I prepared really well for case interviews. Unfortunately, I stressed out and completely bombed the... (read entire question)
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I prepared really well for case interviews. Unfortunately, I stressed out and completely bombed the very first question on the first case and freaked out, messing up the entire first case.
I did reasonably well on the second case.
I regret what happened on the first case - it was my fault. How soon can I even think of reapplying and when I do reapply, will BCG even consider me given how poorly I performed on the first case in the first round?
Oh man, If you already want to leave the firm it probably is not the best next step for your career. I can assure you the hours are LONG and the lifestyle is downright miserable if you want time fo... (read entire answer)
If you already want to leave the firm it probably is not the best next step for your career. I can assure you the hours are LONG and the lifestyle is downright miserable if you want time for yourself.
In terms of minimum time spent - 1.5-2 yrs if you are joining as a BA or 2-3 yrs if you are joining as an Associate will be the time at which you will reap the rewards of the brand name.
Hi Anonymous, Finishing the case is a good sign generally speaking, because if you derive at a solid conclusion (and most interview cases are designed like that!) it means you eliminated the irrele... (read entire answer)
Finishing the case is a good sign generally speaking, because if you derive at a solid conclusion (and most interview cases are designed like that!) it means you eliminated the irrelevant parts and focused on the correct ones in your analysis. Naturally when you arrive at a (mostly) data-driven solution, this is good.
However, not finishing the case 100% does not automatically mean the opposite. It might be the case that your structure was not appropriate in the first case and you spent time doing useless analysis and therefore not finishing the case.
BUT: As an interviewer (mostly in final rounds), I don't really mind that much finishing the case. If I can choose between having a very insightful and engaging discussion with a candidate which might not have been part of the case originally in that level of detail, I will always go for that as opposed to just finishing the case for the sake of it (how would the latter help me that much in evaluating your performance? I can always easily push candidates to finish, it does not mean a lot for the candidate).
Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind to give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!
Hi everyone, How does RB compare with MBB? I understand RB is doing strategy consulting and is s... (read entire question)
How does RB compare with MBB? I understand RB is doing strategy consulting and is serving to the same clients as MBB. I am just trying to understand how they are different?
McK follows a top-down strategy with a very formal working culture
BCG is mostly doing bottom-up strategy with slight informal working culture
RB too is doing bottom-up strategy and has similar working culture compared to BCG.
So is there a way to differentiate RB amongst others?
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