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Bain: possibility of office transfer before starting

Bain Bain & Company officetransfer
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 6 hours ago
Hi everyone,  I'd like to know if it is possible for a first-year Associate Consultant to transfer office at Bain before starting. If possible, who should I talk to?  Here is my background information in case it helps: ... (read entire question)
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high bridge consulting bootcamp

consulting courses Feedback
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
The best answer (14 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 14 hours ago
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hey there, I know Flavio and have taught some of their courses and seminars in the past. It is a good program and he is very committed to the success of his candidates. It comes with a big price tag and you spend quite ... (read entire answer)
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Incoming Strategy&: Switching From Corporate To Deals/M&A

Big Four - Strategy Deals Strategy
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Dec 06, 2021) 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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gave the best answer on Dec 06, 2021
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, Quite honestly, your situation doesn't sound promising. If you weren't given the Deals/M&A team to start with, you'll have to wait years before you're transfered (if you are at all). You need to think abou ... (read entire answer)
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Transfer within my firm or recruit again

recruiting
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Jul 16, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer on Jul 16, 2022
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Hi there, Q: My partner got a full time offer from one of the Bs in an US office.  Is it a good reason to transfer within McKinsey? I think you may be able to transfer, however you may have to spend some time in Dubai f ... (read entire answer)
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EYP in MENA

dubai EY-Parthenon EYP eyparthenon MENA Parthenon Saudi Arabia
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Jul 18, 2022) is from:
Hani
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Consultant at Oliver Wyman | Ex-Strategy& and Booz Allen | 3+ years in Consulting Experience in the Middle East
Hani
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gave the best answer on Jul 18, 2022
Consultant at Oliver Wyman | Ex-Strategy& and Booz Allen | 3+ years in Consulting Experience in the Middle East
Hi there, Being familiar with the MENA region I can tell you that you should not consider them a solid tier 2 firm. EYP is relatively new in the region, they are definitely growing but they are still at around 100-200 e ... (read entire answer)
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BCG chatbot online assessment

BCG BCG online case BCG Online Case Experience
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Jul 21, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer on Jul 21, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, BCG tends to use the same cases for a bit in a geographic area, but there could be more than one variation in a specific office. In any case, it is a bit risky to try to “guess” the case – they may change it t ... (read entire answer)
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What is the process of interviews and offer decision

A.T. Kearney dubai EYP riyadh strategy&
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Jul 21, 2022) is from:
Rami
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Ex-BCG | 100+ coachings & interviews @ BCG | I will teach you the core skills needed to ace your fit & case interviews
Rami
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gave the best answer on Jul 21, 2022
Ex-BCG | 100+ coachings & interviews @ BCG | I will teach you the core skills needed to ace your fit & case interviews
Hi there, Congrats on getting this far, especially across a couple of firms - a testament to your great prep and efforts! To answer your questions: 1. Interview process Typically, as you go through the rounds, your next ... (read entire answer)
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Bain Dubai (Middle East)

Bain Bain & Company
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Aug 03, 2022) is from:
Francesco
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Francesco
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gave the best answer on Aug 03, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: What online test does the Bain Dubai office do?  Bain uses indeed different kinds of tests. The last one I helped for Dubai had to do Sova. HR should communicate the test in advance so that you can check if ... (read entire answer)
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Boutique Consulting Firms in Dubai

boutique boutique firms
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
Anonymous gave the best answer on May 13, 2017
Look at Partners in Performance that has the small, but growing practice in Dubai: pipint.com
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How important are grades in the screening of CVs in consulting firms in Dubai?

dubai
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Nov 17, 2020) is from:
Gaurav
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Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies
Gaurav
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gave the best answer on Nov 17, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies
Hello, In CV screening grades are also important. If you have some doubts and want to increase your chances, I would recommend you to apply with referrals. Do you need any help with that? GB
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BCG Reapplication

BCG
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
Anonymous B gave the best answer on Jul 22, 2022
You need to understand the US immigration system.Possessing a British or French passport makes no difference, unless you have an Australian or Singaporean passport. Both countries have special treaties regarding work vi ... (read entire answer)
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BCG Dubai

BCG BCG Case Interview
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (on Jul 28, 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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gave the best answer on Jul 28, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, I am not aware of an increase in hiring. The US appears to be the main market at the moment for recruiting. Your steps are generally correct (2 interviews in both rounds). With the chatbot there are a million ... (read entire answer)
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9 hrs ago 9 hours ago
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BCG Dubai Application

BCG BCG Case Interview
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (on Aug 03, 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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gave the best answer on Aug 03, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, 1) Does anyone have any tips in regards to the Casey Chatbot I reported some info below. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... (read entire answer)
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BCG Dubai first round

dubai
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
Anonymous gave the best answer on Oct 04, 2019
Hey A, I have already helped some candidates to get inside BCG Middle East and I also have some friends working in Dubai office since I also spent a few years living there. Usually BCG in Dubai follows the three ... (read entire answer)
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Is Dubai office hiring?

dubai
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (on Jul 10, 2021) 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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gave the best answer on Jul 10, 2021
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Hi there, Most are hiring now! As vaccinations pick up and economies open up, consulting companies are starting to ramp up hiring! Network with as many people as you can in each company/office to better understand e ... (read entire answer)
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Arthur D Little - Beirut/ Dubai

ADL ADLittle beirut dubai lebanon
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (on Nov 15, 2020) 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 Nov 15, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hello! Unless you are interviewing for a particular niche, differences are nor relevant among offices. You have 2 main workstreams ahead: 1. FIT INTERVIEW The "Integrated FIT guide for MBB" has been recently pu ... (read entire answer)
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Kearney Dubai - is online platform really the only way to apply?

Kearney dubai
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (on Jun 25, 2021) 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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gave the best answer on Jun 25, 2021
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, It is extremely unlikely that applying online is their only channel. Referrals are standard for all consulting companies. The likely reason why the Principal answered in that way is related to the way you ... (read entire answer)
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Bain Dubai

dubai Middle East
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (on Feb 20, 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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gave the best answer on Feb 20, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, I am not sure why the level in MBB should be lower in the ME now.  The competition there is tough given it’s one of the few offices flexible in accepting global applicants. I did not see a bias in recent years ... (read entire answer)
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Tier 2 in London or MBB in Dubai?

dubai London MBB tier2
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (on Aug 24, 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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gave the best answer on Aug 24, 2022
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Congratulations on the offers! In terms of your question: Q: Have the opportunity to join a tier 2 consulting firm in London now, or an MBB in Dubai in 6 months. What would you do in this situation? For most p ... (read entire answer)
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Delta Partners - 3rd Round Partner Interview

DeltaPartners dubai Middle East Partner Interview
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (on Nov 14, 2022) is from:
Maikol
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Ex Bain & Company Manager & AlixPartners SVP| Partner at PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring & math
Maikol
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gave the best answer on Nov 14, 2022
Ex Bain & Company Manager & AlixPartners SVP| Partner at PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring & math
Statistically, you are good. It could be a simple case to ask in an interview to calculate your chances now that you are up to round 3! :)Partners usually focus on seeing through the surface. They want to see whether yo ... (read entire answer)
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