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Material cost

Universal Airlines
Anonymous A asked 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 6 hours ago
Someone please help me understand where the material cost of $1400 comes from in question solution 7.  I am totally confused. thanks
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Startup Founder to Consulting?

Advice Entrepreneurship Experienced
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
The best answer (on Oct 04, 2022) is from:
Ian
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Ian
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gave the best answer on Oct 04, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hey Ollie, You have an impressive background! I'm sure McKinsey would love to have you. Imbellus: Play the practice game multiple times before taking it. The difference between going in “warmed up” and knowing the rules ... (read entire answer)
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7 hrs ago 7 hours ago
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Post-final round feedback from BCG

BCG Feedback Final Round recruiting
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Oct 05, 2022) is from:
Dennis
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Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
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gave the best answer on Oct 05, 2022
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
I would agree. She probably has to schedule such calls with other candidates as well and is trying to sort out a setup balancing multiple parties. I wouldn't take that as a sign for a decision yet
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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how to improve at math structuring?

Math problem
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Oct 05, 2022) is from:
Ian
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Ian
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gave the best answer on Oct 05, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, How to structure math in a case Have a seperate "math" scrap sheet of paper Grab a new sheet of paper every time you're entering a new phase of the case...number and title it Use tables to organize numbers Wri ... (read entire answer)
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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Pen and paper - how often to use for mental calcs?

Math problem
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Oct 05, 2022) is from:
Dennis
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Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
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gave the best answer on Oct 05, 2022
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Using pen and paper should help the process of working towards the solution you are presenting in a clear and concise manner. If it becomes an extra step that just slows you down in giving the answer to a short question ... (read entire answer)
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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Why is interviewer feedback not showen anymore? @preplounge Team

interview feedback preplounge
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 13 hours ago
When I give feedback to a good interviewer, is not shown anymore.  When I prepared previously (in 2021) every feedback was added immediately to the interviewer.  Nowadays I give feedback and it doesn't show up.  This is ... (read entire question)
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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Is design thinking important in consulting interviews?

McKinsey McKinsey & Company Problem Solving
Most recent answer 13 hours ago
The best answer (on Aug 22, 2022) is from:
Florian
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#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
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gave the best answer on Aug 22, 2022
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hi there, Good thinking and cool book you mentioned; definitely helps with tackling problems on a grander scale. However, rest assured that in case interviews - and specifically for McKinsey, you already start with a we ... (read entire answer)
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13 hrs ago 13 hours ago
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Universal case

market entry McKinsey
Most recent answer 17 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Oct 05, 2022
I am referring to the Universal Airline case on prep lounge.   On the question 7 on material cost I got lost on where they got the figure 1400. Someone help. The rest is ok.
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McKinsey Interview Framework

Case Interview McKinsey
Most recent answer 17 hours ago
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Florian
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#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
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gave the best answer 17 hours ago
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hi there, 5 minutes for a McKinsey structure is not too long at all as long as everything you are saying is adding value to the question. Such feedback only comes from three types of people: Peers who don't know any bet ... (read entire answer)
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17 hrs ago 17 hours ago
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has anyone taken the Oliver Wyman Case competition? Do you have any cases with solutions or any other material that can be useful for the case?

M&A Market sizing Oliver Wyman Oliver Wyman interview oliverwyman
Most recent answer 18 hours ago
Pablo asked on Oct 05, 2017
Shoot me a message. Anything helps :)
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Looking for a partner!

Case Interview
Most recent answer 18 hours ago
The best answer (18 hours ago) is from:
Mario
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Ex-Mckinsey (analyst->associate->manager) and now in tech (Bytedance) + Part time interview coach and mentor
Mario
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gave the best answer 18 hours ago
Ex-Mckinsey (analyst->associate->manager) and now in tech (Bytedance) + Part time interview coach and mentor
Hey there,    I recommend reaching to coaches and peers directly in their chats to prep well.   Mario
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BCG Online Case Assessment

BCG BCG online case
Most recent answer 21 hours ago
The best answer (21 hours ago) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer 21 hours ago
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: Do you have some info about the test? On what I have to prepare? I reported some info below. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... (read entire answer)
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21 hrs ago 21 hours ago
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No Response from Bain Final Round

Bain Bain & Company Bain final round Final Round Job offer
Most recent answer 23 hours ago
The best answer (on Aug 11, 2022) is from:
Ashwin
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Ex Manager Bain and company | INSEAD
Ashwin
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gave the best answer on Aug 11, 2022
Ex Manager Bain and company | INSEAD
Hey there , The only option is to wait :) sometimes the interviewers are occupied or have gone on leave so it takes time to schedule the calibration session where the interviewers share their feedback and agree on wheth ... (read entire answer)
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23 hrs ago 23 hours ago
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What is the "end game" in the prep?

advanced Cases
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 05, 2022) is from:
Pedro
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Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Market Sizing | Former Head Recruiter
Pedro
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gave the best answer on Oct 05, 2022
Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Market Sizing | Former Head Recruiter
After 15 years in the industry, I am still learning. I still learn from projects and I still learn from cases. If after 70 cases you think you have learned all you have to learn and nothing surprises you anymore… well, ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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What questions to ask the interviewers at the end of the interview ?

consulting
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 05, 2022) is from:
Ian
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Ian
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gave the best answer on Oct 05, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, The goal is two-fold: 1) Ask questions you genuinely want the answer to (remember, you're interviewing them too) 2) Connect with the interviewer and demonstrate personability/capability. I love questions that ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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BCG Online Test ExpensiveOil -- Tips for Solving Quickly

BCG BCG online case
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 04, 2022) is from:
Viacheslav
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Ex-MBB (Bain & Company, 5+ years) | Entrepreneur, fintech startup co-founder
Viacheslav
Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 04, 2022
Ex-MBB (Bain & Company, 5+ years) | Entrepreneur, fintech startup co-founder
Hi, there are several techniques you need to master: Practice mental math in the following areas:  Percentages Double digit multiplication Large numbers with a lot of zeroes If you do not have a business background, wor ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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McKinsey "Inclusive Leadership" --is there a minimum team size recommended?

McKinsey PEI
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 04, 2022) is from:
Maikol
CoachingPlus Expert
Ex Bain & Company, AlixPartners Manager | MD at small-cap PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring and math
Maikol
CoachingPlus Expert
gave the best answer on Oct 04, 2022
Ex Bain & Company, AlixPartners Manager | MD at small-cap PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring and math
A 3-people team is in most cases larger than a team led by an engagement manager, so it definitely is fine.As I always remember, don't make things up, be honest, and transparent, and show that you've learned something t ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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McKinsey Case Interview

BCG McKinsey and Bain McKinsey
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 04, 2022) is from:
Florian
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#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 04, 2022
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hey there, Let's break it down! Type of case questions, difficulty, and complexity: Yes, you can see that McKinsey cases focus on creativity and cannot be solved with pre-existing frameworks (the whole purpose of the ex ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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McKinsey rejection after Solve

McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 04, 2022) is from:
Florian
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Content Creator
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Florian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 04, 2022
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hey there, Sorry to hear! To answer your question: Now it is too early, however, a Partner referral can decrease the ban period down to 6 to 12 months instead of 12 to 24 months. To get a better shot next time also try ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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Oliver Wyman Assessment Test Cut Offs

Assessment Oliver Wyman Oliver Wyman numerical reasoning test
Most recent answer on Oct 05, 2022
The best answer (on Oct 04, 2022) is from:
Ian
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MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Ian
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Oct 04, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, Agreed with Mario here. Please remember that you're being assessed not just on the test itself, but also your overall profile, your resume itself, and the strength of your networking+referral! While some peopl ... (read entire answer)
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on Oct 05, 2022 on Oct 05, 2022
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