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All Things MBB

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Have a chat with McKinsey recruiter/phone screen coming up in a few weeks, to talk about my experience (6 YOE) and the role (MI). Anything specific I should expect?

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Is it possible to pivot from BCG KT to consulting?

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Just got an interview at BCG!! I know I’m overthinking this, and this probably doesn’t matter at all, but is there any strategy for what interview slot I should take? I was given a choice of 4: first … more

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Thoughts on Stax Consulting for PE DD

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How hard it it to switch from big 4 implementation to MBB strategy or generalist roles (getting an interview, being able to do the job, etc.)? Is it easier if you go through b-school?

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For those of you at MBB that started remotely this fall, how far in advance did you receive your work equipment? And were you only sent a laptop? Starting soon and not sure what to expect..

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MBB fish - what are the policies of holding individual stocks/equities? Starting soon so thinking about what I should purchase before I’m restricted.

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McK 🐠 in NA: if you are pre-mba and get firm approval for mba spons, do firms offer any support/discount on prep $ (ie courses) and time off to study for GMAT?

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How much does the resume factor into interviewing at McK past the screen? Is it consulted heavily by interviewers?

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McK 🐠: do you see the recent scandal shifting talent towards BB and/or causing McK to lose some of its prestige/status in the market?

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Finally, closure. I now understand the "not creative enough" feedback from McKinsey. I know, too soon! Tasteless, Smug, Self Gratification, False Self Conciliation..... Haha Seriously, sh… more

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Digital/tech question 🤓: If you are applying to MBB digital/tech arms from b-school .. are you only given IT/tech cases or are you also expected to know financial statements/supply chains and all the… more

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I got referred to a role at McKinsey. Do I still need to submit an application for the role, or must I wait until contacted?

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Gonna start a CDD project in two weeks, never had DD experience. Anyone can tell me how to prepare an CDD engagement?

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I'm interviewing for Sr Analyst @ McK in a few days. One of the interviews is a Technical Exp Assessment, which I was told was to be a convo about my excel exp. Anyone know what kind of stuff they… more

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After getting a referral link to BCG and applying, how long until you guys heard back? I’m assuming it depends just trying to gauge the range. Thanks!

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Is the Private Equity rotation an option for everyone at BCG, Bain? Or is it only available to a select few?

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How well do you feel MBB engagements run? Are they seamless and everyone has an idea about how the problem will be solved - hypothesis and driver tree focused - or is it a case of retrofitting finding… more

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Posted in the exit opps bowl, but figured I’d get input here too — went from big 4 advisory to a lower/MM PE Ops role. Is it worth trying for MBB if my near-future goal is to do portfolio ops at a lar… more

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Do MBB look at your GMAT score when considering interview invites? I have a 3.6/700 and am considering a T15 b-school. I’m interested in digital/tech and not sure if they prioritize numbers or releva… more

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What is BCG’s “Project Specialist” role?

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About to email my resume to BCG (after chatting with a Principal. He told me to email HR lead and mention we’ve spoken). Would I have a chance shooting my shot at a Senior Associate position, or wou… more

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Best way to improve critical thinking?

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I passed my phone screening case interview at McKinsey! Are the subsequent round cases much more difficult? Nervous about the math mostly

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McK 🐠 what laptops do they issue associates in the US? I start in Jan and trying to plan the home office setup (specifically the docking station aspect).

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Any insight on the interview process at Bain?

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How much work is MBB doing in tech implementation nowadays?

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Any MBB fish willing to share net worth and age? Trying to benchmark my career against MBB folks

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How is M doing in Sweden? I was thinking about applying to a implementation consultant role. But don’t know if want to travel as much as it is rumored that you guys do. Currently in a local shop mainl… more

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Any MBB Canada folks here willing to connect? I am planning a move from the US to Canada in the next year and looking for some guidance to apply for management consulting opportunities. MBA with a tot… more

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Anyone who laterally transitioned from T2 strategy to MBB, are you glad that you transitioned or regret it? Why?

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Mckinsey or PM at Amazon for internship?

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Which MBB does the most international development work? Can you build a career doing this type of work at your firm?

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Folks who applied to BCG recently - how long did it take for you to hear back after applying? Positive or not?

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Got my rejection call after McKinsey round 1 today. They said they still liked me and would be sending me something about a keep in touch program for future cycles. Is this actually something or just … more

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Just bombed bcg R1 earlier today (panicked on the math pretty badly) Who can relate 😭

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Does MBB provide all levels an Amex Platinum for expenses?

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Is it true at McK that your bonus is just added to your salary for the next year?

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In what year and title do you surpass 200k all in at McK, BCG, and Bain? Thanks

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For the McK work from home credit, can you expense a lamp?

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