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New answer on Sep 09, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Sep 08, 2020

Hi all

Do you know if the MBB firms in London are hiring as per usual - i.e., the same number of positions, recruiting standards, etc?

thanks

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Anonymous replied on Sep 08, 2020

As always in consulting - it depends:

Several firms have slowed down their hiring and onboarding. This is partly due to a reduced capacity for on-premise interviewing and projected reduction in demand. At the same time, many firms have either revoked offers or postponed starting dates for new starters.

Having said this, it appears that most firms have gradually returned to their hiring practices as economies are recovering and workload is expected to go back to normal soon.

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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, they have just started again to hire a good number of candidates since months, but not the same level of past years and with more competition (due to all the applications freezed of last months)

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Antonello

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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,

MBB companies globally are hiring less than usual. As you can guess the bar is much higher. the number of non-generalist positions has also decreased

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Clara
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replied on Sep 08, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hi!

Nothing is "as usual" this year, there are less positions. However, there is not a hiring freeze either.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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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,

Short answer: No, they are not hiring per usual.

There are fewer positions, tougher/tighter standards, and you will have to shine/prepare that much more to succeed!

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Anonymous replied on Sep 08, 2020

Dear A,

I would say that many consulting firm, not only MBB reduced their intake for this hiring season.

More on this topic I will speak at my free webinar “The New Hiring Season – How to Tackle Challenges, Secure Your Interview Invites and Convert Them into Job Offers?” on hursday, September 10th, from 15:00 to 16:30 h CET (Central European Time).

More details here https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/free-webinar-with-coach-andr-save-yourself-a-spot-7733

If you want to participate, hurry up, only few spots left.

Best,
André

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