Hi there, You should prepare for a standard case + fit interview. I generally advise candidates "learn how to learn" i.e. train so that they are prepared to react to anything! That being... (read entire answer)
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Simon-Kucher & Partners is a global management consulting firm with 930 employees in 33 offices worldwide. The focus is on strategy, marketing, pricing, and sales. Founded in 1985, Simon-Kucher & Partners has more than 30 years of experience and is regarded as the world’s leading pricing advisor.
Consultants at Simon-Kucher & Partners consider themselves as true profit experts and help their clients to sustainably boost their profits. Their projects typically achieve a profitability improvement of 100 to 500 basis points. With the TopLine Power® approach, Simon-Kucher focuses on improving the top line instead of cutting costs. In recent years, many companies have achieved considerable improvements on the cost side, and have now taken cost cutting as far as it can go. Not so with the top line, where there is still enormous potential.
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You should prepare for a standard case + fit interview.
I generally advise candidates "learn how to learn" i.e. train so that they are prepared to react to anything!
That being said, if you're short on time, I highly recommend you focus on cases that revolve around their line of work:
You should make sure you understand the following industries:
- Banking & Financial Institutions
- Business Services
- Chemicals & Materials
- Consumer & Retail
- Electronics & Semiconductors
- Energy & Utilities
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Industrial Goods & Machinery
- Logistics & Distribution
- Media & Entertainment
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Public & Social Sector
- Software, Internet, Tech
- Travel, Tourism, Leisure
Hi! You described it very well in your post: the structure that they are going to follow is exactly the same as MBBs: FIT + business case. Hence, the prep would overlap at 95%, and you can perf... (read entire answer)
You described it very well in your post: the structure that they are going to follow is exactly the same as MBBs: FIT + business case.
Hence, the prep would overlap at 95%, and you can perfectly all materials in this page.
Hope it helps!
Dear A, No. It's reduced. If you have further question on the Middle East recruiting, jobs and firms feel free to reach me out, since I have a lot of friends and former colleagues there, in the... (read entire answer)
No. It's reduced.
If you have further question on the Middle East recruiting, jobs and firms feel free to reach me out, since I have a lot of friends and former colleagues there, in the Middle East, so I'm happy to share insights wigh you.
Hello! I would follow these steps: Population calculation: if it´s not given, stimation based on your knowledge of other european cities. Different evacuation ways: cars, trains, buses, etc.... (read entire answer)
Hello! I would follow these steps:
- Population calculation: if it´s not given, stimation based on your knowledge of other european cities.
- Different evacuation ways: cars, trains, buses, etc. How many people can each of those transportation means evacuate? (e.g., not everyone has a car, there are limited buses and trains, etc.)
- Bottlenecks: the total capacity of those transportation means is the "ideal" scenario in which there are no issues such as traffic jams, etc.
Always bear in mind that here there is not a right or wrong answer, and they are not looking for a candidate that only deviates X% from the solution they have calculated. What is being tested here is you ability to synthetise, be creative, estimate, etc.
Hope it helps!