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MBB exchange data

BCG McKinsey and Bain
New answer on Jun 20, 2020
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Mark asked on Jun 17, 2020

HI everyone,

I am curious if MBB exchange candiadate data? So if the candidate is currently interviewing with other MBB or if they have worked with other MBB then their performance metrics.

I do expect the answer to be no. But sometime back big tech firms were doing such things, so I won't be surprise if it still happens.

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Sidi
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replied on Jun 18, 2020
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers

Absolutely not. And to be very clear - it would even be illegal to share such things ("performance data" etc.) across legally distinct organizations under most legislations.

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Clara
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replied on Jun 18, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

Totally no:

  • Interviewing process: they cannot and they would not be interested. However, they ask you proactively -for instance, McK does as you progress in the process- if you are intervieweing with someone else, to speed up the process.
  • Performance reports, etc: this is personal info and cannot be shared unless you authorise it. Even you need to authorise background checks -that don´t include valuations- in most cases.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clar

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Axel
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replied on Jun 18, 2020
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Hi Mark,

This does not happen at all and would not be in the interest of the firms either. There is a competition between the firms for the best candidates so sharing information about them would make very little sense. In addition, sharing such personal data would likely be illegal under the privacy laws of the EU for example.

-A

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Vlad
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replied on Jun 18, 2020
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Hi,

Nope, this information is not shared. Moreover, they will not call and check references or feedbacks. So you are ok

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Robert
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replied on Jun 18, 2020
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Hi Mark,

All consulting firms are competitors in the war for talent - so they do not cooperate and share performance metrics for recruiting.

Robert

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Ian
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replied on Jun 17, 2020
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Sorry Mark, but I have no idea what you're asking. Can you kindly make your question clearer?

^This is an important skill that will be tested...clear + concise communication ;)

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Anonymous replied on Jun 19, 2020

Hi,

I really like your question. These days we could very well consider a blockchain of rejected consultants shared by the MBB :)

But no, this is not the case and it will not be the case in the years to come.

There is rather a race for the best candidates than a policy of sharing and mutual help between MBB

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Luca
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replied on Jun 20, 2020
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Hello Mark,

Not at all! there is a lot of confidentiality regarding applications.
They will ask this information during your interviews, and you can leverage the ongoing processes with other companies to speed up the process. Remember to have always ready a story of why you still prefer them to the others :)

Best,
Luca

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