to be promoted - a good thing. . Sometimes boring work. Big 4 consulting firms rely on annuity clients to pay th...
FTI Consulting - Interview - ConsultingTell us about a time you disagreed with your higher up/ authority and what did you do. (So I don't think this is a difficult question, but it just happened to be one I didn't have a pre-prepared answer to. It was for an entry level position, so I had only had internships before this interview, and...
Deloitte - Review - N/Agreat working environment - fun, energetic, learning curve is strong but it's well worht the ducation you recieve. lots of hours, hard transition post college because of workload and high expectations- even thought this is for our own benefit...
Alvarez & Marsal - Review - ConsultingBase compensation and bonuses are above market average. The people are generally smart and genuinely care about your happiness.. Travel, PTO is tied to less pay as bonuses are directly either tied to hours worked or your billable charged....
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BCG GAMMA?Got dinged by BCG generalist after 1st round, but got a phone interview with GAMMA. Want to start thread since not much information is available for gamma right now... 1. interview process. what is that 30 mins phone interview with recruiter about? background? mini case? experience? 2. difference...
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Career shift to an advisory role with Big 416 plus years of experience with a one year MBA from India. 11 plus years of post MBA experience in IT Consulting as Business Analyst, Project Management, Product and Consultant for a variety of consultant roles. I am interested in getting back to school (a decent online MBA) and take up advisory ro...
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Advice on McKinsey Sophomore Diversity Leaders Internship (SDLI) & Interview PreparationHi all! I'm a diverse sophomore candidate attending a target school and I just received an onsite interview for the McKinsey SDLI program (too "new" to put a link). Although I read somewhere that interviews would be conducted as late as November (as of right now they haven't sent all the offers out...
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Accenture - Review - StrategyThe work from home policy . Hours ...
FTI Consulting - Review - RestructuringGreat Salary, exposure to high level deals. Senior management often has valuable industry experience that seems to inform exit opps. Fee application w restructuring cases are super tedious. Sometimes it seems like your only work stream on a case is just prepping the bill...
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EY Senior Consultant Workforce Advisory Career OpportunitiesInterested to hear about what kind of opportunities working as a Senior Consultant in Workforce Advisory (Performance and Talent) would open up short and long term? What kind of exit opportunities are there? Have a HR background and looking to transition into this role at EY - hoping to gain the s...
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Accenture - Review - Financial ServicesGood Pay Learned a lot and had a lot of on the job experience with clients Able to get internship as a sophomore. Sometimes long hours little choice on the type of project that you are put on very technology and implementation focused...
ZS Associates - Review - GeneralistThe people are very friendly and helpful. The company is growing rapidly and has a bright future. No travelling required.. The level of work is a bit too operational. The projects tend to be too technical in nature, with not enough strategic input involved....
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Accenture Strategy Analyst Development ProgramHave my first round interviews this week, anyone have information on the firm or the program? Appreciate any insight! ...
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BCG Sophomore Growing Future Leaders Internship Has anyone applied, or does anyone know anything about this program, i.e. is it new this year? Google doesn't have much information on it....
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KPMG - Review - Management Consulting* Plenty of opportunities to showcase your skills. Seniors tend to listen to your inputs * interesting projects if you are lucky . * You can get stuck in a certain sector and get tired of working on similar projects * The pay/hours ratio is ridiculous ...
Deloitte - Review - GeneralistThe people are very friendly and always ready to assist. GSAP makes MBA options a lot more attractive. National staffing makes flex traveling easy.. Can feel large due to the nature of the Big 4 name. Network based staffing can make it difficult to get staffed on initial project....
Deloitte - Review - Restructuringannual bonus, personnel, trainings, constant interesting business trips to other offices, international experience. Work-life balance, uncertain exit opportunities, work place, old computers, bad conditioning in winter...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Management ConsultingPeople are open, friendly and always willing to help you in case you don't understand a subject. Great place to work.. Not enough mobility in the work place. Would like to see more advancement opportunities. Seems like a top heavy firm....
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PwC Management Consulting InterviewHey all, I have an interview with PwC coming up for their Advisory: Management Consulting role and was looking to learn more about their (or B4 MC in general) recruiting process. My interview is a 2nd round on-campus, leading straight to Superday - so I expect that will be behavioral. What is a B...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - Management ConsultingThe colleagues I worked with were very kind and considerate. The always tried to help me as best as they could. . There was a lot of travel involved and I worked very long work hours. I sometimes even worked weekends. ...
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Victor Cheng's PST materialsHi guys, Last year I remember Victor Cheng offered PST videos and exams on his website. Now, they are not available any more... Any chance, someone has them and is willing to share? Would help me tremendously! Thanks!...
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Ankura - Interview - Economic ConsultingThe interviewer did not really ask me any specific/technical questions. She looked at my resume and asked me to make a brief self-introduction of my background and work experience first. And then she tailored her questions specifically to what I mentioned earlier about my work experience, those that...
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Offer Comparison: ZS Associates vs. Deloitte S&O vs. Accenture StrategyHave an expiring offer from the above the 3 firms for full time in a major North American City (ex. New York/Chicago/Toronto/San Francisco) . Looking for advice on 3 things: 1. Most interesting work + opportunity to work projects with F500 companies 2. Best Business School Opportunities (Or most...
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ClearView Healthcare Partners - Review - HealthcareI absolutely love it. Tons of smart people who are passionate about healthcare, and an endless amount of interesting projects and clients.. The location in Newton can be a pain, as well as some standard growing pains of a company that is scaling. ...
Accenture - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsAccenture Strategy recruited me from PwC S&. The people here are phenomenal. Overall, I like the firm, type of work, and the senior leaders. Also, it’s easier to sell larger projects here with the tremendous capabilities at the firms disposal. Like every other consultant in their mid 30s I would s...
Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistGood pay; good hours; great people. The Private Equity group is particularly strong and gives young associates good exposure. Work life balance can be a problem sometimes. However, weekends are entirely free and travel is reasonably flexible...
EY - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsChallenging work, brilliant colleagues, decent pay raises, decent company wide culture. Great benefit for maternity and paternity leave. Tries hard to promote teaming and identity even though people are always on travel.. Rough partners, lack of collaboration outside of individual circle, eventhoug...
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McKinsey New Ventures Specialist? Anyone have information on this role?I am a senior at a target and was rejected from my final round interview at McKinsey last month (for a BA position). Although I received a tier 2 offer, I was really gunning for MBB and am now unsure if it's worth entering into consulting to not be at a MBB firm. I came across McKinsey's New Venture...
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MBB or MM PEHominids, Looking for advice or thoughts about choosing between an MBB BA/AC offer in solid EMEA office or a potential offer in MM PE in a major US city. I'm not set on a future career path, so trying to figure out which will best keep my future options open, including business school. ...
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KPMG - Interview - Risk ManagementWhat did you do when something went wrong during a team task. Why do you think that you will fit in the team What are your strenghts What are your weaknesses Why do you want to work in consultancy Why would we be a good fit for you How do you see your career in a couple of years Are you a teamplaye...
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switching from PE to management consultingIs it possible to move from PE to consulting? i recognize that this is the opposite direction from normal. Frankly, I'm finding PE quite boring, and I think the variety of work in consulting may be a bit more interesting. Experienced consultants can feel free to shoot that concept down. But I seri...
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Deloitte - Review - AdvisoryThis industry offers competitive pay, great networking opportunities, as well as great professional development. This firm specifically is very cut throat, and the people are very fake sometimes. People suck up to managers. ...
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Moving from risk consulting to management consulting in Big 4 I was wondering if anyone has experience moving from Big 4 risk consulting into management consulting within the same firm (i.e. KPMG and EY). I know people switch from audit into management consulting, but was wondering what everyones thoughts were on this. I currently have an offer for Big 4 ris...
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Deloitte - Interview - GeneralistThe behavioral questions were not very difficult or unexpected, and the first case was standard. The data sheet was unexpectedly long and thorough - make sure you focus only on important information. They ask if you are interviewing for any other firms, and are looking for genuine answers. For the s...
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Can I try to interview with another McKinsey office after I got cut from final rounds at a different McKinsey office?So I was between two cities for my office ranking- let's call them A and B. A is a large competitive city, and B is a smaller city closer to my hometown. I had spoken to consultants in B and they were very excited about me and told me to rank that city first. Ultimately, I decided to put A first bec...
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Oliver Wyman - Review - Healthcaregood work life style balance, culture is very accommodating and supportive, managers are well trained. rigidity in the type of projects available, salary could be higher compared to the firms competitors ...
Parthenon Group-EY - Review - Consultinggreat people, interesting work, good socials and trips, stimulating content. Nice office in London... Hours I guess but varies week in week out; sometimes fine, sometimes bad, not easy to plan around etc...
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Accenture MCDP Salary and Experience QuestionsHi! New to WSO so pls be nice to me! I go to what I think people on here refer to as a top public ivy (in California) and I know some people joining the Accenture Management Consulting Development Program straight from undergrad. One of them is busy showing off to his social media followers that th...
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Strategy& - Review - GeneralistAmbitious team with sharp strategists. Exciting growth. Top-tier cases. One of the top revenue drivers for the entire firm, and therefore, the best bonus buckets firm-wide.. Long, unpredictable hours that sometimes spill into weekends. Travel can be intense for some engagements....
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KPMG Risk ConsultingHi I recently received an offer to intern(undergrad) at KPMG Risk Consulting this summer. In my offer letter it says my annual salary as an intern is 60k. So $29/hr. I was wondering if I went back for full-time if my starting salary would be 60k or if there's a bump (maybe 70-80k?). I'm only con...
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BB to MBB?Going to be interning at an S&T position for a top BB next (junior year) summer. How challenging will it be to get a full-time offer from MBB? Non-target school, high GPA. Previous corp fin & start-up internship experiences....
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FTI Consulting - Interview - RestructuringGiven my industry and financial background and good conversations over dinner, the interview became conversational STAR type questions. Tell me about a time... -Difficult client -Worked on a team -Difficult boss - Most proud of the achievement My impression is the interview process is not as standar...
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Hiring a case interview tutor at a more affordable price point?I've just started preparing for case interviews not too long ago (10 case so far, and finished LOMs). I've done some research about coaching sessions and it seems that they are very expensive >$100/hr. I have tried Preplounge but I don' have much time left before my interviews, which are coming up...
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McKinsey Full-time First Round Rejection Just got an email saying I did not even get a first round interview for McKinsey (Full-time). I am extremely surprised. I go to an Ivy League target, have a good GPA (3.7), multiple ECs, and had an extremely prestigious PE junior summer internship (KKR/Blackstone/Carlyle). I had what I thought was ...
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Bain & Company - Interview - GeneralistNot difficult with preparation-- definitely review case questions. More interviewee led than interviewer led cases. My interview started with a resume walk then case. I cannot go into the case due to the nature of the interview, but the case was relatively short and is what to expect out of a nor...
Mercer - Review - Consulting-senior staff (partners, principals) were open to connecting for coffee and to provide insight/advice -other consultants were helpful in enabling interns learn and contribute -return offer given during last week of internship -events and opportunities to network with Mercer colleagues were provided ...
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PwC Consulting - any money in this?Hi, I have been approached by PwC and it seems like a good gig after being in IB (middle office) for a couple of years. The role would be consulting IB/AM/WM firms. Any insight would be helpful! Particularly those in Europe....
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Simon-Kucher & Partners - Any opinion?Hi all. I received this morning an internship offer from Simon-Kucher & Partners in Western Europe. What do you guys think if this consultancy? I know they're strong in pricing / marketing / sales but I was wondering if there is anything in particular I should know about them before taking my final...
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Multiple offers - not sure if there is a clear cut winnerHi first time posting so will do my best. I am entertaining multiple offers for Senior Consultant and Associate/VP level role and looking for feedback as I'm not sure which way I want to go. Option 1 would be Associate with GS in Finance Controllers. Option 2 would be Deloitte financial Advisory S...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Generalist1. Helpful staff: everyone was willing to help on projects. 2. Laid back atmosphere, everyone is friendly. . Mundane work and similar clients throughout most projects. I primarily worked on projects related to healthcare and wished I could branch out in other sectors. ...
Simon Kucher Partners - Review - GeneralistI like the mix of work at SKP. Unlike many other consulting firms, they get to help firms with many commercial/customer-oriented questions, as opposed to back office functions. . The office is not very lively at the moment. Sometimes I get the impression that we're really just a market research firm...
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Deloitte Enterprise Risk Management I understand this is a big group within Deloitte and wondering if anybody knows more about them or have experience working with the group. The opportunity sounds interesting with lots of exposure and travel. ...
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