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    What is the bar to pass to the next interview round?

    1st round internship MBB
    Most recent answer 6 minutes ago
    The best answer (on Jan 10, 2021) is from:
    Udayan
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    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    Udayan
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    gave the best answer on Jan 10, 2021
    Top rated MBB coach with many offers /Ex McKinsey EM in New York /6 years McKinsey recruiting experience/Real cases
    The reality is that you are competing for a job in one of the toughest firms to get into. It is harder to get a job at MBB than it is to get into any university in the world. Your peers are as talented as you and some m ... (read entire answer)
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    Do you work to live, or do you live to work?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer 27 minutes ago
    The best answer (on Jan 27, 2020) is from:
    Daniel
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    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Daniel
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    gave the best answer on Jan 27, 2020
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    “What you do is who you are” :) so, I would definitely go with the second one. Work in my opinion is what makes a human human. Of course, you need to learn to appreciate life outside of work – but I feel that one can do ... (read entire answer)
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    Does anyone have practice case resources for Life Science boutiques like ClearView?

    free resources
    Most recent answer 28 minutes ago
    Josh
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    Also, would anyone with experience in a firm like this want to do a couple of rounds of prep with me?
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    Question to Partner

    asking questions Bain Bain & Company BCG Boston Consulting Group brainstorming questions Final Round interview questions McKinsey Partner Interview
    Most recent answer 2 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 9 hours ago
    Hi everyone, For my Bain final round in Europe, I wondered what could be an excellent question to ask the partner interviewing me. The partner has a focus on Private Equity and Advanced Manufacturing. I was thinking may ... (read entire question)
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    How to handle toxic and manipulative project manager?

    2nd tier Bain & Company engagement manager McKinsey & Company project project management The Boston Consulting Group tier1
    Most recent answer 4 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked on May 21, 2022
    I am staffed on a case which is three weeks old, yet the client is not satisfied, the project is very badly organized and the team poorly led (company is a prestigious consulting firm).I admit that I have made mistakes ... (read entire question)
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    If you wrote a book/newspaper about your life, what would be the title?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer 4 hours ago
    The best answer (on Feb 24, 2022) is from:
    Phyllis
    Phyllis gave the best answer on Feb 24, 2022
    The wonderful story of an ordinary person
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    Has anyone taken the Management Consulted "Excel & PPT course"?

    online courses
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (on May 19, 2022) is from:
    Ian
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    BCG | 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 May 19, 2022
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Personally, I probably wouldn't pay for that (there are many other things I would spend that $ on). You can download free excel sheets and learn yourself. There are plenty of free courses as well. The company ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey Second Round Case Interview

    McKinsey
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked on May 20, 2022
    Hi,  Has someone recently done their 2nd round interview at McKinsey? If anyone had any tips or how to ensure you pass 
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    Recruiting for internships vs full-time as a master's student

    dubai MBB
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    Anonymous A asked on May 21, 2022
    Hi everyone. I'm an incoming MSc student at a European school. I'm hoping to recruit for MBB in the middle east. Thankfully my school's network is quite extensive there. I'm just a bit curious about how to recruit. I op ... (read entire question)
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    This question was a deal breaker

    Bain BCG Business consultant McKinsey
    Most recent answer 6 hours ago
    The best answer (20 minutes ago) is from:
    Stanislav
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    Ex-McKinsey AP | Interviewed 50+ candidates, gave 10+ offers | Own MBB-inspired cases | Oxford and Cambridge graduate
    Stanislav
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    Ex-McKinsey AP | Interviewed 50+ candidates, gave 10+ offers | Own MBB-inspired cases | Oxford and Cambridge graduate
    Hello Anonymous, thanks for giving the opportunity to help!  You mention the reduction from 40% to 10%, but I am not sure of what measure exactly? Sounds like it is the share of retail store revenues in overall company ... (read entire answer)
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    BCG Saudi vs. EY management consulting London office

    exit options Job offer London Saudi Arabia
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 22 hours ago
    Hi guys! Can anyone share any thoughts on these two offers?   1. I know people may take it as a no-brainer to choose MBB for its brand, projects, salaries.  I am just worried about exit options if I want to transfer out ... (read entire question)
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    Expat for MBB in EU

    Bain & Company Energy Consulting McKinsey & Company offer The Boston Consulting Group
    Most recent answer 7 hours ago
    Anonymous A asked 11 hours ago
    Hello everyone! I recently got the call for an offer to be extended to me in a Nothern European MBB office! I'd be coming from Asia and would like to know if anyone has any details for the expat package and the expected ... (read entire question)
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    How would you calculate the value of a cow?

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    Most recent answer 8 hours ago
    The best answer (on Oct 28, 2019) is from:
    Antonello
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    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    Antonello
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    gave the best answer on Oct 28, 2019
    McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews
    You should assess the value generated, the selling value and the costs: 1. Value generated during cow possession: milk sons compost 2. The selling value will depend on: remaining value generable meat ... (read entire answer)
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    Which role do you play in a team?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer 8 hours ago
    The best answer (on Jun 02, 2020) is from:
    Sidi
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    McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers
    Sidi
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    gave the best answer on Jun 02, 2020
    McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 300+ candidates secure MBB offers
    Hi! Please emphasize how you enable the people around you to overcome obstacles. This corresponds to McKinseys exact definition of "Leadership". Cheers, Sidi
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    Hello, Im applying for PWC CPS team (Capital Project Services). Does anyone have any idea about the interview process?

    PwC Interview
    Most recent answer 18 hours ago
    The best answer (on Jun 29, 2021) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 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 Jun 29, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, In general, PWC follows a classic case + fit interview process. That said, every interview is different and changes based on office, role, department, etc. Your best bet to be entirely sure on what to expect ... (read entire answer)
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    Entrepreneurial Drive PEI

    entrepreneurial drive McKinsey
    Most recent answer on May 21, 2022
    The best answer (on May 18, 2022) is from:
    Allen
    Expert
    Ex-McK Experienced Hire and EM - I show you how to perform at your best
    Allen
    Expert
    gave the best answer on May 18, 2022
    Ex-McK Experienced Hire and EM - I show you how to perform at your best
    Hi there, While teamwork generally implies a more powerful story, that is less true in the Entrepreneurial Drive section.  The reason is that the interviewer will likely ask, “And what specifically did YOU do?” to focus ... (read entire answer)
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    Submit an application after offer in hand?

    Multiple offers
    Most recent answer on May 21, 2022
    The best answer (on May 19, 2022) is from:
    Francesco
    Expert
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    #1 Coach for Sessions (3.900+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (www.case.tools/results) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
    Francesco
    Expert
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    gave the best answer on May 19, 2022
    #1 Coach for Sessions (3.900+) | 1.400+ 5-Star Reviews | Proven Success (www.case.tools/results) | Ex BCG | 9Y+ Coaching
    Hi there, Congratulations on the offer. If you prefer the other company and have not signed the contract yet there is nothing wrong with applying to the other MBB. If you have signed the contract…it’s up to you. Technic ... (read entire answer)
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    Lateral hiring at Bain at Manager Level

    Actively preparing for interviews with Bain and BCG
    Most recent answer on May 21, 2022
    The best answer (on May 20, 2022) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
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    gave the best answer on May 20, 2022
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, The short answer is you need to ask them! They know best what they are planning to do. It is likely that you will have a case and fit portion. Here's some reading to prepare you for the case: https://www.prepl ... (read entire answer)
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    Interview date tomorrow, still waiting for a slot

    1st round interview McKinsey
    Most recent answer on May 21, 2022
    The best answer (on May 19, 2022) is from:
    Florian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
    Florian
    Expert
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    gave the best answer on May 19, 2022
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
    Hey there, Super unfortunate situation and I had similar things happen with several of my coachees recently. Very strange… My advice would be to call the recruiter directly. If no one picks up, call the front desk of th ... (read entire answer)
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    McKinsey Recruiting Event and Case Workshop

    McKinsey recruiting
    Most recent answer on May 21, 2022
    The best answer (on May 20, 2022) is from:
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Ian
    Expert
    Content Creator
    gave the best answer on May 20, 2022
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, It's hard to say! Are they within the same school/recruiting channel? It sounds like the case workshop is after the recruiting event, so I'm not sure how it could influence the recruiting event? They are likel ... (read entire answer)
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