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How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at BCG, McKinsey and Bain (Middle East)?

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Anonymous A asked on Sep 07, 2020

How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at BCG, McKinsey and Bain (Middle East)?What are the steps along the way?

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Mehdi
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updated an answer on Sep 08, 2020
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Hi there,

It would take you 2-4 months to get through the process. This depends on how close the next recruitment campaign is and if there is room to interview you in this cycle (alternatively, you will need to wait for the next round of interviews).

For some specific positions (lateral hires, experts, etc.), and in special circumstances (urgent business need), the process can be even quicker (around 4-6 weeks)!

All the best,

Mehdi

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Anonymous replied on Sep 07, 2020

Hi,

The steps are usually:

- CV screening (no action from your side)

- Online test (Imbellus, BCG Case, ...)

- Round 1 interviews (usually 2 interviews)

- Round 2 interviews (usually 3-4 interviews)

The timing is highly variable and it depends on multiple factors (e.g., hiring target of the year, how many people are scheduled to enter the company in the next months, overall economy, projects, and clients situation, ...)

It can vary from 1 year from CV screening to first day in MBB (more likely now, because of the COVID situation - roughly 4-6 months from CV screening to offer) from 1-2 months

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Anonymous replied on Sep 07, 2020

Dear A,

Agree with other experts, it may vay from 2-6 months, or may be even extended up to 1 year.

Best,

André

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Vlad
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replied on Sep 08, 2020
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Not it's absolutely unpredictable. I see companies promising to get back with an interview date and not getting back for months. So don't try to plan it ahead

Best

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Francesco
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replied on Sep 07, 2020
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Hi there,

As Giulia said it depends on several factors (now is on the long side). Usually if you consider the time from sending the CV to getting the offer you can expect a range between 2 and 6 months.

Best,

Francesco

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Antonello
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replied on Sep 09, 2020
McKinsey | NASA | top 10 FT MBA professor for consulting interviews | 6+ years of coaching

Hi, in this period up to 3 months

best,
Antonello

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Ian
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replied on Sep 08, 2020
#1 BCG coach | MBB | Tier 2 | Digital, Tech, Platinion | 100% personal success rate (8/8) | 95% candidate success rate

Hi there,

I could honestly take as short as a few weeks or as long as 6-10 months.

Steps:

  1. Submit resume (ideally with a referral)
  2. HR Screening
  3. Invitation to interview
  4. Round 1 interviews
  5. Feedback + round 2 scheduling
  6. Final round interviews
  7. Final answer (can take 2 weeks)
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Clara
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replied on Sep 09, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hi!

Totally depends, on:

  • Tenure
  • Generalist vs. specific business function
  • Business needs
  • etc.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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