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Entry Level Positions at Top Consulting Firms?

EpicWinner123

Hi all, I am wondering what are the opportunities available for entry level positions in the top consulting firms? McKinsey/Bain/Boston/Booz? From my (or complete lack of) knowledge, most of these consulting firms do not really hire large numbers straight out of UG. Most get some work experience.....

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Best time to apply?

jnchs

I've recently started in independent ER (didn't want the issues associated with sell-side), fresh out of undergrad, and I like my job: I get to do modelling, but also fundamental analysis, report writing, a bit of company contact (even at my junior level), keeping up to date with the markets, etc. ...

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Consultants working a 100 hours a week?

VCmonkey

Hey guys, Alright so I have a bit of pet peeve to settle. I know this guy in this other VC fund who always brags about how he used to work a 100 hours a week in a boutique consulting firm (think Arthur D. Little, Mars & Co., etc.). A 100 hours a week is 15 hours a day, 6 days weeks (so get in @ 8AM...

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non-consulting internship at m/b/b

woggy987

hi all, i've been offered a non-consulting internship at mckinsey -- in the external relations department. i'm pretty sure this internship doesn't have a full time offer in the end, but i will have significant opportunities to network with consultants and other employees at mck. also, my day-to-d...

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Case Flow at Bain NYC vs Southern McK Office

big unit

Hey guys, I was wondering if there were any differences in terms of the flow of challenging, interesting cases that would serve as good learning and resume experiences at a McK office below the Mason-Dixon line (there are 6...so it shouldn't be too obvious which one) and Bain NYC. I know that even ...

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Mars&Co?

furry

Hey all, I'm in a pharmD in my final semester who's looking to transition away from my field and while combing through my schools listings I came across Mars&Co. I obviously have a background in chemistry as well as experience interning in equity research (hence im focusing on ER jobs) but aside fr...

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Dating in Consulting

nukerliu

Hey.. being a new consultant in the fall.. I was wondering what the dating life is like for a consultant who has to constantly be on the road?...

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boot camp type services and websites

saharawanderer

so far, i know about http://www.strategyconsultingbootcamp.com/ are there any other good consulting-related boot camps or training websites? thanks....

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Mckinsey Gift Basket?

nukerliu

I just accepted an offer from McKinsey BA and was I have heard of this legendary gift basket they send you... is that true? if so.. for what offices?...

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Consulting job in Michigan

defoss2

Hello All, What consulting firm is currently hiring is Michigan? Thanks for your input. ...

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Consulting/Banking in Miami??

hookemhorns

OK, so I thought that I was probably going to Texas, but I just saw that I could probably qualify for a significant scholarship to University of Miami. Money isn't a gigantic concern for my family, but it is a concern nonetheless, so I'm starting to consider Miami, especially since it's close to the...

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Accenture interview

future banker

I have an upcoming interview with accenture in their Corp finance dept as a client financial management analyst. Has anyone interviewed with accenture for this position? Also what is accenture's interview style? Any help would be great...

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McK Indianapolis vs New York

big unit

Is the deal flow/quality of work significantly different at the Indianapolis office than say, New York and Boston, and will it still look the same on a resume. Any examples? Also, is it harder to get into NYC office than other offices?...

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tier structure in consulting

nickelbags

since i'm in banking and dont know much about consulting, wondering if someone could comment on a question of mine.. from another post: 1st tier: MBB Parthenon/Monitor/Katzenbach/Marakon/LEK Mars&Co. (quant heavy) BAH 2nd tier: AT Kearney, Deloitte, Mercer how significant is the drop-off between M...

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do consulting firms have summer internships?

ananano32

Consulting summer internships ae rarely mentioned as compared to IBD SA internships. Just wondering if anyones' ever interned at M/B/B and the like? Thanks...

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Differnce in pay at M/B/B (USA vs. Central Europe)

IBWannaB

Does anyone have info on how much lower the pay is at M/B/B between the US and countries like Chech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, etc. One proxy could be that at Big4 people at entry level make in the region of $15-20,000 compared to the $50-55,000 in the USA. Could the differnce b...

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Phone Interview - Top tier consulting firm

kat

Has anyone had phone interviews with top tier consulting firm before (e.g McKinsey,Bain, BCG, etc)? If so, could you please post some questions that you were asked during the phone interview? Thanks....

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Don't be a prick

ideating

So this afternoon I had a call with this dude, informational interview. I was filling in for someone else since the guy had a specific interest in project work that I had just wrapped up so I agreed to it. Usual questions around lifestyle, hours, project work, etc . etc. and then he asked me to do a...

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What would be a good career for me?

hookemhorns

Hey guys, I think that next year I'm going to go to UT-Austin, and I was wondering what are some good careers for me. I have always been a huge math and science guy, so going into a field where I get to work with computers and such would be nice, but lately, I have been getting REALLY interested in...

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Performance bonuses in "stub year" for first-years?

anon31

Hey, this may sound dumb, but in general, if you begin working in July, and your offer is quoted as a base salary plus a yearly performance bonus as a percentage of the base salary, do you get paid the bonus at the end of the "stub year" (the December after you start working)?  If so, is your bonus...

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MPAA & LEK

Djax

http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSN2365001520080124 Pretty rare that consulting firms get called out in public....

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Employment for consulting this year

pooface

I was wondering how has consulting recruitmet been this year considering that a lot of financial related companies have been affected by the subprime crisis. Also, how's recruitment for consulting compared to ibanks? ...

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Banking Coverletter vs. Consulting Coverletter

shallaba

In banking coverletters are meant to be very short and concise. Is this the same for consulting or do they look for more?...

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Marketing Strategy Consulting

Prime Minister Bhutto

  How would working a few years at a marketing consulting strategy firm be looked upon by top bschools ie M7?.  The starting salary for an analyst is over 60k but other than that I know nothing about prestigious marketing consulting firms. Anyone know anything? What the good ones are? Bschool opti...

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interview Question - What strategy should IBs take?

jiou0962

what strategy should IBs take, in term of facing sub-prime mess? what's your opinion?...

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Switching between types of consulting

e36M3

How hard is it to switch from HR division to Strategy division or something like a small heath care consulting firm to a larger firm and strategy division? What about going from consulting to IBD? Thanks, sorry if this was posted before....

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Stockamp & Associates

e36M3

Found out about them on fortunes top 20 for grads...any word on them? reputation? post job prospects? experience on job? etc....

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IMPAC

IBWannaB

Does anyone have info on IMPAC? Anyone worked there? Competitivness to get in? Calibre of projects? Exit op to b-schools? Thanks for the info!...

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Consulting Firms in Atlanta?

404

What are the top consulting firms based in Atlanta?...

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FTI Consulting: Corporate Finance business segment

cyclone4124

Hey guys, Does anyone know if this firm (particularly their corporate finance business) pays for their consultants' expenses (hotel, food, dry cleaning, etc.) while they are on the road working with their clients. If anyone could help me out with this, I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advanc...

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Help make a choice?

fnyboy4021

Hey guys, Just received 2 offers for IT Risk Consulting groups. One of em is with a Big 4, the other is a pretty new firm, but rapidly growing and well recognized as the legit members of a former Big 8(you should be able to figure it out) I am really having a hard time choosing, pay is similar, but ...

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Why are consulting firms so touchy on the salary issue?

consultant16180

After a couple of weeks of work at an MBB firm, I still can't get a firm grasp of the firm's raises and salary levels and different seniority levels! You try to talk to people about it and no-one wants to divulge information. HR is tight-lipped as well. All my fellow undergrad consultants are wonder...

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close look @ transcript?

chanho

I had a question about firms seeing transcripts after you've been given an interview but before you've reached the offer stage. How closely do firms look at your transcript? I am an engineering major, and I'm purposely saving a lot of the hardest classes for senior year when my GPA doesn't matter ...

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Help: Northwestern v. University of illinois Champaign

arpster88

Hi, I'm a freshman here at U of I and I am doing pretty well in my classes (gpa 3.95) so far. I'm looking to transfer into Northwestern or some other schools that recruit heavily for consulting. Personally, I have decided to go into consulting because it will def give me more exposure to a wide var...

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Deloitte Consulting v. NERA

snyyj

Does anyone know about the culture/experience earned from working in Deloitte Consulting and NERA. Additionally which has better placement for graduate school (top 5 - HBS, Penn, Chicago etc.)?...

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Offers and Salaries for '08 ACs

kierkegaard

Anyone gotten an offer? Anyone finish a summer internship in '07? What did first year salary + bonus look like at McK, BCG, Bain, etc for 2006? Base in 2007? Any bonuses yet? Offers in 2008? Anyone? ...

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Attitudes toward CRA International?

chron3k

I am wondering what the general public's attitude toward an economic/strategy consultancy like CRA International is? In terms of prestige/recognizability/placement into Ibanks & PE/VC/placement into B-school? Thanks!...

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BCG to P/E

monkeywhiz

I've noticed from browsing these boards that Mck and Bain seem to be the primary feeders to P/E firms from consulting. How does BCG fare? I have offers at the associate level from BCG and Bain, and have an interest in P/E. I sense that I may fit better in BCG and really like the people I've met. H...

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Salary evolution at MBB

FIat35

I was wondering how salaries in MBB MC evolve over time. It would be great if people on this board could add to my limited knowledge demonstrated below. Format: Role BCG (Mckinsey); package (including minimum bonus) in K$; average salary raises over time; average duration of role 1. Associate (B...

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BAH (strat) vs LEK

Djax

Interested to hear all opinions, but particularly from those in the industry. (Boozer, you around?) Received offers from BAH and LEK and am trying to make a decision. I'm leaning pretty strongly towards LEK based on perceived cultural fit (although to be perfectly honest, "fit" before you've worked...

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akka225

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Student Government and MBB

tiger cub

Out of curiosity, how do places like MBB look at leaders in student government? I know that often, especially for the small, competitive summer internship programs, the GPA bar is pretty high, but would solid leadership experience of that sort help? Let's assume here a GPA that's not really bad......

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Consulting gig

cfanalyst

Does anybody know about the Wells-Canning Associates? They are in to investment consulting, and portfolio analytics. The offer unique investment tools to insurance companies regarding their investments. I have a phone interview with one of the partners. I am very impressed with what I read on their...

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want to go into PE from consulting -- levfin at top BB or mbb?

Anonymous Monkey

it's all in the title. what would be better? i am leaning towards the BB, but my firm insists that they are "amazing" at placing into PE from consulting......

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McKinsey Texas Offices

bill21

Hi all, I am trying to determine which office in Texas to name as my first preference, and was hoping for some advice. One thing I am considering is number of final round interviews given and number of eventual offers made from the Dallas and Houston offices. Any one have this information? Any h...

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regional vs large offices M/B/B

gobananas

what is the difference between working at M/B/B in a regional office vs a large office (NYC, SF, Boston), in terms of the work and exit opps? ...

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BAH Final Round

funnyplatoon

Just looking for some insight into how BAH handles final rounds. Open-ended question because I have heard little about the process. Thanks....

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Summer Internship Spots?

cmcer09

Hi all, I was wondering how many summer interns do M/B/B and other top consulting firms hire for the US offices? I know the numbers are quite small, I was just wondering if anyone has the figures. Also, how hard would it be for me to get an interview for a summer internship at a good consulting fir...

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Bates White consulting

sleepyguyb

www.bateswhite.com Anyone have any views on them? If you look at the people at their firm they are highly prestigious but maybe a bit too heavy on PhDs....

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Rate Booz Allen Economic Business Consulting

sleepyguyb

How good is Booz Allen in their economic business group? Here is a link to the group. http://www.boozallen.com/capabilities/services/eba Assuming GPA and GMAT are solid (3.5/700), will 2 years there an a consultant in that group get me get me into multiple top 10 b schools? How prestigious is tha...

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Can finance internships be stepping stones to M/B/B?

tiger cub

Just curious - how impressive do pretty-solid finance-type internships look when it comes to ultra-competitive junior year consulting internships? I come from a fairly well regarded school (HYPSW) with above average leadership and what not, but my GPA is a bit sub-par (3.4/3.5ish), so I'm wondering ...

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Phone Interview x2

Sundaisy

Anyone have any suggestions on how to prepare for a phone interview? (e.g. are there any applications I should have on my computer as I do the case (like excel?) or will a calculator suffice?) Also, has anyone had a phone interview recently and have any tips/suggestions or could tell me what they w...

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PWC Interview

monkeyintraining

Hey dudes and dudettes. I'm a junior at a target and I've got a PWC advisory-Risk Management coming up next week. I am very interested in finance and will be very prepared for those interviews when they come up this winter but this consulting interview has kind of caught me by suprise. Does anyon...

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Ocean Tomo

NewEnglandregion

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this company? The kind of opportunities they offer after working here, compensation, type of work and etc. Also, would one take a position at this company over LECG, Cornerstone, ZS Associates, Deloitte Consulting, Bearingpoint, Capgemini , LEK, or Acc...

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deloitte in orange county/la

sink

does anyone know what the offices in Orange county-costa mesa and santa ana & LA do? Is it consulting, accounting, corporate finance? How do I find this out tried to look on their website but couldn't find an answer. Most interested in the one OC office but curious about them all. Thanks for you...

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Are consultants sterile?

ideating

I am convinced that 90% of male consultants are sterile... when I get up after working for a couple of hours, my laptop makes my crotch feel like its on fire. This can't be good for my little guys... definitely not one of the glamorous perks they tell you about in info sessions....

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applying for internships

worldtraveler123

I want to apply for consulting internships in the U.S., preferable NY or Boston, however I will be abroad all year next year in London. I was wondering how applying for internships typically work. I realize most people say that hiring is normally done at schools that are closer to the offices, i.e...

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Travel - How does you handle it and what does your firm do to make it less painful?

consultant16180

Getting staffed on a travel assignment soon, rather excited since I was in the home office during my internship. From what I've heard, my firm is pretty good with travel, lots of perks, always a good hotel, generous reimbursement for meals. I am wondering what others' travel experiences have been l...

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Corporate Finance - Transaction Services career paths

heca_bomb

Just wondering, what sort of career paths does 'Transaction Services' in a Big4 firm open up? The position provides training for an ACA qualification as well. What sort of working hours and type of work can I expect? The websites seem quite vague, 'supporting transactions, transaction structuring e...

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Law school to consulting?

argon

I'm about to start my last year of law school and have a bit of a dilemma. I spent the summer interning at one of the top corporate law firms in the country and have an offer to return as a permanent associate after graduation. Unfortunately, I'm a little disenchanted with law and am considering goi...

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anyone know about the companies on this list for management consulting?

manoftroy909

http://depts.washington.edu/careers/job-intern/complist.php I found that list on the UW website, and I was wondering if anyone sees any management consulting firms besides MTG Management consultants on it. My second question is, since I know that MTG probably isn't a super reputable firm like MBB...

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Semi-target Econ vs. Non-target Business

gushansen

We all know that Ivy econ >= non-Ivy business. But how about Northwestern econ (top 15, no undergrad b-school) vs. Notre Dame's Mendoza b-school? I don't think Notre Dame is up there with the other b-schools like Ross, Stern, McIntire, Haas and Sloan, but I hear Northwestern mentioned frequently a...

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Backup Careers in case one doesn't get into consulting?

manoftroy909

Hi, I was wondering what possible backup careers are possible to those that don't get into a top management consulting firm? Although I'm a senior, I'm planning on going to Michigan or USC and getting a double degree in economics and accounting, so what can I do if I don't get into McKinsey? Obvio...

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Smaller lesser known consulting firms? salary/opps?

mack387

I go to a non target and was wondering what are the salary/opportunities for working at a less distinguished consulting firm? ...thanks ...

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Move from Media to consulting?

raskercapac

Hi, How likely is it to move from a managerial role in media to consulting. I know experience in lifesciences/pharma domain is valued highly by consulting firms. Does the similar hold for media? Thanks ...

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Checking References/background

alltheflavors

This is purely a hypothetical situation...but I need an objective answer free of any morality. Say, a person is applying to FT to MBB. For the summer between Jr and Sr years, he/she had an internship that was completely irrelevant to consulting or even business (think researching, architect shadow...

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Accenture?: insights and thoughts?

aadpepsi

Sidebar... a friend with a prior IB background (associate) switched to Accenture 2 years ago and worked as a Sr. Manager in their M&A corporate strategy group. Coincidentally just left Accenture to entertain prospects into PE, HF etc. He's been talking to me ad nauseum about a move to Accenture. ...

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Oliver Wyman - Pay and lifestyle?

dfratz

Specifically their financial advisory and general management consulting divisions. How is the pay, lifestyle, travel? Specifically, their financial advisory and general management consulting divisions. How is the pay, lifestyle, travel? Oliver Wyman Salaries Oliver Wyman offers one of the best co...

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Case Question

seiye

I found the following case from 'Case-in-Point': 'Estimate the number of travel guides sold each year' (real question from Katzenbach). How would you approach this?...

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Non MBB consulting into Private Equity/Hedge Funds

greenthumb

What are the exit opps like into PE and HF from top consulting firms (MBB) and other ones that are elite (Katzenbach, Monitor, LEK, BAH)? ...

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Frost & Sullivan

Texaslonestar

Anybody know anything about them? I've heard it can be a good place to work for a couple years but not long-term. Any thoughts on how experience at this firm might look to future employers?...

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Winning a Start-up challenge- What will be MBBs perspective

JitS

Recently in April, I won a popular $100,000 start-up challenge held amongst all business schools in the U.S at my school(target). It had to do with a medical device to prevent cervical cancer for women in the developing countries which I have been working on since last september. I am pursuing that ...

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Orion Consultants

chanho

Anyone heard of this firm and its quality/reputation/culture? thanks...

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Studying International Business for Consulting?

alongcamepeter

Hey Everyone! Quick Question: Will concentrating in international business (Berkeley calls it Global Management Concentration) be the most appealing route to enter consulting on an international scope (I'd like to consult around in Asia). Or should I concentrate in other fields, such as Marketing...

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Starting Salaries at Bain, McK, BCG?

corgi95

Anyone know? Fresh out of ugrad......

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McKinsey Interview Anyone?

Woody

I have one coming up after the new year (scheduling problems) and I was wondering if anyone else has had one yet and if they could share experiences, tips ... etc. ...

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Parter/Upper Echelon Compensation

CatsLHP

Just a question regarding pay at the upper levels of Consultancies. While I'm sure most of the pay is performance based what is an average partner at M/B/B bringing in?...

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engg majors?

chanho

Is it true that if you have a decent gpa in a major like engineering, applied math, or some sort of related field, then that's looked upon better than a good gpa in a history type thing? I've heard things like "consulting firms love math/engineering majors." And yet the firms say "major in whateve...

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Firm Perception - Among young grads

bala11

Hey guys, I just wanted to get an idea of firm perception among young grads. So, assuming you had an offer from all of the following firms, rank the firms in order of where you would accept. Here's the list: McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Lazard, Greenhill, Me...

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How long until travel pushed you out?

richplastik

Out of curiosity, so how long for those ex-consultants did it take you to say " I love my job, but just can't handle this damn travel." I think I'm hitting a wall here and dont know if its just something you plug through and accept, or if i'm hitting a wall it means i'm done....

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Need some answers re: recruiting and other things

alltheflavors

Hello... I am a rising senior at a semi-target school (BCG and Bain recruit 1-2 per year, McK doesn't, heavily recruited by Big 4). My majors are biology and management. Anyways, my problem is that I recently decided over the past few weeks that I want to go into consulting rather than grad sch...

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Monitor

Lordofrings

Can people tell me about Monitor Group? What is the company's reputation? How is the pay/perks? How are exit/opps? Any information woul be great. Thanks...

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Junior Consulting Role

IBNewby

Hi there, I have just been offered a junior consultant role at derivatives consulting group. Has anyone worked for this firm? I have also received some offers for Ops grad schemes with IB's. I believe with the consultancy role I would start in operational support/documentation before moving onto a...

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consulting message boards

consultantguy12

Any good consulting forums / MB's?...

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Consulting Salaries vs. Investment Banking Salaries

gorillaglue

I'm going off to college as an undergraduate on the west coast and was wondering what kind of salaries and hours I can expect if I want to work as an ibanker, consultant, or venture capitalist in the Silicon Valley. I'm interested in the specifics - can I go home by 7 or 8 pm if I do consulting? Do ...

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Non-Target Summer

mangoz1129

Coming from a non-target school, what are the best options for junior year summer internships, to help one get into a Top 5 consulting firm full-time. As of right now, I have offers open from Lehman Brothers, and Credit Suisse for Investment Banking. I also have a standing offer to join the SEO pro...

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First year comp at M/B/B?

consultant16180

Anyone know aggregate figures for all-in comp for last year's incoming class?...

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made it to bain final round - my odds?

snowverkill

Hey everyone, I'm just wondering if anyone knows what percentage of final round candidates get an offer. My interview's a week away and I'm going nuts thinking about it. Thanks....

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My specific consulting vs. IB situation - Currently weighing two job offers

crotchshot7

Currently I'm weighing two job offers, one of which expires soon 1/2 weeks. One is from top 10 mgmt consulting firm, other is from boutique IB in my city (non NY). To give you my perspective, I think the day to day work/ exposure of consulting is more interesting, but I really like a somewhat norm...

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High Tech Consulting for Mckinsey

gorillaglue

If I want to do high tech consulting for mckinsey, what kind of an undergrad background do I need for a BA position (preferably summer intern)? Do they like people with engineering majors, or do they like people from ivies with any random major, but high GPAs?...

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anybody want a doostang invite - Leave your email

cardinalfire

just leave your email address and i'll send you one....

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Office Question

GPAMoney99

Hi Had a question about the recruitment process for Mck/Bain/BCG For each of the companies I was wondering what the policy is on office preference? Say I do an internship in Toronto and get a full time offer... Can have the offer honoured an US office? ...

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Post-MBA Consulting Pay

skaballet

What is the pay like for first year associates at M/B/B? Thanks....

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development, economic, political consulting...

Jude84

I hear that Booz does a lot of government work. Do other consulting firms work with government, non-profits, and NGOs? I was thinking about getting an MPP from Brown and then break into one of these fields. Is this a good idea to pursue?...

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Summer Leadership Summit

coltsreign

Does anyone know anything about the McKinsey Summer Leadership Summit?...

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MS S&T or Mercer?!

ptonlaw

I'm trying to decide on a summer internship and the two I'm deciding between are S&T in Fixed Income at Morgan Stanley or consulting at Mercer Oliver Wyman. I plan on going to law school a few years after I graduate (I'm trying to make some money to pay for tuition). I was just wondering what your t...

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Mathematical Puzzles asked in Interviews

YieldCurve

What are the typical math puzzles an MBA grad would be asked in an interview?...

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Deloitte vs. others?

Berserk32

thinking of applying to DC, what's their reputation compared to others? more systems?...

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What's so Cool About McKinsey?

goldson23

What's so Cool About McKinsey? Why does everyone want to work there? Can't be the pay, all consultants are underpaid as opposed to the ibanks....

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Third Year Associate Consultant

cardinalfire

I heard that Mck and Bain offer third year associate consultants a huge raise and the chance to go to work internationally for the next year. Anybody know if this is true? Is there a similar structure at Bcg?...

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