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Any insights on McKinsey earning potential for Expert track? Like average comp at each level and average amount of time it takes to be promoted at each level? Thank you!

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Two questions: 1) is “Case In Point” outdated and no longer useful? 2) Is Preplounge better/worse than Rocketblocks if you’re going to pay for premium?

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For those of you asking if McK is hiring for X position or Y office, it’s best to check the recruiting website. It has the most up to date information and will likely be a better source of informatio… more

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Bainies: is there any significant downside to not including a cover letter on an application for AC? It isn’t mandatory for the app

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McKinsey folks, I have a case assessment with your firm to determine if I will be given a first round interview and I already had the practice assessment which I fumbled. Can anyone give any suggestio… more

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Hi! Looking for guidance/advice and referrals from MBB fishes. Aiming and preparing to become FT Sr. Data Engineer with MBB (McK is priority) in next few days/months. Currently, a Senior working on Az… more

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How does engagement manager experienced hire work at MBB? Left My firm over a year ago (finished 21 months as an Associate and was on track to get promoted in 3 months) to join a PE fund...contd.

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For every MBB class, is it true that more FT hires ( >= 50%) are gotten from the FT candidate pool (people who went thru the FT hiring process) rather than from their respective intern pools (who g… more

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Looking for guidance/advice from any MBB folks willing to connect as I prepare for the fall campus recruiting cycle for FT roles. Will appreciate any help

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Do you know if Mck is still hiring? Looking for ops specifically! Thank you

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Have an offer for associate at McK as an experienced hire which I am grateful for, but bonus seems off from quoted norm. Details are 165k base, 30k sign-on, 7.5% retirement, but bonus is 15k annualize… more

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How flexible is the vacation policy at MBB? Are there strict limits to the 15/20 days per year? Can you sometimes exceed that, if you’re between projects?

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Starting at Bain this coming year. Trying to plan Christmas vacation with family. What is Bain Toronto’s or more generally Bain’s Christmas schedule like? At my current firm we get about 1.5 weeks off… more

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What's the progression like for data scientists at MBB? I see data scientist, senior, and principal lvls at McK and I'm not sure how quickly people are promoted there. And what's the comp … more

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Since my non-MBB consulting internship after grad school ended in April I’ve been actively trying to network with MBB people as much as possible. It was very successful and I was encouraged to apply a… more

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For McKinsey peeps! Can you explain how people on the expert track interact with general consulting? If you’re on the expert track, will you be on projects with general consultants as well? Or will yo… more

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MBB 🐟, any tips on getting the opportunity to join/start a brand new office as a current consultant? For example, there is no Bain office in Cairo and I want the opportunity to work there if they ope… more

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How does staffing work at BCG? Is there a staffing manager or do you have to go find your own cases?

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What are pre-MBA pay bands at MBB?

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Any ex-McK in this bowl who switched to BCG? Curious to understand your reason, whether you like it more than the Firm and what are the key differences?

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