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Jun 19, 2019

iwantbain, way too quiet in here. What about these resources:

  • 2017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates primarily focused towards those APDs/ADCs (PhD/JD/MD) applying for full-time positions to MBB. While MBB ... Hey guys, it's time for the sequel to last year's popular thread. This thread is ... / Semi-Target McK- submitted 7/17, waiting Bain- submitted 7/20, waiting BCG- submitted 7/23, waiting to ...
  • 2018 APD MBB Full Time Recruiting Hi everyone, wanted to get this thread started for updates on the APD recruiting cycle at MBB for ... Tuesday, August 7, 2018- 1:55pm Bain & Company Bain Capital McKinsey and Co Boston Consulting Group ...
  • 2016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates first time BCG is recruiting for full time consultants officially in the Spring (heard some office is ... years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (BCG) ... Hey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many ...
  • VC/IB/or IBM consulting internship for MBB full time? Please help me with my dilemma consulting full time (because consulting is open to diverse experiences), whereas if you do a non-banking ... consider what will give me the most options for full time as well in case MBB doesn't work out. What ... 10/15-ish MBA program, with about 6 years of pre-MBA work in tech. My primary goal is to get into M/B/B ...
  • 2019 APD MBB Full Time (Class of 2020) done ~ 12 cases so far (McKinsey Style). #MBB #consulting#interview ... McKinsey Insight and Bridge to BCG (coming in early February as I have been told by recruiters at both ... Cold Emails?) 7- Non Target Schools Cases 8- Fit Questions And other questions APD candidates might ...
  • Full Time Offer Rate vs. Internship Offer Rate (MBB) Seems like MBB summer internships are much harder to come by than the regular full-time offers ... a full-time offer at BCG and Bain despite the fact that they didn't make it during recruiting for SA. ... in the Fall. Full Time Consulting Offer with No Internship Experience While no statistics exists ...
  • MBB internship junior summer > > Banking Full time? How feasible? an internship after my junior year in MBB and land a FT BB Analyst position if I decide to go the ... banking is, it makes this option even more attractive to me. My question, is how hard would FT recruiting ... consulting route since starting college. I feel that if I decide to play if safe and do banking internship ...
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Hope that helps.

Jul 12, 2019

anyone who has applied and got an interview invitation?

Jul 13, 2019

Is anyone else having page time out errors on the McKinsey application site?

Jul 13, 2019

Same here

Jul 14, 2019

Same, so annoying! And when I submitted my app, it was very unclear whether all the files attached properly....

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Jul 18, 2019

Same here, The IT department submitted an application on my behalf.

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Jul 15, 2019

Hi Guys, use internet explorer ... it does the magic!!! and yes, internet explorer!

Jul 17, 2019

Anybody else get an e-mail from BCG about a one-way interview?

Jul 18, 2019

yes, I think it is a new thing that replaces phone screening. They did the same for the bridge to BCG. Expect three questions, they allow you 2 recordings per question (if you screw up the first time you have the option to delete and re-record) and open time to think however each question cannot exceed 3 mins/recording. I remember questions were: What are the three attributes that you would bring to BCG? Describe an adverse situation and how did you overcome it? How your experience helped you hone your communication skills?

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Jul 18, 2019

Thank you so much! What a hero

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Jul 18, 2019

I applied to bridge too and have a few questions that were mildly different than these, but similar:

1) What distinctive capabilities do you think you bring to BCG?
(2)Describe an instance where you had to overcome an adverse situation - driven either by circumstance or people around you
(3) How do you think your field of study/work experience helped you become a better team member?

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Jul 17, 2019

Yes about the one way interview. Is it a new thing?

Jul 24, 2019

Has anyone heard back from any of the companies for first round?

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Jul 25, 2019

They'll probably start sending out invites in August since they're finishing up with early interview invites right now...

Jul 25, 2019

Anyone hear back from non-MBB firms as well? (such as healthcare/life science firms)

Jul 25, 2019

Didn't apply but I heard others have gotten interviews for LEK/Clearview

Jul 25, 2019

Got an interview invite with McKinsey! I'm in Canada.

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Jul 26, 2019

Wow! Congrats!!!

Jul 26, 2019

experienced hire (ADC) here. BCG: 7/12 1st round and 7/26 final round, saw a bunch other ADCs but mostly still in school. anyone knows the turnaround for final round?

Jul 26, 2019

In the same situation as you -- 7/12 first round, final round today (7/26). The recruiter at my interview site said that we'll definitely know by next Wednesday, but the consultant working on ADC recruitment said that she'd heard back the same day she interviewed. So I guess that means anywhere from a couple of hours to five days?

Jul 29, 2019

Got a first round interview invite from McKinsey! (ADC, Southeast)

Jul 29, 2019

Congrats! Apply for the McKinsey South office as well. Haven't heard back yet. It probably get dinged. Would you mind sharing which office you are applying?

Jul 29, 2019

West Coast, so there might still be hope for you!

I think they're doing first round interviews based on your location though, asking us to do a same day trip.

Jul 29, 2019

Just received a first round interview invite for McKinsey!! Can choose to interview at either the SF or Silicon Valley office.

Jul 30, 2019

MS candidate applied to MBB for ADC
- Bain: 1R invite MW on 7/1
- McKinsey: 1R invite NE on 7/29
- BCG (gamma): phone interview invite NE on 8/12

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Jul 30, 2019

Do you mind sharing your office?

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Jul 30, 2019

Sure, I made the edits above.

Jul 30, 2019

Sorry for the ignorance, recently started looking at CO, but what is ADP recruiting?

Jul 31, 2019

ADP = Advanced degree professional i.e. any degree besides a MBA and beyond BS/BA

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Jul 31, 2019

Got invited for 1st round at McK Southeast.
Has anyone heard from Bain?

Jul 31, 2019

Heard from McK Mid-Atlantic but no word from Bain or BCG, yet!

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Jul 31, 2019

status:
McKinsey - invited 7/29
BCG - dinged 8/9
Bain - dinged 8/12

Aug 1, 2019

Rejected by Bain WC 08/01. If you interviewed for ADvantage and didn't get in, the odds of you getting interviewed full time are almost zero.

Aug 1, 2019

For those getting 1st round interview offers, how much time is there between the interview offer and interview date?

Aug 1, 2019

4-5 weeks for McK

Aug 1, 2019

1 week for me.

Aug 7, 2019

2 weeks for me.

Aug 1, 2019

okay, thanks!

Aug 2, 2019
  • McKinsey: 7/29 1st-round interview invitation
  • BCG : 8/9 Interview Invitation
  • Bain : Waiting
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Aug 2, 2019

Has anyone in the Midwest heard back from McKinsey yet?

Aug 2, 2019

Yes, dinged last night.

Aug 3, 2019

I did ... They wanna move forward with my application with a different office than the one I selected ! But I said yes ! I wanna go through the interview process and will decide later if I wanna relocate !

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Aug 3, 2019

Has anyone heard back from BCG?

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Aug 5, 2019

Nope. Don't know anyone who has. Last year invites went out Aug. 10.

Aug 9, 2019

Just received an invite today from BCG ATL office. Interview is in 2 weeks.

Aug 6, 2019

NY area McK rejects sent last Thursday

Aug 6, 2019

Has anyone heard from Bain? wondering if they send out invites all at once...

Aug 7, 2019

I emailed a recruiter yesterday and woke up to a rejection e-mail. I know other people who have interviews set up already so make of that what you think. Sorry :/

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Aug 7, 2019

Sorry to hear that :\
Which offices did you apply to?

Aug 7, 2019

Any news from BCG?

Aug 8, 2019

Nope. My guess is they'll send them out tomorrow.

Aug 8, 2019

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Aug 8, 2019

Congrats! Which firm of MBB are you talking about?

Aug 8, 2019

I heard McK is only hiring in a few offices: NY, LA, and SF

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Aug 9, 2019

how reliable is your source? seems odd considering how many offices they have.

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Aug 9, 2019

BCG interview offer on Friday Aug. 9 at 10:55am EDT. Interview to be held in Boston on Aug. 23. Applied to Philadelphia as first choice.

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Aug 9, 2019

I know this thread is focused on MBB but in case anyone is wondering, LEK LSS interviews are going out

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Aug 9, 2019

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Aug 9, 2019

Could you share which office it is?

Aug 10, 2019

New York

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Aug 9, 2019

Got a rejection letter from BCG today, no word from LEK so far.

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Aug 9, 2019

Received interview offer today at 3pm. Interview will be held in atlanta office on Aug. 23. This location was my first choice. NERVOUS AND EXCITED! Still waiting for Bain to respond though.

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Aug 9, 2019

Congrats, which company?

Aug 9, 2019

Thanks! BCG.

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Aug 13, 2019

Rejected from Bain NY this morning. Did AIC in NY and thought it went well but I guess not enough...

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Aug 13, 2019

Sorry to hear that. Did you get an interview with LEK though?

Aug 13, 2019

Yup 8/23 phone

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Aug 13, 2019

Same, also rejected from Bain after AIC

Aug 13, 2019

It's strange IMO. I know they didn't guarantee invites, but I'd be curious what their internal reasons are for the AIC program in general. It strikes me as odd that they'd spend time and money on this event and not invite too many people

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Aug 13, 2019

I also got a rejection from Bain after attending AIC. Has anyone heard from IQVIA?

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Aug 13, 2019

I have not heard from them. Anyone else?

Aug 13, 2019

I have not heard from them. Which position did you apply for?

Aug 15, 2019

I just heard back from IQVIA. First round is phone interview. I applied for Associate Consultant role - 2020 start date

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Aug 15, 2019

Nice! Good luck with the interview! :) I haven't heard anything yet.

Aug 13, 2019

Received a phone interview screening from bcg gamma 08/12. No rejection from bcg generalist consulting position but I am assuming they moved my application to bcg gamma.

Aug 13, 2019

Which office did you apply to?

Aug 17, 2019

Anyone else hear from Putnam?

Aug 17, 2019

No, have you heard from them?

Aug 19, 2019

I have not.

Aug 17, 2019

On average, how long would you say MBB takes to send an invite or ding you after you submit the app?

Aug 19, 2019

Those of you who interviewed with McK on 8/16 Friday: Has anyone heard back yet?

Aug 19, 2019

Have friends who have heard back from McK from last week.

Aug 20, 2019

Heard back today

Aug 19, 2019

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Aug 20, 2019

how long do we need to wait to reapply to bain after resume ding?

Aug 21, 2019

A good rule of thumb I've heard is at least a year. Even if there's no policy, you want to take time to get more experience on your resume/CV. If you apply with substantially the same application, there's no point; you'll get dinged pretty quickly.

Aug 21, 2019

Hi guys. I was wondering has anyone heard back from LEK after final round? Any idea about their turnaround time? Also anyone heard from ClearView after 1st round?

Aug 21, 2019

LEK is still conducting 1st rounds (I have mine on Friday) so I wouldn't necessarily expect to hear back yet

Aug 21, 2019

It took Clearview ~5-6 days to let me know that I advanced to final round earlier this year so i'd assume something similar this time too.

Aug 21, 2019

I was told a week or so. With C2C it was usually around ten days.

Aug 25, 2019

Re: ClearView, I received a final round interview offer 10 days (8 business days) after my first round, just to give you an idea of approximate timeline

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Aug 26, 2019

Thanks! I also heard back from them. Unfortunately, did not proceed to the next round.

Aug 21, 2019

Have a screener at bcg this week. Should I expect a standard screener or does anyone know if they do anything different?

Haven't heard from the rest of MBB at this point.

Aug 22, 2019

Still have not heard anything from LEK or IQVIA.

Aug 26, 2019

Anyone interviewed at BCG Atlanta last Friday heard back yet?

Aug 28, 2019

Same here. Waiting for the 1st round from BCG.

Sep 9, 2019

I know I'm late but I heard back the following Monday (aug 26)...advanced to final round which for me was this past Friday. Fingers crossed. Good luck everyone!

Aug 26, 2019

Anybody who interviewed at McKinsey San Francisco last week heard back?

Aug 28, 2019

Still no phone call yet. Have friend in midwest got phone call yesterday. Did you hear back yet?

Aug 29, 2019

I still haven't heard anything either ... dunno if that's good news or bad news

Sep 9, 2019

Any word?

Aug 26, 2019

Any 2nd round invites for BCG Chicago after interviews on Aug 23rd?

Aug 26, 2019

I have a friend who just got 2nd round invite

Aug 28, 2019

I am 0-3 for the year.

  • McKinsey Off-cycle: 1/18 First round (Chicago), 3/22 Second round (Chicago) ->no offer
  • BCG: Bridge2BCG Early Interview: 7/19 (Philly)-> No Second round Invite
  • Bain: 8/19 First round Webex, 8/26 Second round (Boston)-> no offer

Its rough, trying to figure out how to pick myself up and try again maybe next year. Especially after you feel like you got so close. One thing I can say is when the partner calls and they dont sound excited and the 2nd thing out their mouth isnt congratulations....its like damn no offer.

BCG offered no feedback, which I thought was funny because during Bridge they swore everyone would get feedback, but it is not always true. After I didnt get a same day call from Bain I knew it wasnt a good sign.

The one thing I never really understood if you re-apply, your resume isnt going to look that much different than the last time you applied (you might join a club or something but adding things like new research projects would be a tad challenging given the short timeline).

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Aug 28, 2019

Hey there,

My advice is to do whatever you need to do to mourn, and then start prepping for next year. There is a significant portion of MBB consultants that got it on the second try, and think about it: next time around you will have another year to prep, polish, and have the intrinscit benefit of already knowing how the whole thing works. I am on my second time around (made it to final rounds last year) and am so much more confident that ultimately this will culminate in an offer. Also, invest in working with a coach. It's pricey but you can't argue with the ROI.

As far as your resume being different, get involved with all things consulting you can. Do case competitions or apply for volunteer consulting projects (the big school consulting clubs normally run these once or twice a year). Go to professional conferences, and better yet volunteer at those conferences. The diversity once like ROMBA and national black are great if you qualify for those networks.

Also, I would recommend waiting more than the minimal 6 months to reapply, because they are off-cycle at that point and hiring much fewer people, increasing the likelihood of rejection. Saw several friends go through this.

Go have some whiskey and shake it off. This is doable. Good luck!

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Aug 29, 2019

how much is a coach? do you know any options?

Aug 28, 2019

Update:
1st Round BCG occurred Aug. 23
Invite for final rounds Monday Aug. 26 (5:20pm) via email (Philly office)
Final round scheduled for Sept. 13

Sep 17, 2019

I noticed that you are re-applying this year. How did you convince the firms to consider your application on consecutive years? I heard that they usually advise you to wait 2 years before reapplying. Thanks!

Aug 30, 2019

Still no phone call from McKinsey - this wait is agonizing ...

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Aug 30, 2019

Sure it is...Feel like the day got ruined.

Sep 5, 2019

Has anyone interviewed at McK Boston at Aug. 28-29 not getting response from them?

Sep 11, 2019

Dinged after McK R1. Hopefully my recommendation can help those still interviewing or going to in the future.

Based on the feedback I received, I recommend that you not only focus on doing math quickly and creating frameworks to fit the case specifically, but also to make sure to practice developing deeper implications after you answer each quant question. They're essentially looking for evidence of great business sense. The interviewer indicated I had to be prompted for the "so what" and that I too quickly jumped to a conclusion when I should have posed the implication as a hypothesis. Whenever you're brainstorming, also make sure to get creative to also show your biz sense. Finally, always make sure you understand the objective of each question and that you are indeed calculating toward that objective.

Best of luck to all those still in the running!

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Sep 11, 2019

Thanks for the update. Great feedback.

Mind sharing which office you interviewed with (via DM?) and what was your 1st choice office?

Sep 13, 2019

Today it'll be a week since my Mckinsey First round interview. I still haven't heard anything. Should I keep a flicker of hope alive?

Sep 13, 2019

I interviewed last Friday as well. Still waiting for a phone call. Hopefully it's a good sign!

Sep 13, 2019

Aah! Good luck to us! Will update here when I hear something. Do you mind telling me your office pref ( maybe tro a dm) ? Mine was west coast flexible and i also had an office in india as third preference.

Sep 14, 2019

Anyone interview final round at LEK new york office?

Sep 15, 2019

Yes, I did

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Sep 16, 2019

MBB second round was on Friday 9/13... think my phone will break at the rate I've been checking it...

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Sep 17, 2019

same here! Why do they torture us

Sep 17, 2019

Same. Has anyone received any response yet?

Sep 17, 2019

I haven't but I will report back when I do!

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Sep 17, 2019

Still waiting for BCG too. Literally wake up every 1.5 hours last night dreaming about all of the possible outcomes.

Sep 17, 2019

I heard from the Philly office same day (9/13). It was my second time getting to final rounds with that office though, so imagine that sped up the decision.

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