All Things MBB

9938 members
Ask all your questions about MBB and help each other through the interview process

Looks like MBB requires SAT, had a 4.0 in college but only a 1410 SAT - will this kill my chances?

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Are all online applications being looked at/screened or are some filtered out automatically when certain information is not filled out or not sufficient (e.g. GPA)?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Do you feel that being at MBB is more about luck or skill?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Paying for the McKinsey igotanoffer prep course worth it?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

McKinsey Solutions - Solutions Leadership Track. I have received an offer for a Senior Analyst role and have been told the role will be mostly client facing. The Solution is an industry specific one e… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Mck 🐠 - from your experience how long did the background check take to get completed? How many weeks can I expect to wait? Any ways to help speed it up?

likesmart
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Which offices in the United States are considered “big” in terms of having higher demand for head counts and new hires? I’m not looking to take advantage of applying to an “easier” office (there is no… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Is there a platform for practicing behavioral interviews? Like peer to peer? I’ve used Preplounge and Rocketblocks, but the quality of feedback hasn’t been great. TIA!

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Post MBA hires at BCG come in at the Engagement Manager level? WHAT?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Would really appreciate if anyone could provide some insight here! I’m looking at Bains AC deadline for fall but they have a lot of different deadlines for different schools. I was hoping if anyone co… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Advice for the final 24 hours leading up to a final round interview? Last minute prep tips?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

McKinsey 🐠, do you guys send rejections following final round by phone? Or is it always email?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Any recommendations on how I can hire an ex-MBB Recruiter for a CV review session?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Best source for McKinsey type practice cases?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I was told I have been referred at McKinsey for the BA position. But I haven’t heard back yet. Does McKinsey get back to everyone who’s referred?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Hey McKinsey Fish! Is there any real luck of applying to a job on the website? I applied to an implementation role that I know I would be qualified for but without any referral. Been a few weeks so wa… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Anyone familiar with McKinsey Karachi and the type of work they do? I'm a consultant at BAH in Washington DC. I was born in Karachi grew up in the USA and my wife is from Lahore, Pakistan so I'… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Can someone from another country can refer you to the US office? Also what does it mean when someone asks for your resume but doesn’t say anything about referral?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Can we only leverage one referral for an MBB application? I have multiple potential referrers and deciding who to approach. Also, what information are they expected to include when making a referral… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What kind of power does a referring partner have in the recruitment process? Is it more substantial if you apply to the same office?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

How much work, if any, does MBB do with Bill & Melinda Gates, World Bank, USAID, etc.? Could one specialize in doing this type of work?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

if i go to school in DMV area should I target the DC office to optimize my chances or try for northeast offices?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

is the cover letter optional at bcg?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

when is bain going to update their logo? if they don't i'm sure they will begin to lose business as competitors have modernized. but actually, how do folks internally think about a logo revamp

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

McKinsey 🐠 how is covid/WFH affecting the MI population? Are most MI folks just doing generalist work at the moment, or is there still a healthy pipeline of Implementation case work?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Hi all, does any one refer people to MBB? Please let me know. Appreciate that.

funnylike
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Anyone in Mckinsey Implementation willing to chat? I am interested in lateraling - I actually enjoy the operations & implementation side of strategy and wanted to make sure I had a clear understan… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I am looking to switch into an Associate (product development) role at McK from the current product engineering role at Square Inc. What is the interview process going to look like? Very different fr… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Hey all, looking for some advice. I tried for MBB during MBA and I wasn’t able to progress beyond the first round. I ended up at Deloitte and currently have 1 yr of work experience. My performance fee… more

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Background check question. Had a grad school project on my resume with a company. Project was 8 months work with company and 3 months of prep training. This was considered a volunteer role and I have … more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Would being a dual first generation US citizen with conversational fluency help my chances applying to McK/BCG in Manila? Coming from Big4 and currently working on a non-MBA masters from a top program… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

is it possible to make two candidate profiles to apply to 2 different offices for entry level position or will HR flag it. just graduated wondering if i will be considered experience hire or campus hi… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What sort of comp do 2/3 YOE our or undergrad (AC/A/BA) usually get at startups?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

M fish - is there anyway to defer an offer for medical reasons? I expect not but just curious. Have had a wholly unexpected situation arise and am slated to start in 6 weeks.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Likelihood of landing offer with a final round interview at M? Any major things to avoid that might lead to no offer?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

MBB 🐠 - I posted similar post in the consulting bowl, and received some decent responses to the post. Hoping to get some good responses here as well. I have a case study interview with a boutique M… more

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Just got the onboarding email about signing up for a corporate Amex. Given the travel situation should I still sign up?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Interviewers: Should I cut my man-bun for my video interview?! Is it remotely unprofessional? Sides would be a 1 or 2....looks borderline frat party vibes. I’m 25.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What sort of FAANG roles do AC2s/SACs leave at ( or BA/A)? Is it usually closer to a analyst or manager role?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What do you wish were different about your firm?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what’s it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

OR

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

Please enter a valid number