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Anyone has experience applying to Strategyn LLC in San Francisco? Hi everyone, I'm curious if anyone has had experience applying to/ working for Strategyn in SF? From my understanding, they have a nice IP in customer-focus approach to innovation strategy. However, I couldn't find much information from the usual sites on employees feedback/ interviews feedback/ et...
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Who actually make the hiring decision in a consulting firm (MBB and boutiques)? Hi everyone, I'm just curious about who is the person that make the final decision after all the interview rounds - be it MBB or boutique firms? Will partners actually read all the feedback and make the hire/pass decision? or is it HR? Or is it a team effort? Thank you. ...
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Looking for case interview partner to practice MBB cases The title says it all. I'll be doing first round interviews with MBB (Consultant, experienced hire) in the next few weeks and don't know anyone to practice live. I have read Victor Cheng's Case Interview Secrets, I'm working my way through his LOMS program, I have Case in Point arriving in the mail ...
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Preferred Undergrad Majors for Consulting InternshipsI was wondering if consulting firms like McKinsey prefers certain undergrad majors over others, even if only by a little. Strong math/quantitative skills are obviously necessary, but would there be any preference between say operations research/financial engineering, mechanical engineering, and phys...
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McKinsey and Co - Interview - GeneralistNone were difficult/unexpected. - Tell me about yourself - What do you do for fun Lots of follow-up questions based on CV - nothing really crazy. It's very fit oriented, they just want to get to know you since it's a program rather than full-time/permanent position. I don't know what else you want ...
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Parthenon Group-EY - Review - GeneralistGreat Work Atmosphere, Short projects but that gives you a chance to work across a large variety of projects.. Very long hours, restricted to Education in Indian office, limited opportunities to shift to other offices...
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Consulting version of ibankingfaqIbankingfaq helped me alot with prepping for my IB interviews and wondered if there was a consulting version?...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - Generalist-Good work life balance -People that actually care -Good training and development -Strong team and office culture. -Lifestyle and experience is highly project dependant -Sometimes there is limited choice in what projects to take (force staffing)...
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SEO for Consulting?Hi all! Sophomore from a target with a 3.7 Considering applying to SEO (because I know *nothing* about the finance or consulting recruiting process and think it would be nice to get a structured view or some guidance). However, my goal is mgmnt consulting (i.e. MBB). Does SEO place well in consult...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - ValuationAs it was mainly behavioural, there were no difficult or unexpected interview questions asked. For instance, "describe a conflict that you experienced during your undergraduate studies." Or, "did you ever hold a leadership role during your undergraduate studies?" "If yes, describe how you believed y...
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BCG Technology Advantage PracticeHi guys, A BCG's recruiter contacted me to apply to their practice Tech Advantage, I'd never Heard of BCG having something similar to McK BTO. Do you guys have some information on what to expect in terms of recruitment process and the practice in general?, I guess is the recruitment is the same as ...
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McKinsey and Co - Interview - Management ConsultingThe business case questions were the hardest. I must mention that is difficult to adjust to industries you haven´t work in before. In my case I got mining and tourism industries. For the tourism case, the questions were about understanding why the tourism has decreased in certain months. Also, how...
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Willis Towers Watson - Review - GeneralistWillis Towers Watson is a good company to work for. They underwent a merger 2 years ago so there is still some growing pains from that process.. There is still a bit of division between the former Towers Watson and former Willis side. We are still understanding how to operate as one company....
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Management Consulting* traveling can be exciting * Great to work with highly intelligent peers * BCG allows for creativity in the process.. * Traveling gets tiring * Work hours combined with travel gets a bit much * Sometimes have to work on weekends...
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Big 4 Consulting to MBA QueryI want to know what MBA programs are typically filled by Big 4 consultants. I'm currently a Big 4 consultant at a major NA city (think NY, Chicago, Boston, San Fran), and wish to do business school. However, I want to know what schools similar applicants to me are typically competitive for, and wha...
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PE or Federal Consulting for MBA InternshipHey everyone, was hoping to get some advice on my current situation. I'm a first year MBA and unfortunately, recruiting didn't go as well for me as I had originally hoped thanks to a lack of networking. I didn't get any offers from my targets (Big 4 Strategy/M&A Consulting roles), but I have receive...
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Capco - Interview - AdvisoryThe rapid fire section is where you'll get the most questions. (Tbh, this might be the only point of the day you'll really be asked questions period.) The brainteasers are definitely the hardest. Some of the answers I knew immediately, but I needed to pretend I had heard them before. * How many...
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Consulting to Start Up - Have you made the move?Has anyone made a move from consulting (big 4 operational) to a start up and if so a few question: Which stage of funding was the company in? What type of role did you assume? How different was the comp? How's the move been from a lifestyle side? I work in a large start-up city (not SV) and have i...
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Free Masters of Energy or Elite Boutique Consulting Job Post-GradHey everyone! So I'd love some advice and to hear from anyone who has pursued opportunities similar to either of these. I really want to end up at a top business school and management consulting firm someday, and am particularly interested in the energy sector. I am a college senior who went to a to...
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Management Consulting Salary & Compensation, Average Bonus in ConsultingBelow is an estimate of all-in consulting compensation progression. This list has been compiled with information from WSO, Quora, and more in order to present the most accurate figures possible. In addition to salary information, it contains expected years out of undergrad/MBA at each position. An...
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Accenture - Interview - StrategyI was thrown off by one of the behavioral questions in the final round. The MD asked me about my long term goals, and I talked about how I wanted to do technology in Accenture. The MD then called me out and asked what I wanted to do after Accenture. I saw that I couldn't BS him so I came clean and h...
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Deloitte - Interview - OperationsHe asked me about my major and why I chose it. Had to come up with some way to link it directly to the firm. Asked me in detail about projects too. Where I see myself in 5 years and what I aim to be in the company. If there were other interests I had in the company. He asked about my greatest weakne...
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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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Customized Training"Making complete training program for the organization after conducting effective training need identification and focusing Business Objectives and Goals. rajavijobs...
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Lockheed Martin - Review - Government - FederalWork-Life Balance Interesting Work Competitive Pay Hardworkers Challenges Fun environment Close to home. Sometimes can be very demanding depending on what's going on in the company Need to take breaks from time to time...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - GeneralistAccess to excellent career development, serve top clients in each industry, work with brilliant colleagues . Work/life balance is often unclear (i.e., some weeks are awful, some are less than corporate); large amount of ass kissing needed to get people to like you ...
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McKinsey Freshman Diversity Leadership AcademyDid anyone else apply to this program? They said they would notify us by today, the 18th. Regardless, here's a thread where people can talk about the program....
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Roland Berger Strategy Consultants - Interview - IndustrialsTell me about you what we can not read on your CV? What are your expectations of the job? Which challenges do you think you have to manage? Why are you the right person that can manage these challenges? Are you a teamplayer or do you enjoy woking allone? How do you handle stressful situations? ...
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Things to keep in mind when considering pitching for a repost trade:Do they report at all? This one is a big one for artists. Some artists do not report at all on their SoundCloud pages; others only say for friends signed to the same record label or collective. Labels often restrict reposts to their label artists, and both tend to be pickier about what they support...
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What Does It Take to Get a Job at McKinsey?McKinsey is interviewing at my school, and I was hoping to get a feel for my shot at an interview. I've previously gotten first rounds w/ Bain and BCG, but I hear McKinsey is more selective than even them. I was a summer analyst at MS, and I did get an offer. I've got a 3.6 and solid, but not spec...
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Alvarez & Marsal - Review - Performance ImprovementSmart people, growing firm, excellent leadership, relaxed work environment; Demand for services is huge Good reputation. Long hours can be common and expected depending on projects, but this is a given for the industry. Bureaucracy and clunky IT systems could be challenging to navigate at times...
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Greenwich AssociatesDoes anyone know anything about working for Greenwich Associates in Stamford, CT? From LinkedIn it seems that they have very qualified MDs and entry level professionals, and also good exits to MBA, but I am interested to see if anyone on this forum has any experience with the firm. ...
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Accenture - Review - Management ConsultingYou were able to work with a strong group of people who are very intelligent and motivated. Relatively flat structure. Much of the job is on the road with 4 days out of the week. Sometimes get stuck on projects you aren't interested in...
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Deloitte Operating Model ChangesAnyone have any info on Deloittes new operating model? I heard they were getting rid of service lines and combining everyone into functional areas? Any insights on how this is going to affect service line placement for new hires? Specifically for the BTAs?...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistSteep learning curve - everyone willing to help along the way Great people - always smart, usually kind, good team environment Good office culture Great place to learn and grow professionally Work-life balance program exists to to cases to proactively address work-life balance & other case issues. T...
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Accenture - Review - Technology Consultingpay and benefits are great to start right out of college; people are willing to help you out if you ask for help. sometimes it feels like they overhire, the bench was so full when I first started, also so oversaturated with people of the same skillset and background right out of college...
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Honestly - this is...This is just a test post. 74 more characters to go. 48 now......kinda annoying but oh well. Sorry. Ok, all done....
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Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)i dont have any information to fill in for this. i would say jsut be prepared to read your resume to the entire group and then spit back what you did and how you created an change for your previous employer. If you went to grad school, they do not pay you more... which is truly why they will lose t...
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Should I recruit for IB or MC ? Help!Hi, I'm a junior at a Canadian University. I have done internships in asset management at a big bank and investment banking at a Toronto boutique. and I'm actually doing a year long corporate strategy internship at pretty good publicly traded tech company in Canada from this summer(2018) to the end...
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Boutique Life Science Consulting to Larger Firm to Get to Corp Strat / Biz Dev?Hello, I have been lurking here for a while and am finally posting. I am currently a second-year consultant at a boutique life-science consulting firm and would like to know: 1. Is it possible to transfer to a larger, perhaps more well-known firm? 2. If yes, should I? What kind of exit opps would...
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Accenture - Review - Management ConsultingGreat experiences and exposure to multiple industries. People are great and a big class to work along with.. The work can be quite lengthy and the projects can be less sexy than the projects from other firms, but it really depends on the person....
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Deloitte - Review - GeneralistBusiness Analyst at Deloitte S&O is a nice entry-level option, especially to someone right out of undergrad. I have a generalist role, so will rotate in many industries which was a big plus form me. The experience is more valuable than your average industry gig, there is some prestige to it, network...
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Motivational training Keeping people motivated is part of the job of any manager or Team leader. If motivation is high, people are more likely to be engaged in what they do, and it usually follows that work performance is high.[rajavijobs]...
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Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistGood exposure to high impact problems Good exposure to senior management Many opportunities to travel and grow experience. Unnecessarily strict policies (e.g. limited alternate travel) Strong hierarchy and 'yes' mentality preference (push back once too often and risk being labeled problematic) Unnec...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - AdvisoryGreat team, interesting project on strategy, competition to BIG 3 firms in the market, fast career track. Overall consulting staff level of expertise is lower in other groups, firm does not leverage xLos opportunities...
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Deloitte - Review - Management ConsultingSense of community even outside of work, managers who care about giving employees true work/life balance. Long hours during post-merger transition phases of client work, difficult to crack the politics of senior management ...
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Deloitte S&O Across GeographiesHi Everyone, After doing some research I realized that although Deloitte S&O is a strong player in the US/UK its prestige is not as globally seamless as say McKinsey or BCG. I am wondering if someone around here knows about Deloitte S&O's prestige/exit options/MBA ties with major universities in di...
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Which industry?Hey all - IBM's Consulting by Degrees Program - is it 'Management Consulting' or 'Information Technology and Services.' Any recommendations what to put on LinkedIn? ...
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CLEAResult - Interview - EnergyTell me about your weaknesses. We are not looking to hire full time, this is only a temporary internship, why do you still want to work here? How would you approach a client looking to participate in the program and how would you sell them our services? What is something you failed at? What is anoth...
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How to overcome Goldman Sachs REJECTION**My Background:** * US Citizen based in San Francisco, Class of 2017, Currently working at a fintech company in San Francisco tech/customer support *BA degree in liberal arts with business minor at a one of the top 3 UC school (But considered a non-target school because we're more focused on scienc...
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Business School Case BooksHi Everyone, I went through the consulting interview process a few months ago and found these case books really useful for practicing, both with people in mock interviews and for solo issue tree practice. I have also really benefited time and time again from WSO so thought I might give something ba...
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Jacobs Engineering - Interview - Oil and GasThe most difficult and unexpected interview question was probably the programming exercise during the whole day. There were more than 10 tasks, one followed by another which were all related. I only had probably 4 hr combined in total to finish my work with minimal guidance and kept interrupted by p...
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Mckinsey RTSDoes anyone on this board have any insight into the McKinsey RTS group in terms of comp., exit opportunities, etc. Also how is the group perceived by the strategy side of McKinsey?...
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Going back to ConsultingDoes anyone here have experience with going back to a consulting gig, once you have been in Corporate Strategy? I'm with a strategy team of a F500 (3 years) after a consulting gig (3years, not MBB, regional firm with specialization in the industry I am currently in) I now hav ethe opprotunity to ...
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2016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (BCG) or now during the Summer. Let's try to provide sufficient data so it's less confusing: Current locatio...
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AMA: MBB, BB S&T+IB, Top MBA, US/GlobalBeen on WSO for ages (10+ years) and asked Andy to let me do this AMA with a fresh username so I can focus on giving the most helpful answers without any baggage. I've benefited a lot from WSO, and I want to give back in the form of a parting AMA. **Main act:** Ask Me Anything, because I’ve don...
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Management Consulting in SoCalHi guys- I'm looking at full-time opportunities after graduation. I'm currently a junior with an upcoming summer internship with a BB *not* in NYC or California. I'm very interested in consulting but I wanted to ask what companies I should look at that have strong presences in Southern California, a...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistGreat learning curve, lots of opportunities across cases, people are very encouraging and are great to work with.. Unpredictability of hours, unpredictability of staffing, travel can be brutal if you get staffed on a M-Th deal...
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No call back after BCG online testDear all, I applied to an experienced hire position (senior assoc.~beginning consultant) in early February, and heard back 10 days to take the online test. They gave me extremely short notice to take the online test -- two days after the call back. Of course this application was haphazard, becau...
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Interview Prep - Strategy& Deals Strategy Hello everyone, I have an interview coming up with the Deals Strategy team for Strategy& and would love some input to prep. 1) Does anyone have any prior interview experience with this team? 2) Can you point me to example case studies that might be asked in this interview? 3) What technical questi...
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T2/T3 Strategy Consulting Offer vs F50 Internship Offer?Hi, I have a few internship offers for this coming summer and I am still considering the best option. Long term goal is to break into MC full time with a T2 firm. I currently have several offers and I am unsure of which one to choose 1. T2/T3 Strategy Consulting 2. F50 (Credit Card company) Analy...
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Alvarez & Marsal - Interview - Consulting"In a professional context, who has help you the most/who do you admire?" They asked a couple of case study questions/scenario based ques...
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NERA Economic Consulting - Interview - Economic ConsultingThey asked me mostly case-based questions on healthcare industry. They had a set of graphs that you would typically see in a statistics course or an econometrics course, like a QQ-plot, etc. One of the questions dealt with a particular advertisement about certain hospitals/doctors that discouraged p...
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Final round with Alvarez & Marsal - Performance Improvement groupJust learned that my final round is in 2 weeks. What should I expect: Excel testing? Case study? First round was with HR as screens. Second round was with 2 Directors and 1 MD. Final round is with MD and a Director. ...
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Huron Consulting Group - Interview - Management Consulting1) Give an example of a time when you faced a moral dilemma. What was it, and how did you react? 2) You are assigned two tasks of exactly equal weight. Each task will take two hours each to complete. You only have 3 hours to complete both. What do you do? 3) You have just started your own company. W...
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Where to check opportunities of case competitions?Besides companies websites? Or students usually ask their career centers to check out opportunities? Thank you. ...
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Difference Between Management and Strategy Consultants Doing MBA research and a lot of schools break 'management' and 'strategy' consulting into two distinct categories in employment reports. Clearly the majority show MBB as 'management' consulting, but there are also some listing strategy. What are the differences between the two? What is Management...
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Case interview help - urgentHi, I have an interview with McKinsey scheduled for Friday and I could really use some help studying. I’m from a non-target school and haven’t had anybody to practice with (except for myself). Any help would be great and could really use a partner. ...
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The Brattle Group - Interview - N/ANot any particularly difficult interview questions, most were fairly standard behavioral interview questions in the first round. I was asked about leadership experiences and a time when I had conflict with a team member. In the second round, I was asked to elaborate on my previous internship and res...
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