Is there a hiring freeze now? or MBB is still hiring like crazy? Heard different things recently

Feeling pretty down at this time of the year. I’m looking to switch for a while now - applied to MBB last year, got two final rounds but both rejected me. Depressed for a couple of months and finally got together trying for T2/2.5 firms but the market just went straight to hell since this summer — people I networked with all said they’re not hiring. I feel like a pretty fucked up 24 y/o without any future prospects whatsoever. Any encouraging thoughts to stay positive?

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Are MBB firms hiring analysts right now? Currently at Deloitte from Harvard and looking to hop over for more challenging strategy work. Any thoughts on this kind of move would be helpful!

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I’m at a top MBA program in the US, and I heard that barely anyone received full time interviews invites from BCG (McK and Bain didn’t send invites out yet). Is MBB slowing/freezing full time MBA hiring ?

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Is MBB still hiring laterally at the analyst / associate level?

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Current student at a T15 school targeting MBB and Tech Strategy. Have not looked much into the Tech Strategy/Leadership/Rotation programs.

1. Are they more, less or as competitive as MBB?
2. Does someone who doesn’t need sponsorship have a good shot at these roles?
3. What skills do they look for in these jobs?

Would appreciate thoughts from someone who’s had experience recruiting/working these jobs.

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Hi fish. Folks who transitioned from MBB to VC, what are VC firms looking for when hiring ex-consultants? Do they prefer people who have done specific kinds of projects/industries?

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Calling Senior Strategists ready for WLB! Global Corporate Strategy team Bay Area-Hiring MBB EMs or Sr Principals with 3+ years growth strategy experience . This team advises C suite, senior leaders, and BoD. Will define both the company’s overall strategy as well as the strategy for specific business units; strong focus on driving growth. Annual rev 7B and Market Cap117B. DM if interested. Serious inquires only pls

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About to be counseled out at MBB and overwhelmed by a lot of different emotions. It’s been a tough run, especially since I joined the firm 3 months after maternity leave. I don’t really know what to do now… do I still continue working as usual, do I disconnect until I’m formally told to roll off? I am also worried about trying to find another job given general slowdown at end of the year and recession/hiring freeze. Would appreciate words of encouragement.

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Does McKinsey do any lateral hiring at the BA level? I’m currently at a Tier 2 strategy shop with ~2 years of experience (1 year in industry, 1 year in consulting), but don’t like the culture and wanna jump ship, preferably to an MBB. Lmk! McKinsey & Company

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Hey I’m from MBBD, anyone from MBB hiring

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Has MBB lateral hiring for NYC office re-opened yet? Applied to all 3 in April from a T2 1-2 YOE and was told hiring freeze until fall/winter

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How's hiring at in MBB / T2 firms these days? Market still good or slowed down with the current economic environment?

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Is MBB still hiring?

Is it a good time to apply for Experienced hire?

3.5 YOE at a boutique and a master's from the UK.

Interested in Private Equity practices at MBB.

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Is MBB still hiring (London)?

Is it a good time to apply for Experienced hire?

3.5 YOE at a boutique and a master's from the UK.

Interested in Private Equity practices at MBB.

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Is MBB still hiring (London)?

Is it a good time to apply for Experienced hire?

3.5 YOE at a boutique and a master's from the UK.

Interested in Private Equity practices at MBB.

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HIRING for two roles at a tech-focused PE firm based out of SF:

1. Private Equity Associate - Looking for investment bankers/MBB with 2-4 YOE, willing to be in SF

2. Private Credit Associate - looking for investment bankers with 2-4 YOE who have experience in the LevFin group

Comp numbers are industry standard for PE investment/credit roles.

Feel free to DM for more info!

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What do VC firms look for when hiring folks with MBB experience? For context, about to join Bain fresh out of undergrad and really want to do the right things to develop an ideal profile for an exit into VC. Is it necessary to have worked on DD engagements? Any industry knowledge, core skills that VC firms prefer?

Appreciate any help, thanks!

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What do VC firms look for when hiring folks with MBB experience? For context, about to join Bain fresh out of undergrad and really want to do the right things to develop an ideal profile for an exit into VC. Is it necessary to have worked on DD engagements? I know that DD skillset is highly specialized which is why I'm also working at a VC fund before Bain starts.

Appreciate any help, thanks!

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I recently read someone commented to a post in this bowl that MBB is trying to diversify its recruiting by hiring from non target schools? Is that true? Can someone speak about this? I would like to apply but don’t want to get my hopes up if there’s no chance. For context, I’m from a non-target school and have 2 YOE.

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Are MBB in Canada on a hiring freeze? I want to know the best time to apply.

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I interned at PWC but I really want to work in strategy. Any recommendations for new grad jobs in strategy that aren’t as competitive as MBB and Tier 2?

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Are MBB hiring experienced candidates rn for lateral hires? Have 6 years of consulting experience at Big 4 firm.

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Any tech companies or MBB actively hiring folks with government security clearances right now?

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Are the MBB firms still hiring with all these talk of recession?

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I’m thinking about moving from the US to Australia or New Zealand. I want to apply to the MBB firms or B4 strategy. Does anyone have any insight as to how much they’re hiring at the moment?

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Are there different MBB recruiters based on different regions e.g Midwest/South etc or a lead recruiter overlooking hiring process?

Are big 4 and MBB still hiring on the associate level? Looking to lateral

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Do European applicants have an advantage over US applicants for European MBB jobs?

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Are there people here who are in say big 4, don't see themselves there in the long term and want to give a shot at MBB or other reputed strat firms but somehow that doesn't work out? What is the possible solution? Is moving to industry the only option?

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Looking for advice in potentially moving from boutique to B4 or MBB. Things to consider? Starting the conversation?

Is it reasonable to jump to a manager position in the industry from a consultant position in MBB or T2? (EMEA)

I dislike my job more and more everyday, but I see very little way out at my level and with similar pay.

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Any MBB firms have summer Fridays? If so, how often do you actually get to take them?

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Do any EMBA programs offer on campus recruiting? What are chances for MBB or other strategy firms?

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Targeting an eventual exit from M&A consulting, potentially to a Corp. Dev. role.

Thoughts on ability to make that move for someone coming from a Big 4 M&A practice vs. MBB?

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MBB/Tier 2 fish: I’ve researched on my own and am now asking others - can someone provide an example of a “hypothesis-led corporate strategy engagement”?

I’ve interviewed at a few strategy consulting firms, and that experience seems to be the high desire.

I’ve done market entry, profitability optimization, and customer segmentation work, but apparently my “process to do so” isn’t in line with expectations. Looking for some guidance here. Thank you!

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For those that didn't make it thru their
MBB interviews and were told to reapply in a year, what point did you start studying again? Did you take a couple months off or still practice throughout?

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What grade (GS) level do MBB consultants gun for after 1-5 years when exiting into government?

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At a tier 2 strategy firm, I was really excited to start. However, the other new hires carry a chip on their shoulders, always talking about wanting to be at MBB instead of being grateful to be here.

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Looking for referrals in consulting roles at MBB or T2 strategy firms. Experience into strategy, change, transformation, analytics & operations excellence. YOE : 12

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Have been working as an analyst for a year after 1.5 years of prior work experience in health IT. If applying to MBB, would I be able to shoot higher than analyst level?

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What are top skills and thing to learn for new MBB undergrad starts? What are translatable skills for future opportunities?

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MBB fish, might be a dumb question but did any of you take your final round zoom from a hotel room ? Moving around a bit so this might be the case for me , but feel like so much could go wrong (wifi, not having a comfortable set up, etc ) TIA! Hope y’all are enjoying the weekend :)

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I work in Monitor Deloitte now. How different is it from MBB?

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Is to possible for those counselled out from MBB to make their way back? Particularly at the junior level, so counselled out as an analyst then boomerang back at the consultant level

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Advice on moving from Accenture Strategy to MBB as a second year Manager? Anyone willing to recommend top performer? What is the interview process? Comp expectation? Anyone made the move?

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Recently joined MBB from Tier 2, and the Manager on my team seems intent on making my life a living hell. Have never seen micro managing like this before, to the point I have to ask for 10 minutes to eat or shower or do whatever... Is this typical, a way for hazing new joiners? What advice do you have? Makes me want to quit and go back to my old firm

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What are some legit reasons for not choosing or pursuing MBB?

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