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In both MBB and FAANG does a referral guarantee an interview or at least HR screening?

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No for Bain. Can confirm firsthand 😭😭😭

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A referral at BCG guarantees a resume review if the employee uses the internal referral system. Whether that leads to an interview isn't guaranteed.

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No a referral for FAANG does not guarantee an interview

Nope for BCG

Probably depends what level in the company the referral comes from

Nope for McK

A high level referral (senior partner) guarantees an interview in any firm.

I assume if you’re referred you at least get a screen at most companies, but you still have to be qualified to get an interview

Guarantees a review of your resume, not an interview

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