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MBB GPA for experienced hires

Experienced Hire GPA MBB selection process
New answer on Oct 18, 2023
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Anonymous A asked on Feb 18, 2017

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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Benjamin
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replied on Oct 18, 2023
Ex-BCG Principal | 8+ years consulting experience in SEA | BCG top interviewer & top performer

Hi,

Once you start working, your college and college GPA tends to matter less. Your work experience starts to matter more

  • As an undergrad, your GPA was one of the the defining aspects of your application because you didn't have any real working experience (excl. internships)
  • But as an experienced hire, firms are more interested in your work experience
  • Especially since you are coming from a consulting background, a firm would rather hire someone who can definitely do the job already - hence why your profile was attractive

You've already got the interview invitation, so all that matters now is your performance during the interviews.

All the best!

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Srihari
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replied on Feb 18, 2017
Former BCG consultant and teacher/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 I've never heard of a situation where an offer was rescinded because of a low GPA.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.

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Guennael on Mar 06, 2017

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!

Guennael
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replied on Mar 06, 2017
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

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!

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