This might be a stupid question but... I haven’t been able to get a haircut due to covid restrictions in my city. All are closed and have been for over 2 months, my hair is a disaster and I have 2x mbb interviews coming up. I have 2 options really, shave the head (I’m ok with that) just leave as is and make a joke about it. I’m worried it’s going to look unprofessional the way my hair is now because it’s “unkept”. Am I being worried for no reason?
Do you have to consistently be in the top ~30% of your cohort at an MBB to avoid being CTLed?
Or can you kind of level off at, for example, the engagement manager level and stay?
Those who got into MBB (consulting) with a degree from a non-target school and who are not URM. Do you exist, and how did you make it?
I’m joining MBB soon and about to go shopping for new wardrobe. What should I get? I’m a woman btw. Should I get a lot of button down shirts and suits for Zoom? I’m a budget shopper so will be going to the mall and places like Ann Taylor, Banana republic, HM, etc. No high end things.
Why in the world are there so many south Asian male MBB partners but relatively less east Asian/south Asian female and East Asian male partners?
Does CPA mean anything in MBB recruiting? (Aka should I take those lessons to maintain my CPA license?)
I have prior experience in working on strategy consulting projects however i do not have a MBA degree. I have an undergrad degree from a Tier 1 college and around 3 yoe in research as well as strategy consulting (I know weird but was exposed to both as a part of job profile).
How to switch a pure strategy consulting profile at MBB or similar firms?
Anyone exit to McDonalds in Chicago? I see a lot of MBB move there; wondering about the pay and WLB like for a manager role in their Digital Strategy Group
Can you survive with no skills? Am exiting MBB for VC soon and recently realized I don’t have any differentiated skills, just general problem solving. Will I be able to just coast along forever?
What’s the typical comp and wlb (hours) of someone who exits to big tech from being an MBB manager? What roles are these typically?
Trying to decide on a case prep website, which is best for mbb? mconsultingprep, caseinterview, preplounge, etc... thanks for any insights.
Why do so many of you hate traveling for work? I recently joined an MBB office in a pretty secluded geo, our work is 95% local and I feel bad for missing out on the experience of staying in fancy hotels, dining in great restaurants, experiencing new destinations and cultures, etc..
Is there a typical signing bonus in ME for EM / Principal at MBB if switching from a competitor? Any anecdotes or data points (e.g. xx% of base salary) would be super helpful
Hi all. Grateful if someone can give a rough indication of EM and Principal level salary ranges @ Oliver wyman in Dubai? How does the pay at these grades compare with MBB and Other Tier 2 firms in the region? Many thanks!
How does PwC Strategy& place w.r.t. MBB in the UK? In terms of work quality / type, variability, pay, exit opps etc.
Hey folks, anybody willing to refer me for consulting position at MBB, Kearney, OW, EYP, S&.
I have more than 2 years of experience in market research firm and have worked in a startup in UK and Germany.
I had passed the CV screening at Bain, LEK and S& London offices last year. I will share the SS for credibility :)
I am happy to have quick chat.
My IB friends seem like when PE recruiting any buy-side firm offers the same options? Feels very different from consulting where people target specifically like MBB
Issue trees. I just left deloitte for an internal strategy role on the west coast.My new boss (former MBB partner) loves issue trees. Never used them much at Deloitte. Any resource recommendations?
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There's a special place in hell for recruiters who suggest an 8am call and are then are no shows.
One of my team members (on the subcontractor team for D) recently found out about my grad yr (Class of 2018) during small talk. Mind you, I was in a position where I couldn’t avoid the question regarding grad yr. I worked with her on a few tasks before this convo, everything was fine, and she treated me as an equal. We’re (cont.)
Can anyone refer me for OAM position?
Have four years experience in OAM in wipro.
And 1 year experience in Cyberark in Accenture.
New JLC Master Hybris Artistica 😯🤩
So, my schedule isn’t that busy over the next few weeks, and to put it mildly, I’m not a top performer. I was recently told that a different office (within my region) needs me. So now I’m doing senior work for a different office. And my initial projects have been reallocated to other managers. Is that code for - I’m being let go??
I am having 5.6 years of experience. PWC with a package of 15.5 LPA or LTI with a package of 17.85 LPA. I am not able to decide which one should I choose?? Please advice
Just finished my Masters in Cybersecurity, is studying for the security + necessary or a requirement to break into the industry now that I am done?
After how many days of joining Larsen & Toubro Infotech gives welcome kit ? I have joined in last week of March.
Do anyone knows about any PG courses in Risk Analytics/ Finance Analytics or credit Risk in India.
Has anyone tried using a QR code for classroom sign out? Has it worked for you or just become a pain?
Is there any area of accounting that does not require such long hours? I left one job because I was sick of working 60+ hour weeks the first 10 days of the month, only to get into the same situation again at another company, even though they said this was not the norm. Both public companies. Suggestions as to other areas of accounting that don’t revolve around this crazy schedule? I love accounting but I want to have a life. My health is suffering from the stress and sedentary lifestyle.
Have like 700 left in wellness. Any suggestions on things to buy? I have a minimalistic lifestyle
Just joined fishtank. Looking to join some bowls, see Copywriters / 4886members. Cool, so I search Art Directors to join my fellow brethren. And the top group has 152 feckin members. What’s going on?
How did you choose this area of law? How do you know when it's time to move to a different one?
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Confirmed: Arthur Andersen buying Bain
To get to partner, which one helps more - focus on a Industry (Healthcare/Telecom/Insurance etc.) or focus on a hot tech (AL/ML/DS etc.). Which one enables you for selling more?
Decided to try Hilton this week after 5 years of SPG. I’m so happy to have a working thermostat!
Plane is stuck in a pothole and can't leave the gate. LGA, you are literally the worst.
Not sure where to post this but a friend of mine at Apple is hiring for a junior data analyst who has a consulting background (3-4 years exp, proficient in sql, can work with product managers to help define features). “Need a solid analyst with excellent data skills, consulting skills, business acumen and strong attention to details.” Please apply here:
Hypothetically, if student loans are forgiven, should some benefits be extended to those who paid off their student loans aggressively or chose public over private institutions?
Good ways to say goodbye and good luck to a team member? All of the team is virtual and hence can’t do a lunch/happy hour sort of thing. Not interested in virtual happy hour. Looking for something more fun and creative
Is there any way to use an external offer for salary bump without looking bad or like a retention risk? My salary is low and I don’t want to leave the company
Today feels like the longest day in a while
Partners - when did you decide that your end goal was to become a Partner? What else did you want to do in the business world?
I've been getting some mixed reviews about Accenture's CDP. I'll be starting in the fall and I'm curious about people's experiences with the CDP, what the workload was like, tips for how to prepare before I start and after, etc. Thank you in advance :)
What's the best path to joining Deloitte's Corp Dev team to focus on acquisitions rather than client work?
Some of us could really benefit from spending a few months working in the service industry to learn how to treat people better☺️
Holding all else constant, do you prefer two continuous weeks of bench time or 10 hours less work per week for 8 weeks
Do you believe in free will?
Do you charge PTO for a 1-2 hr doc's appt?
👋🏽 My project may send me to a client without a vaccine mandate, and I don’t feel comfortable with that. Any advice on how to approach with leadership? 💉😬
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