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Jul 27, 2018

Thanks! I was wondering where is the thread for this year. I haven't heard from anything yet. I applied all three firms.

Jul 27, 2018

Applied to all 3 as well (although I'm not sure I'm considered in this exact group.. just graduated with Ph.D). Yesterday, I just got a Pymetrics link from BCG that is supposedly not going to be part of the interview process.

Jul 27, 2018

which office are you applying this year?

Jul 28, 2018

I applied to Bay Area offices. I got one rejection from a McK internship (July 27) but no email about FT consulting, btw.

Jul 27, 2018

McKinsey rejection came in today.

Jul 27, 2018

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Jul 27, 2018

Thanks! BTW, have you attended the McKinsey insight program before?

Jul 27, 2018

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Jul 27, 2018

What are your stats/experiences? Like, are you a student? Previous internships?

Jul 28, 2018

Thanks for starting this thread. Applied for all three a few weeks back, also (McKinsey, right under the buzzer). I'm a STEM PhD, finishing in the next year.

Have only heard back from BCG with psychometrics games.

Update [7/31/18] - Dinged by McKinsey yesterday
Update [8.8.18] - Interview offer from LEK this morning (LA office)
Update [8.10.18] - Dinged by BCG

Jul 31, 2018

Just wondering re: bcg pymetrics, did you apply to bridge? They had us do it for bridge so just assuming they're not asking us again.

Prospective 2019 Consulting

Jul 31, 2018

I hadn't applied to bridge; I'd assume your hunch is right.

Jul 31, 2018

Didn't apply to Bridge. Did all Bridge applicants get invited to pymetrics, do you know? Or did you get some form of interview following it?

Jul 28, 2018

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Jul 30, 2018

No news from Bain yet, but also heard from McKinsey 7/27 with an offer to interview, applied to Insight but was rejected.

Aug 7, 2018

Congrats! What were your experiences and education if you don't mind me asking?

Jul 30, 2018

I got an interview invitation from McK today. Good luck everyone! Still waiting for the other two.

I applied for mid-west offices from the west coast. Didn't apply for Insight program this year.

Jul 30, 2018

Congrats!

Jul 31, 2018

Thanks! Hope everything goes well with you as well.

Jul 30, 2018

Congrats...all the best...

Jul 31, 2018

Thanks! Good luck!

Jul 30, 2018

got dinged by McK today and waiting on BCG...

Good luck everyone..!

Aug 1, 2018

Applied to all three on application deadline days. Dinged from BCG on 8/30, no word from the others. All were to NY (or metro area) offices.

Aug 1, 2018

BCG is already dinging people? Anybody else heard from BCG?

Aug 2, 2018

Just a theory, but I may have not been eligible for advanced degree recruiting because I graduated in December 2016 and worked in academia for a year. Even though it was a temporary position roughly equivalent to a postdoc (in my discipline), the BCG recruiter I spoke with a while ago said I would be considered an experienced hire. I also didn't have any network at BCG. So it may have been an easy decision for them.

Aug 1, 2018

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Aug 1, 2018

Refreshing this page has become legitimate cardio for me.

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Aug 29, 2018

Have you heard back regarding your McK interview on 8/16? I recently interviewed as a STEM APD and haven't heard back yet...

Aug 2, 2018

Applied to all three (NY/metro office) and got rejection from McK on 7/27.

Aug 3, 2018

I applied to all 3 firms. Interview with Mckinsey. Waiting to hear from BCG and Bain. Looking at last year's thread, people heard from BCG and Bain starting on the 10th of August. So another week of torture haha.

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Aug 3, 2018

I noticed the same. I've put my anxiety gear in neutral until that date. It's still idling pretty high, but at least it's not accelerating.

Aug 3, 2018

I asked a BCG recruiter about when to expect a response, she said by Aug 10th. hmmm.

Aug 4, 2018

BTW, if I didn't get the pymetrics exam invitation, can I assume that I probably have already gotten dinged? or the people who received pymetrics invitation are selectively chosen?

Aug 3, 2018

Does anyone know any percentage of APDs that get an interview at Bain, and then percentage of offers for people that interview?

Aug 3, 2018

Not sure of percentage, but I know some interview offers have already been extended. Probably hard to know anything about percentages since the last year or two have seen a little increase in APD efforts (or at least it seems so to me).

Aug 3, 2018
  • McK (app. 7/15) - Waiting
  • BCG (app. 7/21) - Dinged today
  • Bain (app. 7/19) - Waiting
Aug 4, 2018

did you receive a pymetrics email from bcg before the rejection?

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Aug 5, 2018

I did not. FWIW, this was my second time applying to BCG, after getting dinged in the final round.

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Aug 4, 2018

STEM PhD | target school
Mck: dinged 7/27
BCG: pymetrics 7/26; waiting
Bain: waiting

Aug 6, 2018

thanks for you offer. I have one questions and will be happy if you can answer....is there a "waiting list" for borderline candidates and that's why some of us receive late rejections/interview offers or is this variation is totally dependent on which office the application is going to? thanks.

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Aug 6, 2018

It seems I'm unable to PM you directly. Could you contact me instead? Would appreciate the help!

Aug 6, 2018

For some reason, your username is shown in black instead of blue with a link. Is it possible you send me a PM as well? Thank you very much!

Aug 6, 2018

Am I the only one who hasn't heard from any of the 3 this year

Aug 6, 2018

Just got dinged from McKinsey (8/6/18)! No word (besides Pymetrics from BCG) from B or B.

Aug 7, 2018

Sorry, but what does getting "dinged" mean?

Aug 7, 2018

getting rejected

Aug 6, 2018

Mckinsey: Interview offer
B,B: Nothing (did Pymetrics for BCG for summer program, hence no invite as of now)

Aug 6, 2018

mck offer received today? which office
i haven't heard anything so far except bcg pymetrics

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Aug 7, 2018

yeah, atlanta.

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Aug 6, 2018

I know this thread is for MBB, but has anyone here also applied to other firms like LEK, ClearView, and IQVIA?

Fingers crossed for all of us!

Aug 6, 2018

I am in life sciences and also applied for LEK. I also recently submitted an app for IQVIA that I'm likely not qualified for but wanted to see if they would reach out with any interest. No word back from either. I heard from a contact at LEK (LA office) that they were going to be reviewing candidates and sending invites around this week.

Aug 6, 2018

applied to LEK LSS, got invitation to interview last week.

Aug 7, 2018

Congrats. This wasn't through the LA office was it?

Aug 7, 2018

Good luck!!!

Aug 7, 2018

McK let me know I got an interview July 27 - if it makes a difference, I'm coming out of a postdoc from Virginia and I applied to the Chicago office.

Array

Aug 7, 2018

Why do you guys think that the psymetric tests have anything to do with BCG's decisions? Does anyone have any inside info on this? Doesn't it say in the email that the results don't affect your chances of getting an interview or offer?

Aug 7, 2018

I don't think people think the results will affect chances of getting an interview. I think people think whether you take it or not and whether you got the email to take it or not will affect the chances of getting an interview

Aug 7, 2018

Ah ok gotcha. Thanks. I took it yesterday and apparently they gave candidates a couple more days to do the test. So I guess we'll hear soon

Aug 7, 2018

Applied to Big 3, LEK and Clearview.
Got Dinged by McKinsey
Waiting for the other ones.

Aug 7, 2018

when did you get McK response?

Aug 8, 2018

Got dinged from McKInsey - 7/27

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Aug 8, 2018

Got interview invitation from McK on 7/27. Rejected by insight if that makes a difference. The campus ambassador is going to informally meet the candidates from our school and all candidates already signed up for the meeting time slots. I think if you are not hearing from the recruiter, then probably you are on the waiting list at this point. Btw, did anyone hear back from Bain?

Aug 8, 2018

Yes, some interview invites have gone out

Aug 9, 2018

Were these invites for members of this thread, or people you know offline?

Aug 8, 2018

STEM PhD, non-target
McKinsey: applied 7/13, interview invitation 7/27, Chicago
Bain: applied 7/18
BCG: applied 7/19, pymetrics 7/26, interview invitation 8/10, Chicago
LEK LSS: applied 7/25

Edit: interview invitations

Aug 8, 2018

STEM PhD- Non Target University

McKinsey- (7/27) Received offer for first round interview
BCG - Applied (7/02), pyrometrics, First round offered 8/10
Bain- Applied (7/05) Waiting
LEK- Applied (06/29) Waiting

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Aug 10, 2018

Of note: All of my first choice offices are in the NYC metro area

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Aug 10, 2018

Congratz! Would you mind share when is your first round?

Aug 9, 2018

Has anyone heard back from Clearview?

Aug 9, 2018

I applied on 8/4; got phone interview invitation on 8/10

Aug 10, 2018

Congratulations and good luck! Which office?

Aug 10, 2018

Congratulations and good luck! Which office?

Aug 10, 2018

Looks like some interview invites came through today

Aug 10, 2018

Oh, do you know if it is the SF or Boston office?

Aug 9, 2018

Had an initial phone interview with IQVIA this week and waiting to hear back on potential next steps. Unsure of the typical timeline though. If anyone has more info please do share :)

Aug 10, 2018

How was the interview process if you don't mind sharing?

Aug 10, 2018

It was a 45 min phone interview, half fit/resume and half case!

Aug 9, 2018

Mck: dinged 7/27
BCG: pymetrics 7/26; received interview 8/10 (east coast)
Bain: received interview 8/9 (international)
LEK: received phone interview 8/2 (east coast)
Clearview: received phone interview 8/10 (east coast)

updated interview invitations and offices

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Aug 9, 2018

Congratulations on Bain! Which office?

Aug 10, 2018

Thanks!! I put an international office as 1st preference and NY office as 2nd. Got the interview from the international office.

Aug 9, 2018

congrats on interviews! which locations if you don't mind my asking? or if not- East or west coast?

Aug 10, 2018

Thank you!! An international office

Aug 9, 2018

Congratulations!

Aug 10, 2018

BCG interview invites are out. Good luck!

Aug 10, 2018

Which offices any idea ?

Aug 10, 2018

Got an invitation from DC office.

Aug 10, 2018

Bad news for people who didn't get any email from BCG, like me haha

Aug 10, 2018

I applied to NY office, but got interview for first round in Boston office (closer to me).

Aug 10, 2018

Anyone heard from Toronto office?

Aug 10, 2018

Still waiting from Toronto (BCG & Bain).

Aug 10, 2018

I applied for a generalist role (all three) and got an email today (Aug 10) regarding interviewing for BCG GAMMA instead, no details provided so far. No word from the other 2.

Aug 10, 2018

Has anyone heard from BCG NY?

Aug 10, 2018

Just got an invite!!

Aug 10, 2018

BCG-Dinged for generalist role, interviewing for GAMMA roles. (08/10)

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Aug 10, 2018

Congrats for the GAMMA opportunity!
Which office did you hear from?

Aug 11, 2018

Not sure the mail did not say anything, they said they will get in touch to schedule interview. Do you have info on GAMMA interview process and how it compares to generalist role process? I have a strong background in coding/Python but I am from an engineering degree (not computer/stat/math)

Aug 10, 2018

Anyone hear about BCG-LA?

Aug 10, 2018

No word from BCG/Bain for me with LA/SF

Aug 10, 2018

Just got dinged by BCG

Aug 11, 2018

Me too! (SF)

Aug 15, 2018

Any word from Bain SF?

Aug 10, 2018

McK: dinged (7/27)

BCG: pymetrics (7/26); dinged for generalist, but interviewing for GAMMA position (8/10)

For BCG, I applied for a generalist role at a location that doesn't have GAMMA, so I'm not sure which location that would be for yet.

UPDATES for BCG Gamma:

8/28: Had phone screening. Notified I was moving on to next round at the end of the call.

9/6-11: Given data set to analyze for technical case and returned my analysis. Was approved to move forward to present the technical case as well as the business case interview.

Scheduled, both on WebEx:

9/18: Technical Case Interview

10/1: Business Case Interview

Final Update:
BCG GAMMA: dinged (10/3) :(

Both interviews went pretty well, but not perfect. I was pleased with my performance since I'm pretty new to the business world, but I was pretty sure I was going to get rejected. Both interviewers were very kind and helpful, I can't complain. The only disappointing part is the amount of time required for preparing for both interviews and the length of the whole process.

Good luck to everyone still in the MBB game this season!

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Aug 11, 2018

Hey I had the same response from BCG. Do you have any info on the GAMMA process?

Aug 12, 2018

Congrats!

Not really....I'm supposed to have a phone call with recruiters at some point, otherwise all I know is what's on the career page for the GAMMA program. My impression is that it is similar to the regular consultant process except there is a "data science test".

Aug 10, 2018

Is an "alternate list" for the first interview from BCG virtually equal to being dinged?

Aug 10, 2018

McK: dinged (7/27)

BCG: interview offer (8/10; East Coast)

Bain: waiting

Don't give up hope yet, those still waiting from BCG today!

Aug 10, 2018

Dinged from M, first rounds at the two Bs, first round at clearview, no resposne from LEK

Aug 10, 2018

For BAin, did you do AIC or applying to an international office? Thank you!

Aug 10, 2018

AIC

Aug 10, 2018

McKinsey: did Insight, received interview invite shortly after
BCG: rejected from Bridge to BCG, received interview invite 8/10
Bain: did AIC, received interview invite 8/1
LEK: received interview 8/2
ClearView: did C2C, received interview invite shortly after

For the big 3, I applied to offices in the southern region.

Schwag.

Aug 10, 2018

Congratulations!

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Aug 10, 2018

Has anyone else not heard back from bcg? I wonder what their process is since I've heard of people getting invites and rejections so I'm just wondering if it means anything that I haven't heard from them besides pymetrics

Aug 10, 2018

You mean me? Haha. BTW, I didn't get the pymetrics.
Hang in there, my friend. Wish you the best!

Aug 11, 2018

BCG interview at the Houston office (notified 8/10)!

Aug 12, 2018

Mck: rejected (7/27)

BCG: pymetrics 7/26; received interview 8/10 (south)

Bain: waiting

Good luck all!

Aug 13, 2018

Did anyone hear from Bain yet? (US locations and non-AIC applicants)

Aug 13, 2018

Wondering the same. Haven't heard back. US office + non-AIC. Anyone aware what the trend in previous years has been?

Aug 13, 2018

Looks like many heard back on August 9th/10th last year. I don't really know if interview invites for non-AIC, US offices are out.

Aug 13, 2018

I know someone heard back from Bain (US office) last Thursday. Hope this is useful.

Aug 13, 2018

Guess i am the only AIC participant who hasn't received the interview.....

Aug 13, 2018

I can confirm that you are not the only one...

Aug 13, 2018

I have a question about APDs applying to LEK. Have you all applied to the LSS role? Are there any non-LSS applicants here?

Aug 13, 2018

Applied to LEK and Clearview for LSS rolls for their west coast offices, but havn't heard anything from them just yet. Looks like east coast has for some already

Aug 13, 2018

I have a first-round with LEK tomorrow morning. West coast LSS.

Aug 13, 2018

Chicago Bain is sending out interview invites currently (as in I got one 10 minutes ago). Looks like their interview day is August 24. Not sure about other offices. Best of luck to all!

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Aug 13, 2018

Thanks for letting us know. I applied to the NY office. So still somewhat hopeful haha.

Aug 13, 2018

Thanks for this update, and congratulations!

Aug 14, 2018
rmg643:

Chicago Bain is sending out interview invites currently (as in I got one 10 minutes ago). Looks like their interview day is August 24. Not sure about other offices. Best of luck to all!

Interesting. BCG also interviews people on that same day

Aug 14, 2018

I've still not heard from McK & Bain. Is anyone else waiting to hear from the big 3 (NY/NJ offices)?

Aug 15, 2018

I'm still waiting on Bain, and at this point I am pretty much assuming a rejection...

Aug 15, 2018

Still waiting to hear from Bain as well.

Aug 15, 2018

Yeah, me neither, maybe they did most of their recruiting at AIC. I would still like an official rejection email.

Aug 16, 2018

Same. Unable to give up hope as they are still sending out interview invites. I applied to the NY region, and waiting.

Aug 17, 2018

Just got the rejection letter from Bain. I am applying for the Chicago office.

Aug 17, 2018

Same here. Rejected from NY office.

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Aug 17, 2018

LA office here and just got my rejection, too.

Aug 17, 2018

Me too, rejection for NY office.

Well, that concludes the wait!

Aug 17, 2018

received a rejection from bain today Aug, 17.
Still haven't heard back from McK...anyone have any idea why is that?

Aug 14, 2018

This isn't new info, but in case someone finds it helpful:
M: interview invite sent 7/27; interview date 8/29 in Boston (NYC office choice)
BCG: invite 8/10; interview date 8/24 in Boston (Philly office choice)
Bain: no word as of 8/14 (applied to Boston, only of the MBB I didn't get to network with)

Aug 29, 2018

Good luck today! Are you applying as an ADC/APD, experienced hire, MBA, or undergrad? Let us know when you hear back!

Aug 14, 2018

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Aug 15, 2018

Heard from Bain (08/15), First round interviews on 08/24, South-East offices.

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Aug 16, 2018

I think we applied to the same office but I didn't get any words from them. Probably I got dinged already. Congrats on the interview invitation!

Aug 17, 2018

Rejection from Bain (SF) 8/17 - A note that may be useful to others in the future: interviewed for ADvantage (SF) in May but didn't get it. Because I interviewed for ADvantage, didn't get to attend AIC, and thinking that interviewing for ADvantage so early shot me in the foot for full time, even though they said I should still apply and seemed pretty interested until then. Next year's Bain applicants be cautious about applying to ADvantage - AIC may be a better route to full time unless your interview prep is perfect by May.

Oh well.

First round interviews coming up with McK (from attending Insight) and BCG (on 8/10, didn't get into Bridge) for SF/SV offices.

Aug 17, 2018

Had the same exact situation with BCG and Bridge! I totally agree. 8i wasn't ready for my bridge interview that early and didn't get to go to bridge but then also got rejected before interview for full time.

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