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Management Consulting in Emerging EconomiesNot from a target school; dad went to the ivies. Instead I went East, first to India for ten years and am now in Myanmar. Went to school for design and for 25 years, I've ended up in several strategic international marketing positions turning companies around since I seem to have a knack finding the...
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Oliver Wyman - Review - Consultinggood work culture, open top management, good benefits, good diversity, smart people, . Not much to say, location of work KSA, ...
McKinsey and Co - Interview - GeneralistCase intervies were little different that the reviewed Ones. On personal fit interveiws, interviewer asked me to change my story so I have to came up with a new story regarding the same objective. Case interviews consist on structure the cas given then check out a graph and give sone valuable insih...
KPMG - Interview - Economic ConsultingOne of the partner asked if to value a company with intangibles assets and the client give you high forcast how do you challenge them, what are the questions you would ask to perform due diligence, now treat me as the client and you are the consultant. Walk me through your thoughts. How to calcula...
Accenture - Review - Technology ConsultingGreat benefits, strong work/life balance, smart people. Folks seem to value taking care of themselves.. Competitive environment, tunnel-visioned coworkers. People seem to obsess over their personal success at the expense of their team's effectiveness....
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Applying to the Same Internship TwiceHi All, Junior at a non-target here. I have a couple of referrals at T1 and T2 firms, but am going to be applying without referrals for most of them. I do have a couple of prospective referrals in the pipeline though, and am going to continue to network over the next month. If I apply to a positio...
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NERA Econ Consulting v. Brattle GroupI've received offers for the RA position both from Brattle Group and NERA Economic Consulting. I'm interested in hearing any differences that anyone cares to offer about the two firms (including prestige, strong/weak practice areas, work/life, culture, etc.) That said, I got to meet the team I would...
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GPA for economic consulting internship?Does anyone know what the GPA cutoff for economic consulting junior internship is? I'm talking about analysis group, nera, and cornerstone, etc. thanks!...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - ConsultingGreat exposure and learning environment. Looks fantastic on a resume and provides great exit opportunities.. work life balance isn't great. Rarely felt like my work was appreciated or valued. Limited exposure to senior members of the team, at least in my experience....
Liberty Mutual Insurance - Review - AnalyticsVery great company culture; managers were very helpful and understanding. Laid back culture where everyone is easy going and free to grab coffee. . Training was not as helpful as expected. Tasks got mundane after a while, and also not a lot of transparency to upper management. ...
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Recent Masters graduate (May 2018) Applying to MBB this Fall I recently graduated from the Johns Hopkins Uni, with a Masters in Biotech Entrepreneurship with concentration on Regulatory Science and Legal affairs ( GPA 3.89). This is my second masters ( 1St M.Sc. in Pharma Biotech with a published article GPA 4.0). I do have 2-3 years of working experience. I...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)Interesting work. Intelligent colleagues Fast pace but with controllable lifestyle (I work as an internal consultant). Sometimes to work can be repetitive. (rarely). Too many powerpoint decks (why are we still stuck with this?)...
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - GeneralistGreat perks, lots of trainings, high learning curve and attention to personal developement. Exposure to senior staff. Long hours overall, lots of traveling all around the world, working on weekends and during the night...
A.T. Kearney - Review - Generalistgreat people, work is interesting, really diverse range of projects and training available, lots of learning opportunities . honestly not much -- been extremely happy at the firm so far, and would recommend it as a workplace if interested in consulting...
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Deloitte S&O Final RoundI have a final round with Deloitte S&O next week. There's a group case and an individual client-readiness case. Any advice?...
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What quick and dirty changes can you make to improve profitability?This is aimed at a interview question which may ask something along the lines of how can we increase the profitability of a target company? I was wondering if anyone has a list of quick and dirty changes for example: Renew lease agreements Align incentives of employees and company Renegotiate ter...
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KPMG - Review - GeneralistVery good enviroment. Great people and friendly ambience. Pretty happy and good relationship with clients and team.. Long hours and very client driven structure. If there is a bad client you suffer a lot. Pretty analitical job. ...
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Looking for additional case interview partnerThis is late but does anybody need an additional case partner? Have interviews with MBB in the upcoming week and unfortunately my main practice partner is out with a bad case of strep throat. I've done a few cases already and am a fairly experienced, just want the additional practice as 1st round in...
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Thinking of leaving for something better, lateral the right move?Hey fellow monkeys, I've been at an entry-level consulting-related role since the start of this year at a firm with a good reputation. For context, the firm is well-regarded (top 20-30, 2000+ employees) but has been operating under a "senior-heavy" model for most of its lifespan. Quite recently, th...
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PwC Wait Time After Partner InterviewHello, I recently went though the interview process for PwC. I was first contacted by a recruiter, then had a technical phone interview, then 3 interviews (2 directors and 1 manager), then a partner interview. The partner informed me 2 days later that they are organizing their staff to take on peop...
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Battle of the Economic Consulting Firms: AG, NERA, Cornerstone, Brattle etc...Econ consulting is not talked about very much on this forum. (the last thread comparing all the major firms is almost a decade old) There only seems to be a thread on it every couple years or so! I have offers from some firms above and want to get your thoughts. I'm particularly interested in b-scho...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsSeemingly good job security. The culture of the firm is collaborative and folks tend to get along and help each other. Work can be interesting and is short term enough that bad projects aren't too onerous.. Firm leadership isn't promoted based on leadership or coaching abilities. Work is glorified...
Triage Consulting Group - Review - Healthcareeveryone who works there is very young and social. It's a good environment and the management supports you.. It can be tedious work if you don't have a genuine interest in healthcare. most of the associates were pre-med students rather than business students. ...
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AMA: Went from Cap Mkts SA to MBB FTHey guys, I graduated from a target school this past spring and I'll be starting work in a few months at an MBB firm. I know FT recruiting is on a lot of current SA's minds and wanted to give people some help. I worked at a BB in cap markets (DCM and got a return) and wanted to recruit out. Went thr...
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Getting an internship after July?So the business school I am attending has a mandatory exchange period included in the undergraduate degree. I just found out I will be going to china in the spring of 2019, which is very exciting. However the spring semester at this particular school is from February to the middle of July... My goa...
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I'm a European PhD. My boyfriend is American. New York or London?I have had several good conversations with MBB consultants who have encouraged me to apply to this year. I received my PhD last year and have been doing postdoc work in a soft science in Europe. I need to choose between London and New York (I'm based in a Scandinavian country currrently). My boyfrie...
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Accenture - Review - Human Resourceschill hours, not reallly too many assignments to work on at the same time, fun events, lots of learning. not extremely structured so not suitable if you're looking to do gruelling/taxing work over the summer...
KPMG - Review - Risk ManagementWell the working environment is really great. I do enjoy the open-door office, and the coffee they provided.. I believe most of the team members do not have a solid statistical background and have poor programming level....
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Will My Undergrad Major Hurt My MBB Chances? (Arts UG Major + Cambridge MPhil Management)Hey everyone! I attended a top Canadian school for undergrad and majored in Film and Media Studies as I was initially interested in heading into the film / media industries from a more business standpoint (producing, etc.) . Over the course of my degree, I was exposed to management consulting and ...
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What are some of the coolest consulting engagements you've worked on?I'm headed to an MBB for full time and curious to hear what others have gotten to do during their time in consulting. What are some of your favorite, most interesting, or unique projects that you've been able to work on?...
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2019 SA Consulting Timeline - UndergradThis may be early but I've been getting emails from my campus career center about applications being accepted for 2019 Summer Analysts. I'm curious if anyone has gotten any phone screens, interviews, etc. It seems like the same timeline as last year but wanted to give others the opportunity to share...
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Capgemini - Review - Technology Consulting* Good, decent people at the lower levels (first to third year analysts/consultants) * Lots of opportunity for growth if you find yourself aligned to the newest "hot topic" in technology implementations (it was Salesforce during my tenure). * Terrible pay * Incredibly poor bonus structure (all bonus...
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Oliver Wyman ReputationHi all, What is Oliver Wyman's reputation? I understand they are a tier 2 consulting firm, but others have said that they compete with MBB in certain industries. It seems like this is more of a boutique consulting firm as it is a lot smaller than others. I know they have a global staffing model whi...
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What Should I Be Doing Sophomore Year?I'm a sophomore at a semi-target level school interested in consulting. My school sends barely, if any, students to MBBs but placement into tier 2 firms is quite good. I'm wondering what should I be doing as a sophomore and what kind of internships I should be trying for this year. I know consulting...
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KPMG - Interview - Management ConsultingI was very surprised that the director asked many questions on my society engagement. Particularly, he asked about some initiatives that I spearheaded and challenged me on the way I assess my success. On the case study, I was asked to provide justification on market entry in retail industry as par...
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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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KPMG - Review - Technology ConsultingVery low working hours Friendly and accommodating team Skill workshops and sessions aimed at developing your skills . Low pay Promotion path past graduate program could be more transparent Large organisation, so communication could become lost in the hierarchy...
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Breaking into Consulting after UndergradHi everyone, I am a sophomore at top 15 university interested in consulting. However, whenever BCG, McKinsey, or Bain comes to campus over 300 students go to the information session when each company is only looking to hire 3-5 interns from my university. Based on these numbers, you might see my pr...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Management ConsultingGreat people and environment Challenging work Exposure to client Your learn a lot Usually managers care for you. Long hours Sometimes you're in free, what can be a good paid vacation but you stop learning so quickly ...
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Strategy& RecoveryHello, Would anyone have a good view on the current state of Strategy&? We've all heard the horror stories of the alleged mass exodus of partners and the overstaffing and subsequent layoffs, but those events (if they happened at all) seem to be from 2016 or so. Where are they now, in terms of str...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Leveraged FinanceVery smart people, great IT and Learning and Development and Real estate infrastructure, clients are top notch. No really, pay could be a bit higher in banking or buy side but the work life balance and strong brand compensates ...
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Naive, green PhD needs her dreams destroyed with crushing resume reviewI just finished my PhD in biology in Germany and I'm looking into what options exist in industry. A friend who works in corporate strategy suggested strategy consulting would be a good entry point, and after doing some research, I'm intrigued. My native language isn't so useful, so I'm thinking abou...
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Accenture - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)Case interview was most difficult. Had to describe my approach to a huge initiative with lots of "tentacles", various stakeholders with many cultural impacts. There were many unknowns as well, so lots of questions were required. Company was extremely large with a long history and a very establishe...
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Last minute advice on FT position in Deloitte S&O Hi, I'm just finished a Masters in strategy and I'm about to start a FT position in Deloitte S&O (Strategy and Operations) in a European office. Is there anything I should be revising or reading up on before heading in next week? (Other than general business news of course). Also what skills d...
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Comparing Deloitte vs KPMG?What's the better firm? Also, whats the differences in: Leadership/Mentoring People Working enviornment Which is Better for Advisory - KPMG or Deloitte? Our users highlighted that Deloitte is generally considered to be more prestigious across the board. User @lou", an investment banking analyst...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)-Work life balance, not a lot of traveling if in FSO -Encouraging and collaborative environment -Down to earth people . -Less competent peers -Few interesting projects -Compensation not as competitive -Can easily get pigeonholed into regulatory/compliance projects in FSO...
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Long Term MBB vs. Tech ConsultingForgive me if I sound a bit uneducated on this; I'm on this forum looking for the perspective of someone in the consulting industry. This thread was sparked by a conversation I had yesterday. A friend from the bay area mentioned that a friend of a friend recently fired consultants from McKinsey and...
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Deloitte GREECEDoes anyone can tell me about Deloitte in GREECE cause the structure it seems differs ( from their website) of the other countries? Does Deloitte GREECE has autonomy?...
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Deferring for a semester to go to a warzoneI'm trying to break into strategy consulting but only have 1 semester left on my degree.. and haven't had any consulting internships. I'm considering deferring for a semester to get some work experience that may help me stand out with my application. I've been offered an opportunity to go to Lib...
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PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Management ConsultingPeople PeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeople. People PeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeoplePeople...
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MBB GPA cutoffs for FT undergrad recruiting?Does MBB do auto cutoffs when during resume screens? I will be a senior at HYP with a 3.38 GPA. I had some mental health issues last semester and got some Ds and Fs, so my GPA dropped by a lot. I interned with a T2 this summer (OW/LEK/ATK), and I made it to final rounds with MBB during internship r...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Interview - Growth EquityThey asked alot of behavioral questions that can be found on glassdoor, but one of the big questions was why EY? What made you choose them over the other big four? That question will set one apart from any other applicant. They also asked what gives you a buzz? That was a question I had never heard ...
ClearView Healthcare Partners - Interview - HealthcareThe interview was overall pretty good. The interviewer was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. He asked about my research and why I was interested in moving on to consulting. He asked very average questions such as what is my favorite tv show and what i like/dont like about my university. Then, ...
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AMA - MBB 2nd year analyst in EUI'm a 2nd year analyst at one of the top 3 consultancies, based in a major Western European city and mainly covering FIG engagements. Before that, I studied Economics at a no-name school, followed by a masters in management at a target b-school in Europe. I joined the firm directly as an FT hire aft...
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Accenture - Review - Management ConsultingPros- The pay is great as well as the added benefits from traveling. The raises are great and the opportunity to build a career is straight forward. . The bonuses are close to nothing and the project opportunities are not not great. While you get to travel to cool locations, the work all happens to...
KPMG - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions-great company culture (learning, networking, growth potential) -large responsibility, even as an intern -insights into the M&A finance space, traveling out of state and frequently, even as an intern. -volatile hours -volatile travel schedule, even as an intern -work can get boring/repetitive, as ma...
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EY Digital FSO Case Study Hello Folks, I have a case study interview with the EY Digital FSO team in Sydney tomorrow. What are the kind of case studies they give and what kind of behavioral question they ask? Thanks...
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Accenture - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)Good benefits and good compensation. Leadership expresses desire to do better job at retaining talent, but see note below.. Leadership doing poor job at retaining talent. Churn is high and built into models. On-boarding process could use improvment...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - N/AGood work life balance. Have the ability to be on various consulting projects across multiple industries. Many people are willing to speak with you which is great for networking and learning. . Inconsistent skills gained due to being in a pool of staff resources. Due to projects being remote or on c...
AlphaSights LTD - Interview - GeneralistFor first interview, combed through glassdoor and found the questions there. Asked about the company, what you do in your free time, where else have you applied, why Alphasights. Submitted it then the next morning I was asked to set up time for recruiter interview. In the email, it specifies what wi...
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Do you always work on a laptop?Do you always work on a laptop as a consultant? Do you ever get a docking station or an opportunity to use a full-size keyboard and mouse? I don't see how I could do my best work on a laptop, I feel that it majorly slows me down. Have you ever seen a consultant pull out a full-size KB+Mouse or on...
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Deloitte - Review - Generalist-a variety of possible engagements due to firm size -a performance-focused culture -top tier ease of lifestyle perks for travelling and expenses -other than new MBA grads, not really a micro mangement culture -ability to get plugged into eminence building acrivities . -tons of administrative tasks ...
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McKinsey PST and BCG Potential Test - Houston and Dallas FT UndergradHi Monkeys, Do any of you know if McKinsey and BCG still conduct their aptitude tests for their Houston and Dallas offices? (This is for undergrad FT recruits.) A friend of mine that interviewed for the internship said they didn't - maybe because these offices are generally less competitive? Than...
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