McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage, Bridge2BCG 2019 For ADP

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Here the new topic for this year McKinsey Insight, Bain Advantage and bridge2BCG, Connect to ClearView, Path to Putnam and Clarion PROPEL status updates for advanced degree candidates.

Please feel free to post updates!

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Mar 28, 2019

Just applied to Bain AIC and Bridge 2 BCG. Good luck to all!

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Mar 29, 2019

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Mar 29, 2019

It'd be great to also use this thread to track the interview process for Connect to ClearView, Path to Putnam, and Clarion PROPEL, in addition to the Big 3.

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Mar 29, 2019

Absolutely!! I added them to the description

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Mar 31, 2019

Is this new that Insight only accepts US applicants and not Canadians?

Apr 3, 2019

Did anyone get an email to do BCGs pymetrics and video Qs? I heard they're due Apr 9, but can't figure out where to do them, or if it's invite only coming up.

Apr 3, 2019

Not yet! I think we should be hearing something soon about them

Apr 3, 2019

Last year I received an email with a link to complete the pymetrics test. I'd assume the same for this year.

Apr 4, 2019

I thought the pymetric profile was valid for more than a year ?

Apr 4, 2019

Got an email about pymetrics and video Qs due on Aptil 8th.

Apr 3, 2019

Are the video Q's replacing the phone interview or will there be a separate phone interview after this? The website makes it seems like the "video interview" is all it will be.

Apr 3, 2019

This is what I'm assuming but I have no sources to back me up

Apr 4, 2019

I think that's it. On their application website in the FAQ section, they have mentioned that the resume, online application, and this video interview is the selection criteria.

Apr 3, 2019

Rejected from ClearView

Apr 3, 2019

I just applied to McKinsey Insight and McKinsey Diversity Connect. Good luck everyone!

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Apr 3, 2019

Rejected from ClearView

Apr 3, 2019

Sorry to hear that! did you get an email/what did they say?

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Apr 3, 2019

I got an email and it was just a short generic email

Apr 3, 2019

Following up on that, when did you apply? Wonder if they're making decisions on a rolling basis

Apr 3, 2019

Same. Got a generic email. I applied on the last day (Mar 31st)

Apr 4, 2019

I didn't get an email, just status closed on Jobvite link. Guess that means it's a reject

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Apr 4, 2019

I think the closed status on the jobvite board is in reference to the fact that the position is no longer taking applications.

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Apr 3, 2019

Has anyone gotten a Bridge to BCG email? It's been almost a whole day since the deadline and I wasn't sure if I was missing something.

Apr 3, 2019

Not yet. The website says we should expect the email 1-2 days after the deadline.

Apr 3, 2019

Just got the pymetrics/interview link for Bridge 2 BCG

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Apr 3, 2019

Also got the links from BCG.
Any idea what the 3 questions are for B2B video interview?

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Apr 5, 2020

What are some of the questions that are asked in the one way interview?

Apr 4, 2019

Applied to McKinsey Insight and Bridge to BCG. Just received an email for completing the pymetrics and video interview.

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Apr 4, 2019

Also got the link from BCG

Apr 4, 2019

Anyone do the video interview yet and figure out what the questions are like?

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Apr 4, 2019

Has anyone finished the pymetrics games for Bridge to BCG? What's your career match percentage for consulting? Mine is only 70%

FYI: if you want to see your match scores for consulting, you need to type into the address bar and go to www dot pymetrics dot com/careers/

Apr 4, 2019

70% sounds pretty high to me!

Apr 4, 2019

I finished the game and was able to view my traits, but could not find the career match. I only have the traits and applications tabs on Pymetrics. Were you able to view it immediately after finishing?

Apr 5, 2019

www dot pymetrics dot com/careers/

don't forget the s on careers otherwise it sends you to a page not found

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Apr 4, 2019

Anyone done the Bridge Qs yet? I'm wondering about preparing answers - how much time will it allow?

Apr 4, 2019

You have unlimited time

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Mar 31, 2020

do you have unlimited time after you see a question and before you record?

Apr 5, 2019

Offers for first round Connect to ClearView interviews were sent via email.

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Apr 5, 2019

Also, I wonder if the one-way interview is a new thing BCG just started trying out this year. Any advice on prepping?

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Apr 5, 2019

Got a first round interview from Connect to ClearView! Anyone else hear back?

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Apr 5, 2019

Got a first round interview to C2C! Anyone interested in practicing cases over the next few days? Feel free to PM me.

Apr 7, 2019

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Apr 7, 2019

99% on a career after psychometrics. Anyone else get a high percentage (>95%) for some career?

Apr 8, 2019

Haha psychometrics. I dont know how I feel about that test either- it seemed sketchy at times.
I got a 94% on consulting so yaay I guess .. but I also had other super high percentage on other stuff too.

Apr 8, 2019

I got 96% for consulting!! But I screwed up my one-way interview so I doubt I'll be hearing back from BCG. Keeping my fingers crossed for McKinsey.

Apr 8, 2019

I'm sure it went better than you thought it did! I hate video interviews so much... they make everything you are saying seem so much more awkward

Apr 8, 2019

Me too. Felt really confident going in, but flubbed my last 2 questions. In retrospect I wish I hid my screen so I wasn't staring at myself the whole time.

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Apr 8, 2019

I got a low consulting score (around 50%) but thought the interview went well. Maybe we can piece together the weight BCG puts on each section of the app based upon our acceptance rates haha.

Apr 8, 2019

99% for VC was the highest. 98 PE, 98 general management, 86 consultancy...
I think the pymetrics fairly sketchy as well.

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Apr 8, 2019

Can someone please point out where the compatibility is listed in pymetrics? I can't find mine :(

Apr 8, 2019

There were multiple posts above with the url: www dot pymetrics dot com/careers/

Apr 8, 2019

Found one case practice partner for C2C. Has anyone else heard back and also interested in practicing cases before their first round interview?

Apr 9, 2019

I'd love to practice if you are still looking for more people!

Apr 9, 2019

I think it'd be helpful to have two separate posts, one for the MBB programs and one for the Putnam and Clarion programs. Lumping 5 programs together gets a bit confusing

Apr 9, 2019
Apr 9, 2019

Has anyone else applied to Putnam? I sent my cover letter and resume to the email address specified over a week ago but I've received no confirmation ..

Apr 9, 2019

I also submitted my resume and cover letter, but received no confirmation.

Apr 9, 2019

Just got an interview invite to McKinsey Diversity Connect!

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Apr 9, 2019

same here!

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Apr 9, 2019

Woo congrats!

Apr 9, 2019

Just got an email about setting up an interview for McKinsey Insight!

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Apr 9, 2019

Congrats!! Any idea if it's rolling?

Apr 10, 2019

Thanks! I'm not sure, but it looks like almost all of the interview slots are already taken

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Apr 11, 2019

does your email say that the interview will be FIT questions and a case questions? I thought McKinsey would only be FT...Wondering if its the same for Insight and Diversity Connect

Apr 11, 2019

yeah I remember reading something in the application that explicitly stated, "don't worry, there will not be a case interview!"

Apr 12, 2019

Yes, insight email says there's both a fit and a case interview

  • xupin.zhang
  •  Apr 9, 2019

Got the rejection from insight.
But the email says.
"We remain quite impressed by your application and wish to extend to you an invitation to interview for the Associate role by taking part in our interview process later this summer. If you wish to accept this invitation, please be sure to submit an application between June 1 and July 14. Since you already have a profile in our system, this should be a quick process!"
Not sure if it means I receive a full-time interview invitation.

  • xupin.zhang
  •  Apr 9, 2019

Got the rejection from insight.
But the email says.
"We remain quite impressed by your application and wish to extend to you an invitation to interview for the Associate role by taking part in our interview process later this summer. If you wish to accept this invitation, please be sure to submit an application between June 1 and July 14. Since you already have a profile in our system, this should be a quick process!"
Not sure if it means I receive a full-time interview invitation.

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Apr 10, 2019

Yes it does.

Apr 11, 2019

I think it is a full-time interview invitation. Congrats!
And do you mind sharing a little bit about your background?

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Apr 9, 2019

Rejected by Insight and not invited to interview.

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Apr 9, 2019

Rejected by Insight and not invited to the interview.
Would anybody who has been invited to the interview, be willing to talk a bit about their profile?
Thanks!

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Apr 23, 2019

I got an Insight interview invite (though honestly I don't think I did very well in the case portion... happy to report back when I find out the results). Here are some quick stats:
-B.S. from a Top 10 undergrad (GPA 3.7/4.0);
-Current science PhD student at a Top 10 university;
-GRE: 168Q, 163V, 4.5W;
-4 publications as co-author, though no first-author papers yet
-Leadership role in 2 organizations/clubs during grad school

For those who're interested in applying in the future, my suggestion is to put as many numbers on your resume as possible. Quantify everything, even extracurricular activities.

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Apr 9, 2019

has anyone heard about McKinsey Spark events?

Apr 9, 2019

Not yet. I thought they were supposed to email today.

Apr 10, 2019

same, strange... but seems like other program invites/rejections went out the same day so maybe they're behind.

Apr 10, 2019

I got invitation to Spark Atlanta yesterday but rejected for Insight..

Apr 12, 2019

Did you get two separate emails for Spark and Insight ? Or are you talking about the line "Please note if you applied to Insight or Diversity Connect, you are only being considered for the Spark program at this time." in your Spark email?

Apr 9, 2019

Rejected by Insight and not invited to the interview. They suggested Associate role or Digital and Analytics roles to apply for, interesting.

Apr 9, 2019

Same here

Apr 10, 2019

I wonder if they are doing it by office/location preferences? I haven't received anything yet...

Apr 10, 2019

Has anyone heard anything from Bain?

Apr 10, 2019

Nope

Apr 10, 2019

Nothing yet..

Apr 11, 2019

i was invited to a case workshop in a nearby office -- i didn't know that was a thing but nice surprise!

Apr 10, 2019

My application for Insight got rejected with no invitation for an interview later either! :( they did invite me to attend a local 3 hour workshop instead.

Apr 10, 2019

Do you mind sharing what your office preference was?

Apr 10, 2019

Pittsburgh

Apr 10, 2019

thanks!

Apr 10, 2019

Did C2C interview today. Straight forward case pretty much from their website. Botched a number at the end..lets see

Got a Bain "pre-meeting" "informal meeting" in the local office

Got Insight interview

Waiting on BCG

Thanks for everyone's contributions!

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Apr 10, 2019

Congrats on your successful applications. Care to share some keys to standing out?

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May 3, 2019

I think I worked pretty hard on streamlining my resume. Talked to a lot of friends and consultants to get feedback. Try to keep the format simple and use action verbs such as " designed", "implemented", " demonstrated". Don't be shy to brag out. My school was from India and less known, so I used metrics like how many people get in vs apply. Also, I tried to keep a healthy balance between professional and extra-curricular in my resume. I didn't get the final offer after interview, so I am trying to refine my interview skills. But these are my two cents. Good luck!

Apr 11, 2019

did you only do the ClearView case online to practice? If so, can you share some tips on which ones you did?

Apr 11, 2019

@jubilee" Literally 15m before the case, I had read online somewhere they did essentially the practice one online. Market size + segmentation one on their website about diabetes. Also am about 5 cases into my general case prep. Did a ton of research on consulting + have a solid amount of PhD->consulting friends I talked to a lot to get 'insights' into the process

@3fegd pm me!

99% consulting via pymetrics, that was my #1. Next in business were 75%, and 50%...

Apr 11, 2019

Rejected by Insight ! no Interview !
I did pymetrics and one way interviews for BCG but I did not get a % matching score ...

Array

Apr 11, 2019

Go to pymetrics DOT com/careers

Apr 11, 2019

Thanks, I got a low % , however consulting is among the top 3 business careers :/ but definitely not the highest % compared to other matches. It matched me with a 95% with my current major (Engineering)... I do not know how they would look at it ... will see

Array

Apr 11, 2019

Received an invite for McKinsey's Spark event and rejected for Insight

Apr 11, 2019

same here... Did you receive two separate emails or just one about all?

Apr 11, 2019

I got an email saying "Please note if you applied to Insight or Diversity Connect, you are only being considered for the Spark program at this time."
Does it mean I am rejected from Insight?

Apr 11, 2019

Has anyone else heard back from Bain?

Apr 12, 2019

not yet, waiting anxiously :)

Apr 13, 2019

i got an interview invite for advantage yesterday. hope you hear back soon!

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Apr 13, 2019

Congratulations!!
Do you mind sharing your office preference?

Apr 13, 2019

Congrats!

Apr 13, 2019

Congratulations! Do you mind sharing which office? I imagine NY and ATL offices would hear back sooner because they are May/June starts.

Apr 14, 2019

Congrats!!

Apr 14, 2019

thanks everyone!! :) it was for the NY office -- i think slowturtle is right that it makes sense for the offices with program dates coming up very soon to hear back sooner.

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Apr 16, 2019

Has anyone received word from Clarion yet?

Apr 16, 2019

I haven't, but my friend got an invite to interview last week.

Apr 16, 2019

Did you apply to the propel program too? Trying to figure out if there are others that haven't heard one way or another yet

Apr 16, 2019

I also applied and have not heard from them.

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Apr 23, 2019

yes. interviewed y day.

Apr 16, 2019

Hi all,

I've used WSO 2-3 years back when i was transitioning from PhD to Consulting, and I'm cautiously proud to say/think that I started the tradition of annual compilation of PhD recruiting posts :) - could be wrong but this is my understanding.

I'm now at Trinity Partners which specializes in life sciences consulting, and it's been a great experience thus far. We're offering a 3-day summer program for PhDs and thought you guys might be interested: http://jobs.jobvite.com/trinitypartners/job/oEpJ9fwF
Best of luck to you all,
Sue

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Apr 17, 2019

The program isn't open to postdocs? Any particular reason?

Apr 18, 2019

It IS open to post docs! I'm hosting a small informal group chat tomorrow 7PM ET over skype, so if you're interested, send me your email address for the invite.

Apr 18, 2019

Thank you for sharing this! (and for starting the thread tradition)

Apr 17, 2019

Anyone has news from Bain or BCG?

Apr 21, 2019

BCG said we'd hear back in early May. Haven't heard anything from Bain yet though.

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Apr 17, 2019

Received an interview offer from Bain Atlanta today! No word from BCG.

Apr 17, 2019

Congrats! Is this for ADvantage? And would you be willing to share your stats?

Apr 17, 2019

Yes, for ADvantage.

Apr 19, 2019

Can you share when your interview is scheduled for?

Apr 19, 2019

Has anyone heard from Clarion or Putnam?

Apr 19, 2019

Haven't heard from Putnam.
Aren't we moving these to the other thread?

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Apr 19, 2019

Sorry, you're right haha. Just that nobody is really commenting on the other thread.

Apr 20, 2019

Rejected from Connect 2 Clearview after phone interview

Apr 21, 2019

Rejected from C2C also. They invited me to apply in July for a full time position - but its unclear whether they are just being polite or if it means something more. Did you get a similar email?

Apr 21, 2019

I am rejected and got that email too. Not sure what that means though.

Apr 21, 2019

Anyone list the NY office as their first choice for B2B? Are your chances really determined by which office you prefer?

Apr 22, 2019

i listed NY for bridge. no idea what implications that has for chances.

Apr 22, 2019

The office selection for B2B shouldn't matter because if accepted, you'll likely be placed in the closest office (if you're not local they'd have to cover your expenses so I'm sure this comes into play) according to the recruiter I talked to.

For full time, I heard some offices have more positions so might be strategic to select those but they'd likely place you in your top 2 choices if they want you so it should really be based on where you're actually willing to live.

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Apr 22, 2019

Offered a second round interview for C2C. Let me know if anyone else did as well and is interested in getting a practice or two in before their interview.

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  • olucar
  •  Apr 22, 2019

Hello, anyone heard from Bain Boston?
Thanks

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Apr 22, 2019

Hey, I just got an invite to attend a "case interview workshop" at Bain's boston office this Thursday (4/25). I don't know how this relates to the AIC/ADvantage programs though. Anybody body else got similar invites for case workshops with Bain?

Apr 22, 2019

Interesting. I didn't get this email. Do you need to register or are you automatically invited?

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Apr 22, 2019

I also got this invite today.

Apr 23, 2019

That would likely mean that you passed the first screening. I attended the one in Atlanta; very helpful and I think they do evaluate you during the workshop so be your best self.

Apr 23, 2019

Congrats! Are you guys attending schools near Boston?

Apr 24, 2019

I was invited to the same thing in New York a couple of weeks ago -- found it very helpful like xxtoonlink described. I got an ADvantage interview the next morning.

Apr 24, 2019

Got an email saying BCG will be in touch in early May regarding the status of Bridge2BCG application.

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Apr 25, 2019

Rejected from Insight April 9th, no word from other two yet.

Me Today:
*That's complete b.s. that pymetrics can predict anything meaningfu... "99% consulting fit" ... *ahem, pymetrics is a valid and useful tool for predicting fit of individuals for careers

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Apr 26, 2019

Hey just received a confirmation for the Diversity connect program at McK. Someone else is going?

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Apr 26, 2019

I just got a rejection from them, but would love to hear about the experience after you go!

Apr 26, 2019

Of course!

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Apr 26, 2019

Just got rejected from insight after interview. Sucks :/

Apr 26, 2019

I know, feel the same way...it was so close :-( But these programs are extremely competitive and in no way, shape or form determine any outcome for FT positions! we got this

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Apr 26, 2019

Sorry to hear that :( I've also definitely heard that these summer programs have little bearing on your chances of getting a FT offer.

Did the e-mail say anything else?

Apr 26, 2019

Thanks you guys are both right. It's good practice in any case. The email was a typical rejection email.

Apr 27, 2019

I got rejected as well after the interview. Did you get the keep in touch email as well ? and the early wave interview offer ?

Apr 26, 2019

Got Insight!

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