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Deloitte New Op Model (S&O Service Area Removed)SIAP, I wanted to gauge everyone's opinion on Deloitte's new Op Model which is removing S&O as a service area. My understanding is that "S&O" resources will be split among the new offering portfolios. While the new "Strategy & Analytics" offering will included some traditional strategy resources and...
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Oliver Wyman - Review - Management ConsultingFraternal culture (happy hours every week in NYC office). Healthy budgets. Potential for rapid upward mobility.. Primarily Financial Services. Lack of exposure to C-suite. Poor MBA sponsorship policy. Weak feedback....
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Interview - GeneralistThe interview questions were not unexpected. The first case (first round) was a business question asking whether a coffee company should change its distribution method. Second case (first round) asked how to make a pharma company more profitable. Not difficult, just had to be organized and take numb...
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The Real Take on WUSTL (vs. Cornell)?Hey guys, I know that these threads have been beaten to death, but after scouring them, I am rather unclear about the recruiting options at WUSTL. I have read forums where people say recruiters refer to it as a community college, and I've read others where they say it has a strong presence in consul...
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Parthenon Group-EY - Review - N/ANice people Great managers Quick case turnover means if one is going poorly, then it will be over with fairly quickly. Sometimes fairly long hours for consulting Due diligence work process oriented Learning curve levels off quickly...
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Deloitte - Review - N/A-Great and capable people to work with -Many opportunities beyond project work -Good support from colleagues. -WLB can be tough -Project work can be boring (highly project dependent) -Can be high-pressure/stressful at times...
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Should I push a company to make a decision ? HELP!!...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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HOW?? Big 4 back office to FT consulting roledeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedelete...
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Do I even have a chance?I'm an engineer in automotive 6.5 years experience. Growth is too slow and and there are a lot of things I don't like about my future even though I'm on the standard path to "climbing the ladder". I need a change. I have a bachelors of mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Except ...
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Breaking into Consulting through a lower tier firmHi there, I'm a junior in college now, and I'm looking for an internship in consulting this upcoming summer. As my GPA isn't stellar, I'm probably (or definitely) not qualified for MBB or any of the top tier firms. Just wanted to know if the mid to lower tier consulting firms (think Big 4 outsid...
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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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Work Options Before Re-ApplyingI recently got to the final round of two MBBs as an experienced hire and was dinged for both. I was clunky on one case during one interview and basically got beat out in the other (interviewer was candid in his feedback that I just got beat out by a better resume). On the bright side both invited me...
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Deloitte - Review - Management ConsultingGreat mentors and colleagues (friends that I've had long after I've left the company). Variety of different projects across a lot of different industries.. Staffing is a nightmare if you don't become a favorite of Senior Managers or Partners. Impact of extracurricular activities is hard to quantify ...
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AMA: Re-applying to MBB and getting an offerHi! I have been lurking around WSO for quite a while now, so I figured it was time to make a contribution to the site myself now that I actually have something interesting to talk about. Anyways, here it goes: Quick backstory: Western European guy, studied in my home country (at a national target f...
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KPMG - Review - Risk Managementspectacular company spectacular clients spectacular employees spectacular work life balance spectacular benefits. I have nothing bad to say. I have nothing bad to say. I have nothing bad to say. I have nothing bad to say....
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Looking for Case Partner(s)I'm looking to try to practice some cases over Skype for recruitment next Fall if anyone would be interested. I've done a number of cases last fall but looking to get back into practice. Please PM me if you're interested. Undergrad or MBA...
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What are my chances at MBB + Tier 2 firms with no business background?Rising senior at a public target/semi target (think Berkeley, UMich, etc). Majoring in Chemical Biology and minoring in Computer Science. GPA is 3.55, SAT is 2400 (lol). No business background as I was originally planning on going into the biotech/pharma industries after a PhD. No business/finance c...
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FTI Consulting - Interview - Management ConsultingThey asked a lot cultural-fit questions. Just any behavioral questions you could expect. For example, 1. tell me a time when you work with people who are hard to work with 2. what motivates you 3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years I had two phone interviews in a row, and the second interviewe...
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How to get over burnoutI guess this goes out to the more senior people on this board who have experienced burnout before. I have been working 100+ hour weeks for over 3 years so far, but recently I have become burnt out. I have lost my desire for anything and everything. I have no desire to work, make money, go out, buy...
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Humanities/Social Science MA from HYPS Recruiting into MBB or Big4 Possibilities? Hi Everyone, this is my first post here so please be kind So I'm a senior at a non-target (top 30 liberal arts school on the East Coast) double majoring in a social science and humanities field (think IR or Government, and a language). I just got into one of the HYPS schools for a 2 year master's p...
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Can you apply to BOTH McK Insights AND their consulting positions?Hi, I have gotten mixed and unclear answers from people at McK about this. I am wondering if you could apply to both their Insights program and as a regular consultant (I'd be applying as an APD candidate). I have read and heard that you can only apply to one position a year. However, I have also h...
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KPMG - Interview - Supply ChainThere were two interviews. Both were behavioral interviews (surprised there was no case) with two different partners lasting about 30 minutes each. I am not sure if this was a good cop/bad cop play but the first partner was significantly more interested in my technical skills and was overall a muc...
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Deloitte - Review - Technology ConsultingDeloitte has been an outstanding place to start a career. It has provided me with the opportunities to grow and have the work life balance I desire. I love the Deloitte culture and the importance we put on making and creating a network. . Right now, I honestly don't have to many cons. Our compensat...
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McKinsey Interview Process for Experienced Hires My interview process at McKinsey has begun. I am expecting a phone screening, a case coaching session, an interview round with Principals followed by an interview round with partners (if all goes well). Anyone has any insights on what to expect? Any form tips/suggestions are appreciated. I am going ...
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What do I expect in a McKinsey Case Coaching Session?Are there any do's and don'ts? Any other insights?...
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ZS Associates - Review - StrategyGreat culture. Cool people, very young environment. The political landscape is very flat, and have a lot of access to higher ups when needed.. Not widely known outside of the healthcare industry, might be detrimental to exit opportunities to FT recruiting or jumping from job to job....
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Deloitte - Review - TechnologyRecruiting process was easy, quick ,and stress free. HR was very transparent when setting up activities and managers were very approachable. Pay wasn't that high and difficult to find safe and cheap housing. Could have offered a housing stipend ...
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Mission Measurement - Interview - GeneralistThe case involved figuring out how many people in Chicago were sent flowers on Valentine's day. They asked difficult follow-up questions on the case, probing for your problem-solving and analytical skills. It was difficult because it was unexpected, and I had chosen numbers that were difficult to ru...
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Accenture - Review - GeneralistWork life balance can be a real thing that the management team should be glad we are able to do for them. low 401k plan always makes me want to invest in my personal IRA instead of the company 401k plan as much...
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Altman Vilandrie & Co - Interview - Technology ConsultingOne of the cases about Google fiber was difficult, as the interviewer herself failed to explain the business clearly in the first part and didn't leave much time for analysis and questions. I was confused about the business's customers and suppliers and its difference with cables already deployed on...
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Deloitte - Review - ValuationGreat onboarding process, clear expectations, great continued learning and training. Open seating which helped with ongoing learning by talking to coworkers. If you get stuck under one senior manager, it's hard to break away, which is great if they're an awesome leader, but can become stifling if th...
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Accenture - Review - HealthcareAccenture has a large focus on implementation and if that is your thing Accenture is a great place to be. . Less strategic oriented projects that a lot of people gun for. Strategy projects are generally reserved for ACN Strategy folks. It's tough to network in, but if you hustle you can get yourself...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - ConsultingGood opportunity to work with smart people. Strong internal development program and knowledge base of information. If you like to learn there is plenty of opportunity to do that.. In the early years there is relatively little flexibility to decide which projects you would like to work on. Depending ...
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Profile Building: Chicago Business Scholars Program or Strategy Summer Internship in China? Hey guys, I'm looking to do a 2-year MiM in Europe next year with an eye on consulting upon graduation (aiming for T2 with MBB reach). Main obstacle in that regard is probably that I have had limited business and no consulting internships as of yet, but I have done several corporate-related legal ...
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Does Mbb check every employer on your resume?I’ve recently been offered a position at an MBB... not in a consulting role but in a support role for another department. I am about to start the background process and wondering what to expect. Do you fill out forms online with previous employer contact details etc or speak to hr? Do they check b...
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LEK Consulting - Review - GeneralistPolicies aim to make working at the company sustainable long term. The people work very hard but try to be very helpful as well.. Less office locations than other large firms. The firm only really recruits from a small set of schools which I did not come from so getting into the firm is very hard....
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Accenture - Review - TechnologyInteresting work with engaging people. Different project every couple of months, which keeps you interested in the work, never a dull week.. The travel can be quite grueling. You are expected to fly in every sunday night and fly out thursday evenings. ...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Interview - GeneralistQ: Where do you see yourself ending up in 5/10 years? I was caught off guard by this question, particularly because I was just interviewing with the company and didn't have a concrete five year plan. Q: Tell us about a time where you dealt with conflict in "specific activity" I had developed stor...
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Ministry of Trade Singapore - Interview - GeneralistNo difficult questions. Mainly walking through resume and thoughts on future trends. Expected to be able to elaborate at length on previous experience, kudos given for quantitative focus. And might add sending a writing sample that displays conciseness was helpful. Given the strategy focus of thi...
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PA Consulting Group - Interview - StrategyThe unexpected interview questions was the one about the bananas where they ask how many containers would be needed to fit all the bananas eaten in the UK in a single day. Another question they asked was - what are 3 qualities which my friends would say that I have in myself. This was rather unexp...
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ZS Associates - Review - Management ConsultingThe prestige of ZS is limited in London - Usually, people who have no other offers end up at ZS. This is a positive as the pool of associates is of a lower standard and easier to compete with. :D. It is my understanding that progression can be quite slow. In addition to this, PhD students start at t...
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Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP - Review - RiskGreat company culture. Management truly cares about the career path and success of employees. Great flexibility with much discretion.. Some of the projects can be a lot less interesting than others, so the particular project you get assigned to will have huge impact on how engaged you are with what...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsThis company is uplifting and supporting of its employees. It fosters a great environment to learn and succeed through living by its core values and intelligent senior leadership. . I wish that this company was not as cheap with company events, bonuses, or raises. Compared to its competitors, they a...
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ZS Associates - Interview - PharmaceuticalsI was asked what I would do in a situation where I had multiple tasks, each one more important than the other. Then how would I prioritize them? I was asked what I would do in a situation where I had multiple tasks, each one more important than the other. Then how would I prioritize them? I was ...
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Lateral or Upward move? Opinions wanted.Question/ inquiry. I have been with a major defense contractor working in FP&A for around a year and a half. An opportunity presented itself for me to go to work for a major consulting firm. While I feel that I would very much enjoy working in consulting, is it the best move? Would I be taking a ste...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - Generalist- Working with very smart and driven individuals - Exposure across different industries / functions - Exposure to senior clients. - Long working hours - Lots of mindless formatting / number crunching work - Culture is tough and quite cut-throat...
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Accenture - Review - GeneralistGood company. Great W/L balance. Pay is fair and benefits are great. Travel benefits especially. Good place to start career. . Exposure to industries. Exposure to upper level management. M-T travel usually and a fairly set schedule. ...
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CamberView Partners - legit opportunity?Hey guys, Got a message for a position with the aforementioned company through a headhunter. What they do is apparently consult top management on corporate governance / difficult market situations: "Our client advises the executive suites and boards of Fortune 500 companies on a wide range of event...
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Is it possible to network onto a project / service line for an internship?Hi everyone, I networked my way onto a big 4 tech consulting internship. I attend a non-target school so I don't have many alumni to reach out to but I have a small network inside the firm's consulting practice. I have been reaching out to consultants by saying "Incoming Intern", and people have re...
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McKinsey New Ventures Specialist? Anyone have information on this role?I am a senior at a target and was rejected from my final round interview at McKinsey last month (for a BA position). Although I received a tier 2 offer, I was really gunning for MBB and am now unsure if it's worth entering into consulting to not be at a MBB firm. I came across McKinsey's New Venture...
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Deloitte - Review - GeneralistGreat company to work for! The sky is the limit in terms of career growth potential . You are in charge of your career. Free coffee as well.. None so far other than 401k can be a lot better. Experiences can differ depending on the project and your coworkers. They can only do so much to match market ...
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AMA - Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====>Booth MBA/"Tier 2" ConsultingHi folks - I've been active on here for quite some time and thought I'd give back by sharing a bit of my background and providing some advice for those of us on the 'second chance' track. I left my first degree (top 50 undergrad) with a sub 2.0 GPA after 2 years (family issues and frankly, maturity...
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Got an intern offer from ZS - do I take it?Hi all, after getting tossed into the grinder for junior year internship recruiting, I was finally able to edge out an internship offer from ZS Associates in SF. The thing is, I'm not particularly interested in healthcare itself, but more in high tech and other relevant industries (i study business ...
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PrepLoungeHas anyone used this platform to find partners & practice cases? I have very little case experience (1 live case) and am looking for a way to meet partners. ...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - GeneralistGreat first career, incredibly smart, interesting, and motivated people to work with. Travel perks are nice. The travel gets difficult after a while. Marketing pitch of 'high impact work' doesn't always pan out, and it can be difficult to pull an all-nighter on a deck just because a partner asked fo...
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ZS Associates - Interview - HealthcareThe most difficult question was regarding the case portion of the interview. I have been removed from case analysis for close to ten years, and was a little rusty. I needed to brush off some presenting skills and make sure that I was able to convey that I was digesting the graph data and applying ...
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Need HELP for EY Summer Internship InterviewHello Monkeys, I need help with a summer internship interview I landed for EY. It is for another country, and I have 0 connections there. It is very hard to get any information on it (I searched everywhere on WSO and online). The internship is for EY Advisory - Performance Improvement. Do you have a...
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Accenture - Review - Technology ConsultingI have a great practice line with a great MD and CC. Not everyone at Accenture gets to be able to say that, and if you ever feel like you don't like your group, it's actually relatively "easy" to change, as long as it fits within the regional model, if it applies to the groups.. I think that due to...
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Consulting Case 101 accessJust got a 3 month subscription for consultingcase101, they have a bunch of consulting case studies, interview questions, McK PST practice tests, fast math drills, case prep, which seem pretty helpful. PM if you want to share the costs....
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Deloitte - Review - Management Consultingculture, opportunities and people that energize you as you begin the career but, then the shine starts to fae if you are not able to build a trusted network and keep up with the fast-growing firm. culture, opportunities and people that energize you as you begin the career but, then the shine starts ...

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