8/22/11

I will have a case interview with Accenture later this month, as I was googling "Accenture case interview", hoping to find some clues what kind of cases Accenture usually use, this website came first on google's search results: http://www.consultingcase101.com.

Has anyone used this website before? I'm asking because they only show the case questions, but hide the answers, and I have to pay to see their answers. Is it really worth it to pay 96 bucks for this site? I mean they did a great work to categorize all the case questions by type and by consulting firms, but do you think it really helps to prepare case this way? Anyone please share your thoughts.

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8/22/11

Oh wow, I can't believe they put a pay wall up lol! I was using that site for case prep a couple of months ago and you could see all the answers for free. Honestly though, if you're practicing cases with a partner, just get one of you to make up the answer that you want the interviewee to get and make up some information that will lead him or her to your conclusion. The answers they had on there before were pretty general, and I made up extra information when I practiced with other candidates most of the time.

Best of luck.

Management Consulting Interview Course

8/22/11

I have seen that site before, I posted a message there when I was looking for partners to practice case with a few months ago and got a hell lot of response (and spam emails too, lol). They used to be good and free, both the case questions and answers. I don't know when they started to charge people money for access the case solutions. Others may have different opinions, but personally I think some of their provided answers are not well structured, poorly presented, they only have value in the sense that they give you some hints how to approach certain cases, but again there is no right or wrong answer for case interview question. Good luck in your case prep!

8/22/11

...shout out to the WSO Case Interview Guide. written by a super sharp McKinsey associate in collaboration with is colleagues, and does an awesome job of prepping not only the interviewee, but the interviewer as well (has 10 original cases)

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-ca...

8/22/11

Thanks for the information, will definitely check it out later.

WallStreetOasis.com:

...shout out to the WSO Case Interview Guide. written by a super sharp McKinsey associate in collaboration with is colleagues, and does an awesome job of prepping not only the interviewee, but the interviewer as well (has 10 original cases)

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-ca...

8/30/11

Hi David,

Did you end up buying the the WSO Case Interview Guide? May I ask for your opinion of it? I was also thinking of buying a copy, but haven't seen any good review of it? Your honest view will be appreciated!

David_Rothman:

Thanks for the information, will definitely check it out later.

9/3/11

I find 96 bucks is not a lot if you think about it as an investment in your career personally. It wont hurt, though some books/websites or whatever are better investments than others.

I already bought 3 books, and paid for LOMS, but it has been paying off so far...

9/6/11

Hi Olsa112,

So what are the 3 books you used for case interview preparations?

olsa112:

I find 96 bucks is not a lot if you think about it as an investment in your career personally. It wont hurt, though some books/websites or whatever are better investments than others.

I already bought 3 books, and paid for LOMS, but it has been paying off so far...

11/5/11

Hey consulting4fun! I was just going to close my account here on wallstreetoasis. I got a job offer eventually at BCG and AT Kearney one week ago, and am joining BCG in Italy as of January next year! Hope my reply here is not too late, but quite sure it is...

The 3 books I had bought for case interviews were:

1) Case In Point on Amazon (was around 40 USD)
Feedback: Good resource, but overvalued. It didn't necessarily feel close to what actual case interviews are like. Good for practicing first round case interviews; but no more

2) Case Interview Success, on aceyourcase.com (30 USD if I remember well)
Feedback: 4 business frameworks that work for about all cases, great insights into how the case interview process is. The author works for Bain, and it is very clear he went through all the rounds; his learnings are structured in the book

3) Ace The Case (25 USD)
Feedback: Was highly listed in google, website looked a bit crappy, book was even more crappy, a waste of money. Though 25 USD was not a lot to get to know this...

I feel I should write a little booklet about my experiences myself!

Best of luck!

11/5/11

I don't know anything about their material, but I do know that all 11 of our cases in our Consulting Case Interview guide are all original :-)

Either way, good luck!

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-ca...

Best Response
11/5/11

Some factors you may want to keep in mind:

-From what I remember you can find practice PSTs online
-Same goes with MBA casebooks
-The cases on the website have inconsistent content in terms of the detail that you get for step-by-step walkthroughs of how to structure an answer to the question - some are great, some just so-so

You can access the more recent cases for free to see for yourself. They do have a variety of cases broken down by type / firm.

11/5/11

100 bucks is not a lot if you think about it as an investment in your career. Personally I do find the case studies grouped by type / industry / firm very helpful, apparently they spent a lot of time on this, well worth the $100.

11/5/11

Thanks for your comments guys. Based on your replies, I think it's not worth going for it.

Like you guys have mentioned, most materials are free on the web, so why risk the 100 bucks?

consulting4fun, I totally agree with you that 100 bucks is worth spending as an investment. My only concern is just, is consultingcase101 the right investment? Based on the answers above, I think its too risky to put 100bucks on them, but thanks alot for your comments.

Thanks again guys.

11/5/11

Done, I might actually be the nicest guy in the world :D

11/5/11
Santini:

Done, I might actually be the nicest guy in the world :D

Nicest guy in the world for sure!

11/5/11

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11/5/11

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