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Leveraging ~3 Years Industry Experience to Enter Management Consulting FieldHello all, I currently work for a large integrated oil & gas company supporting various supply chain/finance functions. I've been here for about 3 years since I completed my undergraduate degree in the summer of 2015. I attended college at target Big Ten School (top 15-20 undergraduate business sc...
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AlixPartners USA vs. Simon-Kucher and other London firmsHey guys! I'm new to the forum and wanted to get your take on some consulting firms, as well as US vs. UK. I have an offer from AlixPartners in their Dallas office (3rd biggest in the US) out of undergrad from a non-target top 30 uni. My aim was to get into consulting in the US (I'm an international...
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Deloitte S&O FT RecrutingHey everyone I just wanted to ask people about where they were in recruiting efforts with Deloitte S&O for FT roles? I am at a non-target but have a very strong alumni contact, but my fear is that he/she is relaxed about the recruiting timeline and I am just unsure where the process is at. Would app...
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MBB Tier 3 CityHello- I wanted to hear some thoughts on doing MBB in a Tier 3 city as opposed to NYC or SF. To me it sounds like an upside, since the cost of living is significantly cheaper, plus it would be easier to stand out for b-school down the road. Can I still get into PE if I want? Would love to hear ...
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LEK Consulting - Interview - Life SciencesIt was mostly fit questions and a typical case interview. The fit was "Why consulting" and "What business experience do you have?" Pretty standard questions. The case was also pretty standard, so nothing to unexpected there. The most difficult questions were probably more business related as to when...
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Bain Final Round (In 3 days) vs First RoundHi Monkeys, Would anyone have a good view on what differentiates the Bain final round interview from the first rounds? I know it’ll be partners interviewing me, but the structure of the interviews (45 minutes) remain the same - what are the differences in how it’s going to be conducted? I got...
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Which internships should I go for to have a higher chance of breaking into MBBHey ! I´m an 20 year old first year business student from Finland with past job experience in B2C sales with also leadership experience in this area. And I´m wondering which type of summer internships I should go for after the first year of studies (since the chances of landing an MBB internship...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)Great team and culture. Lots of growth opportunities and exit opportunities are surprisingly good. Hours better than banking.. Compensation is above audit but below consulting. Hours are 50-60 but occasionally up to 80. Expect audit support work....
Duff & Phelps - Review - ValuationCamaraderie among staff level - young and smart analysts, associates, and VPs. Leaner teams, which can allow you to get great experience if you take the initiative.. Below market pay, work life balance can be terrible, lots of company red tape. Outdated office and technology....
LEK Consulting - Review - Management Consulting- Strategic consulting projects - Strongly analytical office (so you must develop those skills) - Beer cart on Fridays - 6 months abroad in your 2nd year analyst - Cool office and computer. - Very "political" office culture (please the right person and you will be granted a marvelous career) - Very ...
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Short term client engagementI am just starting my career at a very big consulting firm out of college, and was offered an interesting opportunity for my first placement on a project where the structure of the client contact is unorthodox compared to what I have been hearing other people I know in consulting talk about. I ha...
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Are federal/defense McKinsey consultants second-class citizens in the firm?I frequently hear of a divide between federal and commercial consultants in big 4 consulting firms, especially at Deloitte. Supposedly that apparently results in slower careers, slow-paced projects, lower salaries, and poorer b-school exit opportunities. Does anyone know if McKinsey seems to have th...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - RiskGreat place to work. People are nice and helpful. Office is great. Project experience is meaningful and engaging. Amount of long term due diligence projects. Amount of networking in staffing process. Hard to roll off certain projects...
Accenture - Review - GeneralistWell rounded individuals with great understanding and respect for work/life balance that leads to collective team feeling. . Lack of growt opportunities compared to other consulting firms if not in strategy. Type of work can pigeonhole people into staying since exit opportunities are less than count...
Deloitte - Review - GeneralistThere was a lot of room to take on different projects and opportunities. Given that the company was relatively small, interns were expected to learn and keep pace with the rest of the team.. The environment is not extremely collaborative as people typically work on their own tasks. This makes it har...
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Management ConsultingExposure to large clients Numerous projects over 6 week period The opportunity to present to internal partners. Long working hours and significant time spent travelling to and from clients low variation of work on a day to day basis...
IBM - Review - AnalyticsWork Life Balance. Low pressure. Learning opportunities.Supportive Management. Exposure. Exit Options. Pay hike. Selectiveness of assignments. Growth. Variable Pay. Promotions and related policies. Focus on core work....
Oliver Wyman - Review - Financial ServicesAs the only intern on the case, I was given significant responsibilities and was actively involved during every step. . Way too overworked as an intern. The work culture in South Korea is rather toxic with little value on any balance. ...
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Switching goals from banking to consulting as an undergradI'm a current sophomore at a non-target who has been focused on breaking into IB. Lately I have been having second thoughts if Banking is where I would be happy. Its not that I don't think I cant break into IB (,I have made pretty good connections from networking and I'm currently working on been in...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - GeneralistYou get to learn a lot. As a junior analyst, your are responsible for the engagements from A to Z. In case you miss something you are held fully responsible for it.. Not much guidance is provided for a junior analyst. A lot of work is fairly standard, I believe having in place training materials wou...
AlphaSights LTD - Interview - ConsultingNothing really difficult or unexpected. If you pass through HireVue before, it is easy. Many people mentioned that, talking to your laptop camera is weird. Come on guys, if you are not 40+, talking to your screen is something we are doing everyday. Questions are easy. Just go by their webpage, try ...
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2019 Internship Application DeadlinesHey guys, Rising Junior at a non-target looking to secure an internship for next summer. Have been doing some networking (mostly with a couple of T2 firms), but am having trouble finding reliable application deadlines for the majority of firms since they don't recruit on my campus. I know it's a lo...
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Accenture MC Case InterviewI have heard Accenture MC Case Interviews are more open ended than traditional case interviews, does anyone have an opinion? Has anyone gone through an Accenture MC case and any advice on how to prep?...
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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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