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QuantumBlack - McKinsey Analytics

analytics Data Analysis
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 4 hours ago
Hi, I'm preparing for the 1st round analytical case interview (Problem-solving scenario & technical questions) at QB. It is a case with an analytical/modeling angle. Does anyone have experience with this kind of int ... (read entire question)
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MBB London tolerant to French speakers ?

McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer 5 hours ago
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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 5 hours ago
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Hi, congratulations on getting the offer. That sounds exciting.  First of all, they saw you in the interviews and made you an offer - that means they trust in your ability to succeed on the job. In consulting, it is pre ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey Case Workshop event

business case McKinsey
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
The best answer (14 hours ago) is from:
Cristian
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Cristian
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Content Creator
gave the best answer 14 hours ago
Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  None of these events are hiring events.  Basically what they're trying to do is two things: 1. Attract more people into the recruitment funnel, i.e., people come to these events and start getting excited abou ... (read entire answer)
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6 hrs ago 6 hours ago
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Does Bain Riyadh only hire Saudi-nationals for entry-level positions?

Bain Bain & Company Bain middle east riyadh
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
The best answer (21 hours ago) is from:
Rushabh
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Immediately Available! | 50% off 1st Session | BCG Expert | #1 in Middle East | 80+ Mocks Delivered | Free 30 Min Intro!
Rushabh
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gave the best answer 21 hours ago
Immediately Available! | 50% off 1st Session | BCG Expert | #1 in Middle East | 80+ Mocks Delivered | Free 30 Min Intro!
Hello, Here are my thoughts: 1) Ideally, all nationalities are eligible to apply to all locations. Middle East especially is super open to non-arabic speakers. I, myself, am joining BCG Riyadh. 2) There is however an el ... (read entire answer)
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6 hrs ago 6 hours ago
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Should I apply now or wait until June to apply

PhD Hire
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
The best answer (23 hours ago) is from:
Giacomo
CoachingPlus Expert
50% off multi-session booking | FREE intro call | Moved from econ consulting to BCG | 2022 MBB interview experience
Giacomo
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gave the best answer 23 hours ago
50% off multi-session booking | FREE intro call | Moved from econ consulting to BCG | 2022 MBB interview experience
This will depend a bit on what your background is. Do you have some work experience during or prior to your PhD? If so, it would make sense to apply now. If not, you may be eligible for the advanced degree programme in ... (read entire answer)
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6 hrs ago 6 hours ago
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Applying to office aligned to professional background/interests

BestOffices
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
The best answer (14 hours ago) is from:
Cristian
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Content Creator
Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer 14 hours ago
Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  It can help, but it's not going to make a huge difference.  The advantage is rather for you as an individual and future consultant. If you go into an office that tends to do more of the work that you're inter ... (read entire answer)
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6 hrs ago 6 hours ago
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Need solutions to apply to multiple offices at BCG

BCG
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 16 hours ago
Hello folks!  I need an advice / solution as I am planning to apply to multiple locations at BCG. In particular, I want to apply to 4 different locations (3 in one region A and 1 in another region B). In region A, I hav ... (read entire question)
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How to use a referral?

Referral referrals
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 15 hours ago
I asked for a referral and they have agreed to provide one. However, I'm still unclear on the next steps if the recruiter will reach out or do I still have to apply. I have asked them for clarity. What should I do just ... (read entire question)
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Time Duration for Reapply

Bain rejection
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 12 hours ago
Hi, Is this a set pattern rejection email of Bain, which is reproduced below? after how much time I can reapply there, curious to know: "Thank you for your interest in Bain & Company. We have received a large number ... (read entire question)
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6 hrs ago 6 hours ago
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drills for structured communication

Advice BCG BCG McKinsey and Bain MBB
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 12 hours ago
I have an issue staying structured especially in comms when I am nervous or overwhelmed (e.g. by chart with too many details, or just pressure of interviews).  Not necessarily referring to layiing out a structure but mo ... (read entire question)
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7 hrs ago 7 hours ago
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McKinsey - Job Title Changed

Advice application process
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
The best answer (9 hours ago) 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 9 hours ago
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hi there, ASC is one level above BA, so it is definitely not bad news, however, still strange. Why? If they “upgrade” you, they should notify you. It might be an internal mistake (setting the checkmark in the wrong line ... (read entire answer)
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7 hrs ago 7 hours ago
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Mental Math at Preplounge

mental math mental maths apps
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
Uzma Khan
Premium
asked 8 hours ago
I am looking forward for MBB!
Hi, I was using mental math resources at preplounge but unfortunately after providing answer in the box the screen has not been changed.Is there any button to get the new question of every time I have to click on the to ... (read entire question)
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7 hrs ago 7 hours ago
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Strategy& Interviews: Video or Coffee Chat, Case Studies, Fit and Partner

strategy&
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
Amir asked 8 hours ago
Dear Friends, I need help to prepare for my PwC Strategy& coming interview, I was not able to find many info online. Please share any materials or if you know how to approach the Strategy& Interviews:  1. Video, ... (read entire question)
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7 hrs ago 7 hours ago
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Starting a career in consulting with a STEM degree

Advice entry level
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
Oliver asked 8 hours ago
I am a 2022 graduate with a masters in chemistry and have recently started looking into management or strategic consulting as a possible career path. I'm just wondering if anyone has been in a similar position and could ... (read entire question)
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7 hrs ago 7 hours ago
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Procurement Analyst - Technical Experience Interview

Procurement
Anonymous A asked 8 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 8 hours ago
What should I expect for the technical experience interview at McKinsey? The way it was explained to me is it is similar to PEI.
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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Interview follow-up

case interviews Consulting interviewing
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
The best answer (13 hours ago) is from:
Cristian
Expert
Content Creator
Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer 13 hours ago
Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  Anything under a week is a bit too soon.  Don't worry, they didn't forget about you. I'd suggest if you get to two weeks and you haven't heard back, then that's when you should follow-up.  Let me also share w ... (read entire answer)
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10 hrs ago 10 hours ago
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'Under Review' status meaning?

Application application process BCG Boston Consulting Group The Boston Consulting Group
Most recent answer 10 hours ago
The best answer (14 hours ago) is from:
Cristian
Expert
Content Creator
Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Cristian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer 14 hours ago
Top McK Coach|Public & Verifiable success rates|Honest feedback: no sugar-coating|Success stories ➨ tinyurl.com/43rkxa8f
Hi there,  It means that your application is under review :) i.e., they are in the process of looking at it, as well as at other applications and deciding which ones to move forward with.  Give it another week or two an ... (read entire answer)
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10 hrs ago 10 hours ago
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Got Rejected from Mckinsey and Bain !

BCG McKinsey and Bain rejection
Most recent answer 13 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 24, 2023) is from:
Dennis
Expert
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
Expert
gave the best answer on Jan 24, 2023
Seasoned project leader with 7+ years of consulting and recruiting experience in USA and Europe
Hi there, sorry to hear about the outcome. The reason was probably not your CV or cover letter since they got you into the round of online assessment. So presumably your scores there were not sufficient enough and got y ... (read entire answer)
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Applied by recruiting event for diversity (female leadership) - Mckinsey

associate consultant Experienced junior associate McKinsey
Most recent answer 13 hours ago
Ardak asked on Jan 24, 2023
Hello everyone! I applied for recruiting event and was asked to apply for role to proceed with interviews. I consider myself experienced hire as i have 5 years of overall experience in local pharma and famous FMCG compa ... (read entire question)
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Contradicting feedback on analysing graphs

McKinsey
Most recent answer 13 hours ago
The best answer (on Jan 24, 2023) is from:
Allen
Expert
Ex-McK Experienced Hire and EM - I show you how to perform at your best
Allen
Expert
gave the best answer on Jan 24, 2023
Ex-McK Experienced Hire and EM - I show you how to perform at your best
Hi there, If you need more time, you should always take it.  I continuously repeat this to everyone that asks.   Of course it's better to be quick, but it's most important to be right.  So these two recommendations actu ... (read entire answer)
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