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BCG Middle East Exit Options

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New answer on Jul 07, 2024
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Anonymous A asked on Dec 19, 2019

Hi everyone,

I got an offer from Bain and BCG in Dubai. I felt a bit more comfortable at the interviews with BCG, but this is not a solid reason to make my decision.

I was reading reviews on glassdoor and although both firms had very bad reviews in the middle east, one thing that I found very important is that some were saying that exit options for BCG in the middle east are nonexistent because most of the work is focused on public sector.

How true is that? Any experience to be shared?


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Anonymous B replied on May 19, 2024

You  can check this regarding exit options of consultants in MEA:

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Mahdi replied on Jul 07, 2024

Hey man I am working in the ME happy to assist you. Would you mind sharing your BCG experience? Thanks

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replied on Dec 20, 2019
McKinsey | NASA | top 10 FT MBA professor for consulting interviews | 6+ years of coaching

first of all congratulations! Regarding the work environment in ME, BCG is much better. Regarding exit options I confirm they are similar, since both work a lot with public and energy sectors.

Hope it helps,

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replied on Dec 22, 2019
BCG |NASA | SDA Bocconi & Cattolica partner | GMAT expert 780/800 score | 200+ students coached


Don't underestimate the gut-feeling that you had during the interview. Indeed it's important to feel the feeling with the office since the beginning.
I have heard a lot of good feedbacks about the BCG ME office, don't forget that usually reviews on glassdoors are from people that left the company.
Regarding the exit options: especially if you don't spend more than 3/4 years in the company, you will be seen as a general "BCG consultant" regardless the kind of projects you did.


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replied on Dec 19, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


Most of the work, in general for MBB, is focused on Public Sector in Middle East. However Public Sector in ME has a lot of businesses, so I would not downgrade the exit options

Personally I heard very bad feedbacks about Bain ME office from Bain employees, so I recommend to be careful with the choice


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Anonymous replied on Jul 25, 2020

Dear A,

If I were you I would definitely pick BCG ME, because it's the top company in this region.

Bain is rather very small and boutique kind of company in that region.

Regarding the exit options - this is partly true, because most of the work conducted for the governmental sector. However, what you will definitely be able to levarage is definitely very strong brand BCG worldwide, if you would like to exit BCG to the other regions which I would strongly recommend to do.

BCG has also dedicated outplacement program, so that your resume could be shared with former alumnis of BCG worldwide and in this way you can get into the leading positions in big corporatopns aroun the world.

If you need any further help or advice, feel free to approach me.

Good luck,


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replied on Dec 23, 2019
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello, congrats!

I would not understimate the feeling you had during the interviews, the fit with the company is a key thing!

Secondly, you cannot really trust glassdoor, since it´s very biased: people who write there are the ones who leave with terrible experiences and stories. I would try to contact current alumni from both, will be more realistic.

Finally, exit options are going to be very similar in both, regardless of them being focused on PS -you will be an experienced consultant from MBB, which is what counts!-.

Hope it helps!



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Jamie replied on Dec 20, 2019
Former Tier 2, now MBB in Dubai. Here to chill :)

I'm starting in BCG Dubai in Jan :)

Happy to connect and give my input

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