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How to prep for McKinsey

Business analyst training courses Business consultant Mck McKinsey & Company online courses
Anonymous A asked 26 minutes ago
Anonymous A asked 26 minutes ago
Hello all, I have just accepted an offer from McKinse. I will start next month as a junior Associate. Do you know what are the main hard skills I should have as a consultant? Is there a way to prep this month? Maybe exc ... (read entire question)
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Got Rejected from BCG Internship Application

BCG
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A bit background:  Currently 1st year student at M7. Did undergrad in Engineering from one of the old IITs.  Prior Work ex: Financial services : Private Equity for 1 year, 2 years ibanking and Pre-MBA gig in fintech VC. ... (read entire question)
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how to plan my consulting career

career career progression MBB Siemens Advanta Consulting Siemens Management Consulting
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
The best answer (20 hours ago) is from:
Maikol
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Incoming BCG Principal | Former Bain, AlixPartner, and Private Equity | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780
Maikol
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gave the best answer 20 hours ago
Incoming BCG Principal | Former Bain, AlixPartner, and Private Equity | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780
It is a no-brainer. MBB give a much better career prospect, higher salaries, higher opportunities, and personal prestige. The downside is that you have to work more and with more stress. But there is no comparison.
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Mckinsey defense game

McKinsey & Company PSG
Most recent answer 6 hours ago
The best answer (23 hours ago) 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 23 hours ago
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hey there, Hard to tell, your game 1 and 3 scores are excellent, however! I have previously talked to candidates who did not survive a full 15 turns in a game and still made it. Keep in mind that there are also other va ... (read entire answer)
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Entrance tests for MBB in London

Bain & Company Experienced Hire McKinsey & Company The Boston Consulting Group
Anonymous A asked 7 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 7 hours ago
Hi friends,  I am Manager at Tier 2 and wish to apply to MBB in the London office. Not sure I will be interviewed for the PL level but appreciate it if the experts throw some light on below areas:1) Is the Problem-solvi ... (read entire question)
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Having my first network call with a consultant. Any advice on what questions to ask?

MBB networking
Most recent answer 11 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 12 hours ago
So I'm having my first call with a consultant tomorrow. He's a school alumni & works for an MBB company. He made the meeting 30 minutes, so I don't think it's going to be appropriate to ask him to case with me. He a ... (read entire question)
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Internship before MBB full-time role

full-time MBB Summer Internship
Most recent answer 12 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Dec 01, 2022
Hi guys, I have just accepted an MBB full-time offer in the SEA region which will commence in 2023 (flexible and can be deferred to 2024). May I know if it's legal to accept a different MBB firm's internship offer in an ... (read entire question)
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Can referrals only come from very senior employees?

MBB Referral
Most recent answer 19 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Dec 01, 2022
I'm trying to understand how referrals work.  I'm not exactly sure how senior the person has to be to give a referral. Can they only give referral if they're partners/directors?  Also another question - I heard recently ... (read entire question)
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ADL or Kearney

A.T. Kearney ADL ADLittle AT Kearney ATKearney offer
Most recent answer 24 hours ago
Anonymous A asked on Dec 01, 2022
Hello! I have offers from both Kearney and Arthur D Little in the middle east. However, ADL is offering me a senior position as compared to Kearney. Compensation isn't very different for both right now, but the gap coul ... (read entire question)
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Transfer from Tier 2 to Tier 1

Big 4 MBB
Most recent answer on Dec 02, 2022
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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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gave the best answer on Dec 01, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, The short answer is that it is hard. MBB don't “target” Tier 2 because those consultants have learned a different way of working/operating. That said, it's not at all impossible. You need to work hard for it b ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 02, 2022 on Dec 02, 2022
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I have work authorization in the US and UK but am based in the middle east. I really want to relocate to a different location.

Boston Consulting Group entry level McKinsey officetransfer
Most recent answer on Dec 02, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 01, 2022) is from:
Adi
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Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
Adi
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gave the best answer on Dec 01, 2022
Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
Hi, Perhaps you are getting very impatient already :). Start with either of the MBB option (Congrats by the way) and give it 1-2 years before you execute the transfer option. Not everything is great in US/UK right now.. ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 02, 2022 on Dec 02, 2022
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McKinsey - Solve

McKinsey PSG
Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 30, 2022) 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 on Nov 30, 2022
Ex-Mckinsey (analyst->associate->manager) and now in tech (Bytedance) + Part time interview coach and mentor
Hi there,   Although it's not an encouraging sign, I would wait for the official email without jumping to conclusions. You should howewer reach out if it takes too long and you should also continue exploring other optio ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 01, 2022 on Dec 01, 2022
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Interview with a Partner

McKinsey
Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 01, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer on Dec 01, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: My first round interview is with a Partner (and EM). How does that change things, and how is that now different from second round? Having partners in round one is rare but may happen sometimes at MBB. It ma ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 01, 2022 on Dec 01, 2022
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what is fellow position in Mckinsey ?

fellow McKinsey McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 30, 2022) is from:
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 on Nov 30, 2022
Ex McKinsey EM & interviewer (5 yrs) USA & UK| Coached / interviewed 200 +|Free 15 min intro| Stanford MBA|Non-trad
The fellow positions are quite rare and I’ve only seen them in the Germany / Middle East offices. Sometimes there is a similar role called Junior Associate which is between a BA and an Associate. You get promoted at dif ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 01, 2022 on Dec 01, 2022
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EY Question.

EY-Parthenon
Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 01, 2022) is from:
Rushabh
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Immediate Coaching Available! | 50% discount on mocks! | BCG Expert | Middle East | 60+ mocks delivered | IESE & NYU MBA
Rushabh
CoachingPlus Expert
gave the best answer on Dec 01, 2022
Immediate Coaching Available! | 50% discount on mocks! | BCG Expert | Middle East | 60+ mocks delivered | IESE & NYU MBA
Hello, From an outsiders' perspectives, it seems to me that EY Parthenon is a separate company that exclusively focuses on management consulting.  Whereas EY in general will have their own audit, tax and advisory teams. ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 01, 2022 on Dec 01, 2022
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BCG Behavioural interview

BCG HR MBB
Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2022
The best answer (on Dec 01, 2022) 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 on Dec 01, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: I have an interview with BCG HR European Office in the next days about the behavioural part, some experience / info about the type of questions? Common fit questions you may expect in a consulting interview ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 01, 2022 on Dec 01, 2022
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MBB office selection

canada M7 MBA MBA MBB networking office culture office preferences recruiting recruiting mckinsey associate analyst networking
Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 29, 2022) is from:
Udayan
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Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
Udayan
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Nov 29, 2022
Top rated McKinsey Case & PEI coach/Multiple real offers/McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience
My suggestion is to do your MBA as a stem degree which all HSW programs allow you to do. Then you have 3 years on an OPT to try for H1B or go straight for a GC. If it all fails just go to Canada you should qualify now w ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 01, 2022 on Dec 01, 2022
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PEI McKinsey Sample Questions

I'm preparing to McK coming next week McKinsey McKinsey PEI PEI
Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 29, 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
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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Nov 29, 2022
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Dear Nouran, The questions might sometimes be phrased a bit differently, however, will always fall into the 3 dimensions. What I have found online on some websites that claim to have a list of all PEI questions is factu ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 01, 2022 on Dec 01, 2022
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Joining MBB at Manager/PL/EM level

Bain & Company Boston Consulting Group McKinsey & Company
Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 29, 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 Nov 29, 2022
Bain | EY-Parthenon | Roland Berger | FIT | Market Sizing | Former Head Recruiter
#1 Mistake: not asking for help (upwards, laterally and downwards)#2 Mistake: not asking enough questions  Basically you have a lot of pressure on your shoulders. Some people avoid asking for help and asking questions b ... (read entire answer)
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on Dec 01, 2022 on Dec 01, 2022
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Swap Harvard 2020/2021 casebook for Stanford/Chicago Booth/MIT casebook

casebook
Most recent answer on Dec 01, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 29, 2022) is from:
Maikol
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Incoming BCG Principal | Former Bain, AlixPartner, and Private Equity | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780
Maikol
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gave the best answer on Nov 29, 2022
Incoming BCG Principal | Former Bain, AlixPartner, and Private Equity | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780
Forget about it. Those pieces of paper are utterly useless to pass interviews. 
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on Dec 01, 2022 on Dec 01, 2022
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