Hi all! I have an interview with PwC for a senior associate level role. What can I expect? Thanks in advance😊

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Hello everyone. My name is Chris Tennant. I graduated with a degree in Economics from Santa Clara University in 2020. I am very interested in breaking into consulting as an experienced hire, and I am willing to be hired as an analyst or associate. I understand consulting is very competitive, and even a bit harder coming from a non-target school and experienced hire. Does anyone have any advice on how to go about networking and preparing for case interviews? I would really appreciate it.

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YOE:2 ,pos: Associate Consultant. Just started giving Interviews. Got interview calls from 2 companies. Company 1: Deloitte India Company 2: MAST Global Rejected from both. My self confidence has been thrashed. Can someone help me with a better plan/ strategy for the upcoming interviews.

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Anyone interviewed at Terra Firma or have any insight to the process (for Associate level ops role)? Pretty much all content online is for junior roles. More broadly, any opinions on the firm too? Good prospects?

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I am applying to law school and reaching out to folks at my BL firm for recommend letters. I have 2 so far: one from a sr. associate and one from my manager, both who know me very well. I also have a letter from a professor. Would it be superfluous to request a letter from a partner (former co-head of practice group)? The partner is very supportive and even asked if I could be enticed to come back to the firm after school. Most schools only require 2-3 letters. Is there a con to having more?

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Anyone interviewed at EY for Tech Risk experienced associate position? What can I expect during the interview?

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What differentiates a Manager vs an Associate offer / interview process at McKinsey? For 8+ years industry exp and 2 years consulting at T2? Any suggestions on which route to take?

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Going to advisory from audit as a second year associate. What interview questions am I gonna face?

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Really debating here…EY and KPMG want me to do partner interviews with them and I feel like, opportunity wise, there would be more for me if I made the switch. But, it sounds like they would just match my pay and I can’t tell if they want me to come in as an associate or Sr. (I just got promoted to Sr). Any suggestions?

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Currently an Associate Manager (which is the level below Manager in ACN Tech) and applied for a Manager role at big4. I have 7.5 YOE. I’ve completed all interview stages already. The salary I’m demanding is too high so they are considering offering SM after I come back for another interview. Bad move or good opportunity?

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Any thoughts on doing M&A tax as senior associate moving from PwC to Alvarez & Marsal? Potential offer based on the interviews but want to get thoughts. To me moving as a senior lateraly seems questionable. Thx.

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EY or PwC?? Interviewing with both companies as an experienced hired/ experienced associate.. Which company do you prefer?

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Can I start applying for jobs with 2 yrs of exp in SAP BODS and one AWS CP and developer associate certificate?

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Had multiple rounds including case study, final round, and gave references for a lateral UMM associate role. No other candidates made it to the reference stage but the firm ended up not extending an offer. References went well (they told me) and it’s more of a timing thing and waiting for a 2022 start. Has anyone been in this spot before? Any advice for how to proceed and turn this into a better outcome? Pretty tough especially now that I’ve exposed my intent to leave my current firm

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Looking for a Project Finance/Infrastructure job in London at the Senior Associate or AD/VP level. No luck applying direct to the usual suspects (French and Spanish giants). Any headhunters who specialize in the space I should be aware of?

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What is West Monroe Experience Consultant? I had an interview with them today. Is it on per with Big 4 Senior Associate?

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Second year corporate/ECVC associate (not big law), losing my job for sure next week (long story short I screwed up and I’ve been frozen out ice cold). Started interviewing already, should hear back from a firm next week and have two more interviews as well. Has anyone recovered from being let go while actively searching? How did you handle it?

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Interview at FMA BlackRock . Have an interview with FMA Team in BlackRock New york for associate position. Would like to know the kind of work done by the team and also the interview process.

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Currently going for a job interview because my firm is imploding (one partner and one associate leaving). Super nervous bc it’s my first in person interview in years. This will be my second interview, the first zoom interview went well! Any helpful tips on how to handle this? I can’t seem to calm my nerves. Probably bc I’m scared of actually getting an offer and having to quit my current job… even though i cannot stay.

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Fellow 🐠, need some advice. My wife used to work for Accenture for 7 yrs and had to quit job, as she had to come to US with me. She has not been working for close to 6 yrs now, as she did not have work authorization. Now she has received work authorization and would like to join back but haven’t been able to land any interviews. She has a IAM background and did some proactive aws certs. Any guidance to get into a consulting firm as an entry level associate? She just wants to get back to work..

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Any insight on lateral screening interviews? Junior associate scheduled with Perkins Coie. Thanks!

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Is applying to T2/b4 strategy firms doable for me? Currently ~2 YOE in a Transformation role at a less prestigious, well known firm (below tier 2) and think that I’d like to switch to strategy. Masters and good UG resume. I started looking at associate/analyst roles but don’t have referrals. Will lack of referrals hurt me? Are those entry level jobs the ones I should be focused on? I know it’s tough to transition into those firms so I want to make sure I’m not wasting my time. TIA!

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I recently interviewed for a Manager role at a Big 4, but then received an offer for Senior Associate. Is this something I can push back on?

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@KPMG folks, I am in the process of interviewing for an Associate role for Deals Advisory and Independence. I was initially offered -what feels like- a lowball offer of 65 for NYC. Any thoughts on whether this is lowball, and how to approach a negotiation? Dearly appreciated.

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Can anyone please guide me on Google cases for associate role? I want to brush up my casing skills and understand the interview format. Any suggestions will be incredibly helpful.

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I contacted an ops associate at a large US fund and got referred to the search firm leading the process for an ops associate. I have a quick interview with them on tuesday and want to prepare for that and the following steps. Any tips, materials or strategy for this? Also any comp references and general advice would be greatly appreciated. I know how the deal team process is but have no reference for ops Im an FP&A manager at a large CPG company in mexico with 3 YOE in consulting (EYP)

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Have an offer in hand for an AmLaw100 lockstep. Corporate / M&A mid level associate. Didn’t use a recruiter (attorney referral from inside firm). Mostly satisfied with the offer. Procedurally how should I go about negotiating things like signing bonus, full bonus vs pro rated bonus / Covid bonus eligibility? Obviously this would normally be done recruiter to recruiter. Do I contact the internal recruiter or one of the head partners I interviewed with? Email vs call?

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Hi! Would anyone at Kearney be interested in chatting about the interview process for an associate role? I have a case and a behavioral interview next week and would love to understand a bit more about what to expect. Thank you!

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Is it bad to mention that you are looking to move into a role to get promoted earlier than a year when you join a new company in an interview? I am few months away from being a GAS or associate account director based on yoe.

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Had to expedite my Strategy& process (due to end day after) due to a competing offer. Would love to get tips from folks here on S& interviews, specifically for tech strategy at associate/experienced associate level. Are they similar to BCG interviews in terms of cases/difficulty? Will the cases be specific to tech strategy? Any tips on behavioral /fit? Thanks a lot! Strategy&

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Can anyone explain BCG General Consultant (Sr. Associate) interview rounds and what they focus on while recruiting?

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Anyone else prepping for McKinsey interviews and want a case to partner? DM me. I’m going for associate.

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Anyone recently interview for Associate - Supply Chain position at McKinsey? I have a power round next week. I'd highly appreciate if you folks have any tips!

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I'm a junior associate at a national insurance defense firm that was just offered an interview at an AmLaw 200 regional firm in their commercial litigation practice group. 1900 billable requirement and an opportunity to touch different areas of law at a full service firm, so I am jumping at the opportunity. I'm pretty nervous though because I have practically zero commercial litigation experience. Any advice? Interviewing with a full panel of partners.

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Getting accelerated through a T2 interview process for associate. 2 cases and one fit across next week. I haven’t done a case in nearly three years, am I screwed? How do I even approach trying to prep in time while being completely slammed at work?

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What is the interview process like for KPMG Deal Advisory (FDD). For Senior Associate.Any case study? What kind of questions?

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Hi 🐠 ! If I’m 100% new to casing (have a business degree but have been in audit for a year), how long do you recommend practicing case interviews to be strong at it? Is 6-8 weeks sufficient? Would likely be applying for analyst/associate roles. My friends in consulting keep reassuring me that it’s a learned skill but after watching my first case interview ngl I’m pretty intimidated 😅

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Interview with strategy& coming up. 2 interviews with 2 directors they are both cases or half case and half background. What type of cases does strategy& do? Any tips please and thank you. This is for senior associate.

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Hi Fishes! I have an informational interview (phone call) coming up with a recruiter from EY. I’m a tax associate up for senior and I’m very excited and nervous to even have a chance with EY. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on how to prepare or what’s best to say?

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Hi Fishes! I have an informational interview (phone call) coming up with a recruiter from EY. I’m a tax associate up for senior and I’m very excited and nervous to even have a chance with EY. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on how to prepare or what’s best to say?

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