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Master the McKinsey PEI with Cristians new Guide and Video Course

Guides McKinsey video
Most recent answer on Feb 27, 2024
Charlotte
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The average candidate invests only 10-20% of their total preparation time for the PEI. As a consequence, candidates often fail because of the PEI instead of the case component of the interview. They struggle to understand the expectations from McKinsey PEI stories, what granularity is required and how to go about developing them. This package is an end-to-end solution for your McKinsey PEI preparation and the most comprehensive and up-to-date PEI course on the market. It aims to be straight to the point: no fluff. The core material is a ~50-page guide, including a 1.5-hour video walkthrough. ... (read entire question)
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What applies more to you: Detail-oriented or visionary?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
Anonymous K gave the best answer on Feb 01, 2024
detail oriented  
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McKinsey Offer

BCG McKinsey and Bain McKinsey McKinsey offer Offer Letter
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Francesco
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Francesco
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#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 10Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: I received a verbal offer from McKinsey. Now, it has almost been 6 months and the next recruiting cycle has started, and I am asked to apply for it. What should I do in this situation? Sorry to hear about t ... (read entire answer)
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BCG Casey Chatbot preparation

BCG BCG Case Interview
Anonymous A asked 12 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 12 hours ago
Hello, I currently have a Casey online assessment with BCG on Sunday, is it possible to prepare two days before the case? If so, what material would help me prepare in this short amount of time? Is the online assessment ... (read entire question)
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Rejected from McKinsey Sophomore Summer Business Analyst, Can I apply for Junior Summer?

McKinsey Summer Internship
Anonymous A asked 17 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 17 hours ago
Hi, I was rejected from McKinsey Sophomore Summer Business Analyst in October 2023. Can I still apply to the junior internship? I have made major improvements since being rejected.
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be part of academic research partly related to consulting field

Problem Solving Research
Anonymous A asked 22 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 22 hours ago
Hey everyone, I'm back - the student lost in the world of research. Thanks for your comments on my first post (What academic research related to consulting can be most interesting to you? | PrepLounge.com)! A week has p ... (read entire question)
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Boutique firm offer vs MBB interview

boutique interview process MBB
Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2024
The best answer (on Feb 29, 2024) is from:
Benjamin
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Ex-BCG Principal | 8+ years consulting experience in SEA | BCG top interviewer & top performer
Benjamin
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gave the best answer on Feb 29, 2024
Ex-BCG Principal | 8+ years consulting experience in SEA | BCG top interviewer & top performer
Hi, I guess this would depend on your personal goals and expectations.  I faced a similar situation, signed an offer for a T2 just a month before the interview process invite came in for an MBB. I decided at that time t ... (read entire answer)
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Regarding BCG Case Interview

BCG BCG Technology advantage BCG Case Interview
Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2024
The best answer (on Feb 29, 2024) is from:
Gero
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Ex-BCG │200+ Interviews & Interview Coachings @ BCG │ 20+ candidates coached into MBB │WHU/LSE/Nova │ Teacher & Trainer
Gero
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gave the best answer on Feb 29, 2024
Ex-BCG │200+ Interviews & Interview Coachings @ BCG │ 20+ candidates coached into MBB │WHU/LSE/Nova │ Teacher & Trainer
Hello there, I agree with Pedro's perspective: The interviewer evaluates not just your framework itself, but rather your ability to structure. If you consistently demonstrated this skill throughout the interview, exempl ... (read entire answer)
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Mckinsey Solve - awaiting results

Imbellus McKinsey McKinsey Imbellus test
Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2024
The best answer (on Feb 29, 2024) is from:
Hagen
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#1 Bain coach | >95% success rate | interviewer for 8+ years | mentor and coach for 7+ years
Hagen
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gave the best answer on Feb 29, 2024
#1 Bain coach | >95% success rate | interviewer for 8+ years | mentor and coach for 7+ years
Hi there, First of all, congratulations on the progress in the application process with McKinsey thus far! I would be happy to share my thoughts on your situation: First of all, it's common for response times to vary si ... (read entire answer)
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Which McKinsey Office would offer Visa sponsorship and is lenient regarding language requirmenets?

BCG McKinsey and Bain language visa
Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2024
The best answer (on Feb 29, 2024) is from:
Hagen
Expert
#1 Bain coach | >95% success rate | interviewer for 8+ years | mentor and coach for 7+ years
Hagen
Expert
gave the best answer on Feb 29, 2024
#1 Bain coach | >95% success rate | interviewer for 8+ years | mentor and coach for 7+ years
Hi there, I would be happy to share my thoughts on your questions: First of all, McKinsey will do its very best to ensure you will be able to work in the target office, irrespectable of the region or country. Moreover, ... (read entire answer)
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Bcg middle east intern count

BCG internship MBB
Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2024
The best answer (on Mar 01, 2024) is from:
Cristian
Expert
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
Cristian
Expert
gave the best answer on Mar 01, 2024
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
Wow, that's a highly specific question that I doubt even the BCG ME HR have an answer to :) Yes, BCG is recruiting. I currently have candidates in the pipeline for ME, though none of them are applying for internships.  ... (read entire answer)
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on Mar 01, 2024 on Mar 01, 2024
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Advice needed: Internship organisation design and change

organization design strategy and organisation
Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2024
The best answer (on Jun 07, 2021) is from:
Adi
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Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
Adi
Expert
gave the best answer on Jun 07, 2021
Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
Flip your approach and pursue this internship with the aim to learn & give your best. Enjoy the experience and you will produce great results. If you approach it with the anxiety of wanting A or B to happen in futur ... (read entire answer)
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What would you ask me if you were the interviewer?

PrepLounge: Personal Fit
Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2024
The best answer (on Jan 07, 2024) is from:
Gero
Expert
Ex-BCG │200+ Interviews & Interview Coachings @ BCG │ 20+ candidates coached into MBB │WHU/LSE/Nova │ Teacher & Trainer
Gero
Expert
gave the best answer on Jan 07, 2024
Ex-BCG │200+ Interviews & Interview Coachings @ BCG │ 20+ candidates coached into MBB │WHU/LSE/Nova │ Teacher & Trainer
#1 There is a better response  Great ideas in this thread. However, an exceptional candidate would answer the question in a unique way that cannot be prepared in advance - he/she would use some piece of information abou ... (read entire answer)
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Expert Networks vs Local Consulting Firm

Boutique consulting firms
Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2024
The best answer (on Feb 29, 2024) is from:
Dennis
Expert
Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
Dennis
Expert
gave the best answer on Feb 29, 2024
Ex-Roland Berger|Project Manager and Recruiter|7+ years of consulting experience in USA and Europe
Hi there, as a consultant you will use Alphasights (and the likes) to find experts for you to interview during due diligence projects for example. If you want to become a consultant, don’t waste your time at an expert a ... (read entire answer)
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Alvarez & Marsal - London

Alvarez & Marsal consulting restructuring
Most recent answer on Feb 29, 2024
The best answer (on Feb 07, 2024) is from:
Cristian
Expert
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
Cristian
Expert
gave the best answer on Feb 07, 2024
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
I've coached candidates for A&M roles in the US and UK, but the granularity of your questions deserves answers that come from actual A&M employees.  I recommend that you reach out for networking chats to discuss ... (read entire answer)
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What to do in the case of Entry level cross offers?

BCG BCG McKinsey and Bain McKinsey
Most recent answer on Feb 29, 2024
The best answer (on Feb 07, 2024) is from:
Adrien
Expert
Ex-McKinsey interviewer & Senior Consultant | Harvard MBA
Adrien
Expert
gave the best answer on Feb 07, 2024
Ex-McKinsey interviewer & Senior Consultant | Harvard MBA
Hi,  Both would obvioulsy be terrific options - you can't go wrong with either. I'd optimize for fit: where did you like the people the most ? Keep in mind that hours can be long, so culture matters more than candidates ... (read entire answer)
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on Feb 29, 2024 on Feb 29, 2024
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Intriguing Sitt

Big 4 Middle East
Most recent answer on Feb 29, 2024
The best answer (on Feb 07, 2024) is from:
Ian
Expert
#1 BCG coach | MBB | Tier 2 | Digital, Tech, Platinion | 100% personal success rate (8/8) | 95% candidate success rate
Ian
Expert
gave the best answer on Feb 07, 2024
#1 BCG coach | MBB | Tier 2 | Digital, Tech, Platinion | 100% personal success rate (8/8) | 95% candidate success rate
Hi there, Super frustrating indeed. However, that is also life. I highly highly recommend you keep networking with and applying to dozens of other firms. Never put all your hopes on one (especially this one, given the s ... (read entire answer)
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Structuring Drills from Crafting Cases or Coaching Sessions

Case structure and frameworks coaching Decision Final Round
Most recent answer on Feb 29, 2024
The best answer (on Feb 08, 2024) is from:
Adrien
Expert
Ex-McKinsey interviewer & Senior Consultant | Harvard MBA
Adrien
Expert
gave the best answer on Feb 08, 2024
Ex-McKinsey interviewer & Senior Consultant | Harvard MBA
Hi there, 4 quick comments: - Great that you developing your creative thinking when it comes to structuring. Force-fitting structures almost never work in my experience, as interviewers always expect a very tailored app ... (read entire answer)
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on Feb 29, 2024 on Feb 29, 2024
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Did anyone tried to prep with an AI Interviewer?

case partner case study
Most recent answer on Feb 29, 2024
The best answer (on Dec 04, 2023) is from:
Ian
Expert
#1 BCG coach | MBB | Tier 2 | Digital, Tech, Platinion | 100% personal success rate (8/8) | 95% candidate success rate
Ian
Expert
gave the best answer on Dec 04, 2023
#1 BCG coach | MBB | Tier 2 | Digital, Tech, Platinion | 100% personal success rate (8/8) | 95% candidate success rate
Hey Ed, I've seen/used this tool actually! Look, we are coaches, so we are “technically” biased. But, seriously, the AI tools are not a full/complete solution. They are great as a beginner, and for building up knowledge ... (read entire answer)
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on Feb 29, 2024 on Feb 29, 2024
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Partner wants to chat again after offer extended

consulting
Most recent answer on Feb 29, 2024
The best answer (on Nov 30, 2023) is from:
Cristian
Expert
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
Cristian
Expert
gave the best answer on Nov 30, 2023
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
Hi! It's an interview. Until you've signed the offer, it's always an interview.  So do prepare for it. Try to get more info on what to expect in terms of structure from HR. Try to research a bit the Partner.  Good luck! ... (read entire answer)
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