LumCO, a company producing injection-molded components for lighting applications, has operated successfully in its native European market. The company wants to open up one production facility each in China and the United States and establish their own distribution network in both countries to serve ... Open whole case
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What started out as a one-man company in Munich 1976 is one of the leading strategy consulting firms worldwide today: Roland Berger has over 50 offices in 36 countries.
Roland Berger’s clientele consists of top-notch industry and service companies and public institutions. The consultancy supplies solutions for any question in the spectrum of strategic management and counsels its clients in terms of strategy orientation, implementation of new business concepts or business processes. Also, when it comes to questions on organisational structure or technological strategy, Roland Berger always supplies competent answers.
In cooperation with every client, Roland Berger develops custom-fit concepts which exactly suit the needs of the respective corporation. As a consultant at Roland Berger, you will feel committed to the fundamental values of the company: entrepreneurship, excellence and empathy.
Career at Roland Berger
In order to successfully prove yourself as part of the team of Roland Berger you’ll need personality. The credo in this case is “It’s character that creates impact!” Are you ready to live by this motto? Did you enjoy an academic education and already had a chance to collect international as well as practical experience? Then nothing will stand in the way of your application at Roland Berger.
At the consulting firm, you start off with a kick-off seminar, which will take place over the course of two weeks. Here, you’ll learn more about the enterprise’s philosophy and working processes and of course, meet your new colleagues. Roland Berger offers you excellent opportunities to improve your qualifications and plan your career individually. Courses on management topics and techniques will supply you with the necessary know-how for your everyday work as a consultant and the next level of your career. In addition to that, you will work on your social, personal and leadership skills in advanced training classes.
Company Cases by Roland Berger
Onlinestar, an online retailer of furniture and garden products (core business), has grown significantly in recent years as a result of an expansion of its product portfolio. The company mainly imports goods from Chinese manufacturers but also operates its own production of cat lavatories (special b ... Open whole case
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Hi Sabrina, First, good luck and Happy New Year! I'd also recommend being clear on the following: UK vs England vs Great Britain (both territory delineations and population) Breakdown of... (read entire answer)
First, good luck and Happy New Year!
I'd also recommend being clear on the following:
- UK vs England vs Great Britain (both territory delineations and population)
- Breakdown of pop by age, income, urban v rural etc. (% breakdown)
- European population and general breakdown of pop
- Key European country populations (Germany, France, Spain, Italy)
- Key European country GDP totals (incl. UK of course)
- London total population and breakdown
Important to have already thought about a few key major trends/topics in the UK as well (and their implications on business):
- Brexit (particularly in the finance sector)
- Covid (restaurants, retail, tech)
- Globalisation (or the reverse of it)
- Major industries and growth areas
Hi there, Would be good if you could be a bit more specific with your questions here! Moreso, I think these would be excellently answered through networking and hopping on informational calls...it'... (read entire answer)
Would be good if you could be a bit more specific with your questions here! Moreso, I think these would be excellently answered through networking and hopping on informational calls...it's hard to talk about specific projects on here (as well as all promotion cycle details)
Hey there, In a McKinsey interview, you can take up to 2 minutes to draft your structure, IF the structure you come up with is strong and a. hits all the key points that the firm wants to see... (read entire answer)
In a McKinsey interview, you can take up to 2 minutes to draft your structure, IF the structure you come up with is strong and
- a. hits all the key points that the firm wants to see and
- b. is communicated in the right way.
A big issue I see with coaching candidates is that they take too little time to structure their thoughts because they feel pressured to be quick rather than exhaustive and creative.
An additional 30 seconds can often make the difference between a bad structure and a good one or a good one and an excellent one. So my battle-tested advice is to get rid of this time pressure mindset, especially in a McKinsey interview.
Also different from other firms, you can take up to roughly 6/7/8 minutes to present your structure, your qualification, and hypotheses. This is due to the interviewer-led format that McK employs. The firm wants to see exhaustive and creative approaches to specific problems, which more often than not do not fit into the classic case interview frameworks that were en vogue 10 years ago...
Again, this only applies if everything you say
- adds value to the problem analysis
- is MECE
- is well qualified
- includes a detailed discussion of your hypotheses at the end
The difference in format and way of answering a question is the reason why I recommend to prepare very differently for McK interviews vs. other consultancies.
Happy Holidays! First, you're not going to be asked to divide 1241 by 17. Now, let's go into tips/tricks for numbers you will see. Key Tips/Tricks Double/halve: You can adjust your numbers to... (read entire answer)
First, you're not going to be asked to divide 1241 by 17. Now, let's go into tips/tricks for numbers you will see.
Double/halve: You can adjust your numbers to be more manageable. For example, if I have 20 x 7, I can change that to 10 x 14. Much easier!
Split: 25 x 7 can be split into 25 x 5 PLUS 25 x 2.
Factor: Factor out numbers to allow for easier math.
Round then subtract: 29 x 9. Can do 29 x 10 MINUS 29
Long division/multiplication: You need to learn this. Some numbers will require it (yours for example)
Resources for Practice
Leverage the free preplounge resource:https://www.preplounge.com/en/mental-math.php
Rocketblocks is great for math in the context of a case: https://www.rocketblocks.me/
Print out math sheets for rote practide: https://www.math-drills.com/