Now that you’re in the job, what is your reflection on the recruiting process and the difficulties of case interviews? Do you feel like it’s a fair comparison of skills used on real client engagements?

Just curious to hear your thoughts.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I actually think that the skills it tests are very relevant. I have to think about new topics in a structured and meaningful way day in and day out. Same with quickly processing information, mathematically breaking down a model, etc.

The mechanics of the job itself of course are very different and being a good caser isn’t correlated 1:1 with being a good consultant at all. Casing doesn’t test your ability to be scrappy in finding resources, or your ability to clean data, or your ability to stay organized, or your ability to mine reports and marry those insights with disparate data sources, etc.

like

Second this. Not just the topics you look at but also how you operate (e.g. sense checking before going down a rabbit hole, having clear communication, etc. )

Nope

like

Interesting can you elaborate? For example, I found the assumptions needed for some estimations follow a similar process, albeit you have much more time and data….

A lot of the job you learn through apprenticeship so not really. I do think the overall skills tested through cases make sense but there are flaws to every interview process.

like

Related Posts

I am an Automation tester with 9 years exp. What all should I focus for FAANG interview prep? Will the interview be different from that for Dev folks?

like

Anyone in PwC SHiFT practice have any insights on MD / Partner interview round? It’s an FT TOM Manager role

like

how many client interviews can be rejected in nagarro? Also does nagarro fires?

like

As creative directors, have you ever had a client that you just wished you could cut ties with? They're bringing in some money but their attitude is beyond abhorrent.

like

Let me know if anyone can help me with this query.

I had 2 rounds of interviews with EY GDS. Followed by HR reaching out to get documents and relevant information. Please mind HR discussion has not happened yet.

Its been more than a week since there is no response from HR side/GDS team.

Does this mean that they did not consider me? Because I believe that HR asking for docs is a clear indication that I cleared my interviews.

Is this a norm? Any suggestions on how to proceed?

like

Any tips for Capital One case interview?

like

Hi fishes, I've a total of 4 YOE as SAP UI5 developer. I'm really confused when I'm asked about expected CTC while applying for different organisations. Could I get the current Market values for an SAP UI5 developer?

Present CTC 10.72 lpa.
Thanks in advance.

Tata Consultancy Deloitte Accenture EY KPMG PwC SAP

Who else feels like when they go on an interview and mention that they want good WLB it’s an immediate turn-off for the interviewer? Shows how terrible work culture in the US really is.

like

Can someone case with me tonight? I have deep interview anxiety. 7PM EST?

likeuplifting

Anyone at Ogilvy Chicago have an idea of when they will reach out to associate applicants to schedule first round interviews?

Hello all, I’m wondering if anyone has tips on creating a resume for director level positions. I have a few questions that I would really appreciate some advice on. 1) How far back should I take my professional experience? Right to the beginning, about 5 - 6 jobs in 20 years, or just some recent ones? 2) Does it help to add skills in there too? 3) Should I mentions any awards I received that are actually from a different industry than what I’m applying to? Thank you in advance.

like

Why is there such an emphasis on chargability? I understand we should be trying to work on client billable work as much as we can, but it also disincentivizes finding diverse experiences and projects.

like

Interview at the home office for a different group, the email is offering to potentially pay for expenses (incl. hotel). My commute is over an hour away, should I ask to see if I'm eligible?

like

I have interviews lined up in the next few weeks for my first PM role & I’m struggling most with the case study questions (how would you improve x / design an x for y) - does anyone have any good resources with lots of example questions and answers? (I’ve read Cracking the PM interview & Decode but now need more worked examples to practice with) thanks!

like

. Hey ya’ll. Need advice. I was part of recent layoffs. I’ve been asked to return. Same pay and I will not be eligible for raises since the role is new. I’m also now an IC instead of a leader of leaders. My goal is to get to VP in the next two years. I’ve also had some great interviews and expect offers next week. I have until Tuesday to decide. How would you all go about making the decision?

like

I recently cleared all rounds of interview for Mindtree and waiting for the offer letter. However, since Mindtree has been recently acquired by LTI, is there any layoff expected to happen in Mindtree?
Kindly pls give me an idea about how the situation is now in both companies.

like
like

More Posts

Hello All,

Need some insights on
Adidas Gurgaon techub!! Working culture , growth , office, tech stack and management. Adidas

like
like

What are some common reasons that a set of peer schools have a different opinion on a candidate? I almost feel like for someone who applies to non hsw m7s, he/she would either get into multiple or none

like

I am 34 and good AMH. For some reason, only 5 eggs could be retrieved and 4 of them fertilized. I have two questions - what could have impacted the number of eggs? I am contemplating genetic testing given I will have a few number of embryos- should I just transfer the best one without the genetic testing?

like

Hey there! Wanted to gather some opinions. How much of a salary increase would you require if you were going from a fully remote position to a hybrid position? 3 days in/2 out with about a 45 min- hour commute by train.

like
like

How often do your clients request weekend meetings? I seem to get last second requests for meetings every few weeks or so.

like

Harman Connected Services My wife was 4 month pregnant when she gave interview at Harman Con. Before interview she clearly communicated same to recruiter and he was fine with that. After interview she got selected and received an offer letter. Which she accepted and put resignation in her current company. to complete 80 days b4 to take pregnancy leave in org she fought hard and negotiated her notice period of 3 months to 45 days only. Now harman is denying to take her onboard. She can't take resignation back. What to do.

like

What are exit opps for PCS UHNW managers?

like

I’m a bit self-conscious about what people think of me, and I feel like this is hindering my ability to act the way a manager should. It’s my first time in this type of role and I’m realizing I have some growth to do if I wanna keep the job.

like

How many days before joining date onboarding team contacts.

like

My therapist during future retirement puzzled why I have PTSD from just corporate America: “How were you able to express frustrations and your emotion during your job in a healthy way?”

Me: “Slack only offered so many negative emojis.”

like

How do you all track your billable hours? Want to move away from an excel sheet I manually update. Do you guys use software?

like

Are there any Deloitte penetration testers or managers over the Pentesting team in here? I found a role and I was trying to connect to the right person to help increase my chances of getting viewed for the role and be the lucky winner. Feel free to DM me, I am also prior Deloitte in the Cyber GPS offering. Deloitte

like

Any good non-union production designers for video/commercials/branded content? It would be great if you’ve worked on small, nimble projects, not just with the big production companies. NY based best but not a must.

like

Folks at HCL, What has been the success rate for hcl in H1B / L1 applications ??

like

Folks, Need your advice. I've got an offer from PwC India. They're offering 19 fixed. I have 10.5 yoe. I just want to make it my last switch. I'm just way too lazy to do this hussle again in future. So, friends please let me know if I should move to PwC for long term. How's the bench policy there ? Do I need to resign if I'm not into project for a certain time ? On a scale of 1-10 how do you rate pwc in terms of job security. PwC PwC India Deloitte Deloitte USI Deloitte India

like

Deloitte is on hold for GC applications?

like

Additional Posts in All Things MBB

Did you all have to formally request your SAT, ACT, GMAT scores and send them into MBB after you got an offer?

like

Have BCG interviews coming up. Would love to practice cases with anyone else in a similar position

like

What’s better when reaching out about an open role to recruiters and senior management, a personalized invite or using LinkedIn premium to dm?

like

McKinsey & Company Does McKinsey & Company Solve come before or after recruiter phone screen?

like

What do the highest paid senior partners at MBB make? Is there anyone getting up to $5-7mm pre-tax (obviously). Or is it pretty much a $3-4 ceiling

like

For case coaches: igotanoffer vs. rocketblocks? Normally wouldn’t consider it but haven’t been prepping and short on time

like

Hey folks just curious, for government work with DoS/DoD/Intel which firm will have better more strategy focused work between Deloitte and McK/Boston? (All things equal and understanding that BCG/mck are better firms wholesale and not considering Booz in this instance)

like

Would being a dual first generation US citizen with conversational fluency help my chances applying to McK/BCG in Manila? Coming from Big4 and currently working on a non-MBA masters from a top program. I wouldn’t mind a pay cut for a few years to enjoy the experience of living abroad and reconnecting with extended family.

like

MBB fish, how easy is it to get staffed on an international project (w/ travel) at your firm?

like

Do partners typically give cases from their area of expertise in final rounds?

likehelpful

MBB folks - what’s the best way to position a cold connection on LinkedIn? What would make you more likely to respond/connect with someone you don’t know?

like

How long does it take to hear back after a Mckinsey phone case screening?

like

McKinsey & Company Is orientation in person or still remote?
McKinsey & Company

like

When do you hear back from MBB final round?

like

McKinsey & Company Potential offer at McK, experienced hire (17 YOE) coming in as EM in their solution practice. I was told the TC base + bonus was 180K.. Likely offer $180K base, 15% bonus, asked for sign on bonus - don’t know a number yet.. is this standard within the range? What else can you negotiate and how much? Relocation expenses? Any inputs/advice to negotiate better appreciated.. McKinsey & Company

like

Besides the home office model, what does Bain do to promote such a “strong” culture that MB doesn’t?

like

Preparing for BCG fit interview. What differentiates BCG from MB outside of the smart culture, focus on digital/growing second fastest, etc..

like

Anyone at Bain open to chatting/potentially providing a referral for Bain? Recruiting for the Associate Consultant role.

like

I’m almost two years into my job at Strategy&, is it still worth switching to MBB?

Do BCG folks have a code that they can use for personal hotel stays to get reduced rates?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.