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Is it hardest to get into L.E.K. or Accenture or BCG?

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Accenture is definitely the hardest of really any firm. They pretty much only recruit from the best of the Ivy’s (definitely not Brown). They focus on nothing but the most prestigious technology implementations and outsourcing arrangements.

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Huh.

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I couldn’t get into Deloitte after two separate tries (undergrad and MBA). Fingers crossed for a lateral

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Yes it is

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Lol @ the Deloitte user who sent me a message saying it was an idiot remark to say that Deloitte is tier three - as far as I know, 1) MBB 2) Oliver Wyman. ATK, L.E.K., 3) Big 4 + Accenture

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The reality is...no one cares. As mentioned in another FB post today, most people out of consulting don’t even know what we do or even recognize even tier 1 brands

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Actually looking at this from a pure numbers/volume perspective (I.e. applicants hired each year divided by applications received each year), Accenture may be the most difficult because of the sheer number of applications they receive. This is similar to how Deloitte can say they are more selective than Harvard or how becoming a Delta flight attendant is the most difficult job to get. However, if you look at the quality of applicants, the story becomes much different. The average quality of an applicant to BCG is much higher than the average quality of an applicant to Accenture.

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Yes, it is known...

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Left ACN for the FAANG life a few years ago, but I vividly, or not so vividly, recall sitting through the case interviews during the super day hungover 😵 (possibly still drunk) yet somehow getting the call later that I’d landed the offer. No... ACN is not hard to get into... Like at all (seriously?)

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Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google

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ACN will hire you if you have a pulse and have anything tech on your resume. Definitely BCG then LEK.

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I’d imagine they’re all equally challenging to get into... it’s the same process and they largely recruit at the same schools... (speaking ACN Strategy specifically vs. the others)

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How is this not a no-brainer?

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Okay so BCG first preference and L.E.K. as contingency plan

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Why don’t you actually apply and see if you get in anywhere? This whole thread is silly. And, yeah, BCG by quite a margin.

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In case it helps... https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-top-tier-management-consulting-firms

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Lighten up kids. Just bringing third party data to the table. Relax

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EY1: Has Accenture Strategy’s rep changed a lot? When I was at business school that was not the case and they were certainly not comparable.

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My impression is that they all largely go to the same schools (undergrad and MBA... all very good schools) - usually people will interview at ACN as well as BCG to increase the odds of getting a job... ACN has limited offers to give (they expect a lower yield, granted), this tells me that they are roughly in line to get into if you are already at the caliber of school?

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It depends on the area of Accenture you are applying for as well as the needs of the practice and the talent availability There are areas of Accenture that seem like we just need a body; however in the last four years we have nearly doubled our headcount and revenues... curious of BCG and LEKs performance...and maybe the diversity & inclusion numbers

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Ops, tech, parts of MC

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LEK pretty easy especially compared to BCG. Interviewed at both and got offers at LEK and ACN Strat

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I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you should further specific your focus area. Strategy verses tech, etc

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This is a waste of time....if youre doing digital implementation type work, there’s not much difference between either. Maybe a difference in the logos and decks used but not much difference in methods. Accenture can give higher base but the bonus isn’t as good...source - worked at both

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Accenture case interview is just simple, period, the easiest one I had during MBA recruiting

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