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MSIE at HEC Paris - is it valid for entry to MBB/Tier 2 consulting?

advanced degree consulting Experienced Hire MBB
Most recent answer 30 minutes ago
The best answer (7 hours ago) is from:
Cristian
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#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
Cristian
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gave the best answer 7 hours ago
#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
Hi there,  To be honest, HR/recruiters care a lot less about your education when they do the screening than about your other experiences on your CV. The most important thing is to show a long-term interest in consulting ... (read entire answer)
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Bain online assessment Practice

bain assessment Online Assessment
Most recent answer 57 minutes ago
The best answer (7 hours ago) is from:
Cristian
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#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
Cristian
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gave the best answer 7 hours ago
#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
Hi there,  Congrats on passing the screening and approaching the online assessment.  My suggestion would be to do a combination of practice tests and cases.  Basically online assessments are trying to test some of the s ... (read entire answer)
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BCG CaseyBot

BCG BCG Technology advantage BCG Case Interview
Anonymous A asked 2 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 2 hours ago
Hello, has anyone taken the CaseyBot case today? Thoughts on the difficulty level/how it went?
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Roland Berger Partner Referral

Advice followup needhelp partnerreferral Referral Roland Berger Roland Berger Middle east
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Sep 26, 2022
Hi! I had a chat with a partner at a Roland Berger practice in the MENA region 2 weeks ago. They offered a referral and asked me to email a copy of my resume.  I am yet to hear from HR or a recruiter about an invitation ... (read entire question)
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Accenture Strategy Consumer Goods and Retail practice interview in Nordics

acceleration of preparation Accenture Accenture Strategy case interview preparation nordic Sweden
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Sep 27, 2022
Hi,  I have 1 year+ experience in big4 strategy consulting and now trying for Accenture Strategy in the Nordic region. Could someone tell me what to expect in their case interviews?   Also, if someone could tell me whic ... (read entire question)
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not heard back from McK Final Round

and Bain BCG Mck McKinsey
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
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Emily
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Ex McKinsey EM & interviewer (5 yrs) USA & UK| Coached / interviewed 200 +|Free 15 min intro| Stanford MBA|Non-trad
Emily
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gave the best answer 3 hours ago
Ex McKinsey EM & interviewer (5 yrs) USA & UK| Coached / interviewed 200 +|Free 15 min intro| Stanford MBA|Non-trad
Hi there,  Not hearing back doesn't mean anything - except that you've not heard back. It could be that they're still interviewing, it could be that the partner who was meant to call you has been slammed and hasn't had ... (read entire answer)
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Courageous change

McKinsey PEI
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 9 hours ago
Hello all, I am preparing for R1 at Mckinsey. I just discovered on the offical Mckinsey website that the ‘Courageous change’ dimension has been added to the PEI.I have never heard about it from HR or elsewhere, neither ... (read entire question)
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Should I ask HR to change interviewer?

Bain BCG MBB McKinsey tier2
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 4 hours ago
I‘m currently working for a Tier2 consulting firm but soon have 1st round interviews with an MBB. Recently HR shared with me the names of the interviewers. One of them used to work for my current employer & same off ... (read entire question)
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What to buy prior to starting

BCG McKinsey and Bain
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 20, 2022) is from:
Cristian
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#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Sep 20, 2022
#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
HI there,  Congrats! You're off to quite a journey! You can expect to be literally provided with anything but your clothes and suitcase.  The Firm will provide you with all the tech devices you need (phone, laptop, etc. ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey Application

Imbellus McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 22, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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gave the best answer on Sep 22, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, 1) If I want to apply for BA role now, will I have a clean slate meaning the HR won't notice about my failure in the previous attempt since it is a different position? The results of the Imbellus are usually v ... (read entire answer)
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Market Estimation

Guessestimation Market sizing
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Sep 21, 2022
How much renewable energy is produced in Germany?Can someone help me to build a structure for this question?
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Anyone done the Bain Amsterdam Online assessment(Test Gorilla version)

Bain bain assessment
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Mar 07, 2021) is from:
Clara
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McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Clara
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gave the best answer on Mar 07, 2021
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hello Mia, Unfortunately, I don´t have 1st hand experience with this Gorilla test you are mentioning. However, the good news here is that most of the online tests are very similar, and test the same skillset. It´s ... (read entire answer)
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Data analytics to MBB consulting

Bain & Company BCG consulting analyst Data Analysis MBB McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 20, 2022) is from:
Cristian
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#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
Cristian
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gave the best answer on Sep 20, 2022
#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
Hi there,  Interesting, but complex situation.  It sounds like first you need to make your mind about what you're most interested in doing in the medium to long-term.  If you want to be a consultant, the detour via Data ... (read entire answer)
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4 hrs ago 4 hours ago
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Is practicing a case/day for 3 weeks enough for MBB interviews?

First Time Case Interview! Help Appreciated! McKinsey & Company Mckinsey middle east
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 21, 2022) is from:
Dominik
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Manager @Bain | >7 years case experience | 100+ Interviews | Recruiting expert - workshops & coachings
Dominik
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gave the best answer on Sep 21, 2022
Manager @Bain | >7 years case experience | 100+ Interviews | Recruiting expert - workshops & coachings
Hi there, my thoughts on your journey - it seems to be much too crowded. Do not forget preparation to a MBB interview is more than excelling on case, you at least need some time to reflect on your personal motivation (f ... (read entire answer)
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Product management role in Strategy Consulting?

MBB Product Managemet
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 21, 2022) is from:
Sofia
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McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | DISCOUNTED SESSIONS Sep 2022 | Free 15 min intro call
Sofia
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gave the best answer on Sep 21, 2022
McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | DISCOUNTED SESSIONS Sep 2022 | Free 15 min intro call
Hello, Interesting, this definitely sounds like a newer initiative. I know MBB has been developing some more specialized consulting branches, such as groups that focus on digital transformation, design, etc. This could ... (read entire answer)
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Compensation for MBB (post-MBA position) at South East Asia

BCG McKinsey and Bain consulting Southeast Asia starting salary
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 25, 2022) is from:
Bryan
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Ex-Bain Manager | Final Round Interviewer & Recommender for Bain | Summer Program Lead
Bryan
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gave the best answer on Sep 25, 2022
Ex-Bain Manager | Final Round Interviewer & Recommender for Bain | Summer Program Lead
Hey,  Estimates on glassdoor are in the range for a post-MBA hire. I was from the Bain SEA office (Singapore / Thailand) and part of the final round interviewing process.  Feel free to DM me if you have any questions. 
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Can a non European join a consulting firm in Europe?

europe MBB
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 24, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Sep 24, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, To work in Europe you have to satisfy two main requirements: Language Working visa In terms of language, with English, French and Spanish you could target the following countries: UK The Nordics The Netherland ... (read entire answer)
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Application Status on McKinsey Portal - Closed

McKinsey McKinsey Final Round Mckinsey Final Round - No answer
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 24, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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gave the best answer on Sep 24, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: Should I consider myself rejected from the process? It doesn’t sound promising but I would reach out to HR to ask if they have any feedback given the update, they should be able to clarify. Fingers crossed ... (read entire answer)
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Seeking review of my CV

Resume resume walkthrough
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 23, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Francesco
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Sep 23, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Most coaches offer a CV review as part of their coaching. You can see if there is an option for that in their profile. For general suggestions on the CV you can check this: ▶ How to Write a Great CV for Consul ... (read entire answer)
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McKinsey Promotion

Mck
Most recent answer 4 hours ago
The best answer (on Sep 22, 2022) is from:
Cristian
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Content Creator
#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
Cristian
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Sep 22, 2022
#1 rated and most recommended McKinsey Coach | 97% success rate (tracked) | Honest feedback: no sugar-coating
Hi there,  The jump in compensation from BA to Associate is one of the highest percentage-wise - it's almost double the BA salary. Aside from this, there's also the yearly increase in the base because of tenure.  Best, ... (read entire answer)
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