Info gathered from my personal netowrk:
- MBB Dubai / entry-level / Sep 2020 --> Jan 2021 (no stipend)
- MBB Dubai / post-MBA / Jun 2020 --> Sep 2020 (no stipend)
- MBB Dubai / entry-level / Sep 2020 --> Mar 2021 (with stipend)
- OW Dubai / entry-level / Sep 2020 --> Jan 2021 (no stipend)
I was recently recruited as an entry level Associate at a top-3 firm in Dubai. After talking to people at other firms, here are the tentative dates of joining:
1. BCG : Jan/Feb
2. Strategy& : Feb/March
3. Kearney: Feb
4. Mckinsey : Feb (some said that the firm has not decided yet)
5. OW: Not decided yet
6. Rolan Berger: No news yet
This is only for people hired at entry level (BAs/Associates). There's atleast a 6-month delay.
In the last couple of week, I´ve been impressed on how many processes have re-started, all across the globe. There has been a clear peak.
I assume that ME is the same, but I don´t have any coachee in the pipeline at the moment in that region to confirm it. Would not be surprised.
In any case, it depends on the specialization and the tenure too. Best is to have regular check points with HR.
Hope it helps!
Very variable (depending on the company, position, and the original onboarding date) however what we know is most companies are following this:
Looking forward to hearing if anyone experienced/heard a different trend.
If you have a specific question about a specific company, feel free to DM.
I hope this helps
This depends on many things (e.g., position).
In cases where delays are happening this may be up to 6 months.
Hey team, any new intel on this?
All the firms in Dubai have delayed starting of their new-joiners, except Alix Partners and Alwarez Marsal, that are actively hiring right now.
Normally, the delay takes 2-3 or even 6 monthes. So BCG, RB and McKinsey intakes start in autumn, while AT Kearny, Strategy & and OW intakes might start either this autumn or at the beginning of the next year.
Hope it helps you,
If you need any further information, reach out to me, as I have helped multiple people to get their offers from Dubai offices with different companies.