I interviewed at MBB a couple of years ago, got through the case interview and all and was finally rejected and the feedback given was that I was too passionate about the specific industry the role was tailored to and that it might be difficult to lead me. I already knew during the interview process that I had fucked up because there were a couple of occasions where I made the interviewers look dumb and that it was evident I knew more than them about certain things. I wish I could undo it!
I have a case interview as a compensation/rewards consultant with MBB. Does anyone have any prep materials or recommendations on case interviews specific to rewards/compensation?
Hello, I’m a pharmacy graduate currently applying for entry level consulting roles. I have first round interview at an MBB next week and I am interested in doing a practice case interview with a current or past consultant. If anyone is happy to help please let me know
Hi, I'm applying to Oliver Wyman after spending 4 years in operations at Amazon (prior background is big4 consulting and top MBA). Can anyone who has gone through their experienced hire process speak to the cases portion for EM/principal? Is it a typical MBB case interview or more of a conversation?
Background: don't have the time to sink in 50 hours of traditional MBB case prep like you would as an MBA sharpening up for cases. I'm hearing conflicting things on how exp hires are evaluated
Hi, I'm applying to Oliver Wyman (background big4 consulting, top MBA, Amazon). Can anyone speak to the case interview process for experienced hires for EM/ principal? I can't tell if it's a typical MBB case interview or more of a conversation.
Got feedback after a commercial case interview (similar as MBB) for a PE role, I came off as too "frameworky" (assuming not very organic conversation) and my frameworks were a bit too general. Rest was fine from what I understand. Any tips to improve on this?
is it harder to get into MBB as an engagement manager after 5-6 years of work experience?
I’ve heard the case/interview questions are more complicated is that true?
Has anyone ever (successfully) used frameworks from other disciplines as instead of usual structures you see in case interview prep? I have some generalist MBB interviews coming up- My background is in health & science not business- so applying things like logic models&theory of change models is much more natural for me rather than 3cs, etc. I feel they can be adapted for many case prompts, & I can apply them more confidently- but I don’t want to seem as if I’m thinking too out of the box
Has anyone ever (successfully) applied frameworks from other disciplines as opposed to the usual structures you see in case interview prep? I have some generalist MBB interviews coming up- My background is in health & life sciences not business- so applying things like logic models and theory of change models is much more natural for me rather than 3cs, etc. I feel they can be adapted for many case interview prompts, &I can apply them more confidently- but don’t want to be too out of the box.
A bit stressed about my application timeline for MBB… I’m still practicing casing and am not ready for the real thing yet, but I heard it could take months for the firms to get back regarding a first round interview. Should I apply now or wait to apply until I’m ready for the case interview?
Does anyone need a partner for consulting case prep ( MBB). I need case interview partners to prepare with
What's the MBB case interview like for analytics? Is it a take home and then explain your work type thing?
Does interviewing candidates while at MBB make you a better interviewer (such as when doing a case interview for PE funds)?
How difficult is the case interview process in Strategy&? Is at the same level of complexity as MBB?
Hey everyone, I am a recent graduate and just started working( 1 year work experience so far) but want to transition to strategy consulting (tier 2/ Big four/MBB) but I am starting from scratch with my prep for the case interviews and I’m curious on understanding if I can effectively/efficiently prepare for a case interview with free resources online as I am sceptical about paying some of the steep prices for coaching?
I have COVID for the first time rn, but I'm currently in MBB case interview preparation mode, so I want to give my body time to sleep, rest, and do well, but even with sleep aids, my mind is wide awake and wants to convert random improper fractions to decimals in my head, do case problems, and more 🤕
How would you suggest shutting down when your mind is overstimulated and you're trying to sleep? Melatonin isn't doing it - nor is NyQuil. I'm cutting back on D3 to see if that improves my sleep.
I have COVID for the first time rn, but I'm currently in MBB case interview mode, so I want to give my body time to sleep so I can rest and do well, but even with sleep aids, my mind is wide awake and wants to convert random improper fractions to decimals in my head, market sizing drills, and more 🤕
I'm cutting back to my usual dose of D3 because I think the higher COVID dose is disrupting my sleep, but how else do you recommend shut down your mind when your ADHD mind won't turn off work.
Capital One case interview experience vs MBB? From what I understand, Cap 1’s cases are strictly business scenarios which is sometimes not the case in MBB. Any other insights?
I had a case interview for MBB specialist role but didn’t excel at the math part as I thought I would. I’m generally good with math, I just had a lapse in judgment for one particular part of the case… I got the rest fairly right and landed a good conclusion + had positive interaction with interviewer: Is there a chance I make it through?
Where are the best online case interview coaches? Looking specifically to get into MBB within two weeks. I’m somewhat experienced at it and would like the practice/feedback
Anyone up for case interview practice?
I have my interview next week with one of MBB and I'm trying to practice cases. However, we all know that cases are best practiced in group.
Hit me up if you are in the same boat as mine or practicing cases in general.
My friend is recruiting for MBB this summer - he is a vet back at school and grew up around the world. Very interesting background, pretty bright, but he's gotten feedback in case interview practice to work on his moderately heavy accent. Anyone have any advice for him/would be willing to connect with him? US Offices.
Hi MBB folks. I wanted to check something on structuring. I’m getting feedback from other candidates that having an initial structure of more than 3 buckets is considered bad? Is there any truth to this? Not sure if this should be on the case interview group instead but wanted feedback from folks in the firms. I’m preparing for Mckinsey specifically right now.
Someone asked me and I had no clue so posting here. If someone wants to join MBB laterally as an EM or Principal from industry or prior non-MBB consulting background then will they be required to go through the case interview grind or is it more behavioral / fit at that level?
In an MBB virtual case interview, is it acceptable to ask if a calculator or spreadsheet is allowed for any questions? I feel like we’re at the point where it’s wasting both our time assessing mental math capabilities.
Is it typical for Recruiting at MBB to be a shitshow? Recently concluded a months-long interview process with BCG Platinion that left a bad taste in my mouth. Constantly having to follow up with the recruiter, lack of transparency in regards to role or level, contradictory feedback, and a rushed case interview. Also received a rejection notification AND an email stating the second interviewer was going to reach out to me to reschedule. Boston Consulting Group
I have an interview with one of the MBB tomorrow for an internship, any suggestions or tips?
This will be my first case interview ever and I feel lost
Hello muslim Fam! Interviewing at Mckinsey and looking for someone (few people if Im lucky) to perform a quick move case interview with me and help me assess if Im ready. Would really appreciate it - been struggling to find MBB people to case with. Jazakum allah khayrane
Received a first round / case interview invite for an MBB firm with a very specific date and time window that conflicts with my schedule. Okay to have this rescheduled?
Trying out MBB. Anyone willing to case me? I have no case interview experiences and am looking for a coach. Any help is appreciated!
What is the process when you jump between MBB?
Do we really need to do whole process from test to case interview all over again?
If you ask why, in my country, BCG & Bain paid more and doing studies that I have more interested in (Digital, Tech clients,...).
Which summer internship would be most attractive to MBB for FT recruiting - LEK, EYP or tech?
Currently a first year MBA at a target school. I did not land a summer internship with MBB (messed up during case interview) and want to try again in the fall. I’m optimistic about my chances with LEK and EYP for the summer but now also considering tech strategy roles. PreMBA experience was in boutique, niche consulting.
PA Consulting folks and those who’ve interviewed with them - what do the case study and written exercise entail? Suppose the former is not as hardcore as an MBB/sizing case interview? Also, any chance I can get them to offer me Principal position rather than Consultant with 4 YOE in Consulting +1.5 industry?
Anyone here who felt like they screwed up during the case interview at MBB’s/tier two and still ended up getting the job? 😬 I’ve got 10 days for my first interview and I’m nowhere close to feeling as confident as I should be with casing🙈
Currently in Private Equity (in India), have an offer to join the PE practice of MBB in SGP. What are the exit options like? Would it help if i stayed in India PE role for a few more years and then try to move or would gaining SEA experience help get me into a PE role in SGP in a few years? Context: Hard to find growth+ tech focused PE roles in SGP at the moment & want to make a move in the next few years. Please advise.
Hi Everyone!! Looking for opportunities/referrals for senior consultant profile in ESG domain.
current experience 4 years
preferred organisation: Big4 or MBB
Is it possible to join MBB as Technical Manager or Consultant without having MBA? If yes, what would be the best way to apply for a position? Please guide
Hi energy fish, I’m currently in the process of breaking into the energy industry. My education is in energy engineering but I got sidetracked. Now, what is better as a pivot point for later exits and continued career path in energy: A) joining Guidehouse in the energy team or B) joining a T2 in the energy team or C) joining MBB as a generalist but network my way into energy work? TIA ❤️
Could anyone speak to the culture/people aspect of McKinsey London?
Lucky enough to have offers from MBB straight out of university, and my top priorities are culture/people, exit opps and work-life balance.
Leaning towards BCG on this basis as I unfortunately didn't click with any interviewers or buddies at McK.
Grateful for any advice!
MBB recruiter reached out on LinkedIn and wants to set up a call this week. What should I expect and how can I be best prepared?
Hi all. I have a call with an employee from MBB who could potentially refer me for a job in PIPE division. I would really appreciate if anyone has any recommendation or advice on how /what i can prepare for this call. I and very motivated for this role. Thank you
Kings/Queens working in IB or MBB
How did you find your partner ? like you don't even have time to be responsive on dating apps, messages or going to parties.
Can someone share their experiences? i want to be hopeful.
I am a F
What level/compensation would someone w/ a BSMS engineering and 3 years work experience come into MBB at?
Hey folks, anybody willing to refer me for consulting position at MBB, Kearney, OW, EYP, S&.
I have more than 2 years of experience in market research firm and have worked in a startup in UK and Germany.
I had passed the CV screening at Bain, LEK and S& London offices last year. I will share the SS for credibility :)
I am happy to have quick chat.
Network connection at MBB offer to discuss CV. How do I get a referral without explicitly asking for it?
Should I pursue MBA if I already have MBB & PE experience?
Current MBB and heading into large-cap PE this year, always fancied a MBA experience as a kid but increasingly uncertain about its value-add in terms of learning / personal development
McKinsey & Company Bain & Company Looking to transition back to consulting after spending some time on the PE operating side. What level would someone be hired at with 10+ years of consulting (non-MBB) and PE operating / value creation experience + top MBA? Left consulting three years ago as a senior manager. North America based. Thank you in advance!
McKinsey & Company Bain & Company Boston Consulting Group
Anyone ever made the jump from Slalom to MBB? Also curious what people have heard about the firm. Thanks in advance!
Hey folks, is it possible to negotiate salary at an MBB? For context, I have 8 years of experience (4 in consulting and 4 in industry) and have been offered a post-MBA role.
Anyone have an hourly rate range for an MBB Engagement Manager (yoe 5yrs consulting and 8yrs corp finance)?
McKinsey & Company Career advice needed.Thanks in advance. What would be a potential feasible path to make the transition from Big Four assurance role to MBB consulting role? I have 1 year experience in industry as FP&A and couple months as fund accountant before I graduated from school and went to Big four as IT auditor and could switch to core auditor ,cybersecurity or ECG advisory etc. I’ll get the CPA and CFA soon and have some basic coding skillsets. Considering to do MBA/graduate degree if necessary. McKinsey & Company PwC Deloitte
Corporate Business Analyst with 10yoe in financial services. What type of salary would you expect?
This is a long shot, but does anyone know someone who’s looking for a Financial Analyst (I specialize in Real Estate)? I’m based in LA and looking to make the move; any advice/thoughts would help
Please recent honest feedback/review about The Siegfried Group? I would appreciate your help to make a desicion ASAP