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MBB GPA for experienced hires

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I am currently a consultant with 5 years of experience at a non-MBB firm and made it to the on-site round as an experienced candidate at MBB. My undergraduate GPA was never brought up in the process but it is quite terrible. My question is - if I do receive the offer, will they ask for my GPA as an experienced hire? Or do they only ask and verify education and dates attended?

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Srihari
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replied on 02/18/2017
Former BCG consultant and adult trainer with experience in US, India, and Middle East

If you made it to the interview as an experienced hire, you are probably good to go. They will likely confirm your last employment and terminal degree, but they only put that effort in if they make you an offer. As long as you actually have the degree, you should be fine. I've never heard of a situation where an offer was rescinded because of a low GPA. The stage where it sometimes is a factor is even in getting the interview, but since you cleared that hurdle, it shouldn't really matter now.

Guennael replied on 03/06/2017
Ex-MBB, BCG/Bain/Experienced Hire specialist

Agreed. I was an industry hire as well, GPA never was a topic (BCG never even knew what my GPA was, good or bad). Once you get to the interview round, you are like every other candidate. Let us know what happened!