Hey Everyone, I am an Associate at S& in London. I have been working there for a few months.... (read entire question)
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I am an Associate at S& in London. I have been working there for a few months. Although I like it, I am looking to apply to BCG and MCK as these two would value my advanced degree and I would move up the ladder both in terms of responsibility and of salary (London is not the cheapest place in the world).
My degree is from Oxbridge and I always was top of my class. To my (and my BCG referral from a different office) slight surprise I was rejected at cv screening by BCG last year and failed my final round for MCK (operations; totally my fault, I was not yet prepared. I would be reapplying for generalist).
Realistically, what are my chances of getting an interview invitation this time around after two rejections given my new experience? Any suggestions on how to maximise these? I can get a referral from an MCK associate in another office.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi there, I saw some posts where people talked about important concepts (little law, cycle time... (read entire question)
I saw some posts where people talked about important concepts (little law, cycle time etc.). However, even if I google these concepts, I still don't know how I should put them in relation to the case. Do you have any good resources or what do I need to learn exactly? Thanks!
Hi Team, First of all thank you for all your valuable insights. They are extremely helpful. While... (read entire question)
First of all thank you for all your valuable insights. They are extremely helpful. While I find it relatively easy to solve private sector company's case studies, it becomes a little tricky while solving a public sector/ government owned company's case study (for.eg a utility company). Can you please provide some inisights on how to go about such cases?What should one keep in mind while solving such cases?
No, the 1st is outright wrong but you can use the 2nd, provided that you Ask what is the client's investment criteria (IRR, MoIC, Payback) If not provided, say you will judge it on payback for... (read entire answer)
No, the 1st is outright wrong but you can use the 2nd, provided that you
- Ask what is the client's investment criteria (IRR, MoIC, Payback)
- If not provided, say you will judge it on payback for simplicity sake, using a conservative value of, say, 5 years
- Assume there are no better alternatives in terms of investment and you are not considering the time value of money.
Careful with the averages in the CapEx curve - having a $1B investment in the first year is not the same as spreading it over 5 years ($200M p.a.), especially if the amount is larger than what the client can "afford" to invest.
If you have any questions, DM me. Cheers!
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