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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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Very confusing ROI/return !!!

BCG Corporate Finance M&A
Neueste Antwort vor 11 Stunden
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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?

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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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Difference between a Business Analyst and an Associate in BCG?

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<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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Any framework for non-quantitative analysis?

BCG BCG McKinsey and Bain
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<p>Any common/good frameworks for the qualitative analysis part of a case? Thanks. </p><p> </p>
Hey there, Don't learn frameworks by heart or use cookie-cutter frameworks. You want to learn how to come up with your own frameworks that are relevant tailored to the situation concrete At the core, MBB wants to see cr ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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BCG Follow up email or call? No interview date set - 1st round invite

BCG BCG 1st round BCG Case Interview
Neueste Antwort am 4. Aug 2021
<p>Hi All, </p><p>I got invited to the first round of interviews with BCG and in the email context they asked about my availability to plan accordingly.  I've replied back stating that I will be available from the 10th of Aug onwards but I haven't received any confirmation nor acknowledgement yet.  So far I don't have an interview date set yet. <br><br>I'm not sure if I will suddenly receive an invite 2 days prior the interview date or so and I'm still preparing for the interviews. <br><br>Is it ok if I email them back? or shall I call them? <br>Is the expectation that my interviews are taking place any time after the 10th of Aug.?<br> </p><p>Thank you<br> </p>
Hi there, If you haven’t heard from them in a while (say 7 days), I would call the office, in this way you are going to get the answer immediately and there are no penalties for doing so. Best, Francesco
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BCG vs. McKinsey (U.S. North-East office, focus on renewable energy/utilities/decarbonization)

BCG McKinsey & Company
Neueste Antwort am 2. Aug 2021
<p>Hi all, </p> <p>I'm currently in the process of deciding between a BCG and a McKinsey offer (both based in Boston). I currently considering three main factors to make my choice: (1) culture and people (2) work/life balance and (3) level of the work (depth, breadth, etc.) and exit opportunities. </p> <p>While I'm open to exploring different areas, I have a broad interest in renewables and the energy transition/decarbonization space (from generation to distribution/storage all the way to electric vehicles). <br> <br> I'm going to focus on (3) for this question. <br>  <br> 3) Do you believe there is a significant difference between the type and level of work BCG and McKinsey would do in the energy/utilities/decarbonization space?<br> How would you recommend that I find out more about this? I've been talking to folks at all levels at both firms, but it's hard to get an accurate gauge. How do you do your "due diligence" on this topic? <br> <br> Thank you! <br> <br> Best, <br> <br> Lucio <br> <br> <br> <br>  </p>
Hi Lucio! First of all, a massive congratulations on your offers! As a general answer, I would say that there is unlikely to be a significant difference between the type and level of work done in the energy/utilitie ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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BCG Digital Ventures - Recruitment process (Any case?)

BCG BCG Digital Ventures venture architect
Neueste Antwort am 2. Aug 2021
<p>Hi everyone,<br> I have a second round interview at BCGDV for a Venture Architect position, interviewing with a Lead for 45 minutes and wondering if there is a case interview included in the process? Could anyone clear my doubt please? Did ask my HR coordinator who said there is no need to prepare in advance but still unsure of what to expect.<br> Many thanks!<br>  </p>
Hi there, BCG DV generally does not to case studies and rather opts for a combination of behavioral, brainstorming, and hand-on exercises (including take-home assignments).
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MBB Experienced Hire Event

Bain Bain & Company BCG Boston Consulting Group McKinsey McKinsey & Company
Neueste Antwort am 2. Aug 2021
<p>Hi All, I was recently invited to one of the MBB London experienced hire networking event (twice). At the end of the call the host gave us a deadline to apply for the consultant role which is approaching soon. At this stage, I do not have an official referral available, however, both the events application were based on submission of our resume.</p> <p>Should I go ahead and apply for the consultant role through online application? (since both the events were through submission of resume) or should I try harder to get a referral? (I don't think I can get a referral in such a short span since the application deadline is by the end of this month)</p> <p>Thank you in advance!</p>
Hi! Check this on the company website but from what I know, experience hire recruitment goes on all year round, meaning there shouldn't be deadline - you can submit your application anytime. If this is the case, I wou ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Bombed the BCG Casey chatbot Interview

BCG BCG Case Interview
Neueste Antwort am 31. Jul 2021
<p>I feel horrible after bombing the casey chatbot interview today during BCG first round interviews. There were two interviews - one traditional case with a person and the second one with the chatbot. I feel like I was so well-prepared for the traditional case with a person (which went very well), but when it came to doing the chatbot interview - there were no resources to prepare for this. The prompts were long with dense text, the math was also heavy, and the 25 minute time was not sufficient to do this test. I also couldn't ask proper clarifying questions about the business model so I didn't even understand the case. I also did math errors (which I realized afterwards) but since there was no feedback - I just had one chance at doing the math and my mistakes propagated throughout (this would not happen during an interview with a person). The chatbot is just not something I'm used to and as a result I bombed it and I am quite upset about it. <br> <br> Is the chatbot interview weighed just as heavily as the real interview? Should I reach out to the recruiter to tell them my situation? Should I request for an additional interview with a person? Should I reach out to other contacts I have within BCG to tell them my situation?</p>
Hey there, To add to the comments here. I have talked to 20+ people who took the test recently and their feedback is very similar. they were all surprised about the speed of the assessment the real test was mor ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Feedback call With interviewer Result

and Bain Bain BCG Client and MBB MBB McKinsey
Neueste Antwort am 30. Jul 2021
<p>I did my  1st round interview on July2th and July 10th with one of MBB. I was notified that I passed the first round on July 15th. I just had a feedback call with my 1st interviewer today. She gave me very positive feedback with just a minor area of improvement, while I am happy. I am curious to hear the feedback from my 2nd interviewer.</p> <p>1. Is it usually just one interviewer gave you feedback (representing 2 interviewers) ? Or It will be 2 different people. </p> <p>2. I emailed my 2nd interviewer on July 17 and July 25th asking for feedback, should I reeach him again or it will be annoying ?</p> <p>Thank you for your advices</p>
Hi, congrats on a job well done for the 1st round! The two interviewers from the same round will discuss and compare notes after the two interviews are completed. So the feedback you received has already combied feedb ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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What seniority is the case interviewer for BCG? (Specifically BCG SEA)

BCG Case Interviewers case interviews South east asia
Neueste Antwort am 30. Jul 2021
<p>Hi all, my question is what seniority is the case interviewer for BCG? Also, how much prep work does the case interviewer does before the case interview?</p>
Hi there, In the first round it's generally Project Lead level, sometimes Consultant or Principal. In the final round it's generally Principal and Partner. The case interviewer has created their own case and had it ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Case interview question - Public Sector

1stround BCG BCG Case Interview MBB Middle East
Neueste Antwort am 29. Jul 2021
<p>Hi All, <br> I was wondering if you have any tips or insights in regards to preparing cases targeting the public sector/NGO's? anything specific/special there - other than following the building blocks of cracking cases? <br> Interviwing with MBB firms in the Middle East, if it helps. <br> Thanks</p>
Hi there, Practice Cases If you want some practice cases: Tepper 2008's "NGO Effectiveness" Colombia 2011's "MadeCasse" Feel free to shoot me a message for more cases. Approach / Case Types Publ ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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How do I prep. for a candidate-led interview?

BCG BCG Case Interview First Round MBB
Neueste Antwort am 27. Jul 2021
<p>How do I prepare for a candidate-led interview case? <br> BCG-First round. <br> <br> Relativley new in my case prep. plan - I've been studying and practicing for around 2 weeks now. </p>
Hi there, I recommend the following: 1) An initial planning session with a coach: 1 hour with a coach now will have a productivity multiplier effect on all your efforts moving forward. They will figure out what ma ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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BCG - Mock Interview

BCG BCG Case Interview Focusing on The Core: Mock Interviews MBB
Neueste Antwort am 27. Jul 2021
<p>I Was wondering if anyone got a BCG - mock interview prep. before the actual interview date - is this a common practice?</p> <p><strong>[Mock interview</strong> 1:1 mock interview with a BCG consultant prior to your actual interview date]<br> This was mentioned in the email I first got. <br> <br> Do they actually assess you in that mock interview? <br> <br> Thanks</p>
Hi there. It is a quite common practice for MBB, if they have capacity for it. They want to make sure the interviewee knows what he/she is getting into before interviewing with the actual consultants.  I've done this ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Round one of BCG interviews in the Middle East - Candidate-led or Interview-led?

BCG BCG Case Interview BCGDubai Candidate-led or Interviewer-led?
Neueste Antwort am 27. Jul 2021
<p>I don't have any additional information about which office in the Middle East I will be interviewing with. (Possibly Dubai - Abu Dhabi or Doha). Cheers </p>
Hey there, BCG interviews are candidate-led and the same holds true for ME. Fingers crossed for your interviews! Cheers, Florian
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BCG Middle East Cases?

BCG BCG Case Interview BCGDubai Middle East
Neueste Antwort am 26. Jul 2021
<p>Hey guys,</p> <p>I have an interview coming up for the Associate role. May I know what kind of cases are mostly covered in this region? I would reckon its mostly public sector / oil and gas cases. Is there any such pattern?</p> <p>Also, how many rounds do the team take before offer? Any info on the total timeline from the first round till offfer date would also be beneficial :)</p>
Straight from the horses mouth (i.e. a quick google search and the BCG website): "Our client base includes companies and organizations from a wide range of industries including financial services, consumer goods, trav ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Do different MBB offices offer interviews on the same day?

Bain BCG internship MBB Mck McKinsey recruiting undergrad
Neueste Antwort am 26. Jul 2021
<p>I'm recruiting for undergrad internships at MBB right now and have not gotten an first-round invite  or rejection email yet. Some other kids seem to have gotten rejections, invites, and even waitlists, but I have not recived any of those at this point. </p> <p>Could this be because the office I'm applying to has not made decisions yet? I'm curious if the various US offices just don't work on the same timelines. Btw, I completed McKinsey's Imbellus last week, but not gotten anything for BCG.</p>
Hi there, Yes timelines across offices are different AND rejections/invites just come at different speeds for everyone. Please just be patient (and double-check that you applied!) and you should start hearing back s ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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NPV /WAAC ?

Bain & Company BCG Case Interview Case Maths Math problem MBB McKinsey & Company NPV
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<p>Hello </p> <p>I come from a technical background, PhD in Engineering not MBA. I have a few questions about the NPV and I appreciate it if someone can clarify the following. </p> <p>1- Can someone please explain what is expected from advanced degree candidates to know about NPV during a case interview? every time I look it up or come across a case using NPV, they use a different approximation/method to calculate the NPV. It is becoming very confusing to me. </p> <p>A Few NPV equations that I came accross are:</p> <p>NPV = -Initial Investment + (Future Value of Money/Discount Rate) </p> <p>NPV = Future Value of Money / Discount Rate </p> <p> (usually Future Value of Money = Revenues - ongoing costs) - I think not sure!</p> <p>- How you would interpret an NPV value?</p> <p>2- <u><strong>There is a case in which we determine the following(the first half is all about determining the R and C as follows: </strong></u></p> <p>- Revenues  = 928 M$ </p> <p>- Costs = 574M $</p> <p>- Profits  = R -C = 354M $ </p> <p><u><strong>Then there is this given which I totally did not understand (no clairification as to what it means): </strong></u></p> <p>- Time value of money: 6 year lag for receipt of revenue </p> <p><u><strong>to Determine the NPV they used WAAC (I have no idea what is this): </strong></u></p> <p>Using the “Rule of 72,” we know that 72/rate of return means the number of years to double our money. With a six year lag and a 12% WACC, we know that all future cash flows must be halved </p> <p>$354/2 = $177M in present value (NPV)</p> <p>clearly the 12% is 72/6 (lag years) </p> <p>Can someone please explain what is WAAC? Why NPV is halved? </p>
Hi there, Several questions ;) Let me go one by one. 1) NPV The correct NPV formula closer to what you reported is: NPV = -Initial Investment + (FCF/Discount Rate)  Where FCF= Free cash flow of the project g ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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Feedback Call with Interviewer

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Neueste Antwort am 24. Jul 2021
<p>I just passed my 1st round at one of MBB. The interviewer didnt give me written feedback but he offers to have 15 mins call. My questions </p> <p>1) How can I maximize this call ?</p> <p>2) How can I ask the most relevant feedback considering the time is only 15 mins</p> <p>3) Beside case/fit performance, anything I should discuss ?</p> <p>Thank you for the advices </p>
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