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McKinsey - Solve

McKinsey PSG
Most recent answer 4 minutes ago
Anonymous A asked 4 hours ago
Good evening everybody, I took my PSG test last week during the Weekend and I successfully completed both the ecosystem and the “tower defense” games. However, this morning checking on my application status I noticed it ... (read entire question)
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Two internships back to back

internship MBB tier2
Most recent answer 7 minutes ago
The best answer (on Nov 29, 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 29, 2022
Ex Bain & Company Manager & AlixPartners SVP| Partner at PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring & math
Your goal should be to get hired permanently in a MBB.If you test yourself and learn as much as possible in Tier-2 BEFORE MBB, it is perfect. Go for it! 
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7 min ago 7 minutes ago
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Common Math Traps

Exhibit Math problem
Most recent answer 9 minutes ago
Anonymous A asked 10 hours ago
Hi PrepLounge, I noticed that a lot of cases try to trap candidates by using different denominations for figures (e.g., monthly figures when question is asking for yearly figures). Are there any other common traps one s ... (read entire question)
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Interview with a Partner

McKinsey
Most recent answer 12 minutes ago
Anonymous A asked 6 hours ago
My first round interview is with a Partner (and EM). How does that change things, and how is that now different from second round?
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Transfer from Tier 2 to Tier 1

Big 4 MBB
Most recent answer 14 minutes ago
Anonymous A asked 4 hours ago
Hi there, quick question. How high are the chances of being able to transfer from a tier 2 firm (Big 4/RB/OW) to MBB after 1 or 2 years work experience in London/NY?   Many thanks!
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Presentation

Important Facts
Most recent answer 2 hours ago
The best answer (on Nov 27, 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 Nov 27, 2022
MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
Totally agree. Thanks for the input Alex!
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2 hrs ago 2 hours ago
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BCG Behavioural interview

BCG HR MBB
Most recent answer 3 hours ago
The best answer (7 hours ago) 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 7 hours ago
Ex Bain & Company Manager & AlixPartners SVP| Partner at PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring & math
They will cover those topics: A thorough analysis of your CV and experiences Some behavioral questions (e.g., how you cope with failure, with a disagreement, with motivating others) targeting to understand whether or no ... (read entire answer)
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3 hrs ago 3 hours ago
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what is fellow position in Mckinsey ?

fellow McKinsey McKinsey & Company
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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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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Former M&A banker seeking advice for pivot into Corporate Venture Building via MBB or agency (IDEO, Frog, Board of Innovation etc.)

BCG Digital Ventures Finance background venture architect
Most recent answer 5 hours ago
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Emre
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Incoming Bain Consultant | INSEAD MBA | 5 years of consulting and 3 years of entrepreneurship| 50% discount available
Emre
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Incoming Bain Consultant | INSEAD MBA | 5 years of consulting and 3 years of entrepreneurship| 50% discount available
Hey, Based on my interview experience with BCGDV, I can say that they really value first-hand entrepreneurship experience. In that sense, that experience definitely would be valuable. On the other hand, they expect fund ... (read entire answer)
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Market sizing

case interview preparation
Most recent answer 7 hours ago
Anonymous A asked 11 hours ago
Hey everyone,  Can anyone help me form the structure for the below mentioned questions? Estimate the UK market for the online streaming industry
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Delaying my starting date

consulting Job offer starting time
Most recent answer 8 hours ago
The best answer (on Nov 25, 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
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gave the best answer on Nov 25, 2022
Immediate Coaching Available! | 50% discount on mocks | BCG Expert | Middle East | 60+ mocks delivered | IESE & NYU MBA
Hello, Absolutely not a problem.  Consulting companies take a lot of time during the recruiting process to attract you, screen you, interview you, etc.  So sure you can ask them to delay the start date at a reasonable d ... (read entire answer)
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8 hrs ago 8 hours ago
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Director at Small-cap PE vs Manager at MBB

MBB offer Private Equity
Most recent answer 9 hours ago
The best answer (13 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 13 hours ago
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hi there, If your ambition is to work at a large PE fund, I would stay in PE. Going via MBB is harder and less likely to be successful for that given route. As a clarification: You can actually make partner within 4-5 y ... (read entire answer)
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9 hrs ago 9 hours ago
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Monitor Deloitte Amsterdam - Final round

amsterdam Deloitte Monitor
Most recent answer 11 hours ago
The best answer (on Nov 29, 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 Nov 29, 2022
Immediate Coaching Available! | 50% discount on mocks | BCG Expert | Middle East | 60+ mocks delivered | IESE & NYU MBA
Hey Val, Congrats on making it to the final round! Yes, absolutely - you should expect a case as well as fit questions.  The case in the final round can be a bit unstructured (without exhibits) and more focused on brain ... (read entire answer)
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11 hrs ago 11 hours ago
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recommendations structure

Bain & Company final recommendation McKinsey Recommandation
Most recent answer 13 hours ago
The best answer (14 hours ago) is from:
Maikol
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Ex Bain & Company Manager & AlixPartners SVP| Partner at PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring & math
Maikol
Expert
gave the best answer 14 hours ago
Ex Bain & Company Manager & AlixPartners SVP| Partner at PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring & math
To answer both of your questions we can just say that you have to provide a recommendation based on the data and facts and potential risks you have in your hands. You cannot make up for facts or avoid mentioning things ... (read entire answer)
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PSG results

McKinsey & Company McKinsey Imbellus
Most recent answer 18 hours ago
The best answer (18 hours ago) 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 18 hours ago
#1 Coach for Sessions (4.000+) | 1.500+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (➡ InterviewOffers.com) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
Hi there, Q: I have completed solve assessment (PSG)  and that my score is 533, does that mean that i have failed or passed the PSG test? Usually they don’t share the score results after the PSG. In any case, the game i ... (read entire answer)
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18 hrs ago 18 hours ago
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When do McKinsey send out Zoom invites?

McKinsey
Most recent answer on Nov 29, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 28, 2022) is from:
Florian
Expert
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 on Nov 28, 2022
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hey there, This really depends on the office. Sometimes two weeks in advance, sometimes literally a day in advance (just had that case last week with one of my coachees). Since virtual interviewing took over the slots a ... (read entire answer)
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on Nov 29, 2022 on Nov 29, 2022
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Am I too old to apply to MBB?

Application MBB
Most recent answer on Nov 29, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 28, 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
Expert
Content Creator
gave the best answer on Nov 28, 2022
#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
Hey there, Definitely not! McKinsey invited you to the interviews and you progressed until the final round. If they would have considered you too old, they would not have interviewed you in the first place. Regarding yo ... (read entire answer)
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on Nov 29, 2022 on Nov 29, 2022
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Bain vs. McKinsey (received 2 offers)

Bain McKinsey
Most recent answer on Nov 29, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 24, 2022) is from:
Benjamin
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Ex-BCG Principal | 8+ years consulting experience in SEA | BCG top interviewer with ~5 years of interviewing experience
Benjamin
Expert
gave the best answer on Nov 24, 2022
Ex-BCG Principal | 8+ years consulting experience in SEA | BCG top interviewer with ~5 years of interviewing experience
Congrats on the offers!  A great problem to have and like other coaches mentioned you are definitely in a really good position. I will make just 2 points, based on my own experience: Having a good brand is great. It doe ... (read entire answer)
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on Nov 29, 2022 on Nov 29, 2022
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Swap Harvard 2020/2021 casebook for Stanford/Chicago Booth/MIT casebook

casebook
Most recent answer on Nov 29, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 29, 2022) is from:
Maikol
Expert
Ex Bain & Company Manager & AlixPartners SVP| Partner at PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring & math
Maikol
Expert
gave the best answer on Nov 29, 2022
Ex Bain & Company Manager & AlixPartners SVP| Partner at PE fund | INSEAD MBA | GMAT 780 | Structuring & math
Forget about it. Those pieces of paper are utterly useless to pass interviews. 
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on Nov 29, 2022 on Nov 29, 2022
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Clarifying questions during case study

brainstorming questions case questions case study Structure
Most recent answer on Nov 29, 2022
The best answer (on Nov 27, 2022) 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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Content Creator
gave the best answer on Nov 27, 2022
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
Hello! Yes, totally! Imagine how foolish you would feel if you failed just because not asking something little! Think about cases as business problems you are helping to solve, and you can only do that when you have 100 ... (read entire answer)
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