Off-Cycle MBB Recruiting for ADCs

I'm an MD currently completing a post-doc in pharma, applied as an ADC to MBB in the fall, made it to the decision round for MBB1 and MBB2. was waitlisted at MBB1, was asked to complete an extra decision round then waitlisted at MBB2, and was ultimately rejected to both though asked to reapply during the off-cycle in spring.

Have any other ADCs applied during the off-cycle?
- How was your experience?
- How did the recruitment process and level of difficulty compare?
- Did you experience any pushback in re-applying so soon?
- What recommendations would you have for someone else going through off-cycle ADC recruiting?
- What alternate job options did you consider, in case you didn't get an offer?
- Do you have any other advice?

I really, really appreciate your help.

Comments (4)

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:57pm

Hi Timeless Banana, don't worry, the WSO Monkey Bot is here.... I'm hoping one of these links will help find your answer:

  • 2016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting Updates 2016, this post ranks #15 for the past year McKinsey BCG Bain PhD JD MD to Sunday, January 1, 2017- ... first time BCG is recruiting for full time consultants officially in the Spring (heard some office is ... Hey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: sp
  • 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 ... / Semi-Target McK- submitted 7/17, waiting Bain- submitted 7/20, waiting BCG- submitted 7/23, waiting to ... information and deadlines about tier-2 (LEK, Oliver Wyman, etc.) opportunities for ADCs. Here are the links t
  • 2015 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD/ADC! Hi everyone, Thought I'd start a thread for 2015 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status ... updates for advanced degree candidates. From the past years's posts, I expect McKinsey and BCG to be ... programs in which region you applied to! consulting mbb ...
  • BCG ADC / Mck APD questions students at these two firms. Does McKinsey do the PST for these interviews? How about BCG's math ... hey guys, trying to figure out what the basic structure of interviews is for advanced degree ...
  • ADC Candidate: Thoughts of R&D vs MBB Consulting. Please help with the risks/downsides stories of how consultants leave to become Head of Research at Merck, for example. adc mbb career ... and Corporate America seems to be: Consultant = Manager/Senior Manager Project Leader = Director ... a Fortune 500 company doing R&D work. I've been thinking of switching to a MBB Consulting position. ...
  • Choosing between McKinsey, Bain, and BCG? McKinsey vs Bain vs BCG If you've worked hard enough to secure an offer at all three firms then ... compensation: 151.9k Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Salary Average base: 81.4k Average bonus: 15k All in ... whole, Mckinsey and Company pays its first year associates the best by a large degree. MBB: Management ...
  • 2018 ADC Strategy Consulting Firm Recruitment & Case Preparation Accenture BCG McKinsey Bain Case Practice Partners ... you guys know of anyone that received an interview the following recruitment cycle from BCG after no ... I made it to final round at BCG Chicago office but didn't receive an offer (fall 2017). Do ...
  • More suggestions...

I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:27am

I had a similar situation last fall, except I only made it to the final round with one MBB. I was invited to reapply after 6-months, which is essentially now. I too am thinking of applying off-cycle, and am looking for helpful information as to the process. I have scheduled a talk with the NYC ADC recruiter later today, though I'm not sure how many revelations will come from that conversation.

Did you end up going through the process again? If so, do you have any answers to your own questions (as they're all questions I'm also asking)?

Mar 13, 2019 - 8:39pm

I am going through the off-cycle process now. From interview invite to my final round interview date has been a 3 month process. Off-cycle hires just seem to take much longer because schedules have to align and apparently it gets crazy busy for them after January. For off-cycle that happens during the winter seasons, your interviews will happen with summer associates/interns.

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