Should I pursue MBA if I already have MBB & PE experience? Current MBB and heading into large-cap PE this year, always fancied a MBA experience as a kid but increasingly uncertain about its value-add in terms of learning / personal development
Programs with full rides? 3.9 undergrad at Wharton, already at mbb, 780 gmat. Would like to go to bschool unsponsored on scholarship. Are there strong programs that offer full rides?
MBB interviewers: “What’s your management style”, “What’s your communication preference”, ever hurt to provide a story to illustrate those traits? Or best spend that time elsewhere (“tell me about a time” questions, the case itself, etc). Ideally would do both, but only 30/45 mins here. TIA!
Have any big firms (B4, Accenture, Cap, MBB) cut raises yet? If we don’t get raises this year, what are your thoughts on if we would get larger raises in 2021?
How many years to partner at MBB after mba?
Anyone work at Wood Mackenzie in their consulting arm. Only have 50-60 people in US, but growing and have ex-MBB folks. Not much info available outside because of the small size
Any 🐠 at MBB or in Life-Sciences? Have a few questions regarding work / life in London and would appreciate if anyone is willing to share some insights. Ty!
MBB 🐠 is health strategy (general, not payer and provider) a priority or existing area at your firm? Are those sort of positions easy to come by? Always trying to keep my eyes open.
What are my entry opportunities in MBB? I’ve done mostly tech consulting, project management and most recently M&A strategy & execution, non MBA (couldn’t afford one)
How much room for negotiation is there on role level when moving to MBB as a lateral? Currently M2 at a boutique founded by ex-MBB partners. We often compete with MBB. Recruiters at each firm have steered me towards joining at Associate (M) /Consultant (BB) level which I believe is common practice for lateral moves. This would likely result in a small pay cut for me, even at A3/C3. All have suggested a 6-12 month window to Manager promotion is possible. Would appreciate some advice, thanks!
Do MBB care if a candidate wants to switch jobs a few months after landing the most recent one? Having legit fit issues and would like to switch sooner than later.. Does Bain hire lateral candidates with just over a year of experience? What about the other two?
MBB 🐠 a few questions: 1) do you also often have these budget problem discussions at the client not being able to fund the next stage or do they know it‘s gonna be expensive? 2) do engagement consultants do BD in between projects or is it a dedicated acquisition team? 3) how much time do you spend on internal initiatives (and if that depends on the rank)? McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company
Does anyone here regret joining MBB? If so, why?
Hello everyone! Nice to meet you all. I have 6 years of experience across Deloitte & EY and currently studying for the GMAT. Targeting R2 LBS and R1 INSEAD (I’m based in London :) ). I’m currently 30 but very motivated to make a switch to MBB post business school. Should I be worried about my age? Do MBBs prefer younger candidates? More on my experience - working within the Consulting practice at D, doing Tech Transformation work. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all :)
How impressive do you think it is to hit Partner at Clearview? How does it compare to, say, reaching VP in industry? Vs. hitting partner at MBB?
I was on a flight home this week and seated next to a guy from Accenture and we started talking “digital” chops at each firm. Out of the broader space, which firm has the best digital capabilities ?
He thought he was off camera on a zoom call but he was not. He was caught being naughty in plain sight. https://nypost.com/2020/10/19/jeffrey-toobin-was-masturbating-in-front-of-new-yorker-bigs-report/
Anyone been through HireRight and can answer a quick question. Do they verify internships? I have 4 YOE and have an intern title from years ago that may come up as off (i.e. Risk Management Intern vs. Finance Intern) Will this be a huge flag? Should I proactively tell HR?
Hot take: Leaving big 4 consulting and joining middle market firm (A&M, GT, etc.) does not, I repeat, does not mean less hours.
Does the Amex platinum credit card fee apply to the minimum spend for the sign up bonus?
How to get into M&A/IT strategy from a data engineering/analytics background? Can't get a MBA right now.
Are Expert salaries completely cohort based or is there is room for negotiation. The base salary recruiter quoted is almost same as what i am currently making.McKinsey & Company
Now that Democrats control the House, the Senate and the Presidency you Republicans are finally going to get what you deserve. Lower cost health care, affordable college, a higher minimum wage, a just immigration system and more COVID relief
My girlfriend and I really want to take vacation in early May but since I'm writing the CFE this year, would it be advisable to bank those days for studying? How much time do we get off to study?
Anyone suffer from anxiety about their health? I have dealt with this in the past but recently was told that I have a condition which puts me at risk for certain things. (contd)
Is it worth pursuing the Specialist consultant track at McKinsey? A recruiter reached out to me regarding a role in healthcare. Currently have 5 YOE, no MBA, am a SC at D.
Been furloughed for a month. Sucks, but silver-lining is that I'm building a game with my girlfriend. If you're furloughed / laid off, what're you doing w your newfound free time?
Anyone ever make the jump to pharma client-side? The bonuses seem nice but the culture looks like it would be horrible.
How do you approach a situation where an international employee is using poor grammar in emails to a client? It's to the point where the communication is unclear between them and the client? Cont.
I have an on-site coming up soon, I also received some unfortunate health related news and I just have been out of my element the last week. I have a week and feel like I don't want to blow this opportunity. Would I be shooting myself in the leg if I requested the recruiter to reschedule? Is that even doable? I've made peace with my news and ready to move on with life. Please don't judge, I just would appreciate pointed recommendations on do's and don'ts. Thx!
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