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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Definitely agree with the previous comment about asking HR more details about the call. Specifically you want to know whether this is an interview (always treat any call as an interview) and what type... (read entire answer)
Definitely agree with the previous comment about asking HR more details about the call. Specifically you want to know whether this is an interview (always treat any call as an interview) and what type of questions you can expect on the call
Since you were referred to the position from a senior person there is usually an obligation on their end to at least have 1 round to assess your fit for the role
In terms of prep - read up as much as possible about the field you are interested in and have a list of genuine questions prepared for him. The more interested you are the higher the chance of you being formally interviewed for the role
All the best,
Hi there, Can you elaborate on how he contradicted himself? (P.S. Welcome to the world of talking to Partners ;) ) I honestly think he was impressed by you and had/has every intention of referri... (read entire answer)
Can you elaborate on how he contradicted himself? (P.S. Welcome to the world of talking to Partners ;) )
I honestly think he was impressed by you and had/has every intention of referring you. Just remember, Partners (and all strategy consultants) are insanely busy. It's highly likely he intended to take action and just forgot to due to other priorities (sorry, you're priority #100).
I would recommend you politely reach out and just inquire as to whether anything has come up or if there's anything more he needs from you.
My second piece of advice: Never put all your eggs in one basket or rely on anyone too much. Keep networking, following other avenues, and look for ways to get a referral elsewhere!
Hi Ariela, If this indeed was the question received at a BCG interview (as your response to Francesco indicates), then, pull out your casing toolkit! You need to clarify the objective O... (read entire answer)
If this indeed was the question received at a BCG interview (as your response to Francesco indicates), then, pull out your casing toolkit!
- You need to clarify the objective
- Ok, so we're looking to prepare for a case, is that correct? We need to come up with a plan to be case ready?
- Time for clarifying questions:
- What is our timline?
- What companies are we applying to?
- How much preparation have we already done
- Well, plenty of Q&A answers here for you to create a great framework/buckets (for example, FIT bucket and Case bucket)
Hi there, Option 3 is definitely the best one. If you apply and fail, you can always go for Option 2, and reapply to BCG in 1-2 years, so no reason to have it as first choice There... (read entire answer)
Option 3 is definitely the best one.
- If you apply and fail, you can always go for Option 2, and reapply to BCG in 1-2 years, so no reason to have it as first choice
- There is no reason to apply again as intern
I agree with Anon C that a referral would help a lot to get the interview. You can find more on that here:
In terms of case prep, it is just a matter of working on the right material and have the right prep plan – if you got the BCG internship you can definitely get to the level needed for a full time offer.
If you need more help, please feel free to PM me.