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Is this really a beginner case?

Oliver Wyman case: On the Right Track
New answer on Aug 11, 2023
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Anonymous A asked on Aug 07, 2023

It's very heavily quantitative and as a beginner I really struggled with it (especially in the sort of timeframes interviewers will expect) even when I had all the case solutions. Am I missing a trick?

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Andi
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replied on Aug 08, 2023
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Hi there,

would say this one is quite intermediate in terms of difficulty - not super-straightforward, but you will also find a lot more complex cases.

Regards, Andi

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Benjamin
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replied on Aug 08, 2023
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I would second Ian's POV - not a beginner case and definitely not advanced. The math is straightforward though maybe abit tedious and you needed to perform a some quantitative reasoning on the last question regarding value creation needing to remain in Switzerland

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Ian
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replied on Aug 08, 2023
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Hi there,

I'd probably place it a bit more at intermediate or intermediate light. It's not hard, but it is a bit long which would extend the time to solve.

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Sophia
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replied on Aug 11, 2023
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Hello,

I'd classify this as an intermediate case. But honestly, all cases are tough as a beginner - keep practicing, and you'll be up to speed in no time!

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