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    McKinsey Final Interview

    BCG Bain McKinsey Final Round I'm preparing to McK coming next week
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    <p>Hi team</p><p>My final round interview is coming (next friday, August 13).</p><p>They said me that I'm good in communication skills, in creativity, business sense but my math skills are very poor (problem solving in general).</p><p>How can I boost my problem solving skills in 7 days? Thanks.</p>
    Hi team My final round interview is coming (next friday, August 13). They said me that I'm good in communication skills, in creativity, business sense but my math skills are very poor (problem solving in general). How c ... (ganze Frage lesen)
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    Structuring good frameworks is my weakness, what steps can I take to tackle that?

    Case Structuring Exercise Framework Structure structuring
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    <p>Hi, I have observed that I am weak at structuring. May I know if there is an effective and efficient way for me to work on my strucuturing?</p><p>I have tried RocketBlocks, however, the suggested frameworks seem weak in comparison.</p><p>Once again, thank you for your time and answers.</p>
    Hey there,I can answer from a McKinsey perspective. At the core, McKinsey wants to see creative ideas communicated in a structured manner, the more exhaustive the better. Your goal should be to come up with a tailored a ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Interview cut short

    Actively preparing for interviews at McKinsey and BCG
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    <p>Hi,</p><p>What does interview cut short generally a sign of. Does it necessarily mean that one messed it up?</p>
    Hi, What does interview cut short generally a sign of. Does it necessarily mean that one messed it up?
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    Improving Confidence

    I'm preparing to McK coming next week
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    <p>I keep getting feedback during prep that I don't sound confident and I need to be more succinct. Does anyone have any recommendations?</p>
    All the answers below make very valid points. Everyone has their own brand of confidence, but I'll add my 2 cents of concrete actions/steps I take to (try to) convey confidence, maybe they can be of some help ! - talk s ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Recommendation next steps

    Analytical Skills
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    <p>Do the “next steps“ in the recommendation have to be linked to the risks or their mitigation? For example if the risk is customer demand may change over time, should the next step be something to address this..or can you talk about something differently like developing an implementation plan etc..?</p>
    Do the “next steps“ in the recommendation have to be linked to the risks or their mitigation? For example if the risk is customer demand may change over time, should the next step be something to address this..or can yo ... (ganze Frage lesen)
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    What does "Engine 2 growth" or "Engine 2 x" mean in Bain?

    Bain & Company
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    Should I email partner

    Client and MBB
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    Anonym A fragte vor 9 Stunden
    <p>Hello everyone,</p><p>Yesterday, I got the rejection email from one of the MBB firms. My CV had been shortlisted and I gave online test.</p><p>While giving the online test, the got stuck due to internet issues and when it came back I rushed and complete the test in a hurry so naturally my accuracy got affected as I wanted to complete the test as soon as possible as I had already lost so much time.</p><p>I explained this to the HR and she told me that they will take this into consideration but not sure that if  they really took this into consideration or not as I had given the online assessment 2 months ago and yesterday got the rejection email. I do not think so of she remembers this.</p><p>I was referred by a partner. Actually I was referred by two partners and third partner was about to refer me but I told him not to as two partners had  already referred me.</p><p>I was invited in all the events (invite only) and built great network after attending those events.</p><p>This is huge disappointment for me. I had worked very hard, started networking very early in order to secure referral, attented all events, asked interesting questions during the event. In short all things went perfect except the test.</p><p>Should I ask HR to resend me the test or to resolve this issue with something else like taking live test on Zoom or something like that?</p><p>I had worked really hard in terms of everything, events, network, preparation etc. I cannot wait another 12 months to reapply just because of my poor internet connection.</p><p>Is sending an email to partner worth it? Do they have some power to overturn the decision? Just to let you know this partner is involved in recruiting process and was very impressed with my CV.</p><p>HR clearly mentioned that I did not meet the threshold that is why I was not invited for the next stage in her email. Generally they gave you generic response but I asked partner to ping HR as I was not getting reply from HR for a long time so she told me the exact reason.</p><p>Should I email partner?</p>
    Hello everyone, Yesterday, I got the rejection email from one of the MBB firms. My CV had been shortlisted and I gave online test. While giving the online test, the got stuck due to internet issues and when it came back ... (ganze Frage lesen)
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    Disadvantages of deductibles

    business acumen
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    Anonym A fragte vor 10 Stunden
    <p>are There any disadvantages for having deductibles in insurance plans (apart from being a cost to consumers that may deter them from buying the policy)</p>
    are There any disadvantages for having deductibles in insurance plans (apart from being a cost to consumers that may deter them from buying the policy)
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    Imbellus (disaster/disease management, migration)

    Mck
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    <p>Hi Experts and fellow candidates,</p><p>I've taken and passed imbellus test last year but failed to secure an offer last year. I've re-applied this year and just received an invitation for another imbellus test.</p><p>Question: </p><p>Can any expert share the percentage of coachees that played the disaster/disease management or migration planning game in their imbellus this year instead of the most common ecosystem and plant defense game?</p><p>I only played ecosystem and plant defense last year. Does anybody that re-apply this year (i.e. 2nd time doing imbellus, passed previously) comment on if you have different game for your imbellus?</p><p>Many thanks!</p>
    Hi Experts and fellow candidates, I've taken and passed imbellus test last year but failed to secure an offer last year. I've re-applied this year and just received an invitation for another imbellus test. Question:  Ca ... (ganze Frage lesen)
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    McKinsey Internal mobility

    MBB
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    Hi there, I've transfered a few times within companies and have the following advice: 1) Build a stellar reputation - do good work, work hard, and be known as "the guy/gal" for xx 2) Build your network - net ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Asking MBB interviewers for data

    MBB
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    <p>If I ask for revenue data over past couple of year and they don't have it at the aggregate level but only have it as number of products sold or price over last couple of years, can I expect the interviewer to hand me the data since I asked about "historical revenue" or will they only hand it to me if I specifically ask for historical number of units or historical price figures?</p>
    Hi there. The interviewer will only hand you the data asked for. So it's crucial to amke sure you know exactly what you're doing before digging into the numbers. When I do math question, a backward deduction has worke ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    BCG NYC vs Chi

    1st round interview BCG BCG Case Interview
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    <p>I have already received an interview for BCG NYC (well, east coast, but assuming NYC since that was by far my top choice). However, I am having second thoughts about whether I'd make it through the first round in NYC since it is much more competitive. At the end of the day, I would rather live in NYC, but I would also love to work for BCG. Any advice?</p>
    Hello! First of all, congratulations on getting an interview! If you have been invited to a first-round interview already, you've cleared a big part of the hurdle in terms of the competitiveness. It might be a bit awkwa ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    How to answer "What's your most memorable project"?

    behavioral
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    <p>I am a consultant but failed to answer "What's your most memorable project?" question well. </p><p>I feel like in each project I played a role as a consultant and there is nothing special.</p>
    Hi there, It's hard to say without speaking with you! Normally I work with candidates to dive deep into their experiences and figure out which moments were biggest. Feel free to reach out and we can do that together! Th ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Very confusing ROI/return !!!

    BCG Corporate Finance M&A
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    <p>From finance defition:</p><p>ROI<i> </i>=Net Return on Investment​/Cost on Investment</p><p>or</p><p>ROI = (Final Value of Investment − Initial Value of Investment)/ Cost of Investment</p><p>Would like to seek clarification on ROI/return is used in different cases and if my understanding is correct - </p><p><strong>Case 1:</strong></p><p><strong>Kellogg 2018 Tarrant Fixtures</strong></p><p>The solution gives a formula of:</p><p>ROI = Return/Investment = Profits/Capital Employed = (Revenue - Costs)/(PPE or CAPEX +Working Capital)</p><p>I think the formula is wrong, as Profits is NOT Return. Unless, in the calculation, initial CAPEX is amortised to yearly costs to come up with the Net Profit.</p><p>(For this case, they assume no new investment, so using Profit alone as Return is ok, however, the formula given is VERY misleading.) </p><p><strong>Case 2:</strong></p><p><strong>Darden 2018-29 Fire Proof</strong></p><p>“The company wants to achieve at least a 15% ROI on any new expansion project within 3 years. The company will need to invest $100M in capital expenditures."</p><p>Calculation given in the case solution:</p><p>Total net profit over 3 years = $16.5M + $36.3M + $60M = $112.8M<br>ROI = ($113M –100M) / $100M = 13%</p><p>So they are treating (Total Net Profits - Total Investment) = Net Gain, and use ROI = Net Gain/Total Investment</p><p>If the interviewee misuses Net Profit as Net Gain, it's wrong.</p><p><strong>Case 3:</strong></p><p><strong>Stern 2019 Bike Helmet</strong></p><p>“ The PE firm holds companies for an average of 7 years and has a return target of 10%/year.” </p><p>Does it mean:  the total return over 7 years holding period need to be 70%. The total return = (Dividends + Capital Gain)  /Investment = (Dividends + Price sold at exit - Acquisition Costs)/Acquisition Costs ?</p><p>***Though actually, </p><p>Annualized ROI=[(1+ROI)1/n−1]×100% <strong>where:</strong>n= ​Number of years for which the investment is held​​; I explained the above in a simplified way ***<br> </p>
    From finance defition: ROI =Net Return on Investment​/Cost on Investment or ROI = (Final Value of Investment − Initial Value of Investment)/ Cost of Investment Would like to seek clarification on ROI/return is used in d ... (ganze Frage lesen)
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    What are some facts/things only an experienced (>3 yrs) BCG consultant would know about the firm?

    BCG BCG Case Interview
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    I wish I knew that strategy consultants don't do analysis. They are story-tellers. Researchers, scientists, PhD candidates, Economists, etc. do analysis. Strategy consultants quickly come to conclusions without much dat ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Help needed on structuring for specific category profitability

    Case Interview case structure Case structure and frameworks Framework frameworks Structure
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    <p><strong>Case prompt:</strong></p><p><i>The client is a large retailer co. </i></p><p><i>She has asked us to look into the makeup category, which had sales of $500M last year. The category is profitable, but below the industry average. </i></p><p><i>Why is the profitability of this category lower than expected and how can the client increase category profitability?</i></p><p>Thank you bery much!</p>
    Hi there! I think with a case prompt like this, the best structure is a simple one based on breaking down profitability into its components. We want to know why profitability (likely more specifically “contribution marg ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Difference between a Business Analyst and an Associate in BCG?

    associate BCG BCG Case Interview business analyst
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    Anonym A fragte vor 19 Stunden
    <p>Hi, I am based in South East Asia. </p><p>I have heard about the role of an associate on PrepLounge but not much on a business analyst at BCG specifically.</p><p>Any ex-BCGers who knows what are the differences between a business analyst and an associate? <br><br>Also, for case interviews are they evaluated differently?<br><br>Thanks!</p>
    Hi, I am based in South East Asia.  I have heard about the role of an associate on PrepLounge but not much on a business analyst at BCG specifically. Any ex-BCGers who knows what are the differences between a business a ... (ganze Frage lesen)
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    Why L.E.K.?

    behavoural fit interview L.E.K. Consulting
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    <p>What are some of the pros of L.E.K. (any differences compared to other top consulting firms)?</p>
    Hi there, The following is the structure I would use (you will have to do your own due diligence on the points, otherwise the answer will not sound genuine). You can take 3 points out of the following: Sectors of intere ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Unpaid leave in consulting

    Client and MBB
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    <p>Hi all,</p><p> </p><p>I'd like to get your takes on unpaid leave in MBB / big four strategy / tier 2. By 'unpaid leave', I mean taking 1-2 months to travel, train, or prevent burnout, and then returning to continue full-time, e.g. similar to McKinsey's Take Time programme. Some questions I had in mind are:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Is this something that is common at top consultancies or do employees have to either carry on as usual or leave the firm altogether?</li><li>Is it only for the very top performers or can anyone do it?</li><li>Is it hard to get permission?</li><li>How soon after joining a company would it be reasonable to ask to take unpaid leave?</li></ul><p> </p><p>Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks!</p>
    Hey, Unpaid leave/career break is best used to take 3 months or more as time off. Most examples I have seen (including myself) took 6 months. 12 months is also becoming fairly common which includes child care, education ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Kellogg 2020

    Analytical Skills
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    <p>Are kellogg casebooks good? Are they representative of cases you’d actually get in an interview?</p>
    I have personally found Kellogg case books to be fairly well-written. They are better structured and provide the interviewer with an ability to have a non-linear case interview practice. Most cases have linear solutions ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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