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Drug Testing in firms

Anonymous A

Hi,

Do consulting firms, especially the major ones, do drug testing upon hiring? Or alcohol levels ?

Thanks

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Andrea
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replied on 05/02/2018
Former BCG decision round interviewer with 300+ real interviews in 8 years at BCG. First session $249, following $219

No they don’t, but clients can request consultants to do it (had CPG, telco and media companies requesting this) At that point, if you believe that you can test positive, the best choice is to tell your employer (consultancy) that you’d rather not be staffed on the case vs. Trying your luck and fail the test.

hope it helps,

andrea

Oleksandr
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replied on 05/02/2018
Experienced McKinsey consultant

Hi there, No. :)

Seriously, you don't need to show up drunk or on drugs - the rest shall be ok.

Cheers, A

Francesco replied on 05/02/2018
Ex BCG | MBB Specialist | #1 Expert for coaching sessions (1300+) and recommendation rate (100%)

Hi Anonymous,

no, the only check will be done on your previous experiences reported in the CV (after hiring).

Best,

Francesco

Anonymous B replied on 05/02/2018

"Do consulting firms, especially the major ones, do drug testing upon hiring? Or alcohol levels ?"

No; But I'd love to know how you got hired with drugs or alcohol in your system!!

Vlad replied on 05/02/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

No, they don't. However, they will do a background check.

Best!