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Company Review: Accenture - Technology consultantRoom for growth and that is a very good thing to have. The company will also give you responsibility early on. can get stuck on one client for an extended period of time in tech consulting which can be frustrating, ...
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Move to Private Equity from Management ConsultancyHey, I'm looking for some advice from the WSO community re. a move I'm thinking of making into PE A little bit about myself: Currently a high-performing consultant at a boutique management consultancy, specialising in the energy sector (commercial strategy, market entry, cost reduction etc - plus...
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Company Review: KPMG - good place to startBrand name look good on resume. training program, knowledge sharing, smart colleagues, plenty of exit opps. long hours with zero work life balance. work can be repetitive sometimes but i am generally pretty happy with it...
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What is the best job offer, IBM GBS or PwC? Hello everyone, So right now I am in tough position where I have to choose between two offers one from IBM GBS as enterprise application Oracle CRM consultant and the other from PwC SAP business analytics trainee. Both of the offers are attractive: - IBM pays 400€ more - PwC offers 6 months tr...
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Ask Me: Former Strategy Consulting RecruiterHappy to answer any consulting-related questions. I'm currently being sponsored by Deloitte S&O for my MBA. In consulting I focused on M&A in Europe and the US. I also led campus recruiting at two undergrad institutions. ...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Emerging innovatorSuper engaging work, smart and considerate management who care about the people, great expense accounts. - Comp is low - Despite winning work over the McKinseys and the Bains the exit opportunities aren't the same - Some regulatory garbage from being an accounting firm...
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Advice on transferring schools, chances for breaking into consultingI completed my second year at Columbia and I'm strongly considering transferring. My grades are alright and I have extensive prestigious internship and extracurricular/leadership experience. Overall, I was on track to be in a good position to apply to tier 1 and tier 2 consulting firms out of underg...
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Mck Bain BCG Recruitment WindowWhen does the recruitment window for Consulting usually opens? Is it good like in IB to apply in the early season? I'm a second-year student in Portugal looking to apply for his summer internship after his 3rd BSc year....
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Moving from IBM CbD to MBB or Exit Opps?Hi Everyone, This is my first post ever here at WSO. I've started as a Business Transformation Consultant at IBM last fall after graduating from Northwestern. I realize most of the projects here are in tech, and I really want to move into real Operations/Strategy consulting instead. Does anyone k...
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Junior Research Analyst Interview, McKinsey, WalthamDear baboons, is anyone familiar with hiring process for Junior Research Analyst position at McKinsey in Waltham? According to Glassdoor, interview for research analyst position involves a case study? Can anyone confirm that? It seems that reviewers at glassdoor are confusing RA and Business Analys...
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Company Interview: FTI Consulting - ConsultantThere were some conceptual "consulting" questions during my technical phone interview. Mostly it was a lot of "If you were looking at a company in X situation, what would you look at first?" The technical interviewer really just wanted to make sure I understood the 3 Financial Statements and how the...
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Entry level consultant resume - list all or some projects?Having worked as a consultant for ~2 years after college, I am polishing my resume for a career change and have a few questions. Please find below a sample resume for your reference. **1. How much percentage should be allocated to work section on resume?** After removing leadership and activities ...
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Company Interview: Simon Kucher Partners - Senior summer associateMost of the questions are expected, however I made a huge mistake at the beginning by not asking the objective of the case interview, it didn't go downhill from that point but it was hard to catch up because of the negative image the interviewer had on me. The framework I came up was ok, he liked it...
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How to networkI don't reach the GPA threshold for MBB or other Tier 1 firms. However, though as I read continue to read through multiple threads I get the general theme that anything is possible through networking. So as profoundly stupid as this sounds how does one network? I understand the aspect of reaching ou...
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Company Review: Promontory Financial Group - PFG ReviewGot my break into a FO role at this consultancy from a prior accounting job, treated me well. Great benefits.. Leaving great people behind is always tough. I had a number of mentors who helped me through a lot of different things....
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Company Review: Strategy& - Great company with opportunities to move up quicklyGood culture, interesting projects with reputable clients, strong opportunities to move up and get promoted quickly. Can include long hours, compensation is on the low end, lumped in with wider PwC, project pipeline is unpredictable...
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - PwC ConsultingMentorship, relaxed atmosphere, variety of work, solid corporate training, strong brand recognition.. Getting stuck on a nightmare project, either commit to moving up the organization (climb the corporate ladder) or get out after 2 years....
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Company Interview: FTI Consulting - Restructuring Summer Associate Most unexpected interview question was being asked to walk them through a thirteen week cash flow. I did not have much experience in this aspect of cash flow statements so I was taken a bit off guard. They also asked me about how to determine whether a company was distressed. This was also a difficu...
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Company Review: PricewaterhouseCoopers - PwC FDD (Financial Due Diligence) Senior AssociateThe culture of the FDD (Financial due diligence) group was great. Worked closely with PE shops on awesome transactions. The exposure to senior management was good.. The FDD (Financial due diligence) group is very focused on accounting trends and normalizing earnings. The experience is great, but it ...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Great CompanyGreat company that values your career development. Invest a lot of money into its employees. Ample opportunities to expand skillset and network.. Traveling sucks. Hours can be long. It is somewhat completely random whether you're on a good project or not. ...
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Operations Consulting - Everything You Need to KnowOperations Consulting Most people haven’t the slightest clue what operations (we’ll be abbreviating this as ops) consulting is. When people hear the word “operations,” their mind immediately thinks bad job, bad compensation, and bad career versatility. Operations consulting might not be on ...
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Company Interview: McKinsey and Co - Summer Business AnalystPersonal Experience Interview (PEI) questions consisted of "tell me about a time you resolved a conflict within a team" or "tell me about a time you convinced someone of something." Interviewers want you to tell one detailed story for about 5 minutes and then will continue to ask detailed follow-up ...
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Work prior to consulting Hello all, To give some background about myself, I have spent most of my time in the IB section of this website. However as I have lurked with/without this account, I wanted to get some suggestions and or advice to what management consulting is. Also how to get into management consulting. Any adiv...
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What MBA program for Army Officer I’ve got 3 admits this season- Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, and Vanderbilt. Short term goal is to consult for MBB or Deloitte in Philadelphia. Trying to get some opinions on both schools reputation for management consulting. Carnegie Mellon is ranked higher, but I think Georgetown has more recog...
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IB at unknown firm vs. strategy consulting at a big 4? undergrad at targetI'm a rising junior at a target looking to go into IB/management consulting. Obviously the goal is M/B/B or the next best firm. Have a ~3.4 GPA, and I worked in strategy consulting at a big 4 previously. I can either go back (this isn't in the US - but the work was amazing) or work at a small IB fir...
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Firmsconsulting TCO ProgramHey everyone, I have asked this question before a few years ago, but wanted to ask again. Has anyone used Firmsconsulting services? Can someone vouch for the quality of the training program that they provide? I am wondering because they charge a very high $ for training for off-cycle recruiting, an...
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GPA over Major for MBBIf you go to a grade deflated place like UChicago, would it be better to go for an economics degree and shoot for a high GPA (maybe 3.7+) or would a Physics degree offer more value and look better. Since Physics is harder though, the GPA probably would be down to a 3.3. Basically, is GPA more import...
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Low Gpa (3.3) at Ivy for full time next year. Unsure what to do? As the title states, I have a really low gpa and I have no idea what to do. I'm currently a Stats major at an Ivy with a poor gpa. The highest I can bring my gpa to is a 3.4 but It's unlikely (the classes I'm taking are considered very hard). It's because I fucked up this past semester and I don't...
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Most Important Excel Skills for ConsultingHi guys. I am starting at MBB in three weeks from a scientific background and have thus only used excel for basic statistics and a bit of data analysis. I would really appreciate some insight into what resources in excel you actually used on your first project. So if any recent hires could tell me w...
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French Cuffs and Cuff Links as an Entry-Level Associate/AnalystStarting my new role at a Tier 2 consulting firm as an entry-level analyst. 1. Could anyone let me know how consultants typically dress in the office vs. at client site? 2. Where do consultants get their shirts? Brooks Brothers, Suit Supply, etc. 3. Is it okay to wear french cuffs + cuff links? Is...
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LEK consulting - a good feeder to H/S/W MBA programs, or no? Hi, Currently I'm in a situation where after working in an FMCG (think HUL, P&G etc) for 1.5 years post my undergrad, I've the possibility of getting interviews with LEK consulting. LEK consulting has only recently opened this new office in South Asia. If my end goal is H/S/W or M7, would LEK be a...
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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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Which internship experience is more relevant to land a Management consulting job?I am a junior double majoring in Economics and Finance with a certificate in IT. I have been given the opportunity to intern at EY in either their Transfer Pricing or Risk advisory division. My ultimate goal is to be part of their BAP (Business Advisory Program). I would like to know which of the ...
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Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Great first jobOnce you find a good team to work for you will be staffed continuously and will be able to develop your knowledge matter. . You occasionally work with people who are SME's but are not team friendly and prefer to work on their own. ...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Good development, average payFlexibility to choose your own projects Work only with people you like Change bosses / projects every few months Travel like a rockstar Learn lots of skills. Traveling sucks after a few years Too focused on "utilization (i.e. how many hours you bill)" rather than your development Less prestige than ...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Strategy & OperationsI can't really speak to this as I just started but the company sounds like an amazing place to work for. The project I will be on is engaging and the people leading it are very nice. . I wish the starting pay was a little higher. It is significantly lower than some of the other offers that I receive...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - EYAmsterdam is a very diverse and multicultural city, as well as the office. Relatively many weeks off.. Worse pay than in other countries. Not as prestigeous as other firms or other offices for example London....
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Company Review: A.T. Kearney - 4Quite happy with the working environment. Average stress compared to the industry standard. Adequate benefits for employees. . Long working hours and demanding traveling schedule. It is less of a problem for young people but still a significant commitment ...
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Company Review: FTI Consulting - Great Experience, Leadership / Mid-Level Managers Need More Leadership ExperienceGreat experience and a lot of opportunities to work in multiple roles since deal sizes are small and teams are typically small. Lots of exposure to complex bankruptcy situations and distressed situations that are rarely if ever discussed in business school or undergrad programs.. Low level of train...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - Great learning and growth opportunities, underpaid compared to learing consulting firmsGlobal firm, lots of learning resources, multiple service lines to explore, ability to network profusely, partners are usually quite accessible, all sectors experience. Underpaid compared to industry, underpaid compared to peers, promotion and bonus structure allows for too much of resume fluffing, ...
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MBB SF vs NYC vs ChicagoHey everyone! Thanks in advance for the help. I know the ranking of each firm varies based on the specific office. I was wondering if people could provide insight about the rankings of offices for SF, NYC, and Chicago for MBB. Especially comparing BCG and Bain. Aside from the type of work/industrie...
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Move from M&A to Management Consulting (Analyst level)Monkeys, Currently a second year (moving onto third in a couple months) M&A analyst at a BB in London. Currently considering my exit opps - not too keen on PE at the moment but really trying to keep an open mind about things. A former McKinsey consultant turned recruiter contacted me for a top-3 m...
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Non-Target to MBB, from US to Latin AmericaHi All, Disclosure: this is my very first post so please bare with me, should I make any mistakes in not following any guidelines. I am a US citizen interested in breaking into MBB in Brasil/ Latin America. I am speak little Portuguese and I will be in Brasil working on non-consulting related (e...
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Math skills needed for case interviews Hi all, I have been practicing math for case interviews for potential interviews next summer. I have been practicing through Cheng's site and other things and have got these skills down fairly reasonably. I recently came across some resources that says simply doing the calculations is not good en...
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Company Review: Oliver Wyman - Good place to start careerGreat company to work for, very good people, understanding and flexible, good salary. Quality of work is very strategic.. Work life balance is not sustainable in the long run (average work week is >65 hours), even bench time is not free technically. ...
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SF versus NYC Offices (Deloitte / other consulting firms)Looking for reviews on SF versus NYC offices in consulting. If anyone has experience with one or both and could post how the work-life balance, partner connections, project opportunities to stack up. Deloitte specific would be great, though broader answers helpful...
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F500 Big Data Group vs. DoD InternshipHi everyone, I'm a freshman in college and I'm interested in MBB/consulting upon graduation. Right now I have an offer from a F500 Big Data Group, and the Department of Defense as an analyst. Both are paid internships. Which do you think is a better choice if I want to do consulting? I'm a Business ...
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Company Review: KPMG - Solid placeGood place to learn, grow and network. Lots of recruiters and clients always trying to constantly poach. Lots of meaningless work, wish they would provide more responsibilities to younger employees. More transparent bonus system...
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Canadian student non-biz major, is networking my only shot?Hi guys, I am student currently attending Western University in Canada, my major is sociology. The Ivey business program at my school one of the top target schools but i am not sure if other programs are considered as the same. I am aiming for offices in Canada or Korea. My current GPA is 3.4 / 4.0,...
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Best way to prepare for case interviews?There’s a lot of info and resources out there to prep for consulting case interviews. What are the best ways to prepare and why? Anyone have any metrics on which ways are the most effective? How many hours do successful candidates typically spend preparing? Would love to hear from successful inter...
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McKinsey - any progress? Hi All, happy new year! For those of you who have applied to McKinsey London, how is the process going? Have you heard anything from them regarding going to the next round? It would be great if you could share some of your updates? :) ...
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Summer internship freshman/sophomoreHello All, I was wondering if it was possible to get a summer internship at a big consulting firm before junior year in the US or even abroad eg London/Dubai etc...
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Pre-MBA Summer Internship OffersDo any consulting firms extend summer internship offers prior to you joining your MBA program? I know Mckinsey, BCG, Bain and Deloitte all have pre-MBA "engagements," but I am not sure if these events lead to offers. The only company I've found that appears to extend an offer before entering your MB...
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Company Review: McKinsey and Co - MBBAccess to interesting, top management strategy topics Great people Heavy emphasis on personal development . No decision making authority on your recommendations Impact is dependent on client execution and buy-in...
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Company Review: A.T. Kearney - Consulting is great 1st stepSmart people. Good exposure to broad projects (we serve nearly every industry / client size / type of project). Overall good first stepping stone to a career. Exit opps include PE (harder to do but definitely possible), strategy at corporate, startups, etc.... Travel really can take a toll on you, a...
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Company Interview: Willis Towers Watson - Willis Towers Watson Working studentThere weren't. It was all about your resume. So really it depends on your resume what they would ask. I talked a lot about my previous parttime jobs which were mainly in restaurants. Also discussed my sports, so I would recommend you to put those on your resume as well. They were really looking at f...
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Company Review: Accenture - Accenture strategyGreat people, overall a convincing strategy, nice office and so on. Company culture is generally really good.. Compensation not in line with competitors, company tools & processes could be improved and bureaucracy could be reduced....
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Deloitte to Law SchoolHi everyone! I am looking to start working at Deloitte after undegrad and then go on to law school. I would love any advice on how to make the most of this opportunity. - Am I making the right choice? Will working at Deloitte help me get into law school? -How do I maximize my time as an analyst at...
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IT Consulting - How does it compare to management/strategy consulting? Hi, I was wondering how IT consulting compares to Management/strategy consulting in terms of pay and hours. I like technology as well as business, so IT consulting seems like a good fit, but is the pay similar to MC? I know it would be less, but is it still possible to make around 150-200k after bo...
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Can You Be Successful in Consulting With Only Decent Soft Skills?I definitely see myself as a quantitative, math-focused student. My soft skills are decent, but definitely not at the same level as my hard skills and probably not too competitive with some other people who have extremely good soft skills. As someone who is considering a career in consulting (with m...
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Is it possible to get into a top MBA Program coming from EY Advisory?I'm a current senior in college and have an offer for EY Tech Advisory. If I got a good GMAT score, how likely would it still be to get into a top MBA program?...
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Company Review: ZS Associates - Good shop, great people* Great culture - very sharp but low ego people; not a political environment; people generally are trying to do the right thing * Good internal mobility - opportunities to transfer offices, change groups, etc * Healthy firm growth creates good opportunities . * Firm is undergoing some gro...
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management tips Managerial Economist: Responsibilities, Functions, and Role Skill planning and judicious decisions have special significance in the environment of solutions and uncertainties of complex financial problems of business firms. so there are Responsibilities, Functions, and Role of a Managerial Economis...
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Company Review: Bain & Company - Best company everI really enjoyed the mentorship from senior partners at the firm. Their charm and motivation was terrific. Travelling was not helping to mantain the connection with relatives and friends. Being out of the office monday through Friday was hard...

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