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UnitedHealth Group - Review - HealthcareThe work life balance is great and the flexibility. You can work from home a lot and are able to move to another office after a couple years.. The work can be very understimulating at times. It doesn't compare with some of the more prestigious firms...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Equity Capital MarketsGreat support great people, fun people. Really good for launching a career with good brand and supporters. slightly underpaid, no overtime which is a con. also the company culture can be a little over the top PC...
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How Important is "Brand Name" For Internships?I'll be a sophomore this fall looking to either get into consulting or investment banking. I'm leaning more towards consulting, but I want to explore more during the school year. My school would be considered a semi-target for IB, and not sure for consulting but there's not MBB recruiting and a larg...
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Breaking into Financial Advisory @ Big4 [advice required]Hi Guys. I had a question about breaking into the Big 4 - Financial Advisory. Context - I did my undergrad at a tier 1-B school in the UK, majoring in Finance. Graduated with a strong GPA. I have ~3 years of full-time work experience (2015 - 2018) at a tech start-up (AI) in Business Development (C...
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If your DD client ending up not buying the investment, should you not include their name on your resume?Title says all. I worked on a DD for client X. If client X buys the company, I put the name of client X and company on my resume. But what if client X does not buy the company? Do I keep them anonymous? Can I say the company name? What if the company hasn't sold and is still for sale?...
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Career Advice // Possible to move from CPG Marketing to Consulting with non-traditional background?Hi All — looking for some honest career advice here. **A bit about me:** I'm 31 and have been working in CPG for almost 7 years now. I'm currently on the brand management track (no BA or MBA) and have hustled my ass off to get to where I’m at now. It’s been a combination of sheer hard work, ...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - AdvisoryEY is a great company with quality people and good work life balance. You have the opportunity to impact F500 clients.. Not true "strategy" consulting. The work seems to fall more on the implementation side and projects have longer duration than anticipated....
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Switching from KPMG to DeloitteI am currently an Advisory Associate at KPMG. I have been with the company for about 1.5 Years. Promotions are coming up and I am unsure if I will get promoted to Senior or not, though I deserve it. I also don’t like my project and want to switch, so that means my chances of promotion would reset...
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Oliver Wyman - Review - GeneralistGenerally mostly nice people who you want to be friends with outside work. Many fun firm events throughout the year.. Work-life quality could be bad at times, depending on the project. Partners do not seem to care much about WLQ as they also have none....
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions- The group solves challenging/interesting problems - Exposure to large private equity clients - Diverse skill set development - Good exit ops. - Lifestyle can be difficult since schedule is unpredictable / dictated by deal flow - Can get pigeonholed...
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Bain and BCG DC OfficesHey all. Just finished sophomore year at a top target and interning at T2 firm doing strategy work. Got another offer (banking) and looking to do accelerated recruiting for consulting since this is def more where I see myself. Interested in MBB in DC offices, and I already know McKinsey has an extre...
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Bain & Company - Review - N/A People - both colleagues and most clients + Learning opps - both in terms of the consulting toolkit but also for the opportunity to get exposed to different industries, functions and geographies + Alumni network - incredibly well-placed and people are actually … . + Lifestyle - enough said + Succ...
Bain & Company - Review - N/A People - both colleagues and most clients + Learning opps - both in terms of the consulting toolkit but also for the opportunity to get exposed to different industries, functions and geographies + Option value - great launching pad for career switching (pre-McK, I was in oil and gas in Houston, pos...
Bain & Company - Review - N/A People - both colleagues and most clients + Learning opps - both in terms of the consulting toolkit but also for the opportunity to get exposed to different industries, functions and geographies + Option value - great launching pad for career switching (pre-McK, I was in oil and gas in Houston, pos...
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Networking and general strategy as a rising sophomore?Hey all, I'm a rising sophomore at a semi-target (JHU) interested in management consulting. For some background my major is Biomedical Engineering and I'm also planning on tacking on a stats major. So far my GPA and HS test scores are high (>3.95, >2300, etc.), but that'll probably change as I ente...
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ZS Associates - Interview - Life SciencesIf it was your first day at ZS, what would you be the most concerned about? Walk me through your resume. Asked specific resume quesitons. Why ZS Associates? Why are you switching into consulting? What are your strengths and weaknesses? When was a time you had to make a choice that others disagreed w...
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USC Consulting Prospective Hi All: I'm an incoming FTMBA student at USC Marshall. Considering going into consulting, wanted to check to see if BCG recruits on campus for USC? If not, are there chances to score an interview through networking? Thanks in advance. ...
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Deloitte - Review - ConsultingVery good company in that the people are always there to help you develop as a person. You get great skills on the job.. Some of the full time employees did not seem really happy with their jobs. You are not compensated as much as other careers....
ZS Associates - Review - Generalistgood people to work with very smart and drvene would recommend to a friend . closed to my home where i live . work life balance is a problrwm need more attendtion to the management need take coffee with partner ...
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In need of some help choosing an undergrad degreeHey guys, was looking for some advice on choosing my degree and thought this would be a good place to start. I'm sure you get tons of stupid questions like this, but I would really appreciate it if anyone could take the time to help me out. I'm currently 17 and UK based, so I have university applic...
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Article on the New Mck chief and a few polite enquiries Just finished reading this [article](https://www.ft.com/content/20922d3c-7570-11e8-b6ad-3823e4384287), and the following two points stood out to me. Interpretation from more experienced folks on impact of these will be useful. * “and is particularly animated about the potential for teaming up ...
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IBM - Review - GeneralistGood work life balance and brand name. Decent exits, people are ok. Huge corporate firm with the resources that go along with that.. Bureaucratic, political. Layoffs abound and nobody know exactly what’s going on, poor communication from leadership. Not enough work to go around....
Deloitte - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsThere were several trick questions that were fairly simple to answer but were designed to throw you off. "How would you value a cow". Furthermore there were questions regarding accruals and referrals and adjustments when it comes to DC valuations. At last i feel that the interviewer would continue a...
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Recruiting for MBB + T2 US offices from LBS/INSEADMany previous threads had touched the subject, but I was hoping to get advice/comments specific to my situation. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts, suggestion, feedback, recommendation, comments!! I am an American with engineering background, 7 years in oil&gas engineering firm in Houston as ...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - ConsultingThere are no difficult quesions asked. but as my previous experiences were in banking. and the activites are not quite common to the auditors. I need to explain what I did in a way that they can understand. Where do you see yourself in 5 years. Why EY What did you do and what did you learn from yo...
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MBB Phone Interview I have an upcoming "off-cycle" phone interview with an MBB Manager coming up in the next few days and was wondering what I should do in preparation? In the email it stated that it would be a brief chat to get to know one another as well as why consulting/why firm X. Is this common? Thanks!...
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Incoming Sophomore- What is the Recruiting Timeline Like?I'll be a sophomore at BC this fall. I know the investment banking recruitment timeline has moved up, and they started recruiting for junior summer internships during the spring of sophomore year with offers being given out by the end of sophomore year. I'm wondering if the consulting recruitment pr...
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BlackRock - Review - AdvisoryThe work culture is very positive and good, so are the colleagues. There is a lot of opportunity, responsibility and freedom provided to work, and you are working alongside some really smart people.. I feel the work is very niche and bespoke in nature, and it is hard to find a path to subject matter...
BDO Consulting - Review - GeneralistAlways a lot to do, never a shortage of work, especially as an intern. Great company culture and opportunities available after internship. . A lot of different work at once. There was minimal training or on-boarding. Expected to jump right into projects. ...
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Firm Tiers?I hear people talk about different tiers of firms and get confused (T2, Big4 being lumped together, etc.). From what I have read online (in no particular order): Tier 1: McK, Bain, BCG Tier 2: OW, Deloitte S&O, LEK, S& Tier 3: EY Parthenon, Accenture Strategy, AT Kearney Does this seem right ?...
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McKinsey Consulting vs. McKinsey ResearchYou guys are probably aware that McKinsey has 2 divisions that they hire in: Consulting and Research (supporting the consultants). A friend of mine received an offer from McK "Knowledge Network" as a Junior Research Analyst, and wants to know how good are his exit opportunities. I assume not that ...
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ZS Associates - Interview - PharmaceuticalsHow would you open an art store? Why would you open it? Where would you put it? What would you sell? Who would you sell it to? How much would you charge? Who would you hire? What would you need? Would you stay in business? Would you expand? What else would you sell? Where would you get your material...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - ConsultingDidn’t have any unexpected questions, as the interview was only on behavioral side. However, I think preparing for your short comings are kind of tricky. I read through many threads on forums to prepare for this question. Also, for partner interview, they expect you have some solid understanding o...
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Do many people see Consulting as a long-term career?Hey guys, just wondering this out of curiosity. Do many people see Consulting at one of the MBB/Deloitte/OW as a possible long-term career path? Do many people choose to stay in Consulting and shoot for Partner like many law and accounting firms or is it more like IB where you get your experience an...
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Whats better for MBA? or MBB?Hey everyone, I'm going to be an upcoming senior this next school year, and I'm wondering if should I focus on case interviews and try to get a full time offer at a Tier 2/3 consulting firm (ACN MC, PwC MC... etc) or Focus on technical software interviews and try to land a engineering position at a...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - GeneralistGreat company. Great Benefits. Really going with the motto of building a better working world. Go EY!. Could be higher ranked amongst the big 4. The firm could focus more on analyst development. Better cafeteria....
Booz Allen Hamilton - Review - EngineeringThe pros about working at booz allen Hamilton is the work life balance, and the nature of the work that I am doing. The major con of booz allen Hamilton is that you can be stuck as a contractor if you're not careful....
Wood Mackenzie - Interview - N/AFair bit of SQL questions as well as general market knowledge is required. Questions regarding specifics in Oil and Gas were limited but knowing how to process information and estimate unknowns is crucial. Far fewer technical questions than I had anticipated. Mostly stuck to fit and personality ques...
KPMG - Review - HealthcareExceptional and friendly people with focus on integrity Strong teaming and collaboration environment Management is open to feedback and process improvement recommendations Flexibility Leadership respect and trust to get the job done. Working hours during the busy season, as you expect, is very long....
Booz Allen Hamilton - Review - Government - Federal- 401k dollar for dollar match up to 6.0% of base salary - only 40 hours per week, sometimes much less if you're on the bench or able to "work" from home. Doesn't feel like real consulting. If you're unlucky you could get put on a contract that has the same job funcation as a federal employee...
Deloitte - Review - ConsultingGood culture; good people to work with; most projects are interesting; a lot of social activities such as team drinks. Can get stuck on some long projects that are difficult to roll off; pay is not as competitive as investment banking...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - StrategyHappened during my last interview with the senior manager - Case study for coming up with a strategy for a small mom and pop shop in a city where a major departmental store was just setting up shop. Included not only qualitatively defending my strategy but quantitatively showing that it works. Had t...
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Lateral hire from another consulting firm to MBBHi all, I am currently a first-year pre-MBA associate (heading into my second year) at a 2nd tier consulting firm (Parthenon/LEK). I recently secured a first round interview at an MBB, but wanted to get some career advice on whether it would be the right move. My motivation to switch to MBB was...
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Strategy& vs Deloitte S&O vs Oliver Wyman vs Accenture StrategyIf you Monkeys received offers from all of these firms, which would you accept? What would be your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choice?...
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Strategy& Update? I heard that the legazy Booz Partners received their final cash-out on May 1st. Has anyone at S& seen a mass exodus or any kind of major change? It seems like Strategy&'s merger has finally settled down. ...
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Deloitte - Review - Government - FederalBrand name, salary, training opportunities, travel, building network, Great people to work with, smart leadership. 401k Plan could be improved upon. Salary discrepancy between internal grown employees and experienced hires causes top talent to leave within several years....
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Need advice: leave Accenture MC for Monitor Deloitte?Hi all, I'm currently a management consultant at Accenture in western Europe. I've been working at Accenture for a bit more than 3 years. I'm enjoying my time here, I'm staffed on general management and sometimes strategy type of engagements. I also have a good network within the firm, and my bosse...
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KPMG - Interview - Management Consulting1. Name one drawback of using Agile based strategy Agile based strategy for project execution is widely popular these days as compared to the traditional waterfall model. However, one specific area where Agile becomes a major problem is the need to finalize a particular run before allowing to procee...
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Limited number of promotion positions?Hi everyone Have a read a lot around the promotion path in consulting, but one thing I have struggled to ascertain is whether there are limited promotion slots at each round and they go to the top x people, or whether there are no limits and it's purely down to the number of deserving candidates......
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Deloitte - Review - Project Finance*Note this is specific to the practice that I was in -Loved the team -Great work-life balance -Variety of resources available -Improved my excel significantly -Exposure to multiple projects -Loved Deloitte University (its really cool) . -Felt difficult to change roles -A little too much "structure"...
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Monitor Deloitte vs OW/RB/ATK in EuropeHi everyone, I recently got a FT offer at Monitor Deloitte in western Europe. They seem to be growing very fast since Deloitte's acquisition, hours are ok, pay is above the market, and the opportunity to focus on pure strategy projects seems very attractive. At the same time, I am still interviewin...
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Strategy& - Review - Management ConsultingReally Happy loved the internship. Could not have been a better experience. One of the best experiences.. none nonenonenonenonenonenonenone none none none none none none none none none none none none none none...
Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistPeople, Perks, Projects, The people you get to work with and the projects you get work work on are all amazing. The hours can be very long in some weeks and maintaining a balanced lifestyle is a very big challenge ...
Strategy& - Interview - StrategyNo difficult or unexpected questions during the interviews actually. Be prepared to answer market sizing questions, quickly screen & analyze graphs & tables, and speak about yourself, your hobbies, your choice to integrate a Big Four rather than a mid-sized consultancy, what makes S& London differen...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Financial ServicesGreat work/life balance People are incredibly personable and approachable Firm offers many perks to employees. Little opportunity to lateral within firm Work often proved to be boilerplate Rigid management structure...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - GeneralistLove it here. I have no complaints whatsoever. Good comp, good travel, good exit opportunities. Would recommend.. Honestly, no cons - I love it here. I have no complaints whatsoever. Good comp, good travel, good exit opportunities. Would recommend....
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistWorking with some of the smartest people in the world on some of the world's most novel problems. Very engaging environment.. Challenging travel schedule at times, long hours and stressful situations. Managing out of work commitments can be difficult....
GEP - Interview - Generalistthe case was kinda hard. given a actual project they did. it was about a pharmusetucal company thinking lauching a anti-smoke monitor device. need to think of goto market strategy. and market size then how should they enter the market. The case wasn't hard, it just the nature of case wasn the one t...
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From IB (M&A at BBs/EBs) to Consulting (MBB)? (London/Paris)Hi guys, Could anyone give me some insights on how hard it is to move from a IB (M&A in a BBs or EBs) to Consulting (MBB or other strong brands) in London/Paris? Background: 1st/2nd/3rd year Analyst, Msc in Finance from a target school in Europe, no previous experience in Consulting (only M&A/PE) ...
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AMA: I was a consultant and interviewer at McKinseyI spent 5 years working as an innovation strategy consultant at McKinsey in the Montreal office. During that time I worked on projects around the world on a wide range of innovation-related subjects. I also interviewed many applicants for associate and analyst roles in Canada and elsewhere. I'm now...
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Best path to keep PE and MBB options openI’m currently an undergrad student majoring in finance and economics at a non-target school looking to get into either PE or management consulting. I’m still young and can easily change my major or career path and am wondering if there is a way I can build my resume to allow me to keep both car...
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Is it common for consultants to give up an MBA sponsorship?Hey guys, Would appreciate your wisdom on this, esp. from former MBA students. Have you met sponsored MBA students (esp. from MBB) who gave up their sponsorship to move into a different company/industry (incl. Finance/Consulting), thus having to give back the money? I am currently thinking of this ...
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Corporate Strategy GroupsI work in corporate strategy at a F100 and know some of the top groups from recruiting, but wanted to see if there are any I missed (always keeping my eye out for new opportunities) - Disney corp strat - Amex SPG - J&J Decision Sciences - Pepsico corp strat - Zurich North America corp strat - Black...
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Internships that consulting firms like Hey guys, I'm an incoming junior at a semi target (Big 10 School with nationally ranked economics, business, engineering, etc...). I'm studying economics, having transferred out of engineering after freshman year. I still plan on taking 3 more astrophysics/physics courses for the minor in astroph...
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Financial Services Research team at Oliver WymanHi everyone, Got to discuss an offer from OW in their financial services research team as a junior analyst. I would like to know what they really do? How much is the package (salary,bonus) What are the exit ops? Is there any way to break into consulting after a year or two? Planning to go to grad sc...
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Accenture - Review - Management ConsultingWorking hours not too long (for consulting) Projects with longer duration (less chaotic travel) ESOP, ESPP, stock awards, good medical cover. Pressure to sell work, starting at project manager/lead equivalent level Slow at promoting people Consulting business unit size too large for a consulting fir...

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