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  2. Ex-McKinsey Consultant Here Answering Questions

    Left "The Firm" a little over a year ago. I've been meaning to do this and just never got around to it; no time like the present! I'm doing an AMA at r/consulting on reddit as well, in case you run across that. I joined McKinsey in a m ...

    144 comments - 4 silver bananas - Dec 9 2017 - 10:47am -

  3. Future of MBB

    Hey all, Looking for some thoughts on how you guys, looking at those actually in the industry, think the strategy consulting market is changing or will change in the upcoming 5-10 years. If you're in college but would like to chip in a few thoughts t ...

    67 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 22 2017 - 10:39am -

  4. NE M7 to MBB: What I wish I knew, observations, and ask me anything

    I attend a northeastern M7 school and just finished first year recruiting, having landed 2 MBB offers and 1 2nd tier offer (ATK, LEK, Parthenon) in an east coast city. I haven't posted much before, but have consistently found WSO very helpful, so I w ...

    54 comments - 8 silver bananas - Mar 5 2016 - 2:01pm -

  5. Where I should intern to get a full-time at MBB

    I am currently a junior at a state school. I want to work full time at either McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. I wanted to know what internships would look the best when applying full time. I have an internship this summer at a tech consulting firm. What else can ...

    77 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2016 - 5:27pm -

  6. Can I break into strategy consulting/MBB with a U Washington STEM/CS degree?

    I'm currently a freshman pre-CS student at the University of Washington in Seattle planning on getting either a CS degree or- as a backup- another of their computing majors (ACMS, Informatics, Applied math, etc). I am very much on the path towards wo ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 31 2017 - 1:08am -

  7. Accept McKinsey Associate offer when already VP at tier 2 IB?

    Would it make sense for you to start working as an Associate at McKinsey (post MBA recruting route, though no MBA, so i assume 1st year assoc) if you are already a VP at a bank? Reason is i dont enjoy the current job that much anymore and am interviewing ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2015 - 4:25am -

  8. MBB India VS Accenture/Deloitte (tier2) in UK?

    With the way things are going, it's likely I'm going to face this situation in 3-4 months time. What would you do? Why? Job offer from Accenture / Deloitte (insert tier 2 consulting firm) in a country like UK/USA VS MBB offer in a country like I ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 1:14pm -

  9. Progression in MBB without MBA

    So I know the standard line of progression for MBB is 2-3 years post undergrad--> MBA---> Return to firm. But recently on LinkedIn I have noticed, for BCG in particular, that it's becoming more common to go from Associate (undergrad position) s ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:53pm -

  10. Consulting Case 101

    Just got a 3 month subscription for consultingcase101, they have a bunch of McK PST practice tests, fast math drills, case prep, which seem pretty helpful. PST BCG McKinsey Bain Case interview prep ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2016 - 6:43am -

  11. BCG dinged me after the final round for "not displaying enough enthusiasm". I have my first interview with McK in 1 week...

    Received a rather sad call yesterday from BCG, where I was told that after carefully asessing my interviews, they were unable to extend me an offer for an associate position. They gave me some feedback. They said they were very interested in me and that&# ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 29 2017 - 5:00pm -

  12. Offer help-- MBB goal

    I'm a junior at a top-12 non-target school. My goal is MBB for full time but they do not look at resumes for internships only full time. I'm currently evaluating two offers. One is an APMM (Associate Product Marketing Manager) position with Goog ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2013 - 12:19pm -

  13. MBB Recruiting Chances- Feedback requested

    Hello, I am looking for some BRUTALLY HONEST feedback on my profile and my chances of securing a MBB internship offer. If anyone has done any recruiting at MBB firms your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Here is my background: * Accepted and about t ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 26 2017 - 4:37pm -

  14. Big 4 above Bain and BCG?

    eFinancialcareers published an article where they surveyed 6,500 consulting professionals globally on the ideal professional services firms to work for and the Big 4 surpass both Bain and BCG. The Big 4 consulting practices have gained a lot of prestige i ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2016 - 4:59am -

  15. McK Corporate Finance V.S. BCG

    I am a first year MBA student. Got offers from McKinsey corporate finance Practice as a Summer Associate and BCG, both in Shanghai. For McKinsey CF, 50% of time is CF related, the other 50% is generalist type of work. BCG is generalist. Seek advice on how ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2015 - 10:05pm -

  16. Bain Online Test

    Can people who have taken the Bain online test (Cubiks RfB Numerical Reasoning) clarify what's on it please? 1. Are all of the questions data interpretation questions based on tables & graphs? (my test page just says RfB Numerical Reasoning)? 2. ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2014 - 9:46am -

  17. Do MBB hold early interviews for FT candidates with expiring return offers?

    For context, I'm a current student at a non-target state school, and have been networking with the NYC offices of MBB. Interned at GS last summer and while trying to set up interviews with MBB for this past fall I was given the advice (from the MBB c ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 26 2017 - 5:12pm -

  18. MBB Background Check-

    Hey guys, first post on WSO. Just accepted an MBB offer and really excited, but the offer is contingent upon a successful background check. I'm becoming increasingly nervous about this and hoping someone could share their thoughts. I come from a Big ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 5 2012 - 12:11pm -

  19. Monitor Case Interview. Help needed ASAP!

    Hey everyone, I have an interview coming up with Monitor very soon, and I am trying to find some time to prepare for it. I have looked up some cases online and checked out the Victor Cheng materials. I even did some Deloitte interviews, but it seems like ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 6 2014 - 5:50am -

  20. How difficult is it to move from BCG in an emerging market to BCG UK/US?

    I imagine moving in the opposite direction is pretty easy, however, I could be wrong. Assume work permit / Visa is not an issue BCG McKinsey Bain ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 1 2016 - 12:56pm -

  21. Reality Check: Breaking into Management Consulting

    A little bit about myself: I am a 3rd Year Business student at a top ranked UK Business School (think Saint Andrews, Bath, Warwick). As part of my degree, I am currently on an industrial placement (12months) in the investment management division of a BB. ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 29 2017 - 1:42pm -

  22. Consulting Rejections

    What are they looking for? internship rejection BCG McKinsey Bain ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2015 - 9:43am -

  23. What level is McKinsey Sr Associate?

    I've been seeing the Sr. Associate title pop up on LinkedIn for McKinsey connections? What is a Sr. Associate? I thought you went from Associate to Engagement Manager? BCG McKinsey Bain ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 14 2017 - 9:13am -

  24. alalala

    x new york city Investment Banking MBB consulting IB in london Columbia University BCG McKinsey Bain LBS MIM banking in europe ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2014 - 5:15pm -

  25. Offer from McKinsey Eastern Europe- Should I take it?

    Hi all, I have received an offer from McKinsey EE for an analyst position. I have been educated in Western Europe, bachelor and master's degree in finance from Copenhagen Business School. My grades were low, so I was not accepted in Western European ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2017 - 8:23am -

  26. MBB Office Transfer Timeline

    As a new hire at an MBB office in the midwest, at what point in my time at the firm is it possible to transfer offices? Is it easier within the same region? If I do 2 years, have MBB pay for my MBA, and come back for 2, can those 2 post-MBA be at a new of ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2016 - 12:10pm -

  27. Firms/Streams similar to McKinsey BTO

    Hi there, I recently went on a recruiting event for McKinsey 's BTO and found it quite rare that they are doing IT consulting without implementation. Are you guys aware of any other MBB /boutique that are similar in this sense? Even BCG 's Plati ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2015 - 11:41am -

  28. How to go from being cut at McKinsey BA intern 1st round to being hired full time at MBB?

    So, I recently got cut from 1st round interview for BA intern at McKinsey in the US (I think my school is a target since we send about 10 every year to McKinsey and there are info sessions). It was a little unfortunate that I made a math error and when my ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 2 2017 - 1:44am -

  29. MBB Recruiting Cycle/ Interviews

    Hi everyone, Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm a recent graduate with a double major in Bioengineering and Economics. I have a bit of an unconventional approach towards consulting: I've done a lot of bioengineering research (authored two ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2017 - 2:11am -

  30. West Coast MBB Dress Code/Shopping Advice

    I'm fortunate to be starting at a west coast MBB in the Fall. I'm slowly starting to buy clothes for the job, but I have several questions (which I could not find the answers to on the forum): My understanding is that typical dress code is busin ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 16 2016 - 9:37pm -

  31. McKinsey Implementation Practice??

    I am an advanced degree candidate (MD/PhD) applied to McK for an associate role and got through the screening round (PST, 2 group interviews) as well as the 2nd round (2 cases, 2 fit). The firm requested that I consider doing my 3rd round for the implemen ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  32. GRE quant scores for MBB

    Hi, I have been reading about management consulting for quite some time and I am pretty confident that this is a job I would really love. I'm finishing a STEM PhD at a target school where I've done fairly well (3.97 GPA, won an external fellowsh ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2015 - 11:40pm -

  33. Northwestern University Case Practice Partners APD/ADC/MBA

    I thought I'd start a topic to bring together candidates from Northwestern. Some of us are going to Bridge to BCG, and McKinsey Insight. These will be great opportunities for us to network. But I'd like to find other people on campus who are ser ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2015 - 11:39am -

  34. Must See Videos for Bankers and Those Interested in IB

    Bankers vs. Consultants- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROlDmux7Tk4 A Day in the Life of an Analyst- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcsRKaJPNDM M&A McKinsey banking consulting BCG McKinsey Bain bbmm ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2015 - 10:39pm -

  35. Shot at Consulting?

    How's it going guys? It's my first time on wso and I was wondering if anyone could help me get a better understanding of my shot at getting a MBB /Tier 2 firm. My stats are: Operations Management at a large state school (Semi target since all 3 ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2014 - 1:05pm -

  36. Recruiting for MBB FT this Fall!- Tear my resume apart

    annihilate my resume consulting mob BCG tier 2 BCG McKinsey Bain ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 5 2016 - 3:10pm -

  37. Easiest Offices (in terms of recruitment) at McKinsey, BCG, and Bain??

    I recently spoke with a consultant at Bain and he mentioned that Atlanta, Dallas, and Boston were some of the less competitive locations when it comes to recruitment. Atlanta & Dallas because no one wants to live in those areas and Boston due its size ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2015 - 12:02am -

  38. Shots at MBB?

    Hi everyone I have a very small question. Will McKinsey shortlist my resume after three years of work ex. in healthcare consulting domain (ZS Associates), followed by a masters in management or a masters in management and strategy from one of their target ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2013 - 7:51pm -

  39. McK, BCG, Bain after masters: should I apply for an internship or an analyst position?

    Hello, I am a masters student in finance in the UK (think Oxford/Cambridge/LSE) and I do not have finance-related working experience (have experience only in a big tech company, think Apple/Yahoo/Google/Microsoft). I am over 25y old and have been wonderin ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2017 - 6:16am -

  40. Is it possible to get in MBB as an entry level consultant after 2+ year experience?

    I am graduated from top tier university in my country. Have ~1 year at early stage PE & 6 months at Leading Telecom Corporate Development. I left my PE job because the lackness of the skill improvement opportunities in company. I did some great jobs o ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2016 - 2:36am -

  41. Mock case for MBB hopeful?

    Hi Fellow Monkeys, Have a few case interviews coming up with MBB firms and would absolutely love to go through a mock case with you. I already have some practice cases under my belt, but the more practice I can get the better: Shoot me a PM / Message if:- ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2015 - 10:09pm -

  42. Need Help!!:(Please fix my first draft resume

    Dear all. I am trying my best to get an internship at consulting companies. and I am confused with my own resume..hahah Could you all please kindly help me to fix my first draft resume? Thank you in advance! BCG McKinsey Bain ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2012 - 7:03am -

  43. How often do you get a case that's purely numbers?

    In some of the Case in point cases (ex. case #17), Cosentino provides cases that are purely number-based. Not much analysis but simply running big numbers in your head like (7,700/270,00) and having to provide percentages. How often are these cases? Just ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2012 - 2:33am -