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    Hi All, I hope there is someone who has gathered personal experience or it is informed about MBB Italian offices.

    italy MBB Milan work life balance working hours
    Neueste Antwort am 17. Jul 2021
    Anonym B gab die beste Antwort am 15. Jul 2021
    <p>I am curious about the work-life balance in the Milan offices. If any of you has or knows about someone who used to work there, would be that kind to provide me with the hours you were doing over the week? Were you finishing a bit earlier on fridays? </p> <p>Thank you very much for the details. </p>
    Ciao! It really varied but roughly 65-90 hours where it would not be uncommon to work weekends too. 
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    How is the life in Riyadh while working with an MBB firm. Both personal and professional (# hours, clients, exit, etc.)

    career progression MBB Middle East work life balance
    Neueste Antwort am 12. Mai 2021
    Anonym A fragte am 11. Mai 2021
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    Easing into Management Consulting as a mom?

    mom parenting work life balance
    Neueste Antwort am 12. Mär 2021
    <p>Hi, I am a mother of two young kids and was previously working in consulting with one of the Big 4 (lots of change management work then). I have been slowly working my way to getting more experience in strategy consulting, but had to halt plans due to birth of my second kid a year ago. Since then, I have been a stay home mom. </p> <p>As I have two young kids and not much help in the way of parents or caregivers, I am thinking that I would have to put my dreams of consulting on hold for now. My question is - are there roles within consulting firms that are more "forgiving" and "lifestyle-friendly" for working moms, more lifestyle-friendly consulting firms, or are there types of work that I should be looking for outside of the consulting industry that might put me in good stead with relevant experience to re-enter management consulting when I do have more time to focus on my career? </p>
    Absolutely - many of former bosses at Bain were female who had families and Bain supported all sorts of models. 50% models, 75% models that allowed the subjects to structure their time in a way that allows them to do bo ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    BCG vs. McKinsey - who wins?

    BCG corporate culture International MBB McKinsey project work life balance
    Neueste Antwort am 27. Nov 2020
    Anonym gab die beste Antwort am 27. Dez 2017
    <p>Who would you say "wins" regarding</p> <ul> <li>projects,</li> <li>international opportunities,</li> <li>corporate culture (company parties, activities, general environment),</li> <li>work-life-balance?</li> </ul> <p>I recently read an interesting discussion on this and would love to hear your point of view.</p> <ul> <li>Plus: I've heard that there's a stereoptype that BCG is more creative and "cool" compared to McK which has a more competitive environment. Do you agree?</li> </ul> <p>I'm aware that this is a very subjective question, but nontheless I would appreciate your opinions and insights! Thanks in advance :)</p>
    Hey, I don't think you will be able to find absolute answers for any of your questions. However, would like to share my personal view (based on experience) on a few of these topics Both firms are really global, wi ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    As a consultant how do you keep your work life balance?

    BCG McKinsey and Bain McKinsey Personal Life work life balance
    Neueste Antwort am 18. Okt 2020
    Ah, the hardest question out there! There are two parts to the question 1) Finding your balance 2) Keeping it You're asking about the second, but most people haven't figured out the first, so I'll start there with ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Work-Life Balance in Consulting?!

    consulting Question Top tier Women in Consulting work life balance
    Neueste Antwort am 16. Jun 2020
    <p>Hi everyone! <br> Is it possible to achieve work life balance in consulting? Can you give me some insights into your experiences? Especially for Women in Consulting?</p> <p>Thank you!</p>
    Hello! I have experience in several offices across Europe, particularly in McKinsey and Company. Nowadays, consulting companies are being more and more aware about the challenges it emcompasses for women, and they a ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Consulting + good work life balance?

    Accenture bearing point big four Big Four - Strategy consulting firms PwC small consultancy switch tier2 work life balance working conditions working hours
    Neueste Antwort am 16. Jun 2020
    <p>Hi! I'm really fascinated by management consulting as I like the skills and variety (different projects, clients) it involves. While I would like to work for a prestigous company, I'm willing to trade that off for an actual (!) work-life-balance which is more important to me. So my question is, which would you say are the best companies that ensure a good work-life-balance, but still interesting projects and clients? Perhaps Big4 consulting?</p>
    Dear Anonymous, I'm sure you already now that, but the thing about consulting is that : From one assignment to another working hours can change widely. That is explained by the fact that with different clients, team ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Got into MBB, have some time before start. Next steps?

    Advice BCG beginner best practice career career progression consulting consulting analyst entry level Excel experience Junior Consultant learning MBB McKinsey networking offer on the job Personal Fit prep4success Preparing for consulting work skills start success drivers tips top tips training work life balance
    Neueste Antwort am 11. Jun 2020
    <p>Hi guys,</p> <p>Thank to a large extent to preplounge and local experts, I got into MBB. I have a few months before the start of the job. What can I do/learn/prepare now to be more successful / to have easier transition later? </p> <p>Thank you</p>
    Hi, The most important thing you need to understand is that consulting is a client business and client is always first. Here is my subjective view of what's needed to succeed on different levels of hierarchy. Pls take ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Family-Life-Balance (Husband/Wife and Kids)

    Bain BCG family MBB McKinsey work life balance
    Neueste Antwort am 29. Apr 2020
    <p>Team! Wondering if anyone with a husband/wife and kids can share <strong>tangible </strong>experiences of family-life (not just work life) balance of having kids and being married? Lookng for two areas:</p> <p>1) How did you navigate adjusting to the lifestyle if you entered your career married with children, and what are your top feelings/experiences/tips towards navigating that lifestyle of consulting with a family?</p> <p>2) Looking to hopefully (granted I pass a last interview) start in consulting very soon but have a new babygirl entering the the world soon! <u><em>How do these consulting companies, coworkers, and clients tend to treat maternity or paternity leave?</em></u> </p> <p>You may be thinking "well wait until after your daughter is born to start working" but in this circumstance, my goal aside of working with this new company will be to first relocate my familly so we can get settled in the area before having our daughter for reasons to make sure: - My spouse can find good work in her industry (this move is not dependent on this me receiving an offer)</p> <p>-Regardless, we are moving either way to be closer to family</p> <p>-Once we move, and if I am able to gain an offer, I would want to start working right away at least a handful of months (to gain some experience) before having to take leave</p> <p>Any thoughts from any family-women/family men?</p>
    Wow. I totaly know what you mean. So I'm married and have a 1.5 year old son. It is not easy, not by a long shot. That's not to say you should be deterred at all. There isn't a simple way to write a magic formu ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    MBB in Italy: which fits me the best?

    Digital italy MBB work life balance
    Neueste Antwort am 28. Mär 2020
    <p>Hi guys, I am a Bocconi student and I am looking to apply for internships in MBB in Italy. The main criteria that I am taking into account are the following:</p> <p>- I am very concerned by the working hours, and I was wondering which Italian office (in Milan) in general offers the best WLB (flexibility, working hours, etc.). I did an internship in consulting and I know it can be very brutal, but I know that being consulting very office-centred it could change a lot from one company to the other.</p> <p>-Which among the MBBs in Italy has the best digital/high tech practice?</p> <p>-Which is considered the overall market leader in Italy?</p> <p>- Lastly: how many weeks does an internship last? I have to coincile it with my academic obligations...</p> <p>Thank you very much in advanced!</p>
    Hi, I work in Milan in MBB and I can tell you that there no much difference from one another in terms of work/life balance. A good life-style project is one that starts at 9am and ends at 9pm. But it is a very good li ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    What can one do to make the maximum of the MBB experience?

    MBB work life balance
    Neueste Antwort am 2. Jul 2019
    <p>We all are aware about the hectic work hours and frequent travel. However, how can someone balance the time well so as to not end up working all the time and have some free time on hands too?</p> <p>Secondly, while here are many perks as a part of the job, do the MBB firms offer perks of a more.. non-monetary nature? Do we get subscription to some gyms/ pilates studios? Or are there internal resources that help those who are preparing for some form of future education like an MBA or a PhD? </p>
    Hi, Unfortunately, there are very limited things to do when you are at the beginning of your consulting career. However, in order to have a better work-life balance, you can do two main things: 1. State your preferr ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Current Post-MBA consultant applying to Strategy Manager roles

    Case Interview exit exit options work life balance
    Letzte Aktivität am 29. Aug 2018
    <p>Hi all,</p> <p>I am currently applying to Strategy Manager roles in industry (financial services companies mainly, I am exiting consulting post-MBA).</p> <p>Firstly, I have been told that they also do case interviews - does anyone know how, if at all, these differ in style or difficulty from usual consulting case interviews? And are there any types of cases that tend to be more common in these interviews?</p> <p>Second, my aim is to hand in my 4-week notice at the beginning of January (it's beginning of September in a few days) - when do you recommend I start sending in applications and tell the headhunters I'm currently in touch with to start pushing me for interviews? So far from talks and feelers I've sent out it looks like it will be easy for me to get the interviews, and it's important for me that I don't leave the firm before January.</p> <p>Lastly, I am in dire need of reduced stressload and less pressure (and more work-life balance) in my next job - can I trust that this will be the case in a Strat Manager role in industry?</p> <p>Thank you for your help</p>
    Hi, Based on my experience in the US: Cases are similar in nature but less demanding in approach and structure I would start sending the applications 2-3 months before and then negotiate the exact start date. Th ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    MBB Consultant Work-Life Balance

    MBB work life balance
    Letzte Aktivität am 7. Mär 2018
    <p>Hello prep lounge community,</p> <p>In regards with the subject above, i think we all are aware that consultants, especially the MBB ones have very long hours.</p> <p>Somehow, when you look at MBB websites, blogs and facebook page, they always showcase people with them doing activities like going for holiday, playing sports, or spending time with their family and etc, with the individual saying things like "oh, i have been actively involved with [insert leisure acitivites], and Mck,BCG, Bain made it possible".</p> <p>Are these all just for show?</p> <p>Regards,</p>
    Hi, Have you ever seen any articles showcasing that consultants are sleeping? That's the answer!:) On a serious note: You sleep less doing non-consulting staff You still have the weekends Paid vacations are ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Is it more stressful to work for top companies like google, facebook, apple etc. or for top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG or Bain?

    apple Bain BCG facebook Google MBB McKinsey stress work life balance working conditions
    Letzte Aktivität am 23. Mai 2017
    <p>I am at the beginning of my studies and considering both, but have no experience so far. My plan is to apply for internships, but I'm already curious if somebody can compare the stress level at both type of firms including work-life-balance.</p> <p>I would appreciate any input! Thanks :)</p>
    Hi there, I was a consultant at Bain, so I certainly know the consulting side of the story. I also have friends at Facebook and Google, so even though I don't have direct experience from these companies, I can tell you ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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    Personal life for MBB consultants?

    consulting MBB Personal Life work life balance working hours
    Letzte Aktivität am 12. Feb 2017
    <p>Asking this is a bit strange, but I'm always wondering about that as it is really important to me. Due to the working hours and travelling, I would assume that it is more difficult to maintain relationships as a management consultant. Would you agree?</p> <p>What can I do to make my relationship work along with my career? What if it does impact my personal life, how can I resolve it?</p> <p>If you have any kind of advice thatd be great! :)</p>
    Hi Anonymous, it would be definitely difficult to maintain relationships as a consultant, and I believe the degree of difficulty would depend on the geography you are, even for the same company. My experience at BCG i ... (ganze Antwort lesen)
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