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Roland Berger Strategy Consultants - Interview - Generalist- What is the number of _____ in Chicago? - What do you think about Tesla? - Discussion on amazon, its competition etc. - Case study - you get 45 mins to prepare your case (picking 1 of three options) and then you get to present it to two people. Will be judged on whether you picked the right o...
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Staying fit while traveling?Hi, I am a Vanderbilt student conducting primary research for my Entrepreneurship class. My group was tasked with coming up with a business plan that solves the pain points of a certain market segment. A few of my group members interned for consulting firms this past summer, traveling Monday-Thursd...
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Bain London or BeneluxDear WSO, I am in a bit of a dilemma and would like your opinion. In short the situation: I am currently a student at LBS (Master In Management). In the past summer I did an internship as associate consultant intern in my home country at one of the Benelux offices of Bain. Afterwards I got the FT ...
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How Early Can You Transfer Offices at MBBHi everyone, I'm currently a senior in college. I interned at a top bank in NYC over the summer, but I knew I wanted to do consulting full-time and I was fortunate enough to receive an offer from MBB. The only problem is that my offer is from a regional office near my school, since this is the onl...
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Oliver Wyman vs. Big 4 (yes, again)Hi everyone! I know this has been dissected before, but the latest I saw was as of a few years ago. How does Oliver Wyman rank against Big 4? I'm currently in a big 4 firm working in their strategy group and am considering a switch to Oliver Wyman. Which one is better? I've done well at my company a...
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Deloitte BTA vs. PwC Technology Consulting AssociateHi everyone, I currently have two full-time offers upon graduation: Deloitte BTA in NYC, or PwC Technology Consulting Associate in NYC. Which company/position is best in terms of exit opportunities? I am hoping to work in consulting for 3-4 years and then exit into industry afterward. I would app...
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looking for a case partner (1 case per week)Post-PHD, currently an engineer. Will apply as an experienced hire later this year and early next year. Have done >50 cases several years ago when the first time I applied for consulting. But I have not done any this year. I will only practice interviewee-led cases, but I am able to lead cases if y...
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KPMG - Review - Management ConsultingFantastic colleagues and management in my particular service line. High focus on employee development and career growth. Our office also partners heavily with the community. . Work can be chaotic due to unorganized hierarchies (who does what and when). So many similar roles with varying titles makes...
KPMG - Review - RiskSupervisors are supportive of my career development in this space. Have not had to travel for work.. Pigeonholed in one subject area for a single client. No opportunity to get diversity of exposure across industries and clients....
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Project Manager Summer Internships at Large Tech companies in Sillicon ValleyHi everyone! Recently, I've been seeing a lot of job posting for Product Manager summer internships roles (undergrad) on my portal. Mainly from big tech firms (i.e salesforce, Verizon, Cisco and etc). Anybody has any info on the recruitment process ? Any information is appreciated. Thanks!...
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MBB experienced hire offer negotiationHi, I'm seeking suggestions on how to go about negotiate a MBB offer from a US office. I've been offered an associate level experienced hire position which I'm really interested in. But the compensation is a little lower than what I'm making now and by accepting I will be giving up a considerable...
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Accenture - Review - StrategyThere is a lot to learn and a lot of resources available to learn it There are a wide variety of high profile projects available depending on your expertise. It is a huge organization with all of the expected drawbacks (politics, navigational challenges, resistance to change) Unless you're in the sa...
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Struggling to figure out what to do nextI've been in consulting for 10+ years. I've had a great time but I really want to switch to something more local. My area of expertise, so far, has been around planning and forecasting (building models, designing applications to automate/enhance them. etc). I enjoy managing teams but you never re...
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A.T. Kearney - Review - Management ConsultingGood culture and generally everyone was helpful and fun to work with. I had a good time with the interesting projects. There is nothing much that I can think of and everything is up to my expecttation and I'm sure for all too....
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AMA: I grew up in Consulting and reinvented my brand 3 timesHappy to answer any questions about how to decide if consulting is right for you, day in the life type questions, how to build a long term, fulfilling career in consulting, and if you are in consulting how to gain experiences without pigeon holing yourself, as well as build a case for promotion. Bel...
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IB -> MBBHey all, Was looking to get some perspective on jumping from IB to MBB. Have been tossing up what I want to do in future and have come to the conclusion I'd want to have a crack at MBB, however unfortunately I've missed the main application deadline. Currently in final year of uni and have grad l...
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2018 APD MBB Full Time RecruitingHi everyone, wanted to get this thread started for updates on the APD recruiting cycle at MBB for this year. Applied a few weeks ago to McKinsey but no updates yet, including invitation for PST. ...
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Parthenon Group-EY - Review - GeneralistVery happy. Would recommend this career path to aspiring professionals. Good training and exit opportunities. Hours and traveling can be excessive at times but this comes with the nature of the industry and the firm...
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Big4 internship London Hi monkeys, I am currently approaching my last year of MSc in CF. I already worked as summer intern in one of these in the Deals department but I dream of moving to London (EU citizen). I would like to know when to apply to start an internship from March 2019 (or summer internships, if they are ope...
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Cambridge Associates - Interview - N/AThe only unexpected question was "what two topics are you currently following in terms of financial news." Another oddball question was " how you describe Cambridge associate to someone with limited financial knowledge, or possibly even a young child." other questions asked were "why did you choose...
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Strategy&, Deals Strategy Team QuestionsI'm from a state school and have the final round of Strategy& coming up for the Deals Strategy team. I was wondering what I should know about Deals Strategy in general and the type of work they do. I'm majoring in MIS and Math so just want to know what to expect out of both the interview and the rol...
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Odds of breaking into consulting from a non-target school I am a senior from a non-target school currently applying to various consulting firms. I have above a 3.9 GPA, a high amount of campus involvement/leadership positions, and internship experience. Though I feel qualified for an analyst/entry-level role at a consulting firm, I'm afraid my school name ...
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Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistGreat culture with smart and fun colleagues. Interesting projects with top tier clients. Plenty of firm perks including snacks, off-site training and social events.. Work-life balance fluctuates based on projects and managers. Staffing can sometimes be tricky to navigate....
LEK Consulting - Review - GeneralistLek generally has pretty good compensation, only slightly below other MBB. Shorter cases make sure you can see a lot of industries . We have longer hours than other consulting firms. heavy reliance on DD work means less strategy type work...
Parthenon Group-EY - Review - Management ConsultingThe job itself is really exciting. We get huge, exciting projects, and the day to day is different each day.. More transparency in upper levels, better work-life balance, managers could benefit from being more personable...
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Best consulting firms for Tech IndustryIn terms of exposure and project work, which MBB, Tier 1 and Tier 2 firms would you say are the best if you want to work with big tech firms ? Basically which firms have the largest presence in SF?...
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Thought Consulting Was My Dream...Now I Hate itAfter fighting long and hard to secure a grad-level offer at a consulting firm, I've been there for a few months now and have realized I hate it. While I think a lot has to do with my current manager, who is something else, I find it extremely stressful every single day, on top of spending 4-5 days ...
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Account sharing -consulting case101 I already bought an account that will be valid til 3 OCT 2017. (Only 1 month left) actually, I no longer need this account anymore. so If you are still interested, i will be happy to share this account with you with the price $25 usd. you can contact me at pangpons(at)live(dot)com Thanks!...
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Deloitte S&O - Chicago Final RoundDid anybody who interviewed with Deloitte S&O last Friday in Chicago (for all US cities) hear back yet?...
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Tips on preparing for start date in consulting (post-interviews)Accepted an offer from one of the MBB recently, and have been wondering what to do to prepare for the start (early next year). I have searched the Internet for tips and a lot of them tend to focus on improving technical skills (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint) and assembling a wardrobe and getting ready for ...
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Case Interview PracticeHey all, Junior going through SA recruiting here. Looking for potential case prep partners who want to get some practice in over the next few weeks before interviews. If anyone is interested PM me, or leave a message below and I can PM you. Thanks!...
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Accenture - Interview - Technology ConsultingThe most difficult interview question was that of: "Sell Accenture to someone." This question hit me hard, I wasn't sure where I should go in terms of answer lay out. This is something is a very easy question if prepared before hand, however, if you go into an interview not knowing this and have to ...
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Strategy& Offer QuestionsI just got a Strategy& offer for the Deals Strategy practice. I just wanted to have a general understanding about the trajectory of strategy& and the deals strategy practice. There's a lot of hearsay on forums that its a sinking ship and that employees are incredibly disposable. I just wanted to hea...
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Crimson Hexagon - Interview - AnalyticsHow do you define/scope a conversation mentioning words or phrases with potentially different implications? For instance, for a consumer mentioned 'uber', how to distinguish between brand-related conversation and generic conversation? Another question I got was about if I am a good follower or a go...
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PST or SHL for experienced hireI am a post-PHD, and will apply for McK associate level as an experienced hire. I heard McK abandoned PST and adopted SHL for APD. Although I am an APD, I will apply as an experienced hire. Does anyone know which test will be given for candidates with this background, PST or SHL? Thank you....
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MassMutual Financial Group - Interview - MarketingThe most difficult question that they asked me was when was a time that I showed leadership. It could be at school, at a previous job, or in an organization. They also asked me when did I have a difficult situation when I worked in a team. The final question was when did I have to learn something on...
FTI Consulting - Review - RestructuringNot too much to talk about in this aspect. Interned as a Sophomore and had no intention of going back.. FTI is a pretty cheap employer. Not very highly regarded in the space as far as I could tell from the type of restructuring work they did (mostly unsecured creditor committee) ...
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Is consulting a good starting point for your careerHi all, I'm from Hong Kong and I'm new to this site. I find so much insightful information here thank you guys. So i had a debate with my friend about whether consulting is a great start for a fresh graduate. I told him all the pros of consulting, interesting projects across different industri...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - AssuranceNone of the questions were unexpected. They were fairly laid-back. Numerical assessment is timed, and it's important to manage your time wisely. All of the questions, stats were sporadically placed on different pages, so bear in mind that you should calculate all the questions together which have th...
KPMG - Review - GeneralistThe culture of the company is fairly solid in this group across multiple offices in my experience. . Too many hours worked for the pay. Sometimes working until 2 am on saturday and sunday (similar to banking hours) but the compensation does not compare. There are down weeks though to balance it out...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - N/AI haven’t joined yet so don’t know, I’m looking at other threads and I see that BAP is more controls and accounting so I’m reconsidering . See above, trying to use my fellow monkey’s experience to land in or er opps, don’t know if EY does real consulting...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - AdvisoryGood work life balance. 40 hours a week. Good supervision. Also attention to the training process. Recommend . Short time to learn the company. Nothing about other divisions. Really small tasks so no real work experience...
Deloitte - Review - Consumer - RetailYou can travel to a location other than your home location on Thursday, and work from 'home' on friday and spend the weekend at a new city. . Too much travel, similar to other consulting companies, not worth for married people who have a family ...
Booz Allen Hamilton - Review - ConsultingThere are good hours, as most federal work does not allow for over 40 hours/week, ability to join variety of projects, smart coworkers. Huge variability in client services, disorganized in matching consultants to projects. Unclear how to move from one office to another....
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - N/AGood technical training.............................................................................. Missions are repetitive................................................................................
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Starting at strategy firm in 1 month - what should I learn now?Hi all, I'm starting at a small strategy consulting firm as an analyst in a month. I've got just over a year experience working in a client facing digital marketing role, so I have the basic Excel/power-point/organisational skills you would expect. Does anyone have any recommendations of how what ...
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Delete data in selected cells of a filtered rangeHI folks, I have a protected spreadsheet which has every second row editable. At the end of the year I want to be able to delete all of the information from the editable rows of the sheet. When I filter on the editable rows, select all and press delete, I get the error telling me the sheet is prote...
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Protiviti - Review - RiskGreat Company to start your career with, but it can be very difficult to find exit opportunities. The company treats their employees very well.. The work is can be extremely boring and you truly do not need a finance degree to understand the context of the work....
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MCKINSEY AND BCG SOPHOMORE 2019 INTERNSHIPSSo sophomore internship applications for Mckinsey and BCG have opened and we should be hearing back for interviews soon. Just wanted to create this thread for any potential updates! ...
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Navigant Consulting - Review - Economic ConsultingExciting cases to work on, good financial support to for certifications, good PTO, good benefits, good pay. Sometimes hard to get staffed on good cases, use old tech, doesn't use programs like Python and R, directors picks favorites ...
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Canada PwC MC vs Deloitte S&OHi long time lurker here. So I understand in US Deloitte S&O is far ahead of other big4, but how about in Canada? If Deloitte S&O is still better, how much better than for example, PwC MC? I know in US it's hard to get into S& from pwc MC, but how about in Canada where S& doesn't even recruit new gr...
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Cornerstone Research - Interview - GeneralistThe interview questions at this firm are all case-based. you must be able to understand management consulting frameworks but apply them to scenarios such as the ones this firm participates in. This includes understanding basic economic and statistical concepts and being able to apply them. my interv...
Oliver Wyman - Review - Financial ServicesVery good exposure to a variety of projects. You are actually involved rather than at like other firms. . None to be completely honest. I had a wonderful experience and cannot have asked for anything more. Thank you for a great summer. ...
ZS Associates - Review - HealthcareGreat company culture with people willing to take time out to help and provide valuable feedback. Also, no travel at all!. Work can become quite repetitive, especially due to the space model where you can be stuck in tracking....
Bain & Company - Interview - GeneralistThe hardest part of the interview was the written case. I did not have any access to preparation materials so except the Monitor Deloitte case, which I believe was insufficient in preparations. In addition, the requirements for the written case was quite vague, with an empty slide deck and a pack of...
Alvarez & Marsal - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsTeamwork and culture Independence to pursue passions and challenges Merit based compensation structure. Lack of training and development resources Competitive environment Time to get to upper ranges of responsibility...
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Roland Berger vs ZS vs F500 rotational exit opps to M7 or MBBHi everyone, I'm in undergrad right now and after final rounds at MBB was rejected (only got to finals for 1). Now, I'm trying to decide between some options, and my decision criteria is what will set me up best hopefully for another shot at MBB, or an M7 MBA then MBB after. Deciding between Rola...
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Deloitte - Review - Technology ConsultingGood benefits and corporate training, have top marketing and corporate support structure. Work very hard with you. Comp for lower levels is slow growing, need to incentivize top talent better and make sure that the growth is apparent...
Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistPros: Great people & culture. Expense budget is nice. Pay is decent. You get a ton of learning opportunities every day. Cons: Hours are longer than advertised and travel can take a toll. Promotion timeline is also slower than BCG or McK....
Chartwell Consulting - Interview - Performance ImprovementHow many oil barrels fit in this room? I estimated the room to be a certain size and found the volume of it. Then I estimated the radius and length of the barrel. Then I converted this radius & length into a rectangular block (i.e. if the radius was 6 inches, and the length 24 inches, then the volum...
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MBB vs D.E. ShawHi all! Wanted to post regarding some advice as to what opportunity I should pursue for the upcoming summer. I'm a penultimate student at a target university in the UK studying a liberal arts/social sciences course. I've been lucky enough to receive an offer for an MBB summer internship for 2018...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - RiskGreat people, good working hours, opportunities to get promoted, proximity to a major city, easy work. . Little pay, not everybody comes from the most intelligent background, exit opportunities are not the best. ...
Mercer - Review - Management ConsultingWork/Life Balance, Good people, Strong Culture, Great city to develop and progress in your career. . Pigeonhole to HR. Somewhat tedious work. Not much variation with the work. Great team though. Would still recommend. ...
Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistGreat culture, incredibly intelligent people, Great opportunities to grow both personally and professionally through interesting project work. . Lots of travel, can be bureaucratic at times, high dispersion in caliber of employees hired, long hours ...

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