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Switch from boutique to MBB

Boutique consulting firms MBB
Most recent answer 24 minutes ago
The best answer (on Feb 06, 2023) is from:
Cristian
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#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Feb 06, 2023
#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  Not only is it feasible, it's also smart.  When the market is contracting, you should aim to go as wide as possible. The whole point is to maximize your current benefit within the current restrictions that yo ... (read entire answer)
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Arthur D Little Consultant interview

Arthur D L Arthur D Little Arthur D Little Interviews
Anonymous A asked 1 hour ago
Anonymous A asked 1 hour ago
good morning guys, i have an interview in Arthur D Little Italian offices next week, unfortunately I had not the possibility to ask for more time and I am looking for info about the interview process and the type of cas ... (read entire question)
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Efficio - Excel Exercise

Excel case study
Most recent answer 1 hour ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Hello,  Anyone here recently sat the Efficio Excel exercise and would be willing to share some insights on what to expect?  Thank  
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No full-time offer MBB

London MBB McKinsey Middle East
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
The best answer (10 hours ago) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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Content Creator
gave the best answer 10 hours ago
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Sorry to hear about your experience, I can imagine this was difficult to go through. In terms of your questions: 1) Would my internship be a red flag and signal that I didn't get a return offer?  Not really. T ... (read entire answer)
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2 hrs ago 2 hours ago
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Mckinsey Hiring Freeze

Hiring freeze McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
The best answer (5 hours ago) is from:
Hagen
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Ex-Bain and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hagen
Expert
gave the best answer 5 hours ago
Ex-Bain and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hi there, First of all, I am sorry to hear about the rejection from McKinsey! I think this is an interesting question that may be relevant for many people. I would be happy to share my thoughts on it: First of all, it's ... (read entire answer)
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3 hrs ago 3 hours ago
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McKinsey Rejection - Dubai Office

McKinsey Middle East
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 9 hours ago
Hi all,  I applied to McKinsey Middle East office, through an important referral, for a Business Analyst role a few weeks ago.  I am confident I did very well in the Imbellus game (99% sure ALL of my animals survived + ... (read entire question)
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3 hrs ago 3 hours ago
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Mckinsey reapplication

McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 20 hours ago
Hi Everyone I applied to McKinsey last year and unfortunately, after the second round, my application was refused. The partner mentioned applying again. After the 1 year period, I applied again with a referral from an A ... (read entire question)
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3 hrs ago 3 hours ago
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Consulting career advice

BCG Bain McKinsey partners in performance Roland Berger
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Feb 06, 2023) is from:
Cristian
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Content Creator
#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Feb 06, 2023
#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  Wow, this is quite a pickle.  First of all, making a lot of money and being happy can often be divergent goals. But let's not get into that.  Instead, to figure out your situation, it would be more useful to ... (read entire answer)
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Is 2.5 years experience + top MBA enough for post-MBA recruiting?

M7 MBA MBB
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 19 hours ago
Presume you get into an M7 MBA program and get to go after 2.5 years of experience (which some people can do due to deferred admissions programs). Presume the experience Is not strategy, but another form of consulting a ... (read entire question)
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4 hrs ago 4 hours ago
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What would team members say about you?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Oct 19, 2019) is from:
Adam
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Ex Bain/ A.T. Kearney: Principal with >10 years global consulting and recruiting experience and >150 interviews
Adam
Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 19, 2019
Ex Bain/ A.T. Kearney: Principal with >10 years global consulting and recruiting experience and >150 interviews
This question is simply a spin on the question of “Describe your strengths and weaknesses”. It tests your ability to reflect on your own development needs. A good answer would highlight three strengths and three develop ... (read entire answer)
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4 hrs ago 4 hours ago
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McKinsey Imbellus Game

Bain BCG McKinsey & Company McKinsey Imbellus
Most recent answer 5 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 20 hours ago
I applied to McKinsey Dubai office for an Associate role last week. Got the Imbellus Test 2 days later. I got a marine ecosystem and plant defence games. I made a sustainable ecosystem (99% sure) and the plant was defen ... (read entire question)
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5 hrs ago 5 hours ago
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Consulting interview

Bain BCG Mck Roland Berger
Most recent answer 5 hours ago
The best answer (on Feb 06, 2023) is from:
Cristian
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Content Creator
#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Feb 06, 2023
#1 McK Coach by rating & recommendation rate| Honest feedback: no sugar-coating | Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  This is an amazing question that unfortunately not many people ask! And it's also one of the areas where you will get an amazing benefit from working with a coach.  What you need is an application strategy. I ... (read entire answer)
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5 hrs ago 5 hours ago
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Calculation of number of wine bottles in Year 5

Oliver Wyman case: Setting up a Wine Cellar
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 24 hours ago
Hi Team,  In Year 5, why aren't we considering the sale of 120 bottles (investment cellar in Year 0)? Instead, we are including these 120 bottles along with the 72 bottles from Year 1, in Year 6 sale calculation, why is ... (read entire question)
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6 hrs ago 6 hours ago
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Calculation of number of wine bottles in Year 5

Oliver Wyman case: Setting up a Wine Cellar
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 24 hours ago
Hi Team,  In Year 5, why aren't we considering the sale of 120 bottles (investment cellar in Year 0)? Instead, we are including these 120 bottles along with the 72 bottles from Year 1, in Year 6 sale calculation, why is ... (read entire question)
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6 hrs ago 6 hours ago
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What is your Answer?

case question caseanswer
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Market share 5%
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6 hrs ago 6 hours ago
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Is the solution wrong?

caseanswer
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Feb 06, 2023
Market share is 5%.The answer is:Revenues Year 3 = Revenue (filters) + Revenue (air purifiers)Revenue (filters) = ([installed purifiers at end of year 2] * [2 filters] X [price/filter]) + ([additional installed purifiers ... (read entire question)
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6 hrs ago 6 hours ago
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What are your greatest professional strengths?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 20 hours ago
The best answer (on Jul 06, 2020) is from:
Clara
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Content Creator
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Clara
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Jul 06, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hello! On top of the insights already shared in the post, the "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently published in PrepLounge´s shop (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34 ... (read entire answer)
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20 hrs ago 20 hours ago
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Is BCG Dubai worth going? Lifestyle & exit

BCG exit options Lifestyle Middle East
Most recent answer 20 hours ago
The best answer (on Feb 05, 2023) is from:
Udayan
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Content Creator
Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
Udayan
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Feb 05, 2023
Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
By and large the main difference is unlikely to be in hours worked and benefits such as meal reimbursement. I have never ever heard of meals not being reimbursed unless they are weirdly exorbitant.  If you are concerned ... (read entire answer)
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PwC interview

Private Equity PwC Interview
Most recent answer 24 hours ago
The best answer (on Feb 06, 2023) is from:
Hagen
Expert
Ex-Bain and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hagen
Expert
gave the best answer on Feb 06, 2023
Ex-Bain and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hi there, I think this is an interesting question that may be relevant for many people. I would be happy to share my thoughts on it: Given the diversity of project experiences and industries among your interviewers, it ... (read entire answer)
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24 hrs ago 24 hours ago
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McKinsey - Business Analyst Application ME

McKinsey Middle East
Most recent answer 24 hours ago
The best answer (on Feb 06, 2023) is from:
Hagen
Expert
Ex-Bain and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hagen
Expert
gave the best answer on Feb 06, 2023
Ex-Bain and interviewer for 7+ years | >95% success rate | mentor and coach for 6+ years
Hi there, First of all, I am sorry to hear about this frustrating experience with McKinsey! I think this is an interesting question that may be relevant for many people. I would be happy to share my thoughts on it: If b ... (read entire answer)
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