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    McKinsey didn't reply before closing my application?

    Application BCG McKinsey and Bain firsttime Imbellus McKinsey McKinsey & Company
    Most recent answer 3 hours ago
    The best answer (9 hours ago) is from:
    Sofia
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    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% success rate | Discounted sessions in Aug 2022
    Sofia
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    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% success rate | Discounted sessions in Aug 2022
    Hello, I'm sorry to hear this, I can imagine it was quite frustrating to see. McKinsey gets a lot of applications, and the more popular offices/practices/positions will only reply to candidates if they have been success ... (read entire answer)
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    Breaking into Consulting as an MD with No Formal Experience

    Bain & Company Boston Consulting Group consulting Healthcare MBB McKinsey & Company physician
    Most recent answer 9 hours ago
    The best answer (on Jul 31, 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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    gave the best answer on Jul 31, 2022
    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Hello! Hopefully I can give you some insights, since I have a very similar background and situation and my sister is a doctor, so I kind of know them well.  I totally get the “oh my God, where did I get?” feeling in you ... (read entire answer)
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    Does Deloitte UK hire experienced professionals from across the globe?

    Deloitte offer
    Most recent answer 10 hours ago
    The best answer (10 hours ago) 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 10 hours ago
    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    Hi,  Answers: 1. Does Deloitte UK hire experienced professionals from across the globe?  A: This will depend on market conditions, skills and demand matching, visa requirements etc. Only if Deloitte UK cant find skilled ... (read entire answer)
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    MBA Grades Question

    grades harvard HBS MBA
    Most recent answer 10 hours ago
    The best answer (on Aug 07, 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 Aug 07, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, There's a scale here. So, great grades will help, bad grades will hurt. How much? Depends on your overall resume. Importantly, given that almost every other MBA has non-grade disclosure, I think it's safe to a ... (read entire answer)
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    Digital Strategy Market Sizing

    Big 4 Digital transformation MBB mbb big4 Siemens Advanta Consulting Siemens Management Consulting (SMC)
    Most recent answer 12 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, Market sizing is the same no matter the topic/industry! All the same rules apply. Now, I have a background in digital (former IT Consultant, worked with Platinion+GAMMA at BCG), so feel free to reach out for s ... (read entire answer)
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    Tell me about a time you failed!

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer 13 hours ago
    The best answer (on Sep 18, 2019) 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 Sep 18, 2019
    McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews
    Essentially, failure experience is regarded very positively by MBB: if you failed, you took risks, i.e. you have proven your entrepreneurial nature. So, do not be afraid to talk honestly about the times you failed. Ho ... (read entire answer)
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    Stay on as Associate or pursue an MBA - McKinsey

    MBA McKinsey
    Most recent answer 20 hours ago
    The best answer (on Jul 31, 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 31, 2022
    Ex-BCG | 100+ coachings & interviews @ BCG | I will teach you the core skills needed to ace your fit & case interviews
    Hi there, Great question - my partner experienced a similar situation recently. The key question here is: what is your priority at this stage of your life? More specifically: Are you looking to stay in consulting? How i ... (read entire answer)
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    Facebook/Meta - Decreasing sales in EU

    Bain & Company BCG McKinsey and Bain brainstorming questions case interview practice with consultants consulting facebook growth strategy McKinsey & Company Revenue analysis The Boston Consulting Group
    Most recent answer 23 hours ago
    The best answer (on Aug 07, 2022) is from:
    Ashwin
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    Ex Manager Bain and company | INSEAD
    Ashwin
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    gave the best answer on Aug 07, 2022
    Ex Manager Bain and company | INSEAD
    Hey there ,  Good structure to identify revenue growth opportunities and it is MECE , great work.    This structure is excellent if the problem had just been - identify revenue growth opportunities.  However, the proble ... (read entire answer)
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    Delta partners vs MBB (middle east)

    DeltaPartners dubai MBB
    Most recent answer on Aug 07, 2022
    Anonymous A asked on Aug 06, 2022
    In the middle east, what are the main differences between Delta and MBB?  Are they competing for the same projects pool? Do they have similar work life balance? Similar project destination (thus similar travel destinati ... (read entire question)
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    4.5 YOE, received offer Senior Associate from MBB, is that normal?

    Bain BCG Job offer offer
    Most recent answer on Aug 07, 2022
    Anonymous A asked on Aug 05, 2022
    Hi all,  I just received an offer for Senior Associate from BCG. While this is exciting, I applied as a Consultant with close to 5 YOE. Is it normal to start as an SA with this level of experience? My ex-BCG contact tol ... (read entire question)
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    MBB exits by location

    consulting exit MBB
    Most recent answer on Aug 07, 2022
    The best answer (on Aug 07, 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 Aug 07, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, Work experience certainly matters most. Location helps, but is not the end-all-be-all. If you are at least in the US, then a transition to PE/VC in Us/East Coast will be just fine (location matters a lot more ... (read entire answer)
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    What are all the factors that could influence residential home prices across the United States over the next decade? And how? Organize your output in a MECE framework.

    consulting McKinsey MECE MECE Principle
    Most recent answer on Aug 07, 2022
    Anonymous A asked on Aug 06, 2022
    I have been given a project I am new to MECE framework, Could do with some help regarding this
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    How to switch from an engineering to a consulting career?

    engineer enter consulting
    Most recent answer on Aug 06, 2022
    The best answer (on Aug 01, 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 Aug 01, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, You need to remember that this is a numbers game. You can have the best resume + cover letter in the world and still get rejected. Even the best application doesn't have a 100% chance of getting accepted. That ... (read entire answer)
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    Best source to find cases

    Cases McKinsey & Company
    Question edited on Aug 06, 2022
    The best answer (on Aug 02, 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 Aug 02, 2022
    MBB | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, I apologize in advance for the subsequent vague answer: It depends There are a lot of free materials out there There are a lot of better paid materials out there Casebooks are good for the beginning, but have ... (read entire answer)
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    Success between MBB firms

    MBB
    Most recent answer on Aug 06, 2022
    The best answer (on Aug 05, 2022) is from:
    Ashwin
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    Ex Manager Bain and company | INSEAD
    Ashwin
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    gave the best answer on Aug 05, 2022
    Ex Manager Bain and company | INSEAD
    Hey there, Rejection from one MBB firm does not mean you cannot meet the bar in interviews with other firms. In an interview, the interviewer is seeking evidence that you can handle the analytical and client relationshi ... (read entire answer)
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    What was the most important lesson you learned in school?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer on Aug 06, 2022
    Anonymous A asked on Oct 01, 2019
    How would you answer this question in your Personal Fit interview? Receive feedback on your answer and browse through the Q&As to review the approaches of other applicants and experts.
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    What would team members say about you?

    PrepLounge: Personal Fit
    Most recent answer on Aug 06, 2022
    The best answer (on Oct 19, 2019) is from:
    Adam
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    Ex Bain/ A.T. Kearney: Principal with >10 years global consulting and recruiting experience and >150 interviews
    Adam
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    gave the best answer on Oct 19, 2019
    Ex Bain/ A.T. Kearney: Principal with >10 years global consulting and recruiting experience and >150 interviews
    This question is simply a spin on the question of “Describe your strengths and weaknesses”. It tests your ability to reflect on your own development needs. A good answer would highlight three strengths and three develop ... (read entire answer)
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    Mckinsey Background check

    and Bain background check backgroundcheck BGC MBB McKinsey McKinsey & Company onboarding
    Most recent answer on Aug 05, 2022
    The best answer (on Apr 22, 2022) is from:
    Moritz
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    Unearth your spike & get the offer |ex-McKinsey | 120+ coachings & interviews @ McKinsey | ESADE MBA | Transition Expert
    Moritz
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    gave the best answer on Apr 22, 2022
    Unearth your spike & get the offer |ex-McKinsey | 120+ coachings & interviews @ McKinsey | ESADE MBA | Transition Expert
    Hi there, I was in the same situation and know for a fact that you will not be notified if all checks out with the background check. Hence, it may or may not be over, irrespective of other communication. Solution: As su ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 05, 2022 on Aug 05, 2022
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    Mckinsey interviews: time to complete a case

    interviewtimeline McKinsey & Company
    Most recent answer on Aug 05, 2022
    The best answer (on Aug 03, 2022) 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 on Aug 03, 2022
    #1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 120+ McK offers in 18 months
    Hey there, This depends mostly on your performance and how much more the interviewer wants to see: If you show sufficient strengths in a short amount of time, the interview might be over relatively quickly (20-25 minute ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 05, 2022 on Aug 05, 2022
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    Internship offer for two years later?

    consulting recruitment
    Most recent answer on Aug 05, 2022
    The best answer (on Aug 02, 2022) is from:
    Sofia
    Expert
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% success rate | Discounted sessions in Aug 2022
    Sofia
    Expert
    gave the best answer on Aug 02, 2022
    McKinsey San Francisco | Harvard graduate | 5+ years of coaching | >90% success rate | Discounted sessions in Aug 2022
    Hello, I would say it's quite uncommon, although it does seem like the recruiting cycle is getting earlier and earlier each year. Most consulting firms don't offer freshmen summer internships, so the best you can hope f ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 05, 2022 on Aug 05, 2022
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