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?

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MBB friends,
How long do we get in our final round for one case interview?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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Case interview prep is useful beyond just getting a job at MBB—it’s useful for everything from Google to various other tech/etc companies when exiting consulting too. What’s the best way to not stay too rusty so 2 years from now when we try to exit the firm , we are still good at case interviews? Or is it like riding a bike and 2 years from now, we will be able to quickly relearn it?

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Trying out MBB. Anyone willing to case me? I have no case interview experiences and am looking for a coach. Any help is appreciated!

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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,...).

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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.

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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?

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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🙈

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Hi all! I have interviews at BCG coming soon and I need to get up to speed on case interview preparation. I’ve never had MBB case interviews before and I’ve just started my preparation on crafting cases. I’m hearing quite a lot that it is important to practice with other people to have an optimal preparation and was wondering how true it was? I have nobody to practice with at the moment and I honestly don’t realise how crucial it is… any thoughts ?

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Have an MBB case interview coming up in about 10 days and have very limited understanding of cases. Starting with crafting cases today.

What else can I do in the next 10 days to prep for this? Planning to dedicate 4-5 hours each day

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Applying to McKinsey for their implementation team in healthcare but open to other MBB or big 4 positions. Looking for anyone to help case interview practice with me and/or give referrals.

Also really need likes to start DMing - thanks!

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Best way to prepare for a MBB case interview? 2 weeks out.

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MBBs - what’s your top piece of advice for acing the MBB case interview? And if I have 1 month to prep, how many cases should I be doing per week (no prior consulting experience)?

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MBBs - what’s your top piece of advice for acing the MBB case interview? And if I have 1 month to prep, how many cases should I be doing per week (no prior consulting experience)?

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MBB case interview tips - especially in/post-COVID?

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I'm a Canadian MBA student and have been applying to MBB. My class is focused on case interview prep but is unable to secure interviews. We were encouraged to network via LinkedIn, but MBBer's hardly have time to check their unread messages. Even if you get a response, how much influence would they have on recruitment? Case interview prep seems to be wasted effort because of this.
To the MBBer's here: What methods did you use to get a foot in the door? What are your recommendations?

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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.

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As head of a division in industry, we work a lot with vendors. Increasingly I am noticing that men working at vendor firms have offer resistance when I ask for more details/invoice timings etc. I recently had a partner from a mid size firm telling me that he will be sending the invoice without phase completion. Ofcourse, I pushed back since the work is not done and it's not per contract, and he comes back asking me to be flexible. I am ex MBB, and am quite surprised at this attitude. Cont...

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MBA is actually my current plan but curious how viable a lateral move would be.

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If you did CDDs at MBB at the PL level and then moved over to PE. What level (associate, senior associate, VP) and TC should you expect? Would you have to take a paycut?

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