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    ▶ New on PrepLounge: Consulting Project Simulations ◀

    consulting project preplounge projects
    Most recent answer on Sep 01, 2021
    Christine
    Admin
    asked on Aug 31, 2021
    PrepLounge Community & Marketing Manager
    Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your time on PrepLounge and that your case interview preparation is successful so far! I have some great news for you: We just launched a new product on PrepLounge: Project Simulations.  The project simulations allow you to go through interactive projects and get to know different industries and topics in order to prepare for your career in management consulting. We have prepared nine projects that will enable you to simulate your work on the job!  If you are really keen to be the first one to try the project simulations, send me a private message! I will ... (read entire question)
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    Completed final round of interviews and recruiter asked about...

    Final Round recruiting
    Most recent answer 46 minutes ago
    Anonymous A asked 2 hours ago
    Hi all, I completed my final round of interviews in the morning. In the evening, I received an email from the recruiter asking if I am interviewing with other consulting firms or have any offers on hand. May I know what ... (read entire question)
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    Imbellus

    Imbellus Interview McKinsey McKinsey McKinsey Imbellus McKinsey Imbellus test
    Most recent answer 2 hours ago
    The best answer (11 hours ago) is from:
    Francesco
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    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Francesco
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    gave the best answer 11 hours ago
    #1 Expert for Coaching Sessions (3.600+) | 1.300+ Reviews with 100% Recommendation Rate | Ex BCG | 8+ Years of Coaching
    Hi there, It depends. I helped a few INSEAD candidates recently and they confirmed the test was sent to everyone who applied for their school. In other cases, they first screen the CV, then invite you for interviews. If ... (read entire answer)
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    2 hours ago
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    Resume Typo

    MBB Resume
    Most recent answer 2 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 9 hours ago
    Hi all, I recently received a referral for MBB and sent in my application. However, upon going through my resume again, it seems that I made a small error. Instead of ‘pronunciation’, I mistakenly spelled it as ‘pronoun ... (read entire question)
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    Can current consultants coach candidates/students online while working at an MBB firm?

    coaching expert coaching
    Anonymous A asked 2 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 2 hours ago
    Hi, I am curious about whether can a current employee of an MBB firm coach someone (paid) on PrepLounge or etc. Are there any rules or guidelines by the MBB firms on this? If not, why do MBB prevent so?
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    Strategy&

    Cases Practice cases strategy&
    Most recent answer 2 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 7 hours ago
    Hello,  Hope all is well,  I was wondering if anyone has tips and cases to practice/focus on regarding case interview for Strategy&.  Thank you so much for your help. 
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    Bain Dubai - need coach to prep

    Bain & Company case coaching Middle East
    Most recent answer 2 hours ago
    Anonymous asked 4 hours ago
    Hi,Any coach with experience of preparing candidates to Bain ME office (preferably in recent years)?Need one to:- assess current level of preparedness (case only)- help improve by learning Bain specific and ME specific ... (read entire question)
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    Cost of downtime

    TKMC Case: Premiumstahl AG and the global procurement market
    Anonymous A asked 4 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 4 hours ago
    In the calculation, the cost of downtime is 8 shifts / 3 per day - is the 3 per day derived from assuming shifts operate 24 hours a day?
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    Leasing cost reduction

    Chinese Chess - Airline Business During COVID-19
    Andrea asked 6 hours ago
    Andrea
    Premium
    asked 6 hours ago
    Looking for consistent partner for case interviews
    Thanks for the case! It was fun and offered great insight!  I have a question on the sentence: (Long Term) Leasing costs can be cut through the purchase of planes through capital received by government – new monthly cos ... (read entire question)
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    Math word problem help

    Math problem
    Question edited 9 hours ago
    The best answer (9 hours ago) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer 9 hours ago
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi there, unfortunately, the answer is not correct, you will need a total of 1,278 wind turbines in the future, so you need to build additionally 828 wind turbines. You seem to have made the right calculations in terms ... (read entire answer)
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    9 hours ago
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    Simon Kucher's culture

    Simon & Kucher Simon-Kucher Simon-Kucher & Partners
    Most recent answer 10 hours ago
    The best answer (10 hours ago) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer 10 hours ago
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi there, This is indeed an interesting question which is probably relevant for quite a lot of users, so I'm happy to give you my perspective on that: While I agree with what other coaches said about platforms like Vaul ... (read entire answer)
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    10 hours ago
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    Arthur D Little

    Arthur D L Arthur D Little ATKearney L.E.K. Roland Berger
    Question edited 10 hours ago
    The best answer (23 hours ago) is from:
    Antonello
    Expert
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    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
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    gave the best answer 23 hours ago
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Hi! There are for sure some differences, but it also depends on the specific office. I would suggest you reach out directly to ADL consultants and ask for more detailed information on this. Best, Anto
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    10 hours ago
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    work accomodations - mbb

    Client and MBB
    Most recent answer 11 hours ago
    The best answer (11 hours ago) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer 11 hours ago
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi there, This is indeed an interesting question which is probably relevant for quite a lot of users, so I'm happy to give you my perspective on that: Generally speaking, there has been a shift in recent years and consu ... (read entire answer)
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    11 hours ago
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    How much lead time is expected from application to interviews?

    application process
    Most recent answer 11 hours ago
    The best answer (23 hours ago) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
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    gave the best answer 23 hours ago
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, I generally advise my candidates to apply when they are 80% ready. The lead time can be as short as 2 weeks, so one must feel “about ready” when they apply. Based on your context, you should probably be applyi ... (read entire answer)
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    11 hours ago
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    Does background check check every employment you have took?

    background check
    Most recent answer 20 hours ago
    The best answer (23 hours ago) is from:
    Antonello
    Expert
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    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
    Expert
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    gave the best answer 23 hours ago
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Hi! I don't think so :) Best, Anto
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    20 hours ago
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    Bain online assessment 2020 - Nordi offices

    Bain nordic Online Assessment
    Most recent answer 22 hours ago
    The best answer (on Aug 31, 2020) is from:
    Antonello
    Expert
    Content Creator
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Aug 31, 2020
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Ciao Francesca, I have some mock Bain tests to share, feel free to text me Best Antonello
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    22 hours ago
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    CV Review

    CVreview
    Most recent answer 23 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 14, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 14, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Send it through! I'll do a (quick) review and provide my initial high-level thoughts.
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    23 hours ago
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    Public sector consulting in London

    Public Sector
    Most recent answer 23 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 14, 2021) is from:
    Adi
    CoachingPlus Expert
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    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    Adi
    CoachingPlus Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on Sep 14, 2021
    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    If you are looking specifically at London/UK market, Accenture, McK, Deloitte, PwC are strongest.  Smaller firms PA Consulting , BJSS & Baringa are good too.
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    Booz Allen Hamilton Middle East

    booz allen hamilton Corporate Strategy
    Most recent answer 23 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 14, 2021) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 14, 2021
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi there, That is indeed an interesting fact you're pointing out, so I'm happy to give you my perspective on that: Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) really seems to have climbed the ranks in the ME over the past years, especial ... (read entire answer)
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    23 hours ago
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    Good time to apply to MBB from Tier 2

    MBB strategyconsulting switch tier2
    Most recent answer 23 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 14, 2021) is from:
    Hagen
    Expert
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hagen
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Sep 14, 2021
    Bain & Company Project Leader | 200+ interviews conducted | 5+ years of coaching and mentoring
    Hi there, That is indeed an interesting question which is probably relevant for quite a lot of users, so I'm happy to give you my perspective on that: Even if most consulting companies would deny it, the COVID-19 crisis ... (read entire answer)
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    23 hours ago
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