Can I work for the same company my brother will work but in a different country?

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Anonymous A asked on Jan 19, 2019

Hi,

My brother is going to work for BCG soon as visiting associate at an office in EU.

In 6 months I am going to apply for BCG entry level in another country outside of EU.

Is there any issue with that?

Will I be automatically rejected because two family members cannot work in the same company? (is that even true??there are so many couples I read about in the same company!!)

Please, note that I am not relying on my brother for the referral! I just have to wait because I applied less than a year ago and told me to wait for following year.

Thank you in advance

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Sidi
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replied on Jan 19, 2019
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers

No issue. I know many siblings at BCG and McKinsey. They just can’t get staffed on the same project.

Cheers, Sidi

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Vlad
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replied on Jan 19, 2019
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Hi,

No it's not true. Absolutely no problem with that.

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Anonymous B replied on Jan 19, 2019

Yes, you can work. What would be a single reason against it? You can even work in the same office, so long as he is not a partner.

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Guennael
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updated an answer on Jan 22, 2019
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In my office, we had siblings and spouses - forget "same country", I am talking "same specialization in same office".

PS: Actually, your odds are probably better if you are the little brother/sister: the family is "known quantity" :)

Only real issue if one were to work for the other... so that normally won't be allowed.

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Anonymous replied on Jan 20, 2019

I am not sure where you heard this! There is absolutely no issue with this at all.

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