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Strategy& vs. Parthenon/LEKHi everyone - another post on choosing between firms! Post-MBA here, deciding between Strategy& vs. Parthenon/LEK (offer is from one of the two - but see them as similar shops). Strategy& + Mid-sized city I want to be in (family in the area and much more affordable cost of living) + Impressed by t...
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Deloitte - Review - Consulting- Really good team - Good pay for internship - Growing compny - Interesting project - Easy recruitment. - HR is really bad - No information about full time recruitment - Some employees are not well qualified for the job...
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EY TAS (OTS) to Parthenon-EYHello, If someone is working in EY's Transactions Advisory Services (TAS)' Operational Transaction Services (OTS) practice, would it be possible for that person to transfer to Parthenon-EY? They are housed under TAS so at least its the same group but I understand that they are strategy focused. H...
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Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistInteresting, exciting, and intellectually stimulating. Lots of great exits ops and opportunities for MBA programs . The work life balance and travel can be tiring. It is also a long way to go before making partner. Good luck!...
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Deloitte Cyber Risk Advisory vs. Deloitte Technology Consulting Hey guys, I’m an incoming first year consultant at Deloitte under their Cyber Risk Advisory Service line (US) . I have a few questions of the differences between this service line vs. Deloitte Technology Consulting. I am fully aware that Deloitte advisory and Deloitte Consulting are two separat...
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Capco - Review - Management ConsultingThere are a select number of people at the company that I really enjoy working with. They are smart and kind. They work hard and work smart! . There is a group of mid-level managers who come from other "Top Shops," but you can tell they came over because they were the bottom at these firms. They pro...
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Healthcare & Easier Offices for MBB?Are there any less competitive offices for MBB that are easier to get in? Which MBB offices (particularly Bain) focus on doing helathcare consulting? thank you all...
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Mckinsey interview on hold-- has anyone had this? Hi, So, I recently have been going through the McKinsey New Ventures interview process for an analyst role as an experienced hire. After R2 interviews, I received a call from the recruiter to give me interview feedback. Overall, they said that I had done okay, (not amazing but well). As next steps...
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Leaving MBB to join Uber as Ops ManagerHi all, I would really appreciate your advice on a question I am facing: should I quit my MBB consulting role to join Uber as an Operations Manager in a new city they are launching? My background: I am currently a junior at an MBB ( joined 2-3 years ago), located in an emerging markets country an...
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IBM - Review - Information Technology (IT)The best thing to work for IBM is its openness towards ideas and diversity. Moreover, the work environment is comfortable and productive . The career path isnt very clear. There's bureaucracy in the upper management. Inefficient onboarding process for new recruits. ...
Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistThe company has incredible benefits, wonderful employees, and fantastic opportunities for junior consultants.. The hours can be exhausting, especially when traveling for projects, but that is true of all consulting firms....
Cornerstone Research - Review - GeneralistPeople are nice and supportive Company cares about making sure you don't have a crazy workload for extended periods. Unpredictable hours due to nature of legal system Some Associates/Managers are very poor at planning workloads and create a ton of unnecessary tasks (particularly the ones with more a...
Strategy& - Review - Private EquityPeople are smart, efficient and nice. Benefits are good, and the business model is stable. Significant effort by management to improve working conditions, add perks, integrate life/work balance.. typical consulting travel and hours (although less than other strategy firms on avg.) bureaucratic polic...
Meketa Investment Group - Review - Research- Very polite and understanding when it comes to failure and attempting to provide better work/projects. - There is very little room to move up in the company - Sometimes the workload is too much for one intern to perform, so more would be good....
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AT Kearney's situation and future I would like to gain perspective on everyone's thought on AT Kearney. As a solid Tier 2, ATK clearly has a lot of reputations in ops related projects. But they also clearly missed their original "Vision 2020" goal and lost lots of partners to others. As consulting industry is moving to embrace digi...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - Generalist-Very smart and committed people -Interesting projects all around the globe with top clients -Good culture. -Heavy travelling on a weekly basis -Not owing your projects is often annoying -Clients often very demanding ...
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Looking for a case interview prep buddy!Hey monkeys! I am looking for a case study prep buddy for summer 2019 consulting internship! I am a stats major from a top 5 university, although I have limited consulting experience (some finance experience from my current trading internship), I (like many other people from my school) am good at ta...
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Chances of F100 Corporate Strategy to HBS/GSBHi everyone, I needed some opinions on career path and I have seen great advice given on these forums, so I thought I would reach out. I graduated from a Big Ten School (3.76 GPA May 2017) and joined a F100 company as a Financial Analyst. I may have the opportunity to join the Corporate Strategy te...
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Help me decide: Stay in consulting a few months longer vs enter the industry right nowHi to all you primates and primitives! Hope your bananas taste sweet. I am a consultant at one of the MBBs in an emerging markets economy. So far, I am in my 10th month in the post-MBA role and, to be honest, I am not quite happy with my experience. I have a family and hate the travel and the lif...
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When is the right time to leave consulting?Would you leave your familiar, management consulting job before hitting 2 years for a role at a fun, but risky, startup? Professional Situation: 1.5 years at a Tier 4 (if that's a tier) healthcare management consulting firm. The name of the firm carries somewhat in pharma but not really anywhere el...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - ConsultingThe interview was via online automated site Sonru. Would definitely recommend doing some pracfise video interciews as it can be quite awkward to talk to a screen overall smile and you are good. Whyo you want to join PWC, what core values align with your personality traits? Tell us about a time you...
Deloitte - Review - ConsultingGreat place to learn and develop . Low or Average salaries ...
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Big 4 internal transfer blocked?I wanted to transfer to another team and got the ok from that team. However, I talked to the partner of my team and he does not want me to go. What do I do? Do I absolutely need my partner to sign off on this?...
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Software Engineer To Management Consulting Help (Rising Senior)Hi all, I'm a long time reader first time poster. I'm hoping to receive niche tips and/or constructive discussion on what to do this summer, branding myself and my chances of moving into mbb or a tier 2 firm. My background is below. - Target School - Studying Computer Science and Entrepreneur...
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Deloitte tech to LEK?Hello friends, I'm currently a tech consultant at Deloitte, and been with the firm almost a year now. I currently work on big data and machine learning engagements in TMT due to my background, and I quickly discovered that I'm very interested in M&A due diligence in TMT. It is challenging to get on...
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Engineering Consulting -> Aussie MBA -> Australian McK?Hi all, I've been on this forum for awhile and this is my first post, hope you guys could provide some advice. I'm currently a Structural Engineer doing seismic consulting work for the biggest Engineering firm in NZ (data grinding, modelling, churning out report and presentation for clients aka the...
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Deloitte - Interview - Technology ConsultingHonestly the group case had the most difficult questions. The interviewers were in the room as we were working, which was uncomfortable and then they asked us questions later on about why we made certain decisions and why we ignored certain pieces of data. It was also challenging to explain why we p...
Deloitte - Interview - GeneralistThe most difficult question was around the case studies which can range in length and complexity. There are materials that are provided to help you prepare, however it's very different when you are in a room being observed by the interviewer and are asked to complete computations. There were multip...
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AlixPartners vs PwCHello all, I am relatively new to the site and am seeking a little advice. I am 6 mo out of non-target undergrad working as a management consultant for a boutique firm in the Southeast U.S. I have been looking to move to a more prestigious firm and bigger city and have received offers 2 offers, one...
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Breaking into MBB/Top Tier Hi WSO, this is my first post, but I have been a user for quite a while. I am currently studying Economics at a semi-target UK university, expecting to graduate with a 1:1 (3.7 - 4.0 GPA). I have undertaken Spring internships in wealth management and at a boutique bank as well as a Summer internshi...
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International opportunities at MBBI am entering a joint MBA/MA in international affairs this Fall at an M7 school. My goal is to go into management consulting - preferably MBB. I've spent a lot of time abroad both in college and in my current job and I'd love to continue doing so in the future. Are there opportunities for internat...
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Strategy& - Review - StrategyLots of autonomy as associates, ownership of the whole process of finding, evaluating, and executing investments. Limited politics.. Associate is a time limited position, and there is no opportunity to advance directly. Sometimes hours can get miserable, but that comes with the territory....
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Should I lateral? Have an offer to lateral over to ZS associates from a big 4 (orange) management consulting arm. Wondering what everyone's thoughts are on making the move at a junior level, in terms of which firm would be better for a chance at a M7 MBA, and exit opportunities....
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Aon - Review - AdvisoryIntelligent colleagues, great benefits, strong focus on career development and training. Good place to start consulting career . You don’t become bonus eligible until you’ve reached manager level (4 years of experience usually). ...
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IB vs ConsultingI'm a sophomore international student at a non-target. So far, I've been on the IB track but have only been to one superday. Throughout networking, I've enjoyed my conversations with consultants much more than those with bankers. I'm in a dilemma about if I should give up on IB totally (stop network...
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Slalom Consulting Analyst ProgramAnyone know anything about the Slalom Consulting analyst program (career progression, type of work they have you doing, commuting and working at a clients office, typical hours, culture...). Thanks...
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ZS Associates - Interview - HealthcareHow would you design an elevator? This was the unstructured interview question which had a very open ended answer. The difficult part of this question was more so the interviewer made it seem like there was more to the answer than what I had given. Word of advice is if you believe you answered the q...
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Management Consulting Podcasts? I'm looking to start a thread about good podcasts either about Management Consulting or not specifically about consulting, but useful to current and prospective consultants. **Some of mine: ** Specifically business or consulting: *McKinsey's podcast* (decent- more specifically consulting) *HBR's...
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PwC recruiting and titleFolks, I'm currently in the market sourcing opportunities and work for one of the big fours in the advisory business. Background in risk management (I've had an opportunity to gain exposure across different areas - business, IT, audit and technology) - 10 years across consulting and industry with...
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The Dedham Group - Interview - GeneralistIf you have a non-consulting background: "Why consulting?" "How many case studies have you practiced?" "Walk me through your resume" "What makes you qualified for this role?" Asked specific questions about activities in my resume i.e. "What role did you play on this team?" "Why are you looking fo...
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Retaking SAT for MBB Recruiting?How would retaking the SAT be viewed for MBB recruiting in business school? I have a sub 1900 with a 650 math. I recently scored a 760 on the GMAT, so I am confident I could do much better on the SAT right now with minimal studying. Is there any chance a low SAT score could keep me from getting inte...
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Cowen Group - Review - EngineeringIn the two years I have been working there, I have learned a lot. I have leaded a few technology projects that increased my profile.. It is sometime difficult to work there. There are often very aggressive deadlines, understaffing leading to work with a lot of pressure. The morale takes a hit during...
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Consultant's Networking BibleHello, 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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Is lateralling common for upward movement?Hey guys. As many of you know, it's not rare to see people lateral to different firms in IB and Biglaw as a way to get a better or second chance at making their way to MD/Partner if they feel they aren't going to make it. Does the same thing occur in Consulting where someone from for example McKins...
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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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Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - AssuranceSome SQL questions since I am not using SQL. Programming questions are challenging but most of the interview questions were behavioral. Overall the interviews were simple. Most times the interviewers talked through the interviews and I was listening and had no chance to talk at all. The interviewers...
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Will Management Consulting Be Disrupted By Technology?https://www.cbinsights.com/research/disrupting-management-consulting/ This article lays out the points I'm wondering about. The rate of change of technology is becoming so fast that whatever recommendations a consulting firm makes will be increasingly outdated within a matter of years. It seems li...
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Undergrad MBB internship recruitment and prep 2019 summerI'm an incoming junior from a top 5 target school with a 3.7 GPA in STEM (CS). I'm been dissuaded from doing software engineering and am looking at consulting and finance (specifically consulting) instead. I've always had a deep passion for economics and finance. I religiously listen to economics po...
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McKinsey Referrals for Non-TargetsHow do referrals work at McKinsey? I'm from a non-target school and I would appreciate any insight on how referrals work for summer internships. ...
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McKinsey’s Undergraduate Women’s SummitHas anyone attended McKinsey’s Undergraduate Women’s Summit? Especially interested to know if it gives you a leg up during recruitment for summer internships. Would appreciate any insight into the event. ...
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Is This Case Structure Good ?**Background** I have a final Partner interview involving a case study, towards the end of next week. Without getting too much into detail, these are the facts: The case is going to involve technology (technology strategy internship) * I have no idea how to structure cases * I have not practi...
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Best luggage?Any recommendations on a good luggage set (carry-on/laptop bag) popular among MBB consultants?...
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Case In Point 10 vs. Case In Point 9?Hi everyone, 2 weeks ago I bought Case in Point 9. Today I found out that Case in Point 10 (http://a.co/au3KzJW) has just been released. Does anyone have any insight into the changes in CIP 10 from CIP 9? I am still within my return window, so I'm wondering if I should return CIP 9 and get CIP 10? ...
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Please evaluate my strategy on how to lateral to McK or BCG.**Major question in bold** I currently work at a T2 boutique (LEK, OW, S&, Parthenon, ATK, etc.) I do private equity due diligence for a specific sector. I studied that sector in college. I have been there just under 1 year and since I started out specialized by request due to interest in the sec...
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McKinsey vs staying in IBDHi folks I am currently a 2nd year IBD analyst at an investment bank and am thinking about moving to management consulting. There's now an opp at McKinsey, but HR told me that I will need to start as 2016 or 2017 class (basically wipe out my banking years). I've been debating back and forth for day...
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Should I apply or pursue an MBA?Hi all, I recently finished the analyst program at **MBB** in a Tier 1 office (NYC, SF, Chicago, etc.). I was also **recently direct promoted to the associate (post-MBA) role** and accepted. I already have a **BS and MS** in Management/Operations/Finance/Engineering from a **Tier 1 university (Har...
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Post-MBA: Mid-tier IB vs. MBB ConsultingHow do comps, further career opportunities, lifestyle etc. compare between mid-tier IB and MBB after a few years post MBA? Think Wells Fargo, Stifel, HSBC, BMO, Cowen, Raymond James etc. vs. MBB...
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Deloitte Digital Implementation or Strategy ProjectsI recently got an offer to join Deloitte Digital out of undergrad and am trying to find out what I'm in for. Every alum I've spoken to works in the SAP service line and has no idea what digital does. Asking recruiters has only gotten me vague answers. I was wondering if most of the projects here ar...
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Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistWas a great place to work. STrong growing fund. Sharp partners. Overall very healthy culture. Invests in great deals. Overvalues sourcing team. Has promoted some bozos for sure. Firm isn't always on the same page. A bit of tunnel vision at times...
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Recruiting for MBB with a STEM 3.4 from a TargetHi all, long time reader first time poster: I'm a sophomore at a target school studying physics and math. I had a bad semester this past semester and will end up at a high 3.4/low 3.5. I realize this is low for recruiting for MBB even though I'm from a target but I wanted to ask you guys what my ...
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Start Date Advantage/Disadvantage?I'm starting FT at a boutique consulting firm this Sept/Oct and I'm looking for some insight regarding if there are any disadvantages associated with a "late" start date. I was given a date preference between summer and fall and chose fall because I'll be relocating halfway across the country and wa...
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I am an MBA with almost 5 yrs of property management experience, how do I get into this? I am currently finishing my MBA at UM Dearborn in August, and I have just gotten a job at a tiny management consulting firm in sales, they have this management program(to fast track you to management in a year for new offices they are opening), but it is mostly just meeting sales quotas, cold calli...
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