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New answer on Oct 25, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Jul 17, 2020

Is anyone familiar with Firmsconsulting material? They seem to be very professional and know what they are doing.

In terms of price, they have a $167/month subscription fee. (Sometimes they offer a $30 discount).

They claim that you are trained solely by Ex-McKinsey partners and this should give candidates a big competitive advantage over other material. One thing I find fishy about them is the fact that the person explaning everything (his name is Michael) can't be found anywhere on LinkedIn or any other professional website and also never mentions which MBB company he used to work for (even though he comes along as a smart and very articulate person).

How do you think they compare with other resources such as LOMS/Victor Cheng, Preplounge, Crafting Cases ... ?

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Anonymous B replied on Jul 17, 2020

Waste of money in my view. You would be better off booking a couple of coaching sessions instead of paying a month's subscription. I also agree that the lack of transparancy around this guy seems suspicious.

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replied on Jul 18, 2020
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Hi there,

Honestly (this truly is not a baised opinion...I've seen it all), your best bet is truly PrepLounge!

Shop around for a coach that you think best matches your learning style, the areas of improvement you have, etc. etc. and go with that! You only need a few coaching sessions to then feel fully enabled to case effectively!

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Anonymous replied on Jul 18, 2020

Dear A,

Personally, I'm not so aquanted with this source and desicion depends on your budget.

I would recommend you the following (IMHO more efficient strategy for preparation)

• Start with reading books like Case in Point, McKinsey "Crack the Case", and Casebook by London Business School

• Read and solve cases here on PrepLounge in Case Library

• Find peers to train cases (also here on PL)

• To polish you skiils and for getting structured feedback hire an experience coach for individual session and faster improvement (there are many qualified coaches here on the platform ).

If you need any if these books or further help or advice, feel free to reach out.

Best,

André

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Clara
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replied on Jul 20, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

Haven´t heard about them, but I find highly suspicious what you comment of not finding the person on LinkedIn.

I would not trust it

Best,

Clara

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FIRMSconsulting support updated an answer on Oct 25, 2020

Hi Guys,

This is the FIRMSconsulting support team.

Michael explains in various places why he manages his image carefully. Most of the programs are for advanced learning (strategy skills, operations, implementation, how to build a consulting firm, detailed step by step consulting studies). He discusses studies in great detail. Over 6,300 episodes of training content on StrategyTraining.com / apps. For Michael to share the details of engagements etc he has to not disclose information about him personally. Otherwise, he can't protect the identity of his clients while in consulting. The depth and quality of his teaching speaks for itself.

And you can also see the reviews from our members on iTunes.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/case-interview-preparation-management-consulting-strategy/id904509526

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/strategy-skills-podcast-management-consulting-strategy/id1021817294

and see videos from our clients on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbjhfVfFwRY&list=PLcjLCsjUK_CJ68zz9wPGhGDxcJaNEy9lh

Listen to a couple of free podcasts with Michael (there are ~500 free podcasts on itunes) to see that he is someone you should be listening to as part of your preparation. One of the most common messages we get from new members is that they wish they found/selected using FIRMSconsulting material sooner and how their careers would be different by now.

Further, Michael is just one of FIRMSconsulting coaches. Kevin P. Coyne, who led The Consulting Offer II, is a former McKinsey worldwide strategy practice co-leader and director. And he also does a number of advanced programs on StrategyTraining.com/apps.

Here is a free video interview with Kevin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFiqnlNocD8

Bill Matassoni is a former McKinsey and BCG senior partner and former McKinsey worldwide head of marketing. Here is one of free interviews with Bill: https://youtu.be/9F7IF--tNEE

And you can find more interviews with Bill on iTunes/youtube and get Bill's memoir on Amazon, which shares crucial insights related to McKinsey and BCG, and will help you as part of your preparation): https://amzn.to/2xcJqYA (paid link)

And we have other BCG, McKinsey, Bain, et al. partners who contribute to our podcasts, including current partners. You can listen/watch some of them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO89lZI1dyc&list=PLcjLCsjUK_CKIJOOaUPrbqvenO3vRnOvY

These partners do not discuss actual studies so we openly divulge their full details.

There are ~500 free podcasts available on Strategy Skills as well as on Case Interviews and Management Consulting iTunes channels. Firmsconsulting youtube channel has over 200 free videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO89lZI1dyc&list=PLcjLCsjUK_CKIJOOaUPrbqvenO3vRnOvY

And Succeeding as a Management Consultant and The Strategy Journal books are very affordable. You can get them on Amazon in Kindle format at 9.99$ (and other formats are also available). So start with free resources and books and see if it is a good fit.

The Strategy Journal: https://amzn.to/2QGft9d (paid link)

Succeeding as a management consultant: https://amzn.to/3a3atTn (paid link)

Also, the programs are developed by partners from major firms, not just McKinsey partners. And most of the programs are advanced programs, but the case interview library is huge as well. You can view what you can get access to immediately as a new premium member on StrategyTV.com/Strategy TV apps.

Hope this helps. You are welcome to write to support @ firmsconsulting .com if you have more questions about our programs or contact our CEO, Kris Safarova (you can find Kris on LinkedIn).

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