There have been other threads on the topic of ranking McKinsey offices (https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/which-are-…) but many of them are from 2011 or earlier. The general consensus in 2011 was: NY > SF > Chicago + Boston + London > LA > Seattle > Atlanta/Austin/Dallas/Philly/etc. > Miami/St. Louis/Cleveland/Houston/etc. and NYC+SF>Boston+London>Chicago>LA>>Atlanta/Houston/Dallas/Philly type cities I was wondering if anything had changed? I am interested in applying to a regional office (Philadelphia, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Houston, etc.)
29 Jul 2020
When applying to McKinsey you have the options of selecting a city, or a city with an focus on operations or Digital. I understand the digital side is technology focus and operations is extracting value from day-to-day activities. Is applying as an analyst with no designator on operations or digital the same as applying to the strategy team? Or is applying to a city and not selecting operations/digital put you in the running for all teams?
01 Aug 2020
Hello, does anyone have any knowledge/experience on how large these two offices are for McKinsey (Charlotte and Atlanta), is one significantly larger/smaller than the other? I am thinking of putting Charlotte as my #1 office preference but I am concerned if it is so small that they might only have 1 or 2 openings, while Atlanta may have 15 or 20. I want the best chance of getting in, balancing office sizes, as NY obviously has the most openings but it is harder to get in.
31 Jul 2020
Hi all. I have a final interview (lateral hire, but from ER) with an MBB firm (Asian office). Last interview of the final round (will have had 4 interviews total). At this point, am I practically a shoo in unless I mess up a lot, or is this interview still make or break? Regardless, I'd still be trying my best.
09 May 2020
I have read from various sources on WSO that Bain/BCG have a greater emphasis on office/location than McKinsey, which has a global staffing model. For Bain and BCG, which office would have the best exit opps/prestige/etc, Dallas or Atlanta? Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated, thank you.
04 Aug 2020
Hi guys! Sorry for the off-topic and looking for some tips, as I found no useful information so far. I applied to McKinsey for an internship, passed the CV screening and very sadly for me failed the Imbellus Digital Assessment (feeling a bit dumb about this). Is there anyone who re-applied and passed it again? Or are there any tips? Or, people who passed, what were your tips? Any help how to prepare it? I was pretty confident with my first part, but the second part went much worse as I thought I had only 12 min for this game and stressed, so finished earlier. I am ok with that, but since I'd
14 May 2020
Italian guy looking to break into management consulting and targeting M/B/B to start my career. All three firms have offices in Milan, but I'd rather start my career elsewhere, possibly London or UAE. While Dubai seems feasible for an Italian that comes from a target uni, I heard that London offices almost exclusively recruit native speakers from Oxbridge. Since I'm considering attending a masters in the UK, I'd like to have some insight on this in order to take a more informed decision
14 Sep 2019
Currently, in my sophomore year, have a 3.5 GPA- I think it is a little low for Mckinsey so I am trying to get it up. I go to a target school. It's my dream to work at Mckinsey and consulting is definitely what I want to do after graduating. I want to maximize my chances of getting in at Mckinsey. Currently making sophomore summer plans and want to know how to best position myself to get an interview for a junior summer internship. What activities should I do? What should I do with my summers/time outside of class? Should I take extra classes over the summer to raise my GPA or should I do an
10 Nov 2018
Hi everyone! I'm looking for your advice as I just finished my MBA recruiting process and now have to decide between McKinsey and Bain offers in London. To be quite honest, I like the Bain team better, prefer their local staffing model, have been offered a higher salary, and feel there is greater support for consultants based on conversations with their HR team. However, I don't know if turning down an offer from McKinsey is a smart choice due to the prestige of the firm and the potential future opportunities that may derive from that. (In other words, am I really crazy for considering turning
26 Oct 2019
Hi All, I am currently applying for McK Digital UAE (Product Owner Role), and I'd like to learn more about their salaries. I tried to check online but couldn't find anything. Does someone know anything about McK Digital salaries for UAE (Dubai/Abu Dhabi)? Thanks
17 Feb 2020
I'm in the fortunate situation of choosing between a McKinsey sales and marketing strategy consulting internship v Bain MBA Internship. McKinsey is in Denver, Bain in Dallas. In fairly agnostic on location. I'm leaning Bain based on the relationships I've built over the last few months, but saying no to McKinsey is daunting. Any recommendations or thoughts?
11 Mar 2018
Have the opportunity to work for either McK or BCG in Chicago. Any thoughts? Factors: I'm interested in exiting either into public sector or biotech/pharma. I want to start a family in a couple years (I'm female, so pregnancy burden is on me).
07 Aug 2018
I will be studying either History or a History and Politics degree at a top UK university (Either Oxford, Durham, St.Andrews - and Exeter which is a top uni for History). Will this prevent me joining the likes of McKinseys or BCG? I plan to set up a financial tech type business at uni and will join the relevant finance societies and such, and I will have a number of extra-curricular which will highlight my leadership, communication, organisational etc. etc. skills Would I be competitive? (I expect a First would be expected ofc)
16 Nov 2018
Has anyone attended McKinsey's Undergraduate Women's Summit? Especially interested to know if it gives you a leg up during recruitment for summer internships. Would appreciate any insight into the event.
12 May 2018
All questions for US/Canadian offices only. When they ask you to SIGN offer letter which is contingent upon a background check, is that enough authorisation from us for them to easily PULL our records out of universities? If you come through a referral, do they still perform an intrusive background check? Is this a standard now? Is there anyone who was offered (in the recent past) without having to sign any authorization/release? Cheers! How do employers check education? Job verification is typically done by an independent firm You will likely be asked to produce transcripts Most employers
09 Jun 2017
Hi all, I just narrowly got rejected (according to my interviewers) for a smaller North American office. I was wondering what everyone thinks of me applying to one of their European offices. Their Full-time recruitment cycle start later than in North America so I still have the time to network in. There rules don't seem to say that it's not allowed...
28 Sep 2018
Hi! Can someone explain the difference between business analyst and junior associate for McKinsey? I looked at their career portals and initially I thought Junior Associate = Business Analyst for different countries, but then I found out some foreign cities offered both (Abu Dhabi, Singapore City, etc.). I'd like to consider working abroad and was just curious about the technicalities of these two terms.
04 Feb 2019
Hi! I would like you guys help me tear apart my resume! I am mainly interested in a career within consulting but I haven't excluded other industries. Be as honest as possible: please focus on content, format, grammar etc. And also, since there is nothing I can do about my existing experiences, please focus on relevance etc. rather than personal achievements. Cheers!
21 Aug 2018
I have several alumni at Partner level (obviously much older than me) with whom I can get in touch. But should I really focus on impressing the Partners, or the Associates? School of thought 1: Associates have more incentive in referring (as they care about money), as partners don't really care much about the 10k or so they'll get for a successful referral. School of thought 2: Partner's referral would be stronger (obviously), and more likely to work (whatever that means) Please provide your inputs.
14 Jul 2017
Does anyone have any ideas of what BCG's best practice areas are in the New York office? I'm defining "best", as working with the best clients in the sector, selling at the highest price point, providing the most real and tangible value to the client company, and providing the members of the team with the opportunity to work on problems that are truly challenging and will have large implications on the future of the client company and their industry. It's quite difficult to research this, especially as it pertains specifically to NY, because none of the work is disclosed, so any insights would
07 Mar 2020
Hey guys I just accepted an offer from Accenture Strategy for their summer internship program. I didn't really network with anyone from MBB and didn't even apply to two of them. I would like to apply to their full-time programs next year. Is moving from ACN Strat to MBB doable? If so, any suggestions for what I should be doing other than networking and preparing for the interviews etc. Thanks!
21 Dec 2016
Hi there! I am a current senior studying in a well ranked undergraduate business program with a minor in Computer Science. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern in Seattle, WA as a PM intern with Microsoft. Upon completion of my internship, I was offered a full time offer with Microsoft. The offer was very competitive with a large base salary, a signing bonus, and stock options. I have not signed yet, but up until a few days ago, that was my plan all along. This week, I was contacted by the recruiter at McKinsey saying that they were interested in interviewing me. It would be for a
14 Oct 2019
I am thinking of a situation where someone with a low GPA gets to the interview stage because of a referral. Is that a possibility? And assuming you do get an interview, would GPA still be relevant? Thanks
14 Jul 2017
I recently accepted a job at an MBB firm as an experienced hire, but currently trying to negotiate my start date. My question here is, I understand that start classes can be important for making good connections at MBB firms. I have the option to join in April, May and June. Which months are the best time to join typically? Thanks in advance!
02 Mar 2017
Just curious - would you pay to get a resume review, mock interview, or other advice from people who are currently (or were previously) at your dream company of choice (e.g. McKinsey, Goldman, Google, Apple, etc)? .... If so, how much would you pay? Would your decision change if you could get that help instantly? e.g. instant resume review or case interview from that person?
22 Jan 2017