Hello Partners, I’m currently a SC at D and started my career here - but went to a third tier MBA school. I have received top ratings throughout my career thus far and it’s my ambition to make it to partner one day. Will the lack of a prestigious MBA deter me ? Or will someone who went to a top 10 college have a leg up? Would like to hear your thoughts, thanks in advance!
My post MBA goal is PE/VC (VC > PE). For people in PE/VC, why did you want to get out of it? Trying to understand what I could be missing. Thanks!
I have a BS in Kinesiology and an MBA in Healthcare Administration and have worked in neuro clinical testing for 17 years. I’m looking for a direction to be pointed in for a career change, ideally something that can be done remotely and doesn’t require a ton of other specialized training. Coming up short on my own searches. Any suggestions?
Bain & Company Any tips to get my resume noticed at BCG and Bain? I keep applying to positions and only get back a rejection. YOE 15+ with MBA and MS Finance in progress. TIA. Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company
Congrats to the BCG poster from the other day who got into a startup. What followed were multiple MBB posters trying to find out more about the process. Is getting into a VC backed startup a step up?
MBB post MBA first project question: when and why do people get assigned to pro bono projects?
I have been looking at the curriculums for Harvard Business School's Master of Business Administration and Harvard Extension School's ALM in Management. They both have the same requirements (generally speaking) including a capstone course that serves as a field immersion course with the Master's in Management, which is fairly new. If I am not able to gain admission to Harvard Business School, but wanted a similar educational experience to become a consultant, should I attend Harvard Extension?
boutique vs. big 4 vs. MBB? Pros and cons.
has anyone gotten an RFE for an h1b transfer to MBB? how long did it take to resolve with premium processing?
Is it worth jumping to Deloitte (offer in hand currently) in order to position myself better for FAANG 3-5 years down the line? Other options include staying at BAH or trying to get into MBB.
What are MBB MBA starting salaries this year?
I’m applying to B schools and MBB / other jobs all together this year and wondering if mentioning that I’m LGBT and involved in my company’s Out network makes sense. Is that something that will looked upon favourably? Chance of it backfiring?
Can any one help me with CISSP question bank, I already have practise test book. Need more questions to get hands on ... please help 🙏🏻
MBB folks, I’m a Product Manager (non-tech company) and interested in working at MBB.
Which level/role does MBB can offer me ?
What are the daily hours like for larger transformation cases at MBB - are they less burn than traditional “strategy” cases and if so by how much?
I have got Delhi as base locaton to join on 30th jan'23, can I ask my HR to allow me work from Lucknow office as it is my hometown and I can take care of my family at the same time? Tata Consultancy Infosys Capgemini Accenture
I'm burnt. Attempting to figure out how to pivot.
Over 50, I've been a COO, SVP etc at mid-tier orgs ending in B4. Technical enough to call BS, ops expert, excel at organic sales. Systems engineer at heart - by SE I thrive building systems designed to produce results. Brainstorming, idea generation, jumping on the box strategy for me is thrilling. I want to build people not revenue. I want to develop solutions to problems that aren't billable. Yes, I understand the...
I’m a newly minted partner in a small (~10 lawyers) commercial litigation boutique made up primarily of former Big Law lawyers. We practice mainly in NY and NJ. I changed cities several years into my career so I do not have as big a professional network as many of my colleagues and am having a tough time developing business. Best strategies? BNI? Local bar association? What has worked best for you? Thanks in advance!!
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Hey folks, Could someone please refer me in Amdocs for a microsoft stack developer role or SDE (DS & ALGO) role. I have approx 3 yrs of experience and have a good hold on DS & Algo (with c++) LC - 2 ⭐ (SOLVED 150+ problems). Currently serving np. Any help would be appreciable. Thanks in advance.
Recently switched to a media planning role (lateral move, have been with agency for nearly 2 years). How long do I wait for them to promote me before I look elsewhere?
Have an opportunity to join Roland Berger US Chicago office full time next year but know nothing about the firm — would appreciate any and all info from the type of work to first year compensation levels. Also are there opportunities for European clients/travel for US based analysts? Thanks!
Hi All, need suggestion on a query. I have been rejecting offers whenever I switch companies. My query is if we reject a company offer for suppose after 1 or 2 months of accepting it. Will those companies blacklist me? Curious about this since if they blacklist it will be difficult to join those companies in future
My name is Michaela, client has called me Michael in every single email. Walked into first meeting today "Michael is a weird name for a woman!" Corrected him again, still calling me Michael
Any interesting sources to keep oneself updated with design trends?
I for one enjoy www.growth.design very much!! :)
Hello, I am a new grad with a doctorate in OT. I just got an offer for a job working at a private school. The offer is 58K with benefits. 15 days PTO. Do you guys think I can negotiate the salary to 70K, which based on my research is the average pay for my level of experience and education? Or is that too much to ask?
Hi SKP 🐠 , welcome to the Simon-Kucher bowl! Our bowl is still relatively small so encourage y’all to let your SKP buddies know about it. Would be great to have this as a safe space to share thoughts and hold discussions.
(FYI this bowl is not managed by the firm)
I have joined oracle on monday. They told me the project is in Angular as I was working on Angular latest framework. Today I noticed the code on shared screen. I can not work on older technology. I have not received laptop yet and I called manager about tech stack of project then he told me that yes it is not angular project. What should I do.. should I continue here and collect laptop ? Can I change project? Is angular projects in Oracle?
Need your opinions. Wife is currently 14 weeks pregnant and I’m expecting a job offer in the next week or so. Do I sign and accept an offer and then tell them about needing to take paternity leave once I begin or do I discuss this before I accept? Not wanting to start off on the wrong foot but don’t want to risk any potential offer
I have recently joined Accenture and have experience in working with DSP/Syniti ADM data migration tool for the past 3.5 years. Now I am thinking if I can continue working on the same tool or if I can move to SAP BODS (not yet assigned to any proj and didn't receive any training on bods yet)
Which ETL tool is better in terms of growth, pay, demand and scope? Pls pour in your suggestions. TIA
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You’re an SM at 29?! Congrats on that. Average age for most places is 28-29 so you would be a little older but not by much, besides who cares. If age really bothers you, there’s EMBA’s
That makes sense. I have similar experience and want to pivot. Been working on my pitch for a while so my plan is to try for an internal transfer into Strategy until I get accepted for MBA. That way I’ll have more to show on what my future course should be like. Keep us posted on your journey, I am rooting for you!
Lol if 29 is too old then I’m applying for 2021 Fall and I’d be 31. I keep hearing that age by itself isn’t as an issue as the adcom just wants to make sure you’ll be able to fit in with rest of the class.
Also 2nd above...SM at 29 is awesome. Would’ve loved to work with you. Pretty sure I would’ve learned a lot.
No YOU’re kind to not say “glad to know there are applicants who are older than me” :) I appreciate it very much. Best of luck to you!
Not at all. Look at how much you’ve achieved staying out of school (SM at 29 with a Masters from an Ivy League 🤯)- your profile speaks for itself. It’s a lot stronger than where a lot of strong M7 students would’ve been at your age. What matters to b-schools isn’t age but what you’ve achieved in the time before attending b-school. Age should be a concern for those applying 8 years out of school with no progress in career/ professional profile, social impact, etc.
I do agree with most comments here though that EMBA might benefit you more than the traditional path given your accomplishments/ career progress etc.
Thanks, EY1 for the kind words. I hope the admissions officer has the same thoughts lol! I really hope my Masters counts, worked hard for that 3.8 GPA.
I have mixed feelings re: EMBA mostly because it might be a great tool to help me progress in my current role but not make a dramatic transition to a new field like Strategy or Ops. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.
I’m 35 applying to Stanford 🤣 idc about this age that’s so wrong to limit.
There you go. Why can’t I dm you 🤷🏽♂️
I don’t think age is an issue, just don’t do it only career wise because your career move (eg transitioning to MBB) might require some loss in seniority
Yeah I know. I’m already having to negotiate my title for an internal transfer at EY so if I love what I’m doing, I’m sure it’ll be worth it.
If I were you I’d hit partner at my firm by 35 and then lateral to mbb. You’re already a SM. Might as well stay a few years and get that bread
I could do that but the problem is that my job doesn’t motivate me enough to keep hustling. And plus, it’s going to get that much difficult for me to transition since I will be termed an “expert” in the field 🥺