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Big4 Sentiment for Management Consulting

katzozfuzz

Hey all, just recently got an offer to join KPMG's Advisory business. Not sure what to make of it. Anyone have any inputs regarding to how the firm is positioned right now in the consulting world? It's pretty late in the cycle for full time, so I'm considering taking this offer....

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AMA: Academia --> School Of Hard Knocks --> Data Scientist

Sasha Lubyansky

<h4> Academia</h4> In the dim past, I thought I'd get my degree and become a professor or mad scientist or something, your typical grad student idiocy. Of course, it quickly turned out that my preferences were exactly the opposite. It would have been the curse of a lifetime...

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How is EY Parthenon viewed vs MBB

bcrew13

EY Parthenon typically only hires from the top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in the USA and a couple from EU, pay similar rates to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, how are the viewed in...

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Consultant's Networking Bible

Yekrut

Hello, I was wondering if anyone had purchased this The Consultant's Networking Bible by Management Consulted. I would love to know what your thought's were on the book and if you would recommend purchasing it (or sharing it?) http://managementconsulted.com/the-consulting-bible/consulting-networki...

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Everyone & their mom has a top MBA - 2nd Masters or Doctorate to differentiate?

EquityResearchHardo

Seeing how everyone and their mom seems to have a top MBA now, which will only get worse in the future, does it make sense to do an additional graduate degree to differentiate? Both for getting into MBB initially but perhaps more importantly being more competitive when compared to an equal MBB alum ...

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How to get better at mental math (compounded %'s specifically)?

DatesExcelModels

Hi all, I've always been strong at math (mental & otherwise), but would love to get better at dealing with % increases YoY. F.i. a business have generated a 7% YoY growth for 13 years - how much has it grown? It's obviously a lot more than 13*7%, but unsure of how to deal with this effectively Do...

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Anyone experienced an MBA Sponsorship from their firm?

CB0101

Fellow Consultants, Wondering if anyone here has gone through an MBA, which was sponsored by their company? I would like to know how much support the firms offer; both in terms of financial assistance, University Options, and admission success. Would also be interesting to know how this varies f...

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Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt

Kevin-Johnson1

Which schools best sets me up for a job in consulting (MBB)? I would study CS and minor in Econ at Georgia Tech. At Vanderbilt I would double major in CS and Econ and minor in Applied Math. Which of the two is more of a target school for MBB?...

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From Deloitte Advisory (CF) to Monitor Deloitte?

Jose-Lombardi

I',m in Deloitte Financial Advisory arm, related with M&A transactions, Any coments on how to make the jump?...

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Low GPA, BCG consultant... What are my chances of getting into a top B school?

Sebastian Gutierrez-Turbay

I studied Industrial Engineering and ended up having a mediocre GPA (3.0). My school is top in my country and it is not easy getting high grades. However, I recieved and accepted an offer at BCG. If I manage to succeed in BCG and stay there for 4 years, what do you think of my chances of getting int...

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Consulting vs Industry

RWRecoveryWater

Hey everyone, I recently was chatting with a friend who signed with a FAANG-style tech firm in their corporate finance division (non-tech) and after we comparing our internship and projected FT comp (B4 consulting), I started doubting all of the consulting kool-aid that I had been drinking. After fa...

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UCLA vs Berkeley vs USC Marshall

whostolemycookie

Hi! I've been lurking on this website for a bit and thought this might be a good place to ask for advice! I'm a transfer student that recently got accepted but I'm not sure which of these schools would be best in terms of job prospects. I really want to keep my options open career wise. While I'm i...

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Economic Consultant Career Questions

USDAGradeA

This afternoon I had a presenter come from Cornerstone Research to talk a little bit about his route to where he is now, not so much as a recruiting trip. I really enjoyed the sound of what he does and the variety of work he does. I was wondering a few things and was looking for answers if anybody c...

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Having "Incoming intern at [insert firm]" while networking to other firms?

FinanceFederer

Hello! I'm currently a junior with an advisory internship lined up at a big 4 firm. I'm happy and know that I'm fortunate to have the opportunity, but I have an inkling that I would still like to join an MBB or T2 firm that provides more strategy engagements after my internship experience, therefor...

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FT Consulting 2020 - Graduating in December

ta297

Do top-tier consulting firms consider undegrads who finish their studies in December? If yes, when is their start date? I know that the usual path is to graduate in May and start in early summer. I am an international student so that won't be possible for me. Thanks a lot!...

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Recruiting in a 5 year combined BS/MS program?

Fish Fairblood

More specifically it would be a 4.5 year program, but the important part is I would have the extra summer. I'm currently a sophomore at a semi-target in an engineering major, and we have an option to do a 5th year MSE at a tuition-discounted rate (although still ungodly expensive). I won't solely ba...

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Alixpartners (enterprise improvement) exit opportunities

freroht

What are the exit opportunities of AlixPartners employees at the SVP and Director level? Interested in Enterprise Improvement and not Restructuring. Thanks!...

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AT Kearney and Roland Berger

mtafaK91

Does anyone know anything about these consulting companies. I was taking a look, and it seems they do not have generalist roles for PhD graduates like MBB, they have various consulting positions to apply for online but not a generalist consultant role. Any advice about what they look for ? thanks...

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Getting Into Consulting Advice

Oudinot

Good Afternoon guys, I am currently finishing my undergrad in a top liberal arts college with a degree in Molecular Biology. I was planning to go into medicine/PhD, but later decided it was not for me. I discovered consulting quite late, and thus did not apply for any internships sophomore/junior y...

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Looking for practice case partners

sezna

Haven't seen any of these posted yet for the 2019 APD recruiting session. I'll be applying in July and looking for others interested in practicing. Send a message or leave your email here and I'll hit you up. Cheers ...

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Switching from one MBB to another after Business School

humblebot

I'm curious... Has anyone ever switched from one MBB firm to another or know someone who has? I'm specifically curious if anyone worked as a BA/A/AC at McK/BCG/Bain pre-MBA, went to business school and then started at a different one after. Would be curious about other switching stories that don't i...

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What's the worst you've ever fucked up a case interview?

Sonic

Or, when have you fucked up and how did it happen? Did you still end up getting second round somehow? I'm interested to know because I've just had my first interview and think I did somewhat below average on my first one but pretty decent on my second....

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Internship: Equity Research Intern at a Boutique vs Growth Intern at a startup ($10B Valuation)?

vashdun

Hi, I couldn't get a strategy/consulting gig but received offers to these internships. Which would help me better for FT consulting? Might not be in an ideal situation, but this is what I have. Equity Research at a boutique job-desc: standard ER gig. 3 past interns of the firm have gone to the MBB...

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Anyone here a Dr. of Business Administration

Pershing ROI

I have found a reputable program that offers a DBA. I am curious as to thoughts of the value of attaining one and it's value to income if you did not attend a top 10 MBA program. If your MBA is a top 50 Regional, would a DBA offer you a career or salary boost. Spending another 90-100k plus is a roug...

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Strategy Consulting Projects?

jashganz

I received an offer at a T2 consulting company starting in August and was wondering what kind of projects are common. I am currently having a hard time finding more information online about which projects I want to pursue in order to hit the ground running. I am really interested in new market entr...

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AMA - I Work at Strategy&. Consulting

StrategyAndWhat

Here to answer your questions. A bit about me: -Strategy& Senior Associate -Graduated from M7 MBA (class of 2015/16) I'd prefer not to give much more detail at this time about myself (e.g., where I'm based, etc). Headcount has shrank about 20% since I've joined (hint hint - and this is net of new ...

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Interesting stories about breakthroughs into consulting?

OrganicGrowth

Does anyone have an interesting story or a colleague with an interesting story about their breakthrough into consulting? Initial tough starts, an interesting series of FT laterals + transitions, extremely non-target backgrounds, diverse education (MD, JD, Ph.D., etc.), etc. I got into consulting a...

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PwC Management Consulting or Barclays IB?

confusedsophomore

Hi all, trying to decide which internship to go with for the summer. Interested in consulting and want to do MBB (McKinsey, Bain, BCG) in the future and not sure which internship is best. I like consulting better but still a sophomore so should maybe try out IB? Might hate my life, idk. Let me know ...

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Excel / PPT for Consulting - Management Consulted

neverenoughtime

Hi Everyone, Not sure if everyone is accustomed to the Management Consulted website, but I purchased one of their Excel / PPT for Consulting packages for $395 about a month ago. As my firm will be training me all of this, I have no need for the package I purchased, and was wondering if anyone woul...

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Teach For America > Consulting?

MusicCityBoer

Hey y'all--there's a few topics on this but they're a little old. I'm a senior at a target, who looked into consulting back in the fall but wasn't able to land a role. I'm interested in working on economic development in native reservations, so I'm strongly considering taking an offer I have with T...

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EY Transaction advisory (Europe) and in-house consulting, which one is better in learning curve and future exit

monkeywithoutbanana

I got 2 offers from EY Transaction advisory and an in-house consulting 1. how do the learning curve and exit option compares in the 2 situations? 2. what other factors would you consider? ...

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Consulting Recruiting Timeline for 2020?

novamonkey

I have not seen many recruiting timelines for Consulting firms for 2020 summer internships. I just wanted to see if anyone knows what applications are open/when they will open as to not miss any deadlines. ...

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What is the chance to land as a consultant at Accenture if not grad from prestigious b-school

michelle.chaow12

Hi, I hv MBA fr national Taiwan uni. Does Accenture hire strategy consultant from regional b-school?...

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Boutique to Oliver Wyman

CompliConsultant

Hi all, so currently I work in Compliance Consulting for Financial services firms, think of Duff and Phelps or ACA. I wanted to learn the likely hood of making a lateral move to a firm like OW in a year or two. Im not positive how the Consulting world works in terms of lateral moves but, would love ...

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Do offers actually get rescinded? Should I be worried?

seb5966

Back in the fall, I accepted a B4 consulting offer for post-graduation. This semester has been rough (I'm in 4 very difficult major classes), and I had a death of a close family member during my midterm week. I am in one additional class that is a business degree requirement but it isn't a major cor...

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Management Consulting Pay for non-mba vs mba

rawdoge

Assuming the same title/ranking, what are the differences in pay for management consultants with an MBA versus those without? I am interested in MBB, Deloitte and Accenture. Thanks! ...

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Leaving Dentistry / Dental School for Consulting

nguyen.s.michael

Hi everyone. I'm a 3rd year dental student (1 year away from graduation) at a respectable institution considering a career change - dentistry just isn't as intellectually stimulating as I thought it would be, and some days I cannot see myself doing this for the rest of my life. I'd like to consider ...

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