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How is the current recruiting for grads in Europe and Dubai/KSA?

Anonymous A asked on Nov 04, 2019 - 5 answers

Despite the slowdown in the region, what are some firms based in the Middle East that are still heavily recruiting in order to expand their offices? Both tier 1 and 2.

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Hi,
I know that BCG is still hiring a lot in Dubai.

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Hi,

Based on my knowledge in the ME market, all tier 1 and tier 2 companies are hiring as usual (given the high attrition rates).

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Hi there,

The BCG Dubai office is hiring a lot (MBA expecially) even though you did not receive a call in the other European offices. This is due to the unbalance between the numer of projects (many) and the resources available (few) in the Dubai office. Below an interesting link to understand better the consulting market in the KSA/Dubai/UAE.

https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-office-selection/top-consulting-firms-middle-east/

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Hi Alessandro. What do you mean by "...you did not receive a call in the other European offices because they are under staffed"? You mean European offices are overstaffed and are not hiring as much? — Anonymous A on Nov 06, 2019

Sorry if I was not clear. For instance 3 of my friends did not receive a call from European office, but they did the interviews in the Dubai office. As far as I understood this is due to few resources available in the Dubai office compared to high number of projects. The Dubai office is understaffed — Alessandro on Nov 06, 2019 (edited)

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Can speak to Oliver Wyman in the region; the Firm has been in strong growth mode for the past couple of years now. As growth in other markets ex-APAC slows, we should continue to see heavy recruiting, given an abundance of KSA centric projects.

Happy to connect if you would like to learn more about OW in the region.

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I can confirm that Bain is also hiring - definitely aggressively within London and most of Europe. Dubai is hiring too, although from what I've heard at a slightly lower pace than in the last few years.